Friday, July 15, 2016

The Hard Count
by Ginger Scott
I am a huge fan of Ginger Scott so I was very excited to read this book.  This is a stand alone YA romance.  The romance really is secondary to the sports and private school politics.  I LOVED it.
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.
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.
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.

This book is an emotional sports romance.  I loved Reagan Prescott and her love of football and everything that includes.  She is loyal to her family, and her love of the game.  And Nico is a boy from the wrong side of town, but he has so much character.  I loved him!!  This story shows the emotion and politics of high school football and private school drama!  The relationship that develops between Nico and Reagan's father is beautiful.  

This book is live now and I highly recommend it!!

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