The Girl I Was Before (Falling #3) by Ginger Scott Spotlight and Review

tgiwb The Girl I Was Before (Falling #3)

I’m the selfish one. I suppose that’s the nicest thing people say about me. I’ve heard the other things, too. “Paige Owens is a pretty girl with nothing else to offer. She’s just a good time at a party. She’s stupid, heartless, cold and useless. All she cares about is getting a guy to look at her. Why would anyone want to be her friend?”

Some of those things are true. Others were true. They’re all hurtful.

None of it matters.

I’m ready to make the hard choices. I’m ready to face the consequences. I’m ready to be the girl I was before, and I’m done being the one who lost her way.

I’m ready to become the girl Houston Orr sees when he looks at me.

Houston isn’t a star athlete. He doesn’t play in a band. He’s never going to be president, and his life is so far away from simple and easy it isn’t even funny.
He wasn’t part of my plan. But I’m starting to think plans are overrated, and maybe our stories are what we make them. And mine depends entirely on me, and the choices I make…starting now.

Houston is my fairytale. He’s perfectly imperfect. He’s poetry and life. He’s truth and heartbreak, all rolled up in a tall body with dark hair, broad shoulders and green eyes that lull me into submission. He’s nothing I ever thought I wanted, but the very thing I need. He’s the only guy I’ve ever really loved, and he thinks I’m a princess. I fell into him, and now I’m holding on.

But sometimes life takes away our ability to choose. Sometimes…things aren’t in your control. Sometimes, it hurts to be selfless. My only hope is that when it comes time to choose, I get it right.

Welcome to my once upon a time and wish for happily ever after.

Review by Lisa Markson
5 Stars

I absolutely loved this book. I remember reading book 2 You And Everything After and hoping that the author was going to continue and reading it I was seeing a story for Paige. I was so excited when I saw that yes she was getting her own story and that it was being released soon. The author has a great gift of being able to tell a fantastic story. She takes great care in developing her characters so to the reader they feel like real people. These are not stories where the characters are flawless these are characters that go through real life tragedies and issues. I am not saying that these characters don’t eventually become whole complete people by the end no these characters go through situations that come about and in the end they are able to become a better person because of what they went through and hopefully in their journey they find love. She captured me as a reader from the very first page. I was unable to put the book down even for a second because I needed to see what happened. The storyline is seamless and she is able to give a visual description of the time and place so the reader is able to see as if they are included into the story. I love the building of the relationship of Paige and Houston. Paige truly was able to grow up and think of others and embrace who she was on the inside not just the visual that everyone perceives her to be. Although I still love my Preeter boys, Paige was such a fun character to read about. I am hoping that there will be more and more in this series. I highly recommend this series and any other book by this author you would definitely not be disappointed. I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest and unbiased opinion.

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ginger About the Author

Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of seven 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 and Wild Reckless.

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.

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