Book Review: Jockblocked (Gridiron #2) by Jen Frederick


27069828She’s always played it safe…

College junior Lucy Washington abides by one rule—avoid risk at all costs. She’s cautious in every aspect of her life, from her health, to her mock trial team, to the boring guys she dates. When a brash, gorgeous jock walks into the campus coffee shop and turns his flirt on, Lucy is stunned by the force of attraction. For the first time ever, she’s willing to step out of her comfort zone, but can she really trust the guy who’s determined to sweep her off her feet?

He’s always played around…

Entering his last year of college eligibility, linebacker Matthew “Matty” Iverson has the team captaincy in his sights. And it’s his for the taking, if he can convince his quarterback Ace Anderson to give up the starting position. Luckily, Matty already has an edge—the hottie he’s lusting over just happens to be Ace’s childhood best friend. Getting Lucy on his side and in his bed? Hell yeah. Matty is more than confident he can have both, but when he falls hard for Lucy, it’s time for a new game plan: convince the woman of his dreams that she’s not sleeping with the enemy.


My Review:

First off, let my say a huge thanks to Jen Frederick for providing me with a review copy of Jockblocked!


This NA series is like crack. I’m not kidding. I don’t know where I’ve been the last few days. All I know is that I have inhaled the first two books in this series in like 48 hours. The last thing I knew, it was around 9 am this morning…..and now I’m done. I don’t really know where this day has went off to….

Matty and Lucy were such amazing characters. I loved them both equally. Well, okay, no. That’s a lie. I loved Matty a liiiiittle bit more. That was only because of how flipping gorgeous he was, though! As a couple? PERFECTION. They couldn’t have gotten any better!

Staying in tune with the first book, the side characters were full of personality, whether it was awesome or negative. I seriously hope that Hammer is getting a book. He better be!!!!! I think he might be my favorite character in this whole series. I also really enjoyed the fact that we met new characters, as well as got to see some of the more pushed aside football players make an appearance. I really like reading about them!

there were a couple negatives to this book that knocked it down a half star. 1) I really didn’t like how Ace was portrayed in this book. I didn’t like what was done to him, how he acted, or how his story ended at the end of this book. I’m sure that we’ll see more from Ace, but I was really disappointed. I really loved Ace in book 1, so I was a bit caught off guard. Also, you can only make a character into too much of an asshole before you don’t want to read about him anymore. I’m a bit on the fence if I’ll like a book with him as the lead…. 2) there were some football inconsistencies and errors in this book. First, let me point out, this is not going to bother the average reader. I am probably the biggest football fan you will ever meet in your life. Seriously, I probably top your husbands (or wives or whoever you know who is super into football!) I follow all the teams and stats, I worship Draft Day, I do fantasy football, I bring it up to people when I’m meeting them for the first time, my closet is loaded in football gear. Are you getting the gist? So, when there are some erros in a football book, I notice. Also, I really didn’t like that this whole book took place in the off season. I would have liked to see some of the games.

On a more positive note, I loved the fact that Lucy had diabetes. It was so realistic and so in your face. I loved that the author added realistic notes to the storyline and really showcased things that happen in real life. You know, life isn’t perfect. Shit happens. People have diabetes. I really enjoyed that whole story line!

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. For the most part, it was very engaging and addictive. I mean, I devoured this book. There is no other way to put it. I highly recommend this series!

Rating: [rating: 4]