Matt Jackson, Catcher

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

What readers are saying about “Matt Jackson, Catcher”

“Matt Jackson is a man whose life has been fraught with disaster and heartache. He’s well guarded and for good reason. I found myself increasingly intrigued the more I read. The mystery of Matt Jackson is it’s own seduction. He’s so real in my mind I have to continually remind myself he’s just a character from a really good book.”  A.S.

“I truly feel like Matt’s character is one I will not soon forget. There is a scene in the book where his worst fear is almost completely realized. I was there with him as the rain pelted his skin and the lights from the emergency vehicles painted his skin with red and blue. I felt his fear. I felt his dread. I could feel the fear ball up in my chest as each word flew past my eyes and painted pictures in my mind. My heart raced with anticipation of what he would find. It was captivating.”


“Ms. Joachim has a way of creating a world where the characters feel like family and the storyline pulls you in as if you were right there with them…” BBB

“I’m not a sports fan and don’t know much about baseball but I love this series andand Matt became one of my favs back in Dan’s book!”  M.D.

“I found this was a really good read. The characters were good and the storyline developed into something I could sink my teeth into.” A.

“Watching these two relationship-avoiding athletes negotiate the ins and outs of falling in love and working things out provides a lot of “moments” – “DUH!” moments. “Awww” moments. “No-oo-ooo” moments. “Ah” moments. “Oo-la-la” moments… Good story line with interesting supporting characters, and a great behind-the-scenes glimpse of the minor league baseball world. Grab this one and play ball!” M.S.

“The book is so well written that I do get disappointed when the stories end. I highly recommend this story as well as the entire series to anyone!!!” A.M.

Listen to a 90-second excerpt here. I am reading a short excerpt from Matt’s book at Book Con, June, 2018   Click on the word, “video”      VIDEO

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