The Studying Hours (How to Date a Douchebag, #1) by Sara Ney

The Studying Hours (How to Date a Douchebag, #1)

CRUDE. ARROGANT. A**HOLE.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. SMART. CLASSY. CONSERVATIVE.Make no mistake, Jameson Clarke may be the university’s most diligent student—but she is no prude. Spending most of her ...


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TitleThe Studying Hours (How to Date a Douchebag, #1)
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Release DateSep 13th, 2016
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages307 pages
GenreNew Adult, Romance, Academic, College, Sports and Games, Sports, Contemporary, Humor, Funny
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Reviews The Studying Hours (How to Date a Douchebag, #1)

  • Jennifer Kyle
    2016-09-27
    4.5 Jim + Oz STARSThe hilarious title cleverly sums up the storyline for this book. The hero, Sebastian 'Oz' Osbourne, who will slowly fall and see the heroine, Jameson Clark, as his everything by the end of the book. It may sound simple yet it takes our hero a while to catch on. Taking one arrogant, sex driven, college wrestler, and have him become interested in the sarcastic, cardigan wearing girl in the library, makes for one seriously enterta...
  • Anna's Ramblings ツ
    2017-02-04
    4 STARSI'm finding it harder and harder to invest myself in college romances (and YA in general), unless the story is exceptionally unique. I’m not sure why that is, maybe it’s because I’ve read so many of them. Or maybe…Anyway, I didn’t pick this one up because it was a college romance. I picked it up because of the douchebag. Love me some jerks and all that.This book is so cliché it's ridiculous: A popular manwhore jock falls for a n...
  • Arabella ~♡AB♡~
    2016-09-22
    ★★★★★ 5 Stars ★★★★★College romance, what is it about these books that I love so much? Well let me tell you, this book was THE perfect example of what one should be. It had tension in spades, a gorgeous as all get out hero, who let's face it, is a douche with a capital D, and a heroine who had the absolute best snarky banter. No lie, she was amazing, and I was crushing on her big time.Jameson AKA James, favours cardigans and pe...
  • NMmomof4
    2016-09-20
    3 StarsOverall Opinion: This was ok, but I think it could've been better. Even though I did enjoy them -- it never really got all that deep into the characters. Anything of substance about their family life or background came in the form of short mentions in inner dialogue of past conversations. I think it would've been better if we experienced some of those conversations, instead of just being told about them. Otherwise, it was an enjoyable rea...
  • Mysza
    2016-10-13
    College NA?Deliciously slow burn romance.Hilarious banter.Perfect sexual tension and chemistry.Awesome characters and story so well done.Loved it! You've got yourself a new fan Sara Ney. Looking forward to the next one.
  • Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
    2017-02-11
    3.5-4 stars! Review at Of Pens and Pages.As far as new adult sports romances go, How to Date a Douchebag: The Studying Hours doesn’t have the most unique plot out there. In fact, it’s pretty cliché. The douchebag athlete, the surprisingly non-nerd nerd, a dare, sparks. But Sara Ney wrote it in a way that made it refreshing and a delight to read. She made her characters likable, the banter witty and hilarious, and the sexual tension sizzling ...
  • Carmen Rae
    2016-09-14
    Now that is how you write a college sports romance. Oh my god I feel like I have been wandering the desert looking for water waiting to read this book. All the ones I have read recently have been so hit and miss and sadly more miss than hit that by the half way mark of this book I was almost scared to keep reading incase it was all going to go to shit because I am sure I would have broken down into huge, ugly, fist wailing sobs (not pretty people...
  • Paige
    2017-01-22
    4 "Oswald and Jim" StarsSo I'm going to admit that I've waited to read this one because the rating on GR was below 4. I know that might make me seem a tad ridiculous to some but when there are so many books published every day, I have to set some a standard in which to choose books. But with book 2 coming out and several of my trusted reviewer buddies being so excited about it, I said heck with it and dove in. I'm SO GLAD I did! The Studying Hour...
