Review: The Girl I was Before

Posted June 27, 2015 in review, romance Tags:

Review: The Girl I was BeforeThe Girl I Was Before by Ginger Scott

Series: Falling #3
Also in this series: In Your Dreams
Also by this author: This Is Falling, In Your Dreams

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.

2This book series has become one of my favorite New Adult series! If you haven’t read the first 2 in the series, go get them! They are a great blend of angst, heart, and romance. Now, about this book specifically, Ginger Scott managed to do something amazing. She made me like a character that I hated for 2 books. Paige was ‘that girl’-you know, the mean girl from school who made your life miserable? Yeah, that’s Paige. Even when this book begins, I didn’t like Paige. But, somewhere along the journey, I found that I kind of liked her. It was a slow transition and I didn’t even notice it! But, to me, that is amazing writing ability!
Houston is probably one of the most amazing book boyfriends. He is not an alpha male at all. He is smart-a computer engineering major!-funny, and caring. Its so refreshing to read a story with a NON alpha male hero. He was the greatest person for Paige because they were so different! She is certainly a dominate personality, and he was totally okay with that! He was great at supporting her and that is a neat relationship to read about!


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About the Author:Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of eight 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, 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 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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