Morgan Bently is good at getting attention, except from those she wants it from most. The 18-year-old daughter of one of Boston’s wealthiest business moguls, she’s been trending and influencing since the day she was born. And for a while, the privilege and ease that came along with fame was enough. But as Morgan grew up, being thought of as the pretty face who told the masses what to wear and where to be seen wasn’t what she really wanted out of life. She wanted to be taken seriously. From the public, and more importantly, from her father.
James Fuentes might be the most talented quarterback to ever throw on the Welles Academy field. His dad, the new Welles head coach, is counting on it–both to shut up the inevitable critics accusing him of playing his son over the competition and to ensure James gets into one of the best business colleges in the country. While the gridiron comes easy to James, though, the classroom is another story. And his big business dreams are riding on his football talent to get his foot in an Ivy League door. All he needs is a winning season and grades that are good enough.
James has always had a problem with distractions, however, and Morgan Bently is the most tempting of all. Confident, beautiful, curvy and the literal object of every guy on campus’ fantasies, Morgan is impossible to ignore. What starts as innocent flirtation and a crush grows into the only meaningful relationship either of them has. And before they realize it, feelings are involved.
But being the center of attention–and gossip–comes with risk. Morgan knows this better than anyone. Reputation is everything at Welles Academy, and rumors have a way of taking people down. Even the truest of loves might not stand a chance when whispers start to circle. But what good is all that fame and power if you can’t use it to satisfy your own heart when it’s on the verge of breaking?
About the Author
Ginger Scott is a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Amazon-bestselling author from Peoria, Arizona. She was also nominated for both the Goodreads Choice and Rita Awards. She is the author of several young and new adult romances, including recent bestsellers The Fuel Series, The Varsity Series, The Hard Count, A Boy Like You, A Girl Like Me, Cry Baby, 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 has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for a hella long time. 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).
This is my first story from Ginger Scott and I really enjoyed. I did not read the first two books of the series but felt like this story progressed well. The author provides a little bit of historical context and background on the secondary characters and the overall world, which I really appreciated.
The story between Morgan and James is emotional yet intoxicating. Morgan is hiding behind her social media persona, dealing with personal demons such as mental health, and issues at home. James is the new student, contender for the star quarterback position. I loved watching the relationship between the two blossom from friendship to passionate romance, filled with compassion and trust. The spice level is set to a minimum but even still, I enjoyed reading the dialogue and reading each person develop into stronger characters. I will go actually go back to read the first two books of the series.