Thursday, October 26, 2017

Blog Tour: Forever Right Now by Emma Scott

Title: Forever Right Now

Author: Emma Scott
Release Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Tagline: “Ours isn’t a romance. It’s a love story.”

Forever Right Now Blurb:

***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.

5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

Forever Right Now is just another example of why Emma Scott is one of my favorite authors.  With every book she writes, she has the ability to make me feel.  We get a little bit of everything, drama, angst, characters that you just feel it all with, a great story line and flawless writing.  I never need to read the blurb for her books because I will read anything she writes.  And once again she did not disappoint. 

Darlene has had it rough over the past few years but she is determined now more than ever to fight, to chase her dream of being a dancer and at the same time wanting to find herself.  She makes a big move from NY to San Francisco where she doesn’t know one person.  She has a job lined up and an apartment but that’s it.  But this is what she wants, what she needs, to be in a new pace where no one knows about her past.  This is her chance to start all over and shine. 

Sawyer is a single dad to an adorable little girl.  When he is not busy taking care of  Olivia, he is going through Law School, studying for finals and getting ready to take the BAR exam.   He is constantly stressed and doing everything that he can to give his daughter the best life.  When he meets his new neighbor, Darlene, he really isn’t sure what to think of her.  Since becoming a father he has given up the partying and the girls.  He isn’t one to open up to anyone, or to even make new friends.  There is something about Darlene though, and while he may not know what it is in the beginning, he finds himself thinking about her. 

They did not get off to a good start but over time they become friends.  Darlene becomes someone that Sawyer needs in his life and vice versa.  They both have battles that they are trying to fight alone, but over time realize that having someone by your side to fight those battles is more comforting.  Darlene is great with is daughter, she is different and he finds himself wanting to spend more time with her.  When he is with her, he wants to break all of his rules and get to know all of her.  But Darlene’s whole reason for moving is to find herself, to do her, to concentrate on getting her life back together.  She doesn’t need the distraction that is Sawyer Hauss, but she wants it.  Can they both overcome their fears, and open up their hearts to each other?

What I loved most about this book was the characters and the bond that they formed, the chemistry they had as well as their amazing connection.  Darlene has been though so much but she managed to persevere through it all.  She had her setbacks, her moments where she wasn’t sure that she had any fight left in her but she always seem to have this uplifting way about her.  She came into Sawyer’s life like a tornado that would never leave, but that’s just it.  He didn’t want her to leave.  It was Darlene who made his life better.

Sawyer was this amazing character who when he found out he was a father, changed the way he lived his life and was determined to do good by his daughter.  He has his own fears and his own past, but he will fight with everything he has when it comes to that little girl.  There is a moment where you find that he too has a secret from the past that he has been holding on to,  one that surprised me but it was in that moment that I just loved him even more.  He may be a little guarded, at times he may even be an ass, but he is sweet and caring and has so much love to give.  The moments with his daughter just melted my heart.  He was a wonderful father and friend and I cannot say enough about him. 

Forever Right Now was such a beautiful love story but it was so much more than that.  It’s a journey of finding one’s self, learning how to open up and letting people in, believing in your self but also learning how to love yourself.  And with all of that it is also a wonderful love story of two people who weren’t looking for love but when they found it, it was amazing. 

I really hope that we get to see more of these characters in this story, especially Jackson and Max.  They are two people that had such a strong role in this story.  Max being Darlene’s sponsor and friend and Jackson being Sawyer’s best friend.  I loved that they both had someone in their life that they could turn to when they needed,  and also to help guide them along their journey of love.  Fantastic job by Emma 

Forever Right Now 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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