I don't know what took me so long to read Ginger Scott's books, but I have read a few now and I am becoming a huge fan of hers! Each book of hers that I have read now has been well written, emotional and so captivating that they are almost impossible to put down. A Boy Like You is everything I have come to expect from her and yet it also had a bit of a different feel. I definitely recommend this one or anything by Ginger Scott if you haven't read anything by her before.
When her life fell apart as a child, a boy named Christopher was the one to save her. He made her feel safe until he disappeared. Now Joss is seventeen and is nothing like the girl she once was. But then a new boy named Wes comes into the picture and everything changes for Joss once again. Though he is different from the boy she remembers, she can't help but feel as though things about him feel familiar. But after everything that has happened, can he save Joss from herself?
I loved Wes so much! He is everything that you hope for in a book boyfriend, sweet and caring and easy to like. He was complicated and deep, with so much more to him than meets the eye. He was absolutely perfect for Joss though and I couldn't get enough of him. Joss was feisty and I was so glad she still had such fight in her after all that she had been through. She makes you want to reach into the book and give her a hug, because you just know that after everything that has happened she deserves so much more. She didn't always make the best decisions, and yet it was easy to understand why she did the things that she did.
This book was a slow burn and being a YA/NA book, it was about so much more than physical between these two since that wasn't the focus here. Their connection felt natural and genuine, forming over the course of the book with enough tension and emotion to keep the reader turning pages from start to finish. I will admit that I had no idea this wasn't a standalone story when I started, so suffice it to say the ending was a shock to me. I am not the biggest fan of cliffhangers, but I really believe that it is worth the read. I look forward to reading more and seeing what happens next for these characters and how everything plays out. This is definitely one I recommend, and I think readers and fans of Ginger Scott are going to love this one!
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