Review | Sacked by Jen Frederick

Posted December 12, 2016 by Tina in Reviews / 1 Comment

Review | Sacked by Jen FrederickSacked (Gridiron, #1) by Jen Frederick
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on September 4th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Sports Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 396
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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3.5 Stars


What he wants he gets...

Knox Masters is a quarterback's worst nightmare. Warrior. Champion. And...virgin. Knox knows what he wants--and he gets it. All American Football player? Check. NFL pros scouting him? Check. Now, he's set his sight on two things. The national title. And Ellie Campbell. Sure, she's the sister of his fellow teammate, but that's not going to stop him. Especially not when he’s convinced Ellie is the one.

...but he's never met her before.

But Ellie isn't as sure. She's trying to start a new life and she's not interested in a relationship...with anyone. Beside it's not just her cardinal rule of never dating her brother's teammates that keeps her away, but Ellie has a dark secret that would jeopardize everything Knox is pursuing.
Knox has no intention of losing. Ellie has no intention of giving in.

It has been a while that I’ve read a New Adult book especially a sports romance. Like a really long time. I don’t even remember the last time I read one. Sacked is the first one I’ve read in a long time and I really enjoyed it.

Sacked is the first book in the Gridiron Series and it is centered on football. I absolutely love football romances and I usually cannot wait to dive into a new one. I recently saw that the third book was releasing soon so I decided it was time to finally read them.

Sacked is centered on Knox Masters and Eliot Campbell or Ellie for short. Knox is team captain and the leader of the defense. Ellie is the sister to Jack’s who just transferred from junior college to play wide receiver for Western.

The story is quick paced and could easily be read in a day. I was hooked from the beginning and I realized just how much I missed New Adult and I cannot wait to dive back into them.

The story does feature insta love between Knox and Ellie, so if that is a turn off for you then this may not be the book for you. However, I am one of the few people who don’t mind insta love at all. Something was lacking between Knox and Ellie to really make me believe in insta love.

I really believed in their friendship and I think if there had been more of a focus on the friendship than the sex. The friendship seemed real, genuine and I loved their banter. Their relationship didn’t really work out too well for me but maybe because I loved their friendship more.

The story developed well and I found myself wanting to see what would happen. I was kind of unsatisfied with the story. I felt like there was a great opportunity to expand on a learning disability but I felt like it was glossed over. I am really hoping that Jen can expand on this later on in the series because I feel like it is not spoken about enough.

I plan on continuing the series and have already picked up Jock blocked and I’m excited to read Downed afterwards.

3.5 Stars