After I recently read the dark romance story “Lord of London Town” by Tillie Cole, it was time for a little contrast program afterwards. So I decided to do some romantic comedy and started reading “The Trouble with Quarterbacks” by R.S. Grey. The fact that this is also sports romance was an additional plus. Before I give you my short book review, here is the blurb (Link to Goodreads):
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.
Honestly, this was such a fun read and exactly what I needed after reading dark romance. Both our main characters, Candace (british pre-school teacher) and Logan (professional football player)are so sweet, I fell instantly in love with them. And let me tell you, Candace is hilarious, she has almost no filter and her british slang was so cool. Her two roomates and best friends don’t disappoint either. These girls make the story so lively and wonderfully entertaining. Logan is a great hero too, but honestly in this book Candace is the one!
If you are looking for some entertaining and light reading, then I can only recommend this book. I have already read several books by R.S. Grey and this won’t be my last. All in all, four stars for “The Trouble with Quarterbacks” and a clear recommendation to read it!