Author: Jean Joachim

Jean Joachim is an award-wining, international best-selling romance author, with books hitting the Amazon Top 100 list in the U.S. and abroad since 2012. She writes contemporary sports and rural romance, plus romantic suspense. Dangerous Love Lost & Found won 1st place in the suspense category in the 2015 Oklahoma RWA International Digital Awards contest. The Renovated Heart won Best Novel of the Year from Love Romances Café. Lovers & Liars was a RomCon finalist in 2013. The Marriage List tied for third as Best Contemporary Romance from the Gulf Coast RWA. To Love or Not to Love tied for second in the 2014 New England Chapter of RWA Reader’s Choice contest.

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Jake Lawrence, Third Base - Bottom of the Ninth Book 3

Jake Lawrence, Third Base
  • Number: B01MZEFGQK
  • Release: 2017-01-27
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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An off-season adventure, driving his expensive, new car from L.A. to New York, got Jake Lawrence’s motor running. Free from his snooty, Park Avenue girlfriend, the third baseman hit the highway, ready for anything. Or so he thought.

Kate MacKenzie, aspiring musical theater star, sneaked out of her motel room after her mother had gambled away all the young woman’s money. In the middle of nowhere with less than four dollars to her name, the plucky actress planned to waitress her way to New York for a Broadway audition. All she needed was a job that paid enough for bus fare.

Saving the beauty from a beating by the motel manager, Jake offers Kate a ride all the way to Manhattan. Leery of offers from men, Kate had no choice but to accept. She vowed to preserve her dignity and keep the sexy slugger at arm’s length.

Mutual attraction couldn’t derail the pair from their goals. Kate’s dream of making it on Broadway collided with Jake’s of making it to the World Series.

CAUTION: Locker room language.

Will their road trip lead to love? Or to a lonely existence of separation, and insecurity?


Matt Jackson, Catcher - Bottom of the Ninth Book 2

Matt Jackson, Catcher
  • Number: B01NBL34Q5
  • Release: 2016-12-22
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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Matt Jackson, clutch hitter, fielder extraordinaire, and team captain, is dynamite on the baseball field, but a loser with women. Or is he? He makes a show of coming on to chicks in bars, but always strikes out. Convinced being dateless is safer, Matt keeps his distance from women. Is he simply an insensitive chauvinist, or a crafty man hiding a secret?

Everything he believes in is challenged the day he walks in on a beautiful woman in the locker room. Dusty, the sharp-tongued spitfire, cuts the all-star pro down to size. Unwilling to accept second-class status, she challenges everything he knows about women.

Does a solo life make living with emotional pain easier? Drawn to the stunning, talented woman, Matt has a long way to go to win her trust. Getting close to Dusty is dangerous. Can he risk his well-protected heart? Matt faces a difficult choice -- will he make the right decision?

Caution: locker room language.


A Kings' Christmas - First & Ten Book 9

A Kings' Christmas
  • Number: B01N1JOBLO
  • Release: 2016-11-22
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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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 their Christmas wish and who will not? If you’ve loved the men of the First & Ten series, then you won’t want to miss this nail-biter, the final chapter that will have you in tears and laughing with the wonderful men of the Connecticut Kings.


Dan Alexander, Pitcher - Bottom of the Ninth Book 1

Dan Alexander, Pitcher
  • Number: B01M0UT7CS
  • Release: 2016-09-20
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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Fed up with cheating women, Dan Alexander, star pitcher for the New York Nighthawks, grew restless. Searching for something more than a bar babe, he zeroed in on a girl in the stands. He never expected to see a beautiful chick pushing frankfurters. But the hot dog girl looked as smokin’ as the food she was selling.

Holly Merrill found a place to hide in plain sight, as a vendor at Nighthawks’ stadium. Keeping her secret safe and simply happy to stay alive, she never considered finding love an option. After all, a bad girl doesn’t deserve a decent guy, does she?

Coming off his best season ever, Dan went into the playoffs, hell bent on winning the pennant and playing in the World Series. But could he maintain his focus on the field, where everything was going right, when off the field everything was falling apart?


Overtime: The Final Touchdown - First & Ten Book 8

Overtime: The Final Touchdown
  • Number: B01J64JEWU
  • Release: 2016-07-26
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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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.

