the summer games: settling the score // r. s grey.

published: 2016 
pages: 425 (ebook)
isbn#: 1530771625 (at least that's what it says on amazon) 
read from: 5/17-18/2016
stars: 1) hate it 2) liked it 3) LOVED IT


SYNOPSIS ((amazon))
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 after the medals have been handed out... 
As Andie walks the line between rumor and reality, she's forced into the path of Frederick Archibald, a decorated Olympic swimmer and owner of a sexy British accent--too bad he's unavailable in a way that "it's complicated" doesn't even begin to explain.

In other words: off limits.

It doesn't matter that he has abs that could bring peace to the Middle East and a smile that makes even the Queen blush; Andie fully intends on keeping her focus on the soccer field. But the Village is small. Suffocating. Everywhere Andie goes, Freddie happens to be there--shirtless, wet from the pool, and determined to show her a whole new meaning of the phrase "international affairs".

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SPOILERS

basically (have you noticed i start everything with basically!? sorry guys!), Andie is in Rio to compete in the Olympics. She catches a glimpse of Freddie (hate that fucking name) and shes all woah. only to run into him later on at a party and start from there. 

Fred (cause i hate Freddie) is in town as well to compete in swimming. 
they meet at a party he basically falls in love and then they go all over Rio messing around. sorta. 

all is well and great til she finds out hes actually betrothed to some chick in London names Caroline. she was actually supposed to marry his brother Henry and Henry was supposed to take over all the family duties. then, Henry passed away and it fell on Fred. 
he told his mom no and blew it off but was reluctantly i guess willing to go with it sorta low key (meaning he was putting it off as long as possible by not giving a crap). ...til he met Andie. 

anyways, they meet up, they say yes, they say no, he finally mans up about telling Caroline no and then shit hits the fan. 

Caroline of course agrees to end their "engagement" since they are not in love but she suggests that they keep on pretending to be together just to help him out while he's about to finish his stunt in the Olympics. 

but you all know that a woman scorned isn't a woman to trust. 
she goes bat shit crazy threatening Andie that if she doesn't back up she will ruin her career...and then of course she does. tries. 

she releases a very  "graphic" picture of them at the club and of course Andie becomes the "media whore."
("Gene, what did i tell you about finger quotes?" -Bob "Not to "use" them." -Gene. 

a) let that show you that my bobs burgers game is hella strong and EVERYTHING in my life, i can relate to a BB moment and that b) i just said all that cause i noticed I'm " " basically everything in this post. i need a life!) 

anyyyways,  so there. she outed them. you'd think "oh well, they can now be together of course." 
eeeer, wrong (you know that noise. i have no idea how you type it out.) 

Andie is a slut bag basically but Caroline is the woman of the year and everyone is on her side, so she "forgives" Fred and decides the wedding is still on. he says nah and shes all like "when will you get it through your head that the more you fuck with me, the more i fuck with Andie?" and that's when she drops another bomb on him. 

SHE'S PREGNANT!!!!!!

or well, as we all know in these kind of stories, shes really not but how can you prove it when you have a doctors note!? 

long story short, she lied about being pregnant, she gets outed (the way she was caught was sooo funny and never in a million years work in real life). its in the media that she was never pregnant and black mailing Fred and Andie all cause she wanted to be Duchess of whatever dafuq. #golddigger

in the end of course Andie and Fred end up together. while their personal love lives took a shit most of the book, their professional life was great for them individually. 
and it all worked out in the end.  but seriously Andie? all at 21!!? 

the end. 

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MY RAMBLINGS 
(just thoughts on the book itself)


"....never let someone make you ashamed of what you LOVE to read." 
-Rae Carson

(this has nothing to do with the book. its just that after reading the xxx stuff that it had and the cover, i honestly feel like, eeeesh. I'm glad i don't have the physical book because that cover is all sorts of cheesy. and its not that it was even that sexually graphic but i usually tend to get all shy about admitting that sometimes i read that stuff. not cause i seek it, just cause its there.)


this is everything 50 shades should have been without the promise of what 50 shades was supposed to be. but this wasn't as graphic so its more like 23 shades or something.
and i guess, i don't know, the main point of 50 shades wasn't a love story (although we all know how that turned out.) it was more of a grown up read.....and this one was a love story with grown up themes but not so, blah. (and I'm talking about the movie not the books. basically, just ignore me.) 

anyways, i bought this book because it was on sale for $.99 during the presale. i never say no to $.99 books. specially if i have read something of theirs before


i read it after i gave up on both the luckiest girl alive AND all the lights we cannot see. 
(i just couldn't get in to them at all.) 
overall, i liked the book because it did everything that a book of its essence was supposed to do. 
i was happy, i laughed, i cried, i was mad, i raged, i wanted to murder a character (several) for being soooo stupid and basically, it had me feeling all of the emotions ever!
for $.99 it wasn't bad and heck for the $2.99 it currently is, it still is a fun, quick read. 

this book does have several sexual subjects so i don't recommend this for reading such as book clubs where people can be shy about the subject. 
and definitely not with like your mom and stuff unless you guys are cool like that and all. 

this is a standalone and I'm freaking glad its not part of a series cause i somehow ALWAYS get those! but there is one other book before this and after that both follow something about the Olympics and Rio. if im being honest, i dont see myself reading those just cause...iduno. i might later on down the line but its not something that im going out of my way to read right now. 

but this book, if ya want to feel all of the emotions out there, i recommend. 
love, sex, drama! blaaah!


if you pick up the book, let me know what you think! 
thanks for reading. 


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