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”.
RATING: 4.5 Stars | Romantic Comedy, Sports Romance
I’m sitting down to write this review a day after my team, Bayern München lost its Champions League semifinal. How am I, you ask? Oh, I’m okay
I’m dying. The Summer Games offered the perfect escape. I’m such a huge fútbol fan, so naturally, this book had me at ‘sports romance’.
You’ll fall in love the minute you meet Andie, with her sassy humor and passion for the game, at 21 years old she’s an olympic athlete and the goalkeeper for the US soccer team; it’s the time of her life and she knows it, and she’s willing to make the most out of her stay in Brazil, because honestly, who wouldn’t?
“People do not fall in love overnight. I was merely excited by the idea of Freddie the same way I got excited by two-for-one ice cream sundaes at McDonald’s”
Enter Freddie Archibald, swimmer, gold medalist, record-breaker and owner of the greatest body according to Andie, because she and I seem to agree on this, swimmers do have the greatest bodies. These two have the kind of silly banter that will make you turn the pages since the very beginning, Andie not only reserved her witty personality for her friends but also for the guy that had her practically salivating, and he couldn’t be more thrilled about it, almost as if he couldn’t believe the crazy chemistry between the two.
“I quite like when you take the piss out of me,” he said, stepping closer”
As much as Andie and Freddie wanted stay inside their own bubble, they were constantly facing all the different things the circumstances kept throwing at them: the anxiety of performing with injuries, accepting the fact that some of their decisions weren’t entirely right, scandals of international scale…
And there was also Georgie. You know all the things I said about Andie? Well multiply that by ten and then you get Georgie, Freddie’s little sister. Saying she’s a firecracker would be an understatement; she’s terrific, just the kind of girl you’d want at your side on a girls night out.
THE SUMMER GAMES: Settling The Score will make you chuckle so many times, it had the right amount of drama, the perfect amount of angst (and sports angst as well!), and I’m so looking forward to the next standalone in the series, THE SUMMER GAMES: Out of Bounds, coming in August!
Pub Date: May 2nd 2016 | Page Count: 432 pp
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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 are 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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