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Settling the Score

(The Summer Games #1)

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From the USA TODAY Bestselling author of Scoring Wilder, comes a sexy new standalone novel.

As an Olympic rookie, Andie Foster has spent far more time in her cleats than between the sheets. For 21 years, her Friday nights have consisted of blocking shots rather than taking them. But now that she's landed in Rio, she's ready to see for herself if the rumors about the Olympic
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Published May 2nd 2016 (first published 2016)
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Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!!


“When the flame is lit, let the games begin.”

'Settling the Score' is the first installment in R.S. Grey’s newest series entitled 'The Summer Games' and was everything I love in a good sports romance – a great mix of sweetness and sexiness with plenty of witty, funny moments and a lovely romance that made me smile and swoon. As you may know, I’m a little picky when it comes to sports romance books, but when Rachel offered me a chance to read this first book in the series I
Stacey is Sassy
Apr 16, 2016 rated it really liked it

Georgie, the Minister of Espionage, stole the show.

I really enjoyed Settling the Score which was a wee bit of a surprise, to be honest. I’m not a sporty type of person and I generally don’t go looking for New Adult stories. In this case, I could hardly pass up meeting a hunky English swimmer who also happens to be a Duke. Some Royalty have been known to participate in the Olympics but normally their place is in the equestrian events, so a swimmer was definitely a surprise. We also meet a soccer
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 "new pair of panties,please" stars!
Seriously,R.S. Grey needs to pay for my lingerie because good heavens! the woman knows how to write a hot book!

“When the flame is lit,let the games begin.”

I've said it many times and I'll keep saying it,sweet-funny-sexy is R.S. Grey's golden rule and once again,she did not disappoint!Here's the list she must have posted on her fridge with Settling the Score's ingredients:

✔Sex-crazed athletes
✔An exotic city full of sweat and desire
✔Competition to
May 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing

I will let you in on a secret, I am obsessed with the Summer Olympics and one Olympian in particular. Michael Phelps, the ultimate Olympian and my obsession since 2004. His domination in the pool completely captivated me in Greece and at the age of 19 I became OBSESSED with all things Phelpsie <- that’s my pet name for him.

Imagine my surprise when I pick up one of my favorite authors books and learn that the hero is an Olympic swimmer who dominates the sport. EEEK!!!
• Lisa •
Apr 29, 2016 rated it liked it

"I’m here to win gold, not hearts."


Here is is, finally the release I've been waiting for. RS Grey has once again put pen to paper and delivered a steamy, sports romance for her readers to fall in love with.
Gorgeous cover: check.
Intriguing blurb: check.
Author that I love: double check.
I was set to go, and although in the end I didn't find myself dizzy with excitement over this latest by one of my favourites, there was certainly enough content for me to fall into resp
R.S. Grey
Apr 15, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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And a little inspiration behind Freddie's character ;)
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As an Olympic rookie, Andie Foster has spent far more time in her cleats than between the sheets. For 21 years, her Friday nights have consisted of blocking shots rather than taking them. But now that she's landed in Rio, she's ready to see for herself if the rumors about the Olympic Village are true:
• The athletes are all sex-crazed maniacs...
• The committee passes out condoms like candy...
• The games continue long
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I'm always happy to read a new book from R.S. Grey because her stories make me happy! I loved the story line in this one! Summer Games is an incredible mix of funny, super hot (like none of her other books) and a little drama and romance! If you are a fan of sports like me and you want your stories to be lightning like all R.S. Grey books then you are going to love it!
They start out as friends but the spark and tension was always there making them feel more about each other!


Apart of the
R.S. Grey score 4.5 stars from me!:) I can always count on having a good time reading R.S. Grey's book and this time I am also not disappointed. It's pleasure to read them. They are funny, sexy, interesting and captivating.

About the plot: Andie Foster plays in the US Women's Soccer National Team. They are going at her first Olympic Games, which take place in Rio, Brazil. She has big plans to play the best she can and win the gold medal with her team. And also have fun. Andie is fascinated by the
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it

It's an exciting time of life for Olympic rookie, Andie Foster. She's worked tirelessly for this opportunity to be part of the Brazilian games, and as well as going for gold, she intends to soak up all fun that Rio has to offer.

What she isn't banking on is the level of distraction afforded by decorated Olympic swimmer, Frederick Archibald. The heat between them is enough to power an Olympic sized sauna and I had no end of enjoyment watching these two steam up the village. Soccer maybe Andie's g
4 Gold Stars.

