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Aced

(Blocked #2)

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Volleyball wonder Lucia Ramirez found her love match in Blocked despite the glaring political spotlight aimed on her family. In Aced, the second book in Jennifer Lane’s Blocked series, it could be her brother Alejandro’s turn to get lucky in love.

Medical student Alejandro’s hot Latin looks get him plenty of attention, but his deep faith and admiration for his father keep
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Paperback, 280 pages
Published December 2nd 2015 by Psyched Publishing
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Jennifer Lane
Aced is book two in the New Adult sports romance series Blocked, available HERE.

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The Goodreads New Adult Book Club offers ebooks of Blocked and Aced in the Read It and Review It program starting 12/7/15.
Yelania Nightwalker
¡Madre de dios! This books is breathtaking. Maddie's story is touching, she made me cry and laugh sometimes... I think it is a novel that makes you think a lot about the world and racial differences, and about yourself and the pain that we sometimes inadvertently loaded and that builds up inside us until we tear us the heart apart... Aced is an amazing story, Jennifer Lane knows how to steal the reader's heart. I'm totally obsessed with the Ramirez family.
Nicki Elson
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My favorite thing about Jennifer Lane’s books is the characterization. She creates such warm, likable, real characters. Every chapter I look forward to seeing what they’re up to. It’s especially exciting when one of the leads is the president’s son! In this story, the lead characters come a long way. One learns tolerance while the other learns acceptance. The author’s background in psychology adds so much depth to their growth in a highly believable way. It was also fun to get to “play” with Luc ...more
Darcia Helle
Nov 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks, fiction, romance, ya-na
Full disclosure: I seldom read books considered 'New Adult', I've never had interest in college volleyball (or the sport in general), and I rarely read political books because they tend to be heavy-handed toward one party or issue. ACED, and its predecessor BLOCKED, is a political, sports, NA novel. And I absolutely loved this book.

You might wonder why I'd even pick up this book to begin with, considering it's all the things I claim to not read. That answer is simple: The author. Jennifer Lane
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Romance
Nov 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jesus, Jose y Maria... donde has estado toda mi vida Alejandro? I am so on my way to find Father Jacob, Lord forgive me for I have sinned and lusted over the hottie known as ALEJANDRO.

Blocked hooked me, but Aced, OH MY GAWD!!!! Aced just won me over. Alejandro, aka hotajandro has become the love of my life. Yup, dibs he's all mine chicas. His protective nature, his strong presence, his intellect and his overall demeanor made fall and made me fall hard! Oh and he's a LATINO, DIOS, I JUST DIED!!!

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Beck Anderson
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I think I like Aced even better than Blocked!

Jennifer Lane's done it again, and I zoomed through this one in one sitting, much to my family's chagrin.

I loved Alejandro,and loved, loved loved Maddie. I loved that they both had issues, but the plot's pace was lightning quick and kept me guessing.

I am so happy to read a book with a strong female lead who knows what she wants. And I really enjoyed Alejandro. He's sexy, he's smart, he's ambitious, but he's warm and focused on taking care of his fam
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Samantha Hanson
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was sent an ARC for an honest review.

Book 1 is the story of Lucia and Dane, while book 2 is the story of Alejandro (Lucia's brother) and Maddie (Lucia's BFF).

Governor Ramirez has been elected as President causing the lives of the Ramirez children to significantly change. Alejandro is a Med student at John Hopkins University, active Catholic and over protective big brother. Maddie Brooks is an all star volleyball player, Olympian hopeful, and also looking for a future in medicine.

Again, Jenn
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JMV
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: author-review
Received from the author for a honest review. Aced is the second book in the Blocked Series. This one starts right were we left off. Elections are over and a new president is elected. This story, just like the first, covers some pretty serious and current topics.
Maddie has just been dumped by her long time boyfriend and this time Lucy is the one to help. Just like real life Maddie must find herself before she can start anything new even if it is with the serious, straight-forward older brother
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J. Kahele
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So sweet

I was very excited and anxiously waiting for the second book in this series. At first I was confused not realizing the second book www not a continuation of Dane and Lucia's story, but was not disappointed at all.

