26 February 2018

Tour: Memphis by Ginger Scott

Memphis by Ginger Scott.
Audience/Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance.
Publication: February 23rd 2018.
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.

Reviewed by Kelly

This is like the tenth book of Ginger Scott’s that I have read. I signed up for the tour just on the name of the author alone. Funny thing too, she writes stories about sports and those that play them. Me, I was never into sports but I will read anything Ginger Scott writes. Ginger Scott writes books that just make your heart squeeze! The characters aren't shallow and there is always a challenge to get through!

Memphis is a man trying to live up to the ghost of his father who he never knew. Memphis didn’t even get a name when he was born. His mother left him with the nuns. Memphis is the name he gave himself after he learns more about his father. His father who was a fighter and he wants to be one too! Although fighting is an aggressive sport, that doesn't mean that the fighter is an aggressive man. Unfortunately, he has some lousy people coaching him, people who are aggressive and ugly on the inside. They know how to coach but that’s all they know and are good at. But what I like about Memphis is that his heart is pure!

Those people have a daughter, Olivia, that isn’t anything like them. But she ends up having to come back home after she is left with nothing and leaving with her heart torn and not trusting as well.

When the two meet, there is chemistry! The more time they spend together, the more Memphis learns how awful these people he is training under are. Olivia’s mother is selfish, vindictive and definitely not a nurturing mother and I just wish Liv would have punched her in the book just once! But Olivia is better than me!

Anyway, everyone has secrets and when things come to light, you know all hell breaks loose!

For Memphis, fighting means everything! Liv is learning to trust. And both of them are going through the ringer (pun (sort of) intended) and dang I want both of them to be happy!

I loved learning how the characters think and that we get to see their points of view as chapters are titled by whose point of view it is! I loved seeing the good in these two with the all the bad that has happened to them.

This is like good vs evil! This is a story with the very opposite of good parents and uncle! This is a story of finding what is good and right in the world and trying your best and caring for others. Overcoming obstacles that are placed before you that you may or may not have control over. There is a homeless vet in the story too! Lots of things to make you feel good by the end of the book and that all is okay in the world. That you did your part and you can walk away with your head held high! And it doesn’t hurt to have a HEA either!

Read the acknowledgements at the end. It gives some insight on this book's world and about the man on the cover!

Contents: Language, open door sex scene, abusive parents

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 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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