Andie spend her whole life trying to be great at football (I don’t know what that “soccer” thing is, I’m from Europe.) and now she finds herself in Rio de Janeiro, competing in the Olympics and living the dream. She wasn’t looking for romance, but when Freddie, sexy British swimmer and Olympic champion appears in the scene everything changes.
Freddie has his eyes set on Andie was well but his situation is well… complicated is an understatement. But when Freddie wants something he

Title: Settling the Score
Series: The Summer Games #1
Author: R.S. Grey
Release date: May 2, 2016
Cliffhanger: No
HEA(view spoiler)

The games, my records, the press-none of it seemed important if only I could have Andie.

Well, I'm a little torn in writing this review. There were some things I truly loved and appreciated about Summer Games, some things I felt were okay, and others that I would have preferred had gone differently. Anytime I'm conflicted, I go with an average rating r
R.S. Grey has blown me away yet again with this fun, hilarious, exciting and sexy romantic comedy. A gold medal winner I didn’t want to end, but then true R.S. fashion, she gave us a double epilogue!

Andie Foster has given up a lot and worked her entire life for a chance at Olympic Gold. Now that she’s in Rio de Janerio she’ll give her all on the field and partake in the enjoyment when she’s not. She also wants to know if the stories about the Olympic village are true.

However having
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Andie Foster is a 21 yr. old woman from Vermont. She moves to L.A. to train for the Olympics. Andie is the goalkeeper for USA's women's national soccer team. She takes being an athlete seriously. She has dedicated her life to the sport she loves & had made the necessary sacrifices. This means she hardly has a social life outside of her teammates & preparing to compete on an Olympic level leaves very little time for dating. It's been months since she's been wit
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 +++ Olympic stars!!!

The first time I met you, you asked me for my knickers...
But you took my heart instead.

This book is absolutely stunning! I loved it !

Norah Una Sumner
This was such a funny and entertaining book! Might as well give it 4 stars just because of Georgie - she's the real star of this book.


But seriously though, I adore watching Olympics, European Championships, Diamond League etc. so I was quite hyped when I started this book. I love swimming, well mostly watching since I don't have neither a pool nor a beach near my place, so it's not so surprising that I was completely invested into this story and these characters from the moment I began reading
Beatrice Masaluñga
Oct 28, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult
I buddy read this book with my dear friend Rachmi --- click her name to read her review.

I decided to read another R.S. Grey book by picking up her another sports romance novel,Settling the Score. This book can be read as a standalone but I recommend you to read Scoring Wilder first as the main characters of that book have appearance here.

The story takes place in Rio de Janeiro, 5 years after Scoring Wilder and it's about Andie Foster. For years, she focused trained hard to make it in the Amer
R.S. Grey slays it again! Rachel has become one of my auto-buy authors and my favorite go to for a good Rom-Com. Looking for some serious laughs and a whole lot of sexiness? Look no further, this is your gal! Her writing is so real that you feel like you're a part of these characters lives and you can't help but get sucked in from the get go. I imagine that her female characters are a lot like Rachel herself and if so, what fun she would be to hang out with!

'The Summer Games: Settling the Score
Dnf 50%

Let me explain. If I'd read this a few years ago, I'd probably have enjoyed it. The problem for me is that my son swims and so swimming terminology is all I hear at home. He trains (and that's 'trains' not 'practices') in the water eight times a week and does land training (and that's 'land training' not 'working out in the gym') four times a week. So when I read about a swimmer, I expect him to feel like a swimmer. It's kind of hard to believe in a character who doesn't speak the languag
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
For someone who likes sports romances, oddly enough I’m not a sports enthusiast—except when it comes to the Summer Olympics. I’m a huge fan and find myself glued to the TV for three weeks every four years. R.S. Grey is a new-to-me author, but when I heard she was writing a Rom-Com that takes place during the Summer Olympic Games I was sold.

Andie Foster is an American soccer player and Olympic rookie on the cusp of greatness. She’s been all work and no play while training for the games. Now that
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
★★★★4 Stars★★★★

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" When the flame is lit, let the games begin".

After reading this book, all I want to do right now is just book a a flight and take my ass to to Brazil for the Olympic Summer Games!! I want to be a part of the women's soccer team, have drinks with Andie and the rest of the girls while we ogle the oh so sexy Frederick Archibold. Will that actually happen? HELL NO. But a girl can dream.

