Review: Jock Rule by Sara Ney

Jock Rule
(Jock Hard #2)
By: Sara Ney
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication date: Dec. 4, 2018
Genre: New Adult Romance

Kip Carmichael is no pretty boy.

He’s a rough. Dirty. Giant. Hair so unruly, and a beard so thick, his friends on the team call him Sasquatch.

The first time Sasquatch lays eyes on Theodora “Teddy” Johnson across the keg at a party one night on Jock Row, she’d been relegated to the sidelines by her jock hungry “friends.”

Week-after-week, he watches beautiful but bashful Teddy getting overshadowed, and overlooked. Sasquatch finally broad shoulders his way through the crowd, offering to to be her hairy godmother. But the minute their eyes meet? He’s a goner.

Teaching her the RULES for winning a jock will be the easy part. Not falling in love with her is going to be a losing game.



My thoughts…

Well this was a fun read! You have Kip who is doing everything he can to not hit the radar or any females because all they do is cause trouble and go after his money. So, he grows out his hair, beard, and dressed very casual. No one would recognize him or even be interested in looking at him twice. Especially when paired with his “leave me alone” attitude. However, when he spots a shy, loner, chick at his rugby teams party, he immediately takes notice of her and wants to protect her. It’s clear her friends are selfish and don’t care about her. They always ditch her when they show up, and somehow the girl always ends up standing awkwardly at the keg tapping everyone’s beers for them. Unable to watch this disaster any longer, Kip approaches her and give her his two cents. Before he knows it, he’s decided to give the girl some pointers on how not to be a doormat, and becomes friends with her in the process. Need I even say that this all ends up muddying the waters and causing feelings to develop? Regardless of its predictability, it was a very interesting and entertaining read.

Teddy is a girl who makes excuses for those around her. Her best friend isn’t selfish, she just doesn’t always think about time management and how it affects other people. She’s not stealing any guy that comes to talk to Teddy, it just so happens that the guy has more in common with her instead. You see where I’m going with this? So, needless to say, when Kip calls her out on this, she’s immediately defensive of her friend. However, when that same friend invites a guy back to their one bedroom apartment for sex, leaving Teddy with nowhere to stay, Kip feels bad enough to invite her to his place so she’s not sleeping in the hallway of their dorm. It’s in this moment that these two develop a friendship.

I really enjoyed their banter and joking back and forth. You immediately get the feeling that these two are going to be really close friends who truly understand the other. And that right there is what made the story amazing for me. It was a slow burn romance and built over the majority of the book. I was able to appreciate each character separately before they became an item. Plus their friendship built a really solid foundation.

I found myself staying up late at night to read this book. The friendship between these two was extremely adorable to witness. One thing I wish we had gotten was maybe Teddy’s introduction to Kip’s family. They are supposed to be very conservative and wealthy. They dislike their children’s choices to separate themselves from the family name. So, I thought it would be interesting to see the initial interaction between them and Teddy. However, we are not given that. Instead we are given a cute little bow wrapped epilogue on how everyone loves everyone. Which was a bit of a letdown.

I am enjoying the Jock Hard series so far. The first two books have been really good and I’m looking forward to more from this series. I am worried that they might be repetitive, though. The first two books so far centered around an athlete and a female who doesn’t fit in with jock crowd. Hopefully the next books have some variety of characters so that it doesn’t become a cycle over and over for every book.


Previous reviews from the Jock Hard series
Jock Row




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