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(Moo U #3)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  295 ratings  ·  101 reviews
Jonah Daniels has enough work preparing for his hockey season without spending time interviewing a roommate to help share expenses. So when some dude answers J.D.’s ad and agrees to his terms, he puts a key under the mat and leaves for practice.

What he doesn’t expect is that his new roommate is not a dude at all, but an overtalkative, energetic hottie. What’s worse? She’s
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Published February 15th 2021 by Heart Eyes Press
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Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
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Oh, I just loved this book! I jumped at the chance to listen to this audiobook because I just cannot seem to resist a good hockey romance. Set it in the World of True North and it is even more appealing. I had a fantastic time escaping life for a while with this book and found myself looking forward to listening to it during every free moment I could find. I fell hard for Jonah and Ryann and am so glad that I decided to give this boo
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰


Book #3 in the Moo U series.
Jonah and Ryann.
He needs a roommate and she needs a place to live.
He thinks Ryan with one N is a boy. But she has two Ns. LOL.
Plus she's the very off-limits little sister of his team captain.
But they just click. They have so much in common ... and are very attracted to each other ... but we can stay just friends, right?




Soo cute.

Funny, sweet and heartbreaking. Colleg-y and hockey-y.
I loved reading this.
The whole roommate situ
Carmen Rae
Feb 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is my first read from Jaqueline Snowe so I went into this book not knowing what I was going to get. But since it's part of the Moo U series I had to read it. Especially after having read the last two and enjoying them.

This book felt less connected to the series than the others had. They have the same secondary characters just without any crossover with the other couples. However, I kind of understand that since both Jonah and Ryann were introverts who had been through a lot of things over t
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
Feb 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio-book

AUTHOR: Jaqueline Snowe
SERIES: Moo U Hockey #3
RELEASE DATE: February 15, 2021
GENRE: New Adult, Sports Romance
TROPES: Forbidden Romance, Gender Mix-up
NARRATORS: Jason Clarke, Savannah Peachwood
LENGTH: 7 hrs and 33 mins
RATING: 4 Stars



Jonah wants to rent out a room in his off-campus apartment. Being on the hockey team and on a scholarship he can't afford distractions so he has a set of rules that are obligatory for his future room
Jessica Alcazar

Shenanigans!! and I love it! I cannot believe how much fun I have had reading the first three books in the Moo U series! New Adult romances are not my go-to. Ever. Three back-to-back? Unheard of, until now! :)

Holdout turned out to be quite entertaining because not only the premise of surprise roommate but also Jonah and Ryann’s personalities. The choices the author made for them made them click in a way where I felt attached to them or rather could see myself in their circle. That’s something I
Alecia (The Staircase Reader)
Feb 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
OHHHHH! I am living for this swoony and sweet hero!!!

In my own words:

Holdout by Jaqueline Snowe is the third book in the Moo U series. This novel centers around Jonah and Ryann, newly room mated under a miscommunication and a name mishap. Ahhh, I love when fate intervenes and takes love into her own hands. It’s never a dull moment, that’s for damn sure.

Jonah is trying to make a name for himself on the Moo U hockey team. His determination to be the best is the only thing on his mind. He lives hi
book bruin
Feb 13, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Audiobook Review
Overall 4.5 stars
Performance 5 stars
Story 4 stars

I am a huge fan of the forced proximity roommate trope and Holdout definitely hit the spot. Add in some taboo/forbidden (teammate's little sister) and the ever favorite grump + sunshine trope and I was sold. Jonah and Ryann were oh so sexy together and I loved the push and pull between them. They both have had to overcome difficult events in their pasts (see CW below) and I appreciated that the author didn't gloss over how complica
Jan 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars

Ryann Reiner can't risk to lose her scholarship because her dorm roommate keeps drug and alchool in their room so she needs a new accomodation as soon as possible. Jonah Daniels needs to find a new roommate after the last guy went away without any notice. Thanks to a misunderstanding their lives collide, Ryann replies to Jonah's AD mistaking him for a girl and Jonah accepts her application thinking she is a guy. When they meet at the house they are shocked, because they not only are of differnt

Bookgasms Book Blog
Feb 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shelly
Holdout was another fun addition to the Moo U series!

I loved the connection between Ryann and Jonah. I was drawn to their fun dynamic instantly. I loved the way Ryann stood her ground with Jonah, and wasn't at all impressed with him. And I loved the way that won him over, earned his trust, and drew him to her.

