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.
THE TROUBLE WITH QUARTERBACKS is a hilarious romance about unlikely love found between a British preschool teacher and the professional quarterback who sweeps her off her feet.
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Rachel is back with another fun rom-com! Despite the title, this one doesn’t feel all that sports oriented. Sure, they mention football, but we don’t really see any of it until the very end.
Logan was a good love interest, overall. I’m not a big fan of the possessive/controlling personalities that often come along with male love interests, but for the most part he was still pretty sweet. The interactions between him and his nephew, Briggs, were very sweet, and I loved their dynamic together. I would’ve liked to see some interaction between Candace, Logan, and Logan’s sister, aka Briggs’s mom. I think their personalities would have made for an interesting scene.
Candace’s best friends, Yasmine and Kat, were very rambunctious, confident girls. They definitely kept each other on their toes! Towards the end of the book, when they each got boyfriends, it seemed a bit strange that they would desert Candace to go hang out with them instead of staying to take care of/spend time with her (you’ll have to read the book to find out which part I’m talking about). Still, they were good additions to the story.
Overall, Rachel has a really nice writing style that’s easy to read, and easy to get sucked in to the story. If you like easy-to-read new adult rom-coms, you’ll like this one! The characters are in their early/mid twenties. As with all of Rachel’s books, I recommend them for older teen + readers due to the sexual content.
Huge thanks to Rachel for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review!
The Trouble With Quarterbacks releases tomorrow, August 6!