Monday, August 2, 2021

Hard Pass by Sara Ney [Review]

Hard Pass by Sara Ney
Hard Pass (Trophy Boyfriends #1) by Sara Ney
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
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Date read: June 18, 2020

Trophy Boyfriends
1. Hard Pass - Paperback | Kindle
2. Hard Fall
3. Hard Love
4. Hard Luck

Sara Ney
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
“Hard pass.”

That’s what the last girl I slept with said when she got her first sober glimpse of me. She laughed, walked out of my penthouse—and I never saw her again. It doesn’t matter that I’m a rich, professional athlete; what mattered was my face.

Beauty might only be skin deep for some—but I know better.

“Pay up.”

That’s what the last girl I spoke to said over the phone when I made her an offer she couldn’t refuse. Desperate to sell a set of rare baseball cards, she’s clever and entertaining. I’m instantly smitten, but nowhere ready to reveal myself. Thank god she has no idea who I am—or what I look like.

I’m a professional athlete--how hard can playing the love game be?
Thoughts on Hard Pass: Oh.My.Goodness. Noah was adorable in all his social awkwardness. His self-esteem issues weren't fun, but his weirdness over being hugged and all the other stuff...well, I liked it. I liked seeing a professional athlete get all flustered and go into hardcore introvert mode at the most inopportune times.

I also liked Miranda's straight shooting manner. She wasn't afraid to tell Noah when he was being a douchecanoe (although the douchecanoe in question wasn't actually him, but that's all part of Noah's charm, right?) and to hold on and keep fighting for him when things took a turn. I also loved how Buzz's sleazy attitude was a complete turn off for her even with his ridiculously good looks. (Also, HA. Trace and Trip. Bros with wayyyyyyyy too much ego to go with their blinding looks.)

But let's get back to Noah and Miranda. He's rich, successful, and doesn't have a lot of confidence in himself. She's determined, sassy, and has NO CLUE who he is. Their text flirting is super cute and their attempt at a date is...less cute. Not because of their actions, however, but because of the fallout from Noah being in public.

Like I said, I loved Noah's awkwardness and how Miranda didn't let him slip through her fingers when things got tough. Good stuff!

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