Settling The Score (The Summer Games #1)
Author: R.S. Grey
Publication Date: May 2, 2017
Source: Author via Southern Belle Promotions
As an Olympic rookie, Andie Foster has spent far more time in her cleats than between the sheets. For 21 years, her Friday nights 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".
What I loved about this was I felt transported to Rio. I felt like I was in the pool with Freddie or on the field with Andie. The comic relief that Kinsley and Becca, Andie’s roommates and mentors, provided was refreshing. And if you’ve read R.S. Grey’s Scoring Wilder, it was amazing to see the return of these characters. Another plus was all the unresolved sexual tension that eventually comes to a head. R.S. Grey doesn’t drown you in the smut but she weaves things in such a tasteful way that makes you feel you’ve read the filthiest thing ever. The first kiss between Andie and Freddie?! Beautiful and steamy.
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.