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.

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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4 stars

This was a story about learning about college life, letting go of the past and moving forward in your life, into the unknown world of love.  We get to see how Houston and Paige deal with the undeniable pull towards each other.

Paige Owens is the pretty girl.  She has it all.  But when she decides to allow the thrill of fitting in at college get to her, she causes her relationship with her twin sister to become strained.  Then when Paige thinks she is on the top of the world, it comes tumbling down piece by piece.  She thought she had it all and was the tough one but sometimes, life is tougher and you need someone to help you though it.

Houston Orr is trying to make a better life for himself.  He has too.  He is the man of the house and helping provide for his family is exactly what he will do.  He knows that love will come again but he needs to concentrate on work, school and his family.  But when he meets a blond beauty, all that he is working towards gets mixed up.

How can life throw you a curve?  Houston knows what he needs to do but when your heart starts to step in, you can not look away.  Can Paige and Houston figure out how to be together or will life be too cruel to them?