Book One in the JOCK HARD Series
Scarlett is always the sensible one: The sober driver. The planner. The one holding your hair back while you’re worshiping the porcelain gods.
Week-after-week, she visits Jock Row with her friends—the university’s hottest party scene and breeding ground for student athletes. And if keeping her friends out of trouble, and guys out of their pants, was a sport, she’d be the star athlete.
Being a well known jock-blocker gets her noticed for all the wrong reasons; just like that, she’s banned from Jock Row. NO GUY WANTS A GIRL AROUND WHO KEEPS THEIR JOCK FRIENDS FROM GETTING LAID.
“Rowdy” Wade is the hot shot short-stop for the university’s baseball team—and the unlucky bastard who drew the short straw: keep little Miss Goody Two-Shoes out of the Baseball House.
But week-after-week Scarlett returns, determined to get inside.
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 5 Stars
First of all, holy hot cover, Batman! Seriously, Sara Ney’s covers never disappoint. I’ve always been more of a fan of hockey players, but Ney may have converted me. Now, Sara Ney is an auto-buy author for me. Honestly, she is more than that – the moment one of her books shows up on my Kindle, I put down everything I’m reading to start it. Let me tell you how much I love her books: I PUT DOWN ACOTAR TO READ THIS BOOK. I, Rhysand’s book wife, set him aside to read this book.
For the most part, Ney’s books are full of douchebags. I mean, the woman wrote a series titled How to Date a Douchebag. Though Rowdy started the book as a douche, he quickly turned into a big ol softie. I loved the way that he developed as a character, the way he fell in love with Scarlett.
Scarlett was one of my favorite of Ney’s female MCs to date. She was a little bit awkward but never afraid to be herself. I mean, who wears layers and layers and layers to a frat party? Scarlett, thats who. The girl was practically my spirit animal. I would TOTALLY be the girl in a bulky sweater, carrying a tote bag. Hell, I HAVE been that girl. I once took a shot at a bar and then pulled out a book I was excited about. Told the guy I was there with the whole damn plot. But I digress…
Their romance didn’t follow the traditional romance path (attraction, fight attraction, give in, break up, cry, end up together). Their story was their own and I had a smile on my face for at least 90% of the book. The humor was perfect and though they didn’t have sex until the end of the book, their attraction sizzled.
My Takeaway: I can’t wait to see where Ney takes this series. Jock Row was a heartwarming and sweet romance that kept me smiling throughout. GIVE ME MORE HOT JOCKS PLEASE!