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- Print Length: 443 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: July 30, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01JER8R90
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,097 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"With fully fleshed-out characters, terrific dialogue, bountiful humor, and genuinely affecting scenes, this is really the full package of a rewarding, romantic read."—Booklist Learn more
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"Ipretty much devoured this book in a single evening. I couldn't put it down!Between the angst and the serious chemistry, it was a non-stop swoon kind ofbook. Delicious, delightful and hot hot hot, The Summer Games: Out of Bounds isone of the funnest books of the summer." -Vilma's Book Blog
"Holyhotness. OUT OF BOUNDS will leave your windows fogged as R.S. Grey turns up thesteam in her latest addition to THE SUMMER GAMES series." - JessicaHawkins
"TheSummer Games: Out Of Bounds somehow manages to be quintessentially R.S. Greyand yet it's also completely unlike any other book she has everwritten." - Red Cheeks Reads
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I really hope that it was a one time flaunt and next book will be much, much better.
I didnt see them as a couple and dont believe in the HEA.
Yoga scene: didnt see it coming, had no place in the book, added nothing to the story or character development.
If an author wants to experiment, has has to do in in a believable way.
I mean the scene on the sidewalk when she wanted "her" coach to walk away from the coaches meeting to spend the evening with her. Really grow up little girl, that would have caused a shit storm with the media and then her winning gold would be totally over shadowed. She throws tantrums like a toddler in their terrible 2s. That was the icing on the cake that made me walk away from finishing the story.
This is only the 2nd book I've read from this author, the first book Settling the Score was so much better that it influenced me read book 2 but now I regret the time I lost in this mindless story. I'd leave this behind if I were you.
Top international reviews
When a sudden health crisis leaves her coach unable to travel to Rio, the Olympic Committee selects a replacement, Erik Winters. Erik Winters is her coach's son. He is intense, stubborn, sexy, brooding & mysterious. Erik was forced to retire and withdraw from the Olympic team in 2004 due to a chronic shoulder injury causing an estrangement between him and his dad. “It’s my job to get these girls up to speed before Rio and bring gold back to U.S. gymnastics, everything else is just noise"
‘Turning around an underachieving team so close to the Olympics was basically an impossible task and made me suspect I was less a saviour for USGA and more its sacrificial lamb. Any failure at the games would just reinforce my doubters.’
And so begins the intense training. The team flies to Seattle to train in Erik’s top rated gymnastics facility. He was expecting all the girls to fall in line but what he wasn't expecting was Brie. Erik and Brie are so much alike. Both focused, both hollow.Training long hours has not left time for many friends for Brie. The chemistry between Brie and Erik is off the charts. The push and pull is crazy. I don't know who made me madder Erik or Brie. She was so stubborn and he was such an arrogant pig at times. But the sparks kept flying and flying. I enjoyed this book I liked the details of the sport itself. The story flowed and was believable to me. I realise that this is the second book in the series, however it doesn't impact the story at all - they are both Independant reads.
I still don’t know how both of them got to the point of having feelings for one another. There were no sparks between them whatsoever and their constant arguing got old pretty quickly. Brie was crushing on Erik big time, that was obvious. But Erik? He kept calling her a little girl and he said he would only ever have a relationship with a woman. Then he said stuff to her like “such a good little doll”. And the yoga scene?! Whhaaat?! I still don’t know what happened there but it was really gross! Erik was described as pretty hot, but having a sh*tty personality makes a person super unattractive in my eyes.
As part of "The Summer Games", this book was also set during the Rio Olympics. This time it was all around gymnastics, which made me look forward to this story even more, because I love watching gymnastics during the Olympics. :) The gymnastics part was probably the most interesting part.
I wished Grey would’ve written more about June and her attitude toward the other four girls. This drama would’ve been more entertaining than the constant back and forth between Erik and Brie.
I hope that Grey’s next novel is a lot more interesting and with more enjoyable characters
It is still a well written story with great characters and great dynamics. You may love it, you might get what i missed, but this is just my opinion. It wont stop me from reading her future work because the girl has talent and generally i love all of her words.
Was mir in dem Buch außerdem gefehlt hat, ist ein besonderes olympisches Flair. Ich hatte gehofft, dass RS Grey mich gedanklich und emotional wirklich zu den olympischen Spielen bringen würde, das funktionierte leider nicht. Auch fand ich die Geschichte nicht immer ganz stimmig, vor allem Bries Geldnot empfand ich als zu konstruiert. Warum hatte sie als erfolgreiche Turnerin nicht schon längst Sponsoren?
Ich werde jetzt erst einmal eine Pause von den Büchern von RS Grey nehmen und vielleicht nächstes Jahr mal schauen, was es neues gibt, vielleicht aber auch nicht.
I just have one question--perhaps I missed it....did she win Gold!?
This definitely is Grey's hottest book to date and it is amazing! I don't have words!
Erik is Brie's new coach in the gymnastics team's last few weeks leading to the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Starting off on the wrong foot from the beginning, they despise each other. Too bad sexual attraction doesn't care about arrogance and cruelty..
"I hated Eric with every fiber of my being. [...] but in my dreams [...] my mind morphed him into my darkest fantasy."
Brie and Erik did me in, seeing their relationship turn from hate to love was amazing. RS Grey still manages to surprise me, and she really did blow my mind! Let's just say I have a sudden urge to try yoga ;)
I can't wait to see what she comes up with next :) (Lexi? Pleaseeeee?)
The main character sums it up best when thinking about his own treatment of Brie, the gymnast- sexual Stockholm Syndrome.
I think the author was trying to make it into one of those 'gray area' relationships, similar to the 'step-brother romance books. However, if written differently this coach/ athlete story could have come off fine, but it was written in a dark way where the coach played games with Brie- mind games, sexual games, etc. And while Brie is an adult at the age of 20 and clearly able to make up her own mind she is also an athlete of such a level that she has been isolated from everyone from years and has had a sheltered, not normal life for quite some time making her a vulnerable adult in many ways. She came off like she had a few screws missing herself which only made the 'game playing' more disturbing. The yoga scene should just be deleted. Where if discussed in advance and completely consensual of someone in the right head space it would be fine, Brie is clearly not. Her coach and yoga instructor took utter advantage of that to a creepy level. I kept wishing that Erik and the true nature of his relationship with Brie would have been found out. This would have put an interesting twist on the book.
Really hoping that the next book written goes back to the style that I love.