May 27, 2020 3 min to read

Review: Jock Blocked by Pippa Grant

Category : Reviews

She can’t let him score…

Call it superstition, but when a guy bats as hot as Brooks Elliott, you don’t mess with what’s working. And what’s working is him keeping his pants zipped and doing all of his scoring on the field.

So when I hear he’s planning to ditch his V-card now that he’s been traded to baseball’s lovable losers—aka my home team and my reason for living every March through October—I do what any rational, dedicated, obsessed fan would do.

I make a plan to stop him.

But the thing about stopping him is that it requires spending time with him.

Lots. And lots. And lots of time.

And the more time I spend with him, the more I like him. Not as the guy who’s going to help save my favorite team and finally bring home a championship ring, but as the guy who’s helping me in my quest to bring back the team’s old mascot. Who also loves making pancake and bacon sandwiches. And who would do almost anything for his love of the game.

But after all this time of jock-blocking him…do I even have a chance?

And if I do, are we both destined to a life of celibacy in the name of winning?

Jock Blocked is a home run of a feel-good romantic comedy featuring the world’s most superstitious sports fan, baseball’s oldest virgin hero, a rogue meatball, an adorable puppy with a cussing problem, and the best lovable losers. It stands alone and comes with a happily ever after more satisfying than a game-winning grand slam.



My Review:
Title: Jock Blocked
Author: Pippa Grant
Format: Ebook
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Sports (baseball), virgin hero
Standalone: Yes
Part of a Series: Book 1 of the Copper Valley Fireballs
POV: Mackenzie and Brooks
Steam Level: Slow Burn to toasty

Pippa Grant does it again in Jock Blocked! Fans of Pippa Grant will love seeing more of her characters from earlier books. Jock Blocked is full of asthma-attack-inducing laughs, urges to google echidnas to see if they really have four-headed…, and what exactly did they do with that dil… And the text messages, phone hacks, life hacks, superstitions, and talking dog collar. I just can’t. It must be a hilariously frightening place to be in Pippa Grant’s head. I’m so glad I discovered her and she has become an author I auto buy.



Favorite Quotes:

  • I never meant to become a criminal. But in the grand scheme of life, I don’t think I’m technically engaging in criminal behavior. At least, if it is, you could call it a crime of passion.
  • Oh, god, baseball forearms. They’re lethal to women’s panties everywhere, because baseball forearms.
  • Three billion women in the world, and I’m seeing green over one who’s quirkier than half my family put together.
  • Turns out, being attracted to crazy is genetic.
  • He used me against myself.
  • Brooks has got to stop acting human, or I’m going to forget one of these days that he’s a baseball player whose habits and routines need to be fostered for peak performance.
  • It’s like hope on steroids. I hope. I hope so hard, and so long, it turns into belief, because there’s no sense hoping for something you don’t believe in.
  • Self-esteem and self-worth come from within. She has to forgive herself before it’ll mean a damn thing that we forgive her.
  • Change takes work. You can’t get it all right the first time, but that doesn’t mean you quit. It means you adjust, and you keep going.
  • Normal and I haven’t ever shared a glance. We might’ve passed on the street once, but we pretended like we didn’t see each other. It was awkward. For everyone.
  • “You’re Nutella-covered bacon in a baked chicken breast world.”
  • “I wasn’t born to win baseball games, Kenz. I was born to win you.”


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