Skin in the Game [NOOK Book]

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Angela Peterson was always the quiet, shy kid growing up in Harper Falls, crushing on the high school quarterback and honing her football strategy skills. Now grown up and coaching the high school team, she’s shocked when that same sexy quarterback returns to Harper Falls asks her back to his hotel room. And then tries to steal her job.

Injured NFL quarterback Cade Reynolds is in Harper Falls to take over as interim head coach, and he never thought the tall, blond bombshell he ...

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Angela Peterson was always the quiet, shy kid growing up in Harper Falls, crushing on the high school quarterback and honing her football strategy skills. Now grown up and coaching the high school team, she’s shocked when that same sexy quarterback returns to Harper Falls asks her back to his hotel room. And then tries to steal her job.

Injured NFL quarterback Cade Reynolds is in Harper Falls to take over as interim head coach, and he never thought the tall, blond bombshell he propositioned would offer up any resistance. Not to a repeat of the amazingly wild night they shared and certainly not to his coaching position.

But the Harper Falls High Eagles are Angie’s team, and even the hometown hero won’t take that away from her, no matter how hot he is. As the two engage in a battle of wits and wills, this is one game neither is prepared to lose.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622667932
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 5/27/2013
  • Series: Entangled Brazen
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 47,211
  • File size: 192 KB

Meet the Author



Jackie Barbosa always wanted to be a writer when she grew up; it just took about twenty years longer to grow up than she expected! On the road to publication, she took a few detours, including a stint in academia and many years as a technical writer/instructional designer for a data processing company. She still holds her day job in instructional design, but her true passion is writing steamy romances.

Jackie learned to believe in love at first sight when she met the man of her dreams and to believe in happily ever after when she married him. She lives in Southern California with her husband, their three children, and an ever-changing menagerie of pets.

You can learn more about Jackie and all her published work at jackiebarbosa.com.
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  • Posted June 3, 2013

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    As posted on The Smutty Kitty 4.5 out of 5 Licks I really enjo

    As posted on The Smutty Kitty

    4.5 out of 5 Licks

    I really enjoyed this book. For me this is somewhat similar to a friends to lovers story as they knew each other in high school, but they weren't really friends. Angie grew out of her nerdy high school phase into a beautiful woman. I'm not a fan of how much she beats herself up over her past, but I beat myself up pretty hard so I can't complain too much. Cade comes across as a bit pretentious at times, but he tends to check himself when he does. I love that Angie is so into sports. Personally I could care less about sports (although I LOVE reading about sexy sports guys), but I like that Angie is so into it and even though she can dress girly she is just down to earth and doesn't care about what the rest of the world thinks of her. She is thrilled to be coaching high school football-it's exactly where she wants to be. She doesn't have dreams of moving to a big city and striking it rich. She is a small town girl who loves her home. The attraction between the two of them was great. They not only burned up the sheets but they also shared likes and really connected on a mental level too. There was a nice overall flow to the story too. I didn't feel like it really dragged anywhere and once I started reading it I didn't want to but it down. I am assuming this is the start of a series-I'm also crossing my fingers it is because I really want the next story!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2013

    Great Book! I really liked this book!. After I read the synopsi

    Great Book!

    I really liked this book!. After I read the synopsis on the publisher's website, I immediately requested an ARC. SKIN IN THE GAME by Jackie Barbosa is a fresh and original sports themed romance with well designed, pragmatic characters. This fast-paced read is engaging and hot.

    This book is primarily about two people, Angie Peterson and Cade Reynolds. Both Angie and Cade grew up in the small town of Harper Falls, Minnesota. Angie loves her job as a high school math teacher and assistant football coach. She is smart, gorgeous and looks after her widowed father. Cade Reynolds is a very good looking professional football player. Due to an injury, Cade has been out of the game and limelight for a while. He returns to Harper Falls to temporarily coach the football team, while the head coach recuperates from an illness.

    Angie and Cade meet while getting coffee at Cafe du Coeur. It has been sixteen years since they have last seen each other and now there is an immediate attraction. A hot, emotional relationship develops as their future unfolds and takes form.

