Book Review | The Lying Hours (How to Date a Douchebag #5) By Sara Ney



DAVIS—Honest Abe to his friends—IS IN OVER HIS HEAD…
He’s a fixer
and a do good-er. The all-knowing, resident “grandfather” on the
wrestling team who everyone relies on to fix their problems. His teammates go
to him for everything; advice, homework, or when they need a sober driver at
three in the morning–whether he likes it or not.
current mission is easy: mend his roommates broken heart by helping him find a
girlfriend on the LoveU app–without getting caught in the lie…
Over her bad
grades. Over her meddling older brother and his two best friends. And over
dating douchebags. What she wants to know is: where have all the nice guys
She longs
for a handsome, sweet, and honest guy who can make her laugh. In one last ditch
effort to prove that he exists—Skylar turns to LoveU.
On her worst
day, Skylar has no filter (it’s a miracle she hasn’t been ditched mid-date).
On her best,
she’s as wholesome, and sweet, as pie.
On Thursday?
She matches with Abraham Davis’s roommate.
Gabriel is falling for the wrong guy—she just doesn’t realize it yet.




This was so good! Hilarious and sexy with banter like no other! Sara Ney has perfected the college romance genre!

“The next guy that breaks my heart is getting peppered sprayed. Look now we’re both crying.”

Now let me just say how much I love that Skylar was a “regular” girl. I mean aren’t most of us like this? She was so relatable. She wasn’t that fit, her grades weren’t that great and there wasn’t really anything interesting about her per se. However, she had such a fun personality, just enough sass and she was strong enough to put Abe in his place when he messed up.

Abe is a wholesome, good natured, kind hearted guy. The type of guy his friends sometimes take for granted. So when his roomamte asks him to lure girls for him under his profile on the dating app, he jumps in to help. He pretends to be his roommate, has engaging converstations with girls, and then asks them on a date that his roomamte will go on instead of him. When he starts talking to Skylar though, he realizes this girl is special.

I couldn’t get enough of all the banter while they messaged each other. Witty, amusing and entertaining is an understatement! This book was seriously fun to read. The first half of the book was a bit angsty but overall I thought this was a light, enjoyable read.

The chemistry was on point. So much sexual tension that slowly killed me and the connection between these two was just combustible.

Abe was such a sweetheart that I fell in love with right away. A douchebag he really is not. He acted like an idiot for a whole 5 min towards the end of the book but hey, he’s a college guy. He was totally allowed. I loved even more that Skylar was a strong heroine who stood up for herself and demanded he treat her with respect.

I will end my review by saying how much I loved the cameo appearance by what I like to call “the ultimate douchebag”. I won’t tell you who he is but watching a guy like him give love advice to Abe was just ironic, hysterical and downright perfect!

I highly recommend this one if you love to laugh, enjoy sexy scenes and great banter.

4.5 Stars
New Adult College Romance
POV: Dual
Heat Level: Moderate

*ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review


Sara Ney is
the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is
best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite
vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed
sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets,
and fancies herself British.


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