Review ~ The Hard Count by Ginger Scott

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THE HARD COUNT
Mature YA Contemporary Romance-Stand Alone
Release Date: July 15, 2016
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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.
  

 

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My Cup Runneth Over

The Hard Count is my favorite book of 2016, so far. I have said it before, and I will continue to shout it from the rooftops: The respect and love Ginger Scott writes her YA characters is exactly why I adore her. No matter how much I know I love her style, no matter how often she leaves me breathless (and speechless), I am never prepared for the impact of her words.

Nico Medina and Reagan Prescott are prime examples of the tenderness and honestly Scott writes with. These characters are so well written, given such depth, and so easy to relate to, I fell in absolute love with them and their journey. The story of the coach’s daughter and the boy from the wrong side of town is a timeless tale, but THC is NOT a typical, expected re-telling. Instead it’s am honest look at the pressures faced by a vast assortment of people. Real people. People you could be friends with and love like family.

Another aspect of Nico and Reagan that I loved was their strength. They were both smart, both driven, and both willing to fight for those they love. How can you not fall in love with characters like that?!

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).

 

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