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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  15,716 ratings  ·  1,328 reviews
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 h
ebook, 300 pages
Published September 6th 2015 (first published September 4th 2015)
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Marie L On Jen Frederick's website it says #2 will come out next February and #3 in Nov. 2016!! :D Book #3 will be about Jack (& Riley... come on, it has to b…moreOn Jen Frederick's website it says #2 will come out next February and #3 in Nov. 2016!! :D Book #3 will be about Jack (& Riley... come on, it has to be her!!), but there's no info who the second book, "Jockblocked", will be about so far. (less)

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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
4 Stars for the story...1 Star for a lead Athlete Hero who does NOT dip his wick in every moist hole available.

So refreshing I'll even overlook the somewhat train wreck that was this books 4th quarter.

Speaking of lame football jokes the 4th quarter, I LOVED that the author speaks legit football. Bra-effin-vo.

Full review to come. Eventually.


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So I just picked up THIS book and these books:

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Filthy Marcellos: Lucian

Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!!!


This was my first book by this author, so I didn’t have any idea what to expect. However I heard this series, or more exactly this installment is very similar with Elle Kennedy’s newest NA series, “Off- Campus”. Since I enjoyed every installment in that series, I decided to give this one a try. And let me tell you, I wasn’t disappointed at all. Jen Frederick delivered an entertaining, sweet and fluffy (at times) sports/college romance that I truly enjoyed. The story was refreshing, hea
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Title: Sacked
Series: Standalone
Author: Jen Frederick
Release Date: September 6, 2015
Rating: 4.5 - 5 stars
Cliffhanger:. no
HEA: (view spoiler)

Let me start with 2 simple questions:

1. Have you read and completely loved Elle Kennedy's and Kristen Callihan's NA novels?

2. Do you enjoy sweet, sexy, flirty books?

If you answered YES to both… then meet your new favorite book.

To say that I am still a little bit dazzled it’s an understatement. Even though I’ve finished reading Sacked
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
3.5 Stars

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.

Now before you start reaching for rotten tomatoes and pitchforks, allow me to clarify my rating here. See, here's the thing, I liked this book. It was wonderfully written and being my first book by this author I already know I'll be reading all her others. I'm also completely hooke

Title: Sacked
Series: Standalone
Author: Jen Frederick
Release date: September 6, 2015
Cliffhanger: No
HEA(view spoiler)

"So you plan to ruin me for all other men?"
"That's the plan."

Where do I even start with this book? You know how it feels when you start reading and all the components of the story click into place like a puzzle piece, and you can sense it almost immediately? There's no forcing of a square peg into a round hole. There's no struggle. Then you get to the end, and
S.M. West

Well, you'd think that I've had enough of the locker room and college sports with all of the great reads that have come out over the past several months. But nah, this girl likes her sport romances and there's just something about a hot, sexy, breathless, sweaty athlete!

Well, this was my first Jen Frederick read and now I've got another go-to author to add to my list!! This was another great read of a genre and topic that you'd think has been done to death but Jen Frederi
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

➦This is a stand alone new adult sports romance novel, first in the Gridiron series. Where does that term come from anyways?

"Gridiron" is a reference to the design and shape of the lines on the field of play, which resemble that of a gridiron - a grid-shaped metal grate used for cooking (like those found on a grill).

Well, cuz... FOOTBALL.

➦So... A VIRGIN star college football player for a hero? Um, yes please! If you think you'd find this to be an aphrodisiac... then by all means... have a re
✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
Yes, I read this. From beginning to end *hangs head in shame* This desperately saddening, upsetting, depressing fact should give you a clue as to my current mental state.

All I have to say about this delightful story is: so much juvenile cheese, sheer stupidity and pathetically manufactured pathetic drama should be outlawed. Such a severe case of award-winning, unequalled, OTT insta-freaking-lurvitis should be mercilessly, ruthlessly punished.

Bye now.

P.S. I was going to say that this book was a S
Jennifer Kyle
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 Stars

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This is my first book by this author and if you fall into the picky-bitch category you may want to skip this one. This story is all about the hero falling madly in love with the heroine from first glance (instant love). My other issue with this book was the over the top solution to the couple’s problem. Regardless of the aspects of this story that I questioned, this was a good read for me. The author sure knows how to write about football, her sex scenes are hot, her sett
Geri Reads
Aug 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Knox Masters is a college football superstar on the verge of becoming a top draft pick in the NFL. One morning, he meets Ellie and becomes instantly smitten with Ellie, and relentlessly pursues her. But Ellie is having none of it. She has something to hide and it could affect not only Knox's chances with the NFL but her brother's chances at playing football.

