The Summer Games: Settling the Score

The Summer Games: Settling the Score

by R.S. Grey

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ISBN-13: 9781530771622
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/19/2016
Pages: 434
Sales rank: 818,565
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author R. S. Grey is a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. She lives in Texas. Visit her at rsgrey.com.

Born and raised in Southampton, England, Shaun Grindell is an accomplished actor who trained at the Calland School of Speech and Drama and the Lee Strasberg Actors Institute in London. An AudioFile Earphones Award-winning audiobook narrator, Shaun has narrated many titles in different genres.

Amanda Dolan is a New York City-based actor. She has an MFA from Brown University and tries to put it to good use as often as she can. In addition to acting, Amanda works as a theater educator and a musician.

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The Summer Games: Settling the Score 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
lenorewastaken More than 1 year ago
3.75 stars — I had a hard time deciding on my rating for this one, b/c while I thoroughly enjoyed a LOT of this book, I was also annoyed with our characters sometimes…mostly Freddie. He put Andie in some really tough positions, without thinking about the impact to her. Honestly, it felt out of character for him, I could never figure out why he was being so selfish and thoughtless. It’s why I docked this book an extra quarter of a star, b/c it just wasn’t *quite* a 4 star book for me. Now besides the selfishness of Freddie, I actually liked him quite a bit. He had some very unusual burdens to bear, and while I wanted him to grow a backbone earlier with his family, I understood why before he met Andie he had just shrugged it off as something to deal with later. I just wanted him to do the right thing earlier than he did. But he was charismatic, adorable, hard working, and you could feel how much he genuinely felt for Andie and how he cared for her. I kind of enjoyed that she knocked some of his confidence out of him, I loved seeing him struggle with insecurity and desperation. While the situation was quite a bit of his own doing, it didn’t mean I didn’t feel for him when things started spiraling out of control. Andie was her own mix of adorableness and occasionally frustration for me. I had just previously read Scoring Wilder, and so I couldn’t help but compare Andie to Kinsley sometimes (especially as Kinsley and Becca were a prominent fixture in this book as well), and so I liked her, just not as much you know? It took me some time to really figure out who she was… I loved her dedication to the sport, even if I was a bit skeptical with how that all played out (and kind of disagreed with her decisions — even if that’s what elite athletes would have done). But I loved her confidence, her willingness to explore, and she was so genuine too. I felt for her and the obstacles that were thrust in her way, both just from being in the Olympic limelight, but also from her relationship with Freddie. And the two of them together were adorable and frustrating as well! Frustrating because of the nature of their relationship and the controversy surrounding it — it made me uncomfortable. I always find it hard to fully invest in a couple when there’s other people involved, even if it’s “not what everyone thinks.” But despite that, they were super cute together, and I enjoyed watching them flirt and fumble their way together. Being an Olympic junkie, I loved that aspect to the story — I thought Ms. Grey did a great job showing the craziness that is such a huge international event, and the dedication it takes to be an elite athlete at that level. I also appreciated seeing Kinsley, Becca and Liam again. Not just to get an update on them, but also as they tried to support Andie. Kinsley and Becca were just as hilarious as always, but I loved that you could really feel how much they cared for Andie. I also ADORED Freddie’s sister Georgie! That girl was HILARIOUS. She helped us see a different side of Freddie, and I appreciated how she tried to help him with his clusterbeep of a love life. So yeah. Still thoroughly enjoying this author, it was just the circumstances surrounding this story that made it harder for me to fully invest. I’m curious to see what the next Summer Games book will bring!
ShopeSS More than 1 year ago
Scoring Wilder was one of my favorite books by Rachel and when I saw this book was coming out and it took place at the Olympics, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Let me tell you, this book did not disappoint and it was great to see some of the Scoring Wilder characters again. The sexual tension between Freddie and Andie was just radiating off the pages. Both of their characters were strong, determined, and sexy. Though I must admit that Freddie's sister, Georgie, was probably one of my favorite secondary characters. It would be amazing to see her get her own book. With the Olympics starting up soon, this is the perfect book to dive into.