Friday, November 18, 2016

Hold my Breath by Ginger Scott [REVIEW]

Fractions of seconds can do lots of damage. One decision can ruin lives. A
 blink can be tragic. And loving a Hollister…can hurt like hell.

I would know.

They say the average person can hold their breath under water for two full
 minutes when pushed to the extremes. Will Hollister has been holding his
 for years. The oldest of two elite swimming brothers, Will was always a
 dominant force in the water. But in life, he preferred to let his younger
 brother Evan be the one to shine.

 Evan got the girl, and Will…he got to bury all of the secrets. A brother’s
 burden, the weight of it all nearly left him to drown.
 The daughter of two Olympians, my path was set the day my fingertips first
 touched water. My future was as crystal clear as the lane I dominated in
 the pool—swim hard, win big, love a Hollister.
 My life with Evan burned bright. He gave me arms to come home to, and a
 smile that fooled the world into believing everything was perfect. But it
 was Will who pushed me. Will…who really knew me.
 And when all of the pieces fell, it was Will who started to pick them up.
 In the end, the only thing that matters are those few precious seconds—and
 what we decide to do while we still have them in our grasp.

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4 Hold Out Stars
Hold My Breath is a dramatic New Adult standalone by the fabulous Ginger Scott.
Athletic books aren’t usually my cuppa. I don’t even know how to swim, but I was ready for a dramatic read.

Will is a swimmer. He trains hard and wants to be the best. A tragic past changes all of that. I felt for Will and the more you read you will feel even more for him. You think you break to the surface of the problems he has endured, but it really isn’t anything. There are just so much more.

Maddy is the girl Will grew up with, but Maddy is the girl who ended up with Will’s brother. She’s the untouchable girl Will could never have. Now they are back in each other’s lives. Just like Will, Maddy has to get over her tragic past too. She is training to be the best swimmer as well, but Will is a distraction.

I like how Maddy and Will relate to each other. I like the slow burn tension they have and I like the angst of their relationship. The beginning was a bit slow and it’s truly a slow burn read, but once you get into the book, it starts to pick up and more and more things unravel. At times I did want things to turn up a notch, call me crazy, but I wanted an over-the-top issue. I did appreciate the somewhat mysterious element of the book though.

I like how not everything is not as it seems. I also like that Hold My Breath is more dialogue based and I got into the banter between the characters. Maddy and Will are in their mid-twenties, but I would at times see them younger, I think it’s because they both wanted their parents approval so badly.

This book is emotional and heartwarming. If you are a swimmer or like athletic books then this one will hit all the right spots.
An ARC was provided


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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
Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college
sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).

I was lucky to meet Ginger at the RT convention in Dallas. She's is incredibly sweet and generous.  I told her how excited I was for This is Falling in audio. I love meeting authors and it's extra special when they are humble and nice. More photos HERE 

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