A BOY LIKE YOU
YA Contemporary Romance
Scheduled to release: March 3, 2017
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They say everyone’s a superhero to someone. I’m not sure who I’m supposed
to save, but I know who saved me.
We were kids. His name was Christopher. And up until the day he pulled me
from death’s grip, he was nothing more than a boy I felt sorry for. In a
blink of an eye, he became the only person who made me feel safe.
And then he disappeared.
Now I’m seventeen. I’m not a kid anymore. I haven’t been for years. While
death didn’t take me that day, the things that happened left me with
scars—the kind that robbed me of everything I once loved and drove me into
darkness. But more than anything else, that day—and every day since—has
taken away my desire to dream.
I wasn’t going to have hope. I wouldn’t let myself wish. Those things—they
weren’t for girls like me. That’s what I believed…until the new boy.
He’s nothing like the old boy. He’s taller and older. His hair is longer,
and his body is lean—strong and ready for anything. I don’t feel sorry for
him. And sometimes, I hate him. He challenges me. From the moment I first
saw him standing there on the baseball field, he pushed me—his eyes
constantly questioning, doubting…daring. Still, something about him—it
He says his name is Wes. But I can’t help but feel like he’s someone else.
Someone from my past. Someone who’s come back to save me.
This time, though, he’s too late. Josselyn Winters, the girl he once knew,
is gone. I am the threat; I am my worst enemy. And he can’t save me from
Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***
“We’re two kids who found each other when each needed someone to believe in them the most. Our bodies have grown. Our hearts are still the same. And they knew…Mine knew all along, and his remembered.”
I don’t know where to start with this one. This was one of those books I went into blind so I went in with no preconceived ideas or conceptions and to be honest, I think that is the best way. Ginger Scott dips her toes into a different genre as this book was definitely a little suspense driven which is not her norm. It is this suspense element that really drives this story and despite reading this book in its entirety I’m still not totally sure what the hell is going on. That is definitely a good thing though, because it means I am itching for the next one.
Josselyn (Joss) Winters is a girl I couldn’t help but feel sorry for. Joss had the perfect life, the perfect parents, until one day she didn’t. That day left its scars in more ways than one. Joss was left without a mother, she nearly died in the process and her dad became an alcoholic unable to deal with the abandonment. But that day left its mark on Joss and in particular the young boy that saved her life. He was a boy that everyone picked on in school, but he was a boy that Joss saw under his shyness and ticks. Christopher became her superhero that day, Christopher made her feel safe, but he never came back, he just disappeared.
Now seventeen, Joss is losing herself and is on a downward spiral. Joss is spirited and care free, has little to no regard for her own safety and thrives on the adrenaline rush, anything to escape and forget what is waiting for her at home. A drunken father who resents her, who is probably pissed and wanting to be picked up from the bar or picked up off the floor. To everyone, her dad is the baseball coach, a star, to her he is just a man she resents more and more every single day.
“…and the man who’s supposed to believe in me couldn’t give a damn about that. Somewhere along the way…he forgot.”
Joss is a baseball player too and she is super talented, having her father as a baseball coach did have its perks. Joss is as ballsy as they come and can take on even the fastest of bowlers, she can play with the big guns and hold her own. Baseball is her life and when her path crosses with a newcomer, a boy called Wes, who is an exceptional baseball player too, the gloves are well and truly off.
“You have always made me feel like I belong.”
“You have always made me feel like I matter.”
Wes is one of these characters that you cannot help but fall in love with, he was perfect and he was definitely Joss’s modern day superhero. He was always there at the right time and saved Joss from herself many times. It is their banter and their connection that also drives this book along with that suspense element. These two are so connected, Wes is definitely Joss’s anchor and keeps her centered but even though these two have just met there is that air of familiarity, Joss feels safe with Wes and there was nothing that these two couldn’t do together.
“I can’t save you from you, Joss. Please…give up.”
For me, the first half of this book was a little slow but it soon ramps up and holds you hostage. I really don’t know what to say about the last 15%, my mouth is still on the floor and my head is still a jumbled mess coming up with theory after theory as I desperately try and put together the clues or not clues…who knows with this book. While I thought one part of this book wasn’t particularly needed and just added drama for dramas sake I appreciated the time and effort gone into bringing that part of the story to life and am also intrigued as to how this affects the second book. I am just so confused…it is a good confused…because I cannot for the life of me see where Ginger Scott is going to take this…what rhyme or reason…what could explain things that have happened throughout this book? I have my inklings and they are probably way way way off the mark but that is the beauty of this book…I JUST CAN’T STOP THINKING ABOUT IT!!
“More can wait. I’m here with you…not because of more. I’m here because of you.”
I seriously need book two now, I need to know what the hell is going on…Ginger Scott, please put me out of my misery!!
About the Author:
Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author of several 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, Wild Reckless, Wicked Restless, In Your Dreams, The Hard Count, and Hold My Breath.
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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