With the blog's birthday being just a few days ago I thought it would be appropriate to have this week's Throwback Thursday post being the first review ever posted on the blog.
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 synopsis for Sacked immediately peeked my interest. A college football star who is a virgin? I had to check this one out. Normally it is the female who is the virgin, losing her virginity to the school’s star athlete so the twist on this one is a welcome change.
Knox has been waiting for the one, the one who passes his test, the one that will be his only one. I will admit at first I was unsure of his reasons behind his decision but quickly I understood once we get to know Knox. He was refreshing in a book world full of man whores. He wasn’t just a star football player, once you see who he really is, you will want a Knox of your own. Don’t let the fact that Knox is a virgin make you think that this book doesn’t have some smoking hot sex scenes, because it does. And virgin or not, Knox isn’t all that innocent, trust me on that.
Ellie, I admired her loyalty to her brother, even when it could cost her everything she doesn’t even know at the time she wants. Surprisingly her brother doesn’t warn the team from her or her from them. Ellie was determined to not be in a relationship with Knox, but once she lets him in you just knew it was going to be something intense. When she has to do something that is not only going to break her heart but Knox’s as well, I felt my own heart breaking for her.
I really loved Sacked. I love sports books, and even though Sacked is about a football player, the sports theme doesn’t take over the book like some do. It was balanced perfectly in my opinion. There was angst, humor, heart break, love, and hope. I can’t wait to read more about the rest of the football team, so Ms. Frederick, please don’t make this book whore wait for too long.