Author: Ginger Scott
Summary: First, I had to remember how to breathe. Then, I had to learn how to survive. Two years, three months and sixteen days had passed since I was the Rowe Stanton from before, since tragedy stole my youth and my heart went along with it.
When I left for college, I put a thousand miles between my future and my past. I’d made a choice—I was going to cross back to the other side, to live with the living. I just didn’t know how.
And then I met Nate Preeter.
An All-American baseball player, Nate wasn’t supposed to notice a ghost-of-a-girl like me. But he did. He shouldn’t want to know my name. But he did. And when he learned my secret and saw the scars it left behind, he was supposed to run. But he didn’t.
My heart was dead, and I was never supposed to belong to anyone. But Nate Preeter had me feeling, and he made me want to be his. He showed me everything I was missing.
And then he showed me how to fall.
*This is a standalone in a three-part series that will focus on different characters. Each book can be read on its own. – Goodreads
My Thoughts: I was graciously given a copy of this through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Wow! This book had some heavy topics but without an anchor being tied to your ankle and pulling you into the darkness. And while I do love an anchor, Ginger Scott had a refreshing way to bring angst, pain, romance, humor and cuteness all into one. So much so that I just want to read more! (So thankful I have another book by Scott on my TBR shelf.)
In the past, baseball players have never been my thing. I suppose that is due to having read a few where the guy is a complete dog. Nate is not a dog. Nate is adorable and perfect! He is good looking without being arrogant about it, he treats women with respect and while he had a few months of wild indiscretions he’s not the hot-shot jock that spends his nights chasing the next conquest. Basically I love him and his brother (Excited to read about his brother’s story, You and Everything After releasing December 5th 2014)
Rowe had me intrigued from the start. I was trying to figure out what was haunting her and I loved that it was not the expected! Rowe’s voice is strong and she’s so well written! Full of layers and depth and honestly, this book could have been double the length and I don’t think I would have gotten bored with this girl or the journey she’s on!
Ginger Scott has a strong writing style, and unique! She’s packed this book full of emotions and strongly written characters that have a distinct voice. I can’t say that these two nor the rest of the cast remind of other books or couples I’ve read. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series and more by this author! Call me a fan!