Series: How to Date a Douchebag #4
Genres: New Adult
Also in this series: The Studying Hours, The Failing Hours, The Learning Hours, The Lying Hours
Also by this author: The Studying Hours, The Failing Hours, The Learning Hours, Jock Row, The Lying Hours
THERE ARE NO DOUCHEBAGS IN THIS STORY.
Well, there are, but they’re not who this story is about. This story is about me—the coach’s daughter.
When I moved to Iowa to live with my dad, the university's take-no-prisoners wrestling coach, I thought transferring would be easy as pie—living with my father would be temporary, and he'd make sure his douchebag wrestlers left me alone. Wrong on both counts.
ASSHOLES ALWAYS COME OUT OF THE WOODWORK WHEN THE STAKES ARE HIGH.
A bet is placed, and I'm on the table. After one humiliating night and too much alcohol, I find the last nice guy on campus. And when he offers to rent me his spare bedroom, I go all in. It’s time for the nice guy to finish first. Midnight chats and spilling my problems turn to lingering touches. Lingering touches turn to more. And the ultimate good guy has the potential do more damage than any douchebags ever could.
The Douchebags are back!!! So, here are my thoughts on The Coaching Hours:
- Rex and Eric are seriously assholes!! There ARE Douchebags in this book and they are Gunderson and Johnson!! Seriously, I have never wanted an author to kill off a character so much in my life. By the end, I didn’t wish painful death upon Rex, but I was still wanted him off the face of the planet.
- Ana is pretty solid! She recognizes that her mom’s feelings regarding her dad cloud her judgement and she is reaching out to be closer to her father despite her mom. Very mature!
- Elliot is a GOOD guy. He thinks Ana is cool and is okay with having her as a roommate. Then he realizes she’s a girl. An attractive girl. And suddenly he can’t stop thinking about her! But, he’s a good guy, so he keeps things platonic.
- Ana and Elliot build a solid friendship first and that is so nice!
This book was a departure from the previous because Elliot and Ana don’t need to change their ways to stop being douche-y. They are surrounded by douchebags though and that causes some drama. Overall, I think Ana and Elliot were the most relatable couple of this series! I was a bit annoyed at Elliot’s reaction to the major plot point; however, I think it was a very realistic reaction. I just don’t like it.
The Coaching Hours gives you the somewhat raunchy one liners you expect from this series, combined with likable main characters to provide you with laughter and a pinch of angst! Overall, a great addition to the series!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: college, View Spoiler »unplanned pregnancy « Hide Spoiler
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes, with epilogue shortly into future « Hide Spoiler
The Allure of Julian LeFrey by RS Grey, Drumline by Stacy Kestwick, Pucked by Helena Hunting…then you will probably like The Coaching Hours!
I think this sounds pretty good! Red and Eric sound like two I’d want to smack a few times too. Great review.
That title just makes me giggle. This sounds like a fun one
I keep hearing how great these books are but I will admit the titles throw me off, but I believe they are on Audible romance package, so I will probably listen to them soon.
Love the sound of this couple though and I adore the building of a friendship fire and then more. It adds so much more depth to the relationship.
This book, and series, sounds like so much fun! I like that Ana and Elliot have a solid foundation of friendship before they move to more and I’m happy they were such a relateable couple. Really. I want to meet the douchebags! LOL