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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  753 ratings  ·  149 reviews
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. N
Published February 23rd 2018
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Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
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I love sports, I love romance, so of course I thought, I’ll love this too since it sounds like it has both. Well, it does, and some more. It’s about two lost individuals who struggle to find their home, to find their peace, and to find the ground beneath their feet.

This review is hard to write. Why?? Because there is so much I can say. But...... I can’t give anything away. There is a lot that happens in this story. It’s a slow burn, it’s a hard love, it’s a story that surpri
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****3.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

This standalone sports romance had a very bleak and depressing feel to it. While I really liked the Hero, I found it hard to warm up to the Heroine and I guess I wasn’t in the mood for yet another story about two unfortunate souls who weren’t blessed with loving and nurturing families. While Ginger Scott is a gifted writer and I did enjoy parts of this story and I found Memphis’s character to be endearing, there were things about the story th
Dilek VT
2,5 maybe???

The plot

This book is about Olivia, who is the daughter of a legendary boxer and Memphis, who is the boxer having his training in her father's gym.

Olivia never had a happy family. Her parents were awful.

Having had enough of the toxic environment around her family, Olivia runs away from home and she chooses a wrong person to fall in love with and he leads her life to a different hell.

Penniless and devastated, Olivia now comes back home to pick up the pieces of her life. There, he mee
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4,5 stars ❤️

I fall in love with this story from the beginning!The build up is slow and the characters amazing!They felt so real and as much as I reading I was falling more in love with Memphis!Memphis was a fantastic read, the story was captivating and the writing beautiful!

The relationship between Olivia and Memphis was great, both characters were well developed!There was a slow burn and tension between them and the attraction was palpable.When they finally
Jennifer Kyle
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**
~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
*4.5 stars*

This book was amazing! I loved every minute of it. It hooked me from the first page and never let me go.

Memphis was a great character. It's so refreshing to read about a boxer that's not a manwhore, actually he's the opposite of that. He's such a nice guy, with a heart of gold. I fell in love with him so hard! He works hard for what he wants but never steps on others to get there. When he falls in love he does so with all his being. He's such a gentleman too! I loved that so much abo
3 Stars

Overall Opinion: I'm bummed with this one. I felt like it was a little too much inner dialogue, and not enough interaction. While I really did enjoy the characters themselves, I didn't fully feel their connection to each other. I know that I usually need to feel the connection well for a low steam book to work for me, but sadly I didn't get that here and it felt lacking in the steam department as well. Don't even get me started on that epilogue! What was that?! I liked the side character
Sentranced Jem
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it


Title: Memphis
Author: Ginger Scott
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports
Publication Date: February 23, 2018


I have been in love with Ginger Scott's books since I read her first first back in the year 2015. Ever since then, I have read all her books and have read them again and again and again. I love a good sports romance so it isn't a surprise that I love the fact her books. There is always have an element of sports blended into her stories.

Memphis was quintessential

Title: Memphis
Series: Standalone
Author: Ginger Scott
Release date: February 22, 2018
Cliffhanger: No
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Olivia Valentine has just slinked back to the last place on earth she would want to return to with her tail between her legs. After a scandal involving her ex, she's penniless and bitterly regretting the fact that she has to seek help from her family. When we first meet Liv, she's in a very bad headspace. I have to admit, that it took me some time to warm up to
Feb 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Original review: The New Romantics

Memphis is a fighter romance about getting back up no matter how many times life knocks you down. After her ex-husband is convicted in a Ponzi scheme, Olivia Valentine finds herself right back at the one place she tried so hard to run away from. The Valentine family is anything but welcoming and while her return home may be only temporary, Olivia can't stop herself from wanting to know more about Memphis Delaney, a fighter who trains at her family's gym. Spa
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
There are great writers and there are great storytellers, but unfortunately in the indie romance market, you don't often find both at once. And that's precisely why I salivate over Ginger Scott's books. She tells a story like Memphis, a gritty, complicated, romantic story that completely sweeps you away in it's intensity, but she does so with words that are so luxurious, so emotional, so vivid, they literally take my breath away. I get lost in her books, in her words, in every bit of dialogue, i ...more
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From the beginning, I knew that Memphis was going to be something special, something I wanted to devour but at the same time, savor every single word.

