Lisa’s Review: The Hard Count by Ginger Scott

Posted July 18, 2016 by lisa in Blog Tour, Book Reviews, Books / 0 Comments

Lisa’s Review: The Hard Count by Ginger ScottThe Hard Count by Ginger Scott
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Published by Self Published on July 15th 2016
Genres: Romance
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Source: Wordsmith Publicity
four-half-stars

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.
Lies.
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.
Quarterback.
Hero.
Heart.
Good.
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.

We received this book/audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

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4.5 Stars

four-half-stars

Sacked With All The Feels!

Growing up, I read a lot of YA. But,starting somewhere in my mid 20s I neglected the genre—thinking that I needed more mature material to read. Let me tell you right now, if Ginger Scott had been writing books back then, I’d have stuck with YA forever.

The Hard Count, Scott’s latest release, is a story full of insight, feeling and…hope. She gives her readers insight into the world of two teenagers— from two different worlds—who’ve seen and endured a much heavier reality in their young lives than they should have to.

The story starts with a young Nico Medina—kid from West End that is just as poor and desperate for change as the area around him. He’s a good boy  who worships his seemingly doomed older brother, loves his mother, and wisely fears and abhors the gangs that control his neighborhood.

Flash forward to present day and we are introduced to 17-year-old Nico. He’s smart, tall, pretentious,gorgeous, and supremely annoying to Reagan Prescott—the other MC of the story.  

Reagan is the daughter of Cornwall Prep’s football coach, Coach Prescott, and main figurehead of Tradition Football. Her world is a two-faced one, full of anonymous darkness that plays out in whispers and rumors surrounding her family and their role in sports politics. Regan has lived it’s damage for years and is desperate to both feature its wear and find her way out through a scholarship worthy camera lens perspective. What is it that makes her want to leaves so badly? HONOR. BROTHERHOOD. TRADITION. What’s missing from her life… LOVE.

In our twisted world, a boy from West End is the only shining light.
Quarterback.
Hero.
Heart.
Good.
I hated him before I needed him.
I fell for him fast.
I loved him when it was almost too late.

Ginger Scott’s The Hard Count has everything. There’s plot and friction in all the right places. To say that I loved it would be an understatement. It’s a perfect mix between the Notebook and Friday Night Lights. Seriously, it’s a damn good read. So go ahead and read it.

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four-half-stars
lisa
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