REVIEW- JOCK ROW (Jock Hard #1) by Sara Ney


Book One in the JOCK HARD Series

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 university’s 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 university’s 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.



*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Take it slow, my brain tells me. Run with it, and run as far as you can go. I’m an athlete—a champion. I play hard and jock harder, and these little games I’ve started with her? I’m playing to win.



JOCK ROW, the first book in the ”Jock Hard” series was FABULOUS! This story had just about everything I LOVE in a good sports romance. The Hero is every woman’s dream come true. Rowdy Wade is beautiful, cocky, funny, but most of all he has a big heart. You can’t help but fall in love with him. Rowdy and Scarlett start off as enemies but quickly turn into friends and although it did seem as though there was a little bit of “insta-love” happening, it didn’t negatively impact the plot.

While the Hero of the story is one of the most popular jocks on campus, the Heroine, Scarlett, is what would be considered a “wallflower”. She’d much rather spend a Friday night alone in her apartment, binge-watching something on Netflix with a glass of wine, instead of going to a house party on “Jock Row”. She’s practically dragged by her two best friends to a party at the baseball team’s house where she soon gets labeled a ”cock blocker” by a couple of guys. Scarlett gets escorted out of the house by the captain of the baseball team, Rowdy Wade. Their banter is comical and at first, I wasn’t sure if Scarlett was going to be a likable Heroine but as the story progresses she becomes lovable.



Scarlett and Rowdy make hanging out on the front porch of the baseball team’s house a Friday night ritual. Every Friday, Scarlett tries to attend one of their house parties and Rowdy keeps her from entering the premises, but they spend those nights playing games and getting to know each other and neither of them seems to care that they are missing out on all of the party shenanigans.



Rowdy thinks Scarlett is a one of a kind girl and he loves that she isn’t falling all over him because he’s a popular jock who has a definite shot at going into the major leagues. She’s into him for the person he is on the inside. Each day that they spend together Rowdy is starting to become enamored with her, not only for her character but she also happens to be a “knock-out” but keeps her beauty hidden under all the layers of clothes she wears during the freezing Iowa winter season.

When Rowdy starts making the moves on Scarlett, she is completely dense at first. Never in a million years did she think he would be interested in a girl like her. She sees him as being ”too good to be true”. Relationships have never been easy for her and Scarlett is used to guys playing games but Rowdy isn’t like any of the guys she’s dated before. He’s beyond smitten with Scarlett and is determined to win her heart.



Here are my overall ratings

Hero: 5
Heroine: 4.5
Plot: 4.5
Angst: 3
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

This book was truly hard to put down and I have to mention that it gets super steamy. I was on a flight to Denver and had to keep looking around to make sure no one could see what I was reading!!

JOCK ROW is currently available!! A definite must-read!


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