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.
(ARC kindly provided by Author in exchange for an honest review)
This story was beautiful and heartbreaking. It’s a book that starts with a lot of pain and ends with even more hope. You’ll feel, and live each word as if they were your own, making this duet simply magnificent…
I’m going to be honest here, I’m struggling trying to find the right words to review this book because I don’t want to give too much away for the sake of your enjoyment. If you read Full Tilt you know this second book is going to be heart-rending and stunning, but also so much more than you ever thought possible.
Theo and Kacey are struggling to cope with the loss that is eating away their hearts. One of them succumbs to the easy way out by hiding away in numbness, the other one ignores all feelings and personal needs and wants, putting everyone else’s first.
Every character in this book is dealing with the heartbreak in a different way, even you as a reader feel pain and confusion by the possibilities of moving on. There is a beautiful quote in the book by Rumi that goes: “Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.” The meaning behind this beautiful quote is the heart of this book. I allowed the words, the pain, the hope, and the love to envelop me and take me on the beautiful journey that was the story of Theo and Kacey. And it’s my hope that everyone who reads this books can feel the same.
All In was magnificent, and I would recommend it to everyone. Don’t be afraid; read it, enjoy it, and let yourself feel the love and the music deep inside your heart.