Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: 17 June 2014
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
With Olympic tryouts on the horizon, the last thing nineteen-year-old Kinsley Bryant needs to add to her plate is Liam Wilder. He's a professional soccer player, America's favorite bad-boy, and has all the qualities of a skilled panty-dropper.
• A face that makes girls weep – check.
• Abs that can shred Parmesan cheese (the expensive kind) – check.
• Enough confidence to shift the earth’s gravitational pull – double check.
Not to mention Liam is strictly off limits . Forbidden. Her coaches have made that perfectly clear. (i.e. “Score with Coach Wilder anywhere other than the field and you’ll be cut from the team faster than you can count his tattoos.”) But that just makes him all the more enticing…Besides, Kinsley's already counted the visible ones, and she is not one to leave a project unfinished.
Kinsley tries to play the game her way as they navigate through forbidden territory, but Liam is determined to teach her a whole new definition for the term “team bonding.”
A fun & sexy New Adult Romance (age 17+)
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I don't know how Ms. Grey manages to write stories that make you care about the characters, even after you've finished the book (I still remember plenty about Jude and Charley from "Behind His Lens").
While Ms. Grey writes YA/NA stories, this is her first venture into a comedic NA story and this book does not disappoint. Kinsley is a 19-year old soccer phenom; she's got a quick wit and a sassy attitude, but doesn't like to see anyone suffer unjustly at the hands of the team captain/mean girl bully Tara. Kinsley knows her life is about to change due to her rising star in the soccer world and earning a possible spot on the Olympic team, but she's still a relatively private person who recognizes that she's not ready to be in the spotlight and a paparazzi target. Of course it doesn't help that she's got the hots for Liam Wilder, temporary coach for ULA and star player of the LA Stars, the professional soccer team.
Liam is helping out with the ULA girls soccer team in an effort to his sponsors who are upset by his media image of being a playboy off the field. Liam knows it's wrong and against the rules, and even tries to fight his feelings for Kinsley, but hey, the heart wants what the heart wants. I'm not going to give away any specifics, but I'm always amazed at how the men in Ms. Grey's books are never what you think they are going into her stories. But damn, Liam is pretty freakin' hot (you know, for a fictional character).
For me, Ms. Grey's streak of hits just keeps on going, I highly recommend this book as a great summer read; hell, it's a great read all year round! And while you're at it, go grab her first two books Behind His Lens and With This Heart. You won't be disappointed!