16 June 2018

TITLE: Cry Baby
AUTHOR: Ginger Scott
GENRE: Romance
PUBLICATION: June 22nd, 2018

Is a Full length, romance novel by Author ‘Ginger Scott’ Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ In this we meet ‘Tristan Lopez’ & ‘Riley Rojas.’

These two are as different as chalk and cheese, though they both knew what it was like to not have both parents present. The boy from the wrong side of the tracks so to speak, a dead beat castrated father who was the founder for the gang life Tristan found himself stuck in.

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Riley was the new girl on the block who befriended Tristan the first day of moving into the neighbourhood when she asked him to help her lift some weights out of her car into the house, thinking that they had established some sort of friendship that day she proceeds to go to the one place that was out of bounds to her, the neighbourhood basket ball court where all underhanded deals were taken care of. 

 She was there to play basketball, but that's not the same game everyone's there for. 

What a whirlwind of a rollercoaster ride this book took me on, this was so well written and was jam packed with such a unique heartbreaking story. This was so different to what I was expecting. The authors writing style engages you straight away, I was swept along on such a profound captivating story, the highs and lows both had to endure through their individual upbringings. 

These two were worlds apart but they just worked. They fitted perfectly like a well fitted glove. I loved how different these two were, I loved how she challenged him, I loved his inner musings, his dreams if his life was different but that's not how his life was mapped out, until her. She saw him. The real him that he didn't show to the world, only her.
Tristan Lopez is loyal to his brothers. He doesn’t really have a choice, born into a gang that has a chokehold on every kid that roams its streets. He gave his life to them willingly, knowing if he did then one day this kingdom, led by boys drunk with power and ruled by fear, would all be his.

He was loyal through it all. Loyal when prison took his dad away. Loyal when his face was touched by the cold metal of the rival gang’s gun. Loyal even though his mom begged him to run the moment she returned home from rehab.

He thought about becoming someone else. It was hard not to crave the life of a regular 17-year-old. It’s the only reason he stayed in school—to pretend. But he always fell back in line.


Riley Rojas didn’t belong in Tristan’s real world. She should have only been part of the fantasy, one of the many faces he got to pretend with amidst rows of metal chairs and desks and whiteboards with assignments. But there she was, moving boxes from the back of an old pick-up into a house Tristan had shot up on a dare with his friends only a few months before.

Tall enough to look him in the eyes and strong enough to fill his shadow, Riley took up space on his streets, her loud mouth fearless in the face of the gang leaders who terrified everyone else. She pushed Tristan around on the hard court, and she balled better than his friends—better than him sometimes. She challenged him. She needed him. He liked it. And when her pale blue eyes stared into his, he quit wanting to pretend.

He couldn’t ask her to leave because she’d only dig her heels in deeper. He couldn’t ask because he didn’t want her to go. She was blurring his lines. She was testing his loyalty.

He was falling in love.

And it was going to tear him apart.
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 and Hold My Breath.

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 pretty much ever. 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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