Published by Self-Published on 15 June 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dating & Sex, Emotions & Feelings, Friendship, New Adult, Sports & Athletics
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Also by this author: With This Heart
Place(s) Taveled to: Los Angeles, California // Malibu, California
First Line(s): Cheat on me once, shame on him. Cheat on me twice…what the actual fuck is going on?
I first heard about Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey from a friend and it sounded like it would be right up me alley. I do love me some sport themed romances especially when there is an aspect of forbidden love to it as well. Kinsley is a rising star in the soccer world and has been recruited to a top school in California and Liam Wilder is a bad boy soccer star…who just happens to be her coach. The attraction between the two is instant as is the edict that they aren’t allowed to date because of their roles on the filed. There is much torture and push and pull and the aches of the heart are huge. I just loved these two together and thought that their relationship was very realistically portrayed. I also loved the secondary characters of Becca and Penn and totally think that Grey wasted an opportunity to have a spin off book staring them.
There were things that I felt were a bit implausable though but maybe its just because I don’t really follow professional soccer. But I found it odd that Liam was constantly stalked by paparazzi and that he was always doing interviews on talk shows and things. And I also found it weird that Kinsley had to report to school 3 months early for soccer practice but again I wasn’t an athlete in college so maybe that was normal. So those aspects took me out of the story a bit as they just never rang true but the rest of the book? That I loved.
Well, with the exception of Tara who was such an evil character that I really wanted to punch her in the face. But what I did like about her was that she added a realistic conflict between Liam and Kinsley and it wasn’t a crazy made up thing that existed in the mind of one of them. All too often in contemporary stories there is this pointless drama/conflict that splits up the characters and it usually results from a lack of communication. There is no point to it all and its something that is easily solved when they finally speak about it but for whatever reason a big formula plot point in stories is that the hero and heroine need to break up before they find their HFN. *le sigh* Its a plot point that I can do without. But here in Scoring Wilder the conflict isn’t pointless and the breakup is so heart wrenchingly real that my heart aches just thinking about it.
Scoring Wilder is a fun read and I got so lost in the story that once I started reading I couldn’t stop. I am so excited to check out other books from RS Grey and have already purchased another title from her that I hope to get to soon. If you like a good romance, especially if you like the sport trope then this is a book for you. I don’t think you’ll regret it, I know I didn’t.
A favorite quote from Scoring Wilder:
“If only we actually were in Harry Potter. I’d totally Crucio her ass. Yeah, that’s right, I’d use one of the Unforgivable Curses. Come at me, Ministry of Magic.”