Monday, March 23, 2015

Wild Reckless release day blitz and blog tour!!

Join us in celebrating the release of WILD RECKLESS by Ginger Scott!

Very Mature YA Contemporary Romance
Scheduled to release: March 17, 2015

Kensington Worth had a vision for her senior year. It involved her best friends, her posh private school in downtown Chicago and time alone with her piano until her audition was perfected, a guaranteed ticket into the best music programs in the world.

Instead, a nightmare took over.

It didn’t happen all at once, but her life unraveled quickly—a tiny thread that evil somehow kept pulling until everything precious was taken from her. She was suddenly living miles away from her old life, trapped in an existence she didn’t choose—one determined to destroy her from the inside, leaving only hate and anger behind. It didn’t help that her neighbor, the one whose eyes held danger, was enjoying every second of her fall.

Owen Harper was trouble, his heart wild and his past the kind that’s spoken about in whispers. And somehow, his path was always intertwined with Kensington’s, every interaction crushing her, ruining her hope for any future better than her now. Sometimes, though, what everyone warns is trouble, is exactly what the heart needs. Owen Harper was consumed with darkness, and it held onto his soul for years. When Kensington looked at him, she saw a boy who’d gotten good at taking others down when they threatened his carefully balanced life. But the more she looked, the more she saw other things too—good things…things to admire.

Things…to love. Things that made her want to be reckless.

And those things…they were the scariest of all. 


I dodge backpacks and elbows through the busy hallway until I see the glass door of the principal’s office swing open, Owen stepping through, his own pink slip crumpled in his hand, his eyes still dark, angry.

“Are you okay?” I ask, walking up to him, my steps coming quicker. He grabs my hand fast, his grip on my fingers tight, almost painful, and pulls me behind him through the thick crowd in the hall until we reach the back door, near the loading zone for the cafeteria. He pushes down hard, forcing the door open, then pulls my arm, leading me around a corner to a line of recycling bins.

“I’m so sorry…” I start, but Owen’s hands find me fast, his fingers wrapping around my shoulders, his force moving me back until I’m flush with the wall, and then his lips crash down on me.

His hands slide from my shoulders to my neck and into my hair, his mouth covering mine as if he needs my air to breathe, and he closes the small distance between us, the warmth and hardness of him pressing into my body, my hands operating on their own instinct, finding his sides and back until I’m clinging to him, grabbing bunches of his black sweatshirt all at once.

Owen’s hand moves to his head while he’s kissing me, and he tosses his hat to the ground to the side of us, and I let my fingers move to his hair, weaving the strands in and out, letting the softness of them curl around me.

This is the best kiss of my life. Every kiss with Owen has been the best kiss of my life. But this one—it’s full of something more. His lips work mine for long seconds, his tongue passing over mine slowly, his teeth dragging over my bottom lip, my top lip, tugging on me and pulling me into him even deeper. I can feel his heartbeat through his shirt, and I let my hands roam over his chest and around his back again, the feel of him exactly as it is every time I dream.

My 4.5 star review of Wild Reckless

I have loved every single one of Ginger Scott’s book, so I jumped at the chance to read her new one, Wild Reckless. The Falling Series was one of my favorites from her, as was How We Deal with Gravity- she always works in an element of surprise that I love, followed with such emotion. With the title and the cover I thought this was going to be a very lighthearted read, with a little bit of angst probably- but I was definitely thrown for a loop when I got into the story.

Kensington just moved from Chicago to a small town, and she misses every part of her old life. Her friends are gone, her piano teacher and she doesn’t want to live with her parents- let alone in this town. Her father is very strict, in that he doesn’t let her play jazz, which is like part of her soul. It is strictly classical when he is around. And then she sees the boy next door, and everything changes. He plays basketball at the local high school, and he is their star. So when he starts to bounce the ball in her driveway- all hell breaks loose.

“Just then I realize, he’s not really wild at all. He’s heartbroken. And maybe I don’t hate him as much as I thought I did.”

Owen is the hero of the story- and boy is he a tough cookie! He is downright rude when he first meets Kens and enjoys ruffling her feathers, to say the least. She has no idea that he could be like this, just from looking at him. But what ends up as a love/hate relationship turns into something much, much more.

“You know what’s hot?”
“No Owen, what’s…hot?”
“When a girl knows exactly what she wants and just asks for it.”

I feel like I should attach a warning to this review though- there are some very sticky situations discussed- everything from cheating, drug addiction, suicide- and it adds to the overall sadness of the story. The characters make some very bad choices, and I know they have to make them because of what happens to them in their life. Kensi was always there to support Owen, and I loved that- and yet, hated it. It was almost like they were pulling each other under. But then something magical happened, and they true love shined through. And that’s what I love about Ginger Scott. No matter the trials and tribulations the characters go through, she really does prove that love conquers all.

“Truth is, Owen Harper shot me through the heart that day he pointed his finger at me and pulled the trigger. I fell for him then, and I’ve been falling every day since. All I wanted was for him to catch me. And he did.

This book had my emotions jump all over the place, and in a good way. Such strong feelings about the characters, and I have really missed that from the books I have read lately. And even though the beginning was a little bit slow for me, it totally picked up- and I am so glad it went the way it did. I couldn’t have asked for a better ending for Kensi and Owen. You will definitely enjoy this book. And I would totally recommend it to all my friends- in fact I already have!!

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About the Author:

Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of six young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling and You and Everything After.

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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