If I Loved You (Hollywood Hearts – Book 1)

Unimpressed by superstars, financial advisor, Megan, is shocked when she’s tapped to launch a celebrity division in her investment firm. The biggest surprise: her first client.

Magnetic movie star, Chaz Duncan, wary of women who wanted to sell his secrets, values privacy. Would Megan Davis, his new financial advisor, charm the truth out of him? Or would he remain aloof to keep his secret safe? Jealousy, deceit, and scandal threaten two careers and the quest for true love and trust in this emotional roller-coaster-ride contemporary romance.


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He glanced at the white vest and figured she had to be wearing a white or beige bra or it would show through the light-colored fabric. That meant panties to match. Maybe white with lace…lots of lace. Stop! She’s a business associate. Her skirt slid further up her thigh for a few seconds as she got out of the car. Chaz didn’t miss a delectable inch. Three more inches and I’d know if they were white and lacy. Damn.

“Not dressed, and yet not even expecting me. Expecting someone else or has he just left?”

“Do I detect a note of jealousy?” She raised her eyebrows.

“Why would I be jealous? You’re only my financial advisor…as you’ve told me again and again.” He stepped closer to her.

She recognized the pain that flickered deep inside his dark orbs. She caught a glimpse of the boy he once had been crouched there alone in darkness.


Troy Storm

Couldn’t be a more heartwarming and hopeful romance. Jazzy New York setting, Hollywood Hunk and a hard-working financial adviser get caught up in all the pain and fun that being a celebrity can bring to two people trying to get to know each other. Joachim writes with an authenticity that carries the reader along on an exciting and maddening adventure before the final curtain — and there’s a nice tease for the sequel. And if there’s meaningful meatloaf in your life, the the meatloaf scene will bring you to tears. Heartwarming, hot and meatloaf! A terrific read.

Working for the prestigious investment firm Dillon and Weed, Megan Davis has been given the duty of establishing a celebrity division within the company. After seeing what the limelight is like through her twin brother Mark, the star quarterback for the Delaware Demons, she feels a bit apprehensive; that is until handsome movie star, Chaz Duncan, walks through the door with his sexy smile and unending charisma. Always in the media, Chaz is wary of women who want to ride on his coat tails to fame. After meeting Megan, he finds her smart, attractive, and funny. She appears not to care about his celebrity status, or the amount of money he has in the bank. Can he trust her with all of his secrets? But, Megan has secrets of her own, and as the relationship starts to grow, she finds she likes being in the media even less than she imagined.  Time apart takes its toll, and they must deal with jealousy, scandal, deceit and betrayal. Will their relationship survive, and love rise above all else?Ms. Joachim writes uniquely interesting characters, especially Chaz Duncan. He is not written as the typical ego, sex driven star. He is wary of women, and isn’t having sex every time a woman smiles at him. Quite a refreshing change from the norm!  The predictability in the plot and pacing of this story is the only thing holding it back from an enthusiastic 5 stars. “If I Loved You” is tastefully sexy, romantic, witty and a joy to read!
Title:  If I Loved You
Series:  Hollywood Hearts book 1 
Author:  Jean C. Joachim
Genre: M/F Contemporary
Length: Novel
Publisher:  Secret Craving Publishing
Heat Level:  Moderate
Heart Rating: 5- OMG
Reviewer:  Cat
Review:  Jealousy, deceit and scandal threaten the two careers and personal lives of Megan Davis and Chaz Duncan. Megan is selected to start a celebrity division in her financial firm. Chaz her first client is a sexy movie star.  Sparks burst into flames between the two, putting both their lives and careers on shaky ground.

 You ad me at the first paragraph! I was absolutely taken in by both Chaz and Megan.  The description of Chaz at the beginning had me swooning. I couldn’t put the book down. Not only were the characters captivating so was the story. One twist after another left me breathless. The end leaves me begging for the next book in the series!! I am hooked!



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