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?
How could she tell Griff, this amazing man, the truth? How could she admit that when she had asked Bob to try again, he’d refused, saying they’d “dodged a bullet.” A month later, he had requested a divorce. She couldn’t stand the pity she’d see in Griff’s eyes, knowing he’d think her a pathetic loser, unable to bear a child, deserted by her husband. The humiliation would be too great. She’d hold on to her secret, opening up only to Don and her support group.
All her dreams and plans for the baby she’d happily anticipated had vanished in one bloody afternoon. Then, she had been tossed aside like a pair of old galoshes. Rehashing the feelings brought bitterness to her throat. She took a gulp of water to wash it down.
“You okay?” Griff asked.
“Super peachy keen dandy,” she said.
He laughed. “You’re one strange chick, ya know that?”
“Excuse me. Beautiful woman.”
The heat generated by his lusty stare went straight to her core. Desire bubbled up through her veins. To be touched by him. Bet he’s a great lover. She shifted in her seat, uncrossing her legs. Lauren tried to tear her gaze from his, wondering what it would be like to lose herself in his arms. No more men. What if I get pregnant? What if I miscarry again? He wouldn’t hang around. I can’t live through that twice.
Emotion clutched at her stomach. She returned to the ladies’ room and threw up.
A woman combing her hair at the sink turned to Lauren. “Pregnant, honey?”
Lauren laughed bitterly. “Nope.”
“Hope you’re feelin’ better real soon.” The woman left.
Crouched over the bowl, Lauren cooled her forehead on the porcelain tank for a moment. A rueful chuckle escaped her lips when she thought about all the expensive food she had just upchucked. She washed her mouth out at the sink, popped a mint, and took a deep breath.
When she returned to the table, Griff was signing the check. He took a last gulp of brandy then stood. “You don’t seem well. Let’s get you home.”
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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