Sacked: A Novel (A Gridiron Novel Book 1) - Jen Frederick

Title: Sacked

Author: Jen Frederick

Publication Date: September 9, 2015

Genre: New Adult Sports Contemporary Romance


What he wants he gets...

Knox Masters is a quarterback's worst nightmare. Warrior. Champion. 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've never read a Jen Frederick book before this one, but I've heard many good things about her darker or more serious books full of intrigue and action (I'm going to have to rectify that soon). Sacked strays pretty far away from that genre; it's lighter, sporty, funny, yet sexy. It was a lot of fun getting to know these characters. I shed some laughing tears while reading.


I probably should've done some research before diving into Sacked so I wouldn't have been literally sacked by the surprise that the hero is a virgin. Actually, no warning about that wasn't too bad, but it made me very skeptical. I mean, it's not common that many 20-something year old's are virgins nowadays--men and women alike--but Knox is a professional football player, so the opportunities and temptations must be brimming. It's pretty rare, but it's also possible. I just love a virgin hero; it's like spotting a unicorn. I think that key element was what made this all the more alluring and intriguing. We want to see if, when and who he finally decides to give the v-card up, and I think he chose wise (Not being biased at all...heh, heh).


One of the big things that got me laughing my arse off was the guys. Knox's team, how they cap on each other, is super hilarious. All in good fun of course. There's this scene where Knox gets a text from Ellie and he and the guys somehow get on the subject of how to understand what women really mean that ultimately leads up to them arguing and reading up on Cosmo. I don't know, it was just funny to me to imagine grown ass men turning to Cosmo for some advice from a magazine. Though I must admit that it was a smarter thing to do than the usual brushing it off sort of thing.


Thank you Jen Frederick for the entertaining read that provided many laughs for me, and and thanks to Nina Bocci for giving me the opportunity to read Sacked. I can't wait to read more.



**I read an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review, however it does not influence my review, nor was I monetarily compensated**