  • Anne OK
    2016-09-15
    I realize I'm once again in the minority here. I really really wanted to love this book. The characters really grabbed hold of me. The cover was cute and different enough that it caught my eye immediately. The story had great appeal and it was one of those books where it felt like it coulda, shoulda, woulda been one of those off-the-chart 5 star reads. The banter and sexual innuendoes were quite witty and entertaining. But -- yes, I had some bigg...
  • Corina
    2016-09-25
    5 unbelievably good starsAttention: at around 56% don't give up:-)Loved, loved, loved it. The Studying Hours (How to Date a Douchebag, #1) was drama free, very funny, a lot of sexy, and sweet. Exactly what I needed to get out of my book funk.A pearl necklace and cardigan wearing heroine, who was sassy and snarky and gave as good as she got. A star wrestler with commitment issues who turned out to be a perfect example for a book boyfriend. Those t...
  • A_Ryan
    2016-09-23
    5 James & Oz Stars!!!!! What's it about?: Two people met in a library. One is a cocky, over-confident, extremely good-looking, indulgently horny, campus douchebag. The other is a sassy, sarcastic, cardigan-wearing, highlighter-obsessed, sexy-librarian look-alike. They have nothing in common. They constantly argue.And piss each other off.They should absolutely hate one another!Except... she just kissed him. With tongue.Passionately. And nothin...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    2016-12-31
    Amazing omg I couldn't stop laughing and it was sexy :)) I loved this couple so much <333 REVIEW TO COME
  • Michelle
    2017-02-23
    I need some study time with Oz. I 've seen this book around over the last few months and seen some of my friends luv it so I just had to read it. The title is just brilliant and grab me straight away. Once I started the book it was hard to put down. I luvd the lil quotes at the start of every chapter they were so good. I was dyin to see what the author would write next haha. The story was really good I enjoyed seeing these characters get to toge...
  • Michelle
    2016-09-25
    5 Stars!!!Mouse, meet cat. Meow.~OzLoved this one!! Enemies to lovers vibe and best friends to lovers. Oz was a cocky, sexy, sex obsessed wrestler full of tats.Jameson was a cardigan wearing, sassy, sexy, studying, highlighting fool who was not falling for the douchebag Oz! Well....I guess she's aloud to change her mind. lol“A little friendly advice?” Her pouty lips part and I’m drawn to them as they mutter, “Never judge a girl by her car...
  • Bindi Boo
    2016-10-08
    4 starsLOVED the banter and friends to lovers story. Seemed a bit annoying at one point when they both kept ignoring their feelings, but hey, they're 21! Also if you're not a fan of reading about the hero getting jiggy with other girls, best to stay away from this book as he does A LOT of that while keeping an eye on the heroine. Overall, a fun read. Had a few laughs and was otherwise well written!
  • Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
    2017-02-04
    ****4 STARS****It was super cute!Review to come...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    2016-12-28
    4 stars! This is a book I've been seeing around the interwebs, lots of book friends have loved this one. I thought this book was an excellent escape from reality and a quick and fun read! I'm not going to write an official longer review, but I highly recommend this if you are a college/sports romance reader, this will check all of your boxes! I am so excited for the next book coming out soon :)
  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    2016-10-20
    4.5 stars!
  • Melinda
    2016-09-18
    The Studying Hours: How to Date a Douchebag by Sara NeyOmg this book was sooooooo much pure FUN!!! I literally laughed and snorted the whole way through! How to Date a Douchebag is a fantastic college sports romance (my fave) with some awesome characters, some of whom you'll love, some you'll love to hate and will roll your eyes at, and some that'll make you think 'oh I totally know someone exactly like that'! Oz and James meet when the big, beef...
