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Review: Hard Love by Sara Ney

Hard Love is the newest book in Sara Ney’s Trophy Boyfriends series. It follows Tripp Wallace and newly introduced character, Chandler Westbrooke.

I think more than any other title in this series so far, this one is really true. Tripp is… hard. He has a very difficult time letting people in and I never quite understood why. He has a great family. He gets razzed on by his brother, Buzz, a lot, but it is clear they love each other. And Tripp has a really good life. He is a professional football player, makes good money, has a nice home. But for some reason I just didn’t fathom, he has a difficult time with connecting with women.

Chandler is a sweet woman, newly independent and trying to make her post-college life a success. She is working for her family’s business (which happens to own a baseball team) but she is doing her best to not live off her parents money. Tripp thinks she is rather boring when he first meets her. She is equally unimpressed with him too. In fact, when Chandler lands Tripp flat on his back at his brother’s wedding, well, let me just say I thought it was an unexpected awakening for him.

I liked this book well enough. It isn’t my favorite Sara Ney title and it definitely lacks some of the humor of the previous books in this series but it does end on a high note. Chandler and Tripp’s dog, Chewy, turn out to be the stars of this story and I enjoyed seeing Chandler wake up to her potential.

ARC provided by author for review.

Release Date: November 19




Hard head. Bad attitude. Terrible boyfriend. That’s what my exes have said about me—but I wasn’t serious about any of them, so what do I care what rumors they spread? What I need is to be left alone; by the press, by the paparazzi, and by women.


Too bad I’m about to be surrounded by them for the weekend. My obnoxious, matchmaking brother is getting married, and he’s doing his damndest find me a wedding date…



That’s what they say about good men—they’re hard to find. Not that when I find one, I’ll be the type he’s looking for; too nice, too ordinary, too boring.


My cousin is getting married, and her fiancé insists on throwing me at his brother. Cold, uncaring professional football player Tripp Wallace would never look twice at a woman like me. Too bad for both of us, I was wrong…


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Meet Sara Ney


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 lattes, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. 
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Cover reveal: Rival Hearts by Brenda St John Brown

Release Date: December 7

Britain’s most-eligible bachelor has met the girl of his dreams. Too bad he’s her worst nightmare. 

Stefan Cane has snogged and shagged his fair share of gorgeous women. Yet he’s spent the last three months trying to forget the woman he shared a fleeting kiss with at the Jingle Ball last year.

Now he’s back in the tiny English village, staying across the street from her pub, The Blue Dog. The same pub he’s about to put out of business.



According to his endless spreadsheets, bloody definitely.

That’s not the goal of the pub renovation reality show he produces, but the truth is, his job depends on him getting his project done, on time and on budget. Even though the village isn’t big enough to sustain two pubs and Stefan knows it.

Lucy Maclaren knows it, too. She told him that at the Jingle Ball. Right before that kiss he hasn’t been able to forget. The one he desperately wants to repeat.

How is he supposed to do his job when he’s more worried about his so-called rival? Worse, how is he ever going to win her heart when the only thing she wants to see is his backside leaving town – preferably as soon as possible?
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Meet Brenda St John Brown

Hi. I’m Brenda.  I’m a displaced New Yorker living in the UK. I lived in London for almost six years, but now I’m living in The North, in a tiny English village. We used to have sheep in our backyard! (Sheep!!)  Now we have a new housing development, so I mostly avoid looking out the kitchen window.


My novels are unabashedly romantic and run the gamut from angsty feels to make-you-smile swoons. Hitting the USA Today bestseller list has been the highlight of my career so far because – gah – #authorgoals! When I’m not reading or writing, I’m hanging out with The Boy, talking about random things and being overly strict about electronics.


I like running and Doritos, not necessarily in that order. I also like libraries, old churches and Paris. One day I’m going to write a novel set in Paris, which will necessitate lots of trips for “research.” 

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