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A Girl Like Me (Like Us #2) by Ginger Scott

A Girl Like Me Book Cover A Girl Like Me
Like Us Duet #2
Ginger Scott
Fiction, Young Adult with Paranormal Elements, Sports Romance
May 26th 2017

NOTE: This is a second installment in Like Us duet

I’m not supposed to be here.

Death has come for me more than once, and each time it’s been a boy who’s stood between me and my final breath.

I called him Christopher when he saved me as a child. When he came into my life again, only months ago, I knew him as Wes. Just as he did the time before, he disappeared the moment he made sure I was out of harm’s way; as if I didn’t need any more saving.

This time, though, death left me with a reminder of how powerful it is. I know it meant to strip me of my spirit again, but it failed.

Even so, I know I need Wes to survive. Our souls are woven together somehow, our every breath in sync. I feel it, even though everyone says I shouldn’t.

The world thinks he’s missing.
His loved ones don’t want to believe he’s dead.
Only I know just how special he is.

I’m going to find him and bring him home, where he belongs. Together, we’ll face impossible—we’ll rewrite our ending.

And when the bad guys come calling, we will always win.

Maria’s Review

➦If you are a fan of sports romances and stories with paranormal elements then this YA novel might just be your jam. It has somewhat an elaborate plot and character development with a touch of baseball on the side. Oh, and don’t forget the mysteriousness, which will keep you guessing all the way throughout.

➦As mentioned in my review of the first book in this duet, the heroine encounters a boy who has once saved her life. I really am not going to go into any detail in fear of giving spoilers, so I’m mostly going to talk about my experience while reading this duet.

➦I really loved the first book, I did. It has good character development as well as good pacing. It kept me wondering about things and I wasn’t sure if the second installment would venture into the paranormal territory. But it did, it totally did. And I simply have to mention this due to the fact that there will be others like me, who are simply not that into it.

➦I’m one of those people who love paranormal books. But it’s either full on paranormal or nothing at all. So, whenever a book which appears to be your good old romance starts hinting at some supernatural events, my poor brain keeps asking questions that never get answered. If the book states that a character can FLY, you betcha I’ll be asking questions like “why? how did that happen? why isn’t anyone freaking out? Are you really not going to explain?” It’s just the way I am.

➦The first 30% of the novel was way too slow paced for me. I have to be honest here and say that, perhaps, Ginger Scott’s writing style is not for me. I definitely see that the author is very descriptive when it comes to some scenes, trying to submerge the reader and make them part of the story. It didn’t work for me.

➦I’m one of those people who notice patterns and they can drive me absolutely bonkers. The author’s fascination with facial expressions is very prominent and repetitive. The smirking, the brow bunching, the lip pulling, the tongue biting, the swallowing is pretty much on every single page. The over-describing slowed down the pace for me and was very distracting. If it wasn’t for that, I would have probably enjoyed the story a lot more – it has intriguing characters and a very sweet romance.

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 https://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).

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