Release Day Review: Hold My Breath by Ginger Scott

We’re celebrating the release of HOLD MY BREATH by Ginger Scott! Check out the review, teasers, and giveaway below!


NA Contemporary Romance-Stand Alone
Release Date: November 18, 2016

Fractions of seconds can do lots of damage. One decision can ruin lives. A blink can be tragic. And loving a Hollister…can hurt like hell.

I would know.

They say the average person can hold their breath under water for two full minutes when pushed to the extremes. Will Hollister has been holding his for years. The oldest of two elite swimming brothers, Will was always a dominant force in the water. But in life, he preferred to let his younger brother Evan be the one to shine.

Evan got the girl, and Will…he got to bury all of the secrets. A brother’s burden, the weight of it all nearly left him to drown.

The daughter of two Olympians, my path was set the day my fingertips first touched water. My future was as crystal clear as the lane I dominated in the pool—swim hard, win big, love a Hollister.

My life with Evan burned bright. He gave me arms to come home to, and a smile that fooled the world into believing everything was perfect. But it was Will who pushed me. Will…who really knew me.

And when all of the pieces fell, it was Will who started to pick them up.

In the end, the only thing that matters are those few precious seconds—and what we decide to do while we still have them in our grasp.



Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Note: I received an ARC from WordSmith Publicity in exchange for an unbiased review.

The more novels Ginger Scott cranks out, the more I’m impressed by her writing. That’s saying a lot, because I’ve loved all of her books. What impresses me so much is that each of her novels has a completely different tone and voice to it. I wouldn’t be able to pick one up and say, “Ah, this was written by Ginger Scott.” That’s a good thing. Why? It means that her stories and characters take on a life of their own. They’re all brilliantly written and emotionally captivating.

I’ve read a few Olympic hopeful swimmer novels lately. All have been amazing, but Hold My Breath stood out from the others. Instead of being funny and romantic, Hold My Breath was gritty and raw. Yes, there were moments that made me swoon, but there was also an angst and emotional frustration I didn’t feel with the others. I was constantly on the edge wondering how Will and Maddy were going to deal with everything that had been thrown their way. Their journey to finding love was very special.

Maddie was a cool character. I didn’t know what to think about her at first. She was so wrapped up in avoiding her feelings. It made it hard to connect with her. The more her feelings slipped out, the more I liked her. She grew so much throughout the story. It was like meeting someone you think you could be friends with and slowly discovering that they’re as awesome as you thought they might be.

I could tell Will was going to be someone special from the moment I read his first chapter. He had this inner strength about him that I admired. Will had been through so much, and yet he still had hope. He still had love. Will’s love for Maddy was so perfect. It was that unconditional love we all strive to find.

Will and Maddie’s love story wouldn’t have been the same without all of their family and friends. Hold My Breath‘s cast of characters was truly special. Each one of them had an important part on this journey. I loved them all. I’m hoping Ginger Scott may bring back a couple of them for another book. Please!

Hold My Breath was a wonderful read from beginning to end. I could have read another 2000 pages of Will and Maddy! I was so in love with it that I truly didn’t want it to end. I believe other NA readers will feel the same way.




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Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, The Girl I Was Before, Wild Reckless, Wicked Restless, In Your Dreams and The Hard Count.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at

When she’s not writing, the odds are high that she’s somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork ’em, Devils).

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11 thoughts on “Release Day Review: Hold My Breath by Ginger Scott

  1. Your review has me excited to read this book, although someone told me there was a possible love triangle situation which is worrying me. I love Ginger Scott’s ability to let each of her books have it’s own individual voice and I’m intrigued by the relationship between Will and Maddie.

    • Yay! 🙂
      If you love Ginger Scott’s books, you’re probably going to love this one. Do not be worried about the love triangle. You’ll understand once you start the book, but it isn’t one that is going to piss you off.

    • It’s like every book she writes becomes my new favorite! I love it. I’m so sad I’ve read all of her books because it means I’m waiting for the next one the minute I finish the newest. 🙂

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