Zeke Daniels isn’t just a douchebag; he’s an a**hole.

A total and complete jerk, Zeke keeps people at a distance. He has no interest in relationships—most a**holes don’t.

Being part of a couple? Nope. Not for him.

He’s never given any thought to what he wants in a girlfriend, because he’s never had any intention of having one. Shit, he barely has a relationship with his family, and they’re related; his own friends don’t even like him.

So why does he keep thinking about Violet DeLuca?
Sweet, quiet Violet—his opposite in every sense of the word.
The light to his dark, even her damn name sounds like rays of sunshine and happiness and shit.

And that pisses him off, too.


I am so pleased that I discovered this author because this series is shaping up to be one of my favourite sports romances, containing a kryptonite of mine – douchey but loveable heroes.

“He swears too much. He isn’t nice. He isn’t sweet. He isn’t kind. Or generous with words. Or affection. But he’s reliable. Dependable. And he was there for me tonight.”

Zeke is a big fat grump, he is rude to everyone and moody as hell, but you know how it goes – he is misunderstood godammit! I loved him and I’m not going to lie, he did push my boundaries a little bit, he was so mean and defensive all the time. But..he was hard not to love, he just needed a big cuddle, and Violet was just the woman for the job.

Our heroine in this story is the complete opposite of Zeke, she is quiet, has a stutter, and is full of sunshine and rainbows wherever she goes, she oozes happy thoughts and is the sweetest little thing. Don’t let that fool you though, she has had it tough, just like Zeke has, and they find that they have a lot more in common than they first realise.

“She is everything on the inside that she appears to be on the outside. Sweet. Compassionate. Kind. And beautiful— heart, body, and mind. Violet DeLuca is my opposite in every sense of the word.”

She was not a pushover that’s for sure and I thought she did a fantastic job bringing our guy into line.

If you haven’t started this series yet, DO IT. Contains hot douchey guys who compete in the college wrestling league – and heroine’s with endearing personalities. Slow burning romance. Bad guys who fall hard. What’s not to love?

Eagerly anticipating more to come in this series.

The Failing Hours is a standalone new adult romance, told from dual POV’s.

ARC gratefully received

Images featured in this review were created by me using stock images either purchased from deposit photo or from free stock sites.

About the Author


Purveyor of all things witty & romantic, I love: iced latte’s, traveling, and bright, bold colors. On any given day, you can find me in my office, lovingly gazing at my bookshelf or shuffling my Bic felt-tip pen collection. I love hand writing letters, and sarcasm.

I live in the midwest, but “Will Write for Travel,” and believe everyone should follow their dreams, no matter how big or small. My favorite authors include Cindy Miles, S Walden, Suzanne Enoch – and am a glutton for Historical, RomCom, Sports and MC romance.

One husband. Two daughters. Plenty of chaos.

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