Very Mature YA Contemporary Romance
Scheduled to release: March 17, 2015
Kensington Worth had a vision for her senior year. It involved her best friends, her posh private school in downtown Chicago and time alone with her piano until her audition was perfected, a guaranteed ticket into the best music programs in the world.
Instead, a nightmare took over.
It didn’t happen all at once, but her life unraveled quickly—a tiny thread that evil somehow kept pulling until everything precious was taken from her. She was suddenly living miles away from her old life, trapped in an existence she didn’t choose—one determined to destroy her from the inside, leaving only hate and anger behind. It didn’t help that her neighbor, the one whose eyes held danger, was enjoying every second of her fall.
Owen Harper was trouble, his heart wild and his past the kind that’s spoken about in whispers. And somehow, his path was always intertwined with Kensington’s, every interaction crushing her, ruining her hope for any future better than her now. Sometimes, though, what everyone warns is trouble, is exactly what the heart needs. Owen Harper was consumed with darkness, and it held onto his soul for years. When Kensington looked at him, she saw a boy who’d gotten good at taking others down when they threatened his carefully balanced life. But the more she looked, the more she saw other things too—good things…things to admire.
Things…to love. Things that made her want to be reckless.
And those things…they were the scariest of all.
About the Author:
Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of six young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling and You and Everything After.
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 received in return for an honest review.
I love Ginger Scott’s books, so when I was given an opportunity to receive an ARC, I jumped on it. This book was not what I expected at all. The overall tone to me felt like one of Colleen Hoover’s stories (Hopeless or Slammed). There were lighthearted moments but also some truly heartbreaking ones too.
You won’t like Owen at first. I hated him and was ready to stop reading the book. He was being pretty cruel to Kensington in the beginning. That doesn’t last long, so I urge you to keep reading if you get turned off by him. We find out a little bit more about Owen and his family situation (some clues are given in the prologue) and it’s truly heartbreaking. Owen pretty much keeps his family afloat now, especially with the long hours his mother works. My heart melted at all he does to protect his little brother from the harms of life. There was one particular scene where their older brother is going through something at their house and Owen made sure his little brother stayed in his room, protecting him from seeing things no one at any age should see.
Owen and Kensington are pretty adorable together, you can’t help but root for them to work things out. The way they both support and care for one another is really a beautiful thing. Especially for how young they both are. I wanted to smack Kensington’s father more than once, and her mom aggravated me a lot during the course of the story but she did support her relationship with Owen, so that was something.
I enjoyed this book a lot. I had to take a couple breaks in between because it does get a little intense at times, but it’s worth it in the end. I really liked the epilogue too. I’m a sucker for the epilogues.