    I highly recommend this book. The small subplot about the risky football play was a bit of a turnoff for me, however, the rest of the story made up for it. The author's writing style flows effortlessly and keeps you captivated.

    I was gifted this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2013

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    Brazen and loaded with heat This is a sexy, hot romance that ge

    Brazen and loaded with heat

    This is a sexy, hot romance that gets the blood pulsing. Jackie Barbosa does a terrific job of creating a tale about a sinfully hot football player and a sexy, beautiful math teacher. It completely lives up to its Brazen imprint. A great contemporary romance that touches the seductive side of relationships, while delivering witty dialogue with memorable characters. 

    Angie Peterson is an intelligent, strong woman who’s not only a terrific math teacher but also a fantastic football strategist and coach. She was also the geeky high school teenager with an unrequited crush on the star football player. But her geeky days are behind her. She’s now a confident, determined woman who’s also smokin’ hot.  A smart woman who not only teaches high school math but also helps coach the football team.

    Cade Reynolds is a famous NFL quarterback who is just as popular today as he was when he was the star of his high school football team. When he finds himself sidelined because of a shoulder injury, he returns to his home town to help his sick football coach by stepping in as a temporary coach for the football team. Little did he know that the assistant coach would be so beautiful or that she’d turn his life upside down.

    The characters are engaging and likeable, and the story moves smoothly.  It contains all the elements of an entertaining and enjoyable read. The chemistry sizzles, the love scenes are steamy, and the romance toe-curling. If you like your romance with plenty of heat, then you definitely want to read this book.   




    I received a copy of this book from Entangled Publishing
    in exchange for my honest review.
    Janna Shay
    Author of Fair Play

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 27, 2013

    Sexy and sweet sports romance. :)

    Sexy and sweet sports romance. :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 27, 2013

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    Yesterday, I started Skin in the Game by Jackie Barbosa. My goal

    Yesterday, I started Skin in the Game by Jackie Barbosa. My goal was to finish it last night, alas it wasn't in the cards. However, I finished the story today. I must say that it was one hot read. Come on anytime you add a football player to mix it's going to be hot (let's be honest any athlete). 

    Other than the hotness, this was a fantastic story. How often to do you find a female football coach at anytime. Practically never, but Ms. Barbosa had Angela Peterson being a football coach for her local high school team. Which is unheard of and especially in a small town like Harper Falls. Yet the girl knows how to call plays and happens to be the perfect person for the head coaching job. Yet there's a couple things standing in her way, one being Cade Reynolds.

    When Cade and Angela get together man talk about some heat. Seriously, they are scorching hot, but that's not the only reason I like this story. I love how the heroine wasn't always a hot little thing, but she had a ugly duckling background. I love that she carries a piece of her past on her heart which really shapes who she is. Cade, I mean there isn't much to say other than he's a hot football player. I think that's all that needs to be said. 

    Honestly, I really liked the storyline. I think the author did a fantastic job with the story. I really can't wait to see what the next story will bring from this collection. So, if you are hankering for some football or player, I would suggest checking out Skin in the Game. Just don't forget to turn the fan on.

    Copy provided by the publisher

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    Great book

    Great book loved angie and cade would recommend it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 27, 2013

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    Skin in the Game by Jackie Barbosa is a Play Action novel (first

    Skin in the Game by Jackie Barbosa is a Play Action novel (first in a series?) about Angela Peterson and Cade Reynolds. Cade is an NFL football player who has been out due to injury over the past two years he comes back to his hometown in Minnesota to help coach his old High School football team.Angela is a football strategist genius. She has loved football since she was little and sat on her dads lap every week watching football together. She is not only a mathematics teacher at the high school, but also the head coach of the football team while the regular coach is out on medical league.They run into each other at a coffee shop and so begins their turbulent interactions.I liked this book very much. I don't really care about football either way, but this isn't a romance book about football, it's just a romance book about people and they happen to be all about football.It was nice seeing a female being successful and dominant in an almost completely male role. It also showed the typical jackass responses from small minded sexist co-worker. It wouldn't be believeable if there wasn't at least one jackass.
    "She wouldn't lie to herself. There was no future here. This could only turn out one way - badly. And she couldn't bring herself to give a damn."
    "It was the kiss she'd waited for all her life - an exquisite blend of give and take, of hard and soft, of sweet and dirty. Everything she'd ever dreamed a kiss could be, and yet nothing she'd ever imagined in her wildest fantasies."

