Lissa's Review: All In (Full Tilt #2) by Emma Scott
PUBLISHER VIA NETGALLEY
RELEASED: October 11th 2016
GENRE: new adult, romance, coming of age
LENGTH: 296 pages
FORMAT: ebook, paperback
SPOILERS FOR FULL TILT.... 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. Part II of the two-part Full Tilt duet, coming Oct 2016 PLEASE NOTE, this novel is NOT a standalone. It is highly recommended one read Full Tilt first to get the entire arc of the story and to avoid spoilers.
FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
After reading Full Tilt, I knew I had to read the second. Though, this one brought on a whole set of other emotions. It was of course a little different, being in the aftermath of losing Jonah.
Theo and Kacey have grown together. Being there for each other when they desperately needed it. But each of them made a promise to Jonah in the end. I honestly, feel that Jonah wanted them to find solace in each other.
I loved watching Kacey grow. How she really truly found herself in her music. Finally, doing something for herself. Theo I wasn’t sure of, he is good at hiding his emotions. But he truly does care for Kacey and the promise he made to his brother he wanted to keep.
Though, I didn't feel that intense love between the two. Which I understand, their story is different. It was still really well done. It still captivated me till the end. This duet is a great read and I totally recommend it to any romance reader. It shows all the beauty in these raw moments.
Overall, I give this Five Boundless Stars.