Author: Jeanette Murray

Jeanette Murray spends her days surrounded by hunky alpha male heroes...at least in her mind. In real life, she's a one-hero kind of woman, blessed to be married to her own real-life Marine. When she's not chasing her daughter or their lovable-but-stupid Goldendoodle around the house, she's deep in her own fictional world, building another love story. As a military wife, she would tell you where she lives...but by the time you read this, she'll have moved again.

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Challenging the Center - Santa Fe Bobcats, #6

Challenging the Center
  • Number: B01G6L0BWI
  • Release: 2016-08-09
  • Author: Jeanette Murray
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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From the author of Completing the Pass…

Michael Lambert is known as the calming influence on the Bobcats team. Baby Bobcat behaving badly? Call in Michael, and watch him work his magic. So it’s no surprise when his agent calls to ask him to watch out for an athlete. The real surprise is…it’s not a teammate. It’s a woman.

Katrina Kelly has seen some success on the tennis circuit, but she’s hit an all time low, thanks to a sex tape released by her ex. She’s become persona non grata on the tour, and between injuries and sponsors dropping her, she’s hit the rock bottom, both professionally and personally. But seriously, sending her to be mentored by a football player? This is not going to end well…

As Michael gets to know Kat, he realizes her sex tape doesn’t come close to defining who she is, and that she’s scared to death of losing her career. Kat sees past the stiff exterior Michael puts on and begins to enjoy the man he is outside of the favor he’s performing. But when their fledgling relationship is tested, will they turn to each other for help, or break apart under the challenge?


Completing the Pass - Santa Fe Bobcats

Completing the Pass
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780698410466
  • Release: 2016-05-17
  • Author: Jeanette Murray
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports
  • Publisher: InterMix
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From the author of Romancing the Running Back and the First to Fight series comes the latest in the Santa Fe Bobcats series!

Teamwork improves the chances of scoring . . .

When the Bobcats’ fate on the field is sealed, and they would rather give their starting quarterback, Trey Owens, a break, they call in Josh Leeman: “The Backup.” But after Trey is placed on the disabled list for the season, all eyes are on Josh to lead the team. Josh’s sudden superstar status thrusts him into the spotlight, and garners plenty of attention from the ladies—except for one.

Carrington Gray is delighted to see her father released from the hospital—but not so much to see Josh at the celebration. Their mothers have long tried to set them up, although it’s had the opposite effect. But under the circumstances, Carri and Josh would rather go on fake dates to appease their mothers than rock the boat. Yet the more time these two work together on their little lie, the more they see the surprising truth . . .


Fight to the Finish - First to Fight, #3

Fight to the Finish
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425279281
  • Release: 2016-03-01
  • Author: Jeanette Murray
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports
  • Publisher: Berkley
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The author of Against the Ropes takes her First to Fight series another round with a novel of a JAG officer who loses his cool, when love delivers a knockout punch...

Kara is a single mom working hard to keep life running smoothly for herself and her son, but a custody battle is wearing her down. When her friend suggests asking a JAG officer for some unofficial advice, Kara agrees—and soon finds herself officially head over heels...

As a Judge Advocate, Graham has seen his share of nasty custody disputes—and he plans on keeping his distance from this one. But this purposeful, passionate woman has a way of drawing him ever closer to the edge. And when Kara’s ex starts to throw his weight around, Graham will have to choose between toeing the line or stepping into the ring...


Romancing the Running Back - Santa Fe Bobcats

Romancing the Running Back
  • Number: B00WS1PGTE
  • Release: 2016-01-19
  • Author: Jeanette Murray
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports
  • Publisher: InterMix
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NEW IN THE SANTA FE BOBCATS SERIES!

They’re not on the same page in the playbook...

When Anya Fisher is asked to be the maid of honor in her best friend’s wedding, she jumps at the chance to go to Santa Fe. There’s nothing left for her in Atlanta—except a bitter and controlling almost-ex husband. Starting over as an online personal shopper is challenging, but not as much as having to plan wedding festivities with uptight groomsman Josiah Walker...

As a Santa Fe Bobcats running back, Josiah wants to make his mark on the field, not on the earth. A serious conservationist, he’s all about saving energy. So why is he wasting so much on the flighty fashionista in his best friend’s wedding? One kiss leads to another—and more. But when Josiah discovers that Anya has just as much substance as style, their harmless little fling may go into overtime...


Against the Ropes - First to Fight, #2

Against the Ropes
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780425279274
  • Release: 2015-10-06
  • Author: Jeanette Murray
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports
  • Publisher: Berkley
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The author of Below the Belt continues her First to Fight series with a novel of one Marine’s battle to come out on top—in life and love…

As a troubled teen, Gregory Higgs channeled his energy into boxing instead of breaking the law. The ring gave him purpose and something to strive for. So did the Marines. Combining the two seemed like a natural fit.

Another natural fit? Reagan Robilard, the sweet athlete liaison who keeps all the fighters out of trouble and manages their PR—a job that gets more challenging when someone digs up the truth about Greg’s not-so-shiny past after equipment is vandalized at the gym.

Even if it wasn’t her job, Reagan can’t let Greg take the fall. Because passion doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to matters of the heart…


Takes Two to Tackle - Santa Fe Bobcats

Takes Two to Tackle
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B00TY3ZS1U
  • Release: 2015-09-15
  • Author: Jeanette Murray
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports
  • Publisher: InterMix
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Sometimes faking it is your only option...

Football player Stephen Harrison has hit rock bottom—he’s fresh out of rehab, lost too much weight to be an effective offensive lineman, and has no support system in place. The Bobcats staff suggests he get a life coach to keep him sober and get him back into playing shape, but Stephen says his girlfriend will help. Too bad he doesn’t have one...

