Title: All In
Author: Emma Scott
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Full Tilt Duet – Book 2
Reeling from her loss, Kacey Dawson is grieving and heartbroken, her addictive demons hauling her back into the alcohol-soaked abyss she worked so hard to crawl out of. Kacey teeters on the edge of oblivion, and must fight her way through the pain, to build a new life for herself with her music, and somehow fulfill the promise she made to Jonah…one she feels is impossible to keep.
Theo Fletcher has a secret burning in his heart, one that he holds close, while he struggles to keep strong for his family that is falling apart. His mother’s health is fragile and his father’s disapproval is breaking him down. Theo is afraid if he follows his heart, he’ll fail, and not just himself, but his brother who believed in him when no one else did.
Drawn together by their pain, Theo and Kacey slowly build a friendship, re-forge old ties, help each other to heal, and give one another the courage to reach for their dreams. Together, from the depths of grief and guilt, they learn to laugh again, to trust again, and quite possibly find something beautiful and lasting amid the shattered pieces of their broken hearts.
I’d like to say that I’m sorry for waiting so long to read the conclusion to this duet, but I can’t. I needed time to process my feelings for Jonah. I can’t recall ever being so affected by a book in my life. These characters are so special. They’ve become of part of me. I know it sounds strange, but I needed time to mourn Jonah.
With that said, I couldn’t possibly love this book more! It’s perfect in every way. My timing, the character’s timing, Emma’s timing — All Perfect!!
I’m ditching my normal review format, and instead will just tell you this duet is the most touching and haunting contemporary work of fiction I’ve ever read. I was moved from fits of sobbing, to laugh out loud moments, to down right emotional turmoil in the span of 300 pages. It’s one thing to be entertained by a book, that’s why we all read. However, this to be truly moved by a work of art is quite Special. And that’s what Emma’s created. A stunningly Special work of art!
Overall, All In is sheer perfection. Astonishingly beautiful, masterfully crafted, and brilliantly executed.
I rate it ALL THE STARS IN THE UNIVERSE!
About the Author:
Emma Scott is a writer, marathon runner, and caffeine addict, who lives and writes in the California Bay Area. She has two smart, feisty little girls, a super-supportive husband, and is a demonstrated fan of the Oxford comma. She is also an unabashed Star Wars geek and comic book enthusiast who fell into romance novels when a writing contest prompt turned a 1000-word romantic story into a full-blown novel. She also writes epic fantasy that suffers an epic word count.
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