Catch the “play-by-play” for each Kings’ player in this book, the final in the series. With a chapter for each team member, and a few surprises thrown in, you’ll be on the edge of your seat, but satisfied when the final whistle blows. No First & Ten book would be complete without an action scene. But can you guess who’s playing? Read Overtime, and find out.


Unpredictable Love - Pine Grove Book 1

Unpredictable Love
  • Number: B01DM4EOUW
  • Release: 2016-04-18
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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When Amber signed her sister’s name on a pen pal letter to a Marine, it was only meant to be a little white lie. As usual, Jory Walker, stepped in to right her sister’s mistake.

When faced with four letters from SSGT Trent Stevens in Afghanistan, Jory had no choice but to correspond. Sure he’d be drooling over Amber’s photo in a bikini, thinking it was Jory. But she’d never meet him, so what harm could it do if she sent him a few letters?

She was in no danger of falling for him, because, they had nothing in common. Or did they? Jory kept up the masquerade, writing to him regularly and eagerly awaiting his replies. As they grew closer, the lie grew bigger.

Would her charade boomerang replacing happiness with pain? What started off as an innocent ruse, morphed into a monstrous web of deceit. Maybe unpredictable love was destined to break her heart.


Harley Brennan, Running Back - First & Ten Book 7

Harley Brennan, Running Back
  • Number: B01BN451XC
  • Release: 2016-03-05
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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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 L.A. 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. And she didn’t tell him. Was Fate playing a hand, bringing them together? If so, Harley had to admit, Fate had lousy timing.

Convinced his life was heading for a touchdown, Harley’s confidence was high, until his luck ran out. Would the running back get knocked out of the game or sprint to victory?

A unique combination of reality TV show surprises, football action, humor, and steamy love scenes, HARLEY BRENNAN, RUNNING BACK, will keep you guessing until the last scene.


Al "Trunk" Mahoney, Defensive Line - First & Ten Book 6

Al "Trunk" Mahoney, Defensive Line
  • Number: B019R4YS0W
  • Release: 2016-01-09
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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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. Carla resolved to remain true to herself. Could her willpower hold indefinitely, or would she settle for an affair that would break her heart?

Caution: Locker room language.


Sly "Bullhorn" Brodsky, Offensive Line - First & Ten Book 5

Sly "Bullhorn" Brodsky, Offensive Line
  • Number: B0180YBND0
  • Release: 2015-11-14
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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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. But Samantha Drake, dark-haired, stunning sister of a teammate, didn’t want to have anything to do with him. Or did she?

On his best behavior, Bull pulled out all the stops to woo the reluctant beauty. He was making progress until a woman from his past reappeared. Tiffany, the one woman who broke his heart, is in trouble. Is Bull the only man who can help?

Samantha is overcoming her doubts about Bull until Tiffany arrives. Is the blonde really in hot water or does she just want another chance with the man she discarded?

Enjoy the return of your favorite First & Ten characters in this book, too. Surprises, twists, and football action scenes will keep you turning the pages.


Now and Forever 3, Blind Love

Now and Forever 3, Blind Love
  • Number: B015ROYXGA
  • Release: 2015-09-23
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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Peter Caldwell, dashing Art History professor and accomplished pianist meets Lara Stewart, ballerina and it’s hate at first sight. Bickering, window slamming and other hostile acts are more likely to summon the police than Cupid.

Lara, a girl who’s been traumatized, beaten and left for dead needs to rebuild her life. Can she dance if she can’t see? All she knows is the obnoxious pianist next door who is so full of himself is driving her crazy. Prince Charming? More likely Prince Annoying. Lara hopes to shut him out of her life when she closes the window.

Peter wishes the shrew next door would shut up, until he spies a beautiful young woman stumbling through a dark world. Peter’s devastatingly good looks had always helped him to score with any pretty girl he wanted. But his arrogance evaporates in the hot sun when he realizes Lara’s immune.

Obsessed with the one woman he can’t have, is Peter doomed to face failure for the first time in his life? Can a handsome, charming, womanizing professor win the heart of a stubborn, blind ballerina who has locked the door to her heart?


To Love or Not To Love - Manhattan Dinner Club Book 4

To Love or Not To Love
  • Number: B014YTQTXY
  • Release: 2015-09-04
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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At 28, beautiful Miranda Bradford had given up on men ( since they seemed to have given up on her!) She’d put her life on hold to support her sick mother and sister in college. Which meant: she wasn’t available for “overnight dates,” walked dogs to feed her family, and had little time to pursue what she loved most: playwriting….

