The QB Bad Boy and Me

The QB Bad Boy and Me

by Tay Marley


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Reluctant cheerleader Dallas Bryan has a problem on her hands—and his name is Drayton Lahey.

Ever since the hot star quarterback of the high school football team hit her car with his motorcycle, he has the annoying ability to get under her skin, making Dallas think about Drayton way more than she should . . . in all the ways that she shouldn't.

But Dallas has one goal—to pursue her dance-school dreams in in California—and no one, not even a hard-bodied, green-eyed football god, will stop her. As the tension between Drayton and Dallas grows thicker, the lines are getting blurred, and all she wants is to come undone under his touch.

But this thing between Dallas and Drayton could cost her her dreams . . . if he doesn't break her heart first.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780993689949
Publisher: Wattpad Books
Publication date: 08/13/2019
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 32,381
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Tay Marley wears many hats: bibliophile, entrepreneur, wife, mother, and featured Wattpad author. Her whirlwind journey on Wattpad began in 2017 and led to one hundred thousand dedicated followers, a five-part series, and three stand-alone books, including her breakout story, The QB Bad Boy and Me, which have amassed over forty-one million reads. She resides in New Zealand with her husband. When she isn’t writing about confident women and their love interests, she’s teaching her three small children how to be the leads in their own epic tales.

