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Monday, August 1, 2016

RELEASE DAY BLITZ REVIEW: The Summer Games: Out of Bounds by R.S. Grey

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.

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.

Lia's Review

This is the second Olympic book I've read in the past week centered around gymnastics. As much as I hate to do comparisons between books and authors, I think this one warrants it. While the first one I read was more in depth on the technical side of gymnastics, this one was a little more fun and breezy. 

R.S. Grey is awesome at building the tension and angst against her hero and heroine. Out of Bounds was bursting with it. The love/hate relationship between gymnast and coach was fun and also gave me the flutters in my tummy. Its got all the feels and makes you laugh at the same time. 

While some of Grey's books tend to be a little tame when it comes to love scenes this one was full-blown, five alarm fire HOT! I've pretty much read everything as far as sexy times go, but let me tell you, R.S .Grey even shocked me and made me blush with one of them. Wowzers! 

I loved Out of Bounds, and I'm not sure if there's any more Olympic books planned by this author, but I sure as hell want her to write them. D*mn!

~ 5 Olympic Gold Medals

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