Settling the Score; book #1 from the Summer Games series.
About this book:
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”.
Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
This is actually the first book I have read by RS Grey! Although this is a standalone book, it does feature characters from one of RS Grey’s previous books, ‘Scoring Wilder’, and is based approximately 5 years later. I have not read this so was a little bit unsure if I should have read it beforehand, but by reading this book first it has simply made me want to go and read ‘Scoring Wilder’ straight away!
Andie Foster is an up and coming rookie Olympian for the US Soccer team. This is her first Olympic games, which she has worked her whole life towards, helping her team win the Olympic Gold medal and achieving her dreams. She is dedicated and passionate about her sport and her team.
Frederick (Freddie) Archibald is the gorgeous British elite Olympic swimmer, who turns heads at every turn and has a huge following. This is not his first Olympic games, but he is back to beat all of his previous records and take home the gold medals again. He is also practical royalty in England and has had his life planned out for him when he returns from the Games.
Then Andie and Freddie meet at a Rubik’s Cube party (genius!!!) in the lead up to the games and there is an instant chemistry. Freddie meets Andie and realises she is like no other girl he has met before. From there on they develop an easy friendship, which blossoms with so much fun, laughs but also a massive amount of chemistry and heat!
But there are some massive obstacles to overcome along the way with plenty of drama and angst that keeps the story flowing with such ease, making you want to keep turning the pages! The secondary characters in the book are fantastic, from Andie’s team mates and best friends, Kinsley and Becca, to Freddie’s friend Thom, there is some absolutely hilarious banter between both them and Andie and Freddie themselves. Also, Freddie’s sister Georgie is brilliant – I fell in love with her immediately!!!
I absolutely devoured this book -it is a fantastic, light-hearted, fun, sexy, sweet, exciting sports romance which I would recommend to anyone! I finished this book feeling entirely satisfied, especially with not one but TWO epilogues!! As I said at the beginning, it is the first book I have read from RS Grey, but it definitely won’t be the last!
***** 5 stars *****