Scoring Wilder

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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 ...

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Overview

Top 100 Amazon Bestseller

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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."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781499707977
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/26/2014
  • Pages: 410
  • Sales rank: 188,589
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.91 (d)

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  • Posted June 16, 2014

    Scoring Wilder is a sexy, hilarious, coming-of-age romance betwe

    Scoring Wilder is a sexy, hilarious, coming-of-age romance between an up and coming soccer-star hopeful (Kinsley Bryant) wanting to make the Olympic tryouts, and soccer's best and baddest star (Liam Wilder).

    Kinsley has been cheated on by two boyfriends in a row, but she doesn't become "woe is me" and I love this about her. She's one of the few non-annoying female main characters in books aimed for women. Early on we meet one of the seniors, Tara—best described is a word that rhymes with witch—who has it out for Kinsley. Kinsley gets treated like dirt by her, and contemplates speaking out, but also from the start of the novel she crushes on Liam Wilder, and it's soon apparent they have a thing. Kinsley can't shake her attraction for Liam, and soon we see that the attraction goes both ways. Everything becomes twisted in the quest to have Liam, to not get him in trouble, or her, and to stay out of Tara's evil games.

    Liam Wilder is helping out with the girl's soccer team. He's been in hot water with his sponsors and needs to clean up his act. So here is is helping out when he gets to know Kinsley. Things become intimate and hot with the two of them and their practically forbidden relationship, him being coach and all.

    If you're looking for a light comedy with a sexy side, Scoring Wilder is your novel. I loved reading it. It was easy and addictive, and nothing stupid happened as a plot device in order to keep the story going. Becca, as Kinsley's sidekick, is funny and keeps the scenes moving, adding much of the comedic relief in the story. The relationship between our main characters doesn't start up right away, instead there is interest that turns to angst, and angst that turns into many very satisfying scenes.

    From about 70% onwards, though, the story seemed to have tied up mostly. It didn't drag, but I did read that last ~ 1/3 of the novel wondering what would pop out and ruin things because most of it was happy and dandy. It felt a bit strange, because I felt like I would pay later for getting awesome scenes without anything standing between Kinsley and Liam. In the end, other little things were tied up, but the ending did feel a bit ... anticlimactic? I enjoyed it, but it still had that sense to it.

    Great book overall!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 10, 2014

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    Scoring Wilder is a very nice mix of romance and fun. Kinsley is

    Scoring Wilder is a very nice mix of romance and fun. Kinsley is such an outgoing but down to earth person that you fall in love with her instantly. As an up and coming soccer star with Olympic potential, she is focused on her soccer career until the day her path crosses with Liam Wilder - professional soccer player, playboy, and all around super hot stuff. But he is strictly off limits.

    This doesn't stop Liam and Kinsley from completely falling for each other - which leads to a lot of trouble. The mean girl makes life impossible, and when the media gets wind of it, neither of them can get out of the spotlight. These are all difficult things to throw at a new relationship, and they have a hard time dealing with it at times.

    I really loved the pace of this story and the way the plot evolved. From hiding their relationship to having it in the media spotlight - each step of their journey was a new learning experience in life. I hated that I couldn't read this all in one sitting. There are so many reasons that you should read this, that I can't list them all. It's a coming of age, sports, celebrity, romance that never goes overboard or gets boring.

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  • Posted October 24, 2014

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    Scoring Wilder has been on my radar from the moment I first saw

    Scoring Wilder has been on my radar from the moment I first saw it's cover and read the synopsis months ago.  I'm a big fan of the game, but not a big fan of most taboo relationships, so I was a little uncertain about how I would feel about the story.  However reading it allayed all my fears.  I do think the blurb is a little misleading.  It makes it seem like Kinsley is trying to play with Liam's emotions to win a game when that's just not true.




    I wasn't expecting to laugh as much as I did while reading this book.  There were moments that had me in stitches.  The book was emotional, but not in the teary way you're probably thinking.  I say emotional because there were some, "Awww..," moments and others where I was just plain pissed off. So emotional in a way a lot of different emotions were engaged. I really liked Liam and Kinsley and while I did want them to be together, I didn't want it to be at the expense of anyone's dreams or career.  




    The book is fast paced and you won't be able to put it down.  I loved how the story equally focused on Kinsley's soccer dreams and the possible relationship between her and Liam.  I do wish there had been more about the actual achieving of said dreams, but maybe Ms. Grey will appease her fans by writing a novella about them.  I can only hope, right?  I would love to see more of Liam and Kinsley in the future.  




    My first R.S. Grey novel was wonderful.  I'm now really eager to check out her back list and see if her other books will resonate with me the same way Scoring Wilder did.  If you're in the mood for a great story, lots of laughs, and some great chemistry between the main characters, I'd strongly suggest you read this book.

