Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Christie's Review: Scoring Wilder by RS Grey

Title: Scoring Wilder
Author:R.S. Grey
Release Date: June 19, 2014
Rating:4 stars

For all you forbidden romance lovers out there, I think this book will hit the nail on the head. It’s not quite a teacher/student plot­ as he iss her coach in college but only on a volunteer basis. Is a relationship between them discouraged and definitively forbidden? Absolutely. They are both strictly warned to keep things professional, but, well, we all know how that’s going to go. Kinsley is working towards her goal of making the olympic soccer team and Liam is trying to clean up his public image. He’s a professional soccer star and the “bad boy” of the league. His goal is to clean up his act, not add fuel to the fire. Of course, all his plans go drastically awry when he runs into Kinsley at a party the night before their first day of practice.

When they meet, even though he's a top soccer star, chased by all the women, and intimidating to most in her position, she's bold and upfront with him and surprises him with her lack of reserve or intimidation. I liked this side of Kinsley's personality. She was the type of heroine that's young but most of time pretty confident, bold and flirty, strong (mentally and physically) and she knows what she wants in life and isn't afraid to go after it. She was a fun character full of life and I loved the relationship she had with her best friend Becca.
They were very supportive of each other and their similar personalities made for some funny moments.

There were times when I got frustrated with her and her less than rational choices and actions though. She seemed immature and her actions contradicted her decisions. One minute she was saying she wasn't going to step over the line with Liam­ her whole future was hanging in the balance. Her Olympic goals, and her spot on the college team. Everything she's worked hard for her entire life. Then she would turn around and try to tempt him and get angry as hell when he wouldn't respond or tried to push her away. She was determined to get him to acknowledge his feelings for her and she wasn't giving up until that happened.

Of course, being a forbidden romance, there was a lot of sneaking around, anticipation build up, and a little bit of angst due to them fighting to stay away. Despite their obvious attraction, their emotions were anything but clear to each other. He was only going to be in her life for a few short months and he's be gone. Was all this turmoil worth it in the long run? All she knew is that he stirred feelings that she never experienced before and she just couldn't resist him no matter how hard she tried.

After getting past the hurdle of not being able to be together publicly, it seems as if they would live happily ever after...right? Nope. Kinsley has made an enemy on the soccer team and she's relentless in her pursuit to ruin her. I absolutely HATED that girl!! I had serious feelings of wanting to do her bodily harm over all her petty bullying and vicious behaviour. Ugh! They have quite a few issues to resolve, but Liam is completely crazy about Kinsley and he would do anything to protect her and help her achieve her goals. I loved how sweet he could be and how he was willing to put everything on the line in order to prove to her that his feelings were real. Kinsley, I can’t say that I loved her throughout the whole book. At times, she bothered me, but by the end I will say she won me over. I loved that both characters were hugely talented and on equal footing. They had their love of soccer in common and I felt like they understood each other largely because of that.

This was another great read by R.S. Grey and I’m looking forward to what she has to offer in the future.


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