Friday, December 12, 2014

REVIEW + TEASERS: YOU AND EVERYTHING AFTER BY GINGER SCOTT (FALLING #2)

We're celebrating the release of You and Everything After by Ginger Scott! And it is beautiful! 


Title: You and Everything After (Falling #2)
Author: Ginger Scott
Age: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: December 5, 2014 
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Blurb:
I’m that teenaged girl who has MS. You haven’t met me, but you’ve seen me around. You probably know my sister. We’re twins, and she’s the pretty one. Maybe you’ve heard about my reputation, how much I like to hook up at parties—how easy it is to get me in bed, get what you want, and forget about me after.

Forget what you think you know. I’m leaving that girl behind.

College is all about new beginnings. So from now on—I’m just Cass. And the rest…it isn’t written yet. And no one else gets to write my story for me.

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“Tyson Preeter doesn’t do can’t.”

That’s exactly what I want people to think when they see me. I am strong, invincible, confident, intelligent—arrogant. I’m the man who always finds a way around, over and through—until there’s nothing left. Since losing my ability to walk six years ago, I’ve relearned life. I don’t need sympathy. I don’t want charity. And I don’t do love.

It’s better this way, saves my disappointments for me, and me alone, and it saves my strength for everything I want.

But Cass Owens is about to wreck everything. She’s about to steal all of my strength away from me, because she needs it more. She’s about to break all of my rules, and break down all of my walls. She’s about to own me…completely.

And I’m about to let her.

*This is book 2 in The Falling Series.



Our Review
Court: So...I really loved the Preeter brothers when we first met them in This Is Falling, but now...I really, really, really love them. Ty, or I really, actually love it when he is called Tyson is a breath of fresh air as a book boyfriend. He's funny. He's sexy. He doesn't let anything, including himself, hold him back. He's growing up too, but definitely has an outlook that helps every character in this book with his brutal honesty. Shel: I loved Ty in book one and I was thrilled when Ginger decided to continue with these characters, and especially thrilled when I learned that Ty would be the next book in this series. Ty is ...well, Ty. He's funny as hell. He's more sensitive than I think he'd be comfortable with us knowing and he's such an amazing brother. I love how close he is to Nate; how he teases him and how well he reads him and how he looks after him. I love that sibling bond. 

Court: We had glimpses of Ty and Cass in the first book, so that will set me off on the writing. I loved the writing, and as always we are fan freaking favorites of Ginger Scotts'. And y'all...I think you will ALSO love the heck out of how things are parallel to the book, but we get the inside look at what was really going on when other people were focused on their own dramas, and vice versa. This series connects so well, and the characters are all so flawed in their own ways...but don't for a second think that their hardships or disabilities are a focus or a crutch for the story. Ginger had a tough job: tell the story of Ty and Cass,  stick to the timeline from book one, and keep it fresh and new and interesting. I have no idea how she kept all of the details straight, but she did--it was never boring or seemed like it was rehasing too much; Ginger struck the a great balance between including the old and giving us the new. I also liked being able to get the 'behind the scenes' details from book one and seeing sides to all of the characters that we could only imagine and guess about before. 

Court: Cass had some things in her past that surprised me, made me hurt, made me smile and say hoorah for her growth and spirit. I enjoyed her as a character, because I connected with her on so many levels personally. Her struggles with loving herself, and connecting with her family ring familiar, and for a book to be that...I love it. I definitely had some mad love for Cass. She worked her ass off trying to escape the all of the 'bad' she'd dealt with in high school and that story..well, just wait and I think you'll appreciate how much she had to overcome. And I loved, too, her desire to push herself and try to be who SHE wanted to be and with the help of Ty, she does--she starts owning her life. She begins to feel empowered to make decisions for herself and trust herself to make the right ones. In addition to all of this, Cass is just a really great girl; she's funny and fun and smart and kind. And of all of those things, her kindness is one of the most lovely things about her.

Court: Even the characters that made me the maddest (Paige, I'm looking at you...) Right?!! PAIGE. UGH.  I still loved each and every one. I can't wait to a) read the next book Ginger releases, and b) read the next one in this series, because holy moly...I NEED MORE OF THE PREETER BROTHERS, even if they're just secondary characters. Ginger hit another home run, and I want YOU to read this book. Yes..a fantastic read.

Court: 5 stars 
Shelley: 5 stars



Book one, This is Falling


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About the Author:
  
Ginger Scott is a writer and journalist from Peoria, Arizona. She is the author of five young and new adult romances, with her sixth title, You and Everything After, set to release in December 2014.

Scott 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. Scott is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).



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