Downed: A Novel (Gridiron Book 3) by Jen Frederick
on December 1st, 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Sport
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He’s the guy no one likes…
Despite winning two national championships, JR “Ace” Anderson was sent packing from his old school after losing the trust of his coach. At Southern U, he has a second chance to prove that his college legacy isn’t endless debauchery and selfishness. But his reputation precedes him, and his teammates offer a chilly welcome in the locker room. The one person who is willing to accept him is the very woman he should stay away from—his new coach’s daughter.
She’s the girl everyone loves…
Bryant Johnson’s only goal in life is to make others happy, even at her own expense. One look at her father’s new star quarterback, and she knows that Ace is her next project. With a reputation for being a “jerk whisperer”, Bryant has spent her last three years at college reforming sorry behavior and turning bad boys into the best boyfriends ever. In Ace, though, she’s met with surly resistance and a sizzling attraction she doesn’t expect. Fixing this wounded warrior will be her biggest challenge yet. Not falling for him will be even harder.
Between her big heart and his damaged one, a battle is ensuing. In this game of love, every defense will crumble.
“He likes to take control—on and off the field. He plays hard, loves hard. I should’ve been prepared for him, but I wasn’t.”
So confession time, I haven’t read the previous books in the series. I choose this one after an email came asking if I wanted to review it. When I looked it up to see what it was about I saw everyone complaining about the hero. That right there made me want to read it and I jumped all over it. I love the bad guys, the guys everyone complains about, the ones that no one wants to get a HEA. Their “fall” into love or their redemption is always a better ride. Ace’s story was everything I love about the hated heroes ride to a HEA. Perfection!
Ace is a football player for Bryant’s Dads football team. She was a bit to sweet for liking, it was almost an unnatural sweetness for my liking. It worked for this story and I think they balanced each other out. Their story is one of opposites attract and it was a sweet and sexy combination of a good time.
I love the villians and I always will. Jen has a great book here and I think I want to check out the previous books now. Grab this one and enjoy!
“I hadn’t come looking for it, that’s for damn sure. But I don’t regret it. All of the acts of my past—both good and bad—led me to her.”