My Review: The Summer Games – Out of Bounds by R. S. Grey

My Review:  The Summer Games – Out of Bounds by R. S. GreyOut of Bounds by R. S. Grey
Series: The Summer Games #2
Genres: Romance, Sports, Taboo
Release Date: August 1, 2016
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Synopsis

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.

Out of Bounds is book two in the Summer Games series by Author R. S. Grey. It is an Olympics’ romance novel that can be read as a standalone.

“There was not stopping the sensation rolling through me. He’d lit the fuse and I was close to going up in flames.”

Brie has lived her entire life for what she is about to embark on. It fulfills her dream and fuels her passion. After her team’s current coach suffers some health problems, they are assigned a new coach, Erik, whom Brie immediately finds intolerable, but infuriatingly sexy.

“It was easy to blame Erik for the darkness I felt what I was near him, but my fantasies were all my own. He wasn’t poisoning the well; he was drawing from it.”

Although poor Brie’s story began with questionable tolerance toward Erik, for me it set the stage for a great game of cat and mouse and a hate to love you, love to hate you romance novel. All of the girls in the story had their own unique personalities that I assumed would likely play a significant role in Out of Bounds, but when Lexi arrived on the scene with her say what you think, no-brain-to-mouth-filter, I knew a winning friendship was being formed. I loved that there was an unending level of commitment in this story, which I feel speaks to an era and age that is somewhat forgotten. In addition to all of these great book qualities, there was an elevated level of character vulnerability and depth that was unexpected, and such mouth-watering and eye-pleasing descriptions that transported me into the pages.

“You’re right, I’ve never been touched by someone like you. Show me what I’ve been missing.”

Out of Bounds was an inspiring story of hope and strength, layered with the unexpected and infiltrated with a thread of taboo ecstasy that was a delight for this reader.

4.5 Stars

About R. S. Grey

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.

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