When real estate tycoon Penn Roberts was knocked down in Central Park by one of her dogs, he realized it was Miranda who was the knockout with her voluptuous figure, teal blue eyes, peaches-and-cream complexion, and long hair dark as midnight. Their attraction was instanteous: like a flash fire setting them each aflame – unexpected and undeniable. And neither of them would ever be the same….

Was it fate they met – or fatal? Would Penn, aka Mr. Sexy-as-Hell, prove to be Mira’s best friend and most sizzling lover or the architect of her greatest betrayal? Compassionate like his late mother – or ruthless like his father? Woo her beyond her wildest dreams or wound her savagely? Heart-broken and confused, she turns to her girlfriends (and their pugs!) at The Manhattan Dinner Club….

Churning with emotion, burning with passion, deep-rooted conflicts, long-buried family secrets, and dazzling plot twists, TO LOVE OR NOT TO LOVE will take your breath away.


Shine Your Love on Me - Manhattan Dinner Club Book 3

Shine Your Love on Me
  • Number: B014XJ080A
  • Release: 2015-09-04
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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When a hot career and a hot romance collide in this sensuous story, Brooke Felsen’s life goes up in flames and her visions of corporate glory turn to ashes….She’s worked her gorgeous ass off in a Madison Avenue advertising agency 24/7, winning fame, fortune, and the steamy passion of her sexy, single boss. Until he suddenly dumps her -- and her carefully constructed existence crumbles like day old bread….

Desperate to put her life back together like Humpty Dumpty, Brooke turns to her girlfriends at The Monday Night Dinner Club, all pug owners, and to her grandmother, her “rock” since her hippie parents’ sudden death. Savvy, stylish, wise and witty at 70 plus, Nan introduces her to Pres Carpenter, the hand-some, hunky dog-walker for her pugs, who’s got the hots for Brooke. Is he just a struggling writer, eager to earn extra money? Or an unlikely “catch,” a real life Prince Charming, hiding his own heartbreak and family secrets. Struck by their sizzling chemistry, Brooke can’t ignore the melting desire she feels for Pres, the very opposite of everything she ever thought she wanted! And she’s surprised and delighted by Nan’s friends, smart, lovable, laugh-out-loud seniors, who help her rebuild her life beyond her wildest dreams….


Now and Forever 2, The Book of Danny

Now and Forever 2, The Book of Danny
  • Number: B014X7RTBI
  • Release: 2015-09-03
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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Can the newest professor at Kensington State escape his previous life as a killer? Leaving the Army didn't mean the war left him so Capt. Danny Maine, now teaching English, must find a way to lead a normal life. Finding love and rekindling an old friendship are not enough to defeat old demons. Danny Maine fights to free himself from war memories and dangerous men, hoping that a new love and a new Glock will bring him peace. Now and Forever 2, the Book of Danny is a heartfelt story of love, loss and ultimate triumph that will touch your heart.


Rescue My Heart - Manhattan Dinner Club Book 1

Rescue My Heart
  • Number: B014WGLSKI
  • Release: 2015-09-03
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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OVERFLOWING WITH PASSION and suspense, this mouthwatering romance by a master storyteller starts with a bang -- literally. Rory Sampson, dog walker and aspiring writer, is mowed down in Central Park by an oblivious hunk on his bike -- Hack Roberts. Smug, hostile and holier-than-thou, he tries to pin the blame on Rory. But a Judge delivers an unorthodox sentence, angering both parties.

Seeking revenge, Hack finds himself too vulnerable to Rory’s voluptuous charms – despite having a fiancée. Wary after a break-up, she protects her wounded heart with a barrage of sarcastic come-backs as they each struggle to squelch the sizzling chemistry that threatens to turn their lives upside down.

Will loneliness and frustration force her to settle for the hot and heavy attentions of her ex, Mr. Not Quite Right? Confused, and tormented by desire, Rory seeks the comfort and advice of her four smart, sassy girlfriends, The Monday Night Dinner Club.

With more ups and downs than a Six Flags Coaster, RESCUE MY HEART is the first in the Manhattan Dinner Club Series.


