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How steamy is it? Hot Damn

Publisher's Summary

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.

©2016 R. S. Grey (P)2016 Tantor

Critic Reviews

" Out of Bounds was seriously intense... HOT, HOT, HOT!... What an incredibly enjoyable read. Right in time for the Summer Olympic games." (AC Book Blog)

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Just ok.

I didn't hate it, but overall I was underwhelmed. Mostly I just found it to be pretty unbelievable. The characters went from hating each other to love with very little relationship development. There was a lot of game playing and lusty teasing but then all of a sudden they were in love? I just didn't buy it. And there were a few cringeworthy moments that definitely didn't make me think love it was more like she was way more invested and he was just using her a lot of the times. I did think the narration was good however and I was able to listen all the way through even though I found myself considering stopping a few times.

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Creepy

The Summer Games Out of Bounds

A young olympic gymnast and a coach come to together to train for the final weeks leading up to the Olympics. Brie is immature, indignant and lacks respect for the authority of her coach. Erik a hot playboy and is cold as ice.

The plot of this book is fairly disturbing, especially considering the recent events of Dr. Lassar of being found guilty of sexually abusing hundreds of gymnasts.

IMO Erik crosses the line from alpha male to sexual abuser. He is clearly in a position of power with the immature student/gymnast and his actions are pretty creepy. He is constantly telling her he is trying to control her, messing with her head and treating her like garbage in front of other people. The creepiness begins early in the plot as the 30 year coach initiates a conversation about sex with his 20 year old athlete. Erik clearly sees her as a "girl", (as he constantly reminds her) and his other love interests as woman, yet he continues to engage in sexual activity with her. The most disturbing scene unfolds when Erik prescribes yoga as a means for Brie to gain better trust in her body. The yoga session ends with the coach leading his athlete into sex. Erik's rationalization that this session would help Brie become a better gymnast was way too reminiscent of how Dr. Lassar's justified his abuse to his gymnasts.


I think the author was intending to be sexy and edgy, but the product is just down right creepy. I hope none of the abused Olympic gymnasts ever stumble upon this book.

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Enemies to Lovers

The first book in this duet was unforgettable.

Unfortunately, the tone and characters in the second book lacked the sparkle and likeable factor I hoped for.

I am all for an enemies to lovers story, but the fire between Brie and Erik was more volatile than sexy. I didn't feel the underlying passion of their relationship until nearly the end of the book. By then, I was just rushing the audiobook so I could finish. I felt myself just wanting to finish rather than caring what happened between the characters.

The secondary characters, Brie's fellow gymnasts (minus June), added lightness and comic relief in the book. Their comraderie with each other was something to look forward to.

While this book wasn't my favorite, it may be of interest to others who enjoy two main characters who are stubborn, passionate and like to push buttons.

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I love it

I loved all of it so cute but, I really hated the yoga class they took when the girl went down on her lady parts, really thought that was disgusting, I had to skip that part, and get it out of my head with hitting my head on the wall.

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