Trouble with Quarterbacks by R.S. Grey
CANDACE: KAT & YASMINE! DO NOT DALLY! Come straight home after work. Kat, don’t take the long route from the subway station just so you can pass by Cute Hot Dog Guy. This is important!
I’ve had THE BEST DAY. You won’t believe it. There I was in my preschool classroom, washing a bit of poo out of some soggy trousers, when this absolute babe came to collect his nephew from my class.
Truthfully, I thought I’d blacked out for a moment when I first saw him. He was a proper hunk with glorious brown hair, quite tall, and he had these arms. Are muscly arms supposed to turn me on? I’m panting just thinking about them.
Anyway, he told me he’s a professional foosball player. At least, I think that’s what he said. The tots can get quite loud near pick-up time.
YASMINE: Foosball? What are you on about? Have you gone mad?
KAT: Oh sod off. So what if I like to have a good look at Hot Dog Guy’s arse on my trek home after a hard day’s work? It’s called self-care.
CANDACE: Kat, you’re hopeless. Yasmine, yes—foosball! I suppose it’s a big thing over here in the States? We must investigate and learn everything we can.
By the way, he’s called Logan.
Logan + Candace. I think that sounds quite nice! I can hear the wedding bells now. Dum dum da-dum.
YASMINE: Oh good grief. I suppose we can do some snooping when I get home. I’ll grab wine on my way.
KAT: I’ll grab hot dogs.
This book was hilarious and that is one of the reasons I gave it 3.5 stars instead of 3. Candace was funny and raw and all though monologue actually left me laughing out loud sometimes. I really enjoy R.S. Grey’s books. She is listed in My Go To Authors post and I am pretty sure I have read them all. That being said, I was disappointed by this one compared to her others. I usually feel she does a really good job building the romance between characters, but I didn’t feel it with this one really.
There were also a couple subplot points that I didn’t like. First being the whole expensive dress situation. I will proceed with as few details as possible to get my point across so don’t worry too much about spoilers. I get that is was suppose to be humorous and a bit self deprecating but come on! If I was as hard up for cash as Candace is, as with most people who live in New York there is no way I could have just forked over money for that. It also isn’t thought out, was she going to live in it? Once you read the story, my comments will make much more sense haha.
This next point is a bit more of a spoiler so please skip with paragraph if you are not into that thing ….. All of Candace’s friends end up dating Logan’s friends. Come on! Let’s get passed this trope and write meaningful stories for the friends and side characters thank you very much.
This review sounds really negative, but overall the book was written well, it may just not be my cup of tea (eh, get it? Because the main character is British? lol). I encourage everyone to read this and form their own opinions. However, if you want some really good R.S. Grey Books, I recommend The Foxe and the Hound, Doctor Dearest, and Arrogant Devil. The Trouble with Quarterbacks (and all Grey’s books) is available on Kindle Unlimited. Let me know what you guys think! Stay tuned for more reviews and book related posts.