REVIEW – SETTLING THE SCORE (The Summer Games, #1) by R.S. Grey

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SYNOPSIS:

From the USA TODAY Bestselling author of Scoring Wilder, comes a sexy new standalone novel.

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”.

Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

*****Mel’s Review*****

5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Andie Foster is a 21 yr. old woman from Vermont. She moves to L.A. to train for the Olympics. Andie is the goalkeeper for USA’s women’s national soccer team. She takes being an athlete seriously. She has dedicated her life to the sport she loves & had made the necessary sacrifices. This means she hardly has a social life outside of her teammates & preparing to compete on an Olympic level leaves very little time for dating. It’s been months since she’s been with a man, so she’s looking forward to the Olympic games that’s going to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She’s heard the gossip that there are plenty of hook ups at the Olympic village. Andie hasn’t ever been much into partying, but she’s excited to finally have some fun. She’s decided since she’ll be in Rio for about a month, she isn’t going to waste this experience. She’s going to make some memories she’ll never forget!

Andie arrives in Rio ready to win gold for Team USA & also ready to mingle & see what excitement she can find in the village. Her first day there she crosses paths with a sexy swimmer for Great Britain who already has multiple gold medals & is back for his 3rd games. His name is Frederick Archibald & every woman at the games is hot for Freddie. She soon learns this British hottie is unavailable & complicated. She decides he’s off limits to her, but then continues to run into him everywhere she turns.

She gave up on a love life to play soccer on a professional level, so she gives herself a pep talk that she needs to stay away from beautiful men with sexy British accents & just focus on soccer & the games. As Freddie becomes totally enchanted & intrigued with Andie, he pursues her & it gets harder to stay away from him. They become closer and a friendship develops & eventually it turns into so much more. With Andie living in L.A. & Freddie’s life being in London, they have to decide what they are going to do with these feelings they have for one another. Add family drama into the mix & you get plenty of angst. I really loved this book! It was my first I’ve read by this author & now I need to find time to binge read all her other books. I have seriously been missing out! R.S. Grey’s writing is fabulous! Sexy, full of humor & captured my attention from the start. I can’t wait to read more in this series. I really hope we get a book for Thom & Georgie too! 😀

-Andie lit me on fire.

-“This heart, Andie…”

-“I want this heart all for myself.”

-“This smile.”

-“I’m powerless when it comes to this smile.”

-“You’re the one I want. You.”

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