[REVIEW] “Rule #1 You Can’t Date The Coach’s Daughter” By: Anne-Marie Meyer

Official Synopsis:

If only my heart understood the rules, I wouldn’t have fallen for Tyson Blake. Stupid heart.

There are two types of people in high school: the ones that you can date and the ones you can’t. Unfortunately for me, I’m the latter. Even though I’m around hot football players every afternoon, they are not allowed to date me. If they even come close to flirting, my dad, Coach “The Boss” Davis, makes them run laps around the field until they puke.

Nothing scares off a boy more than the threat of physical pain.

Not only has he forbidden me to date anyone at all, he’s even made me the football team’s water girl so that he can keep tabs on me. Apparently, over protective dad is a fabulous guy deterrent. Outdoor shops should find a way to bottle it and sell it. They’d make a killing.

What Dad doesn’t know is that I spend every last second of those two blissful hours of practice in the scorching California heat, staring at Tyson Blake. He is the epitome of perfection in a six-foot-two, incredibly toned, smells-good-even-when-he-sweats, senior body. And when he smiles, angels sing. Literally.

And Dad hates him.

It feels a bit cliche to say I fell for the one guy that would send Dad’s already high blood pressure over the the top. But it’s true. There’s something about Tyson. Something he’s trying to hide. But I can see through his cocky persona and I know there’s something more.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Review:

This is a cute high school contemporary novel, great for readers to love reading about sports! Tyson is a football player, but the book isn’t really about football, it’s about Destiny (aka Tiny) and how she navigates first love and family. It’s a forbidden romance, which I love reading, so if you do as well, you’ll like this book!

I read this book as an ebook through KindleUnlimited. It’s cool that Kindle gives you about how long the book will take you to read. This one took me less than 3 hours to read.

Tiny was a good main character. I don’t mind cliche stories, but I love it when the characters acknowledge their own lives, when they take a step back to say “What am I doing?” which is something that Tiny does a few times when she’s falling for Tyson. I also loved the nickname that she gave him in her phone, “Chicken,” because of chicken nuggets. We were all thinking it, so it was a nice touch to include it as a little joke in the story.

Tiny was a nice, relatable character. Both her and Tyson had complicated relationships with their parents, and it was interesting to see how they handled their own relationship with each other both the same and differently based on their past personal experiences where they observed romance in regards to their parents. Tyson was a good love interest, and I really liked the relationship that he had with his little sister, Cori. The falling out(s) that Tiny and Tyson had were healthy–and by that, I mean it wasn’t some sort of cheating scandal where one of them was an awful person, and then when the other forgave them, as a reader you’re left with a bitter taste in your mouth. This book wasn’t like that, which is great!

There were a few tiny discrepancies throughout the book, but nothing major. I liked all of the side characters, too, like Tiny’s Chemistry teacher Ms. Swallow, Tiny’s Dad, and her best friend Rebecca. There was a line where Tiny thinks that she let out a breath she didn’t know she was holding, which I found hilarious, given the meme that was circulating around Twitter towards the end of 2018.

Overall, this is a sweet, cute, contemporary high school romance, and I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a fun quick read! Fans of Lindsey Summers’s “Textrovert” will enjoy it, just like I did!

Stay tuned for the playlist, which will be out on Friday!

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