Scoring Wilder is a standalone romantic comedy by R.S. Grey. This review will be spoiler-free.
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.” (Synopsis from Goodreads)
Adorable. Hilarious. Sexy. Fun. The perfect afternoon read.
The synopsis of this book didn’t catch my attention, but I was determined to read all of R.S. Grey’s novels. She is one of my favorite authors and I couldn’t leave any of her books unread. But once again, Grey did not let me down.
Kinsley and Liam. I love these two so much. While I don’t have much in common with either of them, I really loved watching them. Kinsley is driven, strong, and hilarious. She knows exactly what she wants out of life and she is willing to do anything it takes to get there. Liam is the reformed bad boy. He is understanding, realistic, and protective. I fell for him in an instant.
Kinsley and Liam pushed each other in the best way. They encouraged each other and were always supportive of the other. They had the same dreams so it was easy for them to help one another. They were an amazing team.
But they weren’t the only interesting characters. Becca. Emily. Penn. Becca and Emily are the kind of girls I would want to be friends with! They are drastically different but I loved them both so much. Becca is crazy and clumsy, but she is also the best friend any girl could ask for. Emily is an absolute sweetheart, who would do anything for her friends. Penn is adorable. I loved getting to know him throughout this book.
This was probably one of the funniest Grey books I’ve read. I laughed out loud several times. Kinsey’s inner monologue was hilarious and Becca made me laugh almost every time she opened her mouth.
The pacing of this story was perfect. I was only about 60% of the way through this story and we reached what I expected to be the end. I was really worried about what was going to happen, but I love the events that followed. There were no loose ends left when I finished the book. Grey did a good job of connecting all the dots that had been set up in the beginning of the story.
I don’t think the setting was that important to this book. I think it could have occurred anywhere, but I like that Grey picked LA. I feel like there are a lot of romances set in New York and Texas. While California is still pretty popular in the romance genre, it is not as popular.
I loved this book. I gave it 5 out of 5 stars. If you are looking for a funny and sexy afternoon read, this is the book for you.