Wednesday, November 23, 2016

REVIEW: "Full Tilt" by Emma Scott (New Adult, Romance)

by Emma Scott

Publisher: Trillian
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Publication Date: June 21st 2016

Series: Full Tilt, #1
Standalone: Part of a duet, but there is no cliffhanger

Sweet Romance, Borrowed Time, Creatives in Love (glass blower & musician), Heavy Subjects, Nice Guy, Rock Star (Female), Strong Heroine
Other Books by Emma Scott

Full Tilt
#2 Goodreads




Description from Publisher:
"I would love you forever, if I only had the chance..."

Kacey Dawson has always lived life on the edge--impulsively, sometimes recklessly. And now, as lead guitarist for a hot up-and-coming band, she is poised at the brink of fame and fortune. But she is torn between wanting to be a serious musician, and the demons that lure her down the glittering, but alcohol-soaked path of rock stardom. A wrecked concert in Las Vegas threatens to ruin her career entirely. She wakes up with the hangover from hell and no memory of the night before, or how she ended up on her limo driver’s couch...

Jonah Fletcher is running out of time. He knows his situation is hopeless, and he's vowed to make the most of the handful of months he has left to him. His plans include seeing the opening of his glass installation at a prestigious art gallery…they do not include falling in love with a wild, tempestuous rock musician who wound up passed out on his couch.

Jonah sees that Kacey is on a path to self-destruction. He lets her crash with him for a few days to dry out and get her head on straight. But neither of them expected the deep connection they felt, or how that connection could grow so fast from friendship into something more. Something deep and pure and life-changing…something as fragile as glass, that they both know will shatter in the end no matter how hard they try to hold on to it.

Full Tilt is a story about what it means to love with your whole heart, to sacrifice, to experience terrible grief and soaring joy. To live life with all its beauty, and all its pain, and in the end to be able to smile through tears and know you wouldn’t have changed a thing.

#nocliffhanger #nocancer #tearjerker
My Rating:
Heat Rating:

My Musings:
I'm struck a bit speechless as I try to describe this story and what I thought.

Jonah has a medical condition which causes him to live his life more reserved and on a rigid schedule. He is creative and talented, and doesn't want any distractions. Kacey winds up being one heck of a distraction. She is miserable and drowns herself in booze and meaningless sex... Until her white knight helps give her perspective.

This made me tear up and then smile through the tears. It made me laugh. The way Jonah and Kacey's love story blossomed over the pages was nothing short of wonderful. Jonah, this sweet, sexy, and downright adorable hero who is as stubborn as he is kind. And Kacey, who grows leaps and bounds from beginning to end.

Blended in well with the more serious side of this is fantastic humor and blistering sexual chemistry, which just pulls everything together. There is a lot of heart, with wonderful supporting characters, including Theo, Jonah's brother, who round it all out!

This is a bittersweet story that is so touching you too might find yourself a bit speechless after finishing. This is also a 2-parter, though there isn't a cliffhanger ending so you could stop at this one... Or you can continue on to Theo's story.

“Look at my talented boyfriend.” “Boyfriend, huh?” He wrapped his arms around my waist. “I…” He glanced away with a short laugh. “I was going to make a joke right there, but I like boyfriend too much.”

My Source: I received a digital ARC from the publisher to voluntarily review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is unbiased and my 100% own.

About the Author: Emma Scott
I write romances with flawed characters, characters with artistic hearts: builders, poets, and writers of various makes and models. I love to write book lovers; those who have found refuge, companionship, and escape in books, much as we do in real life. I like realism, honesty, authenticity in storytelling. I love to write about enduring love, soul-deep love, in as real a setting as I can make, but with big smooshy HEAs. I believe in diversity, open-mindedness, and inclusion. I like sweetness mixed with steam, love conquering all, and above all, hope. Love always wins.
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