Review: Sacked (Gridiron #1) by Jen Frederick

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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.


Okay funny story. I started reading Sacked and got to the point where Knox was talking to his twin brother about a time to meet up and do the twin test with Ellie and I was like this is weird. I just read a book with the same thing in it! Another set of twins who also play sports in college and have this twin test thing because the one for you can tell you apart. Then I was wracking my brain trying to figure out what book that was as I thought it was odd another author that I just read had the same idea as I haven't encountered it before. I searched and searched different authors I have read recently and couldn't find it and was just about to give up when I saw Played by this same author. The fourth book in this same series, but the first book I read. And of course that was it. And then made total sense that when you get the other twins story they would be doing the same thing. Yes, I should have figured that out way sooner...

So Sacked, first book in the series but second I have read, and I loved it! Oh, Knox was amazing. I love that he gets Ellie. He sees her and challenges her and is just wonderful with her. He is one of the good guys. Sure he plays college ball, but he is amazing. He is still a virgin as he has been saving it for the right girl, and when he sees Ellie one morning he knows. He knows she is the one for him. And so he will do whatever he needs to to break down her walls and have her let him in. He was awesome. And since Ellie was the sister of one of his teammates I expected more of a 'you don't date sisters' kind of drama to be involved, but I was pleasantly surprised when it wasn't. When everyone is fine with him dating Ellie because he is such a great guy. Oh, I loved Knox.

Ellie is a bit...she has some secrets that are not so good and will hurt people when they come out. She is a bit spineless with her parents which I didn't like and she has to know what she is doing is wrong, but she doesn't stick up for herself. She tries to keep Knox away because she dated a football player before and it ended terribly and she doesn't want to go through that again. Plus her secrets could hurt him and make him lose the one thing he loves. As she gets to know him she really doesn't want him to get hurt and she doesn't know what to do. I felt for Ellie, I really did. She is in a tough spot and even though looking in from the outside it was easy to think that she shouldn't keep these secrets anymore, it would be hard to break free and do whatever she wants. She holds so much guilt for things that happened in the past that aren't really her fault and just keeps trying to make up for it.

Together Ellie and Knox were amazing. I loved how Knox knows what he wants and is not will to be a one night stand for Ellie. Her whole not believing Knox at the beginning was kind of fun. I loved watching them get to know each other and fall for each other. They were sweet and I loved how everything worked out. Knox really is the best of guys, especially with how he handled everything that happens. I loved both of them and just wanted the best for them.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2


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