Published by Self-Published on October 24th 2017
***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.
Emma Scott, What have you done to me? The feels! Oh my gosh, the feels upon feels in this book! I’ve lost the ability to even. Forever Right Now is raw emotion wrapped tightly in a cocoon of pure tenderness.
Are you kidding me right now with Sawyer the Lawyer? Heart, be still. The law student is scary smart, handsome, and selfless. Okay, so he may seem cold and kind of a jerk on the outside, but that’s just his way of protecting what’s most important to him. That leads me to the fact that he’s a devoted single father to an absolutely adorable one-year-old, Olivia. Alert the ovaries!
Darlene the Tornado is a breath of fresh air. She’s such a giving soul, and I admired her ability to seek the positive in all things. Believe me, she faces more than her fair share of challenges and demons, but somehow her bright light and optimism never fade.
This love story has many sides, and I adored every single one of them. There’s an exquisite magnetism—and, might I mention, the most gratifying slow burn—between Sawyer and Darlene; a natural connection between Darlene and Olivia; and, of course, Sawyer and Olivia’s captivating affection.
Okay, so I may have grabbed a tissue or two, but that’s what you’d expect with a story that’s so intensely moving. It has its fair share of angst, but the uplifting message of hope and determination is breathtaking. The epilogue is absolute perfection.
Emma Scott has slain the heck out of this book. It’s worthy of all the stars. Be prepared to pull an all-nighter because I have a feeling that when you start reading, it will be difficult for you to stop.
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