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About the Author

Jackie Pilossoph is also the author of the novels, HOOK, LINE AND SINK HIM and FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE. A graduate from Boston University with a Masters degree in Communication, Jackie currently writes for various magazines, has a weekly newspaper column and is working on another novel. She lives with her family in Chicago. To learn more: www.jackiepilossoph.net

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  • File Size: 649 KB
  • Print Length: 323 pages
  • Publication Date: August 24, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005J7M5SO
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #514,069 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jackie Pilossoph is the author of her divorce novel, DIVORCED GIRL SMILING, as well as her divorce novel, FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE (published in 2012) and romantic comedies, JACKPOT! (published in 2011) and HOOK, LINE AND SINK HIM (published in 2010).

Pilossoph is the creator of her divorce blog, DIVORCED GIRL SMILING (www.divorcedgirlsmiling.com), an inspirational, smart and funny site that aims to help men and women through divorce. Successful from the very beginning, the blog has led Pilossoph to a spot as a regular Huffington Post divorce blogger, as well as to television appearances on many news shows, including the Steve Harvey show.

Pilossoph, who holds a Masters degree in communication from Boston University is also a business features reporter and weekly columnist for Sun-Times Media local publications. She lives with her family in Chicago. Oh, and she's divorced!



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This story was entertaining, engaging, moving and a great read!! Characters were well thought out and truly fun to hang out with as they attempt to secure their own personal Jackpot. I loved this author's first book, (Hook, Line & Sink Him), and it looks like she's hit the jackpot again!
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Jackpot is one of the most fun books and fastest reads I have experienced in a long time. I started reading it on an airplane on my way to Mexico and couldn't put it down for the entire trip. I found myself laughing out loud at parts. The story is light without being fluffy and deals with issues of human nature in a humorous, yet realistic, way. Each time I put the book down, I couldn't wait to open it up again and when I was finished I wanted more. This is the second book I have read by this author, and I can't wait for her next one.
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There is a immense level of skill involved when writing a book that is both funny and thought provoking at the same time, I have to say that Pilossoph did it in perfect unison in her second novel JACKPOT!. The question is this: Could you produce a child to get $8 million dollars? Well, that is just what Jamie and Danny Jacobson had to consider when their mother, Frankie, presented the question after she won big on the lottery. JACKPOT! will make you laugh, think and hope that love can actually conquer all. It has depth and humor wrapped into an original story that keeps you turning pages. I was told once by an author that a reader must truly relate to the characters in a book in order to completely appreciate a story. I have to say that statement has resonated with me. All the books that I have loved have had compelling and captivating characters. JACKPOT! is one of those exceptional books! I look forward to reading Pilossoph's other book HOOK, LINE AND SINK HIM and hope this fascinating talent continues to write spectacular books for years to come.
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I absolutely could not stand the meddling mother in this story, but that aside this book is an okay read. A quick read for entertainment if you're bored and want a couple of laughs. Typically I do not dislike a book simply because it has some unrealistic things/events/characters in it, but I could not get past some of the ridiculous parts of this book. The author tends to go off on tangents, for example - without spoiling anything - the author gives us a diatribe of a pretzel shop owner's background and history, and I fully expected the character to have a much more important role in the story after the litany of information we were given, but he does not. A couple of pages of completely useless information - so you can skip that part and you will miss nothing. Also, and this drove me crazy, the author does this repeatedly: "I wanted to say 'insert thought here' but instead I simply said 'insert words here.'" This was done more times than I cared for. Like I said this is an okay story. Nothing great, very forgettable, will appeal to anyone who likes fluff and quick reads. Deleted from my Kindle immediately after I finished it.
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I appreciate that the characters grow during this novel, and that family heals. The premise is outrageous but the author pulls it off. The kids should have developed an appreciation for their mother a lot sooner, so they loose marks for that. The mother who seems so manipulative should have known better.
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I love reading. In all of 2012 I've read 110 books. Most of them romance, it's just my favourite genre right now, so I grabbed this one because it looked like it had lots of good reviews. Now I honestly don't see how it managed to rate so high!

The main 2 characters were unlikable as well as their nosy mom who can't mind her own business.

I saw everyone as being selfish. The mom for trying to bribe her own kids. Her kids, for trying to trick people to have a baby in time. WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DIDN'T SEE TROUBLE COMING FROM A MILE AWAY?!!?

I'm kind of guessing at this point because I returned it before the predictable crash and burn.
It just annoyed me too much so I wasn't able to finish it. I made it more than half-way through but enough was enough.

So many reviews talk about how funny the book is. It's about as funny as an armpit fart. If you want a funny romance try the Neighbor From Hell series.

Meh, maybe I'm biased with my own mom bugging me to have a kid. But if she ever won the lottery and bribed me to give birth, I'd lose all respect. Kinda like I lost it for Amazon reviews! Next time I'm checking Goodreads first.
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Just like Jackie's other book "Hook, LIne and Sink Him", Jackpot! does NOT disappoint. Jackie Pilossoph's books are easy reads, fun, and you really get to know and feel for the characters. Jackpot! kept me hooked - I was always looking for the next time I would be able to read a few more pages. What kept going through my mind throughout the book was, "this would make a great movie!" and I was imagining which Hollywood stars would play which roles. Just like Jamie, I hope Jackie finally gets that email saying, "give me a call". Ok, Jackie, I am waiting for book #3!
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Jaime and Danny are both in their early thirties and both haven't been very lucky in love. Danny is a serial dater and loves that he can play games with woman without any real commitment, and Jaime can't find a guy she actually wants to settle down with. Things take a serious turn though when their mother Frankie wins the lottery and her only wish is that they produce a grandchild for her. The catch is though that they have a year to fufill her wish and she will give them eight million dollars as a reward, but is the jackpot worth all the drama, heartache, and disaster that ensues?

This was such a unique concept for a book, and as soon as I read the synopsis I knew I was going to really enjoy it. It was everything I had hoped it would be. The characters were outstanding, witty, and funny. The plot moved along in a way that made the book hard to put down, and It was light-hearted and contagious just the way a chick-lit book should be.

Jackie Pilossoph is what a good chick-lit writer is all about, she hit the story on the head with this one, and I loved the story from start to finish. The love interests were predictable but at the same time took turns that even the most observant couldn't anticipate, which I loved. I feel like some stories you can see what's going to happen from reading the first line and theres no surprises, but that was not the case with this book. Although some of the plot could have been a bit predictable, how they got there was what was unique and unpredictable. If you enjoy reading chick-lit I suggest you pick this one, because it was unlike any other story i've read in this genre.
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