Review: Varsity Tiebreaker by Ginger Scott (Varsity #2)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Wordsmith Publicity.

With as strong a start as the Varsity series got off to with Varsity Heartbreaker, Ginger Scott manages to exceed expectations, unsurprisingly so at that. Varsity Tiebreaker is the second novel, and it's got a love triangle vibe to it. The clincher? Two of the three people involved are twin brothers, and yes, they both have feelings for the same girl. Abby Cortez is the girl, and unlike other girls her age, she wasn't on the look out for a boyfriend. She's been waiting for what feels like forever to turn eighteen in hopes of finally taking control of her life. She's on the cusp of stardom, and the last thing she needs is to fall in love. On the other hand, Salvatore D'Angelo is a star basketball player for his school and he has no problem falling for girls, and he does it often. But none of those relationships are for keeps, not with him never going all in when it comes to offering up his heart. He's never met a girl he'd be willing to do that for...until Abby comes along. The problem? She's dating Tory's twin brother, Hayden.

Ginger Scott is in a class all her own when it comes to young adult (YA) romances, and she's earned her spot on many a "favorite go-to authors" list, thanks to her gift for coming up with stories that tug at your heartstrings while going beyond the typical and pushing herself to offer up something special for her readers every time she clicks the "publish" button. I liked Varsity Heartbreaker, but I loved Varsity Tiebreaker. This isn't your run-of-the-mill love triangle trope, and that's due in large part to Scott's creative touches in just the right spots, making this book a standout, allowing her to put her own stamp on a well-worn trope. Falling in love with this book was easy, so much so that I'd be hard-pressed to find something about it I didn't like. Of course, this caused a problem in that my heart broke for Hayden while it cheered Tory and Abby on towards their happily-ever-after. That's not really a spoiler, especially since it's pretty clear who was going to get the HEA in the blurb. I'd tell you not to worry about Hayden, but since I can't go into details as to why, might I suggest that you do yourselves a favor and read Varsity Tiebreaker ASAP. Five stars.  

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Read my reviews for the Varsity series:


Varsity Heartbreaker (book one) - 4.5 stars - My Review

Varsity Tiebreaker (book two) - five stars - My Review (posted above)

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Date Read: 26 July 2020

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