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The Coaching Hours

(How to Date a Douchebag #4)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  6,402 ratings  ·  806 reviews

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
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Published February 5th 2018
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Alessandra Casu I was wondering the same thing... I 'm starting to fall in love for this guy. He's a douchebag for sure, but a douchebag that loves babies? That's a w…moreI was wondering the same thing... I 'm starting to fall in love for this guy. He's a douchebag for sure, but a douchebag that loves babies? That's a whole other story. ^^(less)

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Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-four-stars
4.5 stars!!!


The Coaching Hours is the fourth and final book in Ney’s How to Date a Douchebag series. I was equal parts excited and sad to read this book. I've been looking forward to it for the longest, but I hate knowing this series is coming to an end. It's been a wonderful ride!

The star of this book is the coach of the wrestling teams daughter. She is a transfer student and the coach has quite a list of rules from his players… the main one is no dating his daughter. The majority of the wres
Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog

I'm so sad. How to Date a Douchebag is over. It was so fun to read this series, get to know protagonists I had no idea I'd adore, and a sport I never knew I'd enjoy reading about. This whole series was a pleasant surprise, and it's a bittersweet feeling to let it go.

While there are no douchebags in the final installment—at least, not where it matters the most—The Coaching Hours gave as much as the other books and was a great end to the series. This sweet friends-to-lovers romance had everyt
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
A heart is racing but I’m not sure if it’s his or mine. I’m not sure whose heart is beating fastest.

This final installment in the Douchebag series was the complete antithesis of why I was originally hooked on it. There are no douchebags, no cocky jock hero, no hate lust, no enemies to lovers vibes. But what it did have was a swoony, slow burn friend to lovers story that was full of sizzle and smiles.

There are no jocks to be found in this book. Well, not the main character anyw
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I was in love with him, and I want to point out that sometimes suffering through a love you never had is worse than suffering through one you did. Everything with Elliot and me was left unfulfilled.

I finally had to see what all the fuss was about for myself. There has been so much love for this series that my curiosity was piqued! Leave it to me to join the party late. I was able to follow the storyline easily even though there was mention o
Amazon US * Amazon UK

This book started out okay and had me intrigued about the main characters pretty quickly. I was interested in seeing how they would come together and when they did I enjoyed how everything played out. They were actually both very easy to like and individually I don't really have any complaints about them.

Unfortunately as the book went on I started to lose interest because I never felt that spark of chemistry between the characters. Other things came into play, such
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

➦For anyone who loves college romances, this series is highly recommended. I really enjoyed this book even though it was a bit different the first three books. Sara Ney just knows how to bring the feels and keep you glued to the pages and that's really one of the most important things, at least for me. I need to stay in the book and, even if I don't completely love the characters or their decisions, I as long as I keep reading - I'm a happy camper.

➦This book has a roommate trope in in, which evo
2.5 Stars

Overall Opinion: I felt like this one was disappointing. I have enjoyed this series overall, but I didn't really enjoy this one. It felt slow at first, and it took me a bit to get into it. I was blindsided along with the h by the H's behavior (view spoiler) and I never felt like he earned her forgiveness. It felt like no grovel
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
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 dou ...more
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4 cute stars

I love this series so much!I'm always excited to read each one of them!The Coaching Hours was another sweet,funny and sexy story!I adored both characters and I was excited to see them together!!


I loved both characters and I liked their romance!It was a slow building romance that make me swoon and melt with these two!Smart dialogues with humor, is some of the things I enjoyed in their romance!This is may not be one of my favorite f
Amy | Foxy Blogs
The Coaching Hours is my second book by Sara Ney and again I'm in love with it. I opened up the book and saw this: "Thank you, Internet, for providing the inspiration for the dating quotes at the beginning of each chapter. They're all based on real conversations, pick-up lines, come-ons, and texts between actual people." Let me tell you they are hilarious. Some had me laughing so hard while reading in bed that I had to stop reading and tell my husband what they said.

