Thursday, 26 October 2017

Blog Tour: Emma Scott's "Forever Right Now."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be part of the Blog Tour for Emma Scott's "Forever Right Now." 


Synopsis: 

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.

Review: Jo 

When I first begin an Emma Scott book I am always hit with a mixture of emotions- excitement to read the pages before me, anticipation for what this book will do to my heart and awe for how this author constantly pulls me in from the very first words. "Forever right now" was no exception to this. Emma's gorgeous writing along with Sawyer and Darlene's heart-wrenching story was, using the words of Sawyer, stunningly beautiful. I was captivated from the very first page. 

"I just want to love someone. It's so simple and yet feels impossible at the same time."

When I first began reading this book, I had completely forgotten who the heroine of the story was. If you have read "The Butterfly Project" you will surely remember Darlene. For me it was a lovely surprise to discover that I had a chance to get to know Darlene. This character was such a lovable girl who obviously had made a few big mistakes in her life, but I knew deep down she had a heart of gold and deserved another chance. I couldn't wait to see what this story had in store for her. 

"Her tornado-like ability to sweep people up was so potent,
 it drew me in so that I wanted to kiss her and touch her and tell her everything." 

Sawyer's story was something I was not expecting and made me love him from from those very first chapters. What an amazing man Sawyer was for everything he was doing with his life. But Sawyer was struggling, he had been through so much that he had shut everyone out, believing that was the only way to cope. My heart hurt for Sawyer. When Darlene entered his world, I knew that only good things could come from their relationship, good things that Sawyer truly deserved. 

"...when I'm with you, I see something real. 
For the first time in my life, I want whatever we have to be real."

Emma Scott yet again played with my emotions as I cried tears of sadness and then tears of joy. There was also a part of the story that made me angry to what was playing out for Sawyer and Darlene, but like all good romance novels, the happy-ever-afters won the day and the tears of joy were back. With the most brilliant ending that gave me a chance to catch up with Zelda and Beckett, I was beyond happy with the way things turned out for Sawyer and Darlene. My heart was filled with so much warmth for this gorgeous couple.

"I loved him with all of me, 
even the tarnished parts that would always bear the bruises of my past."

This was a wonderful standalone story of love, hope and second chances. Emma Scott never fails to wow me with her work. 

"Forever Right Now" gets 5 hearts from me.



Excerpt:

"Who are you?" he demanded rudely, shifting the diaper bag higher on his shoulder while hoisting his little girl in his other arm. He was six feet of hotness in a rumpled suit, glaring at me with suspicion in his dark eyes. 

"I...I'm your new neighbor?" It sounded more like a question; as if I needed this guy's permission to live. I straightened to my full height. "I just moved in upstairs. I'm a dancer. Well, I was. Had to take some time off but I'm going to get back into it soon...ish." I put on my friendliest smile. "I'm a massage therapist now. Just got my license and..."

My words died under Sawyer's withering stare. 

"A dancer. Fantastic," he said bitterly. "Just what I always wanted. Someone leaping and thumping above me, waking my kid up and disturbing my studies at all hours of the night."

I planted my hands on my hips. "I can't dance in a dinky apartment, and besides..."

Words failed me again as the sharp planes and hard angles of Sawyer's face melted when his daughter--I guessed her to be about a year old--suddenly clapped her small hand over his chin. Sawyer's hard gaze softened, and his broad mouth turned up in a smile--a beautiful smile I was sure only his little girl ever got to see, and so full of love that for a moment I could hardly breathe. 

Author Bio:

Emma Scott writes romances with flawed characters, characters with artistic hearts: builders, poets, and writers of various makes and models. And love always wins. Always.

Where to Find Emma:


Twitter: @EmmaS_writes
Instagram: @EmmaScottWrites

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