Wednesday, December 28, 2016

đź’‘REVIEW: "Hold My Breath" by Ginger Scott (New Adult, Romance)

by Ginger Scott

Genre: New Adult Romance
Publication Date: November 30th 2016

Sweet Romance, Friends to Lovers, Second Chances, Sports (Olympic-level swimming), Stuck With You, Childhood Friends
Other Books by Ginger Scott





Description from Publisher:
Fractions of seconds can do lots of damage. One decision can ruin lives. A blink can be tragic. And loving a Hollister…can hurt like hell.

I would know.

They say the average person can hold their breath under water for two full minutes when pushed to the extremes. Will Hollister has been holding his for years. The oldest of two elite swimming brothers, Will was always a dominant force in the water. But in life, he preferred to let his younger brother Evan be the one to shine.

Evan got the girl, and Will…he got to bury all of the secrets. A brother’s burden, the weight of it all nearly left him to drown.

The daughter of two Olympians, my path was set the day my fingertips first touched water. My future was as crystal clear as the lane I dominated in the pool—swim hard, win big, love a Hollister.

My life with Evan burned bright. He gave me arms to come home to, and a smile that fooled the world into believing everything was perfect. But it was Will who pushed me. Will…who really knew me.

And when all of the pieces fell, it was Will who started to pick them up.

In the end, the only thing that matters are those few precious seconds—and what we decide to do while we still have them in our grasp.
My Rating:
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My Musings:
This was a great story and I really enjoyed the fact that it handled some heavy subjects without being too maudlin or melodramatic. In case it isn't clear, this isn't really a story with a love triangle, so if that isn't your thing, this book very well may be! :)

I liked Will a lot and I really liked the dynamic between him and Maddy. They were well-suited for one another and I liked how they pushed each other to be better versions of themselves. I appreciated the backstory and the way it was presented worked really well to reveal everything and help the reader really get to know and understand the characters.

There are little twists here and there and I felt they were well-conceived and well-executed.

This is a story about Olympic-level swimmers, and the details were vivid and detailed without being too much for someone who doesn't swim professionally.

The sexual tension & chemistry was a bit slow-building but had a good burn once it was there. Which was perfect for this story!

My Source: I received a digital ARC from the publisher to voluntarily review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is unbiased and my 100% own.

About the Author: Ginger Scott
Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author of several 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, The Girl I Was Before, Wild Reckless, Wicked Restless, In Your Dreams, The Hard Count and Hold My Breath.

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 pretty much ever. 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

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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