Review // How to Date a Douchebag Books 1-3

Hello friends! I recently started the How to Date a Doucebag series by Sara Ney. Instead of posting review separately, I made a mini review post for them! 

Date a Douchebag

Book 1. The Studying Hours
Rating: ⭐⭐


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…


I finally finished this book ya’ll! I tried before and DNFed it, but something in me wanted to see if I misjudged it too early. While I can’t say it’s going to be a favorite or the best romance I’ve ever read, it was okay. I’m been going back and forth between 2 or 3 stars. I’m going with 2 because of Sebastian’s behavior and the weird dream scenes.

I’m so all over the place on how I feel about Sebastian. Sometimes he made me think that he a decent guy, but then he would always fuck it up with a comment or looking at other girls. Also, if you are into safe romance, then don’t look at this one. So the big question is did he win me over? MEh, he’s alright. Same about Jameson. She was just alright. Honestly, I probably would’ve just left Sebastian and his sexual innuendos alone a long time ago.

So, what did I like? I think that they did have a friendship first before they gave into any sort of relationship. They had so much sexual tension that it was steaming up my kindle. This is a book where I was shouting for them to just have sex already. I liked how Sebastian turned out in the end.

All in all, it wasn’t terrible.

Book 2: The Failing Hours
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

32066878Zeke 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.

Dating? 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 was so much better than The Studying Hours!! I had a feeling I would enjoy Zeke’s story because I always catch feelings for the broody asshole type. As you can tell by my rating, I loved the hell out of Zeke.

I was so excited to see that Zeke was going to fall for the tutor that he was looking for in book one. Violet was kind and sweet and the complete opposite of Zeke. While she was shy in the beginning, I loved reading about her finding her voice and knowing what she wanted and deserved. I also loved how the dynamic between these two and really devoured the relationship growing between them.

However, I just couldn’t give the 5 stars I was planning to because I started to feel differently for the second half of this book. It started to drag for me a bit. And while I did feel some chemistry while they were flirting, once the actual sex happened it seemed like it disappeared. Maybe it was just me, but I wasn’t feeling it from them.

This was a huge improvement from the first book in the series!

Book 3: The Learning Hours
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

35841098He’s not a douchebag; but that doesn’t stop his friends from turning him into one.


So much so that they plastered my ugly mug all over campus, in bold printed letters:

Are you the lucky lady who’s going to break our roommate’s cherry?
Him: socially awkward man with average-sized penis looking for willing sexual partner. You: must have a pulse. He will reciprakate with oral. Text him at: 555-254-5551

The morons can’t even spell. And the texts I’ve been receiving are what wet dreams are made of. But I’m not like these douchebags, no matter how hard they try to turn me into one.


One text stands out from hundreds. One number I can’t bring myself to block. She seems different. Hotter, even in black and white.

However, after seeing her in person, I know she’s not the girl for me. But my friends won’t let up–they just don’t get it. Douchebags or not, there’s one thing they’ll never understand: GIRLS DON’T WANT ME.

Especially her.

I am in love with Rhett Rabideaux and there is no turning back for me! He stole my heart from the first page and he is my favorite from this whole series. I know there are two more books left, but I’m standing by Rhett.

“Rhett Rabideaux may not be prince charming but he’s something else entirely: he’s real. He is who he is, and makes no apologies. He’s polite and sincere.”

I love that we were introduced to a cinnamon roll this book. Rhett isn’t confident, handsome, or screwing every girl that moves. He’s better. He’s kind and such a sweetheart that I swooned so many times over him. My only gripe is that he could be a bit slow catching when Laurel was dropping SO MANY hints that she was into him. 

I was glad to see a girl doing all the chasing in this book! However, I can’t say that I loved Laurel. She had her moments with me. I was glad that she learned to see how good of a guy Rhett was, but her need to always tell herself that she was hot and never had to work this hard to get a guy was annoying. We get it! You’re hot, so what!

This one was low angst (which I always love) and we get to see a huge character development here. I loved seeing Rhett getting more comfortable and sensual here. I was so proud! 

I stan Rhett Rabideaux, that is all! 

lightpinkdividerI know you’re probably wondering why I only reviewed books 1-3 instead of the full 5 books. Well, I sadly DNFed the last two. I couldn’t stand Annabelle in The Coaching Hours and I couldn’t find a drop of chemistry between Skylar and Abe in The Falling Hours

So have y’all read this series? If so, what did you think? Let’s chat! 

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