A banter-filled DELIGHT, that’s what this was! It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed one of Ney’s books this much. I always look forward to her work but this was just pure sunshiney goodness. Trace/Buzz makes for a better, more awkward, and NORMAL hero than I could’ve anticipated, and our heroine matches him perfectly. It’s filled will light, playful dialogue and is just so easy to devour in one sitting. With zero angst and 100% fun, this absolutely flies by and makes me want more from the series.
The story follows Trace – “Buzz,” if you’ve read the first book in the series (definitely not required reading, but it’s a great introduction to his character). When the smooth-talking baseball player meets general manager’s daughter Hollis, it’s awkward at first sight. Trace is immediately smitten; Hollis is the type of girl he can’t get to go out with him because good girls don’t take him seriously. Hollis isn’t as sold on Trace, but he cons his way into her heart, one day at a time.
We saw one side of Trace’s personality in Hard Pass but this dives a lot deeper, letting the reader get to know the loving, compassionate family man underneath the charm. I knew he was going to make a fun hero, but this definitely exceeded my expectations in that regard. He’s determined, loyal, and maybe a touch crazy but only in the best way. Hollis and Trace together have all kinds of chemistry, and I loved all of the banter that made the pages fly by. Ney knows how to write a relationship that feels honest and real, not afraid to show the awkward side of love. The growth of their relationship is a lot of fun, and while these two fall at warp speed, it’s only because the biggest hearts have the hardest fall. I can’t wait for the next book in the series! I was lucky enough to receive an ARC via Wildfire Marketing and am voluntarily leaving a review of this light, fun romance.
Release Date: August 18
The bigger they are, the harder they fall—especially when biggest player is me.
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.