Well. A new Sara Ney book. That makes my heart LEAP WITH JOY because yeah, I’m a fan. I fully admit it. I have pretty much enjoyed every single book I’ve read by her so I will say, this review probably won’t be the most unbiased though there are few small issues I had with the story.
Teddy goes out with her friends every weekend but somehow, instead of having a good time and maybe meeting a guy she likes, she ends up as somewhat of a wallflower. She holds up the wall, or, when Kip notices her, she is standing aimlessly by an empty keg. He can’t take his eyes off her but also scoffs at the way she allows her friends to treat her. He is not impressed.
When these two finally make contact, Teddy isn’t exactly impressed with this giant (seriously, GIANT!) man with a bushy beard and long hair. He is known as Sasquatch but she refuses to call him that. She also refuses to listen to him and his set of rules because he is annoying.
Kip hasn’t had a relationship in several years. He has basically given up on women (and sex). Kip is rich. Like, super rich and he has a pretty bad view of women unfortunately. While he doesn’t hate them, sometimes his distaste for wealthy women verged on really cruel. Teddy becomes someone who bucks his views (in kind of a Mary Sue-ish way, even I have to admit) but… I still love this book. Kip loves his mom and sister dearly so that helped salvage his character for me. (And yes, I know only loving your female family members isn’t always a great trait but I let it work for me.)
Soon, Kip can’t get enough of Teddy. He goes from not wanting to let her into his huge house to… well, inviting her into his bed when the furnace in his house breaks. Kip is smitten. Teddy is too until she realizes exactly what kind of background Kip grew up in.
Jock Rule is the second book in Sara Ney’s Jock Row series. Don’t let the phrase “second book” dissuade you though because it stands completely alone. None of the characters from the first book are even mentioned. There is a lot of great chemistry between Teddy and Kip. I really liked Teddy but I had to agree with Kip, she needed a new best friend, stat. Fortunately, Teddy finds her courage and confronts her so-called best friend in a way that was true to Teddy’s character. She is a kind woman but she lets her emotions and nostalgia of their friendship stand in her way too long.
Also, Teddy is an engineering major who works HARD. She is award a grant in the course of the book and I was mentally cheering for her. I love that Teddy is working in a STEM field. Not enough of those female characters in romance books. Frankly, I would have loved to see a few more scenes of Teddy doing science-y things (writes the woman who is not great at science).
Jock Rule is sexy, funny, and sweet. Teddy really won me over as the star of this book and I definitely warmed up to Kip as the story went on. I liked where they ended up and I really liked that… wait for it…. they didn’t have sex immediately. NOTHING wrong if they did of course, but since Teddy was a virgin, I thought it made sense that she would wait to get to know Kip a bit more before having sex. Don’t worry though, this book is still plenty sexy!
Jock Rule is available now. If you’re a fan of Sara Ney’s books, I think you’ll enjoy this story!
Kip Carmichael is no pretty boy.
He’s a rough. Dirty. Giant. Hair so unruly, and a beard so thick, his friends on the team call him Sasquatch.
The first time Sasquatch lays eyes on Theodora “Teddy” Johnson across the keg at a party one night on Jock Row, she’d been relegated to the sidelines by her jock hungry “friends.”
Week-after-week, he watches beautiful but bashful Teddy getting overshadowed, and overlooked. Sasquatch finally broad shoulders his way through the crowd, offering to to be her hairy godmother. But the minute their eyes meet? He’s a goner.
Teaching her the RULES for winning a jock will be the easy part. Not falling in love with her is going to be a losing game.
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.
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