A Boy Like You by Ginger Scott

❝ We’re two kids who found each other when each needed someone to believe in them the most. Our bodies have grown. Our hearts are still the same. And they knew…Mine knew all along, and his remembered.❞


Title: A Boy Like You
Author: Ginger Scott
Series: Like Us
Publication Date: March 3, 2017
Publisher: Self-published

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis via Goodreads: They say everyone’s a superhero to someone. I’m not sure who I’m supposed to save, but I know who saved me.

We were kids. His name was Christopher. And up until the day he pulled me from death’s grip, he was nothing more than a boy I felt sorry for. In a blink of an eye, he became the only person who made me feel safe.

And then he disappeared.

Now I’m seventeen. I’m not a kid anymore. I haven’t been for years. While death didn’t take me that day, the things that happened left me with scars—the kind that robbed me of everything I once loved and drove me into darkness. But more than anything else, that day—and every day since—has taken away my desire to dream.

I wasn’t going to have hope. I wouldn’t let myself wish. Those things—they weren’t for girls like me. That’s what I believed…until the new boy.

He’s nothing like the old boy. He’s taller and older. His hair is longer, and his body is lean—strong and ready for anything. I don’t feel sorry for him. And sometimes, I hate him. He challenges me. From the moment I first saw him standing there on the baseball field, he pushed me—his eyes constantly questioning, doubting…daring. Still, something about him—it feels…familiar.

He says his name is Wes. But I can’t help but feel like he’s someone else. Someone from my past. Someone who’s come back to save me.

This time, though, he’s too late. Josselyn Winters, the girl he once knew, is gone. I am the threat; I am my worst enemy. And he can’t save me from myself.


Just when I thought Ginger Scott couldn’t slay my feels anymore, she releases a new book and I fall even more in love with her words. I didn’t think that it could get any better than The Hard Count, but Ginger Scott knocks it out of the ball park with her newest sports romance, A Boy Like You, and delivers a story that will leave you emotionally wrecked. Get your tissues ready for this one because you’re going to need them!

The day Josselyn Winters’ life fell apart was the day she almost died. Narrowly escaping death, she is saved by a young boy named Christopher, only for him to vanish the next day. Left with a broken family and unanswered questions, Joss tries to move forward but finds herself stumbling through life instead. Her relationship with her father has become strained and she feels lost. But when a new guy moves to town, things start to change. She can’t help but feel connected to Wes Stokes, like she’s met him before. Could Wes possibly be the young boy from her past and if so, can he save her from the one person she needs saving from the most: herself?

Leave it to Ginger Scott to write a story that rips my heart out and leaves me begging for more because this woman seriously slays when it comes to writing romance novels. I already knew I was going to love this book even before I started it, but Scott somehow managed to still catch me off-guard because I was not expecting a story like this. I went into A Boy Like You thinking that this was just going to be another small town romance about second chances and finding oneself, but it was so much more than that. I think my favorite part about this book was the mystery: whether or not Wes is someone from Joss’ past and if so, why has he chosen now to return? There is also another mystery in this book as certain things don’t add up when it comes to Wes and I don’t want to give it away, but it is what makes this book different and I AM DYING TO KNOW IF MY THEORIES ARE RIGHT BECAUSE IF THEY ARE THEN THIS WOULD TRULY BE AN EXTRAORDINARY ROMANCE. I also loved how family played such a big part of this story as a father and daughter worked on rebuilding their relationship. It was a struggle watching these two go back and forth and it broke my heart to see these two in so much pain but they managed to pick up the pieces and were on the road bettering their relationship by the end of this book.

Josselyn Winters is a girl that readers are either going to love or hate. She is unlikable, in more ways than one. She’s reckless, self-destructive and she frustrated me at times. But here’s the thing: despite all her flaws I still loved her because she’s strong, she’s a fighter and she’s got a heart that can love without bounds if she allows herself to. Wes is an all-around great guy with a few surprises up his sleeve. I loved his relationship with his adoptive brothers and parents. The romance is a slow-burning one and I liked the fact that Wes wasn’t just the guy who was meant to “fix” all of Joss’ problems. I can’t wait to see how things work out for these two in the sequel and it better work out or else…👀🔪

The ending of A Boy Like You left me for dead and I just want to curl up in a corner until A Girl Like You is released. 


 A Boy Like You is a truly special romance that will have you crying for the sequel. Ginger Scott has ruined me once again and I’m counting down the days until A Girl Like You hits my eReader. If you haven’t read a Ginger Scott book yet, A Boy Like You would be the perfect place to start!



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20 thoughts on “A Boy Like You by Ginger Scott

    1. I’m crying because you said you trust my reviews. 😭😭 Thank you so much! 💕💕

      A Boy Like You is a duet with the sequel releasing this summer. I totally recommend waiting until the release of the second book if you don’t want to deal with a cliffhanger. I need summer to hurry up so I can see how Wes and Joss’ story ends. 😫😫

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  1. I’m here for this unlikeable heroine, Ari. I’ve been liking those unlikeable girls more and more in my books, so that’s enough to make me want to add this to my TBR. I’ve heard good things about the author too, so I really should try her out. I’ll wait for the next one to be out and binge. Glad you enjoyed this one!

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    1. Ginger Scott is such an underrated author that deserves more love. Her stories are so sweet and simple (for the most part) and her books just get better and better with each release. Definitely recommend waiting until the sequel though because the cliffhanger for this book was too much and now I’m anxious to see how things end. 😬😫


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