Seducing His Heart - Manhattan Dinner Club Book 2

Seducing His Heart
  • Number: B014X9QHMS
  • Release: 2015-09-03
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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Inside a fashionable apartment house on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, sparks fly when tenant, Bess Cooper, as delectable as the desserts she whips up on her TV baking show, bumps into her gorgeous new neighbor Whit Bass. A well-known broadcast journalist, he’s locked in a hot and heavy embrace with a sophisticated model, like those who accessorize his every outfit, and boudoir.

Just as sweet and luscious as her famous apple pie, Bess has a handsome cop boyfriend, her Friday night sleepover, who claims undercover police business prevents him from crawling under her covers more often -- and a constant companion, her pug, Dumpling. Whit, aka Mr. No Commit, is a smooth-talking womanizer. Bess is the kind of Happily Ever After girl you make the mother of your children. Yet, against their will, they’re drawn together as powerfully as the poles of a magnet. Will she have the fortitude to survive a shattered heart – again? Is Whit chasing a dream of success half a world away -- or running scared? Desperate, Bess turns to her Monday Night Dinner Club – her four faithful friends, all pug-owners. Combining high level corporate hi-jinks and the stunning climax of a top secret, headline-blasting crime, this torrid tale will take your breath away!


Dangerous Love Lost & Found - Lost & Found` Book 2

Dangerous Love Lost & Found
  • Number: B014VTOV3M
  • Release: 2015-09-03
  • Authors: Jean Joachim, Ben Tanner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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First Place winner in the 2015 Oklahoma Romance Writers of American Chapter International Digital Award contest, in the romantic suspense category.

With danger lurking around any corner, Eden Wyatt, CIA covert operative, traveled solo. Hopping from one brief affair to the next, she’d be damned if she’d get a guy killed for loving her. But a chance meeting with a sexy, smart Major on New Year’s Eve rattled her resolve.

Hunted by assassins, Eden had forgotten how to trust. Wary, ever on the alert, the stunning woman, ready to kill or be killed, knew what she wanted. Would she dare break her own rules for Major Tom Davis?

Barreling through her defenses, Major Davis insisted on playing his own game. A man used to giving orders, not taking them, he refused to accept her terms. Would Eden put herself in the hands of those who wanted her dead, for love? Or would she kiss happiness goodbye and disappear back into her precarious life of running and hiding?


Now and Forever 1, a Love Story

Now and Forever 1, a Love Story
  • Number: B014VCCTLK
  • Release: 2015-09-02
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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Can Callie Richards turn her life of tragedy and heartache around on the campus of Kensington State University? Braving the school on her own, Callie meets the handsome dean, Mac Caldwell. As she and Mac draw closer, a deadly campus drug ring sets their sights on her with heart-breaking results. Laughter blends with tears as Callie struggles to make a new life, and find love. An emotional story, Now and Forever 1, a Love Story, is not a cookie-cutter romance.


Under the Midnight Moon - Moonlight Series Book 3

Under the Midnight Moon
  • Number: B014VM6ZAQ
  • Release: 2015-09-02
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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Can attending a wedding and a funeral on the same day change your life? Mindy Winslow’s life was altered forever when she met gorgeous lawyer, Drew Armstrong, and found out about her inheritance of a ramshackle old building from her mentor, Lou. His directive to create a dinner theater on the property would fulfill her lifelong dreams.

Bucking the will of her family and the hardship of trying to make it in New York theater, Mindy had lost hope until she was embraced by the townsfolk at the wedding of her college roommate. With the help of friends, new and old, Mindy forged ahead to make her goal a reality in tiny Pine Grove. But the exposure of a promise made then broken secretly, destroyed her dream. Will she be forced to face “I told you so” from her father or will love find a way to resurrect hope from the ashes?


Movie Lovers - Hollywood Hearts, Bk. 4

Movie Lovers
  • Number: B014UAKQ4U
  • Release: 2015-09-02
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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Grace Brewster makes the biggest mistake of her life with sexy, bad boy movie producer, Gunther Quill. Humiliated by Quill and Jake Matthews, her sister’s Broadway co-star, Grace vows to even the score with both men. Using an alias and the Internet, she executes an ingenious payback. Her attacks hit their mark, wounding her intended targets. But she didn’t count on her sharp words going viral before she can blink, taking the injury from a pinprick, to a bomb dropping in their lives, raising revenge to a new level.

