A Boy Like You
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 k ...more
➦I'll be honest, I haven't read a YA romance book in a while. Unless it's sci-fi I usually try to stay away. 'A Boy Like You' had everything I love in romance books without any unnecessary fabricated drama that so often follows teenage characters. And, in all honesty, there's just something about this book, it hypnotized me with it's mysterious vibe and kept me glued to it.
➦This novel will take you on a journey of a girl whose problems are bigger than picking her next dress outfit for ...more
Title: A Boy Like You
Series: #1 in the Duet
Release date: March 3, 2017
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I finished reading this days ago and the feelings that A Boy Like You evoked are still lingering. These characters are still at home in my mind and heart. Anyone who has known me for a while knows that I read anything Ginger Scott writes. I've been a fan of hers since the early days. But I can say with no hesitation, this particular story is now my favori ...more
“There are dozens of things everyone would do differently if they could just go back.
How about instead, you move forward."
When one of your best bookie friends tells you that she loved everything she read by a certain author you better listen. Hold My Breath was an amazing read and when I saw that a new book by Ginger Scott would be out soon it went without saying that I was going to read it as soon as I got my hands on it.
Nothing prepares you for that one moment. Th ...more
LIVE. LIVE. LIVE.
5 "It was a changeup." Stars
A new Ginger Scott favorite. This was a YA book unlike any other and I loved it, was glued to my kindle unwilling to do anything else until I finished. So, so good. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Ginger Scott without question stands as one of my favorite Young/New Adult story tellers.
I love sports romance books. I’m the daughter of a coach, the sister and mother of at ...more
A Boy Like You is the newest Ginger Scott book and it’s a sports standalone. If you know anything, you know Ginger loves her sport books. I’m not a mega fan of sports theme books, but I do like it when it’s kind of in the background (where it’s not the main focus of the book, to me it can overshadow the story, or maybe I’m just not that into it).
Joss and Wes are baseball players, but there’s a lot more than that they have in common.
The book starts out very emotional and from ...more
"And I don't think I can stay away from Wes Stokes even if I tried."
What an incredible, beautiful, unique and emotional story. I loved every part of this story, I was hooked from the beginning, it's the first book by Ginger that made me cry so much! There hasn't been a single book from Ginger that I haven't enjoyed. Her stories always touch me in some way.
Joss is such a strong heroine and I liked her for that even though some of her actions were stupid I could understand wh ...more
Days later, I’m still trying to recover from reading this amazing book. Wow, just wow. Ever since I discovered Ginger Scott, she has delivered time and time again, a ...more
"You have always made me feel like I belong."
"You have always made me feel like I matter."
Christopher and Joss are classmates when they are younger but after a big dramatic event that affects both their lives, they don't see each other for eight years.
Wes is the new boy in town along with his two brothers and Joss is drawn to him in a way she's never felt with anyone else. Slowly, things he does makes her remember a boy from her childhood and she tries every whi ...more
Josselyn Winters was saved by a quiet boy in the third grade, a boy who vanished from her life without a trace. Years later, at seventeen, a quiet young man appears in her life, protecting Josselyn from herself despite how determined she is to live wild and recklessly. Joss is convinced this brooding baseball player is the boy she once knew as a child, but Wes adamantly denies it. More, he insists he has no idea what Joss is even talking about. And so beg ...more
Oh boy, this is a special book! Ginger Scott knows how to portray the difficult teenage years that we've all gone through. I was expecting a teenage love story, but what I got was so much more. While there is a soul deep love story in this book, I can’t help but feel there is more. It’s a bit of women’s fiction as I feel the focal point is Jocelyn’s story, her growth. It’s her coming of age story. There is also this feeling of a super natural element that i ...more
A Boy Like You was an extremely emotional story. It was filled with heartache, struggles, alcoholism and strained relationships. But there was also friendship, hope, courage, happiness and the possibility of love. This was my first Ginger Scott book and I came to realize that her writing touches my heart. I couldn't help but be moved by this story. So I'll definitely be picking up more books by Ginger Scott!
He holds me until all of the other kids go home....more
He holds me unt
Just when I thought Ginger Scott couldn’t slay my feels anymore, she releases a new book and I fall even more in love with her words. I didn’t think that it could get any better than The Hard Count, but Ginger Scott knocks it out of the ball park with her newest sports romance, A Boy Like You, and delivers a story that will leave you emotionally wrecked. Get your tissues ready for this one because you’re going to need them!
The day Josselyn Winters’ li ...more
Aahhh!!! I adored this book - from its feisty yet broken heroine Joss to the mystifying, sweet, and swoony Wes.
This story has a Prologue that hit me with a punch and never let go. It goes from elementary kids to high school seniors. They both don't have the ideal childhood. Wes went through the foster care system. Joss had family issues and learned to deal with them in some pretty bad ways.
But they both had a love of baseball/softball.
