• The Jock Script

  • The Script Club, Book 3
  • By: Lane Hayes
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)

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The Jock Script

By: Lane Hayes
Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
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The nerd, the coach, and the hookup...

Asher - Swipe left, swipe left, swipe left. Sure, the idea of a quick, no-strings intimate rendezvous via hookup app sounds oddly thrilling, but it’s simply not me. Or maybe it is me, because it happened...and I liked it. Until I realized he looked familiar for a reason. A bad reason. Now I’ve made a faux pas with the sexiest man on planet Earth, and my internal karma system requires me to fix it. Help!

Blake - I may seem like I have it together, but the truth is, I’m a hot mess. I’m so deep in the closet that I can’t remember my real name some days. That’s okay. The benefit of one-night stands is anonymity. Until Asher. Not a total surprise. I’ve always had a thing for geeks, but I’ve never met anyone like him. He’s a pint-sized dynamo on a quest for perfection who can help me come out...if I follow his script.

Hmm. I’m in.

The Jock Script is an MM bisexual, geek/jock romance starring a bowtie wearing nerd, a sexy lacrosse coach, and a shenanigan inducing script!

©2021 Lane Hayes (P)2021 Lane Hayes

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Adorbs!!

I absolutely loved this adorable nerdy, geeky opposites attract romance.

I had so much fun with Asher and Blake.

They were a hot mess in the best way.

This was a sexy bisexual, geek/jock romance starring a bowtie wearing nerd, a sexy lacrosse coach, and a shenanigan inducing script!


The narration was enjoyable and perfection!!

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So cute

Gotta love the geek and the jock. when they get together there's no sweeter hotter romance. good coming out Insta attraction HEA college sports romance. loving this series Lane Hayes. Alexander Cendese does an outstanding job bringing this book and this series and all of its Characters to life. love his voice so much. well worth the credit and your time to listen.

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Quirky and sweet romance

Well, that blurb just had me so curious about why Asher’s hookup would look familiar and in a bad way. I couldn’t wait to check out this book. In the previous books Asher has been a side character, one of the members of the script club with his fellow science geeks and nerds. I don’t think I got a good view of his character in the other two books though, because he was a little bit of a surprise.

Asher is full of quirks. He grades himself everyday on how virtuous he was, how well he peoples. At times he shows signs of OCD but we learn there are reasons he feels he has to be perfect. It sometimes seems he is really uptight and doesn’t know how to relax, not even enough to hug his mom. All sorts of things run through my head and I try to diagnose him though I am not qualified to do so, because he is just so strange to me. However, he does have an underlying sweetness and care for his friends and family that endeared him to me all the same.

So how was Blake familiar to him in a bad way? It is a lot less of a personal reason than I thought it would be, but Blake has appeared in this series before though he was mistakenly called Jake by one of Asher’s friends. Yeah, the short introduction we had of Blake early on didn’t really do him justice. He was a closeted jock who chose to get involved with a woman to hide who he was. Even though he’s bi, he does end things with the girl because she was safe. He does have a thing for nerdy guys though, and with Asher he really wants to change. To be let his friends and family know he likes men and women. Honestly, I like Blake. His past encounter with Asher’s friend wasn’t all it was made out to be and the balance he brings to Asher’s somewhat neurotic tendencies is much needed. And I think Blake is probably better than me because he never gets exasperated with Asher and his idiosyncrasies. For me, that made this a really sweet listen.

I thought this was another good combination of Lane Hayes writing and narration by Alexander Cendese. He’s narrated the series so far and I think he’s doing a good job bringing it to life. I look forward to the next book in the series and recommend m/m book lovers check this one out.

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Convincing

This is book #3 in The Script Club series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. To avoid spoilers, and to understand the series, I recommend reading this series in order.

Asher has felt lonely for too long. He has been busy with work and finally making time for himself. When the hookup of his choice shows up and is more than promised - it frightens him with what could go wrong.

Blake is excited that he ends up with what he wanted. When this gets more complicated, he is not sure how to move forward. Then he finds out just how complicated it is going to be.

The story is solid and moves at a good steady pace. The narrator is really good, which enhances the book itself. I was really relaxed and listening, enjoying each chapter. This author is a 1-click for me and this is another reason why.

***This copy of the audiobook was provided for an honest and volunteered review.

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It's the narration for me...

I shall keep this review short but sweet, just like this audiobook. Like the two books before it, The Jock Script pairs up a geek and jock who find love. The main characters made for winsome twosome, and the story was interesting enough. Admittedly, the Script Club hasn't been my favorite from Lane Hayes, and I've read and listened to all her books to date. The story is entertaining but not as endearing as her past work. Alexander Cendese's narration wins me over yet again. There's a reason why he's one of my favorite go-to narrators, and he's helped elevate the listening experience for me when it comes to this series. Four stars for the story, five stars for the narration, so an overall rating of 4.5 stars for The Jock Script.

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Another wonderful romance

Narrator: Mr. Alexander Cendese
This fun and flirty audio between a jock and nerd did Ms. Lane’s book justice! The expressive voice of Asher was delightful and as I imagined he would sound. His excitable tone was perfect for our genius, Star Wars-loving geek! The narrator’s timbre for Blake was deep, smooth, and easy-going, which matched the gorgeous lacrosse player. The natural banter flowed between the two men, and the sexy times were steamy. The tender moments were just so endearing. This top-rate audio presentation held my interest from start to finish, and I can’t recommend it enough. Happy listening!
Story-line: Ms. Hayes creates solid characters that bring the pages to life. I love how she takes the most unlikely couple and makes a very believable and loving relationship that is not only endearing but, of course, sizzling.
In book three of the Script Club series, we are introduced to Asher—the biggest geek of the group. He was a perfect complement to hunky Blake, who is a very respected lacrosse coach. At first glance, one might think Blake is the one that has his life under control and knows how to achieve his goals. Compared to our bow-tied Asher, he has much to learn. Asher might appear a bit odd, but he knows what he wants out of life.
The story contains all the elements that I love, and the characters have hidden strengths. Friends become something more, and for the first time, Blake wanted to earn someone else’s respect. Blake certainly achieved that with me. The slow but steady change of ‘Mr. Love Them Once’ was tender and had all the right feels!
Hard choices become a simple decision with the right person behind you. The Star Wars geek with his Yoda slippers and the sexy as sin coach put a constant smile on my face. I strongly recommend this romance.
 

