ABRAHAM DAVIS—Honest Abe to his friends—IS IN OVER HIS HEAD…
He’s a fixer and a do good-er. The all-knowing, resident “grandfather” on the wrestling team who everyone relies on to fix their problems. His teammates go to him for everything; advice, homework, or when they need a sober driver at three in the morning–whether he likes it or not.
Abe’s current mission is easy: mend his roommates broken heart by helping him find a girlfriend on the LoveU app–without getting caught in the lie…
SKYLAR GABRIEL. IS. OVER. IT.
Over her bad grades. Over her meddling older brother and his two best friends. And over dating douchebags. What she wants to know is: where have all the nice guys gone?
She longs for a handsome, sweet, and honest guy who can make her laugh. In one last ditch effort to prove that he exists—Skylar turns to LoveU.
On her worst day, Skylar has no filter (it’s a miracle she hasn’t been ditched mid-date).
On her best, she’s as wholesome, and sweet, as pie.
On Thursday? She matches with Abraham Davis’s roommate.
Skylar Gabriel is falling for the wrong guy—she just doesn’t realize it yet.
BECAUSE ABE DAVIS IS A LIAR.
Add to TBR: http://bit.ly/2GklG4Z
If you’ve never experienced Sara Ney live and in person or on her social media outlets then you are definitely missing out because she’s an absolute hoot and her humorous antics and zippy one-liners in her real life find their way into her romantic comedies where a menagerie of humorous scenes, sexual innuendos and witty/snarky comebacks can be found and delivered with precision, making each one of her stories the perfect amount of comic relief, drama, and steam.
I’m a big fan of Ney’s How to Date a Douchebag series and a primary reason is because she doesn’t create cookie cutter heroes and heroines or use the stereotypical characteristics that seem to apply to a good majority of the main characters in new adult romances. And in her newest release, The Lying Hours, she constructed an amazing atypical alpha hero college athlete who is as honorable and honest as they come…until he realizes that his good intentions when it comes to helping to mend his roommate’s broken heart, actually hurts him in the process and forces him to be a bit uncharacteristically deceptive and selfish in unaccustomed ways.
Skylar is definitely my kind of heroine; she’s an incredibly relatable character because her imperfections and struggles make her an every day girl – not a cliched female – and I appreciated the development of her character and her no bs demeanor when it comes to dealing with those around her and even taking care of herself and her wants and needs.
The whole premise of the story line works well, especially in today’s age of online dating sites; more often than not, this is one of the main ways that people meet each other and there’s a certain degree of deception and exaggeration when it comes to getting to know someone. But the fact that Skylar and Abe’s interactions begin on the LoveU App, under false pretenses, is also a reason behind their slow burn romance, and while I would have liked things to advance a bit quicker, I understood why it couldn’t, given the fact that Skylar truly doesn’t know who she’s talking to and runs both JB and Abe through their paces when she realizes what went on behind the scenes.
Once Skylar and Abe work through everything they need to, it’s beyond obvious just how much these two click and how well-matched they are, but getting to that point with the number of times Abe messes up takes a bit, but at least he owns up to his wayward thinking and acting and Skylar sees exactly who Abe is once all the lies are out.
Ney’s How to Date a Douchebag series is one of my absolute favorites; I love how Ney infuses humor, drama, and steam throughout the pages of her stories and the fact that she always finds unique ways to deliver relatable situations and experiences through laugh out loud moments, intense scenes, and swoon worthy encounters.
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.