The Girl I Was Before (Ginger Scott)

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I’m the selfish one. I suppose that’s the nicest thing people say about me. I’ve heard the other things, too. “Paige Owens is a pretty girl with nothing else to offer. She’s just a good time at a party. She’s stupid, heartless, cold and useless. All she cares about is getting a guy to look at her. Why would anyone want to be her friend?”  

Some of those things are true. Others were true. They’re all hurtful.

None of it matters.

I’m ready to make the hard choices. I’m ready to face the consequences. I’m ready to be the girl I was before, and I’m done being the one who lost her way.

I’m ready to become the girl Houston Orr sees when he looks at me.

Houston isn’t a star athlete. He doesn’t play in a band. He’s never going to be president, and his life is so far away from simple and easy it isn’t even funny. He wasn’t part of my plan. But I’m starting to think plans are overrated, and maybe our stories are what we make them. And mine depends entirely on me, and the choices I make…starting now.

Houston is my fairytale. He’s perfectly imperfect. He’s poetry and life. He’s truth and heartbreak, all rolled up in a tall body with dark hair, broad shoulders and green eyes that lull me into submission. He’s nothing I ever thought I wanted, but the very thing I need. He’s the only guy I’ve ever really loved, and he thinks I’m a princess. I fell into him, and now I’m holding on.

But sometimes life takes away our ability to choose. Sometimes…things aren’t in your control. Sometimes, it hurts to be selfless. My only hope is that when it comes time to choose, I get it right.

Welcome to my once upon a time and wish for happily ever after.


And again, I want to thank Deanna @A Novel Glimpse so much for lending me this book! Thank you! I loved reading this whole series. 😉

Let’s be honest, Paige is not painted in the brightest way in the two previous books, so I was a little bit afraid of how she would come across in her own book. I had read the following book, so I knew about her relationship with Casey, Houston’s BFF, and I liked it, so I was willing to give her a chance. In the end I liked her, but not as much as any of the other girls. Still, she grew on me, because she grew up a lot during these series, and she was strong as hell.

I really liked Houston, but hey, I liked him already going into this book, and the fact that Ty approved of him that much was a bonus – because Ty is awesome! I loved how he tried to balance everything in his life, and how unapologetic he was about it. He just had such a positive attitude, even through everything… amazing!

I liked how the romance progressed as well, and I really liked the involvement of Houston’s family and Cass, Rowe, Ty and Nathan. And guys and children are my weakness…

The plot progression still threw me off a little, and this book managed to surprise me… a lot. So, bonus points for that! Still, after reading the whole series, I felt like this book was probably the weakest of the bunch, though I still loved it.

You and Everything After (Ginger Scott)

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I’m that teenaged girl who has MS. You haven’t met me, but you’ve seen me around. You probably know my sister. We’re twins, and she’s the pretty one. Maybe you’ve heard about myreputation, how much I like to hook up at parties — how easy it is to get me in bed, get what you want, and forget about me after.

Forget what you think you know. I’m leaving that girl behind.  College is all about new beginnings. So from now on — I’m just Cass. And the rest…it isn’t written yet. And no one else gets to write my story for me.

“Tyson Preeter doesn’t do can’t.”

That’s exactly what I want people to think when they see me. I am strong, invincible, confident, intelligent — arrogant. I’m the man who always finds a way around, over and through — until there’s nothing left. Since losing my ability to walk six years ago, I’ve relearned life. I don’t need sympathy. I don’t want charity. And I don’t do love.

It’s better this way, saves my disappointments for me, and me alone, and it saves my strength for everything I want.  

But Cass Owens is about to wreck everything. She’s about to steal all of my strength away from me, because she needs it more. She’s about to break all of my rules, and break down all of my walls. She’s about to own me…completely. And I’m about to let her.


One again, I want to thank Deanna @A Novel Glimpse so much for lending me this book! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

I have to say I liked this one even better than the first one, This is Falling. The writing was amazing again, but the characters were just MORE somehow. I had liked Cass and Ty a lot on the first book, but actually reading their story was amazing.

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I loved that in spite of the challenges that both Cass and Ty faced, with Cass having MS and Ty being paraplegic, the story doesn’t focus on that, and doesn’t use any of those facts to define either character. That is wonderful and unique and I loved it. Instead, it uses those challenges as part of them, and parts of them that they both accept and love and don’t even “see” because they SEE the other person completely.

I really liked the romance, for a moment there I thought that there would be a lot more drama from both sides, but they were both adults who communicated and wow, that’s so rare to read about.

I would highly recommend this story… it’s so beautiful! I might have cried a bit (or a lot).

This is Falling (Ginger Scott)

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First, I had to remember how to breathe. Then, I had to learn how to survive. Two years, three months and sixteen days had passed since I was the Rowe Stanton from before, since tragedy stole my youth and my heart went along with it.  

