Sass (style series book 3) by Jay Hogan

Sass is definitely an apt title for Jay Hogan's latest in the Style series!

From the blurb:

For two years I’ve kept Leon Steadman at a safe distance, ever since the night he turned me down flatter than a pancake with a side order of syrupy disapproval. His loss. The world is full of sexy men. One and done is simply good math and efficient use of my time. Or it would be if I hadn’t been lusting after the irritating, judgemental, gorgeous, mountain of a man, ever since.

The less I see of Leon, the better. Bad enough that his tattoo business sits next to Flare, the fashion store I manage, and that he’s friendly with my boss. But now he’s apartment-sitting above the shop, as well. Every time I turn around, Leon is there. In my store. In my space. Messing with my head. Being all nice and charming and acting like maybe he’s not the biggest jerk to walk the earth, after all.

Well, I don’t want or need Leon’s apologies, but maybe if I can have him, just once, it might put an end to this ridiculous hunger that sparks every time I lay eyes on him.

Yeah, I’ll get back to you on that. 

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's Review:

Kip!!!!!! After having met Kip in book 1 he sure left an impression. A self-proclaimed playboy and staunch supporter of his friends, Kip was such an enigmatic man. Learning about his upbringing and past made him even more impressive when you realize how far he's come. To be the manager of Flair is a well-deserved dream come true, though it takes Kip some time to think he deserves it. Being with Leon definitely helped with that.

Leon was such a sweetie. He took all of Kips' sass and then some. And when the two finally got together? Explosive! Just like Leon, I knew Kip wouldn't be able to resist coming back for seconds, no matter what his rules were. Surprisingly, along with the sass, there were also a ton of feels. From dealing with Kips' estranged family to the heartbreaking moments of Leon with his. I cried honest to god real tears during a scene when Leon was at the cemetery. Jay Hogan brought the pain and the passion in Sass and wrapped it up in the perfect epilogue ending.

Rating: 4 Stars

SNik's Review:

Third in series (Style), best if read in order due to a continuing cast of characters. Frenemies to lovers. Slight age gap. Hurt/comfort. Found family. Slow burn. Dual POV. 

For two years sassy, snarky fashion business manager Kip has been at odds with Leon the hunky tattoo artist next door. The mutual attraction has simmered and Leon tries to apologize and get Kip to let his walls down, even though Kip is adamantly opposed to dating and all Leon wants is a forever relationship, possibly with Kip. 

The emotional past history for both men was heart wrenching and definitely informs the reader about Kip and Leon’s attitudes and views on how they are living their lives. Regardless of the risk to his heart, Leon is committed to anything Kip is willing to share and they slowly build a caring, sweet, supportive relationship. 

I was thoroughly invested in Kip and Leon, both were likable, capable, communicative with each other about their desires, and able to grow their expectations and acceptance of how to be happy and loving with their person. 

Romance and steamy scenes as expected from Jay Hogan is in full force, and Sass is an entertaining read with a well deserved HEA.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Janet's Review:

Sass is the third book in the Style Series. Kip has been a constant in the Style series. He’s confident, sassy and snarky and completely smitten with Leon, although he would never admit that! Leon owns and runs the tattoo shop next door and has been a thorn in Kips side since day one. 

They have serious chemistry, smoldering hot, the kind that blazes out of control! I’ve been waiting for Kips story and I was not disappointed! 

Addicting, I couldn’t put it down! Hooked me and kept me engaged! Overall, a phenomenal read. Well written with perfect pacing. Highly recommend!!

Rating: 5 Stars

Heather's Review: 

Sass was so much fun to read!  I've been waiting for Kip's story since the first book - because I've wanted to know the man behind the snark and Jay Hogan truly delivers!

I love the fact that Leon stands up for what he wants and doesn't settle... and that Kip is eventually willing to bend and grow into the man that truly needs!

This story was a blend of sweet, emotional and snark that made for such an engrossing read that I have no idea where the time went... it just flew by and I couldn't put the book down!

Rating: 5 Stars

Sass is available to buy as an ebook or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.


  1. Hey Heather, I think the above review by you belongs to a different book from Sass. Thought you'd probably like to know.


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