Maddie and Alejandro were very cute and I enjoyed reading their story. The author did a fantastic job of building a world that engaged you and keeping you there until the last page. Great story, wonderful read.
Karie
Oct 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have been so looking forward to reading Aced, which is the second book of the series. Wow! Once again Ms. Lane produces a story that is packed full with such noteworthy topics. Ranging from depression (which most tend not to speak of), racial issues, single family homes, and typical college breakups.
Aced focuses on Maddie who will be graduating from college come the end of spring. She is suffering through a totally unexpected breakup. When Lucy's brother Alejandro pops into their college to r
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Nancee Cain
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness. I loved Blocked but I think Aced even surpassed it. Maddie and Alejandro are an unlikely pair at the beginning but by the end of the story you can't imagine them NOT being together. The story is character driven (my favorite type) and it is so refreshing in NA to have a hero that isn't full of machismo. Not that Alejandro isn't hot...he IS. But he's kind, considerate, responsible. The type guy I'd want in real life. The author threw a curve in the story that I didn't expect which ...more
Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow another incredible book by the talented Jennifer Lane, I absolutely enjoyed reading Aced.

Maddie and Alejandro are perfect for each other, it's been interesting reading through their relationship and how they get through the difficult things thrown in their way.

It's so upsetting to know there's so much racial hate between people. I've never read a book that includes racial hate before and I really like that you did. I really loved the storyline and the characters, it was a great read

AND as
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Gabriela Mira Williams
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As an old saying goes "Best-laid plans of mice and men oft go astray" the hot Latin Alejandro, set to become a star baseball pro, ends up a med school student, dreaming of healing athletes injuries such as the one that ended his own soaring sports carrier. On the other hand sweet vibrant Maddie, with a head full of curls and a heart full of gold, who does not shy to look a president in the eye and "serve" the bold truth of regardless of skin colors we all bleed the same. A book of hearts and min ...more
Teresa
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
A 4.5 rating book for me.

After having read and immensely enjoyed Blocked over the Summer, I had been very intrigued about Aced, and eagerly awaiting its release. Most heartfelt thanks to the author, who provided an ARC and therefore, I am giving here an honest review.

I thought it would be a challenge for her to make Alejandro, one of the main characters, likeable, as his couple of scenes in his sister's book were not stellar, in my opinion. To me he came across as an intolerant, arrogant, over
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Michelle van Rij
Dec 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: december-2015
4 amazing volleyball stars.

So after Lucia finding her love match, it's now her brother Alejandro's turn to get lucky. At least that's what we hope. Alejandro is in med school and even though he's really good looking, he doesn't have a girlfriend and he is a virgin due to his strong beliefs. Alex really wants to do what's right and please his father. That includes being the most protective brother you have ever seen, which drives Lucia and his little brother Mateo nuts most of the time. When he m
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RoloPoloBookBlog
Aced by Jennifer Lane
Book #2: Blocked Series
Source: ARC from author
My Rating: 5/5 stars
My Review:

Listen up, people!! If you haven’t started Jennifer Lane’s Blocked series yet, get to it! Aced was a one sitting, take it to the bathroom with you, stay up until 4 a.m. to finish it read.

Maddie Brooks is having a seriously bad month. Her boyfriend of three years inexplicably dumped her, at least one of her pre-med classes is whipping her, and if she doesn’t crawl out of her funk and get back on the
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Lauren Jones
Nov 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received an advanced copy of Aced by the author in exchange for an honest review. I have never read anything by this author, but the book blurb intrigued me since I enjoy sports and romance. This story begins with a girl named Madison, Maddie for short. Maddie has found herself in a deep depression ever since her boyfriend broke up with her after three years. With all of her past family and relationship issues, she doesn’t know how to see around her low self-esteem—thinking that she is just no ...more
Sarika Patkotwar
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Actual rating- 4.5

If you liked author Jennifer Lane's Blocked, you will love Aced. Trust me. Because I really liked Blocked and I ended up liking Aced even more. The combination of sports and politics was brilliant in the first book, so naturally I was looking forward to read more of the same. And oh my God! I instantly fell in love with Maddie and Alejandro.

Maddie is a volleyball star and studies medicine at Highbanks, where she is friends with Lucia. The two girls have been with each other th
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Aaliyah
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Blocked captivated my attention from start to finish and Aced did not disappoint. Aced focused on issues which most shy to discuss; racial issues and discrimination, depression, abandonment and family issues, homophobia. Lane did not only highlight the importance of these issues but showed how we can change for the better. The quote that stayed with me was, "I try not to focus on differences in our skin color, but pay attention to similarities in our character.....It’s not what divides us; it’s ...more
BookWorm 221
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015, arcs-2015
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This book was easily one of my most anticipated reads of the year, since I finished Blocked and found out about a book 2 I’ve been impatiently waiting for Aced, I had total faith in Jennifer Lane and I knew she was going to deliver an amazing book. I’m so happy I was right!

