Goodreads Rating: 4.17 / 5 stars
My Rating: 4.5 / 5 stars
Genre: New Adult, Sports Romance
Publication Date: January 31st 2017
Publisher: Self published
Zeke Daniels isn’t just a douchebag; he’s an a**hole.
A total and complete jerk, Zeke keeps people at a distance. He has no interest in relationships—most a**holes don’t.
Being part of a couple? Nope. Not for him.
He’s never given any thought to what he wants in a girlfriend, because he’s never had any intention of having one. Shit, he barely has a relationship with his family, and they’re related; his own friends don’t even like him.
So why does he keep thinking about Violet DeLuca?
Sweet, quiet Violet—his opposite in every sense of the word.
The light to his dark, even her damn name sounds like rays of sunshine and happiness and shit.
And that pisses him off, too.
This book tested my patience by dealing with an ultimate douchebag Zeke Daniels. I despised him on the first book because he is plain condescending and has anger/abandonment issues. He’s a fellow wrestler and Sebastian’s teammate/roommate. He never had serious relationships and it’s always hooking up with ladies. I don’t know how people tolerated his pompous attitude and I. Just. Cannot. Stand. Him. One day he meets his tutor Violet DeLuca, who’s his polar opposite. Kindhearted, respectful and nice. They didn’t easily acquainted but Violet’s patience to Zeke develops into friendship then sparks into a sizzling romance.
Never thought I’ll say this but I’ve forgiven and ended up liking Zeke. 😂💕 His transition from being an asshole to a romantic gentleman made my heart flutter. He redeemed himself after embarrassing and pushing Violet away. I lived to see him grovel and get his shit together. I have zero complains on Violet DeLuca. She’s a sweetheart and I adore her! She may be a timid heroine but once she’d reach her boiling point, watch out. She had a rough life but instead of whining, she keeps swimming and I admire her determination and resiliency. I want to give her a tight hug and she deserved to be loved.
I don’t want to give much away about the story. It’s better you read each books blind and enjoy the story. Sara Ney gradually builds up the romance and the angst. I love it’s character driven as well. Her writing style is simply engaging I’m invested throughout the story. Thus, making The Failing Hours a great sequel. I’m excited to read the next book.