The Hard Count (Ginger Scott)

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Nico Medina’s world is eleven miles away from mine. During the day, it’s a place where doors are open — where homes are lived in, and neighbors love. But when the sun sets, it becomes a place where young boys are afraid, where eyes watch from idling cars that hide in the shadows and wicked smoke flows from pipes.

West End is the kind of place that people survive. It buries them — one at a time, one way or another. And when Nico was a little boy, his mom always told him to run.

I’m Reagan Prescott — coach’s daughter, sister to the prodigal son, daughter in the perfect family.
Life on top.
Lies.
My world is the ugly one. Private school politics and one of the best high school football programs in the country can break even the toughest souls. Our darkness plays out in whispers and rumors, and money and status trump all. I would know—I’ve watched it kill my family slowly, strangling us for years.

In our twisted world, a boy from West End is the only shining light.
Quarterback.
Hero.
Heart.
Good.
I hated him before I needed him.
I fell for him fast.
I loved him when it was almost too late.

When two ugly worlds collide, even the strongest fall. But my world… it hasn’t met the boy from West End.


I’ve read a few Ginger Scott’s books, and I liked them all, so I was so excited when I was approved for The Hard Count on Netgalley. This one is, without a doubt, my favorite Ginger Scott book, and I just want more!

I really liked how this book was narrated, with Reagan being the main POV, in the present, and with a few chapters from past Nico. Reagan was an awesome narrator, funny, witty, nervous and smart. I loved the way the book was written… so damn deep!

I loved both main characters to death. Reagan and Nico were amazing characters, so smart and dedicated to what they wanted out of life. To be 100% honest, I ended up loving all the characters in this book, and I loved how they personified the meaning of family. All of them. The friends, the families, all of them, really!

The romance was seriously cute and awesome. I really liked how how Reagan and Nico took their time, and got to know each other better before becoming a couple. I liked that there was never any doubt about it. I liked that once they were in it, they were in it 100%. I loved that even though some problems were anticipated, they managed to overcome them all. I loved the support and love.

I honestly don’t know what to say more about this book. It was kind of perfect. The massage was perfect. The characters were perfect. The romance… perfect. Nico and Reagan? Perfect! The football, team and school themes? Also perfect.

People, you need to read this book. Now! It’s that good!

Musical Mondays: Just Like Fire by P!nk

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P!nk is one of my favorite artists ever, and I’m in love with her new song…

I know that I’m running out of time
I want it all, mmm, mmm
And I’m wishing they’d stop tryna turn me off
I want it on, mmm, mmm 

And I’m walking on a wire, trying to go higher
Feels like I’m surrounded by clowns and liars
Even when I give it all away
I want it all, mmm, mmm

We came here to run it, run it, run it
We came here to run it, run it, run it

Just like fire, burning up the way
If I can light the world up for just one day
Watch this madness, colorful charade
No one can be just like me any way
Just like magic, I’ll be flying free
I’mma disappear when they come for me
I kick that ceiling, what you gonna say?
No one can be just like me any way

Just like fire, uh

And people like to laugh at you ’cause they are all the same, mmm, mmm
See I would rather we just go a different way than play the game mm, mm

And no matter the weather, we can do it better
You and me together, forever and ever
We don’t have to worry ’bout a thing, ’bout a thing

We came here to run it, run it, run it
We came here to run it, run it, run it

Just like fire, burning up the way
If I can light the world up for just one day
Watch this madness, colorful charade
No one can be just like me any way
Just like magic, I’ll be flying free
I’mma disappear when they come for me
I kick that ceiling, what you gonna say?
No one can be just like me any way

Just like fire, fire, fire
Run it, run it, run it
We came here to run it, run it, run it

So look I came here to run it
Just ’cause nobody’s done it
Y’all don’t think I can run it
But look, I’ve been here, I’ve done it
Impossible? Please
Watch I do it with ease
You just gotta believe
Come on, come on with me

Oh, what’s a girl to do?
(What, what?)
Hey, what’s a girl to do?
(What, what?)
Oh, what’s a girl to do?
(What, what?)
Oh, what’s a girl to do?

