The Hail Mary

· The Waiting Series Book 3 · Ginger Scott
7 reviews

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Sixteen years is a long time. In a marriage, it’s a milestone. On the gridiron, it’s a miracle. Reed Johnson wants more time for everything, but time is funny that way.It can be cruel.

With a body that can’t quite take the hits it used to and a heart tired of being torn in two different directions, Reed is faced with a reality he’s not quite ready for—life without the game. He became a man under Friday night game lights and in college stadium tunnels, and without the grit and the glory that’s earned ten yards at a time, he’s afraid of what kind of man he’ll be.

But there’s more than a game at stake now. 

Reed’s wife, Nolan, is afraid too. She’s seen what can happen when the love of her life pushes himself too hard, and she can’t escape the nightmares she relives after almost losing her entire world to one single play on the field.

There is no compromise when it comes to football. Same goes for the heart. You’re either all in, or you get crushed. For Reed and Nolan, the clock is ticking down. Time…it does that. One way or another, they’re going to have to make a choice. 

This is their hail Mary. 

This is win or lose.

(The Hail Mary is book 3 in The Waiting Series, which follows high school sweethearts Reed Johnson and Nolan Lennox through football, life, love and everything messy that goes along with it. The series begins with Waiting on the Sidelines and Going Long.)
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January 22, 2019
5 Hail Mary Stars Review by Lisa Late Night Reviewer Up All Night w/ Books Blog Hail Mary is the third and final installment in the Waiting on the Sidelines series by Ginger Scott and it is absolutely brilliant! I found this book a little different than your typical romance stories. It is more about life and relationships weathering the storm; about the struggles and the ups and downs of relationships. Things are not always easy and tough decisions must be made regarding life changes, emotions, and growing pains. This book will make you experience all the feels you want as a reader. It will make you nod your head and say: “I feel that too.” or “I get it!!!” Ms. Scott has done a remarkable job in bringing this story full circle and giving you little surprises that you just don't expect!!! I just love the synopsis that we get for this book: ”Sixteen years is a long time. In a marriage, it’s a milestone. On the gridiron, it’s a miracle. Reed Johnson wants more time for everything, but time is funny that way. It can be cruel.” At times I felt the story was moving a little slow but then I came to realize that I wanted it to move faster because I was that hooked and needed more. Hail Mary is very well written. The story flows and has so much information but you don't feel lost and are happy with all the "cleaned" up details from all three stories. I enjoyed every minute reading this one!!!
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About the author

Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Awards-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Wild Reckless, The Falling Series 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 has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for several 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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