Mature YA/New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release day: July 30, 2019
A mature YA/New Adult contemporary rock star romance by Ginger Scott
I have to get this off of my “to do” list. Here we go…. Arizona and her BFF Sam are spying a moving truck down the street. The area where they live is still depressed from the real estate market low. This leaves a few homes in the area empty. Sam and Arizona are a little bold and sneak into some of them. As the house contents are being emptied, they spy instruments and drums. Peaking their interest of course, they go investigate. Thus begins the Jesse Barringer heartthrob, wanna be a rock star saga. He is the son of Alton (thinking of him as Tommy Lee and his son Brandon-my opinion). Alton has a promising career but as soon as he is exposed the excess, he falls.
Arizona Wakefield is the lead in the school’s marching band. The school plays a minor role, as well as some teachers and admin. I loved how the school band was looked up to. I also loved how Arizona was so proud of her role as the lead and he skills. I dont know anything about school bands but this made them look really cool!
The author starts this sort of slow and builds up to the discovery of Alton’s drama. Then she slowly introduces my favorite part, the mental health issue. Arizona has a family that experienced a devastating loss. All is revealed but not without tears. Her parents sacrificed so much, both being lawyers, leaving their practice and paychecks to open a copy and mailing store. Yeah, I know this seems insignificant, but the reason behind the move is gut wrenching!
By the time I got to the halfway mark, I was totally all in. I was scared in the beginning that the pace seemed slow. I truly feel love for Ginger Scott, her talent, her books and her friendship over the last 5 years, and I was worried I wouldnt like the book. My entire dilemma was hurting me. What do you do if you just dont like a book? Thankfully I didnt have to find that out now. The band was equally part of the plot as was the high school band.
The only thing I wanted was some more Sam and Jesse’s cousin Rags. Although this may be leading into a series that follows them on the Realty TV circuit. That is a great thought! Maybe Alton can get his act together for book 2
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** Drummer Girl is a mature YA/New Adult romance that touches on mental health, drug abuse and includes mature sexual situations.
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, In Your Dreams, The Hard Count, Hold My Breath, and A Boy Like You.
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 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. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork ’em, Devils).
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