Synopsis from Goodreads
ABRAHAM DAVIS—Honest Abe to his friends—IS IN OVER HIS HEAD…
He’s a fixer and a do good-er. The all-knowing, resident “grandfather” on the wrestling team who everyone relies on to fix their problems. His teammates go to him for everything; advice, homework, or when they need a sober driver at three in the morning–whether he likes it or not.
Abe’s current mission is easy: mend his roommates broken heart by helping him find a girlfriend on the LoveU app–without getting caught in the lie…
SKYLAR GABRIEL. IS. OVER. IT.
Over her bad grades. Over her meddling older brother and his two best friends. And over dating douchebags. What she wants to know is: where have all the nice guys gone?
She longs for a handsome, sweet, and honest guy who can make her laugh. In one last ditch effort to prove that he exists—Skylar turns to LoveU.
On her worst day, Skylar has no filter (it’s a miracle she hasn’t been ditched mid-date).
On her best, she’s as wholesome, and sweet, as pie.
On Thursday? She matches with Abraham Davis’s roommate.
Skylar Gabriel is falling for the wrong guy—she just doesn’t realize it yet.
BECAUSE ABE DAVIS IS A LIAR.
I love love love the characters Sara creates as they are so unique. The Lying Hours has the sweetest douchebag you are likely to encounter.
I adored how both Abe and Skylar were true to themselves throughout and were able to maintain their personal integrity (for the most part).
Unfortunately, Abe’s good guy personality and desire to help his teammates is the reason he gains his douchebag status. I’ve got to be honest I sort of hated JB, what a spoiled brat he was; and felt Abe needed to stand up for himself more.
The situation Abe finds himself in could have been easily avoided if he refrained from pandering to JB so much. Plus the whole bro code scenario – don’t get me started. GRRRR
Abe and Skylar have incredible chemistry even prior to their first real-life encounter. Their flirty banter was an indication of just how well matched they would be.
Skylar is a brilliant character who is completely comfortable with who she is and doesn’t compromise her principles for anyone including Abe. I loved her sloth-like laziness and the way she embraces all her quirks. The best friend and roommate, Hannah, added to the fun with her inappropriate comments and ‘say it how it is’ attitude.
Abe and Skylar are perfect for each other, unfortunately, the whole JB plight throws a giant spanner in the proverbial works. Abe is a lost puppy with no clue how to handle the Skylar situation when help and advice comes from a very unlikely place, with a special cameo appearance from one of our former douchebags.
The Lying Hours is really very sweet with a whole lot of spice thrown in.
Sara ends The Lying Hours with one heck of a teaser involving Skylar’s roommate and another former character who I cannot wait to see how his story plays out 😉