The Pit and the Passion

She held her gaze steady, mainly so she could delve deep, deep into those chocolate eyes. Together with his sharp, angular nose and intense, almost predatory, expression, he reminded her of a peregrine falcon on the hunt.

The Pit & the Passion

Monday, April 13, 2015

Fabulous Football Romance from Jean Joachim

Welcome Jean Joachim. I love football too so I'm really looking forward to hearing about your two new football romances.

FIRST & TEN SERIES by Jean Joachim

I’ve loved football since high school. Our biggest rivalry was over football. Swooning over football players began early and has never gone away. So I’ve written my own drool-worthy football heroes and given them hot, loving women.
Here are the first two books in this series.


He wanted a wife. She didn’t want to get married – ever.  Not exactly a match made in heaven. Ten years ago, Griff Montgomery, star quarterback of the Kings and womanizer, became a stand-in father for his widowed sister’s kids. After they moved away, Griff wanted his own family. But where does a “player” go to find his ideal mate?

Having sworn off marriage forever, Lauren Farraday barely kept her life together after her divorce. With her career shaky and depression closing in, the last thing she needed was a courtroom battle with a sexy athlete.

A snippet:
“I like having him around.” Griff increased his pace to a fast walk.
Trunk snickered. “In bed with a dog? You’re slipping.”
“He’s better looking than anything you’ve slept with.”
“Are you referring to my wife?” Trunk’s tone turned belligerent.
“Oh, you’re married? Gee, I didn’t think so when we were in Miami, San Francisco, and Dallas last year,” Griff shot back.

Griff Montgomery, Quarterback
Secret Cravings Publishing (February 2015)
First and Ten Series, Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance ; Rating: R (3 flames)
66,000 words; 239 p.

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Known for his record-breaking stats and womanizing ways, wide receiver, Buddy Carruthers, would give it all up for one chance to win the only woman he ever wanted, Emmy Meacham. Hard-won games, and traveling half the season kept Buddy from pursuing his secret passion. Even if he managed to corner her for a moment, would she still care?
Now a rock star known as Emerald, Emmy lived her life on the road with no time for love. In her dreams, she longed to turn back the clock and spend another night with Buddy. But lies and deceit had kept them apart for five years. Would a chance meeting wash away those years or cause old wounds to resurface? Could two lives traveling in opposite directions make room for love or would they continue to spin, out of sync, and always alone?

A snippet:
“Do you really need so much for only a week?”
“You’re right. Let’s return the lingerie.”
Buddy put his hand on hers as she was reaching for the bag. “Don’t be hasty. Maybe I’m wrong. I don’t know how much you need. This looks okay to me.”
She snickered. “So transparent, Carruthers.”

Secret Cravings (April 2015)
First and Ten Series, Book 2
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance; Rating: R (3 flames)
65,000 words; 228 p.

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Action packed from the locker room to the bedroom, First & Ten books also include pugs. Spike
appears in Griff’s story

and Blitz in Buddy’s. Yes, I’m a pug lover and supporter of pug rescue as well. I hope you’ll find time for my books and laugh, cry and be swept into the world of the Connecticut Kings, their challenges, their victories, and most of all their search for love.


Jean Joachim said...

Thank you so much for having me on your blog today.

M. S. Spencer said...

Glad you could come! M. S.

V.L. Locey said...

Looking forward to reading Buddy`s book. Griff was awesome!

Jean Joachim said...

Thank you, Vicki. I hope you enjoy it.

Jeanine said...

Nice post!! Griff is on my Kindle.

Cindy Bartolotta said...

Another winner, Jean.

Melissa Keir said...

The stories sound amazing and the covers are sexy! Congrats Jean! I wish you all the best!