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Series: Gridiron #1
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary, Sports
Knox Masters is a senior defensive end and top NFL draft pick for Western State. While working out in the early hours one morning at the field he meets Ellie and is instantly taken with her, but Ellie isn’t giving him a chance. After Ellie flees, Knox knows he will see her again so when Jack, one of his new teammates, asks to bring his sister to the team dinner Knox agrees only to come face to face with the one woman he hasn’t been able to put out of his mind. Now Knox has to convince Ellie to give him a chance and he knows it won’t be easy but the good things in life never are, but Ellie is the one and he will wait forever if he has too.
Ellie Campbell is new to Western State and transferred there to help her brother Jack but also to further her education. Ellie has no time for romance but especially not with football players, she’s been there and done that and in the end not only was she heartbroken but Jack also suffered. There is something about Knox that has Ellie wanting more and the more time they spend getting to know one another the more her big secret could not only tear them apart but also ruin Knox’s chances of getting into the NFL. Ellie can’t let that happen but one thing about Knox is that he plays to win but will that be enough?
Knox was talented, hot, and a virgin. Yes, a virgin! It’s not that he never had the chance to lose it but he was waiting for “the one”. SWOON! From the very beginning I fell in love with his charming personality and his drive that he never gives up. Ellie was intelligent and snarky but has a vulnerable side that she rarely showed. Knox and Ellie were a delightful couple and I couldn’t get enough of them. Jen Frederick built their romance on the slow side and gave them time to see if they were truly meant to be. The love scenes are steamy, yet sweet and I couldn’t help but feel their connection become even deeper.
Sacked had the right amount of football to make it interesting yet the main focus was the romance which left me pleased and giddy. Ms. Frederick built a world of likable characters that won me over. The dialogue is funny and not overly sweet. Once I started Sacked I didn’t want it to end but I loved the way the story flowed and the dual povs made it even better in my opinion. The ending of Sacked was a surprise but overall it felt right for Knox and Ellie.
Sacked was my first book by Ms Frederick and I am happy to say that it will not be the last. The Gridiron series had great secondary characters that all stood out; I found Knox’s teammates hilariously funny and loved the camaraderie between them. The best part of Sacked is that you don’t have to be a fan of football to get into the story because Ms. Frederick does wonders with her story telling. Now I am patiently waiting for whose story will be next and what Ms. Frederick will have in store for them.