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The Assist

Smart Jocks, Book 1
Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Jason Clarke
Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Summary

A jock tutor and a determined sorority girl in this fun and sexy college sports romance.

Blair

What's the probability of insulting the one guy on campus I need to help me pass statistics? If I knew, I wouldn't be standing in front of Wes Reynolds begging him to tutor me.

Basketball player, sexy, arrogant, always sleeping through class...these are the things I knew about him. What I didn't know is that he is a seriously smart jock.

Wes

What's the best way to get rid of the peppy and unrelenting girl that keeps asking me to tutor her? If I knew, I wouldn't be staring at her tan legs and attempting to teach her statistics.

Sorority girl who's fine as hell, determined, and a ball buster...these are the things I knew about her. What I didn't know is that she is all the things I didn't realize I wanted or needed.

Or that one semester with her would change everything.

©2018 Rebecca Jenshak (P)2019 Rebecca Jenshak

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With ball in his sights, he never saw her coming

A sensational college sports romance! Adored both Wes and Blair from beginning to end! The super smart, all star jock and the sorority girl in need of some tutoring were the perfect pair. I loved that both characters had a level head and knew who they were deep inside. Their social status on campus didn’t define them, making them much more than their collective campus roles.

The predicament that Blair found herself in with her ex made me cringe and hope that Wes would step in and shut it down before it had a chance to escalate and backfire in her face.

I really liked the story line of this read, regardless of how typical and common it was. I thought the two main characters and the many side characters are what made this such a great read. It had all of the components you crave in a sports romance and much more depth than you’d usually expect.

The narration by Erin and Jason was perfect for Team Bless! They articulated the characters very well and made it a really enjoyable listen!

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Absolutely loved this book!

Jason Clarke and Erin Mallon??? Ummm Hell Yes!!! So not only are these narrators two of the best out there but the story is fantastic as well!!! Jason Clarkes voice is like melted butter. So smooth and sexy!!! Erin’s performance is always so intense and pulls you in. (Her male voice is one of my favs). And I loved this plot.
Can’t wait for more from this series!!!

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Great characters

A lovely group of characters that form this book. The feels are there with this couple and it’s a sweet romance. Great performance from both Erin and Jason.

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Loved all the banter and wit

When I started this one I thought it was just going to be another sports romance but I was so wrong. I loved both of the male and female lead characters by themselves and together as a couple. I felt like this could have totally been a real life couple. Both the author and narrator did a great job at helping us connect to both the storyline and the characters. I think the book had great progression in the narrator did a great job delivering the story.
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I loved it!


I loved this story. I think I like it more because the narration was brilliant.
The chemistry between the characters was intense, and I felt the dynamic between them.
Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend.
Looking forward to the next book.

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  • Bette
  • @AudiobookObsession
  • 10-05-19

Blair💘Wes! Terrific Story & Audible Listen🎧

I thoroughly enjoyed this story, it is a well written and well told. It grabbed my attention right from the start and holds it to the very end. It is not your usual NA sports romance, it is so much more. Jock needing a tutor, been there done that, in “The Assist” Rebecca Jenshak switches things up, makes them more interesting and less stereotypical. She created a character, Wes, who is not just a hunky, hot jock & star basketball player but he has brains and a huge heart. I liked how he looked out for others, his team and those he cared about. I also liked the camaraderie amongst the team members and who they supported each other. The lead female, Blair, was a delight, she and her friend had dreams to go off to college together. A tragic accident changed all that, but she continued on to live that dream not only for her but for her friend as well. I loved her positive, bubbly personality. Also loved the chemistry between her and Wes, I thought they were great for each other. The author did a great job presenting college life, the struggles some face as well as the fun. There was never a dull moment in this book, there is drama, angsts, some twists, times when emotions run high as well as some great romance. Rebecca Jensak, that you for this great, heartfelt story

I listened to the Audible edition, Erin Mallon and Jason Clarke are entertaining narrators and voice performers. They bring the characters to live, given each their own voice and personality. They do a great job projecting the characters emotions and attitude in their performance. Thanks for a great listen🎧

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Smart Jocks Book One

Smart Jocks Book One.

