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”.
As every book I’ve read by author R.S. Grey, this one makes you laugh, and as is the case with Scoring Wilder, I did it out loud. If you loved Kinsley and Becca’s antics, you will be happy to know they are back (Liam too!), and although they are older, not less themselves. In this book with meet Andie, a rookie whom I loved because she was a bit of the others but also her own person, pair her with Frederick, a veteran swimmer and you have a hot, fun, Olympic pair.
Obviously, as I have mentioned, I enjoyed laughing with them and how refreshing Andie was, although a bit stubborn at times. In most of Rachel’s book I loved how the main characters go straight to the point, and with any book we always have complications, but I enjoy when the two main characters are on the same page and know it. It wasn’t always, but it happened so the issues were not about them hiding stuff of not being clear with each other and that is something I always like in a book when the other stuff is not necessary.
Freddie *sigh* yes, he was very likeable, and as you read you find some things about him that could make him otherwise, but no, he was a dream. The setting of the book was good too, because in this case we find them IN the games, not trying to get to them as we read with Kinsley, so although sport related, it was really different from Scoring Wilder.
Some parts I found a bit dramatic, but then I had a conversation with myself (it’s a thing, I’m sure you do it too while reading) and realized that when you through some type of people into the mix (won’t say which type since it could be consider a minor spoiler), it’s bound to happen.
There was not a part where I wanted to through the kindle against the wall with frustration so that is always a win in my book (pun not intended).
Its an entertaining read, with amazing secondary characters (seriously, I want Georgie’s book!), as I have come to expect from this author, with a bit of everything. We have humor (a lot of it), we have some dramas and holding-your-breath moments too, and of course, we have an amazing conclusion to the story with an epilogue that had me smiling huge while reading it.
It’s always bittersweet to finish a book you enjoy, but I look forward to next from her.
I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, 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 include 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.