“Downed” Book Review

December 14, 2016 / 0 comments

“Downed” Book ReviewDowned by Jen Frederick
Series: Gridiron #3
Published by Self-Published on December 1st 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: ARC
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He’s the guy no one likes…

Despite winning two national championships, JR “Ace” Anderson was sent packing from his old school after losing the trust of his coach. At Southern U, he has a second chance to prove that his college legacy isn’t endless debauchery and selfishness. But his reputation precedes him, and his teammates offer a chilly welcome in the locker room. The one person who is willing to accept him is the very woman he should stay away from—his new coach’s daughter.

She’s the girl everyone loves…

Bryant Johnson’s only goal in life is to make others happy, even at her own expense. One look at her father’s new star quarterback, and she knows that Ace is her next project. With a reputation for being a “jerk whisperer”, Bryant has spent her last three years at college reforming sorry behavior and turning bad boys into the best boyfriends ever. In Ace, though, she’s met with surly resistance and a sizzling attraction she doesn’t expect. Fixing this wounded warrior will be her biggest challenge yet. Not falling for him will be even harder.

Between her big heart and his damaged one, a battle is ensuing. In this game of love, every defense will crumble.

Liezel’s Thoughts:

I mentioned in my last review how indifferent I felt towards Ace’s character in JockBlocked but OMG how my opinion changed after reading Downed.

Speaking of change… the word is basically synonymous with the heroine, Bryant. It’s in her nature to illicit a transformation in every man that she is involved with and the person in the hot seat is no other than JR Ace Anderson himself..

Because of the impression he made on me the first time I completely agreed that he needed an intervention but after learning more about the guy….I did a complete 180. I absolutely loved how Jen Frederick redeemed his character.

And as much as I adored Ace, I adored Bryant more! She was the epitome of Southern charm and grace. She is one of those women that you really wanted to hate (for being so perfect) but end of loving instead. After Bryant and Ace got over their personal hesitations they were an all around great couple.

Of all the books in the series, I would say this one is so far my favorite not just because of the stronger reference to football but also because of the remarkable characters and the ideal romance. If these are the things that you are in the mood for…read this one, you are definitely in for a treat.

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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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