Review ♥ Settling the Score by R.S. Grey

May 2, 2016 Angela Release Blitz, Reviews, Romantic Comedy, Sports Romance

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Review ♥ Settling the Score by R.S. GreySettling the Score (The Summer Games, #1) by R.S. Grey
Series: The Summer Games #1
Published by Self-Published on May 2nd 2016
Genres: Romantic Comedy, Sports Romance
Pages: 432
Format: ARC
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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".

Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.


For someone who likes sports romances, oddly enough I’m not a sports enthusiast—except when it comes to the Summer Olympics. I’m a huge fan and find myself glued to the TV for three weeks every four years. R.S. Grey is a new-to-me author, but when I heard she was writing a Rom-Com that takes place during the Summer Olympic Games I was sold.

Andie Foster is an American soccer player and Olympic rookie on the cusp of greatness. She’s been all work and no play while training for the games. Now that Andie has finally made it to Rio, she’s determined to let loose and fully enjoy her first Olympic experience—including hooking up with a hot athlete. Enter Freddie Archibald, a British three-time Olympian and superstar swimmer who’s going for a medal-winning record. (Think Michael Phelps, only a thousand times hotter.)

The chemistry between Andie and Freddie is undeniable, even though his availability status is questionable. As obstacles begin to pile up, I couldn’t help but root for these two likeable characters. The main conflict could have been easily nipped in the bud, but I was in the mood for a fun means of escape so I let it slide. Andie’s two best friends and teammates, however, seem like caricatures in the beginning. Their actions are so annoyingly over the top that they detracted from my enjoyment of the story initially. I was glad their antics eventually toned down.

Freddie, Andie, and the Olympic background are what appealed to me the most. One of my favorite characters is Freddie’s hilariously quirky sister, Georgie. Her spunky, sarcastic, and fun-loving attitude makes her deserving of her own book. I hope she gets one.

The author had me feeling like an Olympian with all the behind the scenes action. I got wrapped up in the practices, the thrill of competition, life in the Olympic Village, the wild parties, and press events.

Some elements may seem a bit farcical, but all in all it’s good fun. The end had me swooning and smiling which is exactly how I want a Rom-Com to make me feel. The Summer Games: Settling the Score is an entertaining light-hearted romance featuring enjoyable characters in a lively setting. If you’re looking for brief departure from reality, this should fit the bill. I’ll definitely be reading more work by R.S. Grey.

Recommended for fans of:
Sports Romance
Romantic Comedy
The Olympics

**ARC received in exchange for an honest review.**

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About R.S. Grey

Author R.S. Grey

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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