THE HARD COUNT
Mature YA Contemporary Romance-Stand Alone
Release Day: July 15, 2016
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.
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
In our twisted world, a boy from West End is the only shining light.
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.
A story about race, class, private school politics and love.
Nico Medina is from West End aka the wrong side of the tracks.
Reagan Prescott has everything going for her and has the perfect life.
Nico, fills in as Quarterback after an injury. He isn't met without prejudice since he is Mexican and is at Cornwall, a private school on a scholarship. When Reagan and Nico start a relationship, they face some criticism. She is a white girl and he is a barrio boy. I loved how this book touched on the issues we have in society. People are so quick to judge and make comments. Just because someone is from a bad neighborhood doesn't make them a bad person. Just because a person comes from a good neighbor doesn't make them a good person or better. This book touched on the politics of a private school. What they thought of the "scholarship" kids.
Reagan and Nico's relationship didn't start out like your typical relationship. They went from not liking each other, to being friends and having a nice relationship and falling in love.
The book showed how different people from different backgrounds can all come together and be one! Acceptance and tolerance is key and something we as people can work on! I LOVED the football aspect of the story and all the work that goes into the game. This was my first book by this author and I enjoyed it very much and the message was a good one!! Don't let your circumstances define you. Break the mold. Reach for the stars and defy the odds!! You don't have to be a product of your environment. Thank you for writing a book that sheds light on the ignorance that can take place. One thing I want to know??!! Who House??
4 Book Corner Stars
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About the Author:
Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, The Girl I Was Before, Wild Reckless, Wicked Restless and In Your Dreams.
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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