Fractions of seconds can do lots of damage. One decision can ruin lives. A blink can be tragic. And loving a Hollister…can hurt like hell.
I would know.
They say the average person can hold their breath under water for two full minutes when pushed to the extremes. Will Hollister has been holding his for years. The oldest of two elite swimming brothers, Will was always a dominant force in the water. But in life, he preferred to let his younger brother Evan be the one to shine.
Evan got the girl, and Will…he got to bury all of the secrets. A brother’s burden, the weight of it all nearly left him to drown.
The daughter of two Olympians, my path was set the day my fingertips first touched water. My future was as crystal clear as the lane I dominated in the pool—swim hard, win big, love a Hollister.
My life with Evan burned bright. He gave me arms to come home to, and a smile that fooled the world into believing everything was perfect. But it was Will who pushed me. Will…who really knew me.
And when all of the pieces fell, it was Will who started to pick them up.
In the end, the only thing that matters are those few precious seconds—and what we decide to do while we still have them in our grasp.
Wow, was I fooled!! I one clicked the latest Ginger Scott book with just skimming the synopsis. Based on the hottie on the cover, I thought I’d be reading just another typical romance about a guy who’s a swimmer. Boy, was I wrong!! I should have knows after reading The Hard Count that I was in for another emotional ride!!
Another fantastic story from Ginger Scott. An absolutely brilliant title too because I held my breath through a good part of the book.
We meet Maddy, the daughter of two Olympians and a champion swimmer herself. No stranger to loss and heartache, she loses herself in the water—the place that holds her tears and sorrow.
Will Hollister is coming back home. He, his brother Evan and Maddy were all childhood friends who grew up together spending days at Maddy’s father’s swim club. Friendships emerged along with love, but a tragic accident changed everything. After being away for several years, Will decides to return to where his love for swimming began—back to Indiana and Maddy.
Will had been dealt a shit hand in life. With so many hardships and losses, he decides to give it his all and go for the gold—literally.
“You’re the only thing that doesn’t make me want to drown.”
When Will returns to train for the Olympic trials, both he and Maddy confront all the feelings they’ve tried so hard to keep locked inside. Pain, loss, survival, fear.
Side by side they confront their past, but can they survive the trials and tribulations ahead of them?
“I won’t let you fall.”
Ginger Scott delivered a wonderful take with a hero I fell in love with. A few repetitive lines and a cover that doesn’t match the tale are the only aspects holding me back from giving this book 5 stars.
About Ginger Scott
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 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).