Blair Olson is a junior at Valley University, but her future rests on her statistics grade. When she notices that the hot jock with a boot sleeping through class is getting A's on his tests, Blair knows she must find his tutor. No way could he sleep through class and still pass. However, Wes Reynolds is insulted when she asks about his tutor. Apparently, he is not just a dumb jock. Can Blair convince Wes to tutor her, or will her dreams go up in flames?

If you're looking for a fun NA book with smart athletes, driven sorority girls and inspirational quotes, this is the book for you!

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a fab listen

i absolutely loved this book?!
it was a fab read and review loved all the characters and will be eagerly awaiting the next one?!

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  • Jan M
  • Southwest
  • 05-05-19

Absolutely Fabulous!

The Assist by Rebecca Jenshak is so much more than a smart jocks story. I loved how she developed the characters and had the teaching analogies that were sports related. The enemies to friends to lovers was perfect in this book. Add in perfect narration of Erin Mallon and Jason Clarke. Both narrators were so wonderful! I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrators. Thank you Audiobook Obsession for providing this review copy audiobook! I loved it.

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Bles!

Amazing! I loved this book! Not only because my boyfriends name is Wes, from Kansas who loves basketball, and wants to move to AZ, but it was very well written! I didn’t get lost, confused and annoyed at any parts. The book was easy to follow. This was a nice listen that I will definitely be relistening to again.

Narration was great on both ends! Jason’s voice makes it so much hotter!

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  • bookbruin
  • 11-04-19

Fantastic Twist on the Typical Sports Romance!

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This book surprised me in the best way! I loved the author's twist on the typical sports romance/tutor trope! It was so refreshing to have the hero be the tutor and not just this over the top, big man on campus jock. I really enjoyed the gradual build up between Wes and Blair. There's definitely an attraction from the start, but they develop a true connection and really get to know each other through the course of the book. They had such great banter and back and forth. Wes is this ornery and grumpy guy, while Blair is a burst of sunshine. Their personalities were such a complement to the other and I loved how they were the light to the others dark.

There are some bumps along the way as they struggle with the depth of their feelings, as well as trouble with a horrible ex and changes in their future game plans, but overall the angst level was pretty low. I did want to throat punch Wes a time or two towards the end, but he did do some pretty good groveling to make up for it. ;) The secondary characters were just as fun, especially Vanessa and Joel. I'm a little wary since Joel is quite the manwhore, but I'm excited that his book is next.

Erin Mallon and Jason Clarke were AMAZING! I loved their narration and both were able to do male and female voices so convincingly. I've listened to quite a few audiobooks with Erin Mallon, but this was the first time listening to Jason Clarke in more than a small supporting role. I have to say, that I was totally blown away by Jason Clarke's performance. He voiced each character so amazingly and uniquely, that I had zero problems figuring out who was speaking. I am so impressed at his range and ability to voice so many characters without them all blending together. Truly a fantastic performance! It doesn't hurt that his voice is damn sexy too! ;) This is my first book by the author, but it definitely won't be my last!

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  • kgagnon
  • 27-04-19

4.5 Fun & Steamy Stars!

I fell so hard for this hilarious, sweet and steamy romance! I wasn't sure what to expect but this story was so refreshing, moving and funny. Blair and Wes had the most awkward beginning scenes. I just wanted to save poor Blair from putting her foot in her mouth! But it was the perfect start to the romance between the overworked Blair and the popular basketball nerd. I loved how Jenshak took her time building their relationship. Bringing in their friends who made this story even more fun but heartrending at times as well. Blair and Wes are so perfect together, balancing their strengths and vulnerabilities. I totally swooned over Wes and all his alpha protectiveness! This story was multifaceted and made my heart hurt at times. Narrators, Erin Mallon, and Jason Clarke were amazing as Blair and Wes. I easily felt all the fun, passion, heartbreak, and love these characters felt. I loved the chemistry between Clarke and Mallon and think they compliment each other so perfectly and I was easily lost to their storytelling.

