In Review: The Assist (Smart Jocks #1) by Rebecca Jenshak

Posted October 7, 2019 by Kim in 4 Stars, In Review / 1 Comment

In Review: The Assist (Smart Jocks #1) by Rebecca JenshakThe Assist by Rebecca Jenshak
Series: Smart Jocks #1
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: March 29. 2019
Publisher: Self-Published
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
My rating:

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.

About Rebecca Jenshak

Rebecca Jenshak is a self-proclaimed margarita addict, college basketball fanatic, and Hallmark channel devotee. A Midwest native transplanted to the desert, she likes being outdoors (drinking on patios) and singing (in the shower) when she isn't writing books about hot guys and the girls who love them.

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