I was first introduced to Kat Latham with her book Unwrapping her Perfect Match, and I really enjoyed her writing style. When I was given the opportunity to read Knowing the Score in exchange for an honest review, I jumped at the chance and I wasn't disappointed. Both Spencer and Caitlyn have been hurt in the past in ways that make being in a relationship difficult. Spencer was arrested for statutory rape at 19 (although the charges were dropped) during the biggest game of his rugby career thus far, and that caused him to be celibate during the season. Caitlyn came from an abusive household and was scared to fall in love and repeat the cycle. The pair decide to embark on a purely sexual relationship (so Caitlyn can lose her virginity) during the off season. Well, things don't work out as planned, but I'm not going to go into details about how. I loved this story because it was more complex than your average professional athlete finding love story. Both characters had ghosts, and Caitlyn had a job that was just as demanding as Spencer's job. Spencer was a guy I could fall in love with myself because he was sweet and patient with Caitlyn. He showed her that she could fall for him, even while fighting it. This book gets a 4.5 star rating from me, along with a definite recommendation to read.
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
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.
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.