Review: Jockblocked (Gridiron #2) by Jen Frederick

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She’s always played it safe…

College junior Lucy Washington abides by one rule—avoid risk at all costs. She’s cautious in every aspect of her life, from her health, to her mock trial team, to the boring guys she dates. When a brash, gorgeous jock walks into the campus coffee shop and turns his flirt on, Lucy is stunned by the force of attraction. For the first time ever, she’s willing to step out of her comfort zone, but can she really trust the guy who’s determined to sweep her off her feet?

He’s always played around…

Entering his last year of college eligibility, linebacker Matthew "Matty" Iverson has the team captaincy in his sights. And it’s his for the taking, if he can convince his quarterback Ace Anderson to give up the starting position. Luckily, Matty already has an edge—the hottie he’s lusting over just happens to be Ace’s childhood best friend. Getting Lucy on his side and in his bed? Hell yeah. Matty is more than confident he can have both, but when he falls hard for Lucy, it’s time for a new game plan: convince the woman of his dreams that she’s not sleeping with the enemy.


I am really enjoying these Gridiron books. I love how the guys are so committed to their ladies once they find them. And how awesome the ladies are. They are a lot of fun. 

Lucy has always had a risk-reward list for everything. She always figures out if she should take a risk or play it safe, and when Matty comes into her coffee shop one night and starts flirting with her she knows he is too much of a risk. She shouldn't be with him as how could that ever work? She wants safe, predictable, not sexy jock who all the girls want. 

When Matt first sees Lucy he is intrigued, but the more time he spends trying to get to know her (and she spends shooting him down) the more he genuinely likes her. The more other women just don't do it for him. The more he realizes she is the one for him. I loved Matt so so much. He is such a sweetheart. I loved how he would do whatever for Lucy no matter what. Sure he is in a bit of an awkward spot with his teammate Ace being one of her best friends, Ace secretly having a crush on her, and coach bringing some issues with Ace to Matt to fix. He is right in the middle, but I absolutely loved the way he handled everything with Luce. He could have been a bit of a bumbling mess, but he was awesome instead. I loved him. Honestly I really enjoyed the way all of this played out. The team wants him to use Lucy to help fix the Ace issue, but he doesn't make it this big secret thing. When he is all in he is all in. Gah, these football players are killing me!

Now Lucy was a bit of a coward in this story. She always plays it safe, maybe a bit too safe because she is afraid. I loved watching her deal with everything that happens and seeing her grow as a result. I loved her and I loved Matty and from page one wanted everything for them. This was a new to me author when I started this series and I am so glad I gave her a chance. These books are awesome. 

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★


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