Thursday 21 July 2016

Griff Montgomery, Quarterback by Jean C. Joachim - Excerpt Tour

Today I'm welcoming Jean Joachim, with an exclusive excerpt from her new book, Griff Montgomery, Quarterback.

 Griff Montgomery, Quarterback

by Jean Joachim


GENRE: Contemporary Romance



Two people, two tragedies, two deep, devastating secrets…. Griff Montgomery is the headline-making, heart-breaking star quarterback of the Kings – a 6’4”, 33 year old womanizer. Lauren Farraday is a beautiful young interior designer, bitterly scarred by divorce, whose life is falling apart. Though they violently oppose one another in court over her beloved pug (she thinks he’s arrogant and conceited, and he thinks she’s a bitch on wheels), something happens....

These are the bare bones of this sizzling romance, riddled with passion -- the first in a brand new series that’ll tantalize football fans and have readers glued to every page and on the edge of their seats!

Griff looks like a super hero with his tousled, mahogany hair, dazzling smile, dark, sexy eyes, and a body that does something indescribable to a tight pair of jeans. Though Lauren’s sworn off men forever, one look sends shivers down her spine, making her feel lonelier than ever before. Her lustrous, long hair, sparkling green eyes, and nonstop curves make his fingers tingle at the thought of touching her. How do they deal with their cataclysmic attraction? Will they be able to drop their protective facades – his to camouflage his grief over his sister and her family, for whom he was a surrogate father, moving 3000 miles away…. And hers’ to shield her from the incalculable loss of her husband and hoped for child?

For Griff, the thought of falling in love is as foreign as toe shoes and a tutu. For Lauren, it’s like putting on cleats and a helmet and running 50 yards…. Can they, will they, risk it?



The queen-sized bed had a carved oak headboard, ruffled duster, and a pink, quilted bedspread. There was a dressing table, chaise longue, and antique, oak dresser. After Bob had moved out, she’d spent a weekend furiously redecorating, painting the walls herself. The pink, mauve, and white color scheme was decidedly feminine, which pleased her. The footballer made her uncomfortable, looking ultra-masculine standing in her boudoir.

“This is a very girly room.”

“Of course. It’s my room.”

“Figures,” he said, moving toward the staircase.

The pug was curled up on a small bed in the living room, snoring.

“Zander, treat!” Lauren called. The dog cracked an eye, stretched, and then trotted into the kitchen.

“We’ve got to iron out this name thing, or the dog’s gonna get confused.”

“His name’s Zander. I don’t see the problem.”

“What kind of pussy name is that?”

“What?” Her eyes widened, and her mouth fell open.

“Sorry, sorry. I mean, that’s a sissy name. Spike is a man’s name.”

“A man? A serial killer. A bully, maybe. Not a sweet pug.”

“I can’t take him into the locker room with a dumb name like Zander. Where did you come up with that? It stinks.”

“So, don’t go in the locker room with him. Leave him with me.”

Griff smiled. “Good try. He’s half mine for the next six months.”


“So, I’m not calling him Zander. Spike, it is.”

Lauren let out a breath. “Fine! Spike, then.”

His face lit up, and he grinned. “Knew you’d see it my way.”

“It’s Saturday. My time. He sleeps with me tonight.”

“Too bad Spike’s all the company you’ve got upstairs.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Jean Joachim, wife and mother of two sons, is owned by a rescued pug, named Homer. She’d been writing non-fiction for what seemed like forever until she got up the nerve to try fiction. It was love. Now she spends her days in New York City in the company of her characters, with a cup of tea and a secret stash of black licorice.

Jean Joachim is a best-selling romance fiction author, with books hitting the Amazon Top 100 list since 2012. She writes mostly contemporary romance, which includes sports romance and romantic suspense.

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  1. Thank you for sharing the excerpt with us! I am really enjoying your book tour! :)

  2. Do you aim for a set amount of words/pages per day?

  3. Wow, cannot believe it is Thursday already. Flying by for me. Have a great day and thanks again for the chance to win

  4. I loved the excerpt, thanks for sharing :)

  5. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!