Giveaway & Book Review: Wicked Restless

Join us in celebrating the release of WICKED RESTLESS by Ginger Scott!

Very Mature YA Contemporary Romance
Scheduled to release: October 20, 2015

Andrew Harper grew up in a house marked by tragedy. His older brother Owen did his best to shelter him, but you can only be protected from life’s pain for so long. Eventually, you end up just feeling numb…and isolated.

Loneliness was the one constant in Andrew’s life. Until one girl, met by chance in a high school hallway, changed everything. Emma Burke was a mystery and all that was beautiful in this world, the only air Andrew ever wanted to breathe. She took the lonely away, and filled it with hope and color, and Andrew would do anything to keep her safe, happy and whole.

But sometimes, what feels good and right is what ends up hurting us the most. And when Andrew and Emma are faced with an impossible decision, Andrew is tested to see just how far he’s willing to go for the girl who owns his heart.

Cuts are deep.

Scars are left behind.

And revenge beckons.

When Andrew finally gets his chance, in college, five years after his first love broke him completely, he finds out old feelings don’t really disappear just because you say you hate someone. The more he tries to avenge all that he believes he lost, the more he uncovers the real story of what happened years before.

Love is wicked. But a restless heart is never satisfied beating on its own. Can Andrew and Emma make it right before it's too late, or will the ties that bind them now destroy their only chance at a future?

TeriLyn's thoughts: **Wicked Restless generously provided by Wordsmith Publicity in exchange for an honest review.**

Andrew Harper’s story in Wicked Restless comes as the second installment of the Harper Boys series but can be read as a standalone. I’m a huge fan of Ginger Scott’s and am so because with each new YA/NA title she releases there’s an aura of magic introduced in her stories that always reminds of the precarious state of falling in love for the first time. This story told from both Andrew’s point of view and Emma’s, our heroine, reminds of how affected we can be when we meet the first person who gives us butterflies.

Andrew’s story picks up a little after where Owen’s ends. Stepping out of Owen’s shadow, Andrew is learning who he is without his big brother around. Seeing Emma Burke changes him and consequently her. The two have a really lovely friendship blossoming into more as the reader knows Emma is hiding something. Through a night that includes a series of misguides decisions the two are thrust apart. A side effect of this night is the vulnerability and change we see in Andrew. I fell really hard for his character through these chapters of his solitude and loneliness. Forces beyond themselves keep the two apart for several years when once again one night sets another series of misguided intentions spiraling into great angst for both Andrew and Emma.

These characters really do shine. Compassion and vulnerability is inescapable as the two navigate their lives with limited control over one fateful night. Ginger Scott’s Harper Boys books are YA, bordering NA, because they’re grittier and truer to the realism of life, in my opinion. The grit comes from the characters struggles, of which both Andrew and Emma have plenty. One night forever changed each of them. There were some things that didn’t mesh for me – some of Emma’s reactions, likewise some of Andrew’s – but their motivations were always founded in the incredible hurt they felt from seeing each other again.

As an aside, the best friends of both characters would make a really great love connection as they added a softness to each main character because of the bond they share.

Wicked Restless provided me a great story just like I knew it was. The first 30 percent and the last 30 percent being my favorite parts respectively. Great change happened to each character, a maturing thanks to the selfless decisions Andrew made as a young man. Each of them deserving to be each other’s safe place. Ginger Scott always gives me a highly enjoyable reading experience. Her books always tell a beautifully, hard story reminding me that this vulnerable in our lives is about experiencing the triumphs along with the downfalls. I’d recommend Andrew’s story to anyone who enjoys a grittier YA romance but highly recommend you read Wild Reckless first.

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).

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