ARC Review: Wicked Restless by Ginger Scott

19 Oct 2015

Book Title: Wicked Restless
Author: Ginger Scott
Series: Wicked #2
Release Date: October 20th, 2015
Genres: New Adult Romance
Andrew Harper grew up in a house marked by tragedy. His older brother Owen did his best to shelter him, but you can only be protected from life’s pain for so long. Eventually, you end up just feeling numb…and isolated.

Loneliness was the one constant in Andrew’s life. Until one girl, met by chance in a high school hallway, changed everything. Emma Burke was a mystery and all that was beautiful in this world, the only air Andrew ever wanted to breathe. She took the lonely away, and filled it with hope and color, and Andrew would do anything to keep her safe, happy and whole.

But sometimes, what feels good and right is what ends up hurting us the most. And when Andrew and Emma are faced with an impossible decision, Andrew is tested to see just how far he’s willing to go for the girl who owns his heart.

Cuts are deep.

Scars are left behind.

And revenge beckons.

When Andrew finally gets his chance, in college, five years after his first love broke him completely, he finds out old feelings don’t really disappear just because you say you hate someone. The more he tries to avenge all that he believes he lost, the more he uncovers the real story of what happened years before.

Love is wicked. But a restless heart is never satisfied beating on its own. Can Andrew and Emma make it right before it's too late, or will the ties that bind them now destroy their only chance at a future?



"I want Emma Burke. I always have. And I'm going to fight like hell to make her mine."

It's no secret that I've been DYING to read about the youngest Harper boy after finishing Wild Reckless. I even took the liberty to put that in my latter review and proceed to harass beg Ginger to write a spinoff book for him. AND MY WISH CAME TRUE!! This book delivered again when it comes to the delicious angst that I craved for and put me through quite an emotional wringer.

Wicked Restless is Andrew's story and if you remember him from the first one, he's Owen little brother and I could still recall what an endearing boy he was that had me pinning for him already! The book starts off with a 16-year old Andrew and boy was he adorable and smart. It's no surprise Ginger always write my dreamlike boys and I loved that she portrayed Andrew like a realistic teen boy who gets nervous around his crush (cue the awwh!). Needless to say, Andrew was smitten with Emma Burke when he first met her at a P.E lesson in school and he worked up his courage to be closer to her.

Friendship bloomed between these two and slowly dabbled into something more but it seemed that Emma was keeping a secret from him. We get POVs from both sides which really got me engaged into this read easily and I was just itching with suspense. However before these two got a chance at young love, one night changed everything that sent them both on a completely different course, forcing them to be apart. For good.

We are then brought to five years later where both Andrew and Emma are now attending college. They say time heals everything but certainly not for Andrew. He's a changed person; he's no longer the innocent boy, he's a fighter. When luck pushes them to cross paths again, both of them are forced to relive a past that tore them apart.

Omg can I just say how much my heart broke for my poor Andrew?! I'll admit, it was hard for me to accept the changed Andrew and had me a little pissed with the decisions he made when he met Emma again. But as I read on, I could understand Andrew's resentment during all those years he lost after that tragic night. We got snippets of his thoughts, delivered in the form of his letter writings during those years and trust me, I dare you to not feel sorry for this boy!! I was absolutely GUTTED during those moments, to listen to a young boy's voice who held so strong onto that young innocent love and how he just LOST it in a blink of an eye. And the things he've been through...I can't even seriously.

And with all of Ginger books, she proves that she isn't one to shy away from tackling the sensitive topics that is far from fiction. I'm so glad that she infused that into her characters and storyline which makes it so much more relatable to most of us. Andrew and Emma had a lot to work through before they can come to terms with what happened between them and it was done just right to dish out the needed angst.

Overall Wicked Restless had everything I hoped for and so much more. I didn't think we would have gotten Andrew's story from this angle but I loved the bold move Ginger took with this. This was a second-chance romance read with an edge. Not forgetting the appearances of Kensi & Owen from the first book that was also slotted nicely into this story, being the nice icing on the cake.

I can't wait to see what else is in the pipelines for Ginger but count me in for the eagerly wait!!

ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Wicked Restless is the second book in the Harper Boys series but can be read as a standalone. 
This is a contemporary NA read.


Ginger Scott

Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of eight 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 and Wild Reckless.

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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