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Skin in the Game (Entangled Brazen)

Skin in the Game - Jackie Barbosa 3.5 starsAngela Peterson was the quiet, shy kid growing up and spent hours learning football. She grew up learning and loving football and an encounter with the high school quarterback Cade Reynolds when she was a freshman changed his future. Now its 16 years later and Angela happens to have grown into a beautiful woman. She also teaches math and is an assistant coach of the football team at the Harper Falls high school. Cade now plays in the NFL but is back in town after a shoulder injury as a favor to his old football coach. He has asked Cade to step in and lead the team in his absence. While relaxing at the local coffee shop, Cade sees Angie and immediately asks her out not realizing who she is. Angie, of course, knows who he is (but not why he is in town) and having had a crush on him for most of her life, agrees. This leads to a fantastic night between them and Angie makes the decision to leave before he gets up the next morning – not realizing she was going to be seeing him again very soon.Angie doesn't take the news that Cade is there to lead the team very well as her ultimate goal is to take on the head coaching position when Lund retires and this move makes her feel like she needs to prove herself. There are some other things that happen through the story but the focus is the building relationship between Angie and Cade.This was a very quick read and despite the short length, I thought it was very well done. There is great chemistry between Cade and Angie. Angie is smart and Cade is more than just an NFL jock and I think that is what made the story believable. If you are looking for a quick, sexy read this one would be for you. It has a solid story, some great characters and some definite steam. Based on this and the last Brazen story I read, I will definitely be continuing to get these books an recommend people check them out.Thank you to Netgalley and Entangled for an advance copy!