Thursday 28 June 2018

Blog Tour & Review ~ Cry Baby by Ginger Scott

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Cry Baby by Ginger Scott
A Contemporary Young Adult Romance
Release day: June 22, 2018

“Cry Baby is brilliantly written. It's hauntingly beautiful and heartbreaking and will leave you thinking about it for days afterward. Bravo, Ms. Scott. This boy-man stole my heart and I don't want it back.”- L.J. Shen, Bestselling Author

Book Description:

Tristan Lopez is loyal to his brothers. He doesn’t really have a choice, born into a gang that has a chokehold on every kid that roams its streets. He gave his life to them willingly, knowing if he did then one day this kingdom, led by boys drunk with power and ruled by fear, would all be his.

He was loyal through it all. Loyal when prison took his dad away. Loyal when his face was touched by the cold metal of the rival gang’s gun. Loyal even though his mom begged him to run the moment she returned home from rehab.

He thought about becoming someone else. It was hard not to crave the life of a regular 17-year-old. It’s the only reason he stayed in school—to pretend. But he always fell back in line.


Riley Rojas didn’t belong in Tristan’s real world. She should have only been part of the fantasy, one of the many faces he got to pretend with amidst rows of metal chairs and desks and whiteboards with assignments. But there she was, moving boxes from the back of an old pick-up into a house Tristan had shot up on a dare with his friends only a few months before.

Tall enough to look him in the eyes and strong enough to fill his shadow, Riley took up space on his streets, her loud mouth fearless in the face of the gang leaders who terrified everyone else. She pushed Tristan around on the hard court, and she balled better than his friends—better than him
sometimes. She challenged him. She needed him. He liked it. And when her pale blue eyes stared into his, he quit wanting to pretend.

He couldn’t ask her to leave because she’d only dig her heels in deeper. He couldn’t ask because he didn’t want her to go. She was blurring his lines. She was testing his loyalty.

He was falling in love.

And it was going to tear him apart.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“I told her she didn’t belong in my world once, but she did. She just didn’t belong in the darkness. She belonged in the light. I just never knew that she’d take me there with her. I never thought I belonged. I’m beginning to believe I do, though.”

Ginger Scott always writes exceptionally good YA novels and Cry baby is no different. With gang crimes forever in the news, Ginger Scott takes us readers on an emotional journey as we battle on the frontline with these kids as they navigate right from wrong. More often than not they are born into it or where they live dictates what they need to do to survive, and while this book centres around the basketball court, playing ball is not only the core activity.

“You…you get to dream… I get to fight to survive, and you get to dream. And I want to help you, but I can’t promise you I’ll be there…”

Tristan and Riley share one passion in life…basketball. Our heroine Riley is an aspiring pro basketball player, on the court is the only place she feels at home. Being brought up by her single dad is hard, especially when you live on the wrong side of the tracks. Riley has a heart of gold and makes the best out of the hand that she has been dealt. I loved the relationship that she had with her father and while more often than not she was his carer at times, making sure he ate etcetera, it was born out of necessity and survival.

“She knocked me off my axis, but she didn’t destroy my world. It’s more than that, though. I know it the second she turns her away from me and walks out the gym door. I didn’t destroy hers.”

Tristan had a heart of gold, but unfortunately for him, he didn’t choose his father. His father was the founder of one of the gangs and after his death it was expected that he would follow in his fathers footsteps. While he was too young to take over, he has been groomed and while certain lines haven’t been crossed, it was only a matter of time before they did.

“You aren’t some other girl. You’re unlike any other girl. You make me wish things were different, that I was different, so don’t you ever apologize for being unlike anyone else. You’re exceptional.”

Ginger Scott doesn’t beat around bush with this book and while it takes Tristan falling for Riley to make him want to escape, doing so is a lot harder. The only time you leave a gang in this day and age is in a box. I loved the flow of this book, it was effortless and the story always felt it was a natural progression. Nothing felt forced or too far fetched and the words kept me captivated throughout. Ginger Scott puts some twists and turns in there that definitely keep the reader in on their toes and while this particular course of true love was never going to run smooth, both these characters made the best of it. Loved it.

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, Hold My Breath, and A Boy Like You.

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

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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Twitter: @TheGingerScott

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