First & Ten

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 89 ratings

Griff Montgomery, Quarterback Publisher's Summary

Two people, two tragedies, two deep, devastating secrets....

Griff Montgomery is the headline-making, heart-breaking star quarterback of the Kings - a six-foot-four-inch, 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 listeners glued to every word 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?

CAUTION: Book contains locker room language.

©2015 Jean C. Joachim (P)2016 Jean C. Joachim
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  • Book 1

    • Griff Montgomery, Quarterback

    • First & Ten Series, Book 1
    • By: Jean Joachim
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Griff Montgomery is the headline-making, heart-breaking star quarterback of the Kings - a six-foot-four-inch, 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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! This was a good one.

    • By brya on 02-27-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Buddy Carruthers, Wide Receiver

    • First & Ten, Book 2
    • By: Jean Joachim
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love This Audiobook

    • By Nessa on 01-25-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Pete Sebastian, Coach

    • First & Ten Series, Book 3
    • By: Jean Joachim
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Pete Sebastian, Coach Bass to his team, thought he had his life under control until smart, alluring Jo Parker sashayed into a front office job with the Connecticut Kings. He locks horns with the beautiful female when she implements new ideas to clean up the team's rep. Was she there just to push him around or was she the one woman he's been seeking?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story and Narrator

    • By Nessa on 02-21-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Devon Drake, Cornerback

    • First & Ten Series, Book 4
    • By: Jean Joachim
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Devon Drake, star cornerback, has it all - a hot super-model girlfriend and pro football career - or does he? A childhood friend wanders back into his life, upsetting his ideal existence. Is it finally time to tell her the truth about what happened 15 years ago?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Narrator

    • By Nessa on 03-02-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • Sly "Bullhorn" Brodsky

    • First & Ten, Book 5
    • By: Jean C. Joachim
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Sly “Bullhorn” Brodsky wished winning the heart of Samantha Drake was as easy as protecting his quarterback. A top offensive lineman in the NFL, Bull tried to live down his rep as a womanizer. Locker room chatter had elevated him to the level of “player” in more than football.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-06-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 6

    • Al "Trunk" Mahoney, Defensive Line

    • First & Ten, Book 6
    • By: Jean C. Joachim
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    When his wife walked out on him, Al "Trunk" Mahoney's plans for the family he'd never had went up in smoke. A top-ranked defenseman in the NFL, Trunk's success on the gridiron didn't translate to the rest of his life. Hooking up with women was easy for the sexy lineman, but Trunk's secret closed the door to marriage. Would the happiness he yearned for always be just beyond his reach? Beautiful Carla Ricci, bar owner and independent woman, had her choice of men. A love-'em and leave-'em lady, she'd made a decision that ruled out 99.9% of men for marriage. She didn't care. Then Trunk Mahoney came along. She resolved to remain true to herself. Would Trunk reveal his secret? Could Carla's willpower hold indefinitely, or would she settle for an affair that would break her heart?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Football Player and the Bar Owner

    • By Rhonda on 12-16-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7

    • Harley Brennan, Running Back

    • First & Ten, Book 7
    • By: Jean Joachim
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Harley Brennan and Shyla Hollings agreed to part company to follow their careers. It was a mutual decision. The star running back had no problem getting dates, but never the right dates. After one year trying to replace the only woman he’d ever loved, he declared defeat. Until the reality TV show, Marriage Minded, approached him. Harley flew to LA after the Super Bowl, ready to find his new soul mate. Bumping into Shyla at the airport didn’t give him a clue that she’d be behind the scenes, designing the sets for the program.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marriage minded

    • By Rhonda on 04-21-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 8

    • Overtime: The Final Touchdown

    • First & Ten, Book 8
    • By: Jean Joachim
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    What happens after the last concussion? How long does an engagement last without turning into marriage? Is an unplanned pregnancy a dream come true or a nightmare? Real life takes over for the Connecticut Kings when the football season ends. 

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 9

    • A Kings' Christmas

    • First & Ten, Book 9
    • By: Jean Joachim
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Stress over making the playoffs at holiday time can’t compete with the tensions in the homes of the star players on the Connecticut Kings. From Trunk Mahoney’s shattered dream of a Currier & Ives Christmas to the secret Lauren is keeping from Griff, surprises abound in this last tale of the team. As the men and their women celebrate the holidays, bad news seems to rival good as accidents, breakups, and unexpected reunions strain love to the breaking point. Who will get his or her Christmas wish, and who will not? 

    Regular price: $14.95