Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Review: Skin in the Game, by Jackie Barbosa

Math teacher and high school football coach Angela Peterson grew up the shy kid in small town Harper Falls, Minnesota. Her crush on the quarterback long forgotten, Angela grew up and loves her quiet life. That is until said quarterback returns to become the interim head coach of her football team and tries to steal her job. Injured NFL quarterback Cade Reynolds was only in town to recover and help out an old friend in the process. What he found was a wild night with a woman he can't get out of his head. Or heart. Now they both find themselves playing a game neither wants to lose.

This was a relatively short read, and in saying that some elements felt rushed and concluded a tad too easily. However, I like sports romances, though you don't find many anymore, and this was as hot and wicked as it was sweet and funny. The setting and secondary characters added nicely, as did the antagonists. Solid conflict as well. Barbosa has a knack for clever dialog, which enhanced the story and kept me riveted. Recommended!

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