THE LEARNING HOURS
How to Date a Douchebag Book 3
By Sara Ney
Release Day: September 26, 2017
He’s not a douchebag; but that doesn’t stop his friends from turning him into one.
MY FRIENDS WANT ME TO GET LAID.
So much so that they plastered my ugly mug all over campus, in bold printed letters:
Are you the lucky lady who’s going to break our roommate’s cherry?
Him: socially awkward man with average-sized penis looking for willing sexual partner. You: must have a pulse. He will reciprakate with oral. Text him at: 555-254-5551
The morons can’t even spell. And the texts I’ve been receiving are what wet dreams are made of. But I’m not like these douchebags, no matter how hard they try to turn me into one.
THIS ISN’T THE KIND OF ATTENTION I WANT.
One text stands out from hundreds. One number I can’t bring myself to block. She seems different. Hotter, even in black and white.
However, after seeing her in person, I know she’s not the girl for me. But my friends won’t let up–they just don’t get it. Douchebags or not, there’s one thing they’ll never understand: GIRLS DON’T WANT ME.
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The Learning Hours is an apt name for Sara Ney’s newest Douchebag release because throughout the entire story, both the hero and the heroine learn about themselves, about each other, and about a multitude of life’s most difficult topics and for every lesson taught and new information learned, the characters redefine themselves according to their acquired knowledge, changing the way they feel about themselves and hopefully giving them a chance to take a chance regardless of the unknown outcome.
When Sara Ney introduces the hero and heroine in The Learning Hours, it’s unclear as to how or if they’ll match up; physically, they seem to be complete opposites and their personalities also seem too contradictory, but as Ney unravels her main characters’ true natures and allows them to be themselves as the slow burn of their friendship and then relationship begins, it’s made quite clear that these two genuine and passionate people are more alike than anyone sees, and as their connection progresses, there’s not a single doubt in readers’ minds that what started out as a series of awkward texts has turned into a lifeline for both of them…one that wholeheartedly proves that what’s inside someone is way more important than a person’s physical appearance.
I’m all for douchebag heroes, especially those who clearly change because of their leading ladies, but there’s something about the odd man out…the ugly duckling if you will…the one who doesn’t quite seem to fit in…the one who’s broken in ways his friends can’t seem to recognize or to even understand, and as he opens up…as his allows the heroine to truly know him, he realizes that he may be a bit fractured, but she might be able to help him come out of his shell and realize his true worth.
Some readers might need some time to warm up to the heroine, but I think she’s presented that way on purpose…I think Nay wants readers to have to work to see what the leading man and woman can mean to each other so that when it happens…when it all comes together the way they wanted it to, readers can feel like the characters worked for their happiness and thus deserve to experience it fully.
Sara Ney is one hell of a storyteller…she writes in a way that readers absolutely EXPERIENCE the story as it unfolds…they EXPERIENCE the angst, the conflicted feelings, and the emotional turmoil that saturates the text in the best ways possible, and while sometimes the emotional upheaval can be frustrating and exhausting, it proves just how engrossed in the story Ney allows or maybe forces readers to be because it’s just that damn good!
4.5 Poison Apples
About the Author
Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.
She lives with her husband, children, and her ridiculously large dog.