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  • Posted September 28, 2014

    Scoring Wilder was hilarious from the first page to the last. Ov

    Scoring Wilder was hilarious from the first page to the last.
    Overall Rating: 4 Stars for the overall story & 5 Stars for the funny

    Kinsley was flippin' hilarious. I loved her as our heroine. She is only 19, but I felt like she was much more mature than some of our 19 year old heroines. Plus her inner dialog is great. In some places she reminded me a lot of Drew from Tangled. They could be related. Kinsley isn't a sex fiend, but the way she looks at things and analyzes her surroundings in her head was hilarious just like Drew.

    Liam Wilder, our hero was just super sweet. I loved him and the fact that he never waivers. He doesn't have any of those 'dick' moments you'd expect a famous athlete to have. I just loved Liam, he's in a tough spot and trying to make the right choices, but he also has to follow his heart. It was so give and take and I felt for him, but loved that in the end he made the right decision, even if that meant risking it all.

    Scoring Wilder had me laughing out loud on more than one occasion while reading. Our new mattress definitely passed the 'no motion transfer' test because on our old one I surely would have woken Matt up. I guess I can attempt the wine glass test on it after all.

    Though that isn't to say the read was all giggles, there is some drama in Scoring Wilder. There comes a point when I was so mad at Kinsley, at times it took her forever to take action. I wanted to yell at her, "hurry it up woman, get on the phone!". I just knew her procrastination was going to screw it up in the end. It's drama, but it's the right kind of drama. The good angsty kind that sucks you into the story.

    I read until 3am when I physically just had to put the book down. I mean hell, even I need sleep on occasion. I really liked this story and our main characters. I was reading right along, laughing with them, internally yelling at Kinsley (with love), but at some point I realized nothing was happening. It's a great love story and I would recommend it to so many people in a heartbeat, but don't expect any read drama (no one is kidnapped, darn it) and it never gets too angsty that you think you're heart is going to stop. Yet, the story is both refreshing (the comedy) and sad (the angst) at the same time, a great combination.

    Scoring Wilder is a funny romantic book. If you're looking for a good laugh I'd highly recommend you one-clicks this one today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2014

    WOW

    One word... AMAZING!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2014

    Very juvenile boring read

    Very juvenile boring reaad

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2014

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    Fun, easy read!

    It was a fun, easy, entertaining read. You will totally fall for Liam....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    Very entertaining

    I loved this book because it is like a forbidden love in the beginning. I loved the thrill of the possibility of them almost getting caught. I think I also enjoyed it so much because I too play soccer, but that is just an added bonus:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Hilarious

    Great book! Definitely had those laugh out loud moments and the storyline kept me intrigued!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    I never wanted the book to end! I loved reading about the romant

    I never wanted the book to end! I loved reading about the romantic relationsip of Liam and Kinsley. Thr character of Liam is exactly what every girl dreams of having in a guy. I loved that the author did a double epilogue. I enjoyed it very much but then again I love romantic books like these

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Omg

    I love love love wilder and wished I was his kinsley....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2014

    Awsome !!!

    Loved the whole book.!!!

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  • Posted July 6, 2014

    This book was fantastic and funny. I never wanted it to end! Soc

    This book was fantastic and funny. I never wanted it to end! Soccer + romance just can't be beat!

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  • Posted July 5, 2014

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    Scoring Wilder was a great, light and sexy new adult read from o

    Scoring Wilder was a great, light and sexy new adult read from one of my new favorite authors. R.S. Grey has given me two fantastic books in a row now and I can't wait to see what comes next. 

    I loved Kinsley and Liam. These two were so perfectly matched it would have been a crime to keep them apart. They had a ton of chemistry and passion, both for the sport and each other. Their relationship might have been forbidden, but it was far from wrong. It was wonderful to have a famous sports player who wasn't a total manwhore, too, regardless of what the media and tabloids had to say. We all know they skew things and what happened during this book illustrated that well. 

    Scoring Wilder had its fair share of hot, sexy moments, but it had just as many sweet and swoony ones. It was the total package. I truly couldn't put it down once I started. Liam was the epitome of a sexy, swoony book boyfriend and Kinsley was a strong and likable heroine. Throw in Kinsley's humor and the focus on the friendship between her and Becca and I really couldn't ask for more.
     
    I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted July 2, 2014

    great book loved every minute of it, the characters were great.

    great book loved every minute of it, the characters were great. didn't care for the second epilogue could have left it out for more spin offs 

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  • Posted June 29, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    Dear Author R.S. Grey: I want to marry Liam Wilder. I want him

    Dear Author R.S. Grey:

    I want to marry Liam Wilder. I want him to be mine. I want to lick his abs, have hot, sweaty sex with him,
     and bask in his sweetness and love. Well, I'd want to be his "one" if Kinsley wasn't so perfect for him...
     but since she is, I hope they live happily ever after--and Tara gets her face stomped on by an elephant. 

