Series: How to Date a Douchebag #3
on September 26, 2017
Genres: College, New Adult, Sports Romance
He's not a douchebag; but that doesn't stop his friends from turning him into one.
MY FRIENDS WANT ME TO GET LAID.
So much so that they plastered my ugly mug all over campus, in bold printed letters:
Are you the lucky lady who's going to break our roommate's cherry?Him: socially awkward man with average-sized penis looking for willing sexual partner. You: must have a pulse. He will reciprakate with oral. Text him at: 555-254-5551
The morons can't even spell. And the texts I've been receiving are what wet dreams are made of. But I'm not like these douchebags, no matter how hard they try to turn me into one.
THIS ISN'T THE KIND OF ATTENTION I WANT.
One text stands out from hundreds. One number I can't bring myself to block. She seems different. Hotter, even in black and white.
However, after seeing her in person, I know she's not the girl for me. But my friends won't let up--they just don't get it. Douchebags or not, there's one thing they'll never understand:
GIRLS DON'T WANT ME.
So this review is probably going to be very short and vague, so I’ll start with just telling you that you should probably one click these books if you haven’t already. College wrestlers and the girls that bring them to their knees, what more could you possibly want? The author has also asked that we avoid spoilers at all costs, including the main characters names, so I apologize in advance if I just start talking about this guy or that girl. It’ll all make sense once you read the book. 😉
Jumping right into it, likes chat about the hero, shall we? He was so sweet, and a far cry from how the heroes in the previous two books acted which was a refreshing twist that Sara worked with. He was so sweet, occasionally nervous, modest, adorable, a tad naive in the most endearing way and just overall, heartwarmingly awesome. This guy was perfect for this book. Oh and um, HE SPEAKS FRENCH! If your lady parts aren’t quivering like the heroine’s, they should be by this point.
That brings us to the heroine, and to be honest, I was a little worried near the beginning of how these two were going to work together. To me, they seemed more like oil and vinegar than anything. But being the strong headed, stubborn girl that she was, the heroine here actually did the chasing which was fun to see. And I feel the need to point out that I really didn’t like this girl at the beginning. She was arrogant, vain, self centred and catty. It’s only then that I realized, “wait a second, this is the douchebag series. The heroine is the DB in the case instead of the expected hero!” After I figured this out, it went smoother for me and yes, just like the boys in the previous books, this girl does worm her way into your good graces.
There was one tiny aspect of this story that I was becoming a little annoyed with and that was the *pranks* (changed what I would originally say to avoid spoilers. If you read the book, you’ll understand. I get it, it’s college, they’re serious athletes, but just relax a little, would you? It just seemed like one thing after another and this hero was getting everything dumped on him when he was already so unsure of everything in his life. I seriously felt bad for the guy! I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to hug a fictional character so badly. I guess what I’m getting at is I wish this was toned down a little to then develop the relationship between the MC and the team a bit more.
My favourite part of the books I read is the fun, flirty dialogue. I like those moments when the characters are first meeting or connecting and everything is fun and exciting. In The Learning Hours, Sara gives us PLENTY of that and I was one happy camper! You get to witness entire texting exchanges between these characters and it really helped to show how their relationship originally starts, considering they don’t yet know each other in person.
I know this really doesn’t give a lot of info but if you’re reading this, it means you’re already at least somewhat interested in the book. So go for it. And while this didn’t knock my boy Zeke (book 2) out of the top spot for my favourite DB book, it was right up there and definitely a strong companion.
So let’s raise our red solo cups to Sara Ney on another winner! I can’t wait for early 2018 when her next series (BASEBALL!!!!) starts. <3
*An ARC was received in exchange for an honest review.