The wrestling coach has a da
Jun 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Like the promise of the blurb, there is no douche bag in this story. Instead we got a sweet, sensitive, hard working hero. A perfect take home boyfriend that you want your family to meet. And because of that, the first half of this book is kind of.... boring.

Until the final twist kicking in. Then it gets interesting. Miss Ney have this unique ability to write a very swoon, dramatic romance. She is, after all, my favorite NA romance author. She hits the right note with the lifestyle of NA naviga
Tianna✸loves books✸
The first line in the blurb.
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A bet is placed on who will bang Anabelle. She is the new student. The bet is between Eric and Rex, who harassed Rhett (from previous book). Luckily she gets to know about the bet. She meets Elliot and both becomes friends and roommate. He is basically a nerdy gentleman type of guy and definitely not a douchebag. I liked how h
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is an end to an era.

The last of the Douchebags, and I’m already mourning.

BUT, the author did them proud. She didn’t close the series with a BANG, instead she gradually allowed me to say goodbye. Throughout the book she gave character development where least expected, she closed supporting character arcs, and infused new maturity and adulthood into my beloved series. It was fitting, needed and a wonderful and warmhearted ending to an AMAZING series of books.

Reading The Coaching Hours just c
Meghan Quinn
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've had the pleasure of reading every one of Sara Ney's How to Date a Douchebag books and The Coaching Hours is by far my favorite.

Roommates to lovers.
Slightly forbidden romance.
Unexpected twist.
And a sweet, yet hot alpha male.

This book has it all!

Once again Sara swept me away with her witty banter and punchy writing. Don't miss out on the conclusion of this series, you're going to LOVE IT!!!!!
Stacey is Sassy
Should have known we’d get here…

I honestly started this book horrified. The first person we’re introduced to is an absolute KNOB. But, Sara Ney holds a significant talent for getting me past KNOB status to…I think I love him…with a word or two. So, I settled in and braced for impact.

But, it didn’t come. Turns out, I got my heroes mixed up. At first, I’m thinking *Oh cool, we’re going to avoid the colossal mess of Douchebag status and head straight to - I’m an intelligent, respectful man, with a
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 “douchebags and jockholes” Stars

Man oh man Sara Ney had me reeling at the beginning of this one!
With her signature wit and humor, she's penned an entertaining book that will make fans of the series rejoice! I for one, absolutely love this series and want more! I don't care how many more books Sara writes in this series, I'll buy and read every single one.

FYI...this one deviates just a bit from the douchebag motif. "There are no douchebags in this novel." The main characters are both excellent
Alex ♈
Glad my friend Tianna already wrote a review!

I would have gone ballistic, if I needed to review it.
Reading it was more than enough.

Overall and in a nutshell:
Ivy Deluca
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: _arc-reads, wrestling
In the interest of keeping this as spoiler-free as possible (as requested), I would like to give my general impressions on the latest (last?) entry in the D-Bag series.


The Good
There are certain expectations when you start to read this story. Expectations that come from reading ALOT of romance novels. I really appreciated that Ms. Ney did not stick to the expected, and those twists really worked for me. I absolutely loved the hero and heroine. Their relationships builds in a fairly believable fas
*ARC provided by the author for an honest review*

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This series is one of my favourite I 've luvd every one. So when I heard that there was goin to be another I was so happy. I was dying to know who we got next and I was super happy. This review is goin to be spoiler free so you have to wait and see how the hero is but I don't think you will be disappointed.

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Anabelle is a brilliant character. She is funny sassy and independent. Being the coaches daughter was never goin to be easy. She
Well, this was a bit disappointing.
Also, I want a continuation of that epilogue from Zeke and Violet's pov.

••• Jan 04
"The last nice guy on campus" as in Elliot? 'Cause yes, please!
Feb 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, favorites, feb-2018

★3 - 3.5 STARS★

With The Coaching Hours our Hero is the Douchebag that never really was. He is not an athlete, and in fact by way of maturity, he has a pretty good head on his shoulders. It differs most in style from the previous books but I enjoyed the twist from the expected.

