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How to Date a Douchebag: The Learning Hours

By: Sara Ney
Narrated by: Josh Goodman, Muffy Newtown
Series: How to Date a Douchebag, Book 3
Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (617 ratings)
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This Story Is Sexy

Publisher's Summary

He's not a douchebag; but that doesn't stop his friends from turning him into one.

My friends want me to get laid.

So much so that they plastered my ugly mug all over campus in bold printed letters:

Are you the lucky lady who's going to break our roommate's cherry?

Him: Socially awkward man with average-sized penis looking for willing sexual partner. You: Must have a pulse. He will reciprocate with oral. Text him at: 555-254-5551.

The morons can't even spell. And the texts I've been receiving are what wet dreams are made of. But I'm not like these douchebags, no matter how hard they try to turn me into one.

This isn't the kind of attention I want.

One text stands out from hundreds. One number I can't bring myself to block. She seems different. Hotter, even in black and white.

However, after seeing her in person, I know she's not the girl for me. But my friends won't let up - they just don't get it. Douchebags or not, there's one thing they'll never understand: Girls don't want me.

Especially her.

©2017 Sara Ney (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Unicorn Boyfriend

I have really enjoyed Sara Ney's Douchebag series, but none as much as The Learning Hours. I absolutely fell in love with Rhett and couldn't get enough of this adorably awkward sweetheart! This is book 3 in the interconnected series, but can be read/listened to as a standalone.

I loved how the tables were turned this time around, pairing an inexperienced hero with a more seasoned heroine. Rhett was the perfect southern gentleman, but struggled with his confidence in social situations. My heart hurt for him as he tried to figure out the right thing to say and do, without looking like a complete idiot. There were plenty of funny times as Rhett began to explore this other side of college/life thanks to his douchebag roommates and wrestling teammates. I loved getting a cameo here and there of our heroes from books 1 and 2, Oz and Zeke, as well.

Laurel started out as the typical mean girl, but quickly learned and showed that appearances can be deceiving. Yes, things started out under unconventional circumstances, but I loved watching the slow burn chemistry between these two. Rhett's reluctance to speak freely about what he wanted, only made his attempts in French all the more swoony and sexy. It was so very refreshing and wonderful to see the good guy remain true to himself and prevail.

Thanks to the beauty of whispersync, I was able to switch easily between the audiobook and ebook and it really enriched the experience. Josh Goodman really shined as the lovable Rhett and Muffy Newton was the perfect sassy Laurel. Being able to hear all of the confusion, excitement, wonder, and love made me fall even harder for these two. Although my heart is happy and I have a goofy grin on my face thanks to the epilogue, I would love a novella or look into the future for all the couples we've met in this series. This was definitely my favorite of the 3 books though and Rhett truly lived up to his Unicorn Boyfriend status.

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Boy Did Rhett Learn in this story!

I seriously have no idea why I waited to read this series. Each book in it is a stand alone, but has the same memorable characters. I couldn't get enough of How to Date a Douchebag: The Learning Hours by Sara Ney. Yes, I was among those who judged a book by it's title. I didn't want to read about Douchebags. But boy was I missing out. Sara Ney has a way of making her characters completely redeemable. I absolutely loved them all and I couldn't wait to read more.

This story in particular is about a guy who is by no means a douchebag. Rhett Rabideaux is a stand-up respectable guy, who happens to have douchebags as friends....well teammates would be a more accurate description, because I don't think I would want friends like those. He is new to campus and is there to wrestle and get a degree. His friends have other plans for what they think he should focus on. As the new guy, they felt it was their duty to welcome him properly to the team, through hazing rituals they deemed humorous. But the joke was on them in the end.

Laurel witnessed Rhett's hazing first hand. As a dare she began texting him, in a response to one of the pranks his teammates pulled. Little did she know, there was much more to the man behind the text. Rhett wasn't like any other man she had dated. He was more than she could have ever imagined.

I seriously did not want this book to end. I love the characters, storyline and combustible chemistry that is woven into the plot. I cannot wait to read another book from this series!

PS - The narration for this story was AMAZING! Josh Goodman and Muffy Newton are becoming among my favorite voices to listen to. Their performance is brilliant. Combined that with Sara Ney's work and the trio are unstoppable. I would highly recommend anything either of these two perform, based upon this series alone.

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Rhett - Laurel

I loved this book because it was flipped. The douchebag could have been the girl really and it was nice to see a man be so clueless and sweet and what a charmer! I am a sucker for these books.

Rhett is a transfer student who is kinda lost, his team mates are not making it easy and boy do they prank the poor fella.

But if not for the pranks he never would have meet Laurel. I think I like that she was just as taken aback by her feeling’s for Rhett but she embraces it and I love that she just fell for who he was.

Sigh fantastic narration.. I neeeeeeeeeeed more books like this please.

*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

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Are all college students that shallow and mean?

I started listening to this book but could not bring myself to finish. I liked Rhett in spite of him coming off like a chump, but all the other characters were detestable. Listening to them all victimize this guy, putting him down, insulting him and making him the butt of every joke they can think of then have the nerve to act confused why he's angry....unbelievable. Then he sticks around for more abuse. I do not like this book at all. Ms. Ney obviously thinks abuse in any form is funny. This is definitely going in my DNF file along with any other books written by Sara Ney.

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  • 11-16-18

Missed the mark for me

This one missed the mark for me. I really liked the first two in the series but had trouble connecting with the characters in this book. I liked that it was kind of a reverse of the first two - the guy was nerdy, the girl was beautiful & popular. But I couldn't get past how nasty Laurel was at the beginning with her friends. Even her thoughts were dismissive and b*tchy. I know she was supposed to redeem herself by the end of the book, but this didn't happen for me.

