⭐️ Review Tour * Giveaway * Review – The Hard Count by Ginger Scott ⭐️

 

Welcome to THE HARD COUNT review
tour with Ginger Scott, hosted by Wordsmith Publicity. Be sure to check out all
the participating blogs, reviews and enter the tour giveaway!
THE HARD COUNT
Mature YA Contemporary Romance-Stand Alone
Release Date: July 15, 2016
Nico Medina’s world is eleven miles away from mine. During the day, it’s a place where doors are open—where homes are lived in, and neighbors love. But when the sun sets, it becomes a place where young boys are afraid, where eyes watch from idling cars that hide in the shadows and wicked smoke flows from pipes.
West End is the kind of place that people survive. It buries them—one at a time, one way or another. 
And when Nico was a little boy, his mom always told him to run.
I’m Reagan Prescott—coach’s daughter, sister to the prodigal son, daughter in the perfect family.
Life on top.
Lies.
My world is the ugly one.
Private school politics and one of the best high school football programs in the country can break even the toughest souls. Our darkness plays out in whispers and rumors, and money and status trump all. I would know—I’ve watched it kill my family slowly, strangling us for years.
In our twisted world, a boy from West End is the only shining light.
Quarterback.
Hero.
Heart.
Good.
I hated him before I needed him.
I fell for him fast.
I loved him when it was almost too late.
When two ugly worlds collide, even the strongest fall. But my world…it hasn’t met the boy from West End.
  
GIVEAWAY
1 signed copy of In Your Dreams, $10
Amazon gift card
Open International

 

 

About Ginger Scott

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 and In Your Dreams.
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).

 

Connect with Ginger

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Goodreads: 
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ReviewBlog

Ginger Scott is a Go-to author to me. I expect each release like it’s christmas, and each time she got me. This time, well, … It was just a remarkable story about a boy from West End and a girl who would catch his heart, with American football in the background. But don’t let the title of the book mislead you, it was so much more than football, it’s about families values, tolerance,respect and honor.

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Through the video camera and eyes of Reagan, we follow these bunch of young people, in college, when mixed feelings, appearance and the feeling of belonging to a group at an age when you’re looking for yourself was your everyday life.

This total immersion into this life, when the camera captured all the flaws and the rush of emotion was mesmerizing. Behind all of it, started a beautiful story of friendship and love, the kind of making you stuck to your seat, not by the overrating actions but just by the overwhelming emotions, when each character got his role and part.

As you might guess I had a freaking huge crush for the sweet and kinda bad ass boy with dimples, Nicolas Medina. From the first moment I met this guy, I was already sold … Insta crush!

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I loved how the author created all this atmosphere and characters’ background. A strong boy with his big heart fighting for his ideals, just a little bit rebellious, living in the “wrong” side of the city, where ugly and tragic things happened, where your safety is not guaranteed, when you had to stay out of trouble.

What about the girl?? Reagan … My kind of girl. Full of life, with her outgoing personality, the fire under the fire, but totally defenseless when it comes to Nico, them had history but not romantically but a game of foreplay and a constant battle to prove their point.

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This fierce girl who saw all the sacrifices made by her family to be on top, football legacy, tradition was their life, until a boy from West end was given a chance to break all the rules and all the walls.

I became a stronger football fan thanks to Ginger Scott. Why? Just by the way she described the beauty of this sport, like a choreographed dance, with a way to make you feel, without restriction. Values and hard work that made the players proud. A family. Home. This feeling of being part of something great. Obviously everything is not just fun and the part about the hard work, pressure and very tough times was also well done. How tiring it could be, how powerful people are, when sometimes influence and money could make it all.

Mostly, the romance part was the icing on the cake, really!!! The bluntness, boldness and passionate moments got me, moved me, captured  me. A part of innocence and naivety that melt my heart. When these two opposites collided, both worlds turned upside down and I was so pleased to see how strong and intense each moment was, how a touch could give you chills, how much the words could warm your heart, and I freaking swooned … Damn Nico and his dimples.

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This story was EVERYTHING. More than football, with real issues, and with the ability to make your heart burst and mine was beating like a drum. A beautiful symphony where breaking the rules and give the best of yourself, to prove that no matter where you come from, you have a voice, to make things better. That your voice matter. Home is not a place, but somewhere your heart belongs to. Where you feel safe and happy.
This book was my happy place.
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