Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Review - Wild Reckless - Ginger Scott - Rebecca

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. 

5 Stars

To quote Ginger Scott's acknowledgments...
“This book.  This book!”
Seriously.  By the time I turned that final page and got to the acknowledgments that's exactly what was in my head.  “This book!” Although, I may have added an expletive in between those two words...

Since the first book of Ginger's I read, I was hooked by her writing.  There's no doubt in my mind that when more people start finding out how amazingly well-written her stories are, she's going to soar in popularity and quickly become one of those authors with thousands and thousands of fans and not a single empty friend request space available.  Yes, I'm telling you to stalk her now, before it's too late and you're left saying “I WISH I'd have found her sooner!”

On to Wild Reckless.

In this story we're taken into a world of young love, heartbreak, loss, gifts, despair, hope... this story deals with so many emotions on so many levels.  I've skimmed some reviews and saw one Amazon complaint being that there was just too much drama going on and in a way there was, but you know what?  That's real life for many and why I felt able to relate so much to this story.  When it rains, it pours... and how we deal with that all and how we are affected ultimately affects the next thing. In Owen's case in this book, he seemed to just be on a downward spiral, never quite being able to catch grasp on to anything to hold him and keep him secure enough to stabilize himself.  Yet... there's hope.  There's always hope.   That seed may start small, but if nurtured and just given a chance it can grow.  And grow beautifully.  And that's exactly what happens here.  For him “hope” comes in the form of a girl named Kensington, who is battling her own inner struggles as everything she's known her whole life changes and she's left trying to find her place in her new world.  Their stories intertwine, yet still are created with their own personal development well-explored.

In true Ginger Scott fashion, I was beat into the feels and went through the full gamut of emotions.   Moments went from raised eyebrows to butterflies in my stomach – the anticipation killing me slowly … Stabbing pain in my chest to my insides just bursting at the beauty of what I was “witnessing” happen before my eyes… Complete pain and tears flowing to a new kind of tears for the exact opposite reason I started with [Ginger owes me a box of tissue now :P  I may settle for a coffee or tea, though! ;)]   Yes, there was a LOT going on throughout this book, but it weaved together beautifully and cast light on things that happen, yet aren't always discussed and may be more easily swept away from public view – whether in real life or stories – yet Ginger never shies away from subjects that others may fear writing about.   I really appreciate this about her works, especially here.   We are given beauty and love, but not having it thrown in our faces without any kind of buildup.  We're given the negatives, along with the positives.  We're given the harsh reality of life and what it takes to get to better points, but still having that tainted past clinging to our every move, threatening to drown us, and bring us back to the pits of despair.  We're built up, shattered, reconstructed, torn down, and molded back together with cracks repaired and beauty on the horizon.

“I will love you... for always”

As will I.  The heartstrings are pulled tight and this book is easily one of my favorite reads.  There is now a Wild Reckless place in my heart … for always.

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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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