When I left for college, I put a thousand miles between my future and my past. I’d made a choice—I was going to cross back to the other side, to live with the living. I just didn’t know how.  

And then I met Nate Preeter.

An All-American baseball player, Nate wasn’t supposed to notice a ghost-of-a-girl like me. But he did. He shouldn’t want to know my name. But he did. And when he learned my secret and saw the scars it left behind, he was supposed to run. But he didn’t.

My heart was dead, and I was never supposed to belong to anyone. But Nate Preeter had me feeling, and he made me want to be his. He showed me everything I was missing.

And then he showed me how to fall. 


First and foremost, a huge THANKS to Deanna @A Novel Glimpse who not only recommended this book to me, but also lent me her kindle book so I could read it. THANK YOU!!!

This is such a beautiful story about young love, pain, acceptance, and learning how to live again and move on… trying to balance your memories with your live. It was so heartbreaking at times. I absolutely loved the writing… having already read the fourth book in this series last month, In Your Dreams, I knew that I would like it, but I still saw some light differences, and thought that the story flowed very well, and the writing had a certain lyrical element to it.

I really enjoyed both main characters and thought they were kind of perfect for each other. It was heartbreaking and heartwarming to see Rowe trying to cope and move on from the events of her past. I’m not sure how anyone can keep moving after that to be honest. She was stuck, and every little step she took towards moving, was amazing. The process of opening up her life to new friends and to Nate was slow, but rewarding, and I loved to see her friendship with Cass and Paige grow, as well as with Ty and Nate (though Nate was always more).

Nate was kind of messy perfect, or as perfect as any 19 yo can be. I really liked that he took his time and made sure that things were right for Rowe and him. But he was too damn nice sometimes, lol. But the way he loved her… oh wow!

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The relationship was so sweet and cute. I loved the banter and the pranks, and the quiet moments. The acceptance and understanding. And I absolutely loved the inclusion and the importance of both families.

The secondary characters were awesome, and I can’t wait to read Ty and Cass’s story, because Ty was probably my favorite character in the mix.

Again, I’m really glad I started this series, and I can’t wait to keep going 😀 .

Blog Tour: In Your Dreams (Ginger Scott)

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Casey Coffield has a growing list of personal flaws he keeps locked away in his head:
He’s never on time.
His list of IOUs to his best friend is endless.
Money is always short.
Goals are never in reach.

Oh, and he’s decided to add college drop-out to that list, too. He doesn’t really think that last one’s such a bad thing, but his family insists it is, so it stays on the list.

On paper, he’s a zero. But in person, when he’s mixing tracks for a sea of bodies at the hottest clubs and parties, he’s downright irresistible. Just-right stubble on his chin, body of a boxer and a smirk that stimulates all the right nerves—women have never been a problem. They flock to his swagger and fall for his charm…fast.

All except for this one.

Purple hair, gray eyes, a raspy voice and sass, Murphy Sullivan is a little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll. And her and Casey? They have history. He can’t remember it, but she wrote a song about him—and it’s not exactly a love song. But it is good. Damn good. And uncovering her inspiration just might be the key to solving a few of his shortcomings—not to mention open doors to his own big break in the music industry.

But sometimes dreams get messy when they collide. Sometimes life changes patterns. A past paints the wrong picture and futures get cloudy. The only question that remains is who will you choose when the dust settles—you? Or the girl of your dreams?

** This book is a Falling Series spin-off. It can be read as a standalone. **

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OMG!!!! I think I have to add Ginger Scott to my growing list of favorite NA authors, because this book blew my mind.

The writing was so smooth and engaging! Loved it!!!

The two main characters were adorable, and they were beyond adorkable together. Casey was seriously damaged, poor thing, he thought so little of himself that it hurt, because he was so good. I was happy that although this was a cocky guy, he never acted that way towards Murphy, and he knew exactly what his friends were worth, even if he didn’t acknowledge that often enough. Murphy was the sweetest thing! I loved how strong she was, when faced with situations that she was not OK with. Even with her fears, she stood up for herself, and that’s brilliant.

The relationship between Murphy and Casey was beyond adorable. I really liked that it wasn’t instalove or anything like that, and that we could see how their relationship grew, and how they took their time to actually get together.

I was also happy about how things fell apart – not that I was happy that they fell apart, my heart was breaking! But I did like the motivations and the amount of love behind Casey’s decision, and I respected his way of doing thing. I think most authors would have opted for a more “douche” route, and I was so glad it was not the case here.

All in all, I really loved this book, and how awesome Casey and Murphy were together, even if my heart was breaking for a good portion of the book. I will definitly be reading more of Ginger Scott, mainly Houston’s story, because it has to be so good!


About the Author:

GS photoGinger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of eight young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, Wild Reckless and The Girl I Was Before.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

When she’s not writing, the odds are high that she’s somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork ’em, Devils).

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