Synopsis from Goodreads
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.
Anabelle is Coach Donnelly’s daughter, having transferred to be closer to her father and escape the confines of her over-bearing mother. Anabelle is a lovely character, a little reserved and introverted her confidence is shaken when she becomes the object of two douchebags we have become well acquainted with throughout the series.
However, Anabelle is constantly thrown into the path of the ultimate good guy, sweet, career driven and honorable. The timing is impeccable to bring the pair together, from friends to roommates to so much more. Unfortunately, our good guy has a long-term career plan he is determined not to be deviated from despite his escalating feelings for Anabelle.
The story is cute and devastating in equal measure, the perfect person but the wrong timing. An unexpected event takes turns the future into a tailspin, I adored Anabelle’s inner strength and determination, she handles the changes exceptionally well and with a grace beyond her years.
I seriously loved the character development of one of the biggest douchebags throughout the series and how circumstances make him a terrific friend for Anabelle.
The Coaching Hours focuses on the relationships, character development and the ability to roll with the punches when fate takes you by surprise. There is also a fantastic progression of one of my favorite couples through this series ♥