Just like fire, burning up the way
If I can light the world up for just one day
Watch this madness, colorful charade
No one can be just like me any way

Just like fire, burning up the way
If I can light the world up for just one day
Watch this madness, colorful charade
No one can be just like me any way
Just like magic, I’ll be flying free
I’mma disappear when they come for me
I kick that ceiling, what you gonna say?
No one can be just like me any way
Just like fire, fire

Run it, run it, run it
Just like fire
Run it, run it, run it

The Bookish Book Lover Tag

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It’s Book Tag time! Today I’m doing The Bookish Book Lover Tag, and I was tagged by the wonderful Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much – THANK YOU CÁTIA! This tag was created by Shantelle @Shantellemaryh

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  • Use the original banner
  • Answer the questions!
  • Use lots of book covers
  • Tag your friends

What books are you currently reading?

I’m currently reading The Hard Count by Ginger Scott, and oh boy, I’m loving it.

What’s the last book you finished?

I recently finished The Deal (Off-Campus #1) by Elle Kennedy, which was a re-read for me. I was needing my favorite NA series, and I re-read it – no regrets!

Favorite book you read this year?

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas, definitly. This book was EPIC!

What genre have you read most this year?

Contemporary… New Adult Contemporary to be more specific. Also no regrets about that. I’m in love with the genre.

What genre have you read least this year?

Fantasy and Sci-Fi… I just haven’t been in the mood much. My brain has been craving contemporaries like crazy.

What genre do you want to read more of?

Young Adult Contemporaries actually. I have a few on my TBR, and I want to get to them soon.

How many books have you read this year, and what’s your goal?

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My current challenge is of 175 books, and I’ve already read 141. Something tells me that I might have to change it yet again…

What’s the last book you bought?

My mom actually bought me Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne the other day. I wasn’t even planning on reading it that soon, but now it is sitting – and waiting – on my nightstand.

What book are you saving up to buy next?

           

The Raven Cycle series, probably.

How many books did you check out last library visit?

None! I don’t remember the last time I went to a general library. Our libraries don’t carry the stuff I read, and not on the language I like to read.

What’s a book you can’t wait to read?

Definitely The Goal by Elle Kennedy. I need Tucker’s story NOW! I don’t see how she’s gonna make me love that girl.

What’s a series you’d recommend to everyone?

  

Hmmmm…. The Off-Campus series by Elle Kennedy and the Him series by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy.

Who’s an author you’re hoping writes more?

Rainbow Rowell. Always always Rainbow Rowell! I love anything she puts out into the world.

A few books your heart adores?

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What series’ coming conclusion makes you sad?

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What books are on your wishlist?

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I Tag:

YOU! Consider yourself tagged!

Book Traveling Thursdays: A Book That Makes Me Think About Traveling

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Hello, welcome back to another Book Traveling 168709Thursdays, which a weekly meme created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. The goal is to share the covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group, indicating the original cover, the one of your country, your favorite and least favorite.

This week’s theme is “Because reading takes us to a lot of different adventures choose a book that makes you think about traveling“. I’m chosing The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig, because the traveling is strong on this one.


Original COver:

This is the US cover, and I do like it, though it has grown on me more after I saw the US cover for the sequel.

COVER FROM MY COUNTRY (PORTUGAL) & COVER FROM THE COUNTRY I LIVE IN (SPAIN):

This book hasn’t come out here yet😦.

Favorite COVER(s):

My favorite cover is the UK edition. I just love the blue and the color contrast.

LEAST FAVORITE COVER(s):

None!

WWW Wednesday: August 24th 2016

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking On A World Of Words, where you have to answer these questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


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This week I’m reading The Hard Count by Ginger Scott, and then I started The Deal by Elle Kennedy again, as a re-read, because I was in dire need of some great NA book.


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I recently finished The Proverbial Mr. Universe by Maria La Serra, The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson and The Summer Before Forever by Melissa Chambers.


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Next, I’ll probably read Keeping Her Secret by Sarah Nicolas and Wrong Question, Right Answer (The Bourbon Street Boys #3) by Elle Casey, both of which are already out and I need to get to them.