Tuesday, October 24, 2017

REVIEW: "“Forever Right Now" by Emma Scott (New Adult, Romance)

by Emma Scott

Genre: New Adult, Romance
Publication Date: October 24th 2017

Standalone: Yes

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Description from Publisher:
“Ours isn’t a romance. It’s a love story.”

***STANDALONE new adult romance from the author of The Butterfly Project and the Full Tilt Duet***

Darlene Montgomery has been to hell and back…more than once. After a stint in jail for drug possession, she is finally clean and ready to start over. Yet another failed relationship is just the motivation she needs to move from New York to San Francisco with the hopes of resurrecting her dance career and discovering that she is more than the sum of her rap sheet. As Darlene struggles in her new city, the last thing she wants is to become entangled with her handsome—but cranky—neighbor and his adorable little girl...

Sawyer Haas is weeks away from finishing law school, but exhaustion, dwindling finances, and the pressure to provide for himself and his daughter, Olivia, are wearing him down. A federal clerkship--a job he desperately needs--awaits him after graduation, but only if he passes the Bar Exam. Sawyer doesn’t have the time or patience for the capricious—if beautiful—dancer who moves into the apartment above his. But Darlene’s easy laugh and cheerful spirit seep into the cracks of his hardened heart, and slowly break down the walls he’s resurrected to keep from being betrayed ever again.

When the parents of Olivia’s absentee mother come to fight for custody, Sawyer could lose everything. To have any chance at happiness, he must trust Darlene, the woman who has somehow found her way past his brittle barbs, and Darlene must decide how much of her own bruised heart she is willing to give to Sawyer and Olivia, especially when the ghosts of her troubled past refuse to stay buried.

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This may or may not have been the best for me to read two weeks after giving birth to my second baby, haha! As I have come to expect from anything Emma Scott writes, this is jam-packed with ALL THE FEELS. She has such a mastery with words that you laugh, cheer, cry, and sit at the edge of your seat waiting for everything to fall into place for these characters that seriously pop right out of the pages and become your new friends.

Anyone who has read The Butterfly Project (and if you haven't, what are you waiting for??) should be familiar with Darlene, who is friends with Beckett and more than a bit of a mess. She is a complete sweetheart and marches to the beat of her own drum (as a dancer should), but is also someone who makes bad decisions trying to fulfill needs and feel loved. Forever Right Now has her starting over across the country in San Francisco, 18 months clean and sober and trying to figure out how to be happy with herself.

And then there is Sawyer, whose life was turned completely upside-down when an old fling drops a small baby on him and runs off. He is the kind of guy that sows his wild oats, but isn't a jerk about it - just a fun, charming, sexy law student who is wicked smart (helped by his eidetic memory).

I loved these two from the start! They were fantastic individually, which works really well for the slow build up as they get to know one another and accidentally let their guards down. They are both so REAL and you can't help but want everything to work out for them.

I won't give too much away with this, but the twists and turns on the rocky road they travel is well worth a read!

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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