Friday, March 3, 2017

Call You Home - My Review of A Boy Like You by Ginger Scott

We're celebrating the release of A BOY LIKE YOU by Ginger Scott!

YA Contemporary Romance
Scheduled to release: March 3, 2017

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.

NowI’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 thananything 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

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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

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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A Boy Like You is the latest novel by Ginger Scott. It is a Young Adult Contemporary Sports Romance. I'm not usually a big fan of sports romance, but you will never catch me missing one of Ginger's books. 

Ginger Scott seems to write all of her stories with a fair amount of angst and emotion, but this one seemed to start out a bit more impassioned than the others for me. That isn't to say it was unpleasant, on the contrary, just that the beginning packed an emotional punch and set the tone for how I would receive the rest of the story.

Joss and Wes are both baseball players, but that is the least of their connections. The more Joss discovers about Wes, the more she sees of herself and at the same time, the more questions she has. In many ways, Joss sees Wes as competition, for her father's interest, for her friends, but mostly when she sees Wes, she's reminded of a young boy that saved her life years ago. While Wes denies that this was him, Joss cannot help but think of the tragedies of her childhood whenever he is around.

Joss has a very tumultuous relationship with her father and a non-existent one with her mother. She basically runs her own life and hasn't been making the best choices. Wes sees good in Joss and works hard to make her see it also. Because they both have hardships in their pasts, Wes and Joss are able to bond with each other in ways where others fail.

While A Boy Like You is sports-themed, the baseball isn't the focal point, but is actually just a vehicle that helps the story move forward at times. It provides the perfect background for Wes and Joss to connect and administers just the right amount of tension when it's called for.

This book varies from Ginger's other works in that it carries a sense of secrecy and mystery. We aren't given direct information about whether Wes and Joss have a past or not, nor do we learn much about Wes's past until the very end.

And then there's the end... this is definitely a cliff-hanger, but in the best way. Yes, we are left wondering what will happen next, but it also ends with such an air of hope. Joss's confidence in the future is contagious an has me excited for what's to come.

5 out of 5 Stars

Kelvin Jones - Call You Home

I chose this song because of a boy who saved Joss's life when she way young. Whether or not Wes really is this boy from her past, Joss associates them as the same person. She relates her connection with Wes to her past and this song just seemed to fit.

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