Her satisfaction is short-lived when the scheme turns sour. Her plan backfires, turning into a painful, coast-to-coast secret she shares with a cold-blooded tabloid journalist. Can she trust this ruthless opportunist to keep her true identity from the man she loves and the sister she adores? Or will she be exposed and robbed of the only happiness she’s known since the carefree days of her childhood?


Love Lost & Found - Lost & Found Series Book 1

Love Lost & Found
  • Number: B014V7Q2J0
  • Release: 2015-09-02
  • Authors: Jean Joachim, Ben Tanner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romantic Suspense, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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What do a Marine who received a “Dear John” letter and a journalist who dumped her cheating fiancé have in common? Nothing, outside of being heartbroken over lost love. But when they accidentally end up next to each other jetting to a Caribbean paradise, they do share one thing: mutual attraction. Friendship between Tara Mason and Sergeant Mick Peterson grows quickly in the romantic, tropical paradise of St. Thomas.

An argument coupled with a blunder strand them on a small, deserted Caribbean island. Will wounds heal in the midst of nothing but sand and water, and possible starvation leading to death? The challenges don’t stop.

Long separations, danger and loneliness keep them apart, questioning what they once knew to be true. Can love survive anything thrown at it? Or will the harsh realities of the world erode affection, replacing it with fear and a desire for safety at all costs?


Lovers & Liars - Hollywood Hearts, Bk 6

Lovers & Liars
  • Number: B014V5B91I
  • Release: 2015-09-02
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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Alone in the world, Erica Wheeler needed a job or face eviction. The aspiring actress harbored a lifelong dream of movie stardom. She knew she had the talent, all she needed was a chance. Her roommate, Amy, plotted revenge on her former boss, sexy, bad-boy producer, Gunther Quill, for firing her. Together she and Erica bent the truth like a pretzel to get her a job working for Quill. He surprised her. Was he the same meanie Amy described or was he simply a smart, ambitious man on his way to the top?

One thing Gunther Quill hated was a liar. Tough, seductive and brilliant, he prided himself on being truthful. With his sharp, new assistant, Erica Wheeler, he’d soon be the most powerful producer of musicals in Hollywood and on Broadway. Nothing could get in his way, except maybe, falling in love.


Love's Last Chance - Hollywood Hearts. Bk 5

Love's Last Chance
  • Number: B014UXLSJO
  • Release: 2015-09-02
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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Dorrie Rodgers left three men behind in New York when she moved to L.A. to dance the lead in a movie. Engagement to a powerful producer made her life complete. But an accident ended both her career and her impending marriage.

After three years of struggling along teaching yoga, Dorrie is hired to choreograph a movie. Wanting to share her joy at this fabulous chance to resurrect her career, she is determined to end her single status.

Questioning her decision to leave each of three men in New York, Dorrie returns to the Big Apple for one more day with each. Was she hasty in her decisions to leave them behind? Will one of these men make her change her mind? Will her return to the past bring the love she is seeking or will loneliness propel her back into the arms of the one man who broke her heart?


Memories of Love - Hollywood Hearts, Bk 3

Memories of Love
  • Number: B014TW8N2G
  • Release: 2015-09-01
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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Cara, starring in her first movie, discovers she’s pregnant. When calling Grant, her lover, to tell him, she’s blown away by his quickie marriage to Evelyn. Separated by three thousand miles, Cara must struggle on alone. Incapacitated by illness, she’s forced to give up her child to Grant and his wife. Cara pursues a successful screen career as a leading lady while Grant and Evelyn raise little Sarah.

Despondent over the absence of her daughter, Cara pays an investigator to take pictures so she can watch her grow up from afar. Unbeknownst to her, the pictures inspire a predator who lurks in the background.

Five years later, Fate strikes, reuniting Grant and Cara by chance. Marriage vows and a jealous wife stand between Grant and Cara. A wily pedophile threatens Sarah’s life. Will the former lovers overcome huge obstacles and discover that true love never dies or lose it all?


Red Carpet Romance - Hollywood Hearts Book 2

Red Carpet Romance
  • Number: B014TMWM82
  • Release: 2015-09-01
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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Why is gorgeous, rich movie star, Quinn Roberts, sharing his space with a baby he calls “Junior”, if it isn’t his own? Susanna Barnes, his beautiful live-in nanny, can’t figure him out and Quinn refuses to comment. Though wildly attracted to him, his distance from the adorable child puts Susanna off.

