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Blog Tour: You and Everything After by Ginger Scott {Review+Giveaway}

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Welcome to my stop on the You and Everything After blog tour hosted by Wordsmith Publicity!
Today I am excited to share my review as well as a giveaway with you all!

Title: You and Everything After (Falling #2)
Author: Ginger Scott
Age: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: December 5, 2014 
I’m that teenaged girl who has MS. You haven’t met me, but you’ve seen me around. You probably know my sister. We’re twins, and she’s the pretty one. Maybe you’ve heard about my reputation, how much I like to hook up at parties—how easy it is to get me in bed, get what you want, and forget about me after.

Forget what you think you know. I’m leaving that girl behind. College is all about new beginnings. So from now on—I’m just Cass. And the rest…it isn’t written yet. And no one else gets to write my story for me.

“Tyson Preeter doesn’t do can’t.”

That’s exactly what I want people to think when they see me. I am strong, invincible, confident, intelligent—arrogant. I’m the man who always finds a way around, over and through—until there’s nothing left. Since losing my ability to walk six years ago, I’ve relearned life. I don’t need sympathy. I don’t want charity. And I don’t do love. It’s better this way, saves my disappointments for me, and me alone, and it saves my strength for everything I want.

But Cass Owens is about to wreck everything. She’s about to steal all of my strength away from me, because she needs it more. She’s about to break all of my rules, and break down all of my walls. She’s about to own me…completely.

And I’m about to let her.

*This is book 2 in The Falling Series.*

I have been meaning to read This is Falling for quite some time now, so when this book came up as a review opportunity, I went for it, hoping I would get time to squeeze the first book in before I started this one. Alas, life got in the way (as it tends to do) and I did not find the time to read the first book like I had planned. Thankfully, this can be read as a stand-alone and after finishing I definitely want to go back and read Rowe and Nate's story!

I really enjoyed Cass and Ty's story. Both of them are so deserving of love and watching them let one another in was such a beautiful journey to witness. Cass and Ty have faced hardships that have drastically altered their lives in ways they could never have imagined. We see two incredibly resilient people who are determined not to let those hardships break them and I loved seeing that fire and passion in them. Their relationship is not perfect and they have some ups and downs- one that especially made me angry with Ty- but they learn from their mistakes and thankfully hold on to one another instead of letting go.

As a freshman in college in a new town, Cass wants nothing more to shuck the chains of her old life and embrace a new one. She doesn't want to be pitied for her MS and she certainly doesn't want to be reminded of the girl she once was during high school as she sought love in all the wrong places. She wants to mean something to someone and for once have a boyfriend that truly cares for and loves her.

Ty is the opposite of all things Cass is looking for. He doesn't do relationships and our first meeting of him is not very favorable. He's acts like a pretty big douche and I was worried for a minute I wouldn't fall for him. The thing about Ty? He IS a good guy. Meeting Cass and working as her physical trainer, changes things for him. He likes this girl and finds himself wanting to be that guy for her. Again, he's not perfect. He does have one particular 'oh NO he didn't!' moment, where he was acknowledging his wrongdoing in brain, but couldn't seem to keep himself from spouting off from the mouth. Having lost the ability to walk, Ty has had to make major changes in his life and I'm sure it couldn't have been an easy road for him. He has known loss and not just for himself, and that loss still affects him to this day, even though he is trying to make peace with his past.

Cass really is the game changer for Ty. She believes in him and falls for him simply for who he is. His disability doesn't even phase her, just as hers doesn't him. They find strength in one another and that is what makes their romance that much sweeter. He encourages her to go after her dreams and not let her illness keep her from doing something she loves. They also have great chemistry, which I loved seeing. There's more than just steamy, sexy times. They are so many funny and tender moments that really solidify their relationship together.

I was NOT a fan of Cass's twin sister, Paige. She is incredibly self-absorbed and petty, and it irritated me how she felt the attention constantly needed to be on her. I knew that there would probably be more to Paige than Scott was letting on, but she was still hard to swallow at times, especially later in the book as some of her actions borderline unforgivable. I can't imagine growing up with a twin sister who gets all the attention because of her illness, so I'm sure Paige acts out the way she does for having felt invisible. She has a lot to make up for, so I'm actually looking forward to her book, because I do love a good redemption story!

As I said, I have not read Rowe and Nate's story as of yet, but after reading this one, we are able to piece together a lot of their relationship and it certainly has its shares of ups and downs. I have a feeling it will be an emotional one, as Rowe has been through a tragedy no one in their lives should ever have to endure, and she has the physical and emotional scars to remind her every day.

Overall, You and Everything After was a really great New Adult read. I am definitely looking forward to reading more in this series!

Book one, This is Falling

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Ginger Scott is a writer and journalist from Peoria, Arizona. She is the author of five young and new adult romances, with her sixth title, You and Everything After, set to release in December 2014.

Scott 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. Scott is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).

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  1. This sounds good and I remember wanting to read This Is Falling but just not having the time. So glad to hear you enjoyed this one. Great review.

  2. Glad you enjoyed it Jess. I have This is Falling to read and looking forward to getting to it soon now that you have given the thumbs up to the series :) I love emotional NAs.

  3. This book sounds really good! Now I have to go look at the first book too. Thanks for spreading the word!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction


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