Book Review – The Failing Hours (How to Date a Douchebag, #2) by Sara Ney


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. 

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.

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The Failing Hours was another great standalone sports romance in the How to Date a Douchebag series, and I really enjoyed it! The storyline and characters were wonderful, and I once again loved Sara Ney’s writing style and amazing sense of humor. The Failing Hours was my second novel from this author, my first was The Studying Hours, and I’ll be honest, I loved TSH more than I did TFH, but the latter was still a great read nonetheless.

   Zeke and Violet were wonderful, Violet more so than Zeke, and I really enjoyed them and their story. Zeke was a major douchebag (no surprise there!) and it took me a while to warm up to him, but once I did, I actually really liked him. I loved Violet and really felt a connection with her. I liked that she and Zeke were opposites in a lot of ways, but they still complemented each other well and were a good fit together. I liked their personalities and chemistry together, and how their friendship/relationship progressed throughout. There were a few rough patches along the way and some things that I didn’t like as much. It felt like something special was missing that would have made The Failing Hours a five star read for me, but otherwise I really enjoyed Zeke and Violet’s story. I loved reading the book from both Zeke and Violet’s POV, and I enjoyed most of their banter and interactions with each other. It wasn’t always an easy or pleasant journey, but it was still enjoyable and I’m glad that I read it.

   The Failing Hours was a sexy, humorous, and entertaining standalone sports romance in the How to Date a Douchebag series, and I would definitely recommend it! Sara Ney did a great job with this book, and even though it hasn’t been my favorite from her so far, I was pleased with the conclusion to Zeke and Violet’s story. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more from this author!


About the Author

Sara Ney

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.

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