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.
New Adult | Sports Romance | Romance | Contemporary
***Received an Advanced Readers Copy during a blog tour with inkSlingerPR in exchange for an honest review***
Well me oh my, Sara Ney you devil you. I have been craving a sports romance for a while now and this really did me in. Can I just take a moment to discuss how much a flipping adored Kip? I mean seriously, this romance was down right deliciously adorable in all the right places. Sara Ney is hands down one of my auto-buy authors, I need her always in my life. Her witty, charming characters, cute romantic dynamics, and her dialogue – everything makes me swoon to the floor. And after reading Jock Row, you bet your bottom dollar I was back for Jock Rule.
Alright, time to cue the swoonage because Kip and Teddy were everything…
Speaking of Teddy, but I can’t help this admission because I will say this once, and only once – for once the innocent, naive cuteness made me chuckle and swoon. I loved Teddy. I loved how ingenuous she was as a character, not just with her friendship of her bestie Mariah, but with the innocent friendship (and ultimately the romance) that built between her and Kip. And normally this is a huge turn off for me with these types of dynamics. Not because they are bad, but because somewhere down the line the innocent thing gets rather annoying, but this – oh no was not the case. I just loved how she was, who she was, everything about her was charming, sweet and just beautiful.
And Kip. Oh my lanta. Everything about his character made me love this book even more. I liked how broody, troubling his personality was, the hard shell to get to the good stuff kind of presence. And that man bun! Bah, I love it. Honestly he had a great personality, the way he was introduced still makes me chuckle. Seriously, just watching Teddy, then their conversations, the sarcastic asshole just makes me swoon. I honestly think their friendship really brought the best out of one another. Kip really helped Teddy realize how strong and beautiful she is while Teddy really opened up Kip to becoming an actual friend to someone instead of keeping everyone at an arm’s length.
Obviously once their friendship really moved into a sexual connection, really exploring their tension and feelings towards one another it was down hill from there. That moment between them when they were laying together was just…. oh my, I think I am still melting off my seat. The passion between them, the hesitance yet complete trust between them in that moment was divine. I cannot say enough how much their chemistry lit up the pages, they were intensely passionate, they melded beautifully together.
Bottom line, I love everything Sara Ney. Jock Rule was definitely an entertaining read, I loved every minute of it. Between Kip being this coy, yet broody sweet piece of man meat that makes the reader swoon, and Teddy’s innocently charming personality that brings a giddy schoolgirl smile to my lips, it was just so easy to fall incandescently in love with this romance. The friendship, the cute romance, the intensity of their chemistry and the drama, it was perfection. I cannot wait to see what comes next, anything this author touches is pure genius.
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.
She lives with her husband, children, and her ridiculously large dog.