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Publisher's Summary

They fell in love in high school and found their way back to one another despite the odds. But can first loves really be forever? For Reed Johnson the dream was always football. But then Nolan Lennox took over his heart. Is he willing to give up his first love just to keep his true love? Or will he be too late? Reed and Nolan's story continues in Going Long, sequel to Waiting on the Sidelines.

©2013 Ginger Scott (Ginger Eiden) (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Audio crack!

Seriously, this series is so addicting! It’s like a soap opera - with all the drama and angst and villains and heroes. And I can NOT get enough of it!

I fell so in love with Nolan and Reed’s story in Waiting on the Sidelines And was so happy to get more of them in Going Long. The ride was just as bumpy this time as it was in the first book, but I never wanted it to end. I mean, I maybe sometimes wanted to give them a good shake, but I still rooted for them every step of the way.

Emotional and compelling and beautifully narrated, this was another huge Ginger Scott got for me!

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Going Long

Book 1 was Nolan and Reed in High School and how they came to be.
This book is all about College, which I loved. But boy oh boy was I frustrated with the lack of COMMUNICATION!!! I can’t tell you how many times I threw my hands up in the air and yelled would you two just TALK to one another.

But it makes for an interesting book right because I couldn’t put it DOWN nope I couldn’t I was sucked in wanting to know what the heck was going to happen next.

LOVED that we had 2 narrators <3 I really think James did an awesome job I already loved Laura’s performance from book 1 so it stands she does a great job in book 2.

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Growing Pains

After the first installment of this series it took me a couple of weeks to go back to it because I had to digest the teenage angst of book 1. Now let me start by saying what a wonderful job these narrators do. Again, Laura Darnell narrated a convincing Nolan and I was extremely impressed with the male narrator, James Fouhey who I hadn't heard before. On to the story of GOING LONG...

Remember how I told you in my review for WAITING ON THE SIDELINES that I was conflicted about Reed? He SO redeemed himself. He was understanding, adoring and an all around good boyfriend for his girl. He isn't perfect so he makes a few mistakes along the way but that's alright - nothing was bad enough to make me feel anger towards him as I did in Waiting on the Sidelines.

Nolan had to go through so much. To me, it was perfectly understandable why she needed to come to terms with the events in her life until she could talk to Reed about it. At no point I felt there was a lack of communication on her side. In fact, it was again outside forces who led to their relationship hiatus and it's something that depressed me a little bit.

These two had to come to terms with tragedy and on top of that they have to deal with two douchebag characters who did nothing but stir up trouble. Look, I love my angst in books but I have to admit that this was a recurring theme. In the first book Ginger Scott gave us a girl who drove a wedge between Nolan and Reed. This time it's Gavin. I just thought it was a little too convenient and that it turned the angst into drama. And Reed's brother? I wanted to throw my phone against the wall!

All that notwithstanding I absolutely enjoyed GOING LONG. Ginger Scott really writes beautiful stories with likable characters. She let Nolan and Reed grow up in this installment and it's palpable how much they have grown. Now I hope that THE HAIL MARY will continue to impress me!

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Good Book

This was a good book, it showed the importance of communication in any relationship is key. These two could have avoided many problems and heartaches if they asked questions when in doubt and not assumed anything. But you live and learn.

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Just a good story, it caused some tears and some laughs.
May be a young persons story but as an older person it worked for me!

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pretty damn perfect

This book ... its hard to put into words. It's real. Real life. You get frustrated, mad, sad, literally heartbreaking and I had tears but also beautiful, had my heart breaking and beating faster ... harder .. growing bigger. I felt the love and the growing of 2 characters as individual people and as a couple. I laughed and smirked with these characters. It brought real life issues and how we don't always respond or handle them the way we should or think we would. Simply put ... I loved it. It was pretty much perfection. Only made that much better and real with the believable age appropriate sounds of these 2 narrators. So much so I looked for more books by both of them. ❤️💕🥂👏👏👏👏

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I wanted to slap them both

I found myself screaming at the characters for being so weak and stupid for not talking to each other when they are supposedly so in love.
I actually fast forwarded through parts that were too painful to listen to but I had to find out how they would find their way back to each other Again

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Have tissue ready!

This is an awesome love story. It’s real! I’m glad Nolan is honest, no matter what she thinks might happen good or bad she is honest and true!

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wow rollercoast3er but dang good

omg my emotions I felt it all in a good way in what a book should bring you. Sad, happy. pissed,annoyed and then love.. MAN I couldn't stop and my heart was in sorts thinking will there be anything. omg the strong emotions were felt. thank you for a good story..thank you for good narration as well. I really enjoyed the book

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Smiles and Tears

I loved it. I seriously wanted to strangle both of them and stop reading, but I needed to know what happened so I could hug them. My co-workers got a kick out of hearing me yell at them and call them stupid as I listened. In the end, I just wanted to hug them and got teary-eyed.

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  • martin brophy
  • 05-03-22

brilliant

brilliant book maybe a few too many heartbreaking parts but I enjoyed it non the less

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  • sybil_ann79
  • 04-08-22

Holy moly, what an angst fest!

I cannot lie, this was angst fest taken to another level and everything but Tatum was thrown in the mix (oh wait, she was there at one point 😬).
There was a lot of miscommunication (and non-communication) between Reed and Nolan. My heart broke for them, and I was crying my eyes out at the end!
Buck Johnson stole my heart just a little more too!
And Nolan’s besties are what every girl needs! Seriously, they held these two together, but always had their girl’s back and even when it came to telling her some hard home truths.
Reed’s POV didn’t take away from the angst but it certainly made him less of a hot mess as he’s been in their High School Days.
I enjoyed the narration from both narrators.