Knowing the Score by Kat Latham

Knowing the Score

byKat Latham

Kobo ebook | August 5, 2013

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Book one of the London Legends

Rugby player Spencer Bailey is determined to win a spot on England's World Cup team. But with a month break before the selectors start watching him, he's eager to have fun with a woman who knows the score: the relationship will end when rugby season begins. The lovely American Caitlyn Sweeney seems perfect for the role of temporary lover, since her visa will run out soon anyway.

Caitlyn works for an international disaster relief organization and can handle the world's worst crises, but she flinches from her own. Her past has left her with a fear of intimacy so deep that she has trouble getting close to anyone-until she meets sexy Spencer. His hot body and easygoing nature are too much for even her to resist.

Neither Caitlyn nor Spencer expects to fall hard for each other. But with their relationship deadline approaching, the old rules of the game seem less important than before until past secrets surface, challenging everything they thought they knew about each other.

86,000 words

Title:Knowing the ScoreFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 5, 2013Publisher:Carina PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1426895925

ISBN - 13:9781426895920

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from 3.5 stars-slow to build 3.5 stars KNOWING THE SCORE is the first instalment in Kat Latham’s adult, contemporary London Legends romance series. This is rugby player Spencer Bailey and Caitlyn Sweeney’s storyline. When Caitlyn saves an elderly gentleman who has suffered a heart attack in the London subway, she will eventually meet the most beautiful man she has ever seen. What Caitlyn doesn’t know is that the gentleman’s grandson is Spencer Bailey -one of the star players on London’s world class rugby team and the man who would steal her heart. The focus of the story is Caitlyn and Spencer’s building relationship but a relationship that has only two to three months until it ends. Caitlyn is an American who is currently working in London with a disaster relief organization and her visa is about to expire but Caitlyn is a woman who has some major issues with intimacy and sex. Spencer promises to take things slow but in the end, Caitlyn is a woman who isn’t sure exactly what it is she wants. KNOWING THE SCORE is a storyline about a woman so traumatized by her past that she is afraid to let anyone into her heart, her mind or her body. In fact, she is so afraid of physical intimacy that she recoils at the mere touch of a hand. In this, much of the storyline finds Spencer trying to engage Caitlyn in the physical act of touching and Caitlyn struggling to let go of the past. The characters were interesting in that they both had issues that needed to be addressed but Caitlyn’s fears, although not necessarily unfounded, were a bit of a distraction throughout most of the story. She was a woman who ran from the things in her private life yet she went head first into a war torn area of Afghanistan where all women are at risk. In this, her character development was controversial and contradictory at times. The storyline, as well as the relationship, were slow to build. When faced with her own choices Caitlyn never considered how it would affect Spencer and in this she was a difficult character to like. Spencer, as the hero, was not an innocent but he was far from an alpha male-he had patience beyond what should be expected; a loving relationship with his grandfather; and a dark mark in his past that once revealed will send Caitlyn running-once again. The misunderstandings could have been easily solved by Caitlyn did what she did best-she ran. Written in third person POV, the writing style is simple. The premise takes the reader from London to Australia and Afghanistan. The storyline and premise were interesting but got lost in the heroine’s issues and need to run. There were several high and low points and, a happily ever after but at times I wondered if everything was going to work out-in the end.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Awesome read! Terrific writing with an incredible group of characters. Not knowing much about rugby, I found this part very interesting but the real story is that of Caitlyn, American crisis worker currently living in London, and Spencer, very hot rugby player currently at the top of his game. The two are a very unlikely pair but the pull is significant and undeniable. This is most assuredly a book I would recommend to everyone and I can't wait to read more in this series.
Date published: 2015-02-22