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His Leading Lady (Hollywood Hearts Book 0) Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Jean Joachim, wife and mother of two sons, is owned by Homer, a rescued pug. She’d been writing non-fiction for what seemed like forever until she got up the nerve to try fiction. It was love. Now she spends her days in New York City in the company of her characters, with a cup of tea and a secret stash of black licorice. Connect with Jean through email: sunnydaysbook@gmail, her blog: http://jeanjoachim.blogspot.com or her website: http://www.jeanjoachimbooks.com She’d love to hear from you.

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  • File Size: 423 KB
  • Print Length: 230 pages
  • Publisher: Moonlight Books; Series Starter edition (January 2, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 2, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HNJKJZM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #422,262 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jean Joachim is a best-selling romance fiction author, with books hitting the Amazon Top 100 list since 2012. She writes mostly contemporary romance, which includes sports romance and romantic suspense.
Dangerous Love Lost & Found, First Place winner in the 2015 Oklahoma Romance Writers of America, International Digital Award contest. 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 tied for second place in the 2014 New England Chapter of Romance Writers of America Reader's Choice contest. She was chosen Author of the Year in 2012 by the New York City chapter of RWA.
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 pug, Homer, by her side and a secret stash of black licorice.
Jean has 30+ books, novellas and short stories published. Find them here: http://www.jeanjoachimbooks.com. Sign up for her newsletter, on her website, and be eligible for her private paperback sales.
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What a wonderful prequel to the Hollywood Hearts series. This is the story of two of the characters from the first book in the series, If I Loved You. Mark Davis, brother of the Megan in ILY, and Penny Thatcher, the love of his life, and how they met.

Mark is an up and coming quarterback playing second string to an arrogant and trouble-making first stringer. Penny is a beautiful young starlet, trying to make her way in the Hollywood jungle. She has risen above a not-so-pleasant past to a promising career in films when her life, quite literally, collides with Marks' in Beverly Hills.

Mark returns to Las Vegas with his team and begins to search on line to find out who the beautiful woman is that ran into him on the sidewalk on Rodeo Drive. He never got her name, nor did she get his, even though the attraction between them was immediate and strong.

Mark and his first string counterpart find themselves going on a blind date, back in Vegas, and one of the girls turns out to be Penny. Naturally, the first stringer wants his date to be the hot young starlet, but he is so arrogant and boorish that Penny rejects him and is afraid that Mark will be the same type. He proves her wrong and they begin seeing each other.

Issues from both of their pasts rear their ugly heads and do their best to destroy the fragile new relationship. Will their love prevail? That was one of the things I liked best about this novella, even though I knew they would end up together, I found myself wondering if the roadblocks really could be circumvented and get them to the little house with the white picket fence that Penny dreams of.

The book is well written, flows smoothly, and includes a little back story on Marks' sister, Megan. The characters are all strong and draw you easily into their world. Once you start it you won't want to put it down.
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How could life be anything but joyous and untroubled for an up-and-coming football quarterback and a gorgeous and equally up-and-coming TV and film actress when they meet and find pleasure in each other's company? Read Jean Joachim's His Leading Lady and find out.

Joachim blends the sweet and sour elements of this couple's past and present with extraordinary skill and understanding of the challenges that face even the most seemingly gifted and fortunate protagonists. These challenges are represented by subsidiary characters that are finely etched and woven into the narrative in a way that heightens suspense born of genuine concern that the central couple will achieve the happiness they both so earnestly seek. The couple's troubles also seem grounded in some social mores that the reader may find occasion to question.

Those who like their sex scenes tasty but tasteful will find great satisfaction in the well seasoned sugar-and-spice approach of veteran author Jean Joachim.
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His leading lady is amazing.Jean does it again and ruins my day off,lol.Had tons of housework to do,was going to read just one chapter.But ended up finishing it in one sitting.No housework got done,but I have a smile on my face.I loved Mark and Penny.Mark is a up and coming quarterback,which had me wanting to read it because I love football.Penny is his leading lady,or maybe not.When I write a review,I don't want to spoil the story line for you.I will tell you this,when Jean writes a book,I just buy it because she grabs you with her unique storyline.So pick up this intriguing love story and see for yourself,don't forget to show the author some love and write a review.
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This was so cool to read.... it was heart warming to read Mark and Penny story. I was transported back to the first book of the series.... if I loved you. Jean you had my emotions flying when Mark's team mate was being a totally douche bag creating screens thru out the book..... sadness hit me when Penny was telling him her pass. How parents don't know what damage they cause by having addiction to something. I could fell Mark's emotions in the dinner scene. I would have done the same ...had to laugh when I read who Penny star in the first movie..... Nice added touch......Awesome book...... keep writing
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Edit: The author considers this review to contain spoilers, so I am adding a "spoiler alert" at her request.

While the romance itself is just pretty bad (hero is a jerk with retrograde idea, heroine is a whiny doormat), the lack of knowledge the author brought to the football setting was so wrong that it was difficult to get through a chapter without laughter. It appears she got a brief description of how football works from a fan of the game, so the games weren't that bad. But she didn't understand anything about the BUSINESS of football. A few of the major howlers:

* In the middle of a winning season, the owner decides to attend a single practice in order to make decisions about who to cut. Why are you doing this in the middle of the season? Everybody cuts at the beginning, when it can actually make a difference.

*A major part of the plot involves the team's excitement over a scout coming to a pro game in order to decide who to sign. Everyone wants to get playing time so they can impress the scout. Just . . . no. Once you reach the NFL, you aren't going to get scouted like that. Even if another team is interested in you, they can watch tape of your games. Because, you know, you're in the NFL and all your games are televised.

* There are rules and guidelines about how to approach a player who is signed to another team. You can't just go up to him in the area outside the locker room and offer to buy him lunch. Once a team is interested, the conversations are going to be between an agent and a team (not a "manager"). Even if scouts did attend NFL games to find players, they would never ever ever be empowered to offer someone a starting QB position.
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