September 4, 2015

Title:  Sacked

Author:  Jen Frederick

Published:  September 2015

What he wants he gets…

Knox Masters is a quarterback’s worst nightmare. Warrior. Champion. And…virgin. 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.

**Note:  This book was provided to the Book Hookup but that did not in any way influence this review!

Ana will put Sacked on her top shelf!!

This is a sweet, sexy, flail-inducing read!  I’ve been on a bit of a sports kick lately and was very happy to see that Jen Frederick had written her very own hot athlete for me to get to know.  And, right from the first page, Knox won my heart.  Not only is he a fantastic athlete with the sexy swagger you expect, but he’s also very focused on his future…so focused in fact that he’s still a virgin.  Yup…you read that right!!  Knox has no intention of letting a girl get in the way of his path to the NFL and he works hard to ensure that his dreams will come true.  But, then along comes Ellie and he’s absolutely thrown for a loop.

From the start, he knows that she’ll change his future and his outlook on his path.  He knows that she’s meant for him and that he’ll do what it takes to have her in his life.  And, for some unknown reason, I was able to overlook the insta-love on his part.  I think it was because Ellie made him work for it and therefore provided the needed time for him to be sure of his feelings…or maybe it was just because it’s interesting to see such intense feelings from a guy in a book.  Either way, my heart melted as Knox began his pursuit of Ellie.

These two characters were fantastic and their chemistry was explosive.  Ms. Frederick has a knack for writing characters that you would like to have as friends in real life and these two are no exception.  Both Knox and Ellie were strong characters who knew what they wanted.  Ellie has some family issues that she has to deal with and that forms the basis for the angst in this story.  It’s a very unique situation that makes this sports-themed book different from any I’ve read in the past.  Her loyalty to her brother, even though it poses a danger for her, is great.  And speaking of her brother, I also loved the secondary characters in this story and am hoping that there are more books to come in the future.  Dear Ms. Frederick…please consider this a plea for books for Jack, Ty, Hammer, Ace…oh, heck…just write a book for every single one of those football hotties!!

So…if your looking for a fun read with sexy athletes, hot chemistry, wonderful writing and a unique storyline, look no further!  Enjoy!!

EXCERPT

I lock my legs to keep from falling over and pull out the biggest barrel I have. “Masters, there are things about me that if you knew you wouldn’t want to spend another minute in my presence.”

He considers my words, the silence taking on a heaviness and part of me already aches for what I could have if I was just any other girl at Western. “Have you killed anyone?” he finally asks. I can feel his eyes assessing me and I keep my gaze averted afraid of what

I’ll see in his moss green gaze.

“No.”

“Have you slept with my brother?”
“What?” I can’t prevent myself from gawking at Masters, who’s smiling as he asks the question. “No! God, I’ve never even met him!”

“Are you catfishing poor athletes from Auburn? Wait, don’t answer that because I don’t think I’d find that objectionable. Oh, I have it—” He snaps his fingers.

“This isn’t a joke, Masters.”

He tucks a stray piece of hair behind my ear. “Until you tell me what it is, it’s not a reason to be apart either.”

I suck in my lower lip to prevent throwing myself at him and telling him to take me.

“Why?” I ask helplessly.

“Because I like you.”

He grips me by the chin and lays down gentlest, sweetest kiss. In that kiss he tells me everything. That he wants me. That he’s willing to take it slow. That he’s not giving up.

He kisses me as if this is the only thing he wants to do for the next ten hours.

His lips barely move but I can feel everything in me surge toward him. The short wedges
I shoved on this morning suddenly feel precarious. I grip his shoulders to steady myself and then find myself rising up on my tiptoes to press deeper against him. He hauls me flush against him until I can no longer touch the floor.

His one hand palms nearly my entire back while the other angles my head for better access. He may be a virgin, but the guy knows how to kiss. His tongue is finding places inside my mouth that I didn’t even know would feel good.

All the pent up desire that has been boiling in me for days comes pouring out of me. I attack him with my next kiss, biting his lower lip, sucking on his tongue.  Against my belly I can feel the hard ridge of his erection.

“God,” I breathe as he abandons my mouth to trace the line of my jaw with his lips. He growls in response and pushes me back against the bookcases but I don’t even mind that the shelves are biting into my back. I just want more.

And he gives it to me. We cling to each other, feeding off of each other’s seemingly endless need until I hear a gasp and then a muted giggle. And those two faint sounds somehow manage to break through the haze of lust and bring with it the realization that

I am in a very public place. I wriggle against him and he sets me down reluctantly.

“We’re in the bookstore,” I say in a scandalized voice.

“You’ve never kissed a guy in the bookstore before?” He grins, the wicked mischievous one I’m beginning to associate with something tremendously naughty. “There’s a first time for everything.”

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