Review: Jock Row by Sara Ney

Jock Row
(Jock Hard #1)
by Sara Ney
Publisher: Self-published
Publication date: May 3, 2018
Genre: New Adult Romance

Scarlett is always the sensible one: The sober driver. The planner. The one holding your hair back while you’re worshiping the porcelain gods.

Week-after-week, she visits Jock Row with her friends — the university’s hottest party scene and breeding ground for student athletes. And if keeping her friends out of trouble, and guys out of their pants, was a sport, she’d be the star athlete.

Being a well known jock-blocker gets her noticed for all the wrong reasons; just like that, she’s banned from Jock Row. NO GUY WANTS A GIRL AROUND WHO KEEPS THEIR JOCK FRIENDS FROM GETTING LAID.

“Rowdy” Wade is the hot shot short-stop for the university’s baseball team — and the unlucky bastard who drew the short straw: keep little Miss Goody Two-Shoes out of the Baseball House.

But week-after-week Scarlett returns, determined to get inside.


When Scarlett gets dragged out by her friends to attend a college party, she’s not overly thrilled with the idea. What makes matters even worse is the fact that her friends are chatting up a pair of jerks who decide that she’s not worthy of their party. So they have their captain remove her from the party. Which is how these two meet. Rowdy is tasked with removing any problems from the party, and one of those just so happens to be Scarlet. She doesn’t give up easily and instead of turning tail and heading home, she sits out on the porch waiting for her friends to finish with the party. So, these two end up playing bonding and developing a friendship while they sit outside. Every Friday afterwards, Scarlett shows up to the party, only to plan on sitting on the porch with Rowdy. However, it was kind of adorable watching this play out.

This is one of those really cute slow building romances. These two become friends over time and then soon decide to date. There was not insta-love or anything like that. We got to experience these two getting to know each other as individuals before we dove into them as a couple. I really enjoyed watching them get to know each other over “never have I ever” games. Their innocent friendship into romance was just an adorable journey

I really enjoyed this story. I thought the build-up was great. Their relationship was pretty solid and I loved watching their romance blossom. If you are in the market for a cute slow building romance, then look no further than this story.

2 Thoughts on “Review: Jock Row by Sara Ney

  1. That does sound like a good one.

  2. I just love a well written slow built romance, and I have enjoyed what I have read from this author and need to return to her books.

    Lovely review!

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