Series: Smart Jocks #1
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: March 29. 2019
Format: Audiobook, Length: 7 hours and 11 minutes
Narrator: Erin Mallon, Jason Clarke
How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon
Reading Challenges: 2019 Audiobook Challenge, 2019 Tackle My TBR Challenge
What's the probability of insulting the one guy on campus I need to help me pass statistics? If I knew, I wouldn't be standing in front of Wes Reynolds begging him to tutor me.
Basketball player, sexy, arrogant, always sleeping through class... these are the things I knew about him. What I didn't know is that he is a seriously smart jock.
What's the best way to get rid of the peppy and unrelenting girl that keeps asking me to tutor her? If I knew, I wouldn't be staring at her tan legs and attempting to teach her statistics.
Sorority girl, fine as f**k, determined, ball buster... these are the things I knew about her. What I didn't know is that she is all the things I didn't realize I wanted or needed.
Or that one semester with her would change everything.
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 on a bit of a sports romance kick here lately and when I was given the opportunity to read (listen) and review The Assist, I jumped at the chance. I’ll be honest, these books weren’t on my radar, but I was intrigued by the blurb. It doesn’t hurt that a few friends also really enjoyed the book and rest of the series. This story sucked me right in from the prologue. I knew unless something went spectacularly wrong, I was going to end up really liking this one. And that I’d want to continue on with the rest of the series ASAP. Sometimes you just get a good feeling about the book immediately. This was one of those times.
I’ve seen a lot of new adult that plays off the “dumb” jock / smart girl setup, so I was super intrigued by the idea of a smart jock. A hot one. Who wears glasses. 😍 Wes was super swoony and Blair was totally likable. I enjoyed their banter and chemistry. Theirs was a light and fairly uncomplicated story, at least up until near the end. I didn’t necessarily love the conflict, but it still felt real. And it didn’t drag on so long that it pulled me out of the story. Plus, everything wrapped up in a really sweet way, so I was satisfied.
I was introduced to a bunch of excellent secondary characters during The Assist and basically I need all their stories. Like, right now. Especially Blair’s bestie Gabby who seriously deserves a HEA. (Spoiler: I’ve already started her story. Hello, series binge.) I’m glad I took a chance on another new-to-me author. If new adult sports romance is your jam, you should give this one a shot.
Do you enjoy sports romance?
What about basketball romance?
Have you read The Assist?
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