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Release day: July 30, 2019
A mature YA/New Adult contemporary rock star romance by Ginger Scott
Arizona Wakefield was a beat without a melody. Living a half-breathing life in a half-finished neighborhood with parents who always wore half-hearted smiles, the high school senior only had one thing that let her color outside her family’s perfectly drawn lines—her drums.
Jesse Barringer was a song without a chorus. The son of a washed-up rock star who’s also one hell of a deadbeat dad, he was given two things from his father—musical genius and a genetic link to the bipolar disorder that drives him mad.
One night in a garage at the end of a cul-de-sac in the middle of a bankrupt California neighborhood, Jesse’s melody found Arizona’s rhythm. An angry boy with storm-colored eyes found a blonde angel in Doc Martens with missing lines in her own story. Where her rhythm stopped, his words took over, and together, they wrote one hell of a story.
** Drummer Girl is a mature YA/New Adult romance that touches on mental health, drug abuse and includes mature sexual situations.
Another masterpiece of storytelling and characters that destroyed my heart in the best way! There’s no other author that gives us the authenticity and realism in this genre that Ginger Scott does. She’s a go-to for me and I’m a few years past the age market for YA/NA but her writing is just spectacular. There’s so much emotion and, of course, angst because what’s teenage love without some angst, but it’s wonderfully subtle and not overdone. This story is a beautiful tale of first love between two teens bombarded with tragedy at a young age and dealing with the fallout and the ongoing battle with mental illness. The author’s treatment of mental illness is spot on and she does a terrific job of showing the heartbreak and daily struggle that accompanies the disease. But the best part for me is the music in the story. So good! Love the Cowboy Junkies! Arizona and Jesse had my heart thumping hard and I was easily drawn into their connection built on music. I really love the bad boys and add the rockstar element…outstanding! And later when the heartbreak of mental illness and family dysfunction was introduced to their relationship it went to another level. Ari was wonderful with Jesse and his problems, while coming to terms with her own past trauma. Ari’s growth from shy band geek to “Bruiser” and badass drummer was exceptional. I really like how teen sex is portrayed in the story as a natural progression of a normal teen relationship. A few swoon-worthy moments but nothing too graphic. The secondary characters from the parents to the friends and family were all fabulous. Dad was the bomb! And when the evil Dad got his comeuppance I was cheering. I love the way this author wraps up her stories and the ending is terrific. Great epilogue! You don’t have to be a fan of YA/NA to love this story. You just have to love fantastic storytelling that tugs on your heartstrings with gut-wrenching emotion, family drama and a teen romance that is to good to pass up. Loved it!
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, and A Boy Like You.
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