Daughter of “Coach Joe”, famous college basketball coach and an assistant art curator at a well-known art museum, Susanna lost it all at the hands of a drunk driver. Her dad was killed and her job given away while she recovered in the hospital.

Forced to find another job, she relies on her experience with her sister’s three kids to show Quinn she can take charge. Their overwhelming mutual heat melts his guarded heart and her reserve until a slip of the tongue shatters his dreams. Will she unravel the mystery of Junior’s birth and will they regain lost trust?


If I Loved You - Hollywood Hearts, Bk 1

If I Loved You
  • Number: B014TIOK0O
  • Release: 2015-09-01
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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Does love always mean total truth? Successfully shunning the limelight was one way for Megan Davis to keep her family secret. The press intruded on her life when her twin brother, Mark, became the star quarterback for the Delaware Demons. A smart, successful financial advisor, disrespectful of tabloid superstars, Meg was shocked when she was selected to launch a celebrity division in the prestigious investment firm, Dillon & Weed and overwhelmed by the charisma of her first client.

Gorgeous, magnetic movie star, Chaz Duncan, wary of women who wanted to bask in his fame or sell his secrets to the media, valued privacy above all else. Would attractive Megan Davis, his new financial advisor charm the truth from him or would he continue his high profile but lonely existence to keep his secret safe? Jealousy, deceit and scandal threaten two careers and the quest for true love and trust in this roller-coaster-ride contemporary romance.


Griff Montgomery, Quarterback - First & Ten series, Book 1

Griff Montgomery, Quarterback
  • Number: B014RQ9RXI
  • Release: 2015-08-31
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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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? Get GRIFF – and find out!

CAUTION: Book contains locker room language.


Buddy Carruthers, Wide Receiver - First & Ten series, Book 2

Buddy Carruthers, Wide Receiver
  • Number: B014RDGRWA
  • Release: 2015-08-31
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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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?

CAUTION: This book contains locker room language.


Devon Drake, Cornerback - First & Ten Series, Book 4

Devon Drake, Cornerback
  • Number: B014RGVP4W
  • Release: 2015-08-31
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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Devon Drake, star cornerback, has it all: 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 fifteen years ago?

Stormy Gregory is on the run from an abusive man. Her best friend offers her a safe place at the shelter for abused women and children. Grateful to be out of harm’s way, Stormy helps with a charitable event, not expecting to run into Devon Drake, her friend’s brother. Will she run again rather than face rejection?

Cracks in his perfect world threaten the cornerback’s starting lineup status. An unwelcome surprise short-circuits Stormy’s attempt to build a new life. Can they pull together or will the secret that separates the former friends keep them on a downward spiral?

CAUTION: This book contains locker room language.


Pete Sebastian, Coach - First & Ten Series, Book 3

Pete Sebastian, Coach
  • Number: B014RQX5MM
  • Release: 2015-08-31
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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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?

Struggling toward success in the man’s-man world of the NFL, Jo Parker has relied on her brains and determination to get ahead. But her new job at the Kings has one hurdle she hadn’t counted on – a sexy coach standing in her way. How can she keep her mind on her job when all she wants is to get closer, much closer, to the coach?

Can Coach Bass handle a woman in the boardroom and the bedroom? Can he keep his heart safe or will the revelation of a secret destroy his dreams, leaving him alone once more?

CAUTION: The book contains locker room language.


Sweet Love Remembered

Sweet Love Remembered
  • Number: B00VADUZ6U
  • Release: 2015-03-26
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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This is a novelette.

Blown apart by a heart-rending tragedy, Matt and Perri Jessup went their separate ways; he to Afghanistan and she to New York City. With loss, acrimony and heartbreak coming between them, was there any reason to stay together? Would a chance meeting five years later bring back old recriminations and accusations? Could they build a bridge between them or was the gulf to wide to cross?


Champagne for Christmas

Champagne for Christmas
  • Number: B00PQMB2SQ
  • Release: 2014-11-16
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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Can a craving for mint chip ice cream and a passion for the theater keep a summer romance hot through the freezing cold of winter? Clint is a high school English teacher and a budding playwright. Nina, a former actress, is now a beautiful and wealthy widow...and more than a little lonely, especially during a glorious Christmas in New York City.

