Buddy Carruthers, Wide Receiver
First & Ten #2
By- Jean C. Joachim
Genre- Sports Romance
Known for his record-breaking stats and womanizing ways, wide receiver, Buddy Carruthers, would give it all up for one chance to win the only woman he ever wanted, Emmy Meacham. Hard-won games, and traveling half the season kept Buddy from pursuing his secret passion. Even if he managed to corner her for a moment, would she still care?
Now a rock star known as Emerald, Emmy lived her life on the road with no time for love. In her dreams, she longed to turn back the clock and spend another night with Buddy. But lies and deceit had kept them apart for five years. Would a chance meeting wash away those years or cause old wounds to resurface? Could two lives traveling in opposite directions make room for love or would they continue to spin, out of sync, and always alone?
Mel's Review of Griff Montgomery, Quarterback-
Griff Montgomery, Quarterback is the first book in the First and Ten Series by Jean C. Joachim. I have to be completely honest and say sports romance was never a genre I thought I would enjoy. Wow, was I ever wrong. I don't know if it's Joachim's captivating writing style or the emotional vulnerability of a sexy, strapping man in a football uniform but damn I loved this book.
We get the story from the points of view of both Griff Montgomery, the star quarterback from the Kings (local NFL team) and the freshly divorced, Lauren, who has been court ordered to share custody of her pug with Griff . It was so easy to connect with both of these characters, I found myself completely caught up in the story right from the beginning. Both characters are dealing with loss-one not as tragic as the other- but still heartbreaking all the same. Lauren, especially tugged at my heartstrings as I know the pain of her loss all too well.
I read this book in one sitting, I simply could not put it down. I had to know what would happen next. This book was full of tears, laughter and sexy moments and it was a pleasure to read it. The writing is excellent, the characters are so easy to love and root for and the story is well-paced. I look forward to reading more from this author and I highly recommend you do the same.
About the Author-
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. To Love or Not to Love is a finalist in a 2014 contest held by the New England Chapter of Romance Writers of America. 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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