Title: The Summer Games: Out of Bounds
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: Aug 1, 2016
I despise Erik Winter.
He’s arrogant and cruel—a man I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy—and by some twisted turn of fate, he’s my new Olympic gymnastics coach.
I’ve had to contend with gruff coaches in the past, but Erik is far worse. His stern demeanor complements a body built for intimidation, and his reprimands come from a mouth so cunning, I know it could strip me of my defenses—if I let it.
Though each of us would love to be rid of the other forever, we are bound to each other by need and necessity. I’m his rising star, his best shot at proving himself to his critics. And without a coach, I have zero chance of winning gold in Rio.
The easiest way forward would be to wave a white flag and make peace with the man I’ll be sharing close quarters with for the foreseeable future, but he is intent on war.
Fine. By. Me.
If he pushes me, I’ll push back harder. If he wants to test me, to play with my head, I’ll show him just how many boundaries I’m willing to cross. Because I know it’s not a choice between winning or warring—not if you can have them both. At the end of it all, I plan on leaving Rio with gold around my neck and his icy heart in the palm of my hand.
We all know sports romances are a hot commodity these days.. but Out of Bounds is NOT your typical spots romance! When I saw it was about an Olympic Gymnast I thought Gimme, Gimme, Gimme! Seriously, gymnastics is my favorite event! I have pictures of me with a Mary Lou Retton leotard… I LOVED THAT! (And probably also just dated myself LOL!)
RS Grey got a perfect 10 on this book. I didn’t want to put it down! The characters were intriguing. There was such a mixed bunch of them that there was literally some thing for everyone. The dark and sexy coach Erik, the feisty Brie, bitchy loner June, oh so innocent Rosie, the say what’s on her mind loves to talk sex Lexi, the endearing grandfather.. I could go on.. but really aren’t you going to read this? This was a flawed set of characters which made me love them all that more.
The chemistry/tension between Erik and Brie was written so flawlessly. You could feel it through the pages. The flip flopping with Erik made me want to scream but also invested me so much more in the story and their relationship. Rooting for those moments when their chemistry would explode!
Out of Bounds has a taste of that forbidden – coach and gymnast… Though they are all of age, so no worries there 😉
I highly recommend this book. It will have you glued to the pages as you delve into the world of the Olympics.
I received a complimentary copy of Out Of Bounds in exchange for my honest review.
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 include 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.