Tuesday, September 13, 2016

RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW - How to Date a Douchebag (The Studying Hours #1) 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…

From start to finish, this book had me in stitches from laughing. I wasn't exactly sure what to expect with this story, but what I got was pretty much a book of awesome!

Now, I don't think Oz is a douchebag. He might say douche-y things, but a douchebag he is not. But, even when he says douche-y things, it's often ridiculous enough that you'll find yourself rolling your eyes right along with Jameson (her given name)/Jim/Jimmy/Jimbo/Jiminy Cricket (these are the names Oz has bestowed upon our intrepid heroine). But there is more to Oz than just the campus stud; he's not one of the privileged students and actually knows the value of work. He might act like he doesn't have a care in the world, but that's just a facade. He's declared a major that is not a male-dominated career, but he gives the reason why he chose that major and I found that to be damn inspiring that this young man was affected so much he's making that his chosen profession. And believe it or not, he does appear to have a conscience, at least where Jameson is concerned.

And that brings me to our intrepid heroine Jameson. Sure she's got a male name and dresses like a prudish librarian, but to quote her "never judge a girl by her cardigan", because she's actually pretty hilarious. We don't get much background information on her, so I don't know if she's one of the privileged students, but we do know that she spends a crapload of time at the library because she actually does have to study (at least for chemistry, that one is not her strongest course). Jameson is pretty much self-aware and in the beginning doesn't take Oz seriously, especially his constant flirting and sexual innuendos he's always spouting. But the more time they spend together, the more feelings change, for each of them. Wait until you read the part about the spring break trip, I had trouble containing my laughter at work!

Surprisingly, there isn't a lot of outside unnecessary drama trying to come between them. I mean there is one person who's got an issue with their evolving relationship, and I can't wait to find out what is so wrong in their life they act the way they do in this book, because there were times I wanted to slap the taste out of that individual's head. They were beyond rude, so I can only hope there is a great reason why they act like that.

Overall, I absolutely enjoyed every moment of the book (rude a-hole notwithstanding), and I can't wait until the next book is released!


"...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
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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