Contemporary Romance, New Adult

ARC Review: Jock Reign – Sara Ney (Jock Hard #5)

Rating: 5 out of 5.



Jack Dryden-Jones is easily the worst rugby player on the field—when he moves to The States to follow in his brothers footsteps, he has no idea how he’d hate the game. He’s so horrible he considers faking an injury to take himself out of the game.

Jack is a quick-witted, comic book loving gentleman—not an athlete.


When her roommate brings home a random stranger, Eliza is shocked when he makes himself at home; he’s strapping, strong and watching a movie at the end of her couch as if he belongs there.

It makes her uncomfortable in the best way possible.

But if there is one thing she believes in, it’s GIRL CODE: No girl may date her friend’s ex, past crush, or guys who have humiliated/used her. And she most certainly may not date any guy her friend currently fancies…


Jack and Eliza are two of the good ones—it’s going to take a miracle to keep them apart.


Jock Reign is the fifth book in Jock Hard series and another fantastic addition! I absolutely adore the author, Sara Ney, and can’t get enough of her quirky, often outrageous, fun, romantic sports comedies.

Jock Reign follows on from Jock Royal, book four in the series, with the hero being Ashley’s younger brother Jack. Despite the continuance, each of the books in this series can be read as a standalone. Jack is so over-the-top British and an absolute delight! Seriously. Many times throughout this story, I stopped and thought to myself ‘I really want a cuppa with this lad’. The heroine, Eliza, was sweet, introverted, and ‘nerdy’ in the best way possible. Basically, she’s someone I would definitely want to be friends with.

I really loved all of the contrasting themes in this book. There were cultural differences between the Brits and Americans, and social differences between those athletically-focused and those who aren’t. Not to mention, Jack and Eliza’s relationship (and attitudes towards relationships) compared to most others featured within the book. It made for a really fun, entertaining story.

Obviously, I don’t want to give too many of the details away and the book’s blurb really does sum things up really well; but I will point out that Ney’s writing and storytelling only gets better with every book. This story is laugh-out-loud funny, and features a fun cast of characters and a sweet but steamy romance between Jack and Eliza.

I absolutely loved this book and recommend it to everyone who enjoys new adult romance, romantic comedies, and/or sports romances! And if you love all three, then you’re really in luck! Also, while you’re at it, check out Ney’s other series too – especially The Trophy Boyfriend and How to Date a Douchebag series which are also favourites of mine.

As an additional side note, that storm scene was 🔥

Disclaimer: Thank you to Wildfire Marketing Solutions for the arc in exchange for an honest review.

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