Title: Buddy Carruthers, Wide Receiver
Author: Jean C Joachim
Series: First & Ten #2
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: April 10, 2015
Publisher: Moonlight Books
Cover Artist: Dawne DominiqueSummary:
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?
He poured a cup of coffee, added one sugar and some milk, and then offered it to her.
She glanced at the mug then up at him. “You remember.”
“I remember everything about you. The way you take your coffee. Your laugh. The way you taste. Everything. Like it was yesterday.” A sadness flashed through his eyes.
“Did I break your heart?” she whispered, the sudden realization making her breathless.
“I’m the same crazy guy you used to love.”
“Nobody’s the same after five years. Life changes people.”
“You’re the same beautiful, sweet girl I fell for.”
“Not really. Life’s changed me. I’m not so sweet anymore.”
“There’s a difference between sweet and stupid. You were never stupid.”
She laughed. “Some compliment.”
He colored. “You know what I mean.” Time to go for the touchdown.
“Yeah, I do.” She smiled up at him.
Buddy leaned down to kiss her. “If you don’t want me, I promise not to bother you again.”
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. 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.
Buddy Carruthers, Wide Receiver #2
Griff Montgomery, Quarterback #1
Pete Sebastian, Coach #3
Devon Drake, Cornerback #4
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