Thursday, August 4, 2016

Excerpt Tour + #Giveaway: Griff Montgomery, Quarterback by Jean Joachim @GoddessFish

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?


“Sure. What’s training camp?”

“Don’t you know anything about football?”

“Not much. Used to go to my college games.”

Griff plopped down next to her. “Training camp is where we run plays, scrimmage, work out, fix strategies, and stuff like that.”

“What’s a scrimmage?”

“Look it up.”

“How long does this last?”

“We had a good season last year, so we’re only doing it for three weeks this time.”

“Are you going away?”

“They’re having it at Kings’ Stadium. So, I can come home every day. We report on July twenty-fifth, and it’s done by August twentieth. Two weeks before the season opener.”

“When’s that?”

“Right after Labor Day.”

“Guess I’ll have to increase the amount of food in the house, then.”

“Probably. Plenty of protein. Steaks, chicken, fish, that stuff.”

“Got it. Bet you eat like a horse during the season.”

“I can pack it away.”

“I bought groceries today. Tell me what you can’t eat, don’t eat, or are allergic to.”

“I eat everything. But I like to eat healthy on season. No chips or ice cream type of deal.”

“Fine by me. I eat that way all the time.”

“I can tell.”

She sensed his gaze gliding up her body like a warm hand. She fidgeted, opening and closing her book.

Griff pushed to his feet. “Sorry about the last minute notice about dinner. Going out with a new member of the team.”

“That’s business?”

“It is when Coach tells you to train the guy.”

“I get it. No problem. Saves me the trouble, ’cause I’m going out with a friend.”

“Oh?” He cocked an eyebrow at her.

“You’re not the only one who has friends.” She petted Spike, slipped her bookmark in place, and stood. “Time to change.”

“Going out fancy? With just a friend?”

Is he jealous? Do I have to report on my social life? What social life? “Not fancy. But not in an old T-shirt, either. With a member of my sup—uh…my book club.”

“Oh. Have fun.” He turned and headed for his room.

Lauren put on a grass green tank top. She loved the way the color highlighted the emerald of her eyes. After running a comb through her hair, she grabbed a long sleeve, cotton shirt, in case The Savage Beast had mega-air conditioning. She fed Spike and called out a goodbye to Griff as she left the house.


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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CJ said...

Thanks so much for the excerpt! This book looks so enjoyable!! :)

Victoria Alexander said...

Loved this excerpt! I'll definitely be reading this one :)

Anonymous said...

Really enjoyed the excerpt.

Mary Preston said...

A genre I do enjoy.