Title: The Summer Games: Settling the Score
Author: R.S. Grey
Genre: Sports Romance/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 2, 2016
As an Olympic rookie, Andie Foster has spent far more time in her cleats than between the sheets. For 21 years, her Fridaynights have consisted of blocking shots rather than taking them. But now that she's landed in Rio, she's ready to see for herself if the rumors about the Olympic Village are true:
The athletes are all sex-crazed maniacs...
The committee passes out condoms like candy...
The games continue long after the medals have been handed out...
As Andie walks the line between rumor and reality, she's forced into the path of Frederick Archibald, a decorated Olympic swimmer and owner of a sexy British accent—too bad he's unavailable in a way that "it's complicated" doesn't even begin to explain.
In other words: off limits.
It doesn't matter that he has abs that could bring peace to the Middle East and a smile that makes even the Queen blush; Andie fully intends on keeping her focus on the soccer field. But the Village is small. Suffocating. Everywhere Andie goes, Freddie happens to be there—shirtless, wet from the pool, and determined to show her a whole new meaning of the phrase "international affairs".
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Twenty-one-year-old, Andie Foster is in Rio for the Olympics as she competes for gold with her soccer team. She has lived her life dedicated to this sport, but while in Rio, she is determined to let loose and have a little fun. Little did she know her plans would involve meeting the drop dead gorgeous Frederick (Freddie) Archibald. There’s something that draws her to him. Their chemistry is off the charts. But they are both here to win gold. Not each other. But sometimes life doesn’t always go as planned.
“This smile. This is what unwound me. I’m powerless when it comes to this smile.”
Freddie can’t stay away from Andie. No matter how many times she insists, he just can’t listen. He is forbidden. Due to circumstances, he cannot belong to her. And she should be focused on winning, not his English accent, and his abs, and his gorgeous face, and yeah I can go on! The Olympic Village makes it impossible for them to avoid each other. And with every encounter its even more obvious that this thing between them isn’t going anywhere. But love? Love is stubborn and they are about to find out just how much!
“He basically knighted me and I’d tossed my panties at his face like a commoner. Jesus.”
So that line. Ha. This is no ordinary Sports romance. The author sets the bar high. The writing is witty, creative, and simply delightful. The story is fun, sexy, and downright addicting! The way Freddie and Andie meet is unconventional but SO them. The author has this innate ability to put a fresh spin on her romantic comedies and this was no different! Can we just talk about the writing again? It was on point, the storyline addicting, and the characters unforgettable. I laughed until I cried, I fell deeply in love, and I truly enjoyed every moment of reading Freddie and Andie’s story.
“This heart, Andie…” “I want this heart all for myself.”
Despite the amount of times I keeled over laughing (yes even in public—oops!), this story is also romantic. Freddie is seriously one of the most swoonworthy characters this author has ever written. His words, his actions, he simply breathes love and adoration for Andie. Through the highs and lows of this story, through the obstacles, and lies, one thing always remains. And that is love. Love is about risk. Giving someone the ability to hurt you, but expecting them not to. Their whirlwind romance was definitely worth that fall.
“His struggles were mine. My triumphs were his.”
The Summer Games: Settling The Score is a must read. Whether you enjoy sports romance or not, you WILL now. This fun, light hearted and sexy romance will leave you wanting to be besties with this group. I am excited for what’s to come as the series continues.
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