Awkward romance at its best! And that’s a compliment, by the way. Ney always writes such smile-inducing rom coms, filled with banter, playful moments, and scenes that you will not find anywhere else. This romance isn’t super deep, but it’s fun from start to finish. I devoured it at an alarming rate and didn’t even realize that I was doing it. This hero will make you alternate between rolling your eyes and swooning (and possibly wanting to smack him upside the head), and this authentic, “boring” heroine will have you surprised by her fire. It’s got zero angst and a ton of humor, so if you’re looking for a light, playful romance, you’ll find it here.
The story follows Tripp, a pro football player who would make a terrible boyfriend. The only girls he ever meets are not the kind you’d bring home to your mother, so no one ever calls him out on his bad behavior. Tripp is grouchy, macho, and unwilling to put up with anyone who isn’t worthy of his time, so he can come across as a bit of a douchebag. But if you take a closer look, this moody player is actually a big softie, and not nearly as opposed to a relationship as it might seem at first glance. When he meets Chandler, Tripp is wildly unprepared for the impact this seemingly serious, sweet woman will have on his life.
I’m not sure that I’ve ever read a book where it was distaste at first sight. These two aren’t exactly enemies, but they certainly don’t see each other as love interests. It’s only after a series of run-ins that they actually take the time to get to know each other, and the progression was immensely fascinating to read. I loved Tripp; he can definitely come off as a jerk, but he’s really a big teddy bear, and I appreciated that he wasn’t some cocky player. The first steamy scene certainly proved that, lol. I was laughing and smiling from start to finish, and I loved how unique this felt. Don’t go into this one expecting some deep, meaningful romance; this is pure fun. And it does it well. I was lucky enough to receive an early copy via Wildfire Marketing, and am voluntarily leaving a review of this low angst rom com.
“HARD TO LOVE.”
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 to find me a wedding date…
“HARD TO FIND.”
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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Each of these books easily reads as a standalone, but if you want to stay in order, even better! They’re all funny, offbeat, and low angst reads that you’ll be able to devour in no time at all. My personal favorite so far is Hard Fall, but Hard Love is definitely a close second.
About the Author:
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.