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.
I have a love hate relationship with Sara Ney. I liked the first book in the Jock Hard series, but I did not love it because I felt like I was missing some pieces of the story. However, this story is one of hers that I absolutely fell in love with. One of the biggest things that I love about Sara is how funny she is and how funny her characters can be. Some of the stuff she comes up with is ridiculously priceless.
This was a slow, angsty romance that left me constantly wanting more. It was very well written and had a pretty good pace to it. I loved both of the main characters in this book. My favorite might be Kip though because he has such presence about him that just draws you in and keeps you safe. Teddy was just too freaking adorable for her own good. She radiated sweetness with a touch of sassy.
I could not get enough of these two and I can’t wait to see what Sara has to bring us next!
It’s hard to believe that prior to the beginning of the year, I had little to no experience reading Sara Ney. I had dabbled around with her first Douchebag book, but didn’t particularly like the characters. But when I picked up the second book on a whim, I realized just what I had been missing out on. Since that night, I’ve read and loved all the Douchebag books, and I was thrilled to find out that Sara was writing a new series based on the jocks at a sports centered university and I was immediately intrigued. I loved Switch Hitter and Jock Row, and I desperately need to get my hands on Kit and Teddy’s story. And has expected, Sara did not disappoint.
Sara’s biggest strength is writing male protagonists that completely differ from the average romance hero. None of her heroes fit in the mold, and I absolutely love that and Kit is no exception. He has a long beard that he’s grown for two years, and hair that he wears pulled up in a messy man bun. He’s also huge and the first time Teddy meets him she compares him to Paul Bunyan. The guy’s nickname is Sasquatch for goodness sakes! It’s these differences that really help to make her stories unique and help to move her plots along.
Of all of Sara Ney’s books that I’ve read, Jock Rule has to be the funniest. There were several times as I was reading that I literally laughed out loud, causing my husband to look at me and just shake his head. He’s learned by now, it’s just best not to ask. Some of the best conversations in the book take place between Kit and his sister Veronica and I lived for their text conversations. Teddy, herself, was no slouch in the humor department either, and definitely got her digs in when she could.
All in all, I adored Jock Rule and this cast of characters. It was a cute, sweet new adult sports romance, and I was able to start and finish it in one day, even with work and other responsibilities. I really hope that Sara continues the Jock Hard series, as I’ve loved these quirky sports heroes that find themselves hanging out along Jock Row on a Friday night!
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.