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Publisher Description

Nico Medina’s world is eleven miles away from mine. During the day, it’s a place where doors are open—where homes are lived in, and neighbors love. But when the sun sets, it becomes a place where young boys are afraid, where eyes watch from idling cars that hide in the shadows and wicked smoke flows from pipes.

West End is the kind of place that people survive. It buries them—one at a time, one way or another. And when Nico was a little boy, his mom always told him to run.

I’m Reagan Prescott—coach’s daughter, sister to the prodigal son, daughter in the perfect family.
Life on top.
My world is the ugly one. Private school politics and one of the best high school football programs in the country can break even the toughest souls. Our darkness plays out in whispers and rumors, and money and status trump all. I would know—I’ve watched it kill my family slowly, strangling us for years.

In our twisted world, a boy from West End is the only shining light.
I hated him before I needed him.
I fell for him fast.
I loved him when it was almost too late.

When two ugly worlds collide, even the strongest fall. But my world…it hasn’t met the boy from West End.

July 15
Ginger Scott
Smashwords, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Sucker for a love story ,

Don't miss The Hard Count!!!

What an amazing book!! I found it impossible not to fall in love with the sweet relationship between Nico and Reagan. The love, loss and growth that take place in this book are touching and leave you wanting more of the story. Don't miss this book!!!

Rostew ,

Great read!!

Didn't want to put it down!! Finally an author writes a teenage girl who isn't full of cliches. Please write more about these characters!! I wanted to know what their futures hold.

Oasisinthewoods ,

Hooked on it!

I just read The Hard Count. LOVED it! Never wanted to put it down. The emotions, the characters, & the storyline. I'm in my 60's but I still enjoyed this story of young love (& football😊). This was the first book by this author that I've read. I look forward to reading other books by Ginger.

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