My Review: A Boy Like You by Ginger Scott

My Review:  A Boy Like You by Ginger ScottA Boy Like You by Ginger Scott
Series: Like You #1
Publication Date: March 3, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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Synopsis

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 feels…familiar.

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 myself.

My Review

A Boy Like You by Author Ginger Scott is a young adult romance novel.  It is part one of the two part series, Like You.

Wes…he’s the kind of guy you deserve. And maybe I just love you enough to want you to have it all.

Every story has a hook moment that either works for a reader, making them crave more, or may be the reason for them to close the book and trying something different. Author Ginger Scott gave a from-the-start hook that caught me like an unsuspecting fish and WOULD NOT LET ME GO! The account of two young kids, the impact they each had on one another, and the difference that it made in their lives.

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.

Wes and Joss’s story was one of second chances, rebuilding and repairing, and heroes that came in all ages and sizes. I loved how this author made the characters exposed and vulnerable, but allowed them to stay somewhat hidden to create an air of emotional conflict There were so many times that my heart ached for Joss. Her pain was tangible and pushed her into situations and circumstances that compounded her grief. Wes was an absolute dreamboat. Kindess, love, and tenderness were trademark qualities that emanated from him and made him a special young man in Joss’s life. These characters forced me to feel and there was no escaping it. I laughed with them and cried with them. I felt their pain, sorrow, and hope.

“I will always fight for you. I can’t say no when it comes to you. I can’t not fight for you. I can’t not do everything in my power to keep you safe.”

The storyline itself was unique and added a totally unexpected element of mystery. I was caught in the constant flow of incidences and situations that were predictors of love and life. The added component of baseball, which I have seen happens to be one of this author’s favorite sports, was authentically represented and was not used as a side to the main theme, but greatly contributed to it.

“You don’t belong in a box. That’s what makes you so amazing. You…you’re a little bit of everything. And you’re not ashamed to show any of it.”

I give this book a universe of stars. It was a compelling young love story, beautifully written with easy to attach to characters, an intriguing plot, and an ending that made me come unhinged. I LOVED this book and am DYING to get to the next part. A Boy Like You is a definite favorite of this year.

“I’m here because of you.”

5 Stars

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, 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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