Series: Jock Hard #2
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: December 4, 2018
Format: eARC, 214 pages
How I got it: From the author
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Kip Carmichael is no pretty boy.
He's a rough. Dirty. Giant. Hair so unruly, and a beard so thick, his friends on the team call him Sasquatch.
The first time Sasquatch lays eyes on Theodora "Teddy" Johnson across the keg at a party one night on Jock Row, she'd been relegated to the sidelines by her jock hungry "friends."
Week-after-week, he watches beautiful but bashful Teddy getting overshadowed, and overlooked. Sasquatch finally broad shoulders his way through the crowd, offering to to be her hairy godmother. But the minute their eyes meet? He's a goner.
Teaching her the RULES for winning a jock will be the easy part. Not falling in love with her is going to be a losing game.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
In Review: My Thoughts
I’ve been a fan of the Jock Hard series since I first read the prequel novella, Switch Hitter. I adored Scarlett and Rowdy in Jock Row. I couldn’t wait to see what came next. The answer was Jock Rule and I think it was a great addition to the series.
Ok, so I loved Kip. I loved Kip so stinking much. A gruff and bearded, man-bunned rugby player? Um, sign me up, please and thank you. Oh, did I mention he’s got a heart of gold underneath that hairy exterior? Because he did and I fell for it hard. I wanted to love Teddy as much as I adored Kip, but honestly I struggled with her at times. In the beginning I thought she was too much of a doormat, but later on I just … didn’t get her. That said, I did love how Kip brought her out of her shell and together they were something special.
Jock Rule started off a little slow, but it didn’t take all that long before it hit its stride and I was all in. I enjoyed the progression of Kip and Teddy’s friendship to romance. It was impossible NOT to ship them. There’s was a delicious slow burn kind of romance, with so much chemistry I thought my Kindle might actually catch Fire. (Ha. See what I did there? ??) But for real, I couldn’t get enough of these two in the second half of the book. There was some serious hotness and great banter and several swoons along the way. Solid read. I can’t wait for more from this series!
“You need a… hairy godmother.”
Kip vaguely reminds me of that Brock guy, the InstaFamous dude who makes videos of himself throwing his hair up into a bun—but hairier. And less cocky and full of himself.
What’s the last new adult book you read and loved?