***STANDALONE new adult romance from the author of The Butterfly Project and the Full Tilt Duet***
Darlene Montgomery has been to hell and back…more than once. After a stint in jail for drug possession, she is finally clean and ready to start over. Yet another failed relationship is just the motivation she needs to move from New York to San Francisco with the hopes of resurrecting her dance career and discovering that she is more than the sum of her rap sheet. As Darlene struggles in her new city, the last thing she wants is to become entangled with her handsome—but cranky—neighbor and his adorable little girl…
Sawyer Haas is weeks away from finishing law school, but exhaustion, dwindling finances, and the pressure to provide for himself and his daughter, Olivia, are wearing him down. A federal clerkship–a job he desperately needs–awaits him after graduation, but only if he passes the Bar Exam. Sawyer doesn’t have the time or patience for the capricious—if beautiful—dancer who moves into the apartment above his. But Darlene’s easy laugh and cheerful spirit seep into the cracks of his hardened heart, and slowly break down the walls he’s resurrected to keep from being betrayed ever again.
When the parents of Olivia’s absentee mother come to fight for custody, Sawyer could lose everything. To have any chance at happiness, he must trust Darlene, the woman who has somehow found her way past his brittle barbs, and Darlene must decide how much of her own bruised heart she is willing to give to Sawyer and Olivia, especially when the ghosts of her troubled past refuse to stay buried.
For readers 18 and up
All The Stars**********************
Another epic novel by Author Emma Scott that feels like a beautiful hug to the soul. Forever Right Now is a story about second chances. Every character in this story carries some kind of disappointment, either against others or themselves, but through unexpected love, they will experience miracles that will make them forgive and learn to accept that there’s also good, even when all they could see was bad circumstances.
Darlene moves to San Francisco in search of a fresh start. She always has that little voice inside her head trying to bring her down, making her believe she can only fail, but regardless she keeps trying. She moves into a place that quickly turns into a home, full of people ready to give her love and friendship. There’s also the grouchy neighbor Sawyer, at first glance, he is gorgeous but also cold and distant, but Darlene’s larger than life personality will dig in deeper and realize that there’s much more than meets the eye when it comes to Sawyer.
Sawyer is a single dad trying to provide for his daughter. He is working hard to finish school and become a lawyer. His dream has always been to be a prosecutor and help put away the bad guys in jail. Sawyer is a pretty black and white kind of guy, he believes one should face the consequences of their actions, but little does he know that the new woman who just moved into the apartment upstairs will come like a tornado and change his life as he knows it.
These characters are complete opposites, yet together they are perfect for each other. Their stories are so unique and unexpected and reading it gave me a beautiful high from which I didn’t want to come down. But I guess that is the Emma Scott effect, she writes stories that grab you and take you away, she speaks the same language as your heart and makes you cry and smile all at the same time.
This story has something for everyone, like a treasure you didn’t know you were looking for. So much joy and humble lessons will stay with me forever, just from reading Sawyer and Darlene’s story.
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She gave a little gasp and her lips parted for me. I deepened the kiss while wondering how I’d lived twenty-four years without having kissed her before.
Kissing Darlene was kissing all of her. I tasted the sweetness of her, the energy she put into her art. Her breath suffused my mouth and I inhaled her.
This is life.
Emma Scott is one of those authors that I categorize as phenomenal. Her storytelling ability is simply pure genius. Just pick up one of her books and you’ll become an instant fan for life. Her popularity has nothing to do with hype and everything to do with her pure raw talent! Her stories are often haunting and they make your heart ache in a good way. This is my third book by this lovely author and I can tell you her characters are far from perfect, and it’s their flaws that make them truly beautiful. Darlene and Sawyer are sure to become fast fan favorites!
We met Darlene Montgomery in ”The Butterfly Project”. She was the sweet but self-destructive best friend of Beckett. Darlene is a very passionate person and her need to be loved has caused her to make some very bad decisions in the past. She was incarcerated for drug possession three years ago, but now she’s a recovering addict who’s been given a second chance by getting the opportunity to move from New York to San Francisco to embark on a new life. Darlene has a job lined up along with an apartment and all she has to do is make sure she stays clean and attends her NA meetings three times a week. Darlene finally feels optimistic about her future being in a city where no one knows about her tainted past. Some of the people who were close to her, like her family, have made Darlene feel like her mistakes and addiction are what define her as a person. But with this new beginning maybe she can work on healing her soul by shedding bad habits and returning to performance dancing. The last thing she needed was to fall in love with her gorgeous neighbor with a beautiful and precocious one-year-old daughter.
Sawyer Haas was on the fast track to a successful career in law as a prosecuting attorney. In his last year of law school and at the top of his class, he was looking forward to a highly sought-after internship with a prestigious judge but it only took a surprise visit from a one-night stand to turn his world upside down. Sawyer is no stranger to some of life’s inevitable cruelties. His mother was killed by a drunk driver when he was only eight years old and it has left a lasting impact on Sawyer. He has never been able to allow a woman to penetrate his heart, that is until he met his infant daughter, Olivia. When his ex disappears after dropping their daughter in his lap, Sawyer inevitably chooses to raise Olivia on his own. Almost a year later, he is nearing graduation and is holding on to hope that he will be able to make it to a year of having sole custody of Olivia so that he can make it official legally. Up until he became a single father, he had no problems with the ladies but his love life became non-existent by choice once he made Olivia his main priority. He wasn’t prepared for the beautiful new neighbor who would come into his life like a whirlwind and leave him captivated.
The build-up of the passion between them is a slow burn but once it ignites, a cold shower or two will be necessary.
Will a relationship between Sawyer and Darlene work out when they’ve fallen in love during a point in both of their lives where they have unresolved issues? Can Darlene trust in Sawyer enough to reveal all of her truths to him and will Sawyer’s feelings remain the same if he learns about her tarnished past?
Here are my overall ratings on the book:
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5
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