Review: Sacked by Jen Frederick

Series: Gridiron, #1
Author: Jen Frederick
Publication Date: September 4, 2015
Publisher: Pear Tree LLC
Genre: New Adult, Sports Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


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.

I was first introduced to Jen Frederick’s writing when she teamed up with Elle Kennedy as “Erin Watt” to create the Royals series. When I learned she had a new adult sports romance series, I knew I had to give it a try. I’m so happy I did!!!

I absolutely loved Sacked. The writing was just as good as I was expecting it to be, and the dual points of view were so much fun. At times the story might have been a little cheesy or predictable, but I didn’t care. I was so wrapped up in the characters and their love story that a pig could have flown through a scene and I would have been okay with it. Why?

Knox Masters.

Seriously. Jen Frederick created a man for all of us to swoon and fight over. He was obviously hot (see cover model), but that wasn’t all Knox had to him. Sure, he was cocky light most sports romance dudes, but his attitude and lifestyle were things to appreciate. I don’t know that I’ve met a hero who was quite like him before. I also really loved Ellie. She was smart, beautiful and loyal. It wasn’t always the best decision, but she put family first. Ellie was the perfect match for Knox. Their connection was so dang hot I’m surprised the pages weren’t catching on fire as I was reading!

Like I said before, I could probably complain about the predictability or the cheesiness of some of the story, but I won’t. I don’t want to. The connection between the characters outshined anything I might have found to change my 5 star rating. Sacked was way too much fun to read.

All sports romance fans need to pick up this book. It’s a delight to read and only $0.99 on Kindle right now! I can’t wait to finish reading the rest of the books in the series!

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