Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey

Scoring Wilder


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.”


Scoring Wilder was not the book for me. I can see why others really enjoyed it, but it is just not my sense of humor. It is kind of like The Hangover or something like that. Many people love that movie and find it hilarious, my friends included, but it is just okay to me. I don't find it as funny as most others seem to. Same with this book. It just was not my humor so it wasn't as amazing as most other people seem to think. So yeah that was my main issue with this book.

So what about the story itself? Well that is hard. I could see where it is supposed to be light and fun and funny, but it just seemed like it was trying too hard for me. Liam is this super sexy, famous soccer player and Kinsley is the bright up and comer who is starting her first year at college. She is the all ready to be the next big name in women's soccer. Why did Liam and Kinsley like each other? Well I don't really know. They don't know each other, but Kinsley does think he is super duper hot so that takes away any self preservation or reasoning skills she has. I mean how can she resist his sexy body? See, it is supposed to be silly and fun, but I didn't like it. I didn't really see why either would sacrifice everything to be with the other. And then when it does come out...well nothing really happens. So it was a non-issue again.

The whole second half of the book is seeing what it is like to have a public relationship. What it is like to be in the press and have them spin stories about you. The whole issue with the ex-captain was just ridiculous to me. I just rolled my eyes and moved on. It was just not for me. It was supposed to be this forbidden, dangerous relationship, but it ended up being no big deal. They moved quickly and everything just happened pretty instantly once they decided to risk it and be together. I mean it was an alright book, but it just didn't work for me. I didn't really care about any of the characters or what happened to them, and the ridiculousness didn't work for me. Oh well. I knew that pretty much right away, but decided to finish the book just to see if it got better.

Rating: ★ ★

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