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Excerpt Tour and Giveaway: Griff Montgomery, Quarterback by Jean Joachim

Friday, July 29, 2016

Today, I'm hosting a promo on Jean Joachim's sports romance, Griff Montgomery, Quarterback (First and Ten #1), as a part of the ongoing excerpt tour. Hope you enjoy the exclusive excerpt accompanying this post.

Jean Joachim will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour
Griff Montgomery, Quarterback
(First and Ten #1)
Jean Joachim
Published: August 31, 2015
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?
An Exclusive Excerpt from Griff Montgomery:

Trying to cope with her loss was bad enough. Adding the annoyance of having dinner with an arrogant womanizer made things worse. All she wanted to do was cuddle up with a book, her pug, and forget her life.

Now, she’d have to put on makeup, change clothes, and pretend to be cheerful. Ugh. Why did I ever let him in here? Oh, yeah. I need the money. She washed her face, applied makeup, and searched her closet.

Nothing sexy. God forbid! This man doesn’t need any encouragement. Why do I say that? He hasn’t come on to me. In fact, he said I wasn’t bad looking. Really? I’ll show him.

She picked out a peach colored jersey dress that crisscrossed in the front, hugging her hips and showing plenty of cleavage. A pair of black, patent leather slides set off her slim calves perfectly. She pirouetted in front of the full-length mirror, tossed her glossy locks, and smiled. We’ll see who’s ‘not bad looking,’ Mr. Jockstrap. Laughing at her own joke, she plucked a white shawl off a hanger and grabbed her small, black purse.

As she descended the stairs, she called out, “Did you feed Spike?”

At the sound of coughing, she looked up. Griff was choking on a drink, his eyes tearing as he stared at her.

“Are you all right?”

He nodded, sputtering a few times and coughing twice before speaking. His voice was raspy. “Fine. Didn’t expect…”

“What? Didn’t expect a woman who isn’t ‘bad looking’ to dress like this?”

He nodded. “I didn’t mean to insult you. It was a compliment, actually.”

“Not in my book. Did you feed the dog?”

Griff moved his gaze to her face. “I can’t find the dry food.”

“I don’t feed him dry food. Wet food.”

“Wet food? That’s not good. He should eat dry food.”

“He’s eating wet food, has been, and is doing fine. It’s here,” Lauren said, pointing.

“I’ll pick up a bag of dry.”

“You will not! I gave in and let you call him Spike. But I’m putting my foot down on his food. This is special. I buy it at the vet’s office and that’s what he’s getting.” Her brow furrowed, her lips compressed into a thin line, and she crossed her arms over her chest.

Griff raised his palms. “Okay, okay. Don’t throw a hissy fit. Feed him any shit you want.”

She unfolded her arms and blew out a breath. “Fine,” she said, picking up Spike’s empty bowl. “I give him about a third of a can each meal.”

“Got it.” Griff stepped back and let her fill the dish.

“Where are we going?” she asked, rinsing the food off the spoon after placing the dog’s dinner on the floor. Spike came trotting in to gobble down the mush.

“I was going to take you to The Clam Shack. But dressed like that? Nothing less than The Sweet Magnolia will do.”
About the Author:

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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(Note: I received this exclusive excerpt+promo+giveaway info from Goddess Fish Promotions. ~Punya)


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing the excerpt :)

Lisa Brown said...

Congrats on the tour and I enjoyed the excerpt.

Becky Richardson said...

The excerpt makes me want to really this book.

clojo9372 said...

I really enjoyed reading the excerpt! I wish you all a great weekend! :)

Mary Preston said...

A great excerpt.

Nicole Wetherington said...

Great post!

Punya said...

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by and commenting. All the best. :)

Becky Richardson said...

Sounds like a great read.

Nikolina said...

I really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!

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