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.”
Worldbuilding: This story takes place at the University of Los Angeles summer training camp for women’s soccer. It also spends some time in Malibu.
Characters: The main characters in this novel are Liam Wilder and Kinsley Bryant. Kinsley was used to being the big fish in a little pond at her high school but when she gets recruited by one of the top universities for soccer, Kinsley is now one little fish in a huge pond. Trying not to step on people’s toes is hard enough but when her coach warns the girls away from the new assistant coach, Liam Wilder, toeing the line becomes too hard. Their first meeting ends in an instant connection and the line between coach and student blur. Can Kinsley juggle her soccer career and a forbidden relationship? Or will her new relationship ruin any chance for her to become a serious soccer player?
Plot: This is a romance between Liam and Kinsley with some catty drama thrown in. It also does a pretty good job of weaving in sports aspect with the romance.
Writing: This novel is written in first person point of view of Kinsley. It is a standalone novel that ends in a HEA.
Curb Appeal: I love this cover! I really like that it shows the main characters and Kinsley being athletic! The blurb gives great background on Kinsley and Liam but only teases what is to come!
Ultimately: This is a new author for me and she killed it! I’m very happy I gave this story a chance and excited for seeing what other stories this author will come up with! All in all, if you are in the mood for a hero who knows exactly what he wants and a heroine who busts her butt to be the best that she can be then come check out Scoring Wilder!!!
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