Book Review: The Failing Hours by Sara Ney

Title: The Failing Hours (How to Date a Douchebag #2)
Author: @SaraNey
Reviewer: Grace
Genre: Sports Romance, New Adult
Length: 322 pages
Rating: 4 Stars


Zeke Daniels isn’t just a douchebag; he’s an a**hole. 

A total and complete jerk, Zeke keeps people at a distance. He has no interest in relationships—most a**holes don’t. 

Being part of a couple? Nope. Not for him.

He’s never given any thought to what he wants in a girlfriend, because he’s never had any intention of having one. Shit, he barely has a relationship with his family, and they’re related; his own friends don’t even like him. 

So why does he keep thinking about Violet DeLuca? 
Sweet, quiet Violet—his opposite in every sense of the word.
The light to his dark, even her damn name sounds like rays of sunshine and happiness and shit.

And that pisses him off, too.

Grace Review

As the saying goes, the bigger the man, the harder the fall.

If you’ve read any of the books in this series, you know one thing for certain:
There is no douchebag who is more of a douche than Zeke Daniels.
He’s rude, thoughtless, selfish . . . (insert all other negative thoughts here). So, of course he needed his own book!

The first thing that surprised me in this book was the heroine.
A librarian.
Flat chested.
Pixie like.
And that’s one of the reasons why I love this series. The author breaks all the rules with her main characters who don’t always come across as perfect. No insta-love here. Hell, this series doesn’t even have insta-like. They are douchebags after all. They have a reputation to live up to. LOL

The transition from tutor to sort-of-friends to more, was not smooth. Mostly due to Zeke being a huge dickhead. But for some crazy reason, Violet gives him a lot of second chances.

Too light for my dark.
Too good for my bad.
Too everything.
Not to mention, she’s a horrible dancer.

It was not surprising to learn of Zeke’s not-so-great childhood, as its obvous he struggled with kindness. HOWEVER (and I put that in caps for a reason), I was surprised to learn how Zeke quietly helped others. I’m leaving the specifics out to avoid spoilers, but his actions at times did impress me.

The road out of doucheville isn’t an easy one, but the ride is worth it. This was another great addition to this NA series.

Final note: I read this series all out of order. First reading book 1, then book 3. I was never lost, so if you are like me and not OCD with reading in order, you won’t have any major spoilers.

– Grace

Book 1, The Studying Hours: Amazon USAudibleAmazon UK
Book 2, The Failing Hours: Amazon USAudibleAmazon UK
Book 3, The Learning Hours: Amazon USAudibleAmazon UK

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