Welcome to the International Tournament of Athletes, the most prestigious athletic competition in the world.
Brazil, known for their gambling, prostitution, and that infamous heat, is this year's host, but the Brazilian heat isn't what is on everyone's mind. Every athlete there is consumed by the ultimate prize - winning gold.
After the first week of the ITAs, volleyball player Alina Smith has everything going for her. Her handsome boyfriend just won a gold in swimming, and all she has to do is beat Brazil to knock them - and her arch nemesis Gabriela Santos - out of the tournament. But in the middle of the game, her world is turned upside down when Alina finds pictures of her boyfriend with Gabriela at a club. When it seems like everything is spiraling out of control, she runs right into Bryce.
Bryce Walker is not your average jock. Growing up in foster care has made him tough, but taking care of his little sister has made him sweet and kind. On top of that dangerous combination, he also has the perfect athlete's body. When he's kidnapped by a local crime lord trying to rig the games, he's torn between saving his sisters life and protecting the girl he's falling for. He's no longer just competing for gold. He's competing for his life.
It's about to get even hotter in Brazil.