Sacked is one of those sweet, easy reads that has likable characters, great banter and serious steam. I liked the relationships among the p
★★★★★ 4.5 Stars ★★★★★

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I love it when a book grips me from the get go, gives me all the feels, both good and bad, and just won't let me put it down for even a minute. This is how I felt whilst reading Sacked, it was just the kind of book I was looking for, it was sweet and angsty with a whole lot of REALLY hot scenes.

It's nothing new, it's a new adult, college based, sports romance between the super hot football player and a normal everyday girl. However, the main
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***5 "Sacked by Love" stars***

What can i say about this book???
It was an amazing reading with its ups and downs...
I laugh, i cry, i smile, i got sad, angry, mad... but the result is that i absolutely loved it!!!

It wasn't a story that i haven't read before, but the way that it was given was very beautiful and got me hooked...
Yeah, i know... Girl and a football player got in love. What's the new here???
It wasn't anything new, but i still loved this story...

Knox Masters was a rare and very sp
Stacey is Sassy
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

At the core, he’s a romantic.

***4.5 Stars***

Well, I can tell you that Gridiron involves an offensive and a defensive team.


And the crowd goes wild!

Stacey understood ONE thing from reading Sacked.

I love a good romance and add a romantic, sexy and extremely alpha hero and I’m a puddle of goo and very happy. Knox was an AWESOME hero. This man/boy (he’s 21…still a baby in my old eyes) has ticked all my boxes and left me very impressed. Knox is determined, driven and dedicated to succeed in his c
★ Larissa ~ book crusher ~
2 stars

Warning: Unpopular opinion ahead

Sacked is Jen Frederick's attempt at riding the coattails of the extremely popular NA sports romance series created by Kristen Callihan and Elle Kennedy, Game On and Off Campus respectively. She makes no effort to hide that either, dedicating the book to both these authors and referring to them as her inspiration.

I almost wish she hadn't started with that intro, because that made it all too clear that this book was set to emulate the amazing quality
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♫DNF'ed audio re-read 1/22/18. I made it no longer than 18 minutes but this male narrator was way too annoying for me to go on.♫

Knox Masters has got to be the hottest virgin I've ever read about. I loved his character and the integrity he had, which isn't something you see too much in NA novels. He completely destroyed this genre and set all new goals for my future NA Heroes.

The chemistry between Ellie and Knox was captivating and kept me in suspense the whole bo
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of GAME ON and OFF-CAMPUS
I made it through the holidays (mostly) unscathed, but they were still exhausting, and I'm working up the courage to begin the last leg of my EPIC WoT reread (which I've been avoiding for, oh, four years), so I needed something a little light, a little fun.

This book . . . was exactly what I looking for.

Behold the end results of the very scenario for which the term "meet cute" was coined:

“And what about you? What are your plans?”
“I want to get a job. Not have to rely on my parents. Their…financ
Aug 23, 2015 rated it really liked it

I am not a huge sports fan, I am a reader. I will openly admit to being that annoying person reading in the stands while my husband cheers on his team. However, I do love sports books, especially on the collegiate level. I love comradery and joking between the teammates. I love the excitement and built in angst of the games and their outcomes. So while, I am not a sports fan, I do love the books! Jen Frederick did an exceptional job with Sacked!

Knox Masters is the man on campus, he is a legend
Katy Loves Romance ❤️
4.75 Stars****

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Ohhhh Myyyy Gooddddd...... What a goodie... Thumbs up from Katy.

If you know me you'll know 1. Sports Romance and 2. College Romances are both my guilty pleasures. 9 out of 10 times I will enjoy the ride these stories give me, not that its EVERY time but it is the norm. This was no different, not only because of the genre but because of the story plus the writing geesh I enjoyed it all.

So what's it about?
Knox Masters is the Best and he's the Quarterback of his college team. He
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4.5 - "I started my life the day I met you. Everything before then was just practice." Stars!

Its Live!

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Jen Frederick’s writing. I think mainly because whatever trope or theme she decides to turn her writing hand to she does extremely well and with her own unique twist.

