A little dare never hurt anybody…
I’m ready to rock my senior year. So what if my parents are recently divorced, the captain of the cheerleading team hates me more than tan lines, or that I’ve been forced to wear the school’s smelly mascot costume? Those things I can handle. (Maybe) But if I get to sing my original song at the town’s big centennial event, I’ll be on my way to living the life I’ve always dreamed.
But there’s only one problem:
Collin thinks-he’s-God’s-gift-to-women Preston.
Foster kid. Bad boy. And star quarterback of the Rock Valley High football team.
It’s bad enough that the whole school thinks we made out at a party (Nothing happened. Seriously.), but now I’ve been partnered with Collin to perform at the centennial event. If I get it my way, he’ll drop out and we’ll both forget our near-kiss ever happened.
But Collin and his cocky half-grin aren’t easy to forget.
Neither is the shiver-inducing way he looks at me.
I’ve got to keep my eyes on the prize, but being around Collin might just be the distraction that I need.
Title: Dare You to Kiss the Quarterback
Author: Lacy Andersen
Publication Date: December 26, 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
This book will have you smiling the whole time. Seriously.
There is just something about an enemies-to-lovers, bad boy, quarterback trope that I just love. This book took the best parts of these tropes and presented them on a silver platter. It was cheesy, but not too cheesy. Cliche, but in a way that made me grin. And completely endearing.
Somehting that I loved about this book was that the main characters were doing more than just living their lives and falling in love. They were working on a song for a big celebration. I was a little scared of this being “just another sports romance” so the music aspect was a nice surprise.
As well, I liked the depth to both Audrey and Collin that was shown. They each had family issues and personal challenges to go through in this book. I loved seeing them change and grow and helping each other along the way.
I was sad for a hot second that we didn’t get to know Audrey’s best friends better, but it looks like they’re each going to get their own books in the series. While I would have liked more screen time for them in this book, I can now see why they didn’t get it. This just makes me that much more excited to read the other books in the series now.
Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a sweet, cute, and slow-burn romance between two truly likable characters. I’m so glad there are five books in this series because I want to soak up all the writing by Andersen! Y’all already know I’m a sucker for books like this one so don’t act all surprised.