  • Mandy
    2016-09-14
    The banter in this book was hilarious. Jameson and Oz had fantastic chemistry together, from the first moment they meet. Oz is a douchebag, cocksure and a womanizer. There were a couple things he did that really annoyed me at first but he really grew on me and I loved who he was in the 2nd half of the book. Jameson is the classy, studious girl who wears cardigans and pearls but underneath her librarian clothes she is sassy, funny and sexual. This...
  • ~Kristin~
    2016-09-26
    4 StatsDefinitely not what I was expecting. It was really pretty funny and sweet.
  • TheCrazyWorldOfABookLover
    2017-01-23
    2.5 StarsEven though I enjoyed this book and found some parts quite funny, it felt like it was missing something pretty much the entire way through. The characters felt very immature and over the top crude and were severely underdeveloped - the author only ever touched the surface, never showing any real depth. Despite the good amount of editing issues I noticed, the writing was pretty good, I found the chapter quotes very funny, and there were s...
  • ✰♊ Angie ♊✰
    2017-03-21
    Ahh ha ha ha ha ha! Been waiting to use this gif for so long! **** 4 Seductive Lip Bites **** TBH... I really wasn't sure I'd like this book. First of all, it's total College NA. Generally, I have a tough time with this genre. Maybe I'm just too old mature for the ridiculous "this-shit-isn't-anything-to-get-your-panties-in-a-wad-over" angst that usually accompanies this type of book. So, I began my journey into this book with the assumption th...
  • Dilek VT
    2017-02-09
    Every now and then, a college/sports romance hits all the right spots and I love them. This is one of them. I loved this book very much despite my age of 50!*It is funny... hilarious at times.*It is witty, full of good banter.*The hero is a man-whore but the heroine gives as good as she gets. She is a sassy, witty, smart heroine with a brilliant sense of humor.*There is no stupid angst.*There is no cheating but beware! When you read the sex scene...
  • Didi
    2016-09-22
    This was really good. Laugh out loud moments, angsty moments, cringe-worthy moments...it was an intelligent, sexy and sweet college romance about a conservative, studious young woman and a popular, drool-worthy, full-of-himself, star athlete. The back and forth banter between Oz and Jameson ( yes, it's a girl with a guys name, lol ) was fantastic. The sexual tension was off the charts. The will-they-or-won't-they was excruciating at times, but al...
  • Adriana Locke
    2016-08-23
    My fellow alpha lovers - gather round for this important announcement.This is a book you must read. So wickedly funny. Ridiculously entertaining. If you like the jerks as much as I do, you will go head-over-heels in love with How To Date A Douchebag!I started this one late one night and had to move to the couch so I didn't wake up my husband. Such an enjoyable, funny read!
  • Snow
    2017-03-08
    4 "Oz & James starstruck" starsAwwwwTo douchebags...the guys we hate to love but can't avoid...for long *wink*Cause... He’s everything I don’t want.And yet…Somehow he is... And there you have it-the essence of a classic type of rom/com based on a so well known theme "jock-douche-manwhore falls for a nerdy girl who changes the odds of the game"...And here it works perfectly, insert funny dialogues, sassy girl attitude, arrogant but humorou...
  • Rachel Anne
    2017-02-18
    This book had so many things I loved! It was funny as hell and the sexual tension was definitely there. I have a thing for the jerk anti-hero stories. But it just depends because sometimes I hate them too. This one worked for me. There are a few things that kept me from the five stars. One (view spoiler)[I hate when after meeting one of the MCs sleep with someone else. In this case Jameson sees Sebastian getting a hand job and then leaves and he ...
  • Donna ~ The Romance Cover
    2016-09-22
    How to Date a Douchebag: The Studying Hours by Sara Ney4.5 stars!! “Never judge a girl by her cardigan…” I love a college romance, some authors nail it and others are wide of the mark and I have to say that this one was a hit. The jock and the conscientious student has been done to death and yet it is a trope that I love but it is up to the author to sell it to me as something different and Sara Ney did just that. This is the first book I...