This can certainly be said for Sacked with the slew of college based romances centered around the players and the women who eventually tame them out there right now, Jen has once again took
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
3 stars

Meh!!! Frankly, it was hard for the book to recover when the beginning started like this:

(view spoiler)

It did get better and the team mates seem like a fun bunch. Knox was a nice character. Can't say I liked nor disliked Ellie. But then the last 20%? I found quite ridiculous to be honest.

This does ha
4 Sweet Stars.

Ellie just transferred college to be next to her brother, who is starting in the football team. She’s hiding something so she’s trying to pass unnoticed, but she doesn’t escape the attention of Knox, college star and football team biggest promise.
He never felt the need of having anyone but for some reason he’s set on having Ellie… except that she keeps running from him. But this time, Knox is decided to win.


The story itself was a usual NA book featuring a girl with some secrets
~Stéphanie's Journal~
Aug 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sports, arc

I know I can't judge a book by his cover but holy smokes this one called me right away. And let me tell you the story is as sweet as that's guy's abs


When I started reading Sacked I wasn't sure I was in the mood for a college sports book but the story has grown on me fast.

There's one element that almost made me roll my eyes and I want to talk about it immediately so we are done and over with: The insta-love.
I know it's a huge problem for most readers but please reconsider and keep reading.
Jen Fr
Kim Bailey
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Kim by: Amy | Foxy Blogs

A little bit of cheesy, over the top goodness ... perfect for the the mood I was in.

As per my usual style, I jumped into this book without even a peek at the synopsis. In fact, this book wasn't even on my radar. Leave it to my bestie Foxy to talk me into another book ;) and thanks to Alleskelle who kindly gifted it through her blog - it's a fun buddy read :D
I've never read a Jen Frederick book before (hiding in shame), but I can guarantee that this won't be my last.

I really enjoyed the p
4 Cashing in the Card Stars

There are some things you are born knowing: Treat your mother with respect. Family comes first. Bringing down a quarterback is as close to a religious experience as a boy can get. When you meet the girl who’ll be sitting on your front porch holding your hand when you’re eighty, don’t let a thing like cool dismissive looks, big brothers, or fucking rules stand in your way.

Well, I have to start off by saying that even though I’ve read a whole lot of Jen Frederick’s book
maybe it's because I am a bit emotional BUT it suited me just right!

this was the first book I have read by Jen Frederick and it won't be that last either!

Light, sweet, romantic, a bit angsty, a bit of drama, funny read that made me realize it why I actually like my sportmen as book boyfriends LOL

ah, Knox Masters!
you make me swoon, man!
for a 21 year old you really talk some serious shit! Your lines and your actions were the death of me! i nearly sobbed!
" He grips me b
Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*
I am normally not the girl to read a book because the abs on the cover make my libido kick up a couple notches, but when Dino-Jess started chatting about the perks of abs in all their splendor I found myself unable to resist.

Buddy-read set to commence September 19.

3 Stars

One of the things you need to know about me is that while I am somewhat of a romantic I am also a huge commitment phob. Probably one of the only reasons The Beast has been able to shackle me down for 2+ years is because our re
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The only reason for my four star rating was that it focused a lot on football; which I will praise the author for seeming to know her facts about the sport...but I'm not a big sports fan..So for me, I would tend to get a glazed look in my eye and want to start skimming when we were getting a commentary of the game going on. I have to admit though, that towards the end, the author did a brilliant job of capturing the excitement and adrenaline that all of the athlet ...more
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I usually have an idea of what rating I'll give a book by the end of the first chapter. With SACKED, however, I waffled between a two-star and a three-star rating for most of the book, and didn't really come to a solid decision until the very end. This is because SACKED does some things extraordinarily well, and other things...not so well.

SACKED is a romance between a very talented football player and a girl who is a fan of football. Kno
3,75 STARS!!!

If you prefer reading instant-love stories, then this book is perfect for you.
I loved Knox. He is perfect hero.

Sweet and funny read, I enjoyed it really much.

♥Booklish Reviews♥
This review isn't going to be good.
(Warning: SPOILERS! Supporters, turn the other cheek and move along.)
Confession: I'm a cover whore. You put a hot, shirtless man, who has an 12 pack that rivals most model's-yea, I'm going to be interested. I'm a woman, he's a man. We're both mammal, okay?

And I gotta say I think the reason I made it so far in the book (49%) was because of the cover. I wanted to give Mr. Right Stuff the benefit of a doubt. I felt like I owed it to him, folks.
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