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 ...more
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 ...more
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?
LET THE FUN TIMES BEGIN! ☺
Funny, sweet and heartbreaking. Colleg-y and hockey-y.
I loved reading this.
The whole roommate situ ...more
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 ...more
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
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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...
She’s The Younger Sister...
Of His Friend On The Team...
Oh, And It Needs To Be A Secret...
These Two Ar ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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* ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more