⭐️ The Girl I Was Before by Ginger Scott : Review**Excerpt**Giveaway** ⭐️

 NA Contemporary Romance
Scheduled to release: June 23, 2015
 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.

About Ginger ScottGinger 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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** ARC provided by the author via Wordsmith Publicity. **
“I like you. I don’t wanna like you…but I do.”

I was captivated by the first book,
I was hooked by the second,
I was mesmerized by this one!

What I like about a book from an author you love? To be surprised! Ginger Scott is to me a go-to author.
I recommend to read the first ones to get the whole picture, about the puzzle of Paige’s personality!
I was expecting this one for a long time, and from what I was reading about her, she was at first not very likable … and Houston, just SWOON!

This one didn’t disappoint! It explores the flaws, and insecurities about two characters.
The author succeeded to make me love a character that I wasn’t really connected; we saw Paige in a new light; and how Houston helped her to find The girl she Was Before.
It was a great challenge here and she took the test like a champ’. To be honest, I was already smitten by Houston, and having their story was such a wonderful gift!

I was deeply moved by their story, how they revealed to each other who they really were, with their ups and downs.
Gradually, Paige found who her real friends was and maybe that she was wrong from the start.
Being the twin sister who put her sister’s needs before hers, to be sensed by people to be superficial could be difficult to her. This girl is tough, damn strong.
Reading about how she tried to a have a sense of life, by sometimes making bad choices. The consequences of her actions broke her relationship with her twin, Cass. Her parents were always asking for her sister, and never about her, she had to be the tough and strong one, the bad-ass of the family. The heartless one.
But who’s gonna take care of her when she had to worry about her sister?

I’m not afraid to admit it, I have a crush on Houston! This guy melt my heart. He was so mature and responsible for a 21 yo. He has such a beautiful soul, always caring for his family, having a job and studying, already an adult. Sometimes, he forgot to act like a guy of his age. I don’t know how many times he made me smile, sigh, swoon, frustrated, … I was already sold from the beginning. I have to stop because I could easy get carried away, so I’m restarining here!
IMG_2029But with the two of them, sparkles ignite everywhere! Their banter was natural, sweet and so endearing. They both can be themselves with each other but the limit between friends to lovers is blurred.
They had this honesty towards each other, through poignant times to heartbreaking ones, with this sensibility that caught my heart.

This series is very closed to my heart and this was the perfect ending to an awesome series. I fell in love with each book, these characters were so endearing and the stories … got me everytime! Thanks me Ginger to made me believe in fairy tales where the Princess don’t wait for the Prince, when she’s strong, and could save him.



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