Rating: 4 Bookworms
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”.
If you’re like me you’re currently going through serious olympics withdrawals. SO. MANY. ABS. Lucky for you then that I found the perfect remedy to our withdrawals: R.S. Grey’s Summer Games: Settling the Score! This is what we hope happened behind the scenes in Rio: budding relationships and steamy romances. After all the Rio Olympic Committee bought 450,000 condoms just for the Olympic Village! That is 42 condoms per athlete. Mind you the Olympics are only 17 days long, like what?! They even had a guy whose sole job was to carry around a big bag of condoms and hand them out to whoever wanted/needed one! Anyways getting back on track this book has steamy romances and would-be relationships in spades and I was hooked from the very first page!
Andie has heard rumors about how crazy the Olympic village is but she doesn’t quit believe it until she sees it. But Andie could care less about the man candy wandering around she has her eyes on the prize and refuses to get distracted that is until she crosses paths with Frederick Archibald, sexy british swimmer extraordinaire. With an old injury flaring up she can’t afford any more distractions especially when things with Freddie start getting beyond complicated.
I love Andie because she knows what she wants (the gold) and she goes for it no holds barred. She has trained her whole life for this opportunity and she won’t let silly boy troubles get in her way. Her grit, determination, and talent has earned her her spot on Tean USA and she won’t let them down.
Frederick “Freddie” Archibald is hawt. All the guys want to be him and all the ladies want to do him. Everything in Freddie’s life is pretty perfect expect for the teeny tiny fact that he’s engaged. Right. Well if you ask him it’s complicated. You see because it’s an arranged marriage, one he desperately does not want to be a apart of. He’s decided to put it on the backburner while he trains and during the games but when he meets Andie he suddenly has motivation to take care of this engagement once and for all.
Freddie is your typical boy/man: as clueless as he is handsome, in a charming way of course. He can’t get a read on Andie and that frustrates him beyond belief. Then things go from bad to worse and he doesn’t know how to fix everything, all he knows is that he can’t keep a certain soccer player of his mind.
Overall, I liked this book because although the characters have their ups and downs its relatively lighthearted and fun. It took me out of my post-olympics funk and allowed me a, fictional, look behind the scenes. Perfect to take to the beach and pretend that you’re in Rio with Andie and Freddie and the rest of the hunky olympians.
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.