Saturday, 7 January 2017

REVIEW - How to date a Douchebag - The Studying Hours - Sara Ney





TITLEHow to date a Douchebag - The Studying Hours
AUTHOR - Sara Ney







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CRUDE. ARROGANT. A**HOLE.
No doubt about it, Sebastian ‘Oz’ Osborne is the university’s most celebrated student athlete—and possibly the biggest douchebag. A walking, talking cliché, he has a filthy mouth, a fantastic body, and doesn’t give a sh*t about what you or anyone else thinks.
 
SMART. CLASSY. CONSERVATIVE.
Make no mistake, Jameson Clarke may be the university’s most diligent student—but she is no prude. Spending most of her time in the hallowed halls of the library, James is wary of pervs, jocks, and douchebags—and Oz Osborne is all three.

She’s smart, sarcastic—and not what he expected.
  
…EVERY DOUCHEBAG HAS HIS WEAKNESS.

He wants to be friends.
He wants to spend time with her.
He wants to drive her crazy.

He wants…

Her.



REVIEW:



Wow! What can I say about How to Date a Douchebag: The Studying Hours? This was one amazing book. I mean it really blew my hair back. I picked this book up because the title intrigued me, but the writing style and characters pulled me in and kept me reading til the very end. This is one of the best books I have read in a while and I cannot wait to share it with others.

First, this book has the usual plot. Cocky bad boy meets quiet bookworm. This sound like you have read it before? I thought so too, but after reading it I realized this book goes way deeper. It starts off much the same, but quickly takes a detour to new unchartered ground in my opinion. The plot was only one of the many things I loved about this book.

Next, the characters are wonderful. Jameson “James” Clark is one of my new favorite female characters of all time. She is funny, witty, and feisty. I love that about her. I also love how she is willing to admit to herself how she feels, even if she is outwardly denying it. Then you have Sebastian “Oz” Osborne. He is a character all on his own. Big ego and an even bigger personality. I think he is the character who needed to develop most in this book. I am happy to say I believe he developed quite wonderfully.

The writing style in this book is quite unique to me. I loved all the clever banter between characters. My favorite part in this book is the way the book is laid out, specifically Oz and his thoughts. I can’t reveal much more than that, but let me just say at one point I was hyperventilating about his thoughts. I haven’t had such a strong reaction to a book in a while. This was amazing for me.

I cannot forget to mention the heat. Now a lot of times when someone says heat you think sex right? This book gives you so much heat without the sexual component to it. I mean I was sweltering hot throughout a good portion of the book. The flirting and chemistry just comes alive in front of your eyes. I don’t know how the author did it, but I sure am in love.

In conclusion, this is a MUST READ. I have never read any books by this author before, but I am sure glad I decided to pick up her book and give it a chance. I was in a slight reading slump when I came upon her book and it pulled me right out of it. I cannot wait to continue to read books from her and hope she writes many more in the future as well, especially with all the minor characters in this book. I have already begun recommending this book to my friends and family. Amazing job!



Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5