    With great affection for your humor,

    Anne

    Seriously, this book was hilarious! I laughed out loud and at first my family looked at me like I was
    crazy, eventually they just kept rolling their eyes. I loved this book! I couldn't put it down... it was so bad
    that I didn't want to even go to the bathroom! This was my first book by this author and it will NOT be my
    last. I've already started buying up the backlist. Great storyline, sexy characters, hot sex, amazing
    humor, fast-paced... this book has it all.

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  • Posted June 26, 2014

    ¿When I was with him, there were no consequences.¿ Scoring Wild

    “When I was with him, there were no consequences.”

    Scoring Wilder was THE book of the Summer for me. I did not put that book down once. Not one time! It was the perfect mix of sweet, sexy, and funny. I loved every single minute of it!

    Freshman Kinsley Bryant is new to her college soccer team. She has hopes and dreams of someday making it to the Olympics. Yes. She is THAT good. Her love life? Not so much. With her not so great past with men, she is almost ready to swear off men for good. Until Liam Wilder. Liam is pretty much sex on a stick. Known for being a bad boy and womanizer, Liam also plays professional soccer. From the moment he meets Kinsley, his world stops.  But there’s a small (BIG!) catch. He’s her coach. A relationship with him beyond soccer player and coach is absolutely forbidden. Kinsley knows that her main focus should be soccer and getting into the Olympics tryouts. Liam knows that he needs to be the soccer team’s coach to put his image back into good graces. He knows what a relationship with Kinsley would do to her image and to hers. But as we all know the heart never listens to the brain. Stupid heart.

    “He was the northern star. I had no choice but to become enveloped in his brightness and let it coax me toward him. Wanting him was an unconscious impulse, like taking my next breath.”

    The connection between Kinsley and Liam is undeniable and incomparable.  Finally a hero and heroine with genuine chemistry! It was so much fun getting to know them. To watch them fall irrevocably and hopelessly in love. As much as they try to fight their desires, the pull between them is too strong. They know the consequences of their relationship, but what does the heart know about that? Absolutely nothing. The heart only sees love and desire. Love goes where it belongs, no matter the circumstances. No matter the boundaries. 

    As I write this review, I am still reeling over Scoring Wilder. It has been a very long time where I found myself completely lost in the story. Real life was put on hold indefinitely until I finished. It was funny, it was quirky, it was genius! I laughed. (SO HARD!)  I swooned. I absolutely could not get enough. Every single character added depth to the story. The banter, the wit, the dialogue was just amazing. It was also quite sexy. Liam Wilder. He is beyond words. You feel his inner struggle with his feelings over Kinsley. You want nothing more than to root for him. To root for his happiness. It seems like he has always been coaxing through life. Until Kinsley. With her, he is living. 

    Scoring Wilder was such an amazing and refreshing read! It was flawlessly written. It was so different than the angst and drama filled romance stories lately. It was SO much more than that! It didn’t need any extra drama or angst to build up the story. THAT is how good it was. It reminds us that your heart will always want whomever it desires. That love isn’t easy, but SO worth it. Take risks. Take chances. Love waits for nothing. I am such a huge fan of this author. This story has shown me how multi faceted she is with her writing. That she can make you laugh until it hurts or make you FEEL until its so hard to breathe. If you are a fan of this author, Scoring Wilder is a must! And if you are not, it is time to rectify that problem. She is not an author to be missing out on. 

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  • Posted June 25, 2014

    So I knew that R.S. Grey was a talented author. Her book, With T

    So I knew that R.S. Grey was a talented author. Her book, With This Heart, is by far one of my favorite books EVER! I knew that I'd like this one before I even read it. What I didn't know was how much I'd LOVE IT!



    R.S. Grey has a way of writing that not only pulls you into the story but makes you want to stay there! I'm not kidding when I say I wanted to climb into my Kindle and live with the characters, I loved them that much.

    Kinsley-oh my gosh. I loved her. Add her best friend, Becca and you get one hell of a duo. They are hilarious with one another!

    Kinsley is on the ULA girls soccer team (along with Becca) who has caught two of her boyfriend cheating on her. She's had it when men. That is until she meets her new soccer coach, the uber hot and talented Liam Wilder.



    Liam is a soccer star himself and a well known womanizing bad boy who is volunteering to help coach Kinsley's team.



    Their attraction, although they try to fight it, is strong and even though they know it can end their careers, they can't stay away.



    Will they get caught? What happens when you add a vindictive/jealous soccer team captain who has it in for Kinsley? Will there be a happily ever after or is Kinsley's bad luck with men streak still alive?



    If you can't tell, this one gets 5 stars for me and I recommend it to EVERYONE! I know I will read ANYTHING by R.S. Grey, I don't even have to read the synopsis!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2014

    Really enjoyed.

    I really enjoyed this light romance. It was full length, the characters were developed and HEA.

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