In A BOY LIKE YOU, Ginger Scott brings together two characters with childhoods that could haunt and scar them for the rest of their lives: Wes, who has experienced life in the foster care system and has been adopted into a loving family… and Joss who lives with her father, beloved baseball coach and local hero, but lives a life that proves things aren’t always as rosy as they seem on the surface. Together, these two find peace and healing, and the promise of a bright future.
Beginning with a prologue
In Wes Stokes we have the honorable hero. The boy who’s different from the rest… more observant, more sensitive, more EVERYTHING. In Joss, we have the feisty heroine… the girl who takes no crap from anyone, who keeps her father’s secrets, who has walls so high it seems no one will ever scale them.
Without giving too much away, Joss’s journey of self-discovery is breathtaking. She is a risk-taker, often times to her detriment, but she also longs for the safety she doesn’t have at home. Wes brings her the balance that’s been missing in her life for the past 8 years, becoming the person who takes care of her when her own father cannot. In return, she brings out the playful side of him. Joss and Wes grow and change together, forming a bond that will carry them into their adult lives.
I’m usually not a fan of books that end with a “cliffhanger”, but there are a few authors whose work I love and trust enough to embrace an unresolved ending. Ginger Scott is one of them. It helps that she’s promised book 2 will be released this summer - se we don’t have to wait long - and also that she left us in a place so hopeful and promising that we aren’t left in anguish! I have no doubt that the resolution to Joss and Wes’s story will be worth the cliffhanger and the short wait for the resolution.
As with all Ginger’s books, I have NO trouble whatsoever recommending A BOY LIKE YOU. It’s engaging, emotional, heartfelt, and all the other things that a Young Adult romance should be. So, I encourage all of you to grab your copy and get to reading!
A BOY LIKE YOU by Ginger Scot… 5 STARS!