A chance meeting brings them together. Their passion for the stage joins their minds while love blossoms, despite their age gap. The theater, that once united them, may be the one hurdle they can’t clear. An unexpected roadblock tests Clint’s love. Will he make the ultimate compromise to see his name in lights on Broadway?


His Leading Lady - Hollywood Hearts Book 0

His Leading Lady
  • Number: B00HNJKJZM
  • Release: 2014-01-02
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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How does a rookie quarterback react when faced with the truth about his leading lady? Is his play for her a touchdown or only a false start? A chance meeting with gorgeous actress, Penny Thatcher, has Mark Davis smitten. Luck breaks his way weeks later when he meets her on a blind date. After an all-out blitz to win her affections, the public revelation of an ugly secret intercepts his forward progress. Will Mark get tackled by the humiliation? Is he in the game to win or will he walk away from her, chalking it up to a fumble on the goal line? Spicy romance. Caution: Locker room language


The Dating List - New York Nights Book 3

The Dating List
  • Number: B009WXI38C
  • Release: 2012-10-24
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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Is Leah the woman of his dreams or a heartbreaker in disguise? Colin Andrews is blown away by her beauty, creativity and sophistication. However Leah has other plans that don’t include shepherding a younger man through an intense love affair. Taken by his charm but committed to her new career overseas, Leah is caught between desire and destiny.

The wedding of Carrie Tucker and Grey Andrews is on track, scheduled for late June. Grey, Colin’s big brother, is confident nothing can take his beloved fiancée from him. But family secrets and lies threaten their union. Is Grey the consummate lover Carrie fell for or the ultimate deceiver, as her mother claims?

Will the Andrews men win their hearts’ desires or will their happy endings end up just out of reach?


The Love List - New York Nights

The Love List
  • Number: B006ZN0AJC
  • Release: 2012-01-18
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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Can the swinging bachelor change his ways and become a devoted, selfless and faithful man overnight? Grey's marriage list brought them together. But when Carrie starts her own list, can Grey incorporate her ideas about love into his life? Family issues, jealousy and an icy lake threaten to destroy the happiness Carrie and Grey have found together. An argument, a holiday trip to visit family and confronting an old fear test the lovers who have pledged their love and now must learn to make it stronger every day.


The Marriage List - New York Nights Book 1

The Marriage List
  • Number: B0064ERU7M
  • Release: 2011-11-07
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Can happily ever after start with a list? Grey Andrews thinks so. After ten years of working, saving and investing, Grey finally achieved a level of wealth that allows him to do what he wants with his life. He needs a woman to share it with, but not any woman, the perfect woman. A woman who has the three essential qualities on his marriage list. But after three years of searching he isn’t any closer to finding her than he was when he started out.

Carrie Tucker, an aspiring mystery writer and divorcée struggling to make it in the world of advertising, turned her focus from men to her career after dating too many creeps and losers. She’s finally earned her big break, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become the first female creative director in a hot New York ad agency. So what if it means working nights and weekends? It’s not like she has a social life anyway.

Is the marriage list a failure or will a chance meeting at a fiction-writing conference prove the list to be the key to Grey’s happiness after all?

Newly edited.


Sunny Days, Moonlit Nights - Moonlight Series Book 1

Sunny Days, Moonlit Nights
  • Number: B005XGJDYK
  • Release: 2011-10-19
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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Caroline Davis White is a well-known artist and married to a wealthy, controlling man. She has everything money could buy except one thing: Love. Brad refuses to give her a divorce she so desperately wants. With no money, family, or friends, she flees to the Catskill Mountains where she spent her summers as a young adult.

Mike Foster has achieved success and made more money than he could have thought possible, but it destroyed his marriage and cost him his son. He is wary of every woman he meets, knowing his money may be more attractive than his good looks.

Caroline reconnects with the life she had and friends from long ago. Mike stepped out of her teenage dreams into her life again, looking more handsome and tempting than ever. Caroline knew Mike back then, but is he still the man she fell in love with?


