Review: In Your Dreams by Ginger Scott

Review: In Your Dreams by Ginger ScottIn Your Dreams by Ginger Scott
Series: Falling #4
March 29, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: ARC
Source: Copy for Honest Review
Also in this series: This is Falling
Also by this author: This is Falling
Amazon US
Goodreads

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?

I’ve stated before that Ginger Scott is one of the most underrated authors I read.  I’ll add to that now by stating, she is the queen of perfect little moments. Scott has a way of slipping in these touches or breaths or glances and turning them into such profound moments. I absolutely adore them!

For example, this is Murphy and Casey just hanging out and sharing a look. Just a look.

Gray finds me fast and hold me hostage. I submit with nothing but the truth.

Or here, same scene just a little bit farther along…

Lane’s voice echoes from a few doors down, breaking up what might have been my favorite full minute of breathing ever. It was definitely my most honest minute ever. And I didn’t have to say a word.

Her books always have these great and perfect little moments placed at just the right times.

Did I just fangirl pretty hard right there? I did, didn’t I? *shrugs*

Anywho…on to the story of In Your Dreams.

Casey Coffield is kind of a mess. An adorable and charming mess, but a mess none the less.  He’s aware and keeps good mental notes on all his flaws that really need attention.  But he keeps his focus on the ones that may impede him from his dreams in the music business. The rest of those flaws can be fixed later.  Until he happens across a YouTube video of a girl singing a song titled, In Your Dreams, Casey Coffield.  A song he loves, a song he wants to put his spin on, a song he doesn’t really understand.

Murphy remembers Casey very well, even if he can’t remember her.  She’s very aware of the type of person Casey is. Or, at least, was. And she’s not about to fall for his false charms.  Until they really are no longer false and the connection they both have to music becomes more. 

I’ve had sex. I’ve had boyfriends. What I’ve never been is almost kissed. I think maybe I like the almost kiss even better. Or maybe I hate the almost kiss.

It’s a slow burn romance. They are strangers who work with each other before they are friends who flirt, who eventually become lovers. Oh man, when they do…HOT!  But again, it’s all the little moments that lead up to their love and all the ones that follow after they become lovers that make In Your Dreams the book it is.  The interactions between these two were sweet and humorous and absolutely delightful.  They bond over a Biore pore cleansing strip. I mean, really, it sounds odd but it’s so fantastic. 

Take two independently strong characters and throw them into all the situations that make them insecure, throw the scariest parts of life at them, and then watch them learn to lean on someone they never would have expected. And love it but know it’s not completely sound and solid. That’s what this book is.

I loved every bit of their story and my only complaint would be that I would have liked a little more at the end.  I needed more time with them, I didn’t want it to be over.

In Your Dreams is technically the fourth book in the Falling series but you can absolutely read it as a stand alone. 

About Ginger Scott

Ginger 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, The Girl I Was Before and Wild Reckless.

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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Behind the Cover Story: In Your Dreams by Ginger ScottIn Your Dreams by Ginger Scott
March 29, 2016
Also by this author: This is Falling

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?

cover story

Behind the Cover Story is a cover reveal with an exclusive guest post from the author about said cover. Maybe, it’s an explanation of how they came up with the concept. Maybe, it’s how they found their model. Maybe, it’s more than that. Maybe, you need to check back in next time to find out! 😉

 

~ Guest Post ~

 

The Story Behind the Cover
(AKA sexy smirk meet Ginger’s garage)

I’m not sure how everyone else does it, but this is my process. I freaking LOVE creating my book covers. I do my own. It’s like this little carrot I dangle and reward myself with when I’m finally done with the manuscript. (Confession: I usually cheat and start when I’m almost done with the manuscript.)

But this cover was special. Super special. And I cheated and started WAY early on this bad boy. It started when I was in the middle of working on Wicked Restless, and I had this nagging idea that I wanted to write one more Falling book. I really loved Casey’s character in The Girl I Was Before—he’s sort of a never-ending frat-boy mixed with swagger-filled DJ, and he’s that friend/side-kick that overstays his visit and maybe feels like he’s way more work than he’s worth. But…he’s also a best friend. And there was always this hint that Casey must also be a damn good guy…you know…under that super sexy but selfish exterior. And then I got to thinking about what he looks like.

Club lights. Flat-brim hats. Headphones. Vans or Chucks. Skater-boy jeans. Tight shirts and scarves. Sunglasses. Smirk. Chin.

