In Review: The Lying Hours (How to Date a Douchebag #5) by Sara Ney

Posted May 9, 2019 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: The Lying Hours (How to Date a Douchebag #5) by Sara NeyThe Lying Hours by Sara Ney
Series: How to Date a Douchebag #5
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: May 9, 2019
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, 230 pages
How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon
My rating:

ABRAHAM DAVIS—Honest Abe to his friends—IS IN OVER HIS HEAD...

He’s a fixer and a do good-er. The all-knowing, resident "grandfather" on the wrestling team who everyone relies on to fix their problems. His teammates go to him for everything; advice, homework, or when they need a sober driver at three in the morning--whether he likes it or not.

Abe’s current mission is easy: mend his roommates broken heart by helping him find a girlfriend on the LoveU app--without getting caught in the lie...


Over her bad grades. Over her meddling older brother and his two best friends. And over dating douchebags. What she wants to know is: where have all the nice guys gone?

She longs for a handsome, sweet, and honest guy who can make her laugh. In one last ditch effort to prove that he exists—Skylar turns to LoveU.

On her worst day, Skylar has no filter (it’s a miracle she hasn’t been ditched mid-date).
On her best, she’s as wholesome, and sweet, as pie.
On Thursday? She matches with Abraham Davis’s roommate.

Skylar Gabriel is falling for the wrong guy—she just doesn’t realize it yet.



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 can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am that Sara’s back with more Douchebags! I thought we got our last dose with The Coaching Hours, but I’m thrilled that’s not the case. The Douchebags were one of my biggest bookish surprises a couple years ago, so I love to see the series continuing. I’ll take all the Douchebags Sara will throw my way.

I loved every little thing about The Lying Hours. Abe was adorable and swoony and I kinda want one of my own. Skylar was a fun and relatable heroine. Skylar’s roommate, Hannah, was freaking amazing and I can’t wait for her to get a book of her own. That little taste at the end made me want her story SO MUCH. The banter — whether between Skylar and Abe or Skylar and Hannah — made me giggle and smile. No one writes new adult romance quite like Sara. They’re just so much fun. And they’re more than a little sexy, too. Did I also mention swoony? Because holy cow, the bookstore scene in this one? I die.

The Lying Hours is a great addition to an already fantastic series. It was grin-inducing and virtually unputdownable. The characters, the story, everything about it was just what I needed. Skylar and Abe were a great pairing, despite their unconventional introduction. If you’re looking for your next favorite light and swoony new adult romance, look no further. This is the book you need.

Favorite Quotes:

I’m the guy they go to when they want something fixed, like their car. Or their love life.

“The second I saw Skylar, it was like a punch to the gut. I knew I wasn’t going to make it out the other side without some collateral damage.”

“You’re not in the circus—calm down with the acrobatics, Greatest Showman.”

“Blah blah blah, I’m Skylar and my boyfriend is stronger than Hercules.”

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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