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Blog Tour | The Girl I Was Before by Ginger Scott

Blog Tour | The Girl I Was Before by Ginger Scott

Blog Tour | The Girl I Was Before by Ginger Scott" class="ubb-image alignleft">The Girl I Was Before by Ginger Scott
Published by Ginger Scott on June 23rd 2015
Pages: 350
Format: eARC
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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.

 

 

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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.

 

Girl-T5

 


 

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The Girl I Was Before by Ginger Scott is the final book in the Falling series. I’ve been a big fan of this series after reading the first book and becoming emotionally invested in the lives of these characters. The way in which these characters lives are intertwined is something I really enjoy. Especially when I get a glimpse at some past favorites in another book in the series. It’s like saying hello to old friends, while getting to know new ones.

If you’ve read this series from the beginning, Paige is somewhat hard to like. I was interested to see the journey she would go on and more amazed at the growth she showed from start to finish. We dive right into Paige having to make a tough decision. This blonde bombshell has always wanted to embrace the college life, living it in up in a sorority with girls she’d be friends with forever. But when one of those girls goes after Paige’s twin sister, Paige makes the decision to fight back and rather dirty. At a time in her life when she feels lost and unsure of who she is or who she used to be, Paige meets Houston.

Houston has had a lot of bad things happen in his 21 years of life, but he is determined to make the most of it and work hard. While working at the grocery store, he meets Paige & her ass of a boyfriend. He can’t stand to see how this guy treats Paige, so he takes a chance and tells this girl who has captured his attention that she deserves better. Little does he know that those are the words that will spark a friendship and possibly even more.

Houston deserves someone special and at first, I was nervous that Paige wouldn’t be the right person for him. But the moment that these two started becoming more than just mere acquaintances, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I began to adore these two together. While Houston and Paige are both vastly different people, they brought out the best in each other and it showed on each and every page.

The Girl I Was Before was written beautifully and the conclusion to the Falling series that I was hoping for. However, I am sad to see this series come to an end, but am hopeful, that one day, we will be able to visit these characters once again.

While you don’t have to read the books in order, each can be read as a standalone, I highly recommend reading them in order. It’s so neat how all three of these books happen almost simultaneously, reminding you of certain things in each book.

four out of five stars

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Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of eight young and new adult romances, including GingerWaiting 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 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).

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