Lissa's Review: Full Tilt (Full Tilt #1) by Emma Scott
PUBLISHER VIA NETGALLEY
RELEASED: June 28th 2016
GENRE: NEW ADULT, COMING OF AGE
LENGTH: 292 pages
FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK
"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
FIVE (HUGE) BOUNDLESS STARS
There really is something special about Full Tilt. I've never read an Emma Scott book before but I can guarantee it won't be my last.
Jonah and Kacey come from two different worlds. One that is all chaos and the other is a strict schedule. But they find each other and find that they have some things in common.
What's going on with Jonah, is up front to the reader. All the heartache and limited time. I felt for Jonah, it's one thing to know that your time is limited. It's another, just to completely do it on your own. Wanting desperately, to leave some kind of mark on the world. Kacey came to his life unexpected, but I think it was destined to be that way.
I know this is fiction but it felt so real. Those moments that you don't want to let go. The hope that you'll have more time. I can't imagine, knowing that you'll only live so long. So many take that for granted. Tomorrow is never a guarantee.
The character development was on another level for me. The chemistry was so much there. But the boundaries were drawn early on. Then again, you can't control the yearn you feel to be close to someone. To not be alone, to really feel and place those memories away for safekeeping.
There's a beauty in art, which is at the forefront for both of them. This a breathtaking, beautiful and amazing love story. It brought me to tears.
Overall, I give this Five (huge) Boundless Stars. It deserves nothing less.