Hello friends! I recently started the How to Date a Doucebag series by Sara Ney. Instead of posting review separately, I made a mini review post for them!
Book 1. The Studying Hours
I finally finished this book ya’ll! I tried before and DNFed it, but something in me wanted to see if I misjudged it too early. While I can’t say it’s going to be a favorite or the best romance I’ve ever read, it was okay. I’m been going back and forth between 2 or 3 stars. I’m going with 2 because of Sebastian’s behavior and the weird dream scenes.
I’m so all over the place on how I feel about Sebastian. Sometimes he made me think that he a decent guy, but then he would always fuck it up with a comment or looking at other girls. Also, if you are into safe romance, then don’t look at this one. So the big question is did he win me over? MEh, he’s alright. Same about Jameson. She was just alright. Honestly, I probably would’ve just left Sebastian and his sexual innuendos alone a long time ago.
So, what did I like? I think that they did have a friendship first before they gave into any sort of relationship. They had so much sexual tension that it was steaming up my kindle. This is a book where I was shouting for them to just have sex already. I liked how Sebastian turned out in the end.
All in all, it wasn’t terrible.
Book 2: The Failing Hours
This was so much better than The Studying Hours!! I had a feeling I would enjoy Zeke’s story because I always catch feelings for the broody asshole type. As you can tell by my rating, I loved the hell out of Zeke.
I was so excited to see that Zeke was going to fall for the tutor that he was looking for in book one. Violet was kind and sweet and the complete opposite of Zeke. While she was shy in the beginning, I loved reading about her finding her voice and knowing what she wanted and deserved. I also loved how the dynamic between these two and really devoured the relationship growing between them.
However, I just couldn’t give the 5 stars I was planning to because I started to feel differently for the second half of this book. It started to drag for me a bit. And while I did feel some chemistry while they were flirting, once the actual sex happened it seemed like it disappeared. Maybe it was just me, but I wasn’t feeling it from them.
This was a huge improvement from the first book in the series!
Book 3: The Learning Hours
I am in love with Rhett Rabideaux and there is no turning back for me! He stole my heart from the first page and he is my favorite from this whole series. I know there are two more books left, but I’m standing by Rhett.
“Rhett Rabideaux may not be prince charming but he’s something else entirely: he’s real. He is who he is, and makes no apologies. He’s polite and sincere.”
I love that we were introduced to a cinnamon roll this book. Rhett isn’t confident, handsome, or screwing every girl that moves. He’s better. He’s kind and such a sweetheart that I swooned so many times over him. My only gripe is that he could be a bit slow catching when Laurel was dropping SO MANY hints that she was into him.
I was glad to see a girl doing all the chasing in this book! However, I can’t say that I loved Laurel. She had her moments with me. I was glad that she learned to see how good of a guy Rhett was, but her need to always tell herself that she was hot and never had to work this hard to get a guy was annoying. We get it! You’re hot, so what!
This one was low angst (which I always love) and we get to see a huge character development here. I loved seeing Rhett getting more comfortable and sensual here. I was so proud!
I stan Rhett Rabideaux, that is all!
I know you’re probably wondering why I only reviewed books 1-3 instead of the full 5 books. Well, I sadly DNFed the last two. I couldn’t stand Annabelle in The Coaching Hours and I couldn’t find a drop of chemistry between Skylar and Abe in The Falling Hours.
So have y’all read this series? If so, what did you think? Let’s chat!