Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: January 26, 2015
Publisher: Audible Studios
Format: Audiobook, Length: 9 hours and 53 minutes
Narrator: Jessica Almasy
How I got it: I bought it!
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes
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.”
Hey there! This review is for a book I read as part of the Re-Read Challenge and it’ll definitely look different than many of the reviews you’ve read here previously. 🙂
WHEN I First Read
June 2014 (Kindle)
First Re-Read: August 2016 (Audiobook)
WHAT I Remember
I was actually surprised by how much I remembered about this book while I was rereading. (I’ve read A LOT of books since.) I knew I loved Kinsley and swooned over Liam. I remember it being a fun read, with very little drama and angst. I remembered literally laughing out loud at times with Kinsley and Becca’s antics. Most of all, I remembered it as one of my favorite NA books.
WHY I Wanted to Re-Read
Well, like I said above, it’s one of my favorite NA books so I knew I’d reread it at some point. But, what really made me want to reread it now was getting another dose of Kinsley and Becca in Settling the Score. I never really forgot just how much they made me laugh, but their presence in that book kicked my desire to read this one again soon into high gear. I knew I’d be in for another dose of swoons and laughs.
HOW I Felt After Re-Reading
I loved this one every bit as much the second time around. I literally laughed out loud. I swooned. I blushed. I loved Kinsley, Liam and Becca so freaking hard. Even though I remembered most of what happened during the book, I was never bored. Jessica Almsay rocked her performance. She WAS Kinsley for me. It was a whole new experience on audiobook. It was fantastic. This book definitely made my drive from VA to PA and back far more interesting than it normally is. I adored everything about this one and wish that R.S. Grey would write even more about these characters. I’d read (and, let’s be honest, reread) it in a heartbeat.
WOULD You Re-Read Again?
Absolutely! I think I’d reread pretty much every single one of R.S. Grey’s books. They’re perfect for getting over a slump or when you want some feels without major angst. This is the first I’ve read of her books on audiobook and I was impressed with the choice of narrator, so I think I’ll use some of my Audible credits to pick up more of her books in audio.
“His hand had been resting two inches above my shorts. Which is about five inches above my vagina. So… yeah, he was basically touching my vagina.”
“I was supposed to be Nancy Drew, and instead I was Nancy Draw-the-blinds-and-put-it-in-me. Wait, what?”
“If only we actually were in Harry Potter. I’d totally Crucio her ass. Yeah, that’s right, I’d use one of the Unforgivable Curses. Come at me, Ministry of Magic.”
“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.”
“She believed she could, so she did.”
Have you read any of R.S. Grey’s books?
Do you love them like I do?