Mini Reviews: A Sasquatch, A Guardian Angel and A Whole Lot of Funnies

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Jock Rule (Jock Hard #2)
by Sara Ney
Publication Date: December 6, 2018
Publisher: Three Legacies, LLC
  

Rating: ★★★★

Synopsis via Goodreads: 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.

Sara Ney was one of my top favorite new-to-authors that I discovered in 2018 and I’m so excited to continue reading her books in the new year. She’s one of the few authors who can make me fall for a douchebag hero and I couldn’t wait to see what shenanigans she had up her sleeve for her latest release, Jock Rule.

Teddy Johnson isn’t one for the party scene but tries to put herself out there anyways for the sake of her friends. Weekend after weekend, she heads to Jock Row with them, hoping to snag herself some eye candy, yet somehow finds herself spending more time with the keg than her actual friends. But that all changes the night Kip Carmichael comes swooping him and declares himself her “hairy godmother”. He plans to help her score with one of the athletes on Jock Row—and the lucky fellow may be closer than either one of them thinks.

When I saw the teasers going around for this book and saw that the heroe’s nickname was “Sasquatch” I was like “what the fuck is Sara Ney up to now??!!”. I mean, I don’t know if Sasquatches are very appealing, but I was definitely intrigued so I picked this bad boy up as soon as I could. I was instantly hooked right from the start! I completely adore Teddy’s character. She’s so sweet and friendly and I don’t think there’s even a bad bone in her body which is why it’s impossible not to like her. I legit wanted to fight her friends because they were taking her for granted, but she eventually found her voice and was able to put them in their place and that was probably one of my favorite parts of this story. Kip on the other hand is the complete opposite of Teddy and he totally infuriated me during the first half of this book. His honesty is borderline rude but he wouldn’t be a Sara Ney hero if he didn’t piss me off at one point or another. But y’all, Kip did a total 180 during the second half of the book and he became a total softie and I fell so hard for him! I loved the chemistry between Kip and Teddy because they’re kind of complete opposites yet they fit so well together. I also was living for their banter and it had me cheesing so hard. The only bad thing I have to say about this book is that IT WAS TOO DAMN SHORT! I had this same issue with the first book as well. It’s like just when are couple if finally getting together and being all happy and cute, we’re hit with the epilogue and the story comes to an end. I just feel like we need a few more chapters to better round out the story instead of it coming to and end right after our couple gets together. Other than that minor annoyance,  Jock Rule was a sweet and funny new adult romance and I highly recommend giving this series a read and I can’t wait to see what Sara has in stores for our next couple!

 

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Tripping on a Halo
by Alessandra Torre
Publication Date: December 7, 2018
Publisher: Select Publishing LLC

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Rating: ★★★½

Synopsis via Goodreads: It’s really hard to save a guy’s life when he keeps running from you.

You might be asking yourself why I’m waving an inflatable penis in the air and screaming at the top of my lungs. If I took time to explain, Declan Moss would get hit by a bus.

Let me back up. I didn’t ask for this. I was perfectly happy—and perfectly sane—before I was tasked with keeping Declan Moss alive. It was a thankless job until the moment that my panties dropped and his delicious smirk found his way in between my thighs.

Hello, toe-curling ecstasy. Goodbye, professional boundaries. And suddenly, there’s a new danger to avoid: the falling of my heart.

 

Alessandra Torre is one of my auto-buy authors but I have yet to read any of her romantic comedies. When I saw the adorable cover for Tripping on a Halo, my curiosity was piqued and I thought it was a good enough time to final see if Torre could pull of romance funnies as well as she does dark romance.

Autumn Jones has one mission: Protect Declan Moss. As his “guardian angel”, she is tasked with the mission of keeping him safe no matter what. But falling for him was not part of her mission and Autumn will soon have to decide which is more important: protecting Declan or protecting her heart. 

Not gonna lie, when I first started reading this book I was a bit confused as to where this story was going. I was unsure whether or not this book was truly a romantic comedy or if it was a romance with a paranormal twist, but that’s one of the things I liked about it. It kept me on my toes and Torre truly had me believing that Autumn was in fact a guardian angel. But this story is indeed a romantic comedy and there were definitely some laugh out loud moments that had me wondering how great of lengths Autumn was willing to go just to protect Declan. I gotta say, Autumn’s character is probably my favorite thing about this book. I can honestly say I’ve never read a character like her before and even though I found her way of thinking to be strange at times, that’s what made her so unique. I can’t say that I connected with Declan as much as I did with Autumn. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but his character just fell flat for me. The romance itself was just okay. It felt a bit insta-lusty to me as Declan goes from not wanting to have anything to do with Autumn to wanting to spend every moment with her and it just lacked the depth I was expecting when it comes to a Torre romance. The thing that didn’t work for me in this book was the plot twist. I’m not a fan of this particular twist because I feel like it’s a cliché and I don’t understand why something major need to happen to our main character for the love interest to final realize how much they really care them. I think it just cheapens the romance and I just don’t care for it. All in all, Tripping on a Halo was a quirky and entertaining read and even though it’s not one of my favorites by Torre, I still enjoyed it and recommend it if you’re in the mood for a romance with some funnies.divider14

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I'm Ari, a local NYC bibliophile and a forever daydreamer. You can usually find me with my nose buried in a book and my head up in the clouds. I am also a coffee addict and a chocolate connoisseur. I fell in love with the romance genre about three years ago and I haven't been able to stop reading about happily-ever-afters, which is ironic because I'm a bit of a cynical romantic in real life, haha. I hope you all enjoy my blog and fangirling with me about all the smutty reads!

7 thoughts on “Mini Reviews: A Sasquatch, A Guardian Angel and A Whole Lot of Funnies

  1. I’ve not heard of Sara Ney before but Jock Rule sounds interesting. I men the summary having Sasquatch in there had me wary but then I saw the phrase hairy godmother in your review and I was laughing so now I want to read.

    The cover for Tripping on a Halo looks adorable. It sucks a clichéd plot twist put you off some. I still want to read for the cover though. And who doesn’t like a cute romance with some funnys?

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