By Sara Ney

Release Date: June 16

“Hard Pass.”

That’s what the last girl I slept with said when she got her first sober glimpse of me. She laughed, walked out of my penthouse—and I never saw her again. It doesn’t matter that I’m a rich, professional athlete; what mattered was my face.

Beauty might only be skin deep for some—but I know better.

“Pay Up.”

That’s what the last girl I spoke to said over the phone when I made her an offer she couldn’t refuse. Desperate to sell a set of rare baseball cards, she’s clever and entertaining. I’m instantly smitten, but nowhere ready to reveal myself. Thank god she has no idea who I am—or what I look like.

I’m a professional athlete–how hard can playing the love game be?


My Review

I  have to say that I adored how Sara Ney characterized the hero; he’s not the typical professional athlete when it comes to women. In fact, he has had such bad luck and has been horribly treated by several that his view on the fairer sex is not only negative, but it has completely altered how he interacts with them, which doesn’t leave women with a very good impression of him, but I can’t say that I blame him for his jaded attitude, and I can see why it weighs on him to the point that he’s lost self-confidence even though he’s a pro baseball player, even though he’s built, and even though he’s loaded.

I also enjoyed the fact that Ney took Noah and Miranda’s relationship slowly. Sometimes, a slow burn frustrates me, but in this couple’s case, because of Noah’s shyness and the way he views women, Miranda had to help him see that not all women are superficial and that sometimes it just takes the right woman to help him understand just how amazing he is.

Ney’s humor and sarcasm thrives in Hard Pass. There were a lot of laugh out loud scenes mixed in with the steam and the sweet, and the chemistry between Noah and Miranda is both entertaining and electric.

Hard Pass is the first book in Sara Ney’s newest series, Trophy Boyfriends, and the fact that she uses a play on words when it comes to the title, starting with one idea that was said in passing to Noah and then changes drastically as the book moves forward and Noah meets Miranda and understands that he doesn’t care what other women think about him…all that matters is what Miranda thinks and it’s clear she sees all of him, which is all he needs to be happy.

4 Poison Apples

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 in the Midwest, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.
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