Zeke Daniels isn't just a douchebag; he's an asshole.
A total and complete jerk, Zeke keeps people at a distance. He has no interest in relationships—most assholes don’t.
Dating? 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.
What is it about that real asshole or in this case douchebag hero that I can’t help but love? The Failing Hours does not disappoint of the asshole douchebag front, not at all. Trust me Zeke fits both of those descriptions can probably a couple more if I felt like getting creative. I wanted Zeke’s story since I read The Studying Hours. Can I take a moment just to say exactly how much I absolutely love the series name, How To Date A Douchebag, I just love it and while I know some may not well they umm need to stop being so uptight. Anyways back to my love of The Failing Hours. This is one of my favorite books of the year so far. It has the angst I crave, the humor, the sexiness, the asshole hero and the heroine who surprises you. It is everything this book whore loves.
Zeke as mentioned above is an asshole and a douchebag combined. The thing is, like every other hero like this, there is always a reason behind it and Zeke’s really had my heart breaking for him. It’s his protective armor to lash out at everyone even if it means losing some friends along the way. More than once my heart would hurt then a few sentences later I wanted to throat punch him, and repeat. But once you get to know Zeke you really get a better understanding of how life can be so different for some many and on the outside everything is fine when in reality it is not.
Violet is sweet, she is kind and she also had my heart breaking for her and her life. I wasn’t sure at first if she would be able to match up with Zeke but she surprised me. She has a silent strength to her that I appreciated; she also isn’t as meek as she first may seem to be. I really loved it when she stood up for herself, I wanting to clap my hands and be like I am so proud of you girl! Violet ended up being the absolutely perfect balance for Zeke and was the perfect choice for him.
The Failing Hours is the second book in this series, and well this book whore really hopes that there will be more douchebags for us to fall in love with and want to at times throat punch. For me, this series is a must read and one that I highly recommend, just be prepared though to love the douchebag.
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, Tessa Dare (to name a few). I am a glutton for Historical, RomCom, Sports and MC romance.
One husband. Two daughters. Plenty of chaos.