A Boy Like You

Posted March 3, 2017 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

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A Boy Like You Book Cover A Boy Like You
Ginger Scott
3/3/17
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They say everyone’s a superhero to someone. I’m not sure who I’m supposed to save, but I know who saved me.

We were kids. His name was Christopher. And up until the day he pulled me from death’s grip, he was nothing more than a boy I felt sorry for. In a blink of an eye, he became the only person who made me feel safe.

And then he disappeared.

Now I’m seventeen. I’m not a kid anymore. I haven’t been for years. While death didn’t take me that day, the things that happened left me with scars—the kind that robbed me of everything I once loved and drove me into darkness. But more than anything else, that day—and every day since—has taken away my desire to dream.

I wasn’t going to have hope. I wouldn’t let myself wish. Those things—they weren’t for girls like me. That’s what I believed…until the new boy.

He’s nothing like the old boy. He’s taller and older. His hair is longer, and his body is lean—strong and ready for anything. I don’t feel sorry for him. And sometimes, I hate him. He challenges me. From the moment I first saw him standing there on the baseball field, he pushed me—his eyes constantly questioning, doubting…daring. Still, something about him—it feels…familiar.

He says his name is Wes. But I can’t help but feel like he’s someone else. Someone from my past. Someone who’s come back to save me.

This time, though, he’s too late. Josselyn Winters, the girl he once knew, is gone. I am the threat; I am my worst enemy. And he can’t save me from myself.

There’s a lot of things I have come to expect when reading a Ginger Scott book. I know that the first kiss will be epic, because she writes these scenes like no one else can. I know that I will cry, the only question now is how far I make it in the book before the tears come. I also know that I will love the story, Scott has a way of making every story feel like it’s your story. I got a few things I did not expect with A Boy Like You.
I was not expecting the prologue to absolutely gut me. I literally had to close my Kindle and come back to the story the next day. If the beginning of the story moved me that much, I had to prepare myself for what was to come next. ( I still wasn’t ready, FYI)   Joss and Wes are both just ordinary teenagers dealing with things that unfortunately all too common for kids growing up today. When they meet, their connection is strong and immediate, but Joss is resistant. She is so used to being  numb and destructive, she refuses to let anyone in. This girl has suffered through so many devastating things in her life that she simply cannot chance letting anyone in to possibly destroy her.  Wes is quiet and careful in every move he makes. He too has had his fair share of tragedies, but he is not self destructive like Joss. He is only trying to better his situation.
Watching the way the two of them dance around their feelings, and watching their relationship develop slowly into friendship and then into more is the magic of this authors writing. Things always develop naturally in her stories. These characters could easily be anyone that you grew up with.
The other thing I was not expecting was the holy hell of a cliffhanger we were left with. I was completely blown away and screaming wait there has to be more!! Thank goodness we don’t have to wait long for the conclusion in this duet. I honestly have no idea where this story is going to go, but I do know that I will love it!
5 amazing stars! Enjoy! 
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