Series: Jock Hard#4
Author: Sara Ney
Publication Date: June 22, 2021
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Sports
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
IT’S EASY TO TAKE ONE DARE WHEN YOU THINK IT’S HARMLESS.
Ashley Dryden-Jones is the best rugby player on the field—when I take a dare I instantly regret, I had no way of knowing he was a gentleman. An athlete. British with no plans to stay in the States.
He makes me forget myself, bruises, 5 o’clock shadow, accent and all.
He makes me forget I cannot crawl into bed with him at night—or get drunk and throw caution to the wind for once in my overly cautious life.
Because he’s my new roommate.
ONE STUPID BET LEADS TO ONE UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT.
When I win a trip to Vegas I need a plus one; he’s the strapping, strong and responsible choice. Besides—I’ve never been anywhere and he has.
He is the best friend I didn’t know I needed.
Ashley is one of the good ones—but I’m about to find out how bad this good boy can be.
Jock Royal is a hard book for me to rate. I could have easily slapped on a 5 star rating by how much fun I had reading it. It had Sara Ney’s trademark humor (which I enjoy) and there wasn’t a ton of drama or angst. Ashley and Georgia were great characters and I loved their chemistry. Reading it made me happy and that says a lot.
Why did I end up giving it 4 stars then? There were a couple of times the flow of the story didn’t feel smooth due to some passages of time. It wasn’t anything bad, but I did notice it. The book could have been longer with those time frames filled in and I wouldn’t have complained about having to read more pages. I was that invested in Ashley and Georgia. Also, Georgia thought Ashley spoke in dated English and it made me wonder if people of his status and age actually talked like that? The fact that so much attention was drawn to it made it weird. I can’t answer whether or not the language fits, so it didn’t detract much from my rating. I would be curious to know what English readers think. I can get over these things that bugged me in the long run because this rom-com left me in a good mood, so 4 stars it is.