Remember us…when I can’t.

Thea Hughes has five minutes to live.

A car accident stole her parents and left her with the second-worst documented case of amnesia in the world. She now has only minutes of experiences, of consciousness, of life…before her memory is wiped clean. The once effervescent artist with a promising future is reduced to scribbling with pens and paper, living an empty, quiet life, three hundred seconds at a time.

Jim Whelan is on autopilot.

A foster kid shuffled around the system since birth, he’s lived his entire life without knowing love…and it’s taken its toll—until he learned to fight back, carry his armor, and keep his head down.

Working as an orderly in the Blue Ridge Sanitarium, deep in Virginia countryside, Jim looked up…and found Thea.

When Thea has the chance to break free of her five-minute prison with a risky, experimental surgery, it could lead them both to an epic love they never thought possible… or one that could require the ultimate sacrifice.

50 First Dates meets Awakenings in this emotional love story by international and best selling author, Emma Scott.

A Five-Minute life contains subject matter that might be sensitive to some readers.
#standalone #newadultromance #notparanormal



*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE ++++++++ STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

We kissed to seal the pact, but it wasn’t enough. A feeling I didn’t have a word for made my chest expand. I couldn’t describe it except that when I looked in Thea’s eyes, or held her, or kissed her, or listened to her talk, it grew bigger. Sunk in deeper. Embedded itself into the marrow of my bones, and yet I was fucking petrified it would crumble and vanish.



”A FIVE MINUTE LIFE” is Emma Scott’s latest EPICromance! This story is another testament to the amazing talent of this gifted author. It was mesmerizing and heartfelt. There is no way you will not fall head over heels in love with this story and the characters who live and breathe within its pages. Thea and Jim’s love story is hauntingly beautiful!

Life has broken Jim and Thea in completely different ways but somehow something deep within them calls out to each other’s soul. Jim grew up being transferred from one foster home to the next. Suffering from verbal and physical abuse. Bullied by kids in school because he was afflicted with a severe case of stuttering. Only ever having experienced brief moments of true kindness, he grew up to be a gentle soul whose only purpose in life was to try and help others. It’s only after he sees the beautiful girl with dazzling blue eyes at his new job at Blue Ridge Sanitarium, that his heart comes to life.

Thea was once a vivacious and happy young woman with a promising career as an artist waiting ahead of her until a terrible accident steals it all away. She’s been a patient at Blue Ridge for two years. Thea suffers from a catastrophic brain injury which destroyed her memory. Her memory resets every five minutes. She’s destined to repeat the same five-minute conversation for the rest of her life. That is until the beautiful man with the kind eyes walks into her life.

Jim sees something in Thea’s drawings and in her eyes that no one else takes notice of. He can see the woman fighting to break free of the prison that her broken mind keeps her entrapped within. It all seemed to be such an incredibly hopeless situation. I wondered where the author planned to take these two characters. I soon learned to never doubt Emma Scott. Jim and Thea will go on an epic journey filled with so much love and hope. My heart was bursting for them, but the worry was never too far behind.

This story was a true masterpiece. It’s one of those books that you wish would never come to an end!

Here are my overall ratings:

Heroes: 5++++
Heroine: 5++++
Plot: 5+++++
Angst: 5++++++
Steam: 4.5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5+++++++++

”A FIVE MINUTE LIFE” is currently available! I have no doubt that this book is going to be getting a plethora of “Five Star” reviews!!


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