Book Review: The Hard Count

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THE HARD COUNT

Author: Ginger Scott
Date Pub: Jul. 15th, 2016
Stars: 4.0 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Genre: Sports romance, Romance
POV: Dual, First Person

synopsis3Nico 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.
Lies.
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.
Quarterback.
Hero.
Heart.
Good.
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.dividerreview1

Enemies to friends to lovers. My cuppa tea ❤

I freaking loved this one! It’s a unique sports romance. By that I mean no man-whore QB, sororities, parties, etc. This one though dealt with discrimination, ignorance, intolerance, and politics not only in football but also the field.

Nico. God, I admired you! He’s from the other side of town and his valedictorian speech!!

“I’m the kid from West End – I must be tough. I must be a thug, I must have a gun in my home, I must be in a gang…” 

But he didn’t let those things affected and defined him. It actually made him more

“Growing up in West End made me. That risk… it toughened me up. It made me fast”

And Reagan helped him. They both helped each other. But this story was Nico!
Reminded me of the movie Blind Side.footer1

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