^^^ All that above? That’s from a Post-It note I wrote that boiled Casey’s look down to a few key words. Those last two? They were circled. Casey can portray a million words in one smirk, and his chin…well, that’s his weapon. I needed a chin. Like…the freaking super hero of chins.

Meet Michael Patrick Gleason. He plays Casey. He lives here in Arizona, and his chin? Maybe just take a look at it again. It’s kinda perfect.

But even before I started assembling the pieces—aka The Chin, perfect headphones, the right hat (BTW, I made that hat. Me and the guy at LIDS are super tight now. He says I can come design there anytime I want.)—I had the most important piece to line up. I have a friend, one of those best-friend kinda friends, the kind I’ve known since I sprayed my hair straight up and rolled puffy socks up over my pegged jeans. He’s this incredibly gifted photographer, and his name is Frank Rodriguez (DLRfoto). He lives in San Francisco, but for one week, he was coming to Phoenix. The book wasn’t done yet, but stupid rules—I’m the one who made them, so I broke ’em.

We had one day, so we turned my garage into a club, complete with streaming music courtesy of Cut Chemist and color gels that gave Michael that right hint of orange and red on his skin. We shot in my one-car suburban garage for a few hours, and at one point, the husband came home to open the door, promptly closing it after staring at us with furrowed brow and telling us to “carry on.”

Hundreds of images, boiled down to a dozen choices, and this one…bam! So basically, I’ve been sitting on this beauty since Christmas. And now that you see it, I hope you understand just how dang hard it’s been to keep a lid on it and keep my mouth shut. It’s my favorite. And it’s special. And Frank is a genius. Really—go stalk him on Facebook and IG. His knack is really more of the travel/humanitarian type of thing, but I don’t know…I think he’s pretty freaking fantastic at smirks and chins and make-shift-garage sexiness. What do you think?

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About Ginger Scott

Ginger 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, The Girl I Was Before and Wild Reckless.

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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Review: Wicked Restless by Ginger Scott

Review: Wicked Restless by Ginger ScottWicked Restless by Ginger Scott
Series: Harper Boys #2
October 20, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Format: ARC
Source: Copy for Honest Review
Also in this series: Wild Reckless
Also by this author: This is Falling
Amazon US
Goodreads

Andrew Harper grew up in a house marked by tragedy. His older brother Owen did his best to shelter him, but you can only be protected from life’s pain for so long. Eventually, you end up just feeling numb…and isolated.

Loneliness was the one constant in Andrew’s life. Until one girl, met by chance in a high school hallway, changed everything. Emma Burke was a mystery and all that was beautiful in this world, the only air Andrew ever wanted to breathe. She took the lonely away, and filled it with hope and color, and Andrew would do anything to keep her safe, happy and whole.

But sometimes, what feels good and right is what ends up hurting us the most. And when Andrew and Emma are faced with an impossible decision, Andrew is tested to see just how far he’s willing to go for the girl who owns his heart.

Cuts are deep.

Scars are left behind.

And revenge beckons.

When Andrew finally gets his chance, in college, five years after his first love broke him completely, he finds out old feelings don’t really disappear just because you say you hate someone. The more he tries to avenge all that he believes he lost, the more he uncovers the real story of what happened years before.

Love is wicked. But a restless heart is never satisfied beating on its own. Can Andrew and Emma make it right before it's too late, or will the ties that bind them now destroy their only chance at a future?

Scott produces stories that tighten my chest by making my heart feel bigger than it’s typical shriveled, black self.  Wicked Restless, the second story in the Harper Brothers series, accomplished just that.

Andrew Harper has not had a silver spoon upbringing, anything but. His family has struggled with mental illness, suicide, drugs and crime. He’s been cast aside by the small town he lives in, labeled as trouble, despite never actually being in any. Few see past the sins of his last name. Until Emma.

But Emma’s life has not been easy either and she’s fighting for something much more than just respect. Emma’s trepidation at being open with Andrew about her life and their reckless attraction to one another lead to one mistake that changes the course of Andrew’s life. Turns him into what everyone in town always believed he was.

Andrew and Emma’s teenage love story was so sweet and innocent and all the things you want in a first love story.

The adult Andrew and Emma’s love story was nothing sweet or innocent.

