Thursday, September 15, 2016

[Release Blitz + Review] How To Date A Douchebag by Sara Ney

Title: How To Date A Douchebag
Series: The Studying Hours #1
Author: Sara Ney
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: September 13, 2016

No doubt about it, Sebastian ‘Oz’ Osborne is the university’s most celebrated student athlete—and possibly the biggest douchebag. A walking, talking cliché, he has a filthy mouth, a fantastic body, and doesn’t give a sh*t about what you or anyone else thinks.

Make no mistake, Jameson Clarke may be the university’s most diligent student—but she is no prude. Spending most of her time in the hallowed halls of the library, James is wary of pervs, jocks, and douchebags—and Oz Osborne is all three.

She’s smart, sarcastic—and not what he expected.


He wants to be friends.
He wants to spend time with her.
He wants to drive her crazy.

He wants…



"...It isn't often that I find a book where a female author has tapped into the mind of a male character so well that you forget he isn't a real person...." -Goodreads Review

"...Sara Ney has this one in the bag, as it is one of the best romance comedies I have read in a while...I found myself staying up all night -- I could not put the book down. ..."  -Goodreads Review

"...This is a book you must read. So wickedly funny. Ridiculously entertaining. If you like the jerks as much as I do, you will go head-over-heels in love with How To Date A Douchebag! I started this one late one night and had to move to the couch so I didn't wake up my husband..." -Author Adriana Locke

4 Stars!

As predictable as this storyline was, Sara Ney did an excellent job of using humor to make it her own. If there is one thing I love in books, it's couples that have witty banter and these two have it. They were like two prize fighters with how many jabs they constantly threw at each other. It was music to my ears, or rather eyes as I was reading. Eh either way, it was entertaining. 

"Guys like him? Surely college will be a short blip on the roadmap of his life, a pit stop on the way to bullying co-workers, business partners and probably women. This guy? He's a douchebag-one with a capital D." ~ Jameson

Get 'em girl. Okay, I wasn't a huge fan of her name, well not until the douchebag enters the story and instantly changes my mind. Jameson is a serious student. She has to work for her grades and spends many, many hours in the library studying. Once she's there, she's in the zone and not even the annoying wrestling team with thier antics will stop her. Until there's a bet made and he needs her help. 

Oz is the douchebag. Not really, but is perceived as one because of the company he keeps. Okay and probably the attitude he has about himself and women. Ugh, he's a douchebag, but I really wanted to give this guy the benefit of the doubt. He takes the bet because he's hiding something from the team. Something big and now he has to trust a total stranger with it. Granted she's a hot total stranger, but a stranger none the less and he needs her help. Let the mind games begin.

"He's everything I don't want. And yet...somehow he is." ~ Jameson

He's persistent. This guy was a sticky booger from the get go and never let up. He was starting to annoy me, let alone Jameson with his clingy tendencies. But the walls around her were beginning to weaken and he could see it from a mile away. So persistent was the only way to go in his mind.

"Wonderful and awful. Beautiful and forgettable. That's how you make me feel, all at the same time." ~ Jameson

Oz is having a hard time with the jock/douche persona and the minute he reels Jameson in, he makes a bonehead move and scares her away. Hence, our angst we tend to love so much. He's walking that fine line of being a good guy and being the guy on the team that the others look up to because of his total douche baggy-ness.

The book is well written from dual points of view and like I said, a predictable storyline, which I still found entertaining. We get a cast of supporting characters to move things along, as well as a set up for the next book in the series. Hopefully while we concentrate on new characters, we still get to peek in on Jameson and Oz from time to time.

Jameson’s face is an impassive mask. “Hayley told me you broke up with your last girlfriend over Twitter.”
A grimace twists my mouth into a frown. “Oh, Hayley told you, did she? Didn’t your mother teach you not to listen to rumors?”
“Yes, but is it true?”
“Yes, but in my defense, she wasn’t my girlfriend. She was a pity f**k who turned into a clinger.”
“A Twitter breakup?” This time Jameson winces. “That’s bad.”
“Sorry, but it’s the truth. It was the only way to get rid of her. Trust me, I did her a favor.”
“How is that doing her a favor? She was probably humiliated!” Then, “Can I ask what the tweet said?”
I chuckle. “Why don’t you just go on Twitter and look for yourself.”
Those fascinating eyes, which have been judging me for the past few minutes, narrow into bright blue slits as she drags her phone across the table, flips it over, and unlocks the screen.
Gives it a few taps.
“What name am I looking for?”
“OneTapUofI. All one word.”
Type, type, type.
Narrowed eyes widen, dark eyebrows shoot up. Her pert mouth falls open a fraction in horror when she finds it. “This is terrible! You are so crude.”
I chuckle again. “Read it out loud so I can get a good laugh.” 
“Oh come on, Jim! She had it coming.”
“No! You called her a troll—that is so uncalled for.” She glances down at the screen of her phone. “This whole tweet is terrible.”
“Careful, you’re repeating yourself.” 
“Oh shut up, you—”
She titters. “You said it, not me.”


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.

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