Similar to Jock Row, Jock Rule is a sweet, funny and very low on angst read. Teddy and Kip had very interesting relationship development, and are complete opposites personality wise. Kip is a huge, hairy guy that says whatever he wants and doesn't care who is offended by it. Teddy is sweet, shy, and quite naive at times to the intentions of others towards her. Lucky for Teddy, Kip decides he is going to be her *Hairy Godmother*.
Kip, or Sasquatch as he is otherwise known, was my favourite character in this story, He is just so blunt and open with what he is thinking:
"The night we learn Sasquatch has no patience for morons. Which is Everyone"
I love him!! He is funny and a little bit sweet in a twisted sort of way :) Jock Rule is a bit of a slow burner, Teddy and Kip's chemistry develops over the story, and Teddy does definitely benefit from having a Hairy Godmother in her life.
I enjoyed this but honestly I got to the epilogue and I feel duped! That's it? There's no more? It feels as if there was supposed to be more, the ending is rushed. It's a shame because the build up was long and sweet and then the whole thing is done???
I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!! Love love love it! These types of books are my catnip and I can not get enough! This sports romance is a slow burn, but it slow burned so good. I could not put it down! I was so sad when it was over, I just wanted to keep living in this imaginary world.
Kip, or Sasquatch as he is known to pretty much everyone is a rugby player, and do you know what the best bit is..... He has a beard! I am talking full on beard that he has been growing for years.. I love a man with a beard. And let me just say... I kind of swooned for the man bun! I hardly read books that have men with man buns, so I use loved how hairy and bearded this guy was!
Teddy is such a quite Mousey girl! She tends to hang back, not want to be the centre of attention, she reminds me a lot of me actually. She hasn’t got the best friends, and that made me feel sad for her. No one should be treated like that. I loved her quirkiness in this book.
The slow burn between these two was so good! I could feel their connection right from the start of their banter. They are just so good together. The only thing I can fault about this book is the fact that it ended... I want more... gimme more... looks like I need to go back and read it a few more times to try and satisfy my Sasquatch longing. I can’t wait to see what this author brings us next, I am so flipping excited!!
I enjoyed reading the Douchebag series immensely, just as much as I am loving this series too. They are similar but also different . These ones have next to no drama about them, just a sweet romantic story that has a sports theme as well as a delectable slow burn feel.
Kipling Carmichael has a fancy name, but he looks anything but. Some might say he looks like a Sasquatch! Theodora Johnson hasn't experienced anything lavish in her life, she has worked damn hard for her achievements. She might be a strong young woman, but she somehow can't see how her friends are ditching her over boys. Standing in the background, Kip sees all and decides to break his rule and help her with finding a jock. Neither one expected the eventual outcome. Once they start spending more time together, Kip lets his guard down little by little and is surprised not only on how special Teddy is, but that he can trust her. Kip's appearance might be off putting for some, but not Teddy. She has discovered she loves Kip's façade, especially his beard, and likes hanging out with him too.
Teddy is that sweet character that will do anything for her friends and family. She has an Aha moment that makes you just want to jump up and cheer for her. Kip is simply wonderful. He is a bit crass and boorish but it only endears him more. I love his family loyalty, and that he had a great relationship with his sister, who was a hoot! I would have like more from her. There was one other thing that niggled me. It was that the lead up of their relationship was great, super even. I felt a little flat though with the way they became a couple, that it just was, and not much else to it. I don't feel Kip taught Teddy in any way how to win a jock over, but he definitely helped her see how she could be more assertive, which was brilliant.
I am hoping there is more coming in this series, I love these books and I will be elated each time I do a re read of these until the next instalment.
Obviously Sara Ney has this nailed. She writes the best sweet guy, jerks and she couples them to perfection with the sweetest, most genuine, quirky leading ladies. And everyone of them has worked to perfection for me.
Teddy is a quiet doormat being led around by her narcissistic friend when she crosses paths with Kip. Kip immediately decides he has to teach her how to unleash her well hidden backbone.
They were so opposite in so many things yet they were so good together. Each of them had their own quirky hang ups but they both dealt with them well without any unnecessary drama or conflict.
I got so lost in the book that I couldn't put it down. And now I have to practice my patience waiting for the next awesome college, sports romance from the beautiful Sara Ney. Who am I kidding, I have no patience, I need it now.
I am a big fan of everything Sara Ney, so I know I am going to enjoy every word of this book. But nothing could have prepared me for all that is Kip. He is hands down Sara's best H to date. I really wish there was a swoon emoji, because it would so be appropriate right now. Then there is Teddy. She deserves someone like Kip. Their relationship starts off tentatively. I wouldn't even say that they are even friends. But they seem to be drawn to each other - and what they end up by finding grows from there. I don't have the words to describe how much I loved this book. I only hope that there are more books to come. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced readers copy of this book.
Another excellent book in the Jock series from Sara Ney though it is good as a stand-alone book too. Loved the witty banter between Kip and Teddy. It kept the book quick and light and hilarious till the very end. It was well written with just the perfect amount of depth and storyline to keep you engaged and entertained, and made you fall in love with Kip and Teddy. Hilarious loveable support characters like Ronnie rounded out the book. I really enjoyed this book and couldn’t put it down.
I couldn’t put this down. I loved the banter and the sarcasm and how it just seemed like a more natural / realistic relationship. Not wanting to give off any spoilers I’ll just say there’s just something odd (in my opinion) to her reaction to something he does for her near the end. I think she over reacts and I would have been pretty upset if I was him. Other than that it was a great read. Looking forward to reading more from this author.
I love beards, so Kip really appealed to me. Teddy truly was naive and innocent but it was good to see her coming out of her shell near the end and telling her friend the truth. This book is sweet and easy to read. Sara Ney is one of my go-to authors for college romance.