Author: Jen Frederick
Series: Gridiron #2
Buy Links: Amazon | iBooks
I absolutely adored Matty. He’s the quintessential Jen Frederick hero. Sweet, caring, and not an asshole, which is a big plus for me. I love me some alphahole once in a while but nothing beats a hero that is all about the heroine.
Despite her penchant for pushing Matty away, I really liked Lucy. She has type 1 diabetes and she has to inject insulin everyday and monitor her insulin levels. For those who are familiar with Type 1 diabetes, you would know how careful you have to be with your food intake, exercise, etc. But this doesn’t stop her. I loved how this aspect was realistically incorporated in the book. It also explains a lot about Lucy’s reticence when it comes to taking risks.
The secondary characters were also complex and interesting. One that really stood out for me was Heather. Oh man, I love her. She reminded me so much of Paris Gellar in Gilmore Girls. Tough, bitchy with no filter. She’s hilarious. I want to read more about her. Another one was Hammer. At first, I thought he was just a token character that provides comedic relief in the book but here, we get to know him a little bit more. I can’t wait for him to finally take center stage.
Compared to Sacked, Jockblocked was set during Western’s off season, so much on-field action like in Sacked but there is a lot of drama with players and graduating and new recruits coming in, which leads me to my biggest gripe in the book. Well, obviously it’s not that big since I still enjoyed it BUT…there’s one character who I thought is going to be a major character in the next book that got on my ever-loving nerves. I’m so angry at this character, I want to reach out inside my Kindle and whack him upside in the head. It almost ruined the story for me.
Anyway, this one is another great addition to the Gridiron series, and I cannot wait for Hammer’s story.