Very Mature YA Contemporary Romance
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?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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 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, younger brother of Owen (Wild Reckless) is a bright kid with a brilliant future ahead of him. Emma Burke is a recent transplant from Delaware. These two immediately take to each other when they cross paths in a PE class . Andrew is slightly worried about what Emma may have heard about his family since they’re constant fodder for the local gossips. Emma doesn’t care though. She’d rather know the real Andrew. Yet she’s also keeping something from him that she’s not ready to share immediately. There’s the typical first date jitters and the disapproving parents. Regardless, things are going well between them until one night something happens that changes the course of their lives and Andrew takes the fall.
The new Andrew we meet years later is drastically different. He goes by Drew now and he’s harder, emotionally closed off and oftentimes difficult to get along with. He's a pill! However, once you learn of the events that shaped him during the missing years, you get why he’s a bitter, angry person. And the target of his anger is Emma when he finally sees her again.
Scott didn’t make Drew very likable, tragic yes, but not likable, especially after he concocts a scheme to get back at Emma. It’s unscrupulous and yet that storyline gives Wicked Restless a lot of edge. Drew also dallies in some dangerous stuff that allows him to channel all his rage. Emma seems to have remained a rather meek person who tries hard to satiate the people she looks up to. When she sees Drew, she’s filled with guilt, shame and confusion over his attitude towards her. It’s not until towards the end that she develops a backbone and confronts the things that have been haunting her and the people who have wronged her.
In Wicked Restless, Scott is not shy about addressing a couple of social issues worth contemplating regarding rehabilitation of troubled youth and sexual assault. She is both perceptive and delicate in her approach to them which is why I admire her writing as much as I do. This is another wonderful release from Scott and a splendid addition to the Harper Boys series.