Excerpt Tour w/Giveaway: Griff Montgomery, Quarterback by Jean C. Joachim

Griff Montgomery, Quarterback
by Jean Joachim
GENRE: Contemporary Romance


Jean will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Please visit GoddessFish.com to follow the tour, remember the more you comment better your chances on winning.



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?

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“Who do you like better, Lauren or me?” The quarterback cracked open an eye to glance at the bathmat.

The pug yawned and shifted position.

“Yeah, Lauren. I know. But you’ve been with her a lot longer. I’ll grow on you. Trust me. I’ve already grown on her, haven’t I?” He chuckled, his lips turning up in a sly little smile.

Spike snored.

“You don’t have to admit it. She likes me almost as much as she likes you.” He dunked a loofah then squeezed soothing droplets on the biceps of this throwing arm.

The only reply from the sleeping pooch was a soft snort.

“Okay, okay, maybe not almost as much. But I’m getting there.”


“I get why you like her best. She’s amazing, isn’t she?”

The soft burr from Spike answered the question.

“Yeah. I know. And pretty. She’s got the cutest little—”

A knock on the door made Griff jump and slosh water on the floor. He swore.


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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. Judging by the excerpt, book sounds very intriguing, looking forward to reading it!

  2. This was a great excerpt! This book looks awesome! :)

  3. Hi Jean,

    Who are some of your favorite authors; what strikes you about their work?

  4. Oooh, I can't wait to read this book and see how two people who seem to hate each other get together.

  5. What book are you currently reading?

  6. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  7. LOL great excerpt, sounds like something I would do!

  8. Thanks for the excerpt and congrats for the rest of the tour

  9. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

  10. What a book you have read more than once?

  11. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    The book sounds awesome!

  12. A story about two people coming who are drawn to each other reluctantly but inevitably. Sounds like a cathartic emotional read.


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