In a family full of greedy, selfish people, Olivia wishes for nothing more than to never have to see them again. But circumstances beyond her control have her returning to her family’s home. She doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps, but sometimes fate steps in and puts you right where you need to be.

Memphis Delaney is a fighter throug
Feb 22, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I've been many colors, but I haven't been my own in years.

Before anything, I'd like to say that Ginger Scott is one helluva writer. There is no doubt about it. And I say that because I've read a lot of her books before I started this blog, and You and Everything After is one of my most favorite books. And for a very good reason. So if you haven't read that, I really recommend you do.

But having said that, I couldn't connect with Memphis for some reason. I can't deci
Jacqueline's Reads
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-books, arc, sports
4 The Underdog Stars

Ginger Scott is known for her NA sports theme romance book with dramatic plots and heavy characters and Memphis is no different.

I love a good underdog kind of read. You have two characters, Olivia and Memphis. Olivia has a mega chip on her shoulders. She’s crawling back to her old town with her tail between her legs. Things didn’t turn out the way she expected and all she’s looking to do is save enough cash to leave again.

Olivia is a tough cookie and I guess you kind of have
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

Memphis is a raw, unfiltered gritty intense love story between two strangers whose connection was palpable from the start. Ginger Scott sweeps readers away with her heartfelt and poignant prose that was very much realistic giving readers a better understanding of the characters. This book is an example of Ginger Scott’s unwavering attention to details as she treats us all to an underdog love story. Without spoiling the book, I will just
☾ Nikki. ✿
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this.

My first book by this author, it did not disappoint. Loved the writing style!

This book was a little upsetting in some parts due to Olivia's family. I did not like them at all.

Memphis is such a great character and him and Olivia together were just perfect. Really loved their story and relationship. :)

**Memphis generously provided in exchange for an honest review.**

5 "What happens when you meet your match?" Stars

Ginger Scott once again showcases why she's a tour de force in sports romance writing with her new contemporary love story Memphis. This latest offering Scott tells the story of two broken souls fighting to maintain their senses of self in the only ways they know best. Each with their guards up for different reasons and not at all searching for each other, they find a kinship through
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it

4 Champion CROWNS

Ginger Scott is one my favorite writers because her words are brilliant. I love her characters, noble and honorable, and I love her stories, usually comebacks. Memphis is both, and I enjoyed this story immensely.

Memphis, I have come to find, is the typical Scott hero. He is so honorable, like down to his soul. From the way he talks to his actions, he just radiates goodness, and like so many that came before him I just want to soak up his energy.
Heather❀Kiss The Pages❀
I can always count on Ginger Scott to deliver a highly emotional read with a storyline that has so many layers of depth. Memphis was no exception.

Liv is scarred. She has been betrayed by everyone she knows including her family. She doesn't trust people. So when she is forced to move back home, she is not prepared for Memphis and the pull they seem to have to each other.
There's just something about the way he moves... like a ghost. Like a fighter.

These characters connected so well with each o
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
** ARC kindly provided by the author for an honest review. **

5 punch drunk love stars!

This is the kind of story I wanted to read. Ginger Scott took me by surprise with Memphis, I couldn’t put it down, definitely more than a fighter story, a story that proves the past is not something that defines you, not the ugliness of a family abuse will rule your life.
Once again, the author pushes the limit, to shake the readers, to give hope and so much love.
When it’s hard, you just have to find a way to c
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
*4.5 Stars

Nobody writes a sports romance like Ginger Scott. She captures the hearts of her athletes perfectly. You don’t have to be a fan of the sport or know anything about it, her words and storytelling will pull you in, let you visualize every move, and have you completely captivated by her characters.

I haven’t watched a boxing match on television since I was a young girl. If I’m being honest, I wasn’t really paying too much attention to it then, either. My grandfather and father were big fan
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, boxers, 2018reads
4.5 stars.

