Review: Habit by Ginger Scott (The Boys of Welles #3)


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

Ginger Scott wraps up her Boys of Welles young adult (YA) romance trilogy with the third and final novel, Habit. This is Morgan Bentley and James Fuentes's story, both of whom are seniors at Welles Academy, an exclusive preparatory school in Boston, Massachusetts. Eighteen-year-old Morgan is a bona fide influencer, one with a following she's been growing since she was a child. Born with a silver spoon in her mouth thanks to her pedigree, she's never wanted for anything...except the attention of her father. She needs to be seen for the adult that she's becoming and appreciated for being more than a pretty face from a family known for its money, power, and influence. When she meets James, there's no denying the draw, but the fact that he's the son of Welles's new football coach makes him someone she should avoid. Add to that the fact that James can't afford any distractions, not when his future is at stake. The closer they get, the more complicated everything then becomes. Nothing is simple between these two....not even falling in love.

What you see wasn't exactly what you got when it came to Morgan. She had one heck of a tough shell, but it was easy to figure out why she was the way she was. She wasn't some vapid girl whose only goal in life was to increase her views and followers on social media. Yes, she was complex, but her needs and wants were pretty simple--to be seen for who she was and to be loved and accepted as Morgan, and not her last name or her online persona. James was someone who didn't know Morgan before the accident that changed her and her closest friends. I loved seeing these two grow and mature, making mistakes along the way but owning up to them. Neither of them had picture perfect lives, but they realized what mattered most and made a stand. Habit was a wonderfully angsty read that deserves every bit of its five stars, and it was a strong finish to this great series.

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Read my reviews for the Boys of Welles series:


Loner (book one) - 4.5 stars - My Review

Rebel (book two) - five-plus stars - My Review

Habit (book three) - five stars - My Review (posted above)

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Date Read: 25 October 2022

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