That said, it was a little uneven for me. There were moments where the romance (and the ongoing conflict surrounding it) felt a little forced to me. Those moments sort of set me outside of
With each Moo U book I read I fall more and more in love with this world.
I want to live there, go to school there, work there, date the strapping hockey players there....

You get the idea.

Jonah and Ryann need to solve their living situations.
One little name mix-up and a set of rules later, they think they've found the answers to their problems.

Sparks fly almost immediately, AND I AM HERE FOR IT.

I love these two.

This is another case of 'why haven't I read this author before' and I
Jan 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Holdout is part of Sarina Bowen’s True North world and the Moo U Hockey series but reads as a complete standalone. The characters are new or barely mentioned in other books. This is a roommate - turned relationship book and it’s done very well.

I’m just going to admit it, I ADORED Jonah. He is not your typical college athlete hero. He’s focused on hockey and school and nothing else. He doesn’t party or hang out with the guys, and he doesn’t know how to flirt. I truly enjoyed seeing the
Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐
Feb 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
Out today, 2/15/21!!!
The first round of the Moo U books are all out today, people! If you enjoy these authors' previous works AND the True North world that Sarina Bowen has built over the span of many, many books, please pick these up!

Due to an unfortunate, or should I say FORTUNE misunderstanding, Jonah (J.D.) a hockey player on Moo U's team and Ryann, a GIRL, and sister of one of the co-captains of said hockey team wind up living together. Both are in desperate need of someone to share rent
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
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Book 3 of the #MooU series, and I said it after book2, however Holdout was my favourite of the series.

Jonah and Ryann's story was fun from the start. Their forbidden (by others, not themselves) relationship is full of fun and flirty banter, longing looks and sexual tension you could cut with a knife 🗡🗡🗡

We know from the first initial mix up to the end that this off limits thing is never going to work, and boy was it fun to watch them fall in love.

We also had a f
Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
I absolutely loved this visit to Moo U!

Jonah is a hockey player for the university, he is focused on school and hockey and sticks to a rather strict schedule. He needs a roommate and puts an ad out, with only getting one response. Ryann is in desperate need of place to live and quickly answers an ad for someone looking for a roommate. Well, both Ryann and Jonah are in for a surprise when they find out they are roommates.

I loved these characters. I loved how Ryann brought out a different side to
Feb 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing story & narration. The ultimate roommate to lovers story with a sweet HEA! Jason Clarke & Savannah Peachwood make the ultimate narration couple. Love them together! Listen to this book now.
Jan 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!!!! I am loving the world of true north. Jonah and Ryann were fabulous. Their storyline and journey to fall in love was perfection. Would love to read more books about the secondary characters in this book.
Dec 15, 2020 marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Jaqueline Snowe Fans, Hockey, Romance
December 15, 2020
Jonah Daniels Knew...
Exactly What He Wanted...
A Roommate, Not A Pal...
Just Someone To Share The Rent...

An Email Was Done...
Terms Agreed To...
Key Under The Mat...
Done And Done...

Ryann Reiner Needed A Place Now...
With A Scholarship Was At Stake...
And The Dorms Were No Longer An Option...

Both Needed Each Other...
So Perfect Match...

Ah, Not So Much...

See Ryann Is Female...
And Worse...
She’s The Younger Sister...
Of His Friend On The Team...

Oh, And It Needs To Be A Secret...

These Two Ar
Jan 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
So after reading the first 3 books of the Moo U Hockey books, I have to say that this one is probably my favorite so far. How can anyone not like Jonah? Sweet Jonah who cannot talk to anyone. Who is quiet and shy and has no idea how to flirt. Who is so focused on school and hockey that he doesn't know what having fun outside of hockey looks like. So this story follows Jonah and Ryann. In order to protect herself this semester she decides to move out of her toxic dorm and finds an ad of someone l ...more
Feb 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! This story is a part of the Moo U series, Sarina Bowen's True North Hockey Series. Jaqueline Snowe has written a sweet, hot, and sexy book! This book is narrated by Jason Clarke and Savannah Peachwood, who are both always one click narrators for me!

Daniel (JD) aka Jonah Daniels needs a roommate in his apartment to help pay the rent. Ryann is trying to make it on her own without constantly relying on her brother after their parent's tragic death. With a case of mistaken identit
Feb 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
**3.5 Stars**

I enjoyed reading the last book in the first installment of the Moo U world. This particular book brought a lot of chemistry and heat. Snowe made their want of each other palpable, and I was here for it. I think their character development took a back seat to their secret “relationship/deal” and chemistry, but they both had growth, especially Jonah.

