The Failing Hours (How to Date a Douchebag #2) by Sara Ney
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 love love loved The Failing Hours! I loved Zeke so so much. He is a grumbly, grumpy teddy bear! They are my favorite!! Oh this story was wonderful.
Zeke is a jerk. Really he is. To everyone. He keeps everyone at arm's length, doesn't want to be close to anyone, never wanted a girlfriend, heck he is even a super jerk to his friends. That is just who he is. He has some issues for sure. He gets angry a lot, he lashes out, he treats other people poorly. But he is also a secret teddy bear. He is also secretly so kind and sweet. Not that he wants anyone to know that or will even acknowledge it.
Violet is quiet. Sweet, kind, wonderful. She is always there for people when they need her. She knows what it is like to do without, to not have someone, to be alone. She has made a life for herself, but man does Zeke intimidate her at first. She is assigned to tutor him, but she doesn't know if she can do it. I mean look at him! He is huge, he is grumpy, he is unkind, she is scared of him. But she needs this job so she has to do it.
These two were so sweet together! Oh, I loved them so so much! Everything worked out so that Zeke and Violet got to spend more time together and Zeke was awesome. Sure he messes up a lot, but I loved him. He always says what he thinks and sometimes it is not very nice, but he honestly doesn't realize it. Sometimes he doesn't understand why someone would be upset partly because he has never really cared about that before. I seriously loved him so hard. I...I never wanted this story to end. Violet and Zeke have a lot of things to work out, a lot of ups and down while they try and figure out what is between them, as I said Zeke messes up a lot, but they are wonderful together. They make each other better. It was wonderful to watch. I love this author. She has quickly become one of my "will read anything they write" authors. Her stories are always amazing and I can't wait for more!
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2