"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.
***FIRST BOOK IN A TWO PART DUET***
All In (Full Tilt #2) forthcoming...
#nocliffhanger #nocancer #tearjerker
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I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
As I sit here writing this review, I am completely overwhelmed with emotions because of this book. To the author… you will never know just how special this story was to me. So meaningful, so touching. Definitely a top read for me this year.
“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They are in each other all along.”
Kacey Dawson is a lead guitarist in an up and coming band that is on their way to stardom. However, this fame is not enough. Or perhaps its just too much. Kacey is slowly on the road to self-destruction. She lives life where she is constantly trying to escape with alcohol, sex, and partying. One fateful night she lands in the arms of Jonah Fletcher. Two unlikely people collide in a way that neither one saw coming. But there’s a problem. Jonah is on borrowed time. He has goals. And none of these goals include falling in love.
“You felt it too, right?”
Jonah and Kacey agree upon a friendship because that is all either can offer right now. As much as Kacey feels a connection to Jonah, she is willing to take something rather than nothing. She is drawn to him in a way she can’t explain. But Jonah doesn’t have the heart to give a piece of himself that could disappear at any time. Their friendship builds over time. The connection becomes harder and harder to ignore. But what happens when everything comes to the surface? What happens when you just let go? You love. Deeply. Without regret.
“She was so much. I could spend a thousand full lifetimes and never reach the end of her. She is a universe.”
Jonah and Kacey’s love is earth shattering. Consuming. Unwavering. It was an absolute privilege to have watched two beautiful souls fall in love. They loved fiercely. Recklessly. Selfishly. Without abandon. Despite their circumstances, their love never wavered. Never faltered. You have not read a love like theirs, and in all honesty, you probably never will. These two will captivate you with not only their actions, but with the way they speak of love. Their declarations of love. But how they love? It’s overwhelming. Endearing. Inspiring. They love through darkness. Through the impossible. They love even when the world is telling them not to. Their love is timeless.
“I felt him in every pore, every breath and beat of our hearts. I’d never experienced anything like this in my life. He was a universe. My love for him was just as boundless.”
The writing? It absolutely MOVED me. Emma Scott. You have such a GIFT for words. Meaningful words. Your words touch me. Enlighten me. Challenge me. They remind me to love hard. Deeply. And freely. The words are poetry that echo the lyrics of the most beautiful love song you will ever hear. The pacing of this story is seamless as the author weaves you through Jonah and Kacey’s story. As Jonah fights against time to leave his legacy, he finds that perhaps love is the greatest thing you can ever leave behind.
“Being loved by you, Jonah…it’s the greatest honor of my life.”
This book. It invaded my mind. The words of this book are forever imprinted within in the depths of my heart. And most importantly my soul. Full Tilt is LIFE CHANGING. Your heart will ache. But it will also love. Love deeper than you ever thought possible. This story is a testament to truly cherishing the moments we have. Words fail me as I try to truly describe just how much this story resonated with me. It’s on a level that I don’t ever think any book will ever come close to. As if I couldn’t love this author any more. And she gifts us with this. THIS. BOOK. Her words. Words that I will never forget. A love that I will never forget.
“I kept waiting to find the end of your love and beauty, the end of your generous heart. I never did. I never will. I don’t know how or why you chose me to love, and you did choose.”
Full Tilt is a poignant and beautiful story about sacrifice and love. To accept and give love no matter the circumstance or consequence. Despite the pain and uncertainty. Jonah’s love? To love Kacey? Love is worth that risk. Because love changes. Love saves. Love remains. In all things, choose love. Always. The message behind this story is a deep one. Cherish every moment for all of your life. I am forever changed because of this beautiful book.
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 writing when a writing contest prompt turned a 1000-word flash story into a full-blown novel. She also writes epic fantasy that suffers an epic word count.
She hopes you enjoy her work, encourages readers to leave feedback, and thinks it's amusing to write about herself in the third person.
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