Hard Pass by Sara Ney

5 STARS!

Release Date: June 16, 2020

SYNOPSIS: “Hard pass.” That’s what the last girl I slept with said when she got her first sober glimpse of me. She laughed, walked out of my penthouse—and I never saw her again. It doesn’t matter that I’m a rich, professional athlete; what mattered was my face. Beauty might only be skin deep for some—but I know better.

“Pay up.” That’s what the last girl I spoke to said over the phone when I made her an offer she couldn’t refuse. Desperate to sell a set of rare baseball cards, she’s clever and entertaining. I’m instantly smitten, but nowhere ready to reveal myself. Thank god she has no idea who I am—or what I look like. I’m a professional athlete–how hard can playing the love game be?

REVIEW: This is the Sara Ney from the first How to Date a Douchebag book that I absolutely love. I sat down with this book and did not stop until I was done! There is just something so endearing about a man who has seemingly everything, but is still insecure. Watching Noah and Miranda build a relationship, at first under false pretenses, and later as they grew to know each other in person, was so much fun. And let’s be honest Noah and Trace‘s relationship is hilariously awesome. I cannot wait for Trace’s book, Hard Fall coming September 8th!

Another thing I appreciated about this romance is how it’s about people with normal issues. Obviously Noah is a professional athlete, but his insecurities are just so human and something that many of us go through. The same way Miranda has her own insecurities to work through.And I absolutely love that he’s not supposed to be the super hot guy that everyone loves. It was just really refreshing and made it feel more realistic–like when you’re attracted to someone and there are things that you would usually find unattractive about other people, but on them you find attractive and you may even like about them or maybe even love about them. I feel like that’s exactly what this story so enjoyable for me. It was about about two people finding their person and loving everything about them even when other people were judging them or thinking that they weren’t pretty or cute.

Anyway, Sara Ney just really got me with this one and I even followed it up with a reread of her How to Date a Douchebag books because I needed more of her writing!

Thank you to Wildfire Marketing Solutions for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!

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