What's the probability of insulting the one guy on campus I need to help me pass statistics? If I knew, I wouldn't be standing in front of Wes Reynolds begging him to tutor me.
Basketball player, sexy, arrogant, always sleeping through class... these are the things I knew about him. What I ...more
The Assist is the first book I’ve read of Rebecca Jenshak’s and it won’t be the last. I love a good NA sports romance and this is a promising start to the Smart Jocks series.
Blair and Wes meet in statistics class. Blair isn’t doing great, and notices the hot jock sleeping in class. She also sees an A on a test that she almost failed. She’s convinced he has a good tutor and tries to get it out of him, only to realize that he’s just really good at math and stats.
Hero. Wes is the hero with a brain. Usually the heroine is the smart and sensible one. And that is refreshing. I think it is to break stereotype of dumb jocks who just acting like sex addict.
Then the author brings the story to next level. Both Wes and Blair had their dream crushed. They lost and they found ...more
He slides his glasses on and then flips open the book, and I swear it’s like someone turns on a wind machine. The black rimmed glasses take him from hot jock to hot smart jock, and I know this must be what it’s like for guys watching a supermodel eat a double cheeseburger. It seems all wrong, and yet, it is sooo right.
Whether making snap judgements about the other’s intelligence, playing a game of seemingly lopsided one on one or just bantering in their own adorable way, Blair and Wes ...more
Blair Olson is determined to succeed. That includes getting on the MBA track. Too bad Statistics is kicking her butt. Basketball senior Wes Reynolds sleeps through class. So how he’s not only passing but acing the course is a mystery to Blair. But whatever he’s doing, she’s ready to try.
“‘You’re like the best of both worlds—hot jock meets hot nerd.’
'All I just heard was you calling me hot.’”
Told via their dual first person POV, the banter flows smoothly with these two from the start. W ...more
On the court, I saw everything. But off the court? I never saw her coming.
Sooo...would you judge me if I told you that the cover had a lot to do with me trying this book by a new to me author? Of course you wouldn't! Because you're probably drooling over it yourself right now, aren't ya? Yeaaaaah you are. *grins evilly*
But in full disclosure, it was actually the series title that hooked me. Smart jocks? Sign me up. Rebecca Jenshak being a new to me author, I had no idea wha ...more
The Assist is a pretty good new adult college sports romance. Wes and Blair and sweet from the start. I would say this is a bit of a slow burn, but it works and doesn’t drag at all. The angst is middle ground, but it’s there. If you like cute banter, and college sports romance then I guarantee you’ll enjoy this read.
I’m excited that there will be more from the other Smart Jocks. I don’t know who Joel’s lo ...more
The plot deals with a topic that unfortunately is very real for many women and while I might have wanted Blair to handle differently, her reaction was probably closer to the general response. There was one scene with Wes that I wasn’t a fan of but i ...more
Likable heroine, ok hero, safe.
Note for myself: don't read the next/2nd book about the piece of manwhore joel - not enough bleach to clean my Kindle.
Pitiful and disturbing character.
Overall Opinion: I'm a little bummed with this one if I'm completely honest. It's no secret that I love college athlete books, so of course I picked this one up! I just felt kind of meh about the whole thing. The time jumps bothered me a lot (see below pacing section), their connection to each other seemed lacking, the sexual chemistry was pretty lackluster, and the ending didn't give me hardly any closure. On the other hand, I did appreciate the idea that the H was a smart jock! I love ...more
But trust me, it won’t be the last. I’m already itching for the next book in the series.
I was hooked the moment I realized that the hot jock was the one tutoring the girl. It’s usually the other way around, right? Which, of course, made my need to read this story so much more.
Wes isn’t the jock like the ones you’re used to reading about. He doesn’t party hard or sleep with multiple women, and it focused more on ...more
The beginning was great, after that the story unfortunately dragged and was too cliche. I really liked the idea of a smart jock who tutors the girl (and not the other way round, as we're used to).
Unfortunately, the second half of the book is a typical NA story and there's nothing left of the really great start.
This is by no means a bad book, but I kind of expected more.
What an introduction to this author’s writing. I don’t often read college age romance anymore, mainly because I struggle with the overly dramatic/angsty story-lines, or I just find it impossible to relate to the characters.
"No risk, no reward…"
As you can guess from my rating, I had no problem with The Assist, Rebecca Jenshak hit the balance perfectly for me with the first book in her Smart Jocks series, and I devoured Wes and Blair’s story.
As much as I didn ...more
TITLE: THE ASSIST
AUTHOR: REBECCA JENSHAK
SERIES: Smart Jocks
RELEASE DATE: November 5, 2018
GENRE: Sports Romance, NA
NARRATORS: Erin Mallon, Jason Clarke
LENGTH: 7 hrs and 11 mins
RATING: 4 Stars
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I'm such a sucker for this type of romance novels. I love the banter and humor, being transported back when I was in my twenties when we thought we could rule the world. *sigh* This is why I predict a successful future for Rebecca Jenshak - she definitely has fo ...more
“You’re like the best of both worlds – hot jock meets hot nerd.”
“All I just heard was you calling me hot.”
If first impressions are anything to go by, Rebecca Jenshak’s introduction to everyone at Valley U was a winner! We were left hungry for more and had to jump straight into The Fadeaway, the next book in Smart Jocks series the minute we finished The Assist, and we are loving that book so far!!!
Whilst you could technically read these books as standalone’s we think you’d be doing yourselves ...more
And it was just what I needed for the day. Living in a basketball obsessed home I have found that I can't get enough of good college basketball books. But they tend to be a little hit and mi ...more
Blair is a very hardworking, smart, driven, sweet college student. She is though, failing s ...more
I fkn loved thissss. I love sports romances and what I love even more than that is when they’re in college and it’s a series. Ooft. I’m always looking for something to compare to the off campus series—sue me. This was the first successful basketball sports romance i’ve read (the first one was a bust because of the plot) and I knew I’d like it immediately.
I liked that this was low key and fun. The drama wasn’t anything to really stress over and I appreciated just reading about th ...more
Wow this is one of the best sports romance books I've read! The characters make and secondary were simply amazing. And the same goes for the chemistry. I loved Wes and all the guys. Even Mario! But I have to say that Blaire is who rocked this book! I loved her optimism and personality so much! She seemed timid at times but fierce and strong most of all. And when she loved and cared she did it hard and with all and had! Amazing storyline to top it all! ...more
Wes and Blair first meet in their statistic class where Blair isn't doing great, the dumb jock on the other hand seems to be getting an 'A' even though he is sleeping most of the time. Blair's first impression on Wes wasn't really good as she basically called him dumb considering he was a jock. Blair though soon realised that ...more
Wes (the smart jock) tutors Blair. They fall in love. He can’t promise anything serious because basketball is his first love. He’s had a dry spell for 6 months since he’s been injured so is working his way to recovery. He has two typical frat friends (the playboy charmer Joel, a reserved guy called Z). There’s some problems in the form of her ex blackmailing her with revenge porn. And his typical basketb ...more
I've loved The Assist so much I didn't want to finish it and wait months for the second book in the Smart Jocks series to be released.
Blair needs a tutor to help with her statistic class and she surprisingly finds it in Wes, the basketball jock.
Wes and Blair are funny,smart,sexy and amazingly in tune with each other.I really enjoyed to read how their relationship starts as a friendship and naturally turns into something more.
First time I read something written by Rebecca Jenshack and her writin
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