“Sacked” Book Review

October 5, 2015 / 0 comments

“Sacked” Book ReviewSacked by Jen Frederick
Series: Gridiron #1
Published by Self-Published on September 6th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Format: ebook
Source: Borrowed
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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.

Liezel’s Thoughts:

I rarely have the time to go back and reread books anymore yet immediately after  finishing this story my first instinct was to slide my finger across my eReader and start all over again. “Sacked” was just that intriguing  to me. Come on, who wouldn’t be fascinated by a synopsis like this one. Wouldn’t you want to know  how a 21-year-old, attractive,  sports god avoided getting his cherry popped? That’s practically unheard of!  My first reaction was “That can’t be possible!” but yes Jen Frederick does deliver us such a story and does it remarkably well.

What I loved most about the book was the all around magnificent character development. Knox Masters obviously isn’t your typical jock. I expected partying…drugs…women and more women but he isn’t into any of that. He has his priorities straight which back then was football. All of this changes however once he meets Ellie. He knew from that very first meeting that she was different. He was used to women throwing themselves at his feet but Ellie didn’t seem impressed at all. This definitely caught his attention and this is where the magnificent pursuit begins.

“I started my life the day I met you. Everything before then was practice.”

I couldn’t blame Knox for falling hard for someone like Ellie. I admired her for her loyalty, her compassion and her selflessness.  She was just as attractive as Knox but that wasn’t what really mattered to him. At first I thought it was just the chase but when they spend more time together we find that they are in every way the perfect fit.  It was as if she was made specifically for him. The chemistry between the two was beyond spectacular! Even during the beginning phases of their relationship (when sex was still off the table) they still somehow managed to keep things piping hot. You ask how that is even possible? Jen Frederick is that creative where she certainly found a way!

I am one of those who has never ever been a huge sports fan (total blasphemy!) and where I thought I just might be overwhelmed with those details, I wasn’t. The specifics were adequate enough  to understand and yet not too detailed to be too boring  which I really appreciated.

Bottom line is I thought “Sacked” was a fantastic  NA romance. Everything about it – the background story, the  flow, the humor and  the characters were all remarkable. I can’t help it… I enjoyed this book so much  I am going to have to  rate this one a….

The Verdict:



My Review At A Glance
Writing Style
Story Flow and Pacing
Character Development
Heat/ Sexual Tension
Overall Impact
Overall: 4.7 / 5


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About Jen Frederick

Jen Frederick lives with her husband, child, and one rambunctious dog. She’s been reading stories all her life but never imagined writing one of her own. Jen loves to hear from readers so drop her a line at.

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