2.07.2018

ARC Review: THE COACHING HOURS by Sara Ney

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.

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REVIEW


My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It took me forever to read this book and NOT because it was hard to get through. Quite the opposite really. It was entirely too easy to enjoy, but because I knew this was the last book of the series, I wanted to savor it. I wanted to try to keep it at a slow simmer, gingerly making my way through until it was done. Unfortunately, all great things must come to an end and the douchebags definitely had a remarkable run, didn’t they? But then again, the last two books of the series weren’t about doucebags at all. They were about phenomenally nice guys. The unicorn nice guy you’d find while away at school. Elliott was easy to love and as the final story, his and Anabelle’s was certainly swoon-worthy adorable.

We all know that Anabelle is the wrestling coach’s daughter, but who is Elliott? Well, most of us know that he was Oz and Zeke’s former roommate. He was no jock and not a douche. He was a hardworking, honorable man who came from a great family and who had plans to make a success of himself and make his family proud. There was no room for distractions in his life and now that his roommates have moved on, his life has been quiet. Until Anabelle kept ending up in his path. Fate sure has a funny way of giving us exactly what and who we need… even if we don’t know we need it.

While I absolutely loved the slow-burn, friends-to-lovers story that developed between Elliott and Anabelle, the ending was a bittersweet conclusion for me. The author gave a sweet wrapup that left virtually no loose ends to the series, but I was so sad to let all of these characters go. I think Zeke and Rhett will live in my heart forever! Btw, is anyone else impressed by the way Rex turned out and wondering if there will be a book for Gunderson?

Release: Feb. 5, 2018 | Genre: Romantic Comedy - New Adult | POV: Dual - 1st person | Heat: 3 out of 5 | Standalone - Book #4 of the How to Date a Douchebag series

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