Nerds vs Jocks #1
Genre: Contemporary, series
Only an unfair universe makes a guy who’s that gorgeous so damned obnoxious.
Snarky, superbrain Dobbs and snooty football star Jesse stare at each other from their rival frat houses on opposites sides of the street — and opposite sides of everything else.
Alpha Lambda Alpha and Sigma Mu Tau have been sworn enemies for decades. Then one disastrous prank proves to be the final straw, and the college dean blows his cork!
Work together or lose both your houses.
Question – -How can Dobbs win his coveted Quiz Bowl championship when he’s forced to put a dumb jock on his team?
Answer — Lots of personal schooling.
But when personal becomes very personal, Jesse risks causing his overtaxed family one more huge worry and the running back starts running.
Will Dobbs give up on the shocked jock, or show him that the answer to the big question is, Yes?
SCHOOLING THE JOCK is an enemies-to-lovers, opposites attract, campus romance – with one hell of a lightning round.
I’m already a huge fan of both these authors so I had to read a book they’d co-written. I loved Dobbs and Jesse’s story. It’s a wonderful example of enemies to lovers, and how easy it is to judge someone by stereotypes and presumptions and be totally wrong.
Dobbs and Jesse are both very layered characters, and so much more than they appear on the surface. Dobbs is intelligent, kind, and witty, and I particularly loved the scenes with him and Jesse’s autistic twin brothers. I liked how he and Jesse, while initially forced together, began to realise there was more to the other they they’d originally thought. They both come out of their shells, and I enjoyed not only their romance, but their relationship. I felt for Jesse with how he feels he has to stay closeted and his unfounded fears of what would happen if he’s true to himself. I loved how he soon shows he’s far from a stereotypical jock and is intelligent and his football scholarship is more of a means to get to his dream, than who he is.
The scenes with his family are wonderful and heartfelt, yet don’t pull punches about how difficult things can be either raising autistic twins. I thought the authors did a great job in showing Jesse’s fears. It doesn’t excuse what he does to Dobbs, and I liked that Dobbs will remind him of that too. I thought Dobbs’ reaction was realistic.
The supporting cast are interesting and quirky, and I’m already looking forward to more in this series. I’d already guessed there was something going on between two of the characters, so I’m happy they are getting their own book. It’s also obvious right from the start that Dobbs and Jesse are attracted to each other, but instead of detracting from my enjoyment of their story, it added to it, as I was waiting for sparks to fly. Denying emotions and a connection that strong never works.
The Quiz Bowl was an exciting icing on top of this story as I love anything quiz related.
5 out of 5 stars.
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