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2014

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    Must Read for Lovers of Sport Themed Romances!

    Find this review and more at Lusty Penguin Reviews!

    Lovers of football and sports romances will absolutely love Skin in the Game, A Play Action Novel, by Jackie Barbosa. Normally, I’m indifferent about a book’s setting, but his book was set in Minnesota, which was timely because I read it during a weekend trip to Wabasha, MN.

    Angela “Angie” Peterson eats, breathes, and sleeps football. Angie grew up watching football games with her father, Daryl, learning all about the game. I could really relate to Angie’s character since I watched football with my father, starting when I was five years old and learning about the game he loved too much. Along with teaching math, Angela is an assistant coach of the Harper Falls football team. Angie’s life is turned upside down when former high school star Cade Reynolds returns to town, now a famous, but injured, NFL quarterback. Even though he feels like he should know her, Cade doesn’t recognize her and asks her on a date. After her one nightstand with Cade, Angie discovers that he will be the interim head coach while the head coach recovers from an illness. Angie, who has always harbored a crush on Cade, is taken aback by this turn of events. While dealing with sexual harassment from the other assistant coach, Angie is floored when Cade acts offended and then does the same thing to her, which I empathized with. Cade’s NFL career is very important to him, but he fails to realize that Angie values her job just as much. While he’s always been impressed with Angie’s football knowledge, Cade will compliment Angie’s talent and then inadvertently cut her off at the knees, breaking her heart in the process. After being belittled and harassed, Angie puts on her big girl panties, learns how to take chances, and stick ups for herself, which I just loved. On the other hand, Cade is slow to figure what he is doing wrong and what he really needs to do to have a future with Angie. When Cade finally gets it figured out, it is a breathtaking thing to see.

    Additionally, I adored Angie’s father, Daryl. Blunt and straightforward, Daryl brilliantly states the obvious to Cade, opening Cade’s eyes to his treatment of Angie, making Daryl the perfect dad.

    Entertaining characters, a well-crafted plot, and crisp writing make Skin in the Game a satisfying summer read.

    I purchased this book for my personal library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    Must read romance!

    Love the sports romance! fun and sweet story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2013

    LOVE this line of books!

    LOVE this line of books!

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  • Posted July 30, 2013

    3.5 stars:  SKIN IN THE GAME is the first storyline in Jackie Ba

    3.5 stars:  SKIN IN THE GAME is the first storyline in Jackie Barbosa’s new Play Action contemporary romance series. This is Angela and Cade’s storyline. This is not necessarily a friends to lovers or even a second chance storyline-but a story about two people who met briefly in high school and their lives would be forever changed. Angela is the ‘muse’ to Cade’s football career and the woman who would tackle his heart.
    The storyline focuses on Cade’s second chance for a career (after a possible career ending injury)-both on and off the field. Returning home to Harper Falls he is immediately attracted to Angela-the one time geeky girl who is now the beautiful assistant coach and math teacher at Harper Falls High.
    The attraction between the couple is immediate-in fact their sexual relationship begins within a few hours of meeting-only Cade does not remember the beautiful Angela and it will take a few days before his memory of Angela resurfaces. The sexual heat is spicy and the HEA is predictable but it is the in between that pushes the storyline into another direction.
    The storyline also focuses on sexual discrimination and harassment at the hands of a fellow teacher and coach. Many women suffer the same fate as our heroine-working in a world controlled by men and fearing retribution should their complaints be heard. At times, the situation and her reluctance to take legal action was disheartening but the circumstances and her reasoning are probably experienced by more women than not.
    The mains characters are likeable and relatable and because of the football backdrop to the story, fans of the sport will recognize the lingo and maneuvers.
    Skin in the Game is a fast pace, interesting storyline about two people searching for something more in their lives. If you are a fan of football, romance and a HEA, Skin in the Game is the perfect read.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2013

    Pretty good.

