Monday, May 2, 2016

Release Day: The Summer Games by R.S. Grey

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".

4.5 Stars
Review by Lisa Kane

What could be sexier than a hot, British swimming competing in the Summer Olympics? Frederick Archibald is a legend-fabulous medal winning swimmer, gorgeous and he's even royalty! Andie Foster is competing in her first Olympic games as the goalie for the U.S. Women's Soccer team. She's been so busy competing that she's hardly had a chance to stir up a little trouble. She's lived by the rules for years, but this is the Olympics not to mention Brazil! She's determined to let her hair down and live it up.

This Freddie? The sight of him begged a rousing "good heavens" with a polite undertone of "new pair of panties, please".

A chance meeting between Andie and Freddie at a party leads to these two sparking up the night! Andie's teammates-Kinsley and Becca are determined to keep her grounded while Andie is equally determined to have fun. That's one of the cool things about this story-Kinsley, her husband Liam Wilder and Becca were all in Scoring Wilder. I loved that book and this one captures lightning in a bottle once again.

Andie is falling for charismatic Freddie and he in turn is falling just as hard. But there is more to his life than swimming and he is committed elsewhere. But he wants more from his life than just the superficial fame and glory and he wants Andie. But can Andie be his?

She wasn't mine and she never would be; I knew that and I felt that every time she was around me. That's why I was territorial, but I was also careful, because Andie was a wisp of smoke; if I tried to grasp her too tightly, she would slip through my fingers. My only hope was to keep the fire burning. 

This story has steam and wit and lots of angst. There is an evil witch who is smarter than the average bear Boo Boo and her scheming knows no boundaries. Can sweet Andie defeat the Nasty One? Can Freddie settle down with one woman?

She was the reason I wanted more and if I told her that I was scared she'd fight it, saying a month wasn't long enough time to fall in love, but I was in love. 

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.

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