There's something about Ginger Scott's writing that suck you in and how she tells a story that compels you. Each word hit the spot and oh the feels. I always look forward to her books and Memphis is no different. I can be picky toward boxer/fighter stories, this was made in a way that you feel the dynamic and the author did terrific incorporating the many facets. The first few pages alone that introduced Liv it was intense and it had a vehemency to her. The build up of the story and h
4.5 stars!! OMG!!

Memphis is definitely my newest book boyfriend! Maybe I just have a weakness for boxers and/or MMA fighters (well, I know I do). However, I also have a major thing for a man who will fight for his woman but also has enough confidence in her to step aside and let her fight her own demons. So, if you happen to like these types of men, then this is a must read for you.

Reviewed by: Amanda A.
Karen Mc
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Lost souls find each other sometimes.

I’ve fallen in love with another fighter and it’s all because of new-to-me author, Ginger Scott! A master storyteller, Ginger Scott immediately ensnared me in her trap of words. Like a fighter on the mat, I was hit hard. MEMPHIS, this tender and thrilling tale, UNEQUIVOCALLY OWNED ME and was UTTERLY UNPUTDOWNABLE! I was CONSUMED by Memphis from the very first page, as every word made my HEART FLUTTER and my SOUL STIR.

Memphis, the man, oh where do
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
"Lost souls find each other sometimes."

Confession, this was my first Ginger Scott read. IKR? Where have I been? I've said many times that I have a weakness for broken characters, and she gave me two. They both have painful pasts that haunt them and it's understandable that they have trust issues. But for some reason, they are drawn to each other like a magnet to metal. The question is, will they allow their chemistry to develop into something more, or will they let their fears keep them pris
Jenny Jo Weir
I love Memphis yes I do. I love Memphis how about you?

My girl Ginger has done it again. I love her stories and the way she always incorporates sports into the storyline. Honestly, I'm already looking forward to jumping into another one of her books. She rocks. Oh and Memphis... yeah baby!
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Ginger Scott took me by surprise with this one. Ms. Scott’s latest novel, Memphis, is a contemporary sports romance. The characters are just outside the age range of the author’s usual YA/NA genre. The characters’ backstories and issues make Memphis a bit darker than the author’s usual stories. I don’t recommend this book to younger readers (due to some violence and disturbing scenes); however, I whole-heartedly recommend it to adult readers.

Ms. Scott never fails to deliver an extraordinari
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
​Memphis by Author Ginger Scott is a standalone, NA, fighter romance.

“I’m not sure I can pinpoint exactly what it was about the way she looked up at the sky, then down at me, but the feeling made a dent in the center of my chest. Not attraction—though she is definitely attractive, in a really interesting way. It’s more of a lingering side-effect type thing, like déjà vu.”

Olivia is coming back to a town she swore she’d never see again. Back to people she left behind for better things. Back to a l
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once again, my favorite author Ginger Scott, wrote a compelling story that I truly loved! Every chapter evoked an emotion, and I was constantly intrigued by the two main characters, Memphis and Liv. Separate, they were trying to find themselves while building character under circumstances they couldn't always control . Together, they were so strong and beautiful, working through triumphs and tribulations that at times gave me the goose bumps. I honestly couldn't put this book down because I didn ...more
First off, am I the only one that thinks that the guy on the cover looks like Harry Connick Jr. from afar?
Anyways, this was a pretty good read. I'll admit that I had trouble warming up to and connecting with Olivia. I felt bad for her home life growing up; I had my theories on what happened, but when all was revealed, it felt a little anticlimnatic. I guess I was expecting there to be more and then there wasn't. I thought that Memphis was pretty perfect. I love how Memphis, Olivia and Miles beca
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Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling, Goodreads Choice Award and Rita award-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including The Waiting Series, The Falling Series, The Harper Boys, The Hard Count, Cry Baby and her recent Varsity Series. A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. When she's not writing, the odds a ...more

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