Giveaway & Review: The Girl I Was Before

THE GIRL I WAS BEFORE by Ginger Scott is finally here! Check out the review and giveaway below!

 NA Contemporary Romance
Scheduled to release: June 23, 2015

I’m the selfish one. I suppose that’s the nicest thing people say about me. I’ve heard the other things, too. “Paige Owens is a pretty girl with nothing else to offer. She’s just a good time at a party. She’s stupid, heartless, cold and useless. All she cares about is getting a guy to look at her. Why would anyone want to be her friend?”

Some of those things are true. Others were true. They’re all hurtful.

None of it matters.

I’m ready to make the hard choices. I’m ready to face the consequences. I’m ready to be the girl I was before, and I’m done being the one who lost her way.

I’m ready to become the girl Houston Orr sees when he looks at me.

Houston isn’t a star athlete. He doesn’t play in a band. He’s never going to be president, and his life is so far away from simple and easy it isn’t even funny. He wasn’t part of my plan. But I’m starting to think plans are overrated, and maybe our stories are what we make them. And mine depends entirely on me, and the choices I make…starting now.

Houston is my fairytale. He’s perfectly imperfect. He’s poetry and life. He’s truth and heartbreak, all rolled up in a tall body with dark hair, broad shoulders and green eyes that lull me into submission. He’s nothing I ever thought I wanted, but the very thing I need. He’s the only guy I’ve ever really loved, and he thinks I’m a princess. I fell into him, and now I’m holding on.

But sometimes life takes away our ability to choose. Sometimes…things aren’t in your control. Sometimes, it hurts to be selfless. My only hope is that when it comes time to choose, I get it right.

Welcome to my once upon a time and wish for happily ever after.


About the Author:

Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of eight 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, Wild

Reckless and The Girl I Was Before.

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

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).

Social Media Links:

Facebook Page:
Twitter: @TheGingerScott

Teri Lyn's thoughts:
Ginger Scott captivates readers once again with another New Adult story perfectly expressing the triumphs and tribulations of falling in love at this vulnerable time in our lives. TheGirl I Was Before hails as the third book in the Falling series. Myrecommendation would be to read the first two books first, if you don’t you’llbe spoiled to secondary characters and you’ll miss the magic of Ginger’sstorytelling in this series as Paige and Houston's story completes, for now, anawesome college NA romance series.

To say I had no idea what expect fromthis book would be a total understatement. Our heroine, Paige Owens, let’s just say she had to totally redeemherself with me. In the first two books,Paige can easily be seen as the mean girl, the anti-heroine. Her actions areselfish, immature, and completely hurtful to those closest to her. She’s a girlwho wants what she wants going after those things any way she deems fit.Starting, even thru the first half of this book, Paige tries to reconcile pastmistakes in her own mind but still being a bit selfish, in my opinion. However,what I love about Paige is her brutal honesty in all situations. She messed up,she owned it. She admits it and even though she keeps to herself about it she’sworking toward something better. Hersass, her attitude, her swagger – they are all who Paige is, and if you likeher you like all of her including the attitude. Because underneath it all,Paige Owens gives live to girls who are headstrong, sometimes a bit selfish,but also who have the biggest hearts.

Paige meets Houston Orr. Houston Orr. Icould fill six pages with the magnitude of love I feel for this man. He wasCOMPLETELY unexpected, new to the series and so perfect for Paige. He’s kind and gentle and wise beyond hisyears. His faith in his girl never waivers he loves her attitude because he sees someone so strong behind it. This is a GOOD boy. He’s not bad boy reallyGinger Scott reversed a common mold here by giving us a bad heroine and a goodhero. Houston Orr will make you swoon with the way he treats Paige, his family,himself.

The usual suspects are back in thisgiving a little something from all the characters we fell in love with in thefirst two books. We see glimpses of each of them during the course of Paige andHouston’s story. An interesting plot develops in this book, there’s twists Inever expected from the very beginning. Ms. Scott gives subtle hints but never revealing until a perfectlyopportune moment creating havoc in Paige and Houston’s relationship. Thehurdles they face and the sweet times they encounter with each other make aperfectly balanced New Adult read. I’m so happy and feel privileged to havebeen allowed the opportunity to fall in love with the Falling series. The Girl I Was Before provides a great read and a love storyperfect for NA lovers.

Follow on Bloglovin

Lori L. Clark

She Reads New Adult Admin: Lori L. Clark

No comments:

Post a Comment