Monday, May 2, 2016

RELEASE BLITZ REVIEW - The Summer Games: Settling the Score 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".

Can I say how much I FLOVED this book? Because I did, I really and truly did. I fell in love with Ms. Grey's writing when I was lucky enough to score an ARC of her debut novel Behind His Lens, and I swear each new book she publishes always manages to bring some type of fantastic to my life.

If you've read Scoring Wilder, you'll be happy to know that Kinsley, Becca, Liam and Penn are in the story (yay!). After finishing this book, I have to say that Andie and Freddie have officially become my favorite R.S. Grey couple, even more so than Abby and Beck.

The chemistry between Andie and Freddie is instant and charged more than my Macy's credit card, but when it comes to Freddie, complicated doesn't even begin to describe his life once the Olympics are over. Yet despite those complications, they still manage to find a way to see each other, even if Andie has to resort to SPEC OPS-type covert missions just to get away from Kinsley and Becca, who make helicopter parents look like amateurs in comparison. I loved that even though this story takes place during the summer games, that's not the main focus of the book, and I liked that Freddie is an Olympic swimmer, so we're not inundated with all things soccer.

This book is a little longer than Ms. Grey's previous books, but trust me, once you get started, you won't even realize it until you've finished the double epilogue.

Yes, there's a double epilogue, because how could there not be? If Kinsley and Liam could do it, why not Andie? And as much I tried to drag reading this book out because I didn't want it to end, I'm super excited that the second book might be out sometime this summer. This is a book I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend. Go 1-click this title, I bet you'll find yourself laughing like no one's watching!

ARC provided in exchange for honest review.
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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