Hi ! I am J. Santiago
- Creative Writer
- Talented Author
- Entertaining Blogger
The stories of our past empower us today.
I am a graduate of Villanova University and the University of Pennsylvania
As a former English and history teacher, I understand and embrace the power of stories in our lives.
I get my love of sports from a fifteen year career in the field of athletics and a houseful of boys who love to play.
Tank Howard made headlines when he shocked the college football world by signing with Coach Franco’s non-BSC contender, Kensington State. Amber Johnson narrowly avoided making news following a harrowing accident that left her more than a little scarred. Three years later, as the profile of Kensington State begins to rise, Tank and Amber meet when she falls at his feet – literally. Although Tank needs to focus on football and Amber needs to focus on healing, neither one of them is able to fight their attraction.
As the season heats up so does their relationship and their struggle to navigate through his fame, her infamy, and the expectations of the season. When an agent comes after Tank, everything is on the line: his relationship with Amber, his shot at the Heisman and the career of Franco. Figuring it all out may be his greatest audible yet.
Since her brother Gabe's death eight years ago, Lena Pryce has removed herself from all things that remind her of her past including people from her hometown, memories of her brother, and the game of soccer. J.C. Callahan was there the day his best friend Gabe Pryce collapsed and died. That single event led him and his friends on a path which defined all of their futures.
When Lena’s son Nick makes a travel soccer team, all she avoided for years suddenly surfaces as part of her everyday life. Despite her efforts, she can’t seem to walk away from a piece of her discomforting past - J.C. Callahan. The feelings she has for him constantly battle all of those memories of her brother and that time of her life that she had worked so hard to forget. Will she abandon it all or embrace the love and legacy her brother has left behind?
Louisa May Knight, the intellectual, and Lex Pelliterri, the soccer superstar, were childhood sweethearts. Lex, with his irreverent, outgoing personality brought out the fun-loving side of his serious next-door neighbor, Lu. Together they experienced the excitement of first love and shared their dreams for the future-until their well-meaning parents forced them apart. Now, eight years later, a tragedy brings Lex and Lu back together for the first time. As they deal with the tribulations of the present and the pain of their past, they find themselves undeniably drawn to each other once again. But when Lex discovers the scandalous secret that Lu has been keeping from him, he is crushed under the weight of betrayal. Only time will tell if Lex and Lu can overcome their tumultuous history, but one thing is certain-the passion they share will burn forever.
"Lex and Lu is a book that will take you on a journey full of laughter, love, heartache and hope. The cast of characters are all dynamic in their own way and the story line inadvertently challenges the reader to take an inventory of their own personal journey in life. J. Santiago entices you with vivid imagery, engaging wit, and tugs at your heart strings with a love story that has you constantly fighting for the main characters to overcome personal challenges to find themselves and each other throughout the story. There was never a dull moment in this book and I liked it so much, I read it twice! Do yourself a favor and buy this book today! Great read!"Via Amazon