The Trouble With Quarterbacks Read online R.S. Grey

Categories Genre: Funny, New Adult, Romance, Sports Tags Authors:
Total pages in book: 103
Estimated words: 99282 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 496(@200wpm)___ 397(@250wpm)___ 331(@300wpm)
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The Trouble With Quarterbacks

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R.S. Grey

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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.
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R.S. Grey



Chapter One

Candace

Oh, this feeling is decadent.

Sinful.

My hands dip back into the warm water.

My eyelids flutter closed, and the soothing sound of island music serenades me from all sides. I’m wearing an exotic lei. Oh dear, is that a handsome bloke walking my way down the beach? Tall and strapping? He’s got a coconut drink in his hand, complete with a little paper umbrella. For me?

How did I get so lucky?

An ocean breeze rustles my hair as the handsome man steps closer—and then a screech pierces the air.

Reality is a knife, slicing through the center of my blissful daydream.

“Ms. Candace! Mika just BIT ME!”

“Did not!”

My private island is stripped away as I blink my eyes open again. Ah yes, my preschool classroom. I look down at the soggy pair of poo-stained trousers I’m trying fruitlessly to rinse in the sink. There is no tropical music or ocean breeze, but there are catchy toddler tunes playing incessantly over the speakers, as well as a portable fan propped up on the counter to assist in drying this morning’s finger paintings.

I’m not on a beach; I’m on the Upper East Side.

There is no man walking toward me in the buff, kicking up sand. There hasn’t been a man for many, many moons. I wouldn’t be surprised to find I’ve forgotten which hole the penis goes in. There? NO.

Mika and Tinsley have come to join me by the sink to plead their sides of the argument.

Tinsley was playing with my toy! And I wanted it back!

He bit me!

I’ve heard this story a thousand bloody times. I know how it ends.

I leave the pooey trousers to soak in the warm water (though I know it’d be best to just incinerate them), dry my hands, and crouch between the two warring toddlers.

I’m very good at my job. I have a special touch with children, like Tinkerbell or one of the Muppets. I check Tinsley’s arms for teeth marks, and fortunately, there’s nothing much to see. I still give her a little mermaid-shaped ice pack and a big hug then force out a meek apology from Mika. Once that’s done, I draft an incident report and tack it to the outside of my door for an assistant to take to the headmistress.

The two tots hug and walk off holding hands, best pals once again.

I place my hands on my hips and peruse my classroom. Right now, the children are having free play, or as this snazzy preschool insists on calling it, “interpretive creative time”, but a quick glance at the clock tells me we’re five minutes late for our science lesson. That’s right—the parents of The Day School expect their wee children to get a real education here, not just search for boogies and mutilate Play-Doh all day.

As such, I spent ten hours of my own time over the last few days constructing a blown-up version of an atom out of papier-mâché. It’s so beautiful I could take it down to a trendy gallery in SoHo and they’d probably be able to sell it to some loaded art collector for more than my annual salary.

I’m meant to teach the toddlers what protons, neutrons, and electrons are. It’s my planned lesson for the day. A few months ago, I would have laughed at this concept. Preschoolers learning about atoms?! What about colors and letters? Ha ha ha. No. These kids already know all of that. If put to the test, they probably know more than me. I shudder at the thought. Best to keep them thinking I’m the one in charge here.

“One, two, three! Eyes on me!” I singsong. The toddlers listen quickly, loving the game. “Toys down! Hands up!” Several pairs of hands shoot up into the air, fingers wiggling with glee. “Time to pause our play and gather round the circle table. We’ve got an important science lesson to learn today.”

The Day School is the premier learning center on the Upper East Side. Parents put their children on our waitlist when they’re little more than zygotes. There is nothing they won’t do to ensure their child earns a spot here. There is no behavior too extreme. They’ve camped out on the sidewalk the night before registration day. They’ve hired private investigators to tail our headmistress. They’ve sent lavish gifts to bribe their way in. (This particular tactic I happen to really love. Please send more cookie bouquets! You won’t hear complaints from me!)

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