Andrew Harper grew up in a house marked by tragedy. His older brother Owen did his best to shelter him, but you can only be protected from life’s pain for so long. Eventually, you end up just feeling numb…and isolated.
Loneliness was the one constant in Andrew’s life. Until one girl, met by chance in a high school hallway, changed everything. Emma Burke was a mystery and all that was beautiful in this world, the only air Andrew ever wanted to breathe. She took the lonely away, and filled it with hope and color, and Andrew would do anything to keep her safe, happy and whole.
But sometimes, what feels good and right is what ends up hurting us the most. And when Andrew and Emma are faced with an impossible decision, Andrew is tested to see just how far he’s willing to go for the girl who owns his heart.
Cuts are deep.
Scars are left behind.
And revenge beckons.
When Andrew finally gets his chance, in college, five years after his first love broke him completely, he finds out old feelings don’t really disappear just because you say you hate someone. The more he tries to avenge all that he believes he lost, the more he uncovers the real story of what happened years before.
Love is wicked. But a restless heart is never satisfied beating on its own. Can Andrew and Emma make it right before it’s too late, or will the ties that bind them now destroy their only chance at a future?
Ginger Scott has become one of my favorite authors and I’m always excited to get my hands on one of her new books. After reading Wild Reckless and falling in love with Owen Harper, I couldn’t wait to meet the other Harper boy, Owen’s little brother Andrew, to see how where life would take him.
Thanks to Tracy, I have come to love Ginger Scott books. She’s an automatic one-click for me. I absolutely adored Andrew in Wild Reckless and was thrilled to delve into his story. From the beginning, I found myself loving his character and empathizing with all he had endured in his young life.
Even knowing Andrew’s past, there was an innocence about him in the first part of Wicked Restless that was so endearing. He meets Emma while attending a PE class at this high school and he knows right away there’s something about this girl.
I don’t know her name, and I’m not sure I’ll like her when she speaks. But I know I’ll never forget her.
Sweet Emma, I adored her from the beginning. She had an innocence about her that made her perfect for Andrew. The sweet and simple acts of first love were so well written and realistic. The first part of this book was simply outstanding.
I too loved Emma. You could tell she was torn, but her feelings for Andrew were true.
But as with all Ginger Scott books, I knew “it” was coming, but I never know what “it” is…
Yes, with Ginger Scott you can always count on being thrown for multiple loops throughout the book. I love looking for the subtle clues and foreshadowing.
Just as things are beginning between Emma and Andrew, they are separated for five years. The innocence I loved in both character from Part 1 of the story was shattered.
As much as I loved Part 1 of this story, I struggled with certain aspects of Part 2. I found myself not liking or truly understanding Andrew. It was painful because I loved his carefree spirit so much in the beginning. He became something so different, I found myself unable to completely empathize with his actions.
Andrew definitely changed and I agree he wasn’t always my favorite person. His actions and bitterness were such a 180 from the Andrew we initially fell in love with, but as I found out his story I also truly hurt for him. Ginger’s writing has a way of doing that to me; sucking me into these characters. And while Andrew was driving me crazy, I just fell more in love with Emma.
If she was the ocean, I would be happy to be lost at sea.
I loved Emma’s story and how she fought so hard. Looking back, I think if the events had been told in a different sequence, I could have understood and empathized with Emma and Andrew differently. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy this story, because I did. Ginger Scott has a way of just breaking my heart and piecing it together again. It’s just more difficult to do so after certain actions has been committed.
Like all Ginger Scott books, I never want to say too much because readers need to experience the angst and heartache without us giving too much away. I loved this book and am hoping with fingers crossed that this is not the last we see of the Harper Boys.
I agree. The less a reader knows plot wise, the better it will be. However, I am always impressed with the amount of research Ginger Scott puts into her stories. The acknowledgements page had tearing up multiple times, so don’t forget to check it out after reading the book. I hope we haven’t seen the last of the Harper’s.
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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 hotquarterback, 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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