Title: Going Long (Waiting on the Sidelines #2)
Author: Ginger Scott
Genre: Mature YA/Coming of Age
Release Date: October 1, 2013
I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Reed Johnson. Be still my beating heart. If I could give this book more than five stars, I would! This is the perfect follow up and conclusion to Reed and Nolan’s story. They will forever be in my heart as my favorite characters.
Going Long is the continuation of Reed and Nolan as they go through college. It fast forwards a little after 2 years. I enjoyed this as we were able to see them mature as people and in their relationship. This book contains everything I love about Reed and Nolan as the first book and even more. Their undeniable connection deepens as so does their love.
Reed and Nolan attend colleges hours apart. They make sure to see each other when time permits. However, with Reed in football, time together is not always possible. The love between Reed and Nolan is put to the ultimate test with a series of events. Jealousy, insecurity, and trust become an issue for these high school sweethearts as they begin to spend less and less time together. This part of the book was really hard for me. The series of events that occur were complicated. Now Reed and Nolan are grown up dealing with some deep and hurtful things in their relationship. Their love is tested and challenged in unimaginable ways. I think the author executed these issues in the best way possible. As mature as these issues were, it felt real and genuine.
I love that we were given both POV of Reed and Nolan in this book. It gives the reader a chance to see their journey from both sides. Despite the issues between Reed and Nolan, they fight and push through for love. For love is patient and kind. Love does not falter. Love always persists. You do not give up on love Reed and Nolan is the epitome of this.
I’m not sure any review can do this book justice. It is definitely a favorite of mine forever. Any fan of YA, Coming of Age, or even NA needs to read this book. The writing is amazing and you become easily attached and connected to these characters. I am so glad that Reed and Nolan got a second book. Their story was far from over and this was the perfect conclusion to their story. Words cannot express how much I enjoyed this book, so I hope this review gives some insight of why I loved it so much. If you are a fan of true, deep-rooted love, this is a MUST read. The epilogue was just amazing! It tied up the story perfectly!
Again thank you to Ginger for giving me the opportunity to read and review both of your books. I am a fan of yours forever.
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