 

 

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Andrew is different. He’s hardened and bitter. I hated the grown Andrew at times and I really had to hold onto the moments that I loved with the younger Andrew.  It wasn’t always easy. Many times I wanted to reach into my kindle, pull him out and throw him through a plate glass window.  However, everything Andrew does, he does with heart. His intentions may be misguided and thriving on years of anger…but he’s passionate, regardless.

Emma is still very cautious and closed off, I really wanted her to be more of a fighter in every part of her life, but quiet and soft is just who she is and it’s what Andrew fell in love with, what he needed in his chaotic life.  She’s the perfect girl for him.

Revenge is a bitter pill to swallow, so is forgiveness, and Wicked Restless is a story with both.

This story is sweet, then sad, then aggravating, then heart wrenching before Scott finally leaves you with a happily ever after. She runs you through the guantlet of emotions.  I actually shed a few tears, which is SO unlike me, but there were some letters written pretty early on in the book and damn, that shit broke my heart.

I always feel satisfied at the end of a Ginger Scott but I’m also always left thinking she is one of the most underrated authors I’ve read. I’m glad I stumbled upon her and I hope you take a chance on her too.

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About Ginger Scott

Ginger 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, The Girl I Was Before and Wild Reckless.

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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Review + Giveaway: The Girl I Was Before by Ginger Scott

Review + Giveaway: The Girl I Was Before by Ginger ScottThe Girl I Was Before by Ginger Scott
Series: Falling #3
June 23, 2015
Genres: New Adult
Format: ARC
Source: Copy for Honest Review
Also in this series: This is Falling
Also by this author: This is Falling
Amazon US
Goodreads

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.

Well. Ginger Scott did it. She made me not completely hate Paige Owens.
 
If you’ve read the first two books in the series, you know Paige is not the most loveable of characters. She does some pretty horrific things. She’s easy to dislike. Now, with The Girl I Was Before, we get a better understanding of Paige and why she did those things.
 
Better yet, we get to see how she struggles to change.
 
Paige has made mistakes that have not only alienated her from family but from friends as well. She’s in the middle of a bit of a shit storm and has some things she really needs to make right. Not easy things either.
 
While she’s figuring out her path, Houston ends up being the only stable thing in her world, as unexpected as that is for both of them. But Houston’s life does not resemble the life Paige has pictured for herself. Houston’s relentless ways of handling Paige make it impossible not to fall for the guy though.
 
I have to applaud Scott for keeping Paige to the character she was before yet showing the struggle she goes through to learn about herself and the reactions she has caused.  It would have been too easy and not believable to have a very selfish and bitchy character wake up one day and decide that they were just going to be a better person.  Paige has that bit of epiphany, but thinking it and proving it are two entirely different things.
 
I also have to give props for how she crafted Houston. It takes a strong person to see past someone’s faults when they are so determined to show them.  Houston takes it all in stride, he sees Paige for the person she is trying to become more so than the girl she still is.  
 
I wish that I could have warmed up to Paige just a bit more. Understanding her and actually loving her…not the same thing. And, while I missed so many of the feels I got from This is Falling, I still really enjoyed this book and the very real and honest life struggles it presented.  I’ve said this before but it’s worth another mention, Scott is quickly becoming an absolute favorite of mine!
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About Ginger Scott

Ginger 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, The Girl I Was Before and Wild Reckless.

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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Review: Wild Reckless by Ginger Scott

Review: Wild Reckless by Ginger ScottWild Reckless by Ginger Scott
Series: Harper Boys #1
March 17, 2015
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 400
Format: ARC
Source: Copy for Honest Review
Also in this series: Wicked Restless
Also by this author: This is Falling
Amazon US
Goodreads

Kensington Worth had a vision for her senior year. It involved her best friends, her posh private school in downtown Chicago and time alone with her piano until her audition was perfected, a guaranteed ticket into the best music programs in the world.

Instead, a nightmare took over.

It didn’t happen all at once, but her life unraveled quickly—a tiny thread that evil somehow kept pulling until everything precious was taken from her. She was suddenly living miles away from her old life, trapped in an existence she didn’t choose—one determined to destroy her from the inside, leaving only hate and anger behind. It didn’t help that her neighbor, the one whose eyes held danger, was enjoying every second of her fall.

