➦I’ll be honest, I haven’t read a YA romance book in a while. Unless it’s sci-fi I usually try to stay away. ‘A Boy Like You’ had everything I love in romance books without any unnecessary fabricated drama that so often follows teenage characters. And, in all honesty, there’s just something about this book, it hypnotized me with it’s mysterious vibe and kept me glued to it.
➦This novel will take you on a journey of a girl whose problems are bigger than picking her next dress outfit for a prom. You will meet Josselyn as a little girl first and have a brief glance into her childhood along with a description of one fateful day which changed her life.
➦The first time the two main characters meet is when they are just kids. Josselyn notices Chritopher, a weird boy who nobody wants to hang out with, and she shows him kindness. And then he ends up saving her life and vanishes. Josselyn never even got to thank him.
➦And then, my favorite part – the jump to years later, when thy meet again in high school. Except Christopher doesn’t really admit to being Christopher. What’s that all about? But he’s the new baseball star at school and is being trained by Josselyn’s dad, the school baseball coach.
➦I enjoyed reading about the heroine’s internal struggles, and there were many. Starting with the strained relationship with her alcoholic father – that just broke my heart. With her mother leaving, she was basically without a supportive parent for the best part of her childhood.
➦The romantic relationship was well done and it was just that – entirely romantic. Their sweet friendship will melt your heart for sure. There were many times where I just about went “awwww” lol
➦I recommend this book to anyone who loves sweet romance stories with a bit of mystery woven in. And of course sports romances – the baseball aspect of the story is present and very enjoyable. One thing to keep in mind that there is a bit of a cliffy at the end and it appears that the author is making it into a duet. I’m one of those people who doesn’t mind cliffhangers, but if you’re one of them – just be aware.
P.S. Ginger Scott will forever be a queen of smirking characters in my book.
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 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. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork ’em, Devils).