April's Kiss in the Moonlight - Moonlight Series Book 2

April's Kiss in the Moonlight
  • Number: B005VE12Q6
  • Release: 2011-10-12
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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This is book 2 in the Moonlight Trilogy. Sunny Days, Moonlit Nights is the first book. Under the Midnight Moon is the third book. Moonlight & Roses is the prequel

Fresh from graduate school, April McKenna, beautiful and brilliant vows to strike out on a new path rather than return to San Francisco to take a job with her father’s firm. She meets Rusty and sets off for an escapade that ends in tragedy. Injured and alone she is taken in by Sunny Davis, a friend of her mother’s who lives in a small town in the Catskill Mountains in New York.

During her recovery, April resolves to carve out an exotic life of travel and adventure. But she didn’t count on a sexy fireman upsetting her plans. Gavin Dailey has dated practically every woman in the county, but when he meets April, he knows he’s finally found the one he wants. Only a stubborn man like Gavin wouldn’t let April’s resistance to his charm and his small town change his plans. Determined to win her, he pulls out all the stops until he encounters one stumbling block he didn’t count on. Only a near-tragedy resurrected from the past gives April the tenacity she needs to make the right decision for her life in April’s Kiss in the Moonlight.

This is a sweet contemporary romance with no explicit sex or bad language.


Moonlight and Roses - Moonlight Series Book 0

Moonlight and Roses
  • Number: B005HZZKNK
  • Release: 2011-08-18
  • Author: Jean Joachim
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books
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Can a meddling mom find a husband for her daughter? Carolyn Davis is a beautiful, young woman, and an accomplished artist. She doesn’t think she needs help finding a man.

Linda Davis, her mother, has an urgent secret. She needs to know that her daughter is well taken care of. Using her meager resources, Linda drags her daughter to charity event after event, hoping she’ll meet a rich man.

Carolyn tires of the fancy clothes, high heels, and the endless rooms full of strangers. Though she dates some of the men she meets at these soirées, she doubts her mother will get her wish. Must every prince turn out to be a frog? No doubt Carolyn can find a man, but will he be the right man?


Book Library

  • Jake Lawrence, Third Base Jake Lawrence, Third Base
  • Matt Jackson, Catcher Matt Jackson, Catcher
  • A Kings' Christmas A Kings' Christmas
  • Dan Alexander, Pitcher Dan Alexander, Pitcher
  • Overtime: The Final Touchdown Overtime: The Final Touchdown
  • Unpredictable Love Unpredictable Love
  • Harley Brennan, Running Back Harley Brennan, Running Back
  • Al "Trunk" Mahoney, Defensive Line Al "Trunk" Mahoney, Defensive Line
  • Sly "Bullhorn" Brodsky, Offensive Line Sly "Bullhorn" Brodsky, Offensive Line
  • Now and Forever 3, Blind Love Now and Forever 3, Blind Love
  • Shine Your Love on Me Shine Your Love on Me
  • To Love or Not To Love To Love or Not To Love
  • Dangerous Love Lost & Found Dangerous Love Lost & Found
  • Seducing His Heart Seducing His Heart
  • Rescue My Heart Rescue My Heart
  • Now and Forever 2, The Book of Danny Now and Forever 2, The Book of Danny
  • Love's Last Chance Love's Last Chance
  • Lovers & Liars Lovers & Liars
  • Love Lost & Found Love Lost & Found
  • Movie Lovers Movie Lovers
  • Under the Midnight Moon Under the Midnight Moon
  • Now and Forever 1, a Love Story Now and Forever 1, a Love Story
  • If I Loved You If I Loved You
  • Red Carpet Romance Red Carpet Romance
  • Memories of Love Memories of Love
  • Pete Sebastian, Coach Pete Sebastian, Coach
  • Devon Drake, Cornerback Devon Drake, Cornerback
  • Buddy Carruthers, Wide Receiver Buddy Carruthers, Wide Receiver
  • Griff Montgomery, Quarterback Griff Montgomery, Quarterback
  • Sweet Love Remembered Sweet Love Remembered
  • Champagne for Christmas Champagne for Christmas
  • His Leading Lady His Leading Lady
  • The Dating List The Dating List
  • The Love List The Love List
  • The Marriage List The Marriage List
  • Sunny Days, Moonlit Nights Sunny Days, Moonlit Nights
  • April's Kiss in the Moonlight April's Kiss in the Moonlight
  • Moonlight and Roses Moonlight and Roses