Wednesday, May 4, 2016

the Summer Games release and review!!

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".

5 stars!!

"I closed my eyes, listened as he whispered hello in my ear, and fell into the kind of madness I'd avoided for so many years. For so long, I'd lived in the confines of my regimented life, but now I was in Rio, and Freddie still had his hand on the small of my back. Inviting him to the club had been a mistake, but I wasn't going to say no. I wanted to taste madness."

What happens in the Olympic village stays in the Olympic village - if only things were that simple for Andie and Freddie. What should be two athletes living the Olympic Dream for them was  a forbidden love affair that could ruin them both. 

Olympic swimmer Frederick (Freddie) Archibald was heir to a British legacy, promised in marriage to a family friend but far from in love. When he meets soccer player Andie in Rio his world is turned upside down. "We had moments, tiny, stolen moments that felt wrong more than they felt right. She wasn't mine and she never would be."

For Andie Foster her whole life has lead up to this moment, her chance at Olympic gold but she was determined to experience all the extracurricular activities the games had to offer, she wasn't expecting Freddie. "I'd wanted to taste madness and I had. It tasted like a hot British swimmer who was currently off the fucking market."

I alternated between smiling and seething throughout this entire book. My heart physically ached for Andie and Freddie to be together and I wanted to throat punch that bitch Caroline!!

I think I ran every gamut of my emotional scale at one point or another as I read this book. I swooned, I swore and prayed for a HEA. 

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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