[ARC REVIEW] “King of the Court” By: R.S. Grey

What is “King of the Court” by R.S. Grey about?

We don’t get a lot of NBA superstars coming through little ol’ Pine Hill, Texas. That’s why everyone is all in a tizzy over the fact that the USA men’s Olympic basketball team will be training here of all places before this year’s Summer Games. With little else to talk about, rumors about the players have been spreading like wildfire, and there’s one man in the middle of it all holding a match.

Ben Castillo.
NBA champion.
Olympic gold medalist.
Widely hailed ‘King of the Court’.

The morning he walks into my dingy diner, I have enough sense to keep my head down and go right on wiping tables, pouring coffee, and serving up short stacks. A man who looks like that—superstar or not—has only ever meant trouble, and more trouble is the last thing I need, what with taking care of Nan and scraping by on tips from truckers.

If anything, he seems drawn to my indifference. His steely gaze pierces me behind the counter. My knees nearly buckle under the weight of his attention. But while Mr. Pretty Boy is probably used to snagging city girls with a smile, this gal is country strong.

I won’t be some clichéd convenience for him on his way through town.

So look over your choices carefully, Benny-boy. We serve up sides of hash browns here, not heartbreak.

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Review:

This is one of my favorite R.S. Grey books. Ben and Raelynn are so sweet together, and I loved the dynamic between the two. The power dynamic never felt gigantic, even though both fame, money, and influence-wise it should have. I think it was handled well.

It was a little unbelievable that Raelynn wouldn’t have found out a way to Google Ben, but technology aside, I also understand the trepidation that comes with that.

I thought that Raelynn’s Nan would be in the story more, but the way it plays out is (unfortunately) probably more realistic. It was interesting that, at least in part one, Raelynn didn’t have any friends or support system from people her own age. We get to meet her college friends in the second part of the book, but before that, she’s really on her own. Still, I like her friends, and I’d definitely read books that centered on them, too.

Characters from Rachel’s two Summer Games books also appear briefly, (Andie Foster and Brie Watson) which was exciting! I’ve only read one of them so far, but I’m looking forward to reading the other one at some point. Rachel consistently writes awesome books, but this one is one of my favorites that I’ve read from her in awhile.

There was a twist that breaks the two of them apart at one point, which at first I wasn’t a big fan of, but I actually came to appreciate and think that it added well to the story in a way that was different from what I’ve read in books before. Overall, I think this was a great book and one that I would highly recommend, especially to those who love small town romances, and sports/basketball romances! (This might be one of the first basketball ones I’ve read, to be honest.) As with all new adult books, I recommend them for 18+ due to some of the sexual content, but you do you.

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Reviews of R.S. Grey Books:

Scoring Wilder

The Summer Games: Settling the Score

A Place In The Sun

The Duet 

The Design

Make Me Bad (ARC)

Coldhearted Boss – (ARC)

His Royal Highness – (ARC)

Doctor Dearest – (ARC)

Love The One You Hate – (ARC)

The Trouble with Quarterbacks – (ARC)

Date Me Like You Mean It — (ARC)

To Have and to Hate — (ARC)

King of the Court — (ARC)

Enemies Abroad — (ARC)

Playlists for R.S. Grey Books:

Scoring Wilder ♪

The Summer Games: Settling the Score ♪

Make Me Bad ♪

A Place In The Sun ♪

The Duet ♪

The Design ♪

Coldhearted Boss ♪

His Royal Highness ♪

Doctor Dearest ♪

Love The One You Hate ♪

The Trouble with Quarterbacks ♪

Date Me Like You Mean It ♪

To Have and to Hate ♪

King of the Court 

Enemies Abroad ♪

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