Andie Foster has sacrificed a lot of herself the last few years. Her social life is in the
Apr 19, 2016 rated it really liked it

"Welcome to the games!"

So, I chose one author to read all of her books this year and R.S. Grey was the winner. After reading Settling the Score, I can finally say I did it and just in time for her next book in this series to be released in August. I'm so happy I chose her because I've loved all of her books. Some more than others, but that's just the way it is. I love her writing style and bits of humor she usually adds to each book. Settling the Score was also the perfect book to read right bef
Lacey (laceybooklovers)

Originally posted at Booklovers For Life

I’m a sucker for sports romances!!! I absolutely adored R.S. Grey’s previous one, Scoring Wilder, so when I heard there would be a spinoff, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! And then I saw the gorgeous cover and needed it even more. Settling the Score is the first book in the brand new The Summer Games series, and I have to say, I think it might be my favorite R.S. Grey book yet. There was something so fun and fresh about it – I started it early one m
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
Holy crap, I loved this book. Sports romances are my weakness, they have consumed me lately. These books are like catnip to me and I can’t get enough. I've seen this series popping up on my feed, so yeah of course I took a chance, thank god I did. Hot, beautiful, athletes-check, soccer players-check(I love soccer), Angst and drama-double check, add in a very satisfying HEA, definitely a hit.

The instant chemistry and connection between soccer star-Andie Foster and swim God Frederick Archibald is
Bex |
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sports-romance, arc
Sports romances are my weakness--they're like catnip to me and I can’t resist. So when I read the blurb for The Summer Games, I knew it was a must-read! I am happy to report that it totally ticked all of my boxes and left me feeling happy and swoony:

Hot, beautiful, gifted athletes?

Behind-the-scenes look into the world of sports?

On-field action as well as off?

Angst and drama?

Check, check, check, and check!

The Summer Games follows Andie, an American soccer player, and Freddie, a Michael Phelps-lev
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
I had a few problems with this book.

Though if I'm being completely honest, I think those issues we're mainly due to my own irrational expectation and general negative attitude throughout.

So let me start by saying that Settling the Score had an entirely different feel about it than other novels I'd read by RS Grey, and my "problems" with this read are actually evident in many NA Romances. In other words, I'm a unreasonable miserable critic with too much time and a keyboard.

Disclaimer: I really l
Lana *Lifeinwordsandlyricscom*
Aug 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: standalones, sport
Overly dramatic at times the book was quite enjoyable and funny. It would score all of five stars if not for two main problems I had with the story:

1. Kinsley and Becca took their roles as overprotective big sisters too close to heart. I was annoyed with them at the beginning but then it got better.

2. Freddie, as sweet and intense as he was, had an air of selfishness about him. Why did he absolutely had to drag Andie in his mess and right at that time? Typical that she had to bear the waight of
Feb 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
I definitely enjoyed reading Settling the Score but I just didn't fall in love with this book. While it was another very quick and fun read (just like all of R.S. Grey's books), many of the characters were a bit over the top sometimes and made me cringe a lot. Especially Becca and Kinsley were really weird in the first half of the novel and so unlike I remembered them from Scoring Wilder. Furthermore, I thought this book was a little too long and there were quite a few unnecessary and slow scene ...more
May 05, 2016 rated it really liked it

4.25 "love Frederick Archibald" stars

I really liked it!!! I mean who wouldn't when you have this on your repertoire:

Yes, a swimmer, a 4 times Olimpic games champion, a duke (for the record) mr. Frederick "Freddie" Archibald

setting his goals towards more medals but he didn't count on her...

Andie Foster,

an American National soccer team's goalie...

a talented, young vixen, sassy, brassy, open-hearted, naive but determined, stubborn and passionate

...and she set her score with him... the biggest cha
2 Stars.

I feel bad even saying that I read this, because I skimmed through a lot of it. Don't judge me! It was for my sanity. This book, to me, had so much potential - an awesome setting, diversity of people, and a great concept. But, unfortunately, it was extremely dramatic and annoying.

Our heroine, Andie, was fine. She didn't really get too under my skin. However, her friends treated her like she was twelve. Their comedic remarks either fell flat or were too cheesy.

"You guys can't be mad a
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R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of fourteen novels, including THE FORTUNATE ONES. She loves books, chocolate, reality TV, and cold weather. She lives in Texas with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. Visit her at

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