Sunday, March 15, 2015

Griff Montgomery, Quarterback by Jean C. Joachim Blog Tour

He wants to find a wife. She doesn’t want to marry again –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. His happy family life collapsed when she and her new husband moved to California.  Griff wants 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.

Forced, by a judge, into an uneasy truce, the pair denied their growing chemistry. Wary of Griff’s reputation with women, and hiding a secret, Lauren keeps him at arm’s length. Determined, Griff marches toward his goal. Can the quarterback handle the truth or will he walk away, like he always has in the past?

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“What else are you good at, besides grilling and throwing a football?”

“Do you want the PG version or X-rated?” He snickered, his dark eyes dancing with mischief as they skimmed over her skimpy robe, making her shiver.

She laughed.

Griff slipped his hand over her free one. “Or should I show you?” His gaze settled on her lips.

She finished chewing and sat back, checking him out again. His muscles were nicely defined, and the sprinkling of dark chest hair tempted her fingers. She ached to touch him, but resisted. He’s a womanizer. He’ll leave you. He’ll hurt you. “Don’t think so.” She removed her hand to cut another piece of meat.

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I am huge sports romance fan, so was delighted that this was the next on my list to read. It takes a different slant on the Alpha male player, as Griff has been helping raise his nephew and niece for the last ten years. That is not to say that he has been an angel, but now they have moved away, he realises that he misses family life and needs to make his own. I also felt that this book successfully avoided overplaying the celebrity angle really well. Through a run of coincidences that are so unlikely that they are probably based on a true story, he meets Lauren, and their adventures begin. Hot, sexy, but also full of honest communication make this a book to really savour. I loved it until a certain event, and then I did feel that it was highly unlikely to play out that way. But the situation was rescued, and the ending was definitely worth the angst.

Jean Joachim is a best-selling romance fiction author, with books hitting the Amazon Top 100 list since 2012. The Renovated Heart won Best Novel of the Year from Love Romances Café. Lovers & Liars was a RomCon finalist in 2013. And The Marriage List tied for third place as Best Contemporary Romance from the Gulf Coast RWA. She was chosen Author of the Year in 2012 by the New York City chapter of Romance Writers of America.

Married and the mother of two sons, Jean lives in New York City. Early in the morning, you’ll find her at her computer, writing, with a cup of tea, her rescued put, Homer, by her side and a secret stash of black licorice.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Griff Montgomery, Quarterback (First and Ten #1) by Jean C. Joachim to read and review for this tour.


  1. Thank you so much for having me on your gorgeous blog today.And for the fabulous review!! I'm so delighted you enjoyed the book.

  2. Thank you for the wonderful review and for participating in the Tour. Victoria at My Family's Heart

  3. Cant wait to read this story. Excerpt is awesome!!!

  4. Sounds really good! Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. I have added Griff Montgomery, Quarterback to my TBR. It sounds like a fun read. Thank you for a chance at the giveaway.


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