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Another great Lane Hayes story!

Alexander Cendese does a fabulous job with these characters!

Here's my original review from the eBook...

Man…I love this series! Honestly, Ms. Hayes is one of my top go-to authors and I’ll read anything she releases sight unseen. I’m not sure if Ash and Blake can knock George and Aiden out of the top spot as my favorite but it’s a close call. This is another cute, quick, low angst read in the series and one I highly recommend!

Asher is just…adorable. His childhood was a bit depressing which caused him to essentially turn off his emotions. He is just so matter of fact and with a script, unflappable, about everything. Until he meets Blake (and their whole intro convo/meet scene is awesome) and becomes a bit unraveled.

Blake is a really good guy who is at a bit of a crossroads. Hiding his sexuality has slowly driven him to the edge and he wants to start living truthfully. He just doesn’t know how to do that until he meets Asher.

These guys are lovely together…the size difference, they’re both smart but opposite in personality. Asher is buttoned up, serious, and follows a rigid set of rules. Blake likes to have fun and is entertaining. They are explosive in the bedroom.

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Good story. Good narration.

This was another wonderful addition to "The Script Club" series. Asher could be a bit over-the-top nerdy, but Blake balanced him out by being a jock with some nerd cred. The push and pull between them is a little sweet and a little steamy with just a dash of angst thrown in.

Overall, a great read with an entertaining tie-in to the first book of the series. This book can be read/listened to as a stand-alone, but why would you deprive yourself of a chance to enjoy more of the writing and narrating team of Lane Hayes and Alexander Cendese.

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Great Laugh Out Loud Book

I have listened to this book about five times, each after just finishing the book, again. The story is cute and laugh-out-loud funny. Alexander Centers does a masterful job of narration and brings the characters to life. This book now takes place among my favorites, alongside authors like Alice Winters. It's a great book for relaxing and letting your worries slip away.

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Sweet and geeky and hot.

I read and reviewed The Jock Script when it came out as an eBook less than a month ago but I didn’t hesitate request a review copy of the audiobook when I was offered one. Once again, Alexander Cendese did a great job with the audiobook and I ended up listening much more intently than expected when listening to a book that I’ve read so recently.

I really can’t add anything to my original review of the eBook so it’s shown below:

The Jock Script is the third book in The Script Club series but can easily be read as a standalone. When required, the author gives you information you might need on secondary characters who have already had their stories told in the first two books.

Asher is incredibly smart. He’s also very analytical and a bit OCD; he can’t stand to have things out of order. Blake is a lacrosse coach and a teacher at an exclusive private school. He’s been hiding his bisexuality from everyone for years but meeting Asher – by way of a hookup app – has him wanting to be out. He enlists Asher’s help to figure out a plan on how to come out. What was supposed to be a one-time hookup develops into more when neither of them can seem to keep their hands off of each other.

I love Asher in all of his geeky glory. He knows who he is and is out and proud. He’s funny and just a delight to read about. Blake is gorgeous and Asher can’t believe that Blake is really interested in him. Blake didn’t intend to fall for Asher but once he admits to himself that he has, he knows he can’t keep hiding his true self much longer.

This story was a quick and easy read for me; the words just flowed and I was finished before I knew it. I’ve been enjoying this geeky series immensely. I’ve loved everything I’ve read by Lane Hayes; she remains firmly on my list of favorite authors!

A copy of this audiobook was provided to me at my request but my review was voluntary and not influenced by the author.

***Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions dot com***

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  • Erryn Barratt
  • 10-27-21

A fun romp

I’m enjoying The Script Series by Lane Hayes. A group of geeks who don’t set out to find partners, but who wind up doing just that. Take Asher for example. He’s never tried a hook-up app. But his innate curiosity has him creating a profile and, within moments, he’s got a nibble. So he takes the plunge. I’ve eyed dating apps but am too chicken to try – so, needless to say, I admired Asher.

Blake is also a relatable character. He works at an expensive prep school for girls where being gay is frowned upon. A young woman he coaches on the lacrosse team has been brave enough to come out, but Blake can’t find the courage to say he’s bi. He’s broken up with his girlfriend who just won’t take the hint. He’s hiding himself from his parents who might just turn out to be supportive. He’s keeping his hookups secret because he’s ashamed.

Asher meeting Blake makes life interesting. And hot. Until Asher remembers where he’s seen Blake before and, uh, reacts badly. But Blake is undaunted. He wants Asher to write him a script he can use when he comes out. Asher is reluctant, but eventually gets on board.

Now, Blake starts enacting the script but when things aren’t moving fast enough, Asher bails. This felt a little off to me. I wasn’t thrilled with the timing, and I get writers want a dark moment, but this one struck me wrong. Ah well, Blake did the big gesture, they got back together, and everything worked out.

I enjoy Alexander Cendese’s performance, but he feels a little over the top at times. A little too excitable. But it suits the characters so I rolled with it. Another good audio worth a listen.