Review: Varsity Tiebreaker by Ginger Scott

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☆☆➹⁀☆ 5 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

About the Book:

Abby Cortez is a girl with goals, on the verge of turning eighteen and on the brink of stardom. Falling in love isn’t just something she doesn’t have time for, it’s something she doesn’t really believe in. Her rule? Date but never, ever fall.

Tory “Salvatore” D’Angelo loves falling in love…just not for real. The star basketball player at Allensville Public High gives his heart away one girl at a time then takes it back when he’s ready to move on. No serious feelings, no serious pain.

They’re both good plans until Abby’s jaded heart gets all tangled up with Tory’s hopeless one. A friendly rivalry grows into friendship, and long talks start to blur the lines.

Just one problem—Abby’s current boyfriend is Tory’s twin brother, Hayden.

This is book two in The Varsity Series by Ginger Scott. You can start this series of stand-alone mature YA sports romances now with Varsity Heartbreaker. Book three, Varsity Rulebreaker, releases in October 2020.

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My Thoughts:

As a long-time fan of Author Ginger Scott’s writing, I’m never surprised by how much I enjoy her novels.  Varsity Tiebreaker is the second book in a series, however, it is can be read as a standalone novel.

Tiebreaker is Tory D’Angelo and Abby Cortez’s story.  They have had a love-hate relationship through much of high school, but in their senior year, the air shifts and they suddenly view each other in a new light.  Both of these characters present themselves as the cool kid who everyone else wishes they were, but inside, a storm is brewing.  They are filled with the same doubts, questions and hurts as their classmates.  To me, that is the secret to Ms. Scott’s young adult characterization.  She instills her wisdom of hindsight into her characters without making them pretentious or precocious.  When I read Ms. Scott’s young adult books, I am reminded of my own wobbily emotions in high school, and I recall comments made by the high school teachers with whom I’ve worked.

Young adult fictions fans need to hop on the Ginger Scott train, and especially need to read Varsity Tiebreaker.  It’s realistic in portraying people and life’s imperfections, new love, and all the other little turbulences of the teen years.


Varsity Tiebreaker 

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Book 1: Varsity Heartbreaker

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★☆★Read FREE on Kindle Unlimited★☆★


Varsity Rulebreaker – Amazon


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.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. 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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Twitter: @TheGingerScott


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