Review: The Failing Hours by Sara Ney

Posted February 2, 2018 by Suzanne in Reviews / 8 Comments

Review: The Failing Hours by Sara Ney
The Failing Hours
by Sara Ney

2 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: January 31st 2017
Series: How to Date a Douchebag #2
Published by Self Published
Format: eBook
 

” I found it a little boring and it struggled to hold my attention…”
~ Under the Covers

My first 2018 dive into the New Adult genre has not been a success. The very thing that attracted me to this book, the name of the series, is the very thing that annoyed me. The author did warn me that the hero was a douche bag…as did the blurb…I should have listened.

This is a jock meets geek love story, with the added element that the jock in question is basically an arsehole to everyone; including his friends. In fact, it’s so bad that his coach is threatening to kick him off the wrestling team, despite him being the star. Enter Violet, she’s kind of a nerd and basically the complete opposite to the women he’s usually surrounded by. You can guess the rest.

I didn’t like the hero that much, even though he had fairly valid reasons for being how he was, I found that I just wasn’t invested enough in either him or the heroine to really care. Which, when you drill down into it, was the problem with the whole book, it never pulled me in. I found it a little boring and it struggled to hold my attention, luckily it was a fairly short read otherwise I probably wouldn’t have made it to the end.

This book wasn’t for me, however, if you like NA books with a geek and jock pairing you may like it.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Oh no, I cannot abide a jerk like that.

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The only thing I like about this book was the cover,I knew just reading the excerpt ‘s that I wouldn’t like the read.thanks for your honest review suzanne!!

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Oh no, I cannot abide a jerk like that.

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The only thing I like about this book was the cover,I knew just reading the excerpt ‘s that I wouldn’t like the read.thanks for your honest review suzanne!!

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Amy R

I’ve read all but the most recent release of this series.

Amy R
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Amy R

I’ve read all but the most recent release of this series.

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Yikes. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Suzanne

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Yikes. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Suzanne