Series: Jock Hard #1
Genres: New Adult, Sports Romance
Also by this author: The Studying Hours, The Failing Hours, The Learning Hours, The Coaching Hours, The Lying Hours
Scarlett is always the sensible one: The sober driver. The planner. The one holding your hair back while you're worshiping the porcelain gods.
Week-after-week, she visits Jock Row with her friends—the universities hottest party scene and breeding ground for student athletes. And if keeping her friends out of trouble, and guys out of their pants, was a sport, she'd be the star athlete.
Being a well known jock-blocker gets her noticed for all the wrong reasons; just like that, she's banned from Jock Row. NO GUY WANTS A GIRL AROUND WHO KEEPS THEIR JOCK FRIENDS FROM GETTING LAID.
"Rowdy" Wade is the hot shot short-stop for the universities baseball team—and the unlucky bastard who drew the short straw: keep little Miss Goody Two-Shoes out of the Baseball House.
But week-after-week Scarlett returns, determined to get inside.
Jock Row is a delightful departure from Ney’s previous douchebag characters and I loved that! Don’t get me wrong, the douchebags were okay, but I am so glad this book went with a different angle.
Scarlett is the friend everyone NEEDS in college (but sadly not everyone has a Scarlett). She is the one who makes sure everyone goes home together, no one gets in a situation they shouldn’t be in, and basically keeps all the jocks from taking advantage of her friends. Naturally, the jocks are not happy with her and assign a guy to act as the Scarlett Keeper so his friends can get lucky. Rowdy was actually a decent guy though, which was nice (okay, he was kind of a douchebag at first, but not bad)! He keeps Scarlett from entering the house, but the form an odd friendship of sorts and it was kind of adorable!
I liked the unconventional nature of their relationship. I loved that Scarlett was so determined, even when the other guys made it abundantly clear she was NOT welcome. I love that Rowdy admired her brains.
I will say that Jock Row started SLOW for me. I struggled to get into the story early on. Once the story picked up and Rowdy was introduced, it got more engaging; but I almost gave up because I was just feeling meh about the set up initially. So, if you feel a bit disengaged at first like I did, keep going because it does pick up.
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: college, athlete
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
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