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Wicked Restless (Harper Boys) (Volume 2) Paperback – September 27, 2015
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About the Author
Ginger Scott is a writer and journalist from Peoria, Arizona. She is the author of eight young and new adult romances, including recent best-sellers This Is Falling 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. 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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Andrew Harper is Owen’s little brother. He’s got the curse of the ‘Harper name’ in their small town. When he meets the new student, Emma Burke, she doesn’t seem to care about the rumors surrounding him. She likes him for him. I loved Emma and Andrews beginning story. In fact, I wish there would have been more of that!
One night, things change in a big way for Emma and Andrew. I’m talking a life changing way. It puts Andrew on a different path than the one he was on. And as hard as it was, he wouldn’t have changed the choices he made. He loved Emma that much. Five years pass…. his heart was completely broken. Then he sees her again. His first love. His Emma.
Andrew did some things after they were reunited that I wasn’t happy with. But he was in pain. I may not have liked the choices he made, but I understood why he did the things he did. And with time and explanations, I think Emma did, too. I was heartbroken by his behavior, but then when I heard his story, I was even MORE heartbroken by that.
As much as I loved this book, it frustrated me beyond measure at times. I wanted to scream at both Emma and Andrew- COMMUNICATE! For the love of god so much could have went different with them, but I get that they were young and both hurt. It’s hard. Still, even with all that was going on, I wanted these two to find a way to be together so badly.
Wicked Restless is an angsty read. It’s one that will induce kindle throwing moments, but it’s also a beautiful story of first love, of love overcoming all, and a story of healing. Even though I didn’t love it quite as much as the first, it was still a fantastic read!
So here's the thing: Andrew's thing with Lindsey. For obvious reasons I HATED the way he treated her, I understand why he was doing it but I think it went a little too far. But (and this is going to sound ironic) I liked how nice she was and that the author choose to make her a character that was really nice and undeserving of that s***. I know that sounds strange but I hate when authors make that kind of character secretly or blatantly "evil" just so it makes it easier for us to like the character behaving like a jerk. So even though I hated that part of the story, I was happy that the author didn't take the easy way out. I just wish the treatment hadn't been SO extreme. My heart honestly broke for all three of them. Lindsey and Emma for obvious reasons. But also for Andrew because he was such a sweet freaking kid and it sucked that he went through all that stuff and became who he did.
I really did enjoy this book, and even that awful 20% where he was such a d*ck because the author did such a great job of portraying all the pain. I was crying every five freaking minutes. The beginning was really sweet and I'm glad that we got to read about their start. Like I said the middle was rough but all the emotion was handled really well and although it was unfortunate to read Andrew's rough period, that kind of s*** happens and it does suck and the fact that some authors shy away from it doesn't change that fact. I didn't like the ending that much mainly because it felt villainy.
If you're a fan of Ginger Scott and Wild Reckless I think you would definitely enjoy this. However if you had a major problem with Owen's attitude or how cruel he got I'm not sure you'd like this as much but if you're on the fence I'd give it a go!
I think my problem comes in that I was SO in love with Andrew in Wild Reckless, or at least what I could see of him. He was sweet, and felt more beta boy, and yet lonely too. I was curious where his story would go. AND I FELL IN LOVE with him in Part One! OMG, that boy was everything I was hoping he would be!! He gave me tummy tingles, and made me giggle and swoon. I ADORED Part One of this story (and yes, all the way through the letters too). It made me so happy and so sad all at once. I'm not always happy with being in the dark for long periods about certain aspects, but I did at least know there was more to Emma's story based on comments made here and there (and actually had a pretty good guess, though it turned out to not be quite right). I really loved that love story between them. I felt their infatuation with one another, I felt how strongly their feelings came on. And because of the Part One "climax" of sorts, I could understand how those feelings could be made even more impactful when you go through something difficult together. I understood why Emma was scared (even without knowing the details of her story), and I totally believed in Andrew's sacrifice. So if I'm not making myself clear, I LOVED both characters in Part One.
And thus, my heart HURT for who Andrew became 5 years later. And I actually got it. I think the reason Ms. Scott succeeds in making me believe in Andrew and how he got to where he did is that I saw inside his head (LOVE dual POV books), AND I saw who he was before, I saw some transition in the letters, and eventually we learned a lot of the things that fundamentally changed him for the worse. I TRULY GOT IT. But I wish I didn't. My ultimate problem with this book, and the reason it's a 4 star and not a 5 star, is that I hate Andrew's choices for 30% of the book. He was HORRIBLE. To Emma yes, but mostly to Lindsey. I think it went too far for my delicate sensibilities. I don't want to be *that* disappointed in a boy I love. I honestly think the only reason I can forgive him is because I knew who he was before, who he *still* could be inside, and because I got to see some remorse. But I'm still sad. I would have appreciated it more if he made some initial bad decisions, but then distanced himself. Ah well, we can't always get what we want.
And I didn't expect all the drama that found our hero and heroine in this story, but I was hooked on the ride. I saw a few things coming, and I had all the feels for Emma and the struggles she goes through. I thought that side plot was particularly impactful, and I enjoyed the journey she went on. I think everyone's journey is different, but I believed in the paths she took. And I was satisfied with the way Andrew handled the situation. I think that's where we begin to love our hero again and forgive him. It's too bad it takes that, and maybe it's a bit convenient, but I'm ok with that. I actually felt like the Emma struggle from Part One (I'm trying to be vague and not give anything away) kind of got lost in Part Two. I thought it would get more limelight, but it didn't really seem to impact her life or come into play between her and Andrew. I was a bit disappointed with that. Again, sometimes there's too much difficult stuff, and so you can't spread the focus to all of it. Ah well.
My absolute FAVOURITE part was the first date in Part Two. OMG, could Andrew be anymore adorable? And the way Emma hugged those presents, OMG OMG OMG. LOVED them both.
AND, I'm totally onboard with another reviewers suggestion of a story for Trent. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!! That boy was so sweet, and it was nice to see Andrew have a good friend.
So yeah. I had some struggles, but the good stuff wins this time. (on a side note, I don't get the cover...particularly the ferris wheel)
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