Owen Harper was trouble, his heart wild and his past the kind that’s spoken about in whispers. And somehow, his path was always intertwined with Kensington’s, every interaction crushing her, ruining her hope for any future better than her now. Sometimes, though, what everyone warns is trouble, is exactly what the heart needs. Owen Harper was consumed with darkness, and it held onto his soul for years. When Kensington looked at him, she saw a boy who’d gotten good at taking others down when they threatened his carefully balanced life. But the more she looked, the more she saw other things too—good things…things to admire.

Things…to love. Things that made her want to be reckless.

And those things…they were the scariest of all.

 

Ginger Scott is quickly becoming a must read author for me, she gracefully straddles the line between sweet romance and tragic love story – allowing for an immense range of feelings to flow throughout the story.
 
Wild Reckless starts off with Kensi finding herself in a new town, ripped away from a life she was comfortable in.  Now she’s in a strange place with an even stranger boy living next door.
 
First impressions of Owen, for both Kensi and the reader, are a basket of mixed emotions.  He’s a mysterious asshole, an intriguing dickhead, a sexy douchebag.  Owen is all trouble, but it’s the kind of trouble you crave. 
 
After the prologue, which is so sad, the story takes a much more lighthearted tone.  But, as I said, Scott quickly takes it to a much deeper level.  Throwing the worlds of both of these characters’ lives into complete tailspins and giving them each other to use as a lifeline.

 

Wild Reckless is a perfect example of opposites attract.  Where Kensi is cautious and tame, Owen takes risks with himself.  Where Kensi is at a point of needing to let go of things she found so stable in the past, Owen is desperately searching for something to anchor him.
 
Kensi recognizes something in Owen pretty early on, sees that he is more than what most see and she pushes him.  She makes sure he knows she sees HIM and that she won’t back down to his bullshit.  I loved this part of her.  She’s so timid and naive in so many ways, but when it really counts, she’s a fierce little thing. 
 
Though they find what they need in each other, a safety, a happiness, a love – life has other obstacles to place in their paths and it tests everything they’ve begun to learn about themselves and each other.

 

This book had me smiling like someone just gave me a magical cake that had zero calories, at times.  At other times, I was in near tears like someone had given me that cake but stolen all the damn forks.
 
I couldn’t help but ache for these characters, for this story. While the ending felt a little chaotic and rushed for me, and at times it was slightly too young adult, most of Wild Reckless was absolutely perfect and I could not put it down.

 

About Ginger Scott

Ginger 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, The Girl I Was Before and Wild Reckless.

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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Review: This is Falling by Ginger Scott

Review: This is Falling by Ginger ScottThis is Falling by Ginger Scott
Series: Falling #1
August 29, 2014
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 281
Format: ARC
Source: Copy for Honest Review
Also in this series: The Girl I Was Before
Also by this author: Wild Reckless
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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.

*This is a standalone in a three-part series that will focus on different characters. Each book can be read on its own.

 

Pain. Guilt. Fear. Sorrow.  A sad combination of feelings that have ruled Rowe’s life for two years. Moving away from her safe existence to attend college, is a bigger step for her than most could understand.

Meeting and opening up to new friends and a potential love, well…that was something Rowe never expected of herself.  Though she finds an easiness with Nate, the guilt of falling in love with him is a constant road block between her heart and her mind.

Nate lives a life of baseball, flings and fun.  All well and good, but he misses having a special intimacy, a closeness to someone else. Someone to share your special moments with.  Nate sees something in Rowe, a need that matches his own.

Nate is beyond patient with Rowe.  As much as she fights her closeness to him, he waits for her to work through her ghosts.

Working through her ghosts is not so easy when they are not yet all dead and buried.

This is Falling is a slow, sweet romance that blooms with time and grace.  Nate and Rowe are both struggling through some tough life lessons and while they hurt themselves and each other in the process, the true depth of how they feel constantly shows through.

It’s an adorable, yet tragic tale of life throwing you curve balls and how you overcome the twists and turns they bring.  It’s a story of love, of healing, of ultimate survival.

While This is Falling is a sad tale, it’s also got quite a happy and light hearted element to it.  Rowe finds some fun loving people who enter her life and it proves that she can smile again, laugh again, breathe again.  Breathe, without every inhale feeling like the last. Without the weight and responsibility of others lives strangling her heart with every beat.

I enjoyed This is Falling so much. Not only Nate and Rowe but the side characters as well.  Which only makes it a most enjoyable wait for You and Everything After, the next book in the series, which will feature some of these wonderful characters.

 

About Ginger Scott

Ginger 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, The Girl I Was Before and Wild Reckless.

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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