Andrew Harper grew up in a house marked by tragedy. His older brother Owen did his best to shelter him, but you can only be protected from life’s pain for so long. Eventually, you end up just feeling numb…and isolated.
Loneliness was the one constant in Andrew’s life. Until one girl, met by chance in a high school hallway, changed everything. Emma Burke was a mystery and all that was beautiful in this world, the only air Andrew ever wanted to breathe. She took the lonely away, and filled it with hope and color, and Andrew would do anything to keep her safe, happy and whole.
But sometimes, what feels good and right is what ends up hurting us the most. And when Andrew and Emma are faced with an impossible decision, Andrew is tested to see just how far he’s willing to go for the girl who owns his heart.
Cuts are deep.
Scars are left behind.
And revenge beckons.
When Andrew finally gets his chance, in college, five years after his first love broke him completely, he finds out old feelings don’t really disappear just because you say you hate someone. The more he tries to avenge all that he believes he lost, the more he uncovers the real story of what happened years before.
Love is wicked. But a restless heart is never satisfied beating on its own. Can Andrew and Emma make it right before it’s too late, or will the ties that bind them now destroy their only chance at a future?
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Ginger Scott has a way of writing characters you not only love, but characters that become a part of your soul. Andrew and Emma of Wicked Restless have been etched into my very being.
The realism and the depth of each character makes WR more than just a story. You can easily place yourself in their shoes and experience everything right along with them. The way Ginger writes, with respect to each character, is phenomenal. I especially love her style regarding Andrew and Emma’s teen years. Many times when I read a YA novel (or a novel that has parts where the M/m are young) I feel like an outsider looking in. The tone the author uses tends to be a bit cynical and disrespectful to the inner workings of the teenage mind. Ginger does not do that… Ever. The mind set of the M/m is solidly expressed with such love and understanding I nearly broke down multiple times. Her style is unmatched.
The entire story is thought provoking, emotional, and addictive. There was never a moment where I felt like it was a good time to take a break – I didn’t want a break. Hell, I didn’t want it to end.
I was gifted an ecopy by the author. While she did not expect nor request a review, WR is so beautifully written I had no choice but to let everyone know. I plan to shout this from rooftops.