Blog Tour Stop including Teasers, Review & Giveaway – The Hard Count by Ginger Scott


Welcome to THE HARD COUNT review
tour with Ginger Scott, hosted by Wordsmith Publicity. Be sure to check out all
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Mature YA Contemporary Romance-Stand Alone
Release Date: July 15, 2016
Nico Medina’s world is eleven miles away from mine. During the day, it’s a place where doors are open—where homes are lived in, and neighbors love. But when the sun sets, it becomes a place where young boys are afraid, where eyes watch from idling cars that hide in the shadows and wicked smoke flows from pipes.
West End is the kind of place that people survive. It buries them—one at a time, one way or another.
And when Nico was a little boy, his mom always told him to run.
I’m Reagan Prescott—coach’s daughter, sister to the prodigal son, daughter in the perfect family.
Life on top.
My world is the ugly one.
Private school politics and one of the best high school football programs in the country can break even the toughest souls. Our darkness plays out in whispers and rumors, and money and status trump all. I would know—I’ve watched
it kill my family slowly, strangling us for years.
In our twisted world, a boy from West End is the only shining light.
I hated him before I needed him.
I fell for him fast.
I loved him when it was almost too late.
When two ugly worlds collide, even the strongest fall. But my world…it hasn’t met the boy from West End.




YM‘s review

Jul 21, 2016

5 of 5 Stars

This book y’all!! Ginger Scott has become one of the few authors where I just read the book no questions asked. I am never disappointed and The Hard Count was no different.I am actually gonna start backwards! Ugly doesn’t have a color. It lives among selfishness and hate. And as much as this story is about football… it’s also about that.
I mean really! So gorgeous and so poignant! I wish these words weren’t hidden among the acknowledgments because they just resonate with the beauty that was hidden among most of the pages of this beautiful piece of work.They all seem like heroes-bigger than life, and juiced with aggression and desire for victory. The Hard Count is emotional story telling at it’s best. Ginger wove a tale that has a finger on the pulse of real issues that not only plague our cities but that are in the forefront of what is taking place in a our world right now. There is always going to be someone who doesn’t like the idea of two people together. Black, white Latino, gay, rich, people-it’s all just shit we make a big deal out of,
The fact that she was able to captivate and entrance me as a reader by embracing this topic,that is not new and IS difficult, just speaks to her ability as a story teller.Honestly, I just loved everything about this book. It was sweet. It was fresh. The characters were super likable, believable, well written, etc. I loved Nico and Reagan. They were great. The thing though is that every character was instrumental to this story. Reagan’s dad, Nico’s mom, even Nico’s brother. I felt like they were all perfectly developed; Every nuance was realistic, every word was in line with the character’s personality.I could go on and on. Truth is that it was a great story told by an unbelievably talented and gifted author that has a way with words. The words in this novel need to be experienced. I find one that’s both our height, and it’s a place where the metal is melted into a odd thickness–the only place where the latticework is uneven. I like that it isn’t perfect, and if I’m tethering myself to something, I think it should look a little amiss. There’s comfort in imperfection. I believe this is Ginger’s best work to date and I can’t wait for everyone to read it.


1 signed copy of In Your Dreams, $10
Amazon gift card
Open International




About Ginger Scott

Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author of several 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, The Girl I Was Before, Wild Reckless, Wicked Restless and In Your Dreams.
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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