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  • NovelMomma
  • 15-04-19

Love it!

I absolutely love everything about this! The story and narration were both great! Blair and Wes were both fantastic characters, the side characters left me wanting more from this series, and the writing had me engaged from beginning to end!

I loved watching Blair and Wes fall. There was just something fantastic about watching them transition from strangers to friends to so much more. The conflict was believable, and the chemistry was perfect! Both of these characters were so well developed. I felt like I knew them and understood where they were coming from. I also liked that they had their own struggles outside of their relationship.

I seriously can't wait for more of this series. The side characters not only added to this story, but they were developed and left me wanting each and every one of their stories!

Erin Mallon and Jason Clarke did a fantastic job narrating this! They brought the characters to life and had me hooked from the first word to the last. Seriously, these characters popped off the page. Every emotion came through in their performance!

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  • Terri D
  • 12-04-19

Smart, Hot, Jock indeed

I loved everything about this book. The story is great and believable. It flows well and keeps your interest throughout the entire book. The characters are all well developed and likeable with the exception of the bad guy and he is true to form. You get a good picture of the surroundings so you can picture you are there with Blaire and Wes and all the other great characters we get to fall for in this series. Rebecca Jenshak was new to me on this one but I am hooked on her words.

Erin Mallon and Jason Clarke, just having those two listed is enough to know how good the audio is on this one but let me say they did an outstanding job. I was lost in their voices. Erin is fantastic and I love listening to her but I think I could listen to Jason Clarke read the phone book and be happy. They were both perfect with these characters. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. I loved this and highly recommend it.

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  • Krystyn - AudiobookObsession
  • 13-06-19

Everyone love's a nerdy jock!

I wasn't to sure how this book was going to when I first started it but I am so happy I didn't stop. The prologue threw me off a little but made complete sense to me a few chapters in. This is the first Rebecca Jenshak book that I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I cannot wait to listen to the rest of the series!

The narration was fantastic! Erin and Jason are a great team!

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  • marnie baker
  • 09-06-19

5 stars

a love story that will have its challenges career versus home life the challenges at home and watching a mom give up everything and lose herself in the process a tearjerker of a book.

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  • Angie McGuire
  • 26-05-19

One-click now

I didn't read this book, which is what I normally do before I purchase the audible version, but with these two narrators I knew it would be great.
I've never read or listened to a book by this author and I'm kicking myself. Truly fantastic!!
Wes and Blaire were so great together. She definitely made this book flow, and Wes was just a perfect fit for her. This book is so worth the read/listen

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  • Becky R.
  • 20-05-19

I definitely need a tutor!

The Asssist is a fun New Adult romance. Enroll at Valley and enjoy the eye candy or in this case aural pleasure. With a healthy dose of humility this feisty sorority girl manages to snag herself the ultimate prize...a tutor for statistics. What did you think I meant!?! LOL.

These smart jocks will have you curling your toes and bouncing in your seats. No pompoms necessary but Joel probably wouldn't mind them! Grab a stretch of the bleachers and invite your friends. You aren't going to want to miss these!

I can't wait for book 2!

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  • AJS
  • 07-05-19

Cute, but pretty vanilla

I’d classify this book as more of a young adult romance novel with a tiny touch of dirty stuff. I mean really small. It’s a cute story, and I honestly enjoyed listening to it, but it was pretty basic and the conflicts/obstacles the characters are dealing with are really the kinds of situations only young people think are catastrophic. As an adult with a few more years in the real world than these characters, I found the conflicts a bit trivial. The narrators did a great job though.

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  • GSKM in sc
  • 04-05-19

A good one

First time I have read a book by this author but it won’t be my last. Her writing style kept my interest and I really enjoyed it. The interaction between the characters kept the momentum and did not disappoint. Girl meets athlete and while its typical it has a twist that is different and unique. Really enjoyed this one. Added bonus is the audible version. Such good narration adds so much to the story. Buying both the book and the audible is actually less expensive than just buying the audible. I enjoyed listening while working around the house and then resting and enjoying the read. Thanks Amazon!