Luckily for Stephen, he does have a housekeeper. Margaret has always dreamed of starting her own elite cleaning service, and the money Stephen offers her to play the part of girlfriend is too good to pass up. But while Mags is helping Stephen bulk up and get ready for training camp, she can’t seem to block the feelings crashing into her heart. And one night of passion will pull both of their heads out of the game...


Below the Belt - First to Fight, #1

Below the Belt
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425279250
  • Release: 2015-04-07
  • Author: Jeanette Murray
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Berkley
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There's more than one way to win in the debut of the First to Fight series...

Athletic trainer Marianne Cook is ready to do whatever it takes to turn the men of the Marine Corps boxing team into fighting machines. After all, her ultimate goal is to land a job training professional athletes. But when she notices a certain hard-bodied marine trying to hide an injury, Marianne realizes that she’ll have to use covert tactics to get him talking.

First Lieutenant Brad Costa has waited years for the chance to fight for a spot on the Marine Corps boxing team, knowing he has to push twice as hard to get half as far as his younger counterparts. Brad tries to downplay his injuries to the attractive trainer who has his dreams in her hands, but Marianne isn’t buying it. Maybe it’s time to deploy some targeted flattery. 

As Brad and Marianne’s attraction turns red-hot, there’s more than one person having a hard time keeping their eyes on the prize


One Night with a Quarterback - Santa Fe Bobcats, #1

One Night with a Quarterback
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780698171107
  • Release: 2014-06-17
  • Author: Jeanette Murray
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports
  • Publisher: InterMix
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FIRST IN THE SANTA FE BOBCATS SERIES!

A one-night stand shouldn’t go into overtime…

She’s daddy’s little girl…or she would have been, had he known she existed. Cassie Wainwright thought her father—head coach of the Santa Fe Bobcats—ignored her purposefully. Come to find out, he had no clue she’d ever been born.

Now Cassie is determined to meet the man who’s always been missing from her life. Her mother warns her, being the long-lost daughter of a well-known NFL coach won’t be easy, but Cassie’s determined to stick it out. And before her life turns upside down, she wants one more night of fun.

Starting quarterback for the Santa Fe Bobcats, Trey Owens is tired of being in the limelight. Lucky for him, the beautiful brunette he meets at the club isn’t a local. She has no idea who he is…and she’s down to party.

Tomorrow, Cassie will think about her father. Tomorrow, she’ll think about her future. But tonight is for herself and the hottie she found on the dance floor. It’s a match made in heaven—if only for a night…


The Officer and the Secret - Semper Fidelis. Always Faithful.

The Officer and the Secret
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781402265464
  • Release: 2013-07-02
  • Author: Jeanette Murray
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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If There's One Thing He Hates, It's a Secret...

Coming home after a rough deployment, Captain Dwayne Robertson wants some stability in his life, and finds it in the friendship he's forged with Veronica Gibson while he was away. But her past is a well-guarded mystery, and Dwayne doesn't know if he can deal with a woman who has something to hide...

And She's Filled with Them...

Veronica Gibson doesn't want anyone to know about her bizarre upbringing. She's finally escaped her missionary parents and would be enjoying her independence if she didn't feel so insecure about fitting in. She can easily envision a glorious future with Dwayne—but can she build a new life on a web of lies?

Praise for The Officer Says "I Do":

"One of the best I have ever read...A phenomenal writer."—Night Owl Reviews, Reviewer Top Pick, 5 Stars

"I could not put this book down."—My Secret Romance

"A genuinely sweet and altogether spicy romance with a military flavor...the characters, the chemistry, and sensual love story will have you begging for more."—The Long and Short of It


The Game of Love

The Game of Love
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781426892127
  • Release: 2011-08-29
  • Author: Jeanette Murray
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports
  • Publisher: Carina Press
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Chris St. James is ready for normal. After walking away from her pro tennis career and a toxic relationship with a star hockey player, she's starting a new life as a teacher and tennis coach in a small town. Now all she needs is an average guy to share it with.

Brett Wallace is no average guy. Forced to retire from the NFL after an injury-and suddenly single after being dumped by his status-conscious wife-he's returned to his hometown to coach the varsity football team. Wary of women interested only in his celebrity, Brett finds Chris's indifference to his former career refreshing.

The last thing Chris needs is to get involved with another pro athlete, but she can't deny the sparks that fly between them. So she agrees to a purely physical, no-strings-attached affair. But the rules of the game change when she falls for him.


The Officer Breaks the Rules - Semper Fidelis. Always Faithful.

The Officer Breaks the Rules
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781402265433
  • Release: 2013-01-01
  • Author: Jeanette Murray
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Captain Jeremy Phillips believes in doing his duty...both as a son and as a friend. This means that he should obey the "friend code" and stay away from his best friend's little sister. Too bad Madison O'Shay doesn't believe in his code and is ready to break all of the rules!

As a Navy nurse, Madison is finally stationed next to the man she's been dreaming about for years. And she's ready to launch a full-scale attack to show this thoughtful, handsome Marine that they belong together.


The Officer Says “I Do” - Semper Fi series, #1

The Officer Says “I Do”
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781402265402
  • Release: 2012-07-01
  • Author: Jeanette Murray
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Captain Timothy O'Shay is on pre-deployment leave in Las Vegas when he meets Skye McDermott. For once, Tim lets loose and the two hook up. But in the morning, Tim wakes up to discover he's married a woman who's the polar opposite of what he always envisioned in a wife. But Skye is sure that this is fate, and that they are destined to be together. Can she convince him to stay with her before he's deployed?