Title: Full Tilt
Author: Emma Scott
Pages: 293 pages
My Rating: 4 stars
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***
I buddy read this book with Destiny from Howling Libraries. If for some reason you aren’t already following Destiny you definitely should. Thanks for buddy reading with me Destiny. Glad this one worked out better than our last buddy read did.
This is my first Emma Scott book and it probably won’t be my last.
The first half of this book was slow for me and I honestly found it to be kind of boring but I also wanted to continue on to see how things played out. It was also predictable. I could see very early on what was going to happen in this book and what the second book was going to be about.
Once I got to the halfway point I was really drawn in. There were moments where I got teary eyed and then all of a sudden I couldn’t stop crying. I cried non stop for last 20% or so which made reading it even harder. This is a book that will definitely pull on your heartstrings so have some tissues ready.
This part is spoilery so skip this is you haven’t read it yet. So yeah I mentioned how I could see where this was going early on which isn’t a bad thing except for the fact that I am pretty sure the second book is going to be about Kacey and Theo (who is Jonah’s brother). I’m not sure how I feel about her switching from one brother to another but I’m hoping the author does it in a way that doesn’t seem weird. I will be reading the second book hopefully sooner rather than later.