Memphis

Posted April 5, 2018 by Books & Alochol Girls in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

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Memphis
Ginger Scott
February 23,2018
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My mom always said it was just something about the way he moved.

The same swagger Archie Valentine wore in the ring when he took his opponents down followed him like a halo everywhere he went. But make no mistake about it—he was no angel. He was like a drug. My mother was his addict.

I never understood it…how love could make you blind and convince you to drink the poison. Not until I met Memphis Delaney.

At first, it was the familiar form. He’s a fighter, built like a god from the past, the kind of man the universe doesn’t make anymore. His eyes hide a story, and every time I’m in his presence I want to keep reading him until I get to the end. And then…there’s the way he moves. His boxing is violent but beautiful, and his body is a seductive weapon. When he’s in the ring, he wears the stare of a man committed to the battle until his very last breath.

He could end me; turn me into her. Too much of him will leave me as a shadow, and I’ve lost so much of myself already.

But I have discipline. It came the hard way. Lessons learned, scars left behind, and trust stripped away from life.

I will breathe his air, but I won’t fall for a man like him. The only boxer who’s ever going to break my heart is the one who gave me my name.

Every time a Ginger Scott book hits my Kindle I have to stop myself and take a deep breath. I always devour the story too fast and have the worst book hangover when I’m done. Memphis was no exception. This book is so much more than a typical sports romance. Scott adds depth and meaning to all of her stories that is so lacking of most in this genre.

Liv and Memphis both have such rich backstories and they are woven beautifully into the telling of their romance. They are both so broken and lost and searching for some happiness and meaning in their lives. Their friendship is fragile at best but their chemistry is undeniable. However Memphis is the living embodiment of everything she has swore to stay away from. Having been raised by a fighter, she wants nothing to do with a man who lives that life. She is also determined to be absolutely nothing like her mother. As much as the angst between Liv and Memphis made my heart ache, Liv’s relationship with her mom absolutely broke my heart.  Her families secrets and utter vileness made me feel so sad for her.  Besides the growing romance between this unlikely couple, we also get an amazing side character in Miles. The way Memphis cares for him was swoon worthy. It also helped Liv see exactly what kind of man he was. He is so much more than just an athlete looking for a good time. Liv initially comes off as cold and uncaring but as we get more of her history, we come to understand why she is so guarded. Once they both start to let their guard down we get to see the beauty of two wounded people falling in love.

I really can’t say anything that would do this story justice. It’s a fantastic read that will stay with you for a long time. 5 stars and a Tennessee Honey Ginger! Enjoy!

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