Jonah’s focus and drive were admirable, even if his biggest flaw was that he was TOO focused. Ryann’s biggest goal was to be independent
Feb 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
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There’s a name mix up…and these two shouldn’t be living together. But Ryann and Jonah need each other, even though they don’t see it immediately, and so the adventure begins. Of course, the reader is treated to glimpses of their chemistry and watches the sparks fly right from the very beginning. It takes them a little longer to figure it out but it was definitely an enjoyable road to travel with them. These two bring out the best in each other and I
Jan 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arc
Ryann is desperate to move out of her dorm because she can't get caught up in drama and lose her scholarship. After searching and searching she only finds one place in her budget - a room for rent. She scoops it up and moves in immediately. Her new roommate isn't there when she moves in but when the roommate comes home they are both surprised to find each other. Ryann is shocked to find out that the roommate is not Daniel but Jonah Daniels aka JD, one of her brother's teammates on the Moo U hock ...more
Pamela Lilley
Feb 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
A misunderstanding with names and Jonah Daniels (not Daniela), and Ryann Reiner (not Ryan) end up being room mates. Two students with parental issues manage to find common ground. Even though they got off to a rocky start things start looking up when they both agree on a few basic rules. Let me add that there are quite a few rules as Jonah is a tad uptight to say the least. But we all know rules are meant to be broken. Add in some hot hockey players and a super protective brother, who does not w ...more
Melena Torretta
Feb 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
Jonah needs a roommate and he thinks Ryann will work. He doesn't expect Ryann to be a girl or the younger sister of his friend and teammate.

She doesn't want her brother to know where she's staying and a mutual attraction starts to turn into something more. Can they make a relationship work once her brother finds out and things get complicated?

I enjoyed this roommate/forced proximity romance. They were interesting characters and it was fun to watch them go from new roommates to falling in love. T
Kate H
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I love the World of True North that Sarina Bowen has created so I was beyond thrilled to find out that other authors would be writing books set in this world. This is my first book by Jacqueline Snowe and I cannot wait to read more by her because I LOVED this book.

Jonah and Ryanne's story was so good I could not put it down. This is definitely my favorite book in the Moo U series so far. I loved the two main characters as well as all the secondary characters and the story and setting fascinated
Anelise | 2kidsandagoodbook
Feb 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
I absolutely loved Jonah and Ryann. I’m such a sucker for a grumpy loner and Jonah fits that to a T. The way Ryann pulls out of Jonah’s shell is exactly what he needed. Ryann is bright and bubbly where Jonah is solely focused on what makes him the best hockey player. Little by little we see a little more of him come out and you can’t help but like the guy. Jonah trying to keep his hands off Ryann in public after they started trying to secretly work each other out of their systems just went to sh ...more
Feb 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
I loved how Jonah and Ryann's story started. Because of mistaken identity on both of their ends, they ended up as roommates. When Jonah realised that, he insisted on having rules if they're going to live together. He couldn't afford to lose his focus and also because Ryann is his teammate's sister. If that didn't make her any more off-limits, what would.

These two! There are no boring moments in their story. They become great friends and help break down each other's walls, especially Jonah becau
Amanda Koziczkowski
Feb 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
Ryann accidently living with her brother's teammate, what could go wrong? These two are thrown together in their own unique way and I loved it! Jonah is so serious and focused on hockey and yet Ryann worms her way in. These two are such a fantastic fit all around and I loved how cute their relationship is. They mean so much to each other and I love how much they support one another. Another fantastic Moo U book!
* I chose to review an early*
Claudia Fosca Stahl
Jan 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Holdout by Jaqueline Snowe is the third book in the Moo U series, written by multiple authors and inspired by Sarina Bowen’s True North series. It is a standalone though, so you don’t have to read any other books to fully enjoy this story.

I love roommates to lovers. It is my favorite trope in the whole wide world, and Holdout is definitely a great addition to my collection. And when you add the opposites attract and the teammate’s little sister slash secret fling factors, you definitely get a wi
Whoo Gives A Hoot
Jan 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Holdout by Jaqueline Snowe is the third interconnected standalone in the MOO U series (connected to Sarina Bowen's World of True North universe) and let me just say that these stories just keep getting better and better. This author's writing was absolutely addictive and I found myself falling more in love with this world full of sexy college hockey players. She might be a new author to me, but she has found herself a new reader and I cannot wait
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