I liked Rhett okay as a hero, but I don't feel like he grew very much over the course of the book. He was self-deprecating and it got old. I didn't need to be reminded every chapter how NOT good-looking he was. Also, his friends were more than douchebags...they were complete immature jerks. It detracted from the story as a whole how mean they were to him. This isn't junior high or high school, they are in college. I didn't find their pranks & hazing funny, even in the light of it being a rom-com story. I was especially disappointed that Oz and Zeke from the first books were a part of the group treating Rhett like dirt. We've had their stories, and I really liked them as characters, but then they are acting like juveniles in this 3rd book. I did not like that at all.

Good thing it's fiction because the whole saga made me uncomfortable. Hopefully the last one in the series is better. I liked the narration just fine - both did an excellent job.

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  • Em
  • 12-04-17

Meh

This book had potential, but just fell a bit flat for me. Not bad, not good, somewhere in the middle

Narrators:

Josh Goodman: 5stars (he's fantastic)
Muffy Newtown: 2.7 stars -she was a bit better in this one than the others in the series, but her voice vibrates during some parts. It's difficult to listen to her when she tries any voice but her own. Her regular reading and male voices are superb, though. so it's not easy to rate her.

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  • DD
  • 10-12-17

not great:(

spoilers*****
The book lacked an interesting storyline and I don't get the title of the book with the story....he is a genuinely nice guy (maybe she is the douchebag). They pretty much fall for each other right away. Cue lots of sex without much storyline and now they are moving in together. idk. not a fan of this one although I will say that some of the sex scenes were well written...I just didn't feel anything for the main characters.

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Flove Rhett!

This has become my favorite of the Douchebag series. Rhett is unavoidably lovable and his cluelessness makes him so much more so. His cute and clumsy (non) pursuit of the feisty red haired heroine makes anyone and everyone relate to the struggles of dating even if you are long past and out of the staring scene. The narration is spot on, and breathes life into these characters in a way that sucks you in. This entire series is epic for the simple fact that sometimes even douchebags are lovable to someone. Buy this book! You won't be disappointed.

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so Good

I've read all the Douchebag books. this one is just as good. Loved the narration too.

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Love this series

I am a huge fan of Muffy Newtown and Josh Goodman as narrators so gave this series a shot and was hooked in the first minute of the first book. Bravo Sara Ney! All three books in this series were funny, sweet, oh so sexy (hot!) and I just loved from beginning to end. I hope this isn't the end of the series.

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  • Elizarey **Book’s, Babe’s and HEA’s**
  • 11-05-17

Love the story, narration was good enough

I loved Rhett and Laural's story! I thought it was cute and cringey in the best possible way but also hot! I thought the narration was really well done for Rhett's character although the french speaking parts weren't my favourite. I thought the narrator for Laural could have been better as I thought her voice was annoying at times. I loved the actual book itself, it was different and fun! I HATED Rhetts roomates like a lot but they redeemed themselves a little bit. I'm definetly going to go back and read the first to books but I dont think it will be on audiable.

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  • BBBf-sizzlereads-Best Book Boyfriends
  • 10-16-17

Rhett is so sweet, not a douche at all

AWWW, I LOVED RHETT, I just wanted to cuddle the awkward southern boy half the time, pat him on the head and take him home he was so innocent and cute.

Rhett isn't a douchebag at all, I do love a douchebag though the bigger the a-hole the better but Rhett is so sweet, he's also insecure but that may have something to do with being told he's not great looking all the time.

Rhett is a southern sweet talking none douchebag.

Not my favorite book to date but it was fun, I really am loving this series and I enjoyed the journey to Rhett finding love.

Rhett is the new transfer, hes away from home and wrestling for the college team, he's the new guy so the other douchebags aptly name him "new guy", Yeh! there that inventive lol

Rhett's team mates place posters all over campus saying "Get Rhett laid" which also includes his photo and phone number. Rhett is the brunt of a few jokes throughout but this latest joke has his phone constantly beeoing with nude pictures blowing up his phone.

Laurel is a good looking girl, beautiful even with her bright read hair, big boobs, gorgeous figure the type of girl the football team drool over, she's a wet dream and I would also say she's also vain. When Laurel is dared by her cousin to text Rhett, from all the hundreds of texts he has received laurels stand out, she's persistent, curious about Rhett in a none attraction kind of way and a series of conversations begin between them.

Laurel knows what Rhett looks like and even states he's not good looking but you could say his body and personality grows on her and even his rugged looks.

When laurel and Rhett meet a friendship develops and it's laurel who actually feels more for him, Rhett just doesn't let himself look past friend-zone because he thinks he is out of her league.

A slow-burn romance that I really enjoyed Rhett's character made this book for me, laurel I wasn't to smitten on.

The learning hours is a fun read with humour, fan me down hot scenes, told in dual pov's and leads to a hea.

Rhett is bullied throughout this, yes there practical jokes fromt he other team mates ut it's bullying all the same. I didn't feel there was closure on this, the team accepting him Rhett making friends, I would of liked closure on this subject.

looking forward to whatever Sara Ney delivers next.

I listened this on audio and the narration is brilliant, they really brought the characters to life. i would definitely read more books from these narrators.

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  • Maria
  • 07-31-18

My favorite in this series

Yes I’m saying it, this is the best in the series. Loved the others, but this was just brilliant.
Excellent narrative and so very enjoyable to listen.