Joss was not sure of a lot in ...more
A BOY LIKE YOU is not your typical contemporary YAish sports romance. This is angsty. Kinda heavy. Compelling. Frustrating. Wonderful. Hopeful. Painful.
The fact that my OD is refusing to release book two into my hands, right now, no matter how hard I glare, is not helping matters.
Seriously, that ending? Arg.
Josselyn as a lead character takes a bit of warming upto. Her journey is very up and down. Her cycle of behaviour is very much one learned as a result of her circ ...more
I won't sugar coat this for you...A Boy Like you is heartbreaking but also beautiful and intriguing.
I have finished to read this book a couple days ago and when I think about it I'm still a mess.
Joss and Wes' journey was unique and surprising,it kept me on edge from beginning to end.
Joss doesn't have an easy life,she is on the road of self destruction until she met Wes that gives her some hope becoming her invincible Superhero.
Wes is a good but mysterious guy that conquered the heroine (and me
I went into this book knowing there was a cliffie. I can handle them...but the "incident" that happened in the last 15% really took me by surprise. I think I'm mad at you, Ginger Scott! Whyyyyyyy????
A Boy Like You was a slow burning, sweet and emotional young adult romance. I really enjoyed the anticipation of that first kiss. I really loved seeing Wes and Joss figure things out...or more like Joss figure things out. Wes was a very pat ...more
A Boy Like You: 3,5 stars
A Girl Like Me: 2 stars
- I like strawberries and bananas.
- I am in love with bitter chocolate.
- And white wine is my happy place.
- I like sausages, chips, beer, mayonnaise, olives, eggs and cheese, too.
- I like beans and mushrooms, as well.
And there is a lot more stuff that I can count.
But the fact that I love all these things doesn’t mean that I will eat and like it if you mix them all in ...more
I’ve been enamored with Ginger Scott for a few years and have learned she is nothing like a box of chocolates; you always know what you’re going to get. She delivers profound reads that never fail to leave me emotionally spent and A Boy Like You is no exception. I was transfixed from the prologue and wanted to sob after finishing the last page. With baseball as the backdrop, Scott delivers a heartbreaking journey of friendship, loss, and self-discovery.
“I can’t save you from you, Jos ...more
"Wes…he’s the kind of guy you deserve. And maybe I just love you enough to want you to have it all."
Every story has a hook moment that either works for a reader, making them crave more, or may be the reason for them to close the book and trying something different. Author Ginger Scott gave a from-the-start hook that caught me like an unsuspecting fish and WOULD NOT LET ME GO! Th ...more
“We’re two kids who found each other when each needed someone to believe in them the most. Our bodies have grown. Our hearts are still the same. And they knew…Mine knew all along, and his remembered.”
I don’t know where to start with this one. This was one of those books I went into blind so I went in with no preconceived ideas or conceptions and to be honest, I think that is the best way. Ginger Scott dips her toes into a differen ...more
I don't think I've changed my mind about a book as many times as I have about this book.
The best bits: Scott is a great storyteller. She knows her way around a plot line and her words captured me from the very first page. She succeeds in taking unpredictable twists and turns, surprising readers and leaving them slightly breathless.
The mystery element within this book is it's stand-out feature and the only thing that kept me reading on. I went in blind and wasn't expecting it AT A ...more
Wes was the only good thing about this story and he's an unbelievable Gary Stu. Drama, trauma, and a missing boy-incredible? Horrible MC Joss, tons of woe is me inner monologue, damaged-angry-girl saved by a special boy, and a cliffhanger ending that I don't even care about.
I haven't given a one star rating for a long time. They're reserved for extreme cases. This book is that bad. Like, teenage soap opera wit ...more
I was only a few pages into the book when I knew that it was going to be special. Right ...more
There are magical gems in this book world of ours—those who deliver the kinds of books that do all sorts of crazy things to your heart. You can tell they pour their souls into their work, leaving you breathless and hungry for more.
This is the third book from Ginger Scott and all I can say is damn. She creates magic. Romance, friendship, family, heartache--she delivers it all in one brokenly beautiful package.
This is not your typical boy meets girl, sweeps her off her feet and ride o ...more
I'm still trying to get my emotions to settle down in order to write this review. Though, I find it difficult because this book sent your emotions into overdrive. This book blew me away, and I loved it.
"But Christopher is still holding me. He won’t let go, even when they tell him to. He fights away people tugging against us—blood dripping over one of his eyes. I don’t want him to let go. I want them to leave. I want him to take m ...more
I loved this one but hate that I have to wait until Summer to get the next book! I'm freaking praying over here that I will not have to hunt down GS at the end of the next book!!
Did I get goosebumps when Wes and Joss had their first kiss? Hell yes!! GS did not disappoint me!! Did I get goosebumps and cry some happy tears when Wes finally sent a text to Joss at her work of a letter? Hell yes I did! These two were so sweet together and I loved them both! I love the mystery behind Wes! Ho ...more
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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, pi ...more