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Feb 04

How To Date A Douchebag: The Failing Hours by Sara Ney Review

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Synopsis

Zeke Daniels isn’t just a douchebag; he’s an a**hole.

A total and complete jerk, Zeke keeps people at a distance. He has no interest in relationships—most a**holes don’t.

Dating?
Being part of a couple? Nope. Not for him.

He’s never given any thought to what he wants in a girlfriend, because he’s never had any intention of having one. Shit, he barely has a relationship with his family, and they’re related; his own friends don’t even like him.

So why does he keep thinking about Violet DeLuca?
Sweet, quiet Violet—his opposite in every sense of the word.
The light to his dark, even her damn name sounds like rays of sunshine and happiness and shit.

And that pisses him off, too.

Review

I just truly love Sara Ney’s New Adult books. They are just exactly what I look for in genre.

The Failing Hours is the second book in the How To Date A Douchebag series. I find this series to be unlike any other I have read simply because she is not tricking us with her titles. The boys in these books truly are douchebags and they really don’t hide this fact nor do they miraculously become saints. But what she does is show the humanity behind the mask they put out there and that there is a yin for every yang.

Violet is the exact opposite of Zeke and though she comes off as a shy, stuttering wallflower you soon find that she has a voice and when needed isn’t afraid to call Zeke out. But what I love the most is that when she calls him out on his antics he owns them and says that is who he is. But at the same time we see there is so much more too.

Zeke and Daisy’s relationship is the kind of slow build that this New Adult lover yearns for. Nothing is easy or instant, and instead we see a disdain for each other turn to friendship turn to admiration turn to lust and then love. I ate every word like it was the tastiest donut and now I am craving even more. Great job Sara Ney!

~miranda