It’s best described as a friends to lovers romance with an element of coming of age. I really appreciated the bonus injections of fun from some old favourites, and wonder if there may ever be an opportunity to explore t
“Those douchebags need to learn a lesson. And I’m just the girl to teach them.”

I got into this series a little late. Shame on me. Yes, I know! But once I started I was like where has this Sara Ney been all my life? She writes in an uncanny way that makes me feel like she’s writing specifically TO me and FOR me. Yes, her writing is freaking hilarious and emotional and sexy, but there’s just something about it that makes me feel it down to my soul. The characters are ALWAYS INCREDIBLE! The sto
Wil Loves Books!
May 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, audiobook, on-kindle, arc
So um, definitely not my favorite one in the series. And trust me, I love this series. I remember having an ARC of this one and Shannon telling me how much she did not like what was going on while she was reading it so I just skipped it. I’m now revisiting the series through the audios and decided to give it a try. Yep, nope. Shan was right (as always!). While I loved the beginning, the last 30% was awful. A big no 👎🏻 from me.

There’s no wrestler in this story, but the heroine is the coach’s dau
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a really sweet little read. A gorgeous friends-to-lovers story with all of the wit, humour and heartwarming feels that I have come to expect from this author and this series.

Anabelle is a junior in College, and is the daughter of wrestling super-Coach Donnelly. She’s newly moved to Iowa to be closer to her dad, and though he tells his boys that they are to keep their hands off his baby girl, she instantly becomes a target of douchebags looking to score.

When Anabelle learns that she is t
Carmen Rae
I am almost at a loss as to what to say here. There's so much I want to just word vomit all out, but I really think to get the most out of this book you need to go into it as clueless as the rest of us.

So, I will try explaining my feels without any spoilers. First there's no reason not to read this book, there's no triggers, cheating, ow/om drama, nothing.

The writing lived up to the last three books although The Studying Hours is still my all-time favourite they can all be read as standalones i
Yet another solid one from Sara Ney. I didn´t like it as much as I did the other three in the series, but still a good one. It might have been liking the humor factor the others had, I found them a bit more fun. But still a good book.
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’ve been in a HUGE book slump. For what feels like months-but it looks like all I needed was a book about douchebags to cure me. But, in this case, there were no actual douchebags to be had. I’m actually shocked. Completely and utterly shocked. This book didn’t live up to its name and I think that’s a good thing.

Elliot and Anabelle are an unlikely duo. Right from the beginning of this book I didn’t see it coming. Didn’t see “them” coming. There was some back and forth with different boys, ones
Mar 19, 2018 marked it as no-way-jose  ·  review of another edition
It seems like there’s no douchebag “guys” in the book. But the author failed to mention in the blurb that there’s another kind of douchebag: the heroine- the “douchebitch”.
Elle's Book Blog
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
Release Date: February 5, 2018
Genre: New Adult. College Romance.

I read The Coaching Hours in a day as it's a fairly easy read. However, as I was reading I kept asking myself WHY I was reading it when I didn't feeling anything. It seemed like neither of the characters had any chemistry- if they did, it wasn't noticeable to me as a reader- and there really wasn't anything interesting about the characters. The backstory into their lives was severely lacking, the buildup to their romance seemed
Steffi De Ceuster  ♥
I enjoyed this one so much!

There was a little thingy I didn't like near the end, but I can look past it because it isn't horrible.

I enjoy roomie stories so much they are so much fun!

Elliot is an easy and lovely guy to like and love he is so much fun too! Annabelle is such a sweet and amazing girl who is awesome and so much fun too!

I hated Rex and Eric in the previous books as well so that wasn't new, but how dumb can they be?

I enjoyed this very much!
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Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte's, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. ...more

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How to Date a Douchebag (5 books)
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