The Girl I Was Before by Ginger Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I am a little bias because I love Ginger's style of New Adult books, but I wasn't sure about reading a whole book about Paige. Boy was I wrong, about the book and about Paige. I was expecting a snotty and snarky story told from Paige's POV and that is exactly what I got. The twist is seeing the why and how Paige is the way she is and that she is just as vulnerable and insecure as anyone else going to college and trying to fit in. It is not so easy to live up to everyone's expectations, good or bad, including her own.
Houston is not your typical college student staying out all night partying, chasing women just to get some, not is he the typical jock or frat boy. He is the "sandwich boy" working at the deli near the campus, and just another annoying person to Paige, although she can't deny his amazing physique. I think his charm just might win her over if she can get over the fact that her boyfriend is a real tool!
What emerges from the peek inside the minds of Paige and Houston is unexpected and real. They really are not what you think they are and their story is complicated, difficult and very beautiful.
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