Title – Scoring Wilder
Author – R.S. Grey
Publication Date – June 19, 2014
What started out as a joke— seduce Coach Wilder—soon became a goal she had to score.
With Olympic tryouts on the horizon, the last thing nineteen-year-old Kinsley Bryant needs to add to her plate is Liam Wilder. He’s a professional soccer player, America’s favorite bad-boy, and has all the qualities of a skilled panty-dropper.
• A face that makes girls weep – check.
• Abs that can shred Parmesan cheese (the expensive kind) – check.
• Enough confidence to shift the earth’s gravitational pull – double check.
Not to mention Liam is strictly off limits . Forbidden. Her coaches have made that perfectly clear. (i.e. “Score with Coach Wilder anywhere other than the field and you’ll be cut from the team faster than you can count his tattoos.”) But that just makes him all the more enticing…Besides, Kinsley’s already counted the visible ones, and she is not one to leave a project unfinished.
Kinsley tries to play the game her way as they navigate through forbidden territory, but Liam is determined to teach her a whole new definition for the term “team bonding.”
A fun & sexy New Adult Romance (age 17+)
I had never read anything from RS Grey previously, so I went into this book based solely on the synopsis and that beautiful cover! I know they say don’t judge a book by it’s cover, but man am I glad I did! Scoring Wilder did not disappoint me in the least! It was sassy, romantic, and absolutely hilarious!
A strong heroine is something I often look for in the novels I read. If there isn’t one present, I have an extremely difficult time connecting to the characters. Luckily, Kinsley was nothing short of amazing. She had dreams and aspirations and was tough as nails. She was a loyal friend and a kind human being, but she also had her insecurities. Kinsley was a real person, not some fictitious person in a book. RS wrote her character in such a way that you really do empathize and feel everything that she feels. That passion when she was with Wilder? Oh, I felt that from my toes to the tips of my fingertips! It was truly a wonderful experience. As for Wilder, I’ll admit I was a bit hesitant with him. He was painted as your stereotypical bad boy persona and it made me nervous for the level of angst that could be present. However, this story was not exaggerated for effect and had just the right level of “drama”. If you love just a good-souled man who supports his woman and goes after what he wants Wilder is the man for you! You also become incredibly invested in the secondary characters as well. They’re a tight group who you just instantly love.
Seeing as how this was my first RS Grey book, I can’t compare to her previous works. However, I will say that I will gladly be reading more from her. This was a light-hearted, warm fuzzy kind of read. I was laughing out loud, seething at hard moments, and feeling love above all else. Scoring Wilder is a book I’ll love to revisit whenever I need a good pick me up, or something to just make me smile. I absolutely loved it, now I just need to convince the author to write a book from Wilder’s point of view!
But just before she stepped inside, I heard the same sexy voice that I’d heard the previous night— the voice that said, I’m sexy and I know it.
Every single girl froze and we turned in unison. Liam Wilder was standing a few feet away wearing workout gear and a friendly smile. Of course his friendly smile could easily be misconstrued for a take-your-panties-off smile, so it’s a wonder we all managed to mutter shocked hellos. I guess he’d pulled up in the parking lot a few minutes after we did. I peered behind him and saw a black Mercedes SUV parked in the spot closest to the field house. A photographer was snapping pictures on the other side of the fence. Jeez, they wake up this early to get pictures of him?
“Oh, hi Liam.” Tara smiled wide.
I shot Becca a gag-me face.
“You guys should probably call me Coach Wilder while we’re at practice,” he admonished. I had to fight to keep from cracking up. The shocked look on Tara’s face was absolutely priceless, but it still wasn’t enough to make me forget the awkwardness of the situation.
I couldn’t look up at him. The last time we’d spoken, I’d literally asked him to show me his tattoos, which we both knew really meant I wanted him to show me his soccer balls. Hah. I’d have to tell Becca that one later. I tugged her and Emily forward without acknowledging Liam and headed for the conference room. Thankfully, Coach Davis was there already and Liam didn’t follow us in.
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I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors are 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.