Monday, 28 September 2015

Review: Sacked (Gridiron #1) by Jen Frederick

Sacked (Gridiron, #1)Sacked

Author: Jen Frederick
Series: Gridiron
Pages: 300
Publisher: Pear Tree LLC
Release date: 6th September 2015

Synopsis: (Goodreads)

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.

Review: 4 ½ out of 5 stars

This one ticked all the boxes for me, amazing characters, a sweet romance, beautifully written and an engaging storyline, I even learnt a thing or two about a sport I had no idea about.

I was sooo eager to read this book since Jen Frederick released the first chapter, I was hooked and couldn’t wait to meet Ellie and Knox and they certainly made quite the impression, I loved every moment that they were together and my only small gripe was the ending which I can’t comment on to avoid spoilers.

Knox Masters is a football player, top of his game and looking for the national title; when he meets Ellie Campbell he knows what he wants and he pursues her despite her being his teammates sister.

Ellie is adamant she won’t repeat a mistake that she made in high school by dating another football player but Knox was relentless, it was a little insta-love but thankfully it didn’t bother me. Ellie also has a lot of pressure on her and is keeping a very big secret. I really felt for the predicament she was in and I was quite surprised by how it all unfolded; I despised her mother for this. Ellie would make a great best friend; she was a sweetheart, confident and sassy.

All of the characters were well developed, Knox was confident and determined without being arrogant; he was the perfect package as were his teammates, I’d love to see Ellie’s brother Jack have his own book; I adored the relationship these siblings shared.

As with all of Jen Fredericks books, she writes the most amazing romances, they don’t come without drama but they are still pretty perfect and Knox and Ellie were no exception; I adored their interactions, the banter and their intense chemistry certainly made things entertaining. I couldn’t get enough of them. Knox was also a virgin, the tables were turned in this NA but he certainly wasn’t without experience, we got some pretty steamy smexy steams – perfectly written.

I enjoyed learning a little more about football, I am hopeless when it comes to sports but I was absorbed in the games, the friendship between the players and of course the politics. I also enjoyed Knox’s relationship with his identical twin and his parents; very different to what Ellie was going through with hers.

Jen Frederick is a fabulous writer, I have loved all of her books immensely; Sacked is a fantastic addition to the new adult genre, I can’t wait to see who’s up next in the Gridiron series. 


  1. Ellie and Knox sound great. I love that you even learned a few things. It looks like this is one I need to try :)

  2. I actually don't mind sports romance as long as its well done, so its awesome to hear that this one was actually beautifully written.


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