Title: How To Date A Douchebag: The Failing Hours
Author: Sara Ney
Genre: New Adult, Sports Romance, College Romance
Zeke Daniels isn't just a douchebag; he's an asshole.
A total and complete jerk, Zeke keeps people at a distance. He has no interest in relationships—most assholes don’t.
Dating? Being part of a couple? Nope. Not for him.
He's never given any thought to what he wants in a girlfriend, because he's never had any intention of having one.
Shit, he barely has a relationship with his family, and they're related; his own friends don’t even like him.
So why does he keep thinking about Violet DeLuca?
Sweet, quiet Violet—his opposite in every sense of the word.
The light to his dark, even her damn name sounds like rays of sunshine and happiness and shit.
And that pisses him off, too.
"Best Read of 2017! A one click must for any lover of hot, sexy romance done RIGHT ! [This] story is the quintessential slow burn effect...Zeke will come to own your body and soul--I am OBSESSED with this series and The Failing Hours has just shot to my 'Best of All Time' list. Be prepared to fall in love with a douche bag and the woman who sets him straight. " - Books and Boys Book Blog
“That was EVERYTHING I expected, wanted, dreamed of. . . this is a MUST FREAKING READ. UNFORGETTABLE goodness. NA romance at it's best.” - Angie’s Dreamy Reads
"Sara Ney has delivered a sexy, jerkwad douchebag with soul-deep feelings and the sweet, kind, unassuming girl to reach his hidden heart in one of the best NA romantic comedies I've ever had the pleasure of reading. Ney's impeccable writing, fresh characters, and feel-good story will stick with you forever." - Bestselling Author Staci Hart
"I took so much pleasure in Zeke’s looming destruction (insert evil laugh)...." - The Reading Belles
Purveyor of all things witty & romantic, I love: iced latte's, traveling, and bright, bold colors. On any given day, you can find me in my office, lovingly gazing at my bookshelf or shuffling my Bic felt-tip pen collection. I love hand writing letters, and sarcasm.
I live in the midwest, but "Will Write for Travel," and believe everyone should follow their dreams, no matter how big or small. My favorite authors include Cindy Miles, S Walden, Suzanne Enoch, Tessa Dare (to name a few). I am a glutton for Historical, RomCom, Sports and MC romance.
One husband. Two daughters. Plenty of chaos.
I’ve never seen a douchebag so epically described that I knew he existed - heck, I think I even met him once or twice in my life! Sara Ney’s The Failing Hours is the first time that i’ve read a novel written by her and I don’t think I could have asked for better for a college/romance novel. It had drama, angst, humour and romance a plenty (alright, i’ll admit there was a whole lot of a$$ holery going on that I wondered just how in the world Zeke would be able to redeem himself). When Zeke needs a tutor, and Violet is the girl that gets the job but their first meeting doesn't quite as planned when she pretends she isn’t herself. Only, Zeke is forced to enter the Big Brothers program if he wants to keep his position on the wrestling team and finds that he needs to rely on Violet’s experience to get through what he believes is a waste of his time.
4.5 sexy dreams
I loved watching these two try to figure each other out. I won’t lie, Zeke’s mannerisms leaves a lot to be desired, but the way that Violet changes him to let go to his anger was refreshing and intriguing. I couldn’t get enough and had to keep reading to find out if Zeke was truly redeemable and whether or not our shy flower, Violet, would be able to come out of her shell. I loved this story and can’t wait to read more from Sara Ney - if The Failing Hours is any indication, I can only imagine just how douchey the next jock will be!
*ARC provided by Author in exchange for an honest review.
Reviewed by Kathleen, The Small Girl from A small girl, her man and her books