How to Date a Douchebag: The Lying Hours – Release Day Review

How to Date a Douchebag: The Lying Hours is officially here!

Keep reading for my review!

How To Date a Douchebag: The Lying Hours – Sara Ney

Series: How to Date a Douchebag #5

Publication Date: 05 | 09 | 19

Publisher: Three Legacies, LLC.

Genre: Contemporary romance, romance fiction, new adult romance, new adult, sports romance

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

ABRAHAM DAVIS—Honest Abe to his friends—IS IN OVER HIS HEAD…

He’s a fixer and a do good-er. The all-knowing, resident “grandfather” on the wrestling team who everyone relies on to fix their problems. His teammates go to him for everything; advice, homework, or when they need a sober driver at three in the morning–whether he likes it or not.

Abe’s current mission is easy: mend his roommates broken heart by helping him find a girlfriend on the LoveU app–without getting caught in the lie…


Over her bad grades. Over her meddling older brother and his two best friends. And over dating douchebags. What she wants to know is: where have all the nice guys gone?

She longs for a handsome, sweet, and honest guy who can make her laugh. In one last ditch effort to prove that he exists—Skylar turns to LoveU.

On her worst day, Skylar has no filter (it’s a miracle she hasn’t been ditched mid-date).
On her best, she’s as wholesome, and sweet, as pie.
On Thursday? She matches with Abraham Davis’s roommate.

Skylar Gabriel is falling for the wrong guy—she just doesn’t realize it yet.



I discovered Sara Ney’s How to Date a Douchebag series a while back, and I fell in love with them.  They’re full of snarky wit, hilarious moments, true douchebags, cringing behavior, and steamy romances.  What’s not to love?

I thought Zeke and Violet were my favorites, but Abe and Skylar definitely give them a run for their money.  The Lying Hours is definitely a favorite of the series.

Skylar has been out of the game for a while, and her roommate and BFF, Hannah, convinces her to give the campus dating app, LoveU, a chance.  She gives it a shot, and it’s filled with the usual prospects – guys looking for hookups, duds who don’t understand how to make conversation, the douchebags, until she lands on a guy named JB.  They match and they just click.  Their banter is witty, and he is interesting, attentive, honest, and funny.  She’s convinced she got lucky with this guy.

Abe is a wrestler but not your typical jock, or douchebag.  He’s sweet, kind, giving, and gets taken advantage of by his roommate, Jack.  Jack convinced Abe to log into his LoveU account to swipe and make conversation with girls to help him get over his ex.  Abe does it to help Jack out, so as JB he’s swiping along and it’s all fine, until he matches with Skylar.  She’s the only girl who Abe has wished was talking to him, not him acting as JB.

When online JB and in person JB don’t quite add up, both Skylar and Abe can’t seem to let go of their conversations.  What happens when they’re both falling for each other, but don’t know it?

I really enjoyed both of these characters.  Skylar was blunt and funny (don’t get me started on my love for the ridiculous, Hannah!!).  She’s sweet, but knows what she deserves, and doesn’t bend to that. I respected that tremendously.  Abe was an absolute sweetheart, even when he was being an idiot.

The Lying Hours had me cackling out loud.  It’s full of Sara’s wit and it was an absolute joy to read.  I read it in one night, I couldn’t put it down.  And I absolutely CANNOT WAIT for Hannah’s story.

GO. BUY. THIS. BOOK. You won’t regret it!

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Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.


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