The Geeky Jock Paradox is a sweet HEA to Hayden Halls College Boys of New Haven series. We wouldn't have expected anything else!
My favourite of the series!
What I didn't expect from this book was the depth of feeling. Matt made me so angry and I was worried for Isaac, that he was going to get his heart broken. I was drawn in by the characters and read the book almost in one sitting.
Isaac and Hunter had an instant connection but this is very much a slow burn with a decent amount of heat. Their arrangement to explore this was adorable and though it was kinda obvious how it was going to end, I still felt every part of the journey.
Oh and I cried, twice. It's been a while since a book affected me so much. The language and descriptions were beautiful and dreamlike and I fell in love with the characters as they fell in love with each other.
Rating: 5 Stars
Jacqueleen The Reading Queen's Review:
This series is full of sweet romance, steam, and are pretty low angst easy reads. Both the MCs in The Geeky Jock Paradox were incredibly kind men. I would place them both in the cinnamon roll category. Hunter, however, was my favorite. I have such a soft spot for a geeky jock and I loved when he would geek out with Isaac, waving his hands wildly while he talked about subjects he was passionate about. I would smile away along with Isaac because honestly it was just adorable.
I had a hard time warming up to Isaac. He was timid and sweet. His innocent naivety made you want to snuggle him one moment, then smack him the next. He spent way too much of the book still hanging on to his high school crush Matt, who treated him terribly. For such a smart guy, Isaac was so blind to Matt and his excuses for waiting to be together once college was over. It drove me nuts! and Hunter! That sweet man could have blurted out all the manipulative BS Matt used with Isaac, but he didn't. Instead of using that information for his own gain, he kept quiet. Hunter never wanted to hurt Isaac and he knew if he said all those things it would. He decided to just enjoy Isaac while he could, and my heart just broke for him over it all. I needed Isaac to wake up and smell the coffee. He needed to see what was right in front of him all along if he just opened his eyes.
Thankfully, Isaac came through in the end. It was a close one. I worried we were going to have to go through some long, angsty separation. Luckily Isaac smarted up just in time. Although this one wasn't my favorite in the series, that would be Dallas and Kai's book, I still enjoyed it none the less. It was a good end to a sweet series, and I look forward what comes next from author Hayden Hall.
Rating 3.5 Stars