    Nice easy read.

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  • Posted June 17, 2013

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    Skin in the Game is book #1 in Jackie Barbosa¿s Play Action Seri

    Skin in the Game is book #1 in Jackie Barbosa’s Play Action Series and this story definitely kicks the series of with a great start!




    Angela Peterson can’t believe her eyes.  Is that Cade Reynolds she sees sitting in her little hometown coffee shop? The very same Cade Reynolds NFL quarterback who she’d gone to high school with and had the biggest crush of her life on?  What could he be doing back here?  Before she can think of those answers, she finds herself sitting at the table with him and accepting an invitation to dinner…now she’s questioning of she should be upset that he didn’t recognize her from all those years ago.  Guess she really had changed from the awkward, football fanatic teen he’d known back then.




    Cade Reynolds, after being sidelined with an injury, is back in his hometown and ready to help coach his old high school football team at the request of the coach who’d practically raised him.  It feels good to be back and feels even better to have met the beautiful blond at the coffee shop this morning. He has a nagging feeling he knows her from somewhere but surely he wouldn’t have forgotten a woman like her.  Maybe he can learn more about the sexy high school math teacher over dinner….or room service if he has anything to say about it.




    Well, the fates certainly have surprises in store for Cade and Angie. When they realize their history and realize they will both be coaching the football team, sparks start to fly.  Their chemistry is undeniable and now, being thrown into a situation where they see each other and work together, they will have to decide if they have something between them worth throwing a pass at.  With emotions, and careers at stake, hopefully it won’t end in a fumble.




    What a great take on a contemporary romance!  I adored the sporty spin on things!  It was a fresh and interesting story packed with emotions, sexiness and fun.  I really enjoyed Cade and Angie as characters and the chemistry between them was done just right.  She wasn’t a starry-eyed gal mooning over the larger than life sports star Cade has become and Cade wasn’t a self-absorbed jock.  He was humble when needed most and was really a heart-warming hero.  The ending was absolutely perfect and played out like a chick flick and I loved it!  Well done, Jackie!




    If you’re looking for sweet and sassy with a sporty spin on romance, then definitely pick this book up! Thank you, Ms. Barbosa, for a great read!








    *I received a copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review 

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  • Posted June 16, 2013

    Two characters that have one thing in common, football, can they

    Two characters that have one thing in common, football, can they choose the right path in order to be together.

    I do have to say that I really am not a sports fan; I’m not one to sit down for Sunday football or Monday night football or any other sports. But I do have to say give me a story about a sexy football player, an MMA fighter, a baseball or basketball player and I’m all in. To me all I’m seeing is lots of hunks trying to get a ball or beating the crap out of each other but in a story you get to know the person what they want in life and hopefully fall in love with a wonderful woman. Skin in the Game is about just that a football player that has come home to help his father figure coach the high school football team until he can get back into the NFL after his tragic accident.

    Cade Reynolds was the high school quarterback and then the NFL quarterback for the Texans until his caused him out of the game. From the moment that he saw this beautiful woman walk into the coffee he was intrigued with her it seemed that his body was calling for her. He needed to get her attention he needed to get her to notice him and the moment that she did he knew he needed her. Cade realized that she recognized him finally someone from his hometown recognized him. Only she looked familiar but he couldn’t for the life of him remember if he knew her.

    Angela “Angie” Peterson is a high school math teacher and also the assistant coach for the high school team, Eagles. She loves math but she also has a knack for developing plays that work wonders since she spent lots of her time with her father seeing football games. When she was just a freshman she gave pointers to the high school quarterback, pointers that helped win the championship. Now here she was sitting in front of the man that she had a crush on since she was in high school and now he wanted to go out with her. Only he did not recognize her how could he she had totally changed she was no longer the geeky girl that she was in high school. Only that she doesn’t know the true reason why he is back home and when she finds out she is not going to like it.