Aced is just as amazing as Blocked but I think in this one we see a lot more politics and beliefs about religion, racism and other important subjects in present society, the book might be controversia
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Samantha (WLABB)
Dec 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, na
I love romance books. I love sports books. I really love sports romance books, and Lane did a fantastic job with Alejandro and Maddie's story. Alex was sometimes a jerk in Blocked, but the reasons behind his behaviors are revealed as we read the story from his POV.

Alex was struggling with so many things in his past and present, and along came Maddie. She, too, was struggling with issues from her past and her present, and together, they found some peace. I loved them together. They had many simi
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Jeanette Book-Reviews
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
*****5 Amazing Stars*****

*ARC kindly provided by this Author for an honest review*

OMG... I loved reading Blocked which is Book 1 in the Blocked Series, which I highly recommend in reading before you dive into this AMAZING Book 2 - Aced. As all the characters from the 1st one do cross over in this one. As I was kind of left hanging in who's parent was going to be elected the President of USA, we get to know in the 1st chapter - phew! lol

This story centred on Lucia Ramirez's older brother Alejand
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Brittany
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion from the New Adult Book Club*

We begin this book with the answer to that grueling cliffhanger. Thankfully, the person I was rooting for won! But before we even begin reading, we are faced with another fine specimen as a cover to drool over!! In this second book we are given new perspectives. Alejandro and Maddie step front and center to lend us their minds. Alejandro is the protective older brother to his younger sister Lucia.
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Susan Trewick
Dec 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Aced

Aced is the second book of the blocked series, Alejandro gets plenty of female attention but his faith keeps him from sins of the flesh. Maddie Brooks is an all star volley ball player and future olympian. They are drawn together but throw in politics, religion and racism will their love survive?
Wow, this love story blew me away! Alejandro and Maddie are two people who shouldn't be together but fit perfectly. The author does an amazing job of tackling sensitive subjects, showing both sides o
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EscapeNBooks
Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Guest Review by Tammy Cole
Aced is book two in this series and I really enjoyed this book. Alejandro is a HOT and SEXY Latino. What more do I need to say? Alejandro and Maddie are such a great couple together even though they do have a few different views on some matters. This book is a realistic portrayal of current social and political issues and Jennifer does a great job of portraying them. I don't want to give anything away but I did like this book even more than book one. This story had me l
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Paula White
Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Gifted for an honest review.

This one picks up after the Blocked. It was great to catch up with the characters and see who won the presidential race.

Maddie was a great character, she was so strong in the first book and to see her break down in this one but pick herself up and see her value was admirable. Alejandro was so bossy and over protective in the first book it was good to see him stop and think and consider his reactions. Maddie and Alejandro together were cute. It was good to catch up wit
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Jaime
May 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
After finishing Blocked, I knew I'd have to read the second book in this series. Not just because I had to know which family won the election (that question I was pleased to see answered in the opening pages), but also because I really enjoyed the characters.

Aced is the story of Maddie and Alejandro. I really like how this series isn't just a bunch of sports romances, but each book tackled difficult issues like eating disorders and depression.

There was also more of Dane and Lucy and hints of wh
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Alicia
Aug 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm sometimes hesitant in reading a series with stand-alone books because you develop such a connection with the first couple in the first book that you MAY not connect with the next couple. Boy! That is not the case with Aced! Dare I say that I loved Alex and Maddie more than Lucia and Dane?? What I loved about their story was that there was little to no drama - relationship-wise. There was a little hesitation at the beginning, but what new relationships don't start that way?

Great job with thi
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Haley Anderson
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
After reading Lucia & Dane's story in Blocked. We get to experience Alejandro & Maddie's story.

Alejandro, being Lucia's brother is on his way to becoming a doctor. Going to a different school than Lucia. But when Alejandro visits Lucia at her school, he is introduced to Maddie, Lucia's BFF. Well Maddie doesn't know what to think at first. As time went on, so did Maddie & Alejandro's feelings towards each other.

Will Maddie & Alejandro look past their political and racist parents
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Mitsy
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Jennifer Lane does it again!

Aced is the rare book 2 that is equal to book 1. Aced is so well written it could be read first or as a stand alone. That is very rare!

Maddie is wonderful, strong, vulnerable, intelligent, athletic, and a great match for Alejandro. She is easily one of my favorite female characters.

Alejandro is intelligent, funny, and a gentleman! I love him, too.

Will they last?

Must read to find out!
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