Inked Avenue Reviews… “How To Date A Douchebag: The Failing Hours” by Sara Ney

//How To Date A Douchebag: The Failing Hours by Sara Ney//


The villain of college wrestling falls hard for his innocent tutor in this opposites-attract slow burning romance.


Where to begin with this novel? Well, to start off I L.O.V.E.D IT!! This is my favorite type of novel to read, movie to watch, and TV show to binge on. You know the one… The jerk jock who thinks he is God’s gift to women because he is good looking and is amazing at the sport of his choosing, but meets his match in the form of an innocent tutor who isn’t afraid of him and calls him on his BS. But of course, she lies to herself by saying she’s not interested and says to herself… “a guy like him would never fall for a girl me…” but as the story goes on he slowly changes and before he knows it he has fallen in love! GAH! Gave me all the Haley and Nathan feels! (Dream couple from One Tree Hill)

Sara Ney is quickly becoming one of my go to authors. Her novels are always witty, hilarious, and passionate, however, The Failing Hours was on another level. There were moments of breathtaking passion, heartbreak, lighthearted giddiness, and moments with angst so hot the air crackled.

I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy this novel because when we first met Zeke in book one, honestly, I didn’t like him. He was rude, closed-off, a definite douchebag, and never thought about how his words or actions hurt others…that’s what I thought, anyway. After reading The Failing Hours and being inside his head, I learned that he is a big softy but doesn’t know how to express his emotions. He’s just a sad, lonely, and misunderstood soul. I was routing for him to change and grow as a person, and by the end of the novel I was proud of the man he had become.

Violet, on the other hand, was the shining beacon of  hope. She was soft and kind and patient with Zeke even when he didn’t deserve it. Her compassionate personality and innocent air was refreshing to read. However, don’t ever mistake her quiet persona for weakness… she is strong person and isn’t afraid to stand up to Zeke.

The chemistry between Zeke and Violet was heart-stopping and swoon worthy. How To Date A Douchebag: The Failing Hours is definitely a must read for 2017 and you can bet I’ll be re-reading this one multiple times!!


unnamed-14 Blurb:

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.

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//Author Bio//

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 – and am a glutton for Historical, RomCom, Sports and MC romance.

One husband. Two daughters. Plenty of chaos.

Find me on:
Facebook @ saraneyauthor
Twitter @SaraNey
Instagram @saraneyauthor


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