    When Cade and Angie get together for their so-called date they ravage each other. They can’t seem to keep their hands off each other but Angie flees in the early morning. When Cade meets with the head coach that is recovering from a heart attack he finds out that even though the assistant coach is more than capable of being the head coach for three weeks it’s not possible. The other assistant is known for harassing and doesn’t want any problems while he is out and the football players will love to have an NFL quarterback as their coach. As the coach tells Cade about his assistant coach and how she is the one that develops the plays he learns her name and also that she is the math teacher but most importantly she is the one that helped them win the last Championship that the Eagles won since he was the high school quarterback. That’s the same woman that he slept with now he was going to be her boss and it was going to ruin everything.

    Skin in the Game is an awesome read that had me enthralled from beginning to the very end. These two characters understood each other; they both had a passion for the game. Only that Angie needed to understand that at times the plays she put into play could have consequences they were not her fault that is part of the game. Cade was a very sweet caring man that wanted to get his career back but could he do it and take another dears friends job. The characters in this story are strong, fun, sexy and are made for each other. There are moments that I found myself laughing out loud and at times I wanted to strangle one of the characters. His comments to Angie were uncalled for clear harassment but the school systems are bizarre on how they handle situations. The story moves at a steady pace with highs and lows but it was all good. The internal dialogue of Cade and Angie was enlightening and sweet. The dialogue was great and the romance was perfect. The sexual chemistry was sizzling hot and so passionate. I loved how I was able to get lost in their romance and just shows the writing talent of Ms. Barbosa.

    Skin in the Game is a wonderful journey where two people are so compatible that it was only a matter of time before they would get their happily ever after. I can’t wait for the next book in this series.

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  • Posted June 13, 2013

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    I am not a fan of American football and I haven't read a lot of

    I am not a fan of American football and I haven't read a lot of sports related romance so this is an unfamiliar genre for me. This turned out to be really quick read for me. I liked the plot and I am a sucker for ugly duckling type of romance so I loved reading about Angie and Cade.

    Angie is the typical ugly duckling who blossomed into a swan and who had a crush on Cade back in high school. Cade, the star quarterback naturally does not pay any attention to her. Fast forward sixteen years and Cade is a quarterback in the NFL who was injured and is unable to play when he returns to his hometown and met Angela. Sparks begin to fly with Angie, not expecting anything but a one night stand. Further sparks fly when it is then revealed that Cade is there to take over as head coach, with Angie being the assistant coach for the local team.

    I liked the story, however this ended up as an okay story for me. I thought there lacked something else to drive the story and it felt rushed with everything falling neatly into place, lacking any real conflict. It wasn't as hot as I expected a Brazen title to be and a Jackie Barbosa novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    Truly worth the game

    Really cute story about a math teacher who is also an assistant coach, who has a one night stand with an old crush who so happens to be the hottest quarter back. Loved it!

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  • Posted June 12, 2013

    There were several things in Jackie Barbosa¿s Skin in the Game t

    There were several things in Jackie Barbosa’s Skin in the Game that I really liked which added up to me giving it 4 stars. First, football. Second, female football coach that has all the guys drooling after her. Third, the geeky high school girl growing up into the sexy female football coach that has her high school crush setting his sights on her. What more could a hopeless romantic who loves sports, like myself, ask for? Oh yeah, a drop dead sexy leading man. Good thing Cade Reynolds fills that role completely. 
    Cade finds himself back in his hometown after an injury that may be the end of his NFL quarterback career. He owes his high school football coach for everything he did for him, so he is back to his old stomping ground, and taking over as Head Coach.
    In walks Angie Peterson, the girl who loves football and can call strategies and plays better than most. Being the assistant female coach of the high school football team comes with its challenges, but life gets harder when her high school crush, Cade, takes an interest in her, but doesn’t remember who she is. 
    Their relationship becomes more complicated when Angie feels like her position and potential job as Head Coach of the team is threatened when she learns of Cade taking over. 
    If that isn’t enough, throw in the media and Cade’s looming career choices and these two head on a rollercoaster ride neither of them intended.
    Jackie writes strong characters that bring you in right from the beginning and you never want to let them go. Cade and Angie’s tale is marvelous and I’m hoping for a second book that features Rachel and Warren!








    (I received an ARC for my honest review and this is my honest to goodness, straight from the heart review!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    Ok!

    Book was ok! Sometimes boring & predictable.

