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Release Blitz with Review: Out of Bounds (The Summer Games #2) by R.S. Grey

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Title: The Summer Games: Out of Bounds
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: Aug 1, 2016
I despise Erik Winter.
He’s arrogant and cruel—a man I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy—and by some twisted turn of fate, he’s my new Olympic gymnastics coach.
I’ve had to contend with gruff coaches in the past, but Erik is far worse. His stern demeanor complements a body built for intimidation, and his reprimands come from a mouth so cunning, I know it could strip me of my defenses—if I let it.
Though each of us would love to be rid of the other forever, we are bound to each other by need and necessity. I’m his rising star, his best shot at proving himself to his critics. And without a coach, I have zero chance of winning gold in Rio.
The easiest way forward would be to wave a white flag and make peace with the man I’ll be sharing close quarters with for the foreseeable future, but he is intent on war.
Fine. By. Me.
If he pushes me, I’ll push back harder. If he wants to test me, to play with my head, I’ll show him just how many boundaries I’m willing to cross. Because I know it’s not a choice between winning or warring—not if you can have them both. At the end of it all, I plan on leaving Rio with gold around my neck and his icy heart in the palm of my hand.

My Review

“I was only twenty, but it felt like I’d lived a thousand lives already.”

“She was fierce; she wanted to be seen, and not just for her gymnastics skills. No, she wanted to be desired. Coveted. Craved.”

“Falling in love wasn’t a choice. I was on a train barreling down the tracks and to jump off, to go back to the start, I’d lose everything. Erik owned me, body and soul.”

Holy Hell, this book was amazing. It should come with a warning label, because not only is this book entertaining, but it is smokin’ hot!

Told from dual points of view, Out of Bounds follows the story of Erik and Brie. Erik and Brie’s story is fun, entertaining and totally unique. It is unlike anything that I’ve read by this author before and let me tell you, this book will grab on to you and totally take you by surprise. It was so unexpected. The lies. The games. The attraction. The fight. All I can say is hold on to your hats, because this story is going to take you for one hell of a ride….

When we first meet up with Erik, I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t know if I wanted to like him or throat punch him. He was frustrated me, angered me, and intrigued me. The more time we spent with him, the more I wanted to know him. Despite his frustrating behavior, I couldn’t get enough of him. And Brie…This girl….She is tough. She is fierce. She holds the weight of the world on her shoulders. The moment she set eyes on Erik, she knew she had to have him. Put these two together and man, do they burn up the pages. Their chemistry and banter is off the charts. Seriously, the sparring between these two was their own form of foreplay and no matter how hard you try, you can not look away. The chemistry between them is unlike anything I’ve experienced before. They want to hate and avoid each other, but the more they fight it, the more intense things are. What they have was unavoidable. It frustrated me, consumed me, intrigued me and had me begging for more.

Out of Bounds is a fun, sexy and entertaining read. It is incredibly well written and easily devourable in one sitting. This is probably one of my favorite hate to love relationships. Erik and Brie’s story totally captivated me and has moments that will push your limits. It is filled with laughs and angst. It is filled with steam and scorching hot moments. It is filled with romance and moments that will pull at your heart and frustrate you. I loved every single second of this book and highly recommend checking it out. Out of Bounds is one story that is not to be missed.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way, I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things… everyday.
I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include 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.

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