Sunday, March 25, 2018

Book Review- Memphis by Ginger Scott


My mom always said it was just something about the way he moved.
The same swagger Archie Valentine wore in the ring when he took his opponents down followed him like a halo everywhere he went. But make no mistake about it—he was no angel. He was like a drug. My mother was his addict.

I never understood it…how love could make you blind and convince you to drink the poison. Not until I met Memphis Delaney.

At first, it was the familiar form. He’s a fighter, built like a god from the past, the kind of man the universe doesn’t make anymore. His eyes hide a story, and every time I’m in his presence I want to keep reading him until I get to the end. And then…there’s the way he moves. His boxing is violent but beautiful, and his body is a seductive weapon. When he’s in the ring, he wears the stare of a man committed to the battle until his very last breath.

He could end me; turn me into her. Too much of him will leave me as a shadow, and I’ve lost so much of myself already.

But I have discipline. It came the hard way. Lessons learned, scars left behind, and trust stripped away from life.

I will breathe his air, but I won’t fall for a man like him. The only boxer who’s ever going to break my heart is the one who gave me my name.

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Liv Valentine has come back to last place you wants to be, home. She hoped she never had to come back to this place, a place that holds old wounds and unhappy memories. Lies, secrets and regrets line the walls of her childhood home. The three people inside these walls don’t want her there, just as much as she resents having to be there, surrounded by them once again. But Liv is running from all the pain, scandal, and hurt she suffered at the hands of someone she thought she knew. But who blew up her whole life. She's starting over, and to get a fresh start, she will have to deal with a different part of her past. Liv has to come to terms with so many things, it makes her head spin, she will have to find closure under all the ruble, to start healing.

Memphis Delaney, doesn't have much, he's a simple man. He's been trying to discover parts of himself for a long time now. He's chasing a ghost, in hopes of feeling, finally like he knows who he really is. Being in a ring, with those gloves on his hands, he feels not just a connection to that ghost he's been chasing, but that he has a chance to be something great, to do something great. Memphis just needs a chance to prove it, and with that chance within his grasp, he'll push, train and fight harder than ever to achieve his dream. 

Liv and Memphis never saw each other coming, nor did they think they should explore the chemistry between them. Liv was still picking up the pieces of herself and her life. She couldn't risk it, take a chance on another person just to end up lost once again. Memphis had voices in his ear, telling him no distractions, and that Liv was THE distraction, but despite knowing he shouldn't get to close, he cant deny the need to be closer to this beautiful, lost woman. 

Liv knows what it is to love a fighter, and she knows she cant go down that path. But when she watches the way he dances around a ring, the way he approaches life. When she's looking at him, she knows not only is he going to be something great, a legend, she knows she could have something pretty epic with him. Memphis knows he needs to be patient with Liv, and with a life changing opportunity fast approaching, Memphis knows he can't do it unless Liv is in his corner. She is as much of a fighter as he is. And together they could face it all.

Both of these characters are looking for that thing to hold them afloat, and in each other they find it. They're bond, they're friendship, burns into so much more. It's something special and unbreakable. Memphis and Liv's slowing burning romance, is full of heart, scars and new beginnings. Ginger Scott has a way with her words, it leaves you breathless and clutching one memorable book. Flawless storytelling, strong characters fighting for something greater, and hope. 

·I was provided a ARC by the author·

About the Author:

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, Hold My Breath, A Boy Like You and A Girl Like Me.

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

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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