Top 5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Elliot and Peggy
Oooh! There are so many reasons. I’m thrilled be here to narrow it down to five!
1. Peggy doesn’t take Elliott’s sh*t. Elliott is a local legend, college football coach and scares everyone. He uses his intimidating façade to keep people—even his players—at a distance, but Peggy refuses to be cowed. She sees right through him and I love her for it. Spoiler: so does Elliott.
2. Elliott’s relationship with his pre-teen daughter, Alice. It’s the kind of relationship two adult roommates have, but there is an underlying love and respect that grows throughout the book. Which is a direct result of…
3. Peggy’s relationship with Elliott’s daughter, Alice. Alice needs help running lines for a school play and Peggy takes on the roll of acting coach with the kind of flare only she could pull off.
4. Peggy’s optimism versus Elliott’s pessimism. It’s kind of an amazing thing watching two vastly different kinds of people meet somewhere in the middle. Or pull and argue with one another until they meet at a happy medium, rather. There is so much growth between these characters throughout the book and Peggy’s unrelenting optimism is what guides them there.
5. Elliott’s hidden romantic streak. On the outside, he’s the gruff, no nonsense football coach of legend, but when Elliott turns on the romance? Look out. I’ve been calling this the best grovel I’ve ever written and I totally stand by that! Elliott has some fancy footwork to do!