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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Thoughts on Jackie Barbosa

It has been said that the romance community is the most supportive and generous of all the genre communities. It is.

Last week one of our beloved authors, Jackie Barbosa, lost her seventeen-year-old son in a car accident. Although most of us will never be able to understand the depth of her and her family’s pain, Jackie’s loss is also our loss. We grieve for her and with her. 

Today, in support of Jackie, the very talented author, What I'm Reading will be featuring some of Jackie’s books.

I know I haven't read too many books by Jackie's, but the one that I have read is Skin in the Game.


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.

I enjoyed this book for a couple of reason. One of the reason was the unique story line, and the other it was pretty hot read. 

Anyway, Jackie does know how to write some steamy hot reads. I would recommend her if you are into smoking hot reads. You can always give her a try, because she currently has 2 short stories that are currently free The Reiver and Nine Ladies Dancing (they are quick reads). You can also find other stories by her at her website:  http://jackiebarbosa.com/books.html

A memorial fund has also been set up in her son’s name. Details to donate can be found here. Any and all donation amounts are greatly appreciated.

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