Wednesday, November 30, 2016

REVIEW + GIVEAWAY: Hold My Breath by Ginger Scott

We're celebrating the release of HOLD MY BREATH by Ginger Scott! Check out the review, teasers, and giveaway below!


Shel: Ginger Scott has done it again, y'all. She's written a novel that will suck you in and hold you in its thrall until the last page. Court: And now we have the task of telling you how great it a short review. How to do that! 

Shel: Admittedly, initially I wasn't sure which character I liked least. Will came off as a little too...something, smug maybe? Maddy came off as a little too hard and unrelenting. But true to Ginger Scott form, within pages I absolutely adored Will and by the end I was cheering on Maddy. Both characters transformed in a matter of pages or chapters into these warm, funny, compassionate and passionate characters. Court: Yes. They were honestly bled onto the page, and I couldn't have been more excited to get into the depth of them; to see what really made them tick. There is also so many layers to Ginger's books, and I was not expecting just about any of what I got. But then, I remembered why we love her so much. She is consistent. She is an amazing writer...and she will hit you right in the feels all while really making you fall in love with her words, and her characters. 

Shel: While I'm admitting things, I'll say that I was also a little worried about how in the world Ginger was going to create a character who could be in love with brothers and not make it weird or sketchy, but she really did. I don't think I've ever read a novel with characters with their type of history and shared love interest and see it work out with so little angst; I was skeptical. Was it even possible that I'd end up liking either of the characters or understanding how it would all work out with Will and Maddy? Well, duh-- I'm clearly dumb because Ginger Scott knows how to work magic. Seriously. By the end I was rooting for them and completely excited for how things worked out. Court: Me too. I spent the entire book being entirely in Will's corner. To have the history that he has, and I get feeling completely out of sorts. This novel helped heal my broken heart just a little bit, and you just really have to read it, but it did! I immediately was firing off a message to Ginger to thank her, because I am still reeling from reading this book. It is a walk through grief in a way that I haven't experienced, and how we put people up on a pedestal and see the great things that we loved about them, but that also some of the things that we might be upset about (that pesky anger stage) is okay too...and Ginger Scott, I just love you! I am still thinking about Will and Maddy and will forever. I think this one is my favorite Ginger book ever! (Okay, so maybe I say that every time)...but Hold My Breath is for sure breathtaking, with a cast, a setting and a theme that is original, gripping, and real. 

Shel: I'm pretty sure I say this about all of her novels, but the characters and their hardships are unlike anything she's written. She shredded Will and Maddy --completely gutted them before we even started the novel--and then she gave us the pleasure of reading how she put them back together again for a perfect HEA. Court: *tears* couldn't have said it better. I also have to give her kudos to the authenticity of every athlete she writes about, which she does so well, but the swimming...ahh! So great. Their lives are brutal in training, and pressure to perform. And I think that she nailed it and really gave them the homage that they deserve. I'll say it a million more times, I am sure, but I love sports novels! Read this! Immediately! 

NA Contemporary Romance-Stand Alone
Scheduled to release: November 18, 2016

Fractions of seconds can do lots of damage. One decision can ruin lives. A blink can be tragic. And loving a Hollister…can hurt like hell.

I would know.

They say the average person can hold their breath under water for two full minutes when pushed to the extremes. Will Hollister has been holding his for years. The oldest of two elite swimming brothers, Will was always a dominant force in the water. But in life, he preferred to let his younger
brother Evan be the one to shine.

Evan got the girl, and Will…he got to bury all of the secrets. A brother’s burden, the weight of it all nearly left him to drown.

The daughter of two Olympians, my path was set the day my fingertips first touched water. My future was as crystal clear as the lane I dominated in the pool—swim hard, win big, love a Hollister.

My life with Evan burned bright. He gave me arms to come home to, and a smile that fooled the world into believing everything was perfect. But it was Will who pushed me. Will…who really knew me.

And when all of the pieces fell, it was Will who started to pick them up.

In the end, the only thing that matters are those few precious seconds—and what we decide to do while we still have them in our grasp.

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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, In Your Dreams and The Hard Count.

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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Twitter: @TheGingerScott

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