GOODREADS’ BOOK DESCRIPTION:
From the USA TODAY Bestselling author of Scoring Wilder, comes a sexy new standalone novel.
As an Olympic rookie, Andie Foster has spent far more time in her cleats than between the sheets. For 21 years, her Friday nights 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”.
Well guess who is going to start obsessively watching the Olympic Games from now on? THIS GAL.
So if there’s one thing I’d like to say about myself, it is that I am not a sporty person but I LOVE sports romances. The more extreme the sport, the better, and what’s not extreme than he Olympics? Not much. Maybe I’m the only one but I’ve never read anything that centers around the Olympic Games, so this book was a completely refreshing and unique concept for me and I freaking loved it.
The Summer Games: Settling the Score was hilarious, sexy, and— for lack of a better term— incredibly down-to-earth. This book had me (literally) laughing out loud and smiling in public like a total fool. It also got a ton of highlighting!! Here is one of my favorite moments:
There was a distinct moment when I thought, This is where a sexy man would catch me if I were a Disney princess. That thought concluded right as I collided with the ground with a heavy “oomph” and the air whooshed out of my lungs.
Like how relatable/hilarious/amazing is that scene?!?!
The romance in this novel is sexy, dramatic (in a good way), and as fun to read as the scenes with Becca, Kinsley and Andie.
The scenes with Becca, Kinsley and Andie were honestly some of my favorites to read. They were a crazy group and reminded me of my own BFFs at times.
“Every breath you take and every move you make,” Becca continued. “Every bond you break, every step you take, we’ll be watching you.” “Every single day and every word you say.” I covered my ears. “Oh my god. STOP SINGING THAT SONG.”
So it doesn’t seem like I’m downplaying the sexiness in this book, let’s just talk about Freddie for a second. He’s British, he’s a swimmer, he’s British, he’s an Olympic athlete, oh and he’s like low-key royalty??? Um, what’s not to like? Especially when he’s described as the sexiest athlete at the Olympics. Well the description is not wrong. Freddie is the perfect mix of sexy and sweet. He knows what he wants and her name is Andie and you seriously can’t help but to fall in love with him at first glance. Basically you should read this book, if not for any of the other reasons, for Freddie.
The Summer Games: Settling the Score was (more than) a pleasure to read and I seriously cannot wait for the next book in this series!!! Also make sure to check out the amazing Spotify playlist R.S. Grey made for the book. I was listening to it the entire time I was reading.