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The QB Bad Boy and Me 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
LynnLTX 3 months ago
Dallas Bryan has one goal in mind which is to attend CalArts to study dance. Being a cheerleader was her only option as her school does not have a dance team. When the hottie football quarterback, Drayton Lahey, sets his sights on Dallas, she is not amused or inclined to play his off the field games. Drayton and Dallas spend their senior semester sending mixed signals to each other; however, they are both more attracted than either is willing to admit. Dallas and Dray each have tragic family circumstances causing them to be careful in relationships. With the pressures of high school and getting into desired colleges, they are focused on the future and senior year activities. Dallas and Dray seem level headed and serious for their age, but that does not preclude their indulging in random physical relationships and the heavy drinking that has gotten to be very common for high school students. For YA readers, this story will most likely be a good read as Dallas and Dray are both likeable. The whole culture of drinking until drunk or passing out vibe may be prevalent in the real world; however, I am not of fan of that lifestyle for the main characters or their friends. These amazingly talented, intelligent young people put so much at risk in order to “have a good time.” It would be refreshing to see a story where characters eschew that behavior though there is a point here where Dallas and Dray rethink some of their previous choices.
FS_Meurinne 12 days ago
I enjoyed this quick fun read, I love sport romance and this teen romance was very sweet. Drayton and Dallas story, the QB bad boy and the girl that had been through everything. Their relationship is sweet and swoony. The secondary characters Gabby and Josh where a wonderful addon. Great read for a weekend to remember high school romance.
inabookdaze 26 days ago
My request on NetGalley was approved by the publisher, so thank you Wattpad Books! The QB Bad Boy and Me by Tay Marley My Rating: 4 / 5 Heads up, this review is going to be 100% biased because this book is one of all-time favorite Wattpad books and I'm just so happy it's being published! When I heard that this book was being published by the Wattpad official publishing company, I was ecstatic! This book was one of those books that I keep finding myself rereading on Wattpad especially my favorite cute scenes between Drayton and Dallas. Even though I'm a fan of the original Wattpad version, I enjoy this edited and polished version a lot more! Tay decided to change some scenes from the original and made it into scenes that are so much meaningful and I truly love every piece of it. I also find that Drayton is not as crude as he was in the original version, which did put me off a little bit. As unfiltered as he is, I really enjoyed his character and this particular characteristic didn't show up as much in this published one as it did in the Wattpad one. Nevertheless, I still really enjoyed reading about his character. Considering I wasn't as critical as I usual am while I was reading this, I didn't really see any major issues about the story. But there were still a few flaws I found while reading this edited version. One of them being the side characters. In my opinion, a few of them were quite forgettable but they didn't really play a huge role in the story, so it wasn't really a big deal. The second thing is that Dallas keeps saying how handsome or gorgeous Drayton is every time she sees him, which I find to be very repetitive and annoying. But other than these two, I really did enjoy reading this story. I would say this book is definitely not for everyone, especially to those people who are critical readers. This book is a feel good book that you can read or reread anytime you need a mood lifter especially if you're a big fan of the Teen Fiction section on Wattpad. My love for this book has definitely evolved a lot more as Tay decided to continue writing in this world on Wattpad, and I am so happy that to have a physical copy of one of her books once The QB Bad Boy and Me comes out!
Anonymous 3 months ago
What a great read. The Book started a bit crazy for me with Drayton and Dallas being so wishy washy with their feelings, but that is also how great love stories happen. I was saddened to hear about Drayton’s sister but was excited that he had so many layers like an onion LOL. I’m so glad Drayton followed his heart and not in his fathers foot steps, you should always be true to yourself.
13835877 3 months ago
The QB Bad Boy and Me is a really cute teen romance. I could easily see this being made into a Freeform or CW TV series. There were some parts that seemed drug out or a little rough, but overall, I really enjoyed Drayton and Dallas's story. Drayton is my favorite type of hero. Cocky. Sarcastic. Protective. Big Hearted. Sweet. And Dallas is my favorite type of heroine. Independent. Fierce. Loyal. Strong. The QB Bad Boy and Me also has fun and real supporting characters. Gabby, Josh, Nathan. All of them made this story feel well rounded and honest. If you're a fan of teen romances and easy reads, then this may be your type of book. I voluntarily received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
sincerelykarenjo 3 months ago
The QB Bad Boy and Me by Tay Marley is an adorable, funny, and heartwarming YA contemporary romance. I loved every moment until the very end and cannot stop swooning over Drayton and Dallas. So absolutely smitten with this book! It’s such a cute teen romance perfect for anyone looking for that wonderfully sweet make your heart skip a beat feeling of being young and in love for the first time. The plot is simple and quite predictable – a popular quarterback and sassy cheerleader falling for each other in their last year of high school as they both deal with choosing a college, family drama, and new experiences. I’ve read many books with similar storylines, but this honestly caught me off guard. I didn’t expect to love it as much as I do and become so addicted to the story and characters that I never wanted it to end. I enjoyed the humor, the friendships, the family dynamics, the serious parts, the endearing moments, and every single scene that managed to touch my heart. Marley penned a fantastic love story that’s not only charming and fun, but also effortlessly believable, relatable, and affecting. This book had me enthralled from start to finish and I loved it all. I love the characters in this book. They’re likable, interesting, and just wonderful on their own ways. Gabby and Josh are so precious together and such great friends to Dallas and Drayton. I liked their romance too. It’s cute and swoony. I love that Gabby is a hopeless romantic. Definitely saw a little bit of myself in her. I’m not too fond of Nathan, but I don’t dislike him. Dallas and Drayton are made for each other and I wholeheartedly cheered them on! They’re both such strong, independent and quite stubborn individuals, but I love that deep down, they’re actually very sweet, caring, and loving people. Dallas is my kind of girl – she’s fierce, determined, and not afraid to say what’s on her mind. Drayton is such a softie at heart. I love how protective he can be… even though he is a bit too much sometimes, his intentions are good. I love them as they are and totally adore them as a couple. Their chemistry is absolutely delicious and filled with moments that have all the FEELS. The sexual tension between them is wild and undeniably palpable. I loved their playful bantering, their flirting, their sarcasm, and their sense of humor. Their relationship is just so amazing and had me swooning the entire time. It’s realistic, relatable and feels genuine. I definitely have a new favorite OTP and Drayton and Dallas are just so darn perfect and cute together. This story is irresistibly charming, well-written, and refreshing. There are quite a few cheesy moments and some that are a bit cliched, but I’m not complaining. I smiled, laughed, swooned, and even cried a little. The characters are likable, the plot is engaging and emotional, and the romance is utterly swoon-worthy and adorable. I really love this book and if I could change anything at all, I wouldn’t… well, except maybe doing a dual POV. I just really want to get into Drayton’s head and know everything he’s thinking and feeling. This book is so good and I’m definitely excited to read more from Tay Marley. I wasn’t familiar with this story when it was on Wattpad, but The QB Bad Boy and Me has stolen a piece of my heart. It’s truly a delightful, entertaining, and touching read and I cannot recommend it enough. I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. All thoughts, feels and swoons
Anonymous 3 months ago
I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I love it! Sweet story and very easy to read. Ideal for the summer. You will adore the characters! And it will make you miss high school times. Give it a try.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I received a copy from NetGalley for a honest review. 4 1/2 stars Every now and then I love a good Y/A book filled with teenage angst and drama and Tay Marley's new book The QB Bad Boy and Me. So this story is about Dallas a cheerleader who is only a cheerleader because her school has no dance program and Dray, who starts out being a jerk but we quickly see that that's just a persona he uses to hide the softer side of him. I love how Dallas calls him out on his being a jerk and how Dray helps Dallas live more. Lots of tension and heat between these two but also quite a bit of maturity. It was interesting to see someone the stuff that goes on in the teenage world, boy has the world changed since I was a teenager. This was definitely fun read and good one to enjoy teen angst.
bahh27 3 months ago
I received a free copy of this ebook from the Netgalley program in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed this book. The characters were likable and the story was a cute but clean romance. There is a bit of swearing, innuendos, and teenage boy-style sex jokes, but nothing alarming. This is the perfect summer read, and I will be checking out more of Tay Marley's books.
kozbisa 3 months ago
Rating: 3.5 Stars Dallas was determined to escape her hometown and was just biding time until graduation. She kept most people at arm's length, and would rather swipe right when she had "an itch" than invest any time or energy into a long term relationship. All that changed, when Drayton came crashing into her life. I really enjoyed getting to know Drayton and Dallas. They seemed mismatched on paper, but as I delved further into their backstories, I learned that they both experienced profound loss, which had a lasting effect on any relationships they formed. I will tell you right now, learning what happened to Drayton's family broke my heart in half. Dallas' backstory wasn't any less heart wrenching, and I liked that Marely had both characters reflect on those losses and address them head on. This story wasn't a downer though. It was actually quite fun. I had the opportunity to join Dallas and Drayton for a lot of parties, a dance, football games, motorcycle rides, and quite a few unapproved excursions. Essentially, I did a lot of standard teen things with them, and I loved seeing their tension and attraction blossom into more. Lots of fun, a great romantic pairing, fabulous backstories, low drama with the conflict coming from outside the characters -- so many things I love, but I felt like there were parts of the story that could have been trimmed. It's a pet peeve of mine, when authors make books longer than they need to be with elements that don't advance the plot. It's not that those parts were terrible, it's just that they were not necessary, and I think maybe that was what kept me from rating this higher. There are things I would have liked more of. I would have liked the relationship between Dallas and her bother to have been explored more deeply, because I enjoyed their bond. I also would have loved to have spent more than one chapter in Drayton's head. Though he was fairly forthright, at times, I yearned for more of his point of view. Final impressions go a long way with me, and the ending was super strong. Marely made some interesting choices, AND she gave me an epilogue. Not only did I get my precious epilogue, but I am happy to say, it was a jump-ahead epilogue. That's my catnip right there. Needless to say, I was left in a really good place. Overall: This book was amusing, fun, sweet, touching, and emotional. I found myself very invested in Dallas and Drayton's futures and will definitely read future books by this author.