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  • Posted June 2, 2013

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    Many years ago a freshman laid into the high school's star quart

    Many years ago a freshman laid into the high school's star quarterback about poor plays that would ultimately cost them their championship if he didn't change the way they were playing. Now, years later, that quarterback is none other than NFL quarterback, Cade Reynolds. He still remembers that freshman firecracker who lit a fire under his butt in high school. He has no idea however, that that girl is now the hot chick he's ogling in the coffee shop or the woman who he will be working side by side with.

    I will admit that I am not a fan of football. I don't understand it first of all, and second, it bores me to tears. So I'm glad to say that there is little football time in this story, which may deter others, but for me, it was a good thing.

    I found the characters to be likable. Even though Cade is an NFL player, he doesn't really have the "I'm hot sh*t" attitude. He's pretty down to earth and when his coach needs help with the high school football team while recovering from medical problems, Cade is right there to help out.

    Angela was definitely an interesting character. She immediately recognizes Cade but when she realizes that her has no idea who she is, she isn't forthcoming to clue him in. Instead she plays along with him as if they've never met before. I thought it was funny that she was very uncomfortable with calling her father to let her know that she was going to be spending the weekend with Cade and that he would have to fend for himself. Yeah, she's in her late twenties but heck, even I'd be uncomfortable having that conversation with my father... and I've been married for 8 years. It's just weird. HaHa

    "'Love you, too. Bye, Dad.' Angie pressed the end button on her cell, completing the most uncomfortable conversation she'd ever had. It was silly, of course. She was twenty-nine, not eighteen. But still... there was something about telling her father she was spending the weekend with Cade Reynolds-and knowing her dad knew exactly what they were doing together-that made her want to crawl into a hole and die."

    This is the first book by Jackie that I've read but I hope that she turns this into a series. I think it would be interesting to follow Warren Harris who is one of Cade's best friends, who's also a NFL quarterback who's recovering from an injury.

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  • Posted June 1, 2013

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    Sexy Contemporary Romance  love Entangled Publishing's Brazen bo

    Sexy Contemporary Romance
     love Entangled Publishing's Brazen books, so I was excited to be able to read Skin in the Game.  This is the first novel I have read by Jackie Barbosa, and I really did enjoy it and look forward to reading more from her.  When Cade Reynolds, former high school football player and NFL superstar finds himself back in Harper Falls to help his old coach out for a few weeks while recovering from an injury, the last thing he expects to see while at the local coffee shop is a beautiful blonde who definitely could be a supermodel, and is most possibly the most beautiful woman he has ever seen.  The last thing Angie Peterson expects when she walks in the coffee shop is to see Cade Reynolds, NFL superstar, and her secret crush when she was in high school, and she certainly doesn't expect him to ask her out.  Cade obviously doesn't remember her, and Angie wants to keep it that way, thinking if he remembered the geeky, ugly girl she was in high school he wouldn't want anything to do with her.  Cade has always remembered a geeky girl from high school who knew football and was quite the strategist when it came to plays.  In fact, he credits her as playing a big part in his getting into the NFL to begin with.  After a night of passion, Angie sneaks out while Cade is asleep, having convinced herself that is the best thing to do because their worlds are too different for it to be anything else.  When Cade shows up at "her" high school as interim coach of "her" team team, things really begin to get interesting, and they both find themselves part of a game that has a whole lot more to do with it than just football.  Who will be the victor, however, is something that remains to be seen.  




     Skin in the Game is a hot, sexy, romance, and also a really great story.  The plot was great and Jackie Barbosa certainly knows how to deliver the sizzle.  Cade Reynolds was one of those dream guys you would just die for.  He's is super hot, oozes with sex appeal, and  knows how to talk dirty in the best of ways.  Angie Peterson is beautiful, smart, talented, and knows football better than most men.  She doesn't realize just how beautiful she is, which makes her that much more attractive to Cade, who has dated more than his share of supermodels.  Their relationship on and off the field is intense, to say the least.   The sports them combined with the romance makes Skin in the Game a interesting, fun, and really sexy read, and one that I would definitely recommend to all romance fans.  

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