REVIEW – OUT OF BOUNDS (The Summer Games, #2) by R.S. Grey

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

I despise Erik Winter.

He’s arrogant and cruel—a man I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy—and by some twisted turn of fate, he’s my new Olympic gymnastics coach.

I’ve had to contend with gruff coaches in the past, but Erik is far worse. His stern demeanor complements a body built for intimidation, and his reprimands come from a mouth so cunning, I know it could strip me of my defenses—if I let it.

Though each of us would love to be rid of the other forever, we are bound to each other by need and necessity. I’m his rising star, his best shot at proving himself to his critics. And without a coach, I have zero chance of winning gold in Rio.

The easiest way forward would be to wave a white flag and make peace with the man I’ll be sharing close quarters with for the foreseeable future, but he is intent on war.

Fine. By. Me.

If he pushes me, I’ll push back harder. If he wants to test me, to play with my head, I’ll show him just how many boundaries I’m willing to cross. Because I know it’s not a choice between winning or warring—not if you can have them both. At the end of it all, I plan on leaving Rio with gold around my neck and his icy heart in the palm of my hand.

*****Mel’s Review*****

5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Brie Watson is s 20 yr. old Olympic gymnast for the U.S. women’s gymnastics team. She lives in Texas & has been doing gymnastics full time since she was 14. She wants to win the gold to provide a better life for herself & her mother. This is her first time at the Olympics & she’s eager to prove herself.

Brie is planning to train in Austin for the next month before heading to Rio de Janeiro for the games. Suddenly Team USA’s coach for the last 30 yrs. has to take medical leave, & his ex-gymnast son is going to fill in as head coach. This means Brie has to head to Seattle & train at his gym Seattle Flyers.

Brie arrives at Coach Erik Winters home, where she will be staying for the next few weeks. They get off to a rocky start from the beginning. First off she was expecting the usual coach in his 50’s, not a 29 yr. old gorgeous, arrogant jerk. Erik and Brie clash from day one. She’s usually mild-mannered, but he brings out the feisty headstrong side of her. She stood up to him when nobody else would. They were constantly sparring, & the sexual tension continued to build. The fighting began to be a turn on to both of them.

One issue is they were too similar. Brie was seriously lusting over her hot coach but tried to act like he didn’t phase her when truly she was so affected anytime he even entered a room. She craved his attention and his touch. They both tried to focus on training, but eventually, their desire for one another becomes out of control. Soon they are completely consumed by each other.

-“You have a way of crawling under my skin like no other man ever has before.”

-She was fierce; she wanted to be seen, and not just for her gymnastic skills. No, she wanted to be desired. Coveted. Craved. Had anyone ever touched her the way she wanted to be touched?

-Deep down, I knew we were a perfect fit.

As Brie begins seeing glimpses of a softer side to Erik, she starts falling harder for him. They both realize they’ve met their match in one another, & that they have something real together. They have to decide if it’s enough to try for something more, or if they will walk away from each other when the games are over and they leave Rio.

I loved this book so much! I liked the whole forbidden romance aspect, & thought Erik was hot as hell! I love this series & can’t wait for another Summer Games romance! :))

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