The Studying Hours by Sara Ney

TSHPages: 360

Goodreads Rating: 3.86 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Sports Romance

Publication Date: September 13th 2016

Publisher: Self published


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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.

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.


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

He wants…


My Review:

Review also posted on Goodreads

Isn’t How to Date a Douchebag a catchy series title? Truthfully speaking, it’s the main reason why I’m interested diving in the series and it’s been circulating around the blogosphere. I’m more sold when I found out it’s a college sports romance. The Studying Hours is the first novel in the series and it’s about Sebastian “Oz” Osbourne and Jameson Clark.

Sebastian/Oz is a famous wrestler in the university. With his charming looks and sexy body, he’s an eye-candy but he’s arrogant, cocky and lewd. He’s a douchebag and sometimes he’ll get on your nerves. While he and his friends are studying at the library, he meets Jameson. She’s studious, intelligent, and reserved lady who’s immune to his charms. That is a first for him and he considered that as a challenge. After the bet they had in the library, he pursues her even if she didn’t want to.

I really enjoyed this book. I like the angst, the banters and the chemistry between Oz and Jameson. It took a while before they became an official couple. They have a lot of adorable and romantic moments. Some parts made me giggle too. James tamed the douchebag and brought out his sweet side while Sebastian sees her sassy and bold side and he loves her more. I adore these two.

Overall, this is a great beginning for the series and the plot is simple. It’s a pretty chill read because of its low drama and thank goodness. I just wish there’s more about wrestling. I’m a huge wrestling fan and I wish we could see more matches (at least one or two) just to feel the sports romance vibe.


I dislike Zeke but I’m curious about his story. I hope it’s good.



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