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.
The cover was the initial draw, I mean how couldn’t it be, right?, and then finding out that the main male character was a virgin definitely grabbed my attention and I found that Sacked was a sweet, sexy read that at times was a little over the top, but had me laughing at the bantering and antics of all the characters and kept me turning the page to see what would happen next.
Knox is the epitome of determined, whether it be on the football field or getting the girl. When he decides on a goal, he doesn’t allow anything to deter him from it. His persistence could be deemed overbearing, but he isn’t. He is handsome, talented, charismatic, witty and takes the time to build a rapport with people, he can also laugh at himself which makes him practically perfect. But despite his confidence he does have issues and isn’t afraid of asking for advice, or taking it when it’s given without him asking. His virgin status wasn’t expected, but I admired him for sticking to it because as he states, he had more than ample opportunity to
Ellie aka Eliot I thought was pretty damn amazing. I honestly don’t know how she didn’t have more issues because of her parents, they are asshats. I found her to be sweet and sassy and loved that she could go toe to toe with the boys when it came to football. And I really enjoyed her relationship with her brother, Jack. It was really nice to see how much they genuinely liked each other and supported each other, though it was that very relationship that put Ellie in a gray area. I didn’t fault her for why she did what she did because she really was between a rock and hard place, but I loved it when she finally pulled on her big girl panties and rectified the situation.
Knox and Ellie’s relationship is insta-love at it’s most basic level. It’s that gut reaction to a person that they are “the one” and you will do anything to make them yours and I’m typically wary of that in most stories, but it worked for me here because though both felt the draw they didn’t just say okay we’re together. They had their own issues to work through and as they dealt with them we got to see them spending time together and getting to know each other which had me chuckling as Knox used his considerable alpha charisma to nudge Ellie along because the chemistry between them is undeniable, and neither does a great job at hiding what they feel from anyone. And though Knox is a virgin the sexual chemistry between them is smokin’! *cough* bathroom scene*cough* The bumps in the road on their journey to their HEA made sense considering what they were dealing with and though I thought the resolution to a main issue was a bit over the top, it again made sense based on who Knox is and I was happy that they got their HEA.
This was my first book by Jen Frederick and definitely won’t be my last! I enjoyed everything from her writing style to the pacing of the story and how everything unfolded. But what I loved most was the supporting cast of characters and how they all interacted. Some of my favorite scenes included all of the Knox’s teammates, my absolute favorite was the “When should I text” one and Jack and Ellie’s relationship brought about a deeper understanding of what they were both going through. I hope that Ty, Jack and Hammer all get their own books as the series progresses because they all deserve their own HEA’s.
The Bottom Line: This was a fun, well written NA read and I can’t wait to see what happens with Matty in Jockblocked!