Sacked (Gridiron #1) by Jen Frederick
In honor of football season and my beloved Jets having a winning record so far, I bring you SACKED, you’re welcome. No really, you’re welcome, Classy Broads meet Knox, your new favorite book boyfriend, the sexy, quarterback tackling wait for….VIRGIN. Yes, you read that correctly, a Sexy Hero who is not a man-whore and just wants to be loved and love in return and it’s refreshing as hell!
Now before you come after me with pitchforks yelling that you love the reformed bad boy plot device allow me to say this, I DO TOO. Yes, I love it, we’ve all read my blog, we know I love a good bad-boy story,let’s face it nothing says “love” in romance novels like changing your entire outlook on life. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, hear me out regarding Know our love-able virgin since he says swoon-worthy things like…
“When you meet the girl who’ll be sitting on the front porch holding your hand when you’re eighty, you don’t let a thing like cool dismissive looks, big brothers, or fucking rules stand in your way.”
Knox Masters is an All- American college football player on the verge of being drafted into the NFL. He’s sole focus on being the best football player, along with a healthy does of mistrust in the opposite sex has lead him to keep his virginity safe guarded. That is until he meets Elle Campbell, the younger sister of his new teammate Jack. Jack and Elle are inseparable, a bond only strengthen by the shitty parents they have. Elle and Jack have their own issues that drives the plot and throws some road blocks for our Hero. The story itself is football heavy which I loved, similar to Kristen Proby’s With Me In Seattle series. The ending is just as sweet as the man himself, however I felt it was a bit overkill. I’m willing to overlook it because of the author’s vivid descriptions of Knox’s muscled physique. The sx scenes are HOT and STEAMY, extra points for creativity and descriptions.
Now, because I love you all and wish to give you some eye candy this afternoon, I give you my version of Knox. God knows I am a die-hard, New York Jets fan but man do I love JJ Watt and his abs. Also, I feel that JJ is just a nice guy in real like, much like how Knox would be if he wasn’t fiction. Absolutely recommending this for anyone who loves sport romance, especially Campus reads. While the sex is hot, steamy and muscled, it isn’t the entire focus of the novel. One thing I hate is the 6 page sex scene every 12 pages, this is not that.
If you’ve read it I’d love to hear your thoughts, if you haven’t I’d love to talk further!
Happy Reading Classy Broads!