Audiobook Review: The Studying Hours (How to Date a Douchebag #1) by Sara Ney

Posted November 5, 2017 by Kim in 5 Stars, Audiobook Review, In Review / 0 Comments

Audiobook Review: The Studying Hours (How to Date a Douchebag #1) by Sara NeyThe Studying Hours by Sara Ney
Series: How to Date a Douchebag #1
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: September 21, 2017
Publisher: Audible Studios
Format: Audiobook, Length: 8 hours and 48 minutes
Narrator: Josh Goodman, Muffy Newtown
How I got it: I bought it!
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon
Reading Challenges: 2017 Rock My TBR Reading Challenge
My rating:
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CRUDE. ARROGANT. A**HOLE.
No doubt about it, Sebastian ‘Oz’ Osborne is the university’s most celebrated student athlete—and possibly the biggest douchebag. A walking, talking cliché, he has a filthy mouth, a fantastic body, and doesn’t give a sh*t about what you or anyone else thinks.

SMART. CLASSY. CONSERVATIVE.
Make no mistake, Jameson Clarke may be the university’s most diligent student—but she is no prude. Spending most of her time in the hallowed halls of the library, James is wary of pervs, jocks, and douchebags—and Oz Osborne is all three.

She’s smart, sarcastic—and not what he expected.

…EVERY DOUCHBAG HAS HIS WEAKNESS.

He wants to be friends.
He wants to spend time with her.
He wants to drive her crazy.

He wants…

Her.

in review my thoughts

Y’all I’ve found a new favorite author and series to love and I’m kinda kicking myself for not discovering her (and it) sooner. Full disclosure: I totally passed the How to Date a Douchebag series up at first because, well, I’m not a fan of asshole and/or manwhore characters in general. I enjoy my alphas and it’s cool if they’ve had a past and if they’re grumpy, but jerks don’t usually do it for me. I’m glad I took a chance on the third book, The Learning Hours, and decided to go back and read the first two books after loving the third.

Jameson is my favorite type of heroine. She’s smart, sassy and doesn’t take the hero’s shit, which makes her the perfect pairing for a hero like Sebastian. Oh, Sebastian. He frustrated me so much in the beginning. I hoped he would win me over and he did, but it was a bumpy ride for awhile. I mean, this series is called How to Date a Douchebag for a reason. Sebastian totally fit that descriptor, as well a few others I was calling him along the way. But I think those feelings are what makes it that much sweeter when the hero falls. And boy did he ever fall.

I listened to a good portion of this book on audio before getting so impatient I ended up finishing it in ebook format. (I really need to figure out a way to get more audiobook listening time in my day.) The narrators, Josh Goodman and Muffy Newtown, continue to impress with their performances. As with The Learning Hours, they did a fantastic job bringing Jameson and Sebastian to life. I couldn’t get enough of them, the characters or the story. It was sweet, sexy and fun, with wonderful character growth. This series is pure gold and it’s going on my “must reread” list.

FAVORITE QUOTES

“A little friendly advice? Never judge a girl by her cardigan.”

“But the real reason I want you to stay? You’re the only girl on this campus I have any respect for.” 

“I’m not sure where to start with a guy like you. You’re like a set of Legos with a million tiny pieces and terrible instructions, and I’m not sure where to stick what. And then I end up stepping on the pointy edges in the middle of the night, which hurts like a bitch.” 

On my mind constantly, I cannot stop thinking about him. Day and night. Night and day. Consuming me like a fever. Like a drug.

About 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.

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