Why I Read It
I love YA sports romance and Ginger Scott
What I Rated It
What It’s About
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.
A Boy Like You is a book that will remind you of your love of the ever-powerful YA romance. It is a book that soars past its obvious spectrum of romance and soars into one of the book that you gain so much more than another favorite couple. This book has tough life occurrences/situations and it was fascinating to see how each character reacted to them.
“You know, eventually you’re going to have to give in to the fact that I can handle you,”
Josselyn Winters is hell on wheels, self-destructive (in the beginning), and a very talented short stop. Your heart will hurt for her almost as much as you will be shaking your head at her antics.
Wes Stokes is a true saving grace. He is no nonsense, but kind at the same time. He is also a mystery to Joss and that attracts her even more. I loved learning tidbits about him and his brothers throughout the book. Wes Stokes is special and that is all I will say because you need to read the book yourself.
This book is why I love YA romance. I feel like I am getting a full complete story with a lot of romance thrown in. This is a book for sports lovers. This is a book for anyone who likes a little dose of extra special in their books. This is a book for anyone who loves to see characters with a harder hand of cards rise above.