I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
“When I was with him, there were no consequences.”
Scoring Wilder was THE book of the Summer for me. I did not put that book down once. Not one time! It was the perfect mix of sweet, sexy, and funny. I loved every single minute of it!
Freshman Kinsley Bryant is new to her college soccer team. She has hopes and dreams of someday making it to the Olympics. Yes. She is THAT good. Her love life? Not so much. With her not so great past with men, she is almost ready to swear off men for good. Until Liam Wilder. Liam is pretty much sex on a stick. Known for being a bad boy and womanizer, Liam also plays professional soccer. From the moment he meets Kinsley, his world stops. But there’s a small (BIG!) catch. He’s her coach. A relationship with him beyond soccer player and coach is absolutely forbidden. Kinsley knows that her main focus should be soccer and getting into the Olympics tryouts. Liam knows that he needs to be the soccer team’s coach to put his image back into good graces. He knows what a relationship with Kinsley would do to her image and to hers. But as we all know the heart never listens to the brain. Stupid heart.
“He was the northern star. I had no choice but to become enveloped in his brightness and let it coax me toward him. Wanting him was an unconscious impulse, like taking my next breath.”
The connection between Kinsley and Liam is undeniable and incomparable. Finally a hero and heroine with genuine chemistry! It was so much fun getting to know them. To watch them fall irrevocably and hopelessly in love. As much as they try to fight their desires, the pull between them is too strong. They know the consequences of their relationship, but what does the heart know about that? Absolutely nothing. The heart only sees love and desire. Love goes where it belongs, no matter the circumstances. No matter the boundaries.
As I write this review, I am still reeling over Scoring Wilder. It has been a very long time where I found myself completely lost in the story. Real life was put on hold indefinitely until I finished. It was funny, it was quirky, it was genius! I laughed. (SO HARD!) I swooned. I absolutely could not get enough. Every single character added depth to the story. The banter, the wit, the dialogue was just amazing. It was also quite sexy. Liam Wilder. He is beyond words. You feel his inner struggle with his feelings over Kinsley. You want nothing more than to root for him. To root for his happiness. It seems like he has always been coaxing through life. Until Kinsley. With her, he is living.
Scoring Wilder was such an amazing and refreshing read! It was flawlessly written. It was so different than the angst and drama filled romance stories lately. It was SO much more than that! It didn’t need any extra drama or angst to build up the story. THAT is how good it was. It reminds us that your heart will always want whomever it desires. That love isn’t easy, but SO worth it. Take risks. Take chances. Love waits for nothing. I am such a huge fan of this author. This story has shown me how multi faceted she is with her writing. That she can make you laugh until it hurts or make you FEEL until its so hard to breathe. If you are a fan of this author, Scoring Wilder is a must! And if you are not, it is time to rectify that problem. She is not an author to be missing out on.
I am a lover of books, chocolate, good TV, metaphors and similes, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things... everyday.
I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors are Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm a comedy geek and love all things "funny". Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.
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