1:30 pm EDT, September 23, 2017

‘The Learning Hours’ book review: Sara Ney will make you swoon and laugh out loud with her latest novel

The Learning Hours by Sara Ney is the delightful story of a college wrestler that lacks self confidence outside of the gym, and the co-ed he thinks is out of his league. Readers will fall in love with Rhett just as quickly as Laurel does!

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About ‘The Learning Hours’ by Sara Ney:

He’s not a douchebag;
but that doesn’t stop his friends from
turning him into one.
So what if I haven’t had sex in years? Once upon a time, I might have welcomed having girls pushed my way. I definitely would have leapt at the chance to hang with the guys doing the pushing; they’re popular, outgoing and charismatic. Good-looking.
The opposite of me.
Life on a college campus isn’t easy—sometimes it sucks—but it’s worse when your friends are douchebags. And they’ll stop at nothing to turn me into one of them, starting with this list:
1.      Don’t ask a girl on a date—tell her.
2.      Brag about yourself.
3.      Give yourself a nickname.
4.      Talk about yourself constantly.
5.      Don’t text or call when you say you’re going to; it will make her want you more.
6.      Always have a backup girlfriend.
They won’t let up, and they just don’t get it. Douchebags or not, there’s one thing they’ll never understand: GIRLS DON’T WANT ME.
Especially her.

‘The Learning Hours’ by Sara Ney review:

A few months ago, I stumbled upon a recommendation for Sara Ney’s How To Date a Douchebag series in a readers group. After devouring the first book, The Studying Hours, I quickly went on to read the second book, The Failing Hours.

What’s fun about the first two books is that both the heroes are jerks, but have enough redeeming qualities to catch the heroine’s interests. They’re not perfect, they make mistakes, but they grow up along the way.

The Learning Hours is quite different from the first two books, but it’s actually my favorite so far! I’m mildly obsessed with it at this point. The hero, Rhett, is a sweet southern boy who transferred schools and is having a tough time with it.

He doesn’t understand or get along well with the douchey guys on his wrestling team. But they seem hellbent on getting him to conform to their ways, starting with how they pick up girls.

Luckily for Rhett, he doesn’t take a word of their advice. But that doesn’t stop them from playing cruel tricks on him. Those tricks, however, happen to lead Rhett to meat Laurel.

She’s out of his league, according to Rhett, but his tender nature quickly sends her heart racing whenever he’s around.

Because Rhett has little to no self-confidence, he doesn’t even realize that Laurel likes him in the beginning. It’s not something he would ever imagine could happen and so all of her little hints go way over his head. It’s equal parts awkward and adorable to watch.

Still, it’s obvious that these two have crazy chemistry. Which makes the book nearly impossible to put down once you start reading.

You just have to figure out what’s going to happen between these two! Will Laurel ever get what she wants from Rhett? Will Rhett ever get the confidence he needs to ask Laurel out? Why is everyone else in this book doubting their relationship?!

With Rhett’s confidence issues, the book is definitely what I would describe as a slow burn. With everything that’s going on, though, it wouldn’t make sense for it to go any other way.

When they finally do start to get a little more serious, in and out of the bedroom, readers will be more than happy that they stuck in for the ride.

I’m definitely going to be recommending The Learning Hours to all of my friends, especially the New Adult lovers. Rhett is sure to win over many readers’ hearts, just like he won over Laurel’s.

I can’t wait to read more from Sara Ney, and in the meantime I’ll be reading this one over and over again!

The Learning Hours by Sara Ney will be released on September 26! Pre-order now from Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. And don’t forget to add it to your Goodreads!

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