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Jun 17

Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey Review

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5 Smooches

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Synopsis

What started out as a joke— seduce Coach Wilder—soon became a goal she had to score.

With Olympic tryouts on the horizon, the last thing nineteen-year-old Kinsley Bryant needs to add to her plate is Liam Wilder. He’s a professional soccer player, America’s favorite bad-boy, and has all the qualities of a skilled panty-dropper.

• A face that makes girls weep – check.
• Abs that can shred Parmesan cheese (the expensive kind) – check.
• Enough confidence to shift the earth’s gravitational pull – double check.

Not to mention Liam is strictly off limits . Forbidden. Her coaches have made that perfectly clear. (i.e. “Score with Coach Wilder anywhere other than the field and you’ll be cut from the team faster than you can count his tattoos.”) But that just makes him all the more enticing…Besides, Kinsley’s already counted the visible ones, and she is not one to leave a project unfinished.

Kinsley tries to play the game her way as they navigate through forbidden territory, but Liam is determined to teach her a whole new definition for the term “team bonding.”

A fun & sexy New Adult Romance (age 17+)

Review

“Cheat on me once, shame on him. Cheat on me twice . . . what the actual fuck is going on.”

Poor Kinsley, she has been burned twice by her two previous boyfriends and is ready to give up on men and focus on her soccer career and training for the Olympic trials. That is until she meets her sexy new coach and super famous and super hot bad boy. Liam Wilder! The one man who really gets her engines revving and the one man she CANNOT have.

 

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“No, No. No thank you. That’s not possible. He couldn’t be my coach. He was too busy licking models to coach a soccer team.”

This book had everything I look for in a New Adult book! It was fun, funny, sexy and had a forbidden romance to boot! I could not have asked for a more perfect summer read than Scoring Wilder. If there is one kind of man who gets my lady parts all ready to go it is a tattooed bad boy with a sweet side. This is Liam completely. I am in love, LOVE, with Liam Wilder and not afraid to tell everyone! R.S. Grey has written a book that completely captivated me I could not put it down. I started this book sitting on the beach and had finished it before I had gotten out of the sun.

“How do you show off a Brazilian wax, Becca? ‘Hey everyone, check out my shiny vagina’?”

OK, I need to take a second and talk about the hidden gem in Scoring Wilder. That is Becca! OMG I need a BFF like Becca! The entire book and pretty much all the main characters were hilarious but Becca took that to a whole new level. She was innocent yet raunchy. Becca was the perfect thing to lighten up any tense moment that a forbidden romance brings!.

“Well. Let’s add that to the list of things he can do. 1. Sex-up ladies 2. Play professional soccer 3. Wear Calvin Klein briefs like it’s his life’s calling 4. Climb tall rope things.”

The whole book was cute, sweet, fun and well written. While not super heavy on angst and drama it did have a great plot with some of the best characters I have encountered. Kinsley was strong yet still young and fun and not afraid to make a few wrong decisions. Her devotion to both her team and her friends is a quality all girls can look up to and watching Liam bring out her wild and crazy side was a joy to encounter. I love college age romances because you get to see how these characters grow and learn more so than you do in older romances. Kinsley changed and learned so much in this book I really felt like she was coming in to her own and learning how to be a college soccer star and a sexy young woman all at the same time.

 “Liam Wilder brought out a side of me that no guy had seen before. It was a little wild and a little reckless, but with him, there was no other option.”

Writing good dialogue and banter is difficult and many authors, including some I very much love, have not done near as good a job as R.S. Grey has with this book. I was constantly laughing and texting one liners to my friends. That is no easy feat and Ms. Grey should really be proud of all the hard work she put into this book. On top of the great dialogue is the fact that she wrote characters I completely fell in love with and a story I could read again and again has made Scoring Wilder a book I will be recommending to everyone who enjoys a fast and fun romance!

“He was a world-class athlete whose body was made for professional level sporting events. I was learning in that moment that it was also made for professional-level fucking.”

Now I want to say one thing (more to inject just a bit of my own humor here.) I did have one small problem that I believe is very me oriented and not something that will affect anyone else (that would be a crazy coincidence), the names!! LIAM AND KINSLEY!! AHHH!! So it happens that my niece and nephew (brother and sister) are named, you guessed it, Liam and Kinsley!!! WHAT! For a good portion of the book this did not bother me . . . and then it did! (just a bit) Reading them call out those names in moments of passion was a bit odd but I loved the book so much I have decided while reading it to block my family out of my head and just enjoy the moment! This was a FABOULOUS read and I cannot wait for more books from R.S. Grey!

“Dear Mr. Klein or should I call you Calv, It’s me again, Kinsley. Thanks so much for designing your underwear line. If you ever need a focus group for future designs, I’d like to be included. I’m a very good package inspector with excellent attention to detail. Attached you will find my list of references.”

~miranda