Title: All In (Full Tilt Duet Book 2)
Author: Emma Scott
Release Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Tagline: Love has no limits
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2dYMUzI
Amazon Universal: myBook.to/EmmaScottAllIn
Other platforms coming soon!
Christy's 5+ Review:
All In is the all-consuming, beautiful conclusion to Full Tilt. It’s one of those books that ‘hurt so good’. Full Tilt was one of the very best books I’ve read this year. It’s an unforgettable and touching read. I was anxious to read this one. Would it live up to the first? I can easily say with no hesitation YES. It did. Just like the first book, this one left it’s mark on me. I have been thinking of it non-stop since I finished. This story won’t leave my head or my heart. My tears were like a faucet the entire read (sad tears, happy tears, all the tears) but I love that when I read. I love the feelings that stories like this give me. Emma Scott is truly gifted when it comes to brining them out in me. This duet was completely epic and these are two books I can’t recommend enough.
My review will be as spoiler-free as possible, but if you haven’t read Full Tilt you should not be reading this review any further. It’s such an incredible read, I recommend you read it ASAP, but don’t read anymore of this review. STOP READING. It’s impossible to review this book without SOME spoilers of Full Tilt and I don’t want that book to be spoiled for anyone.
“Where there is ruin, there is hope for treasure.”
After I read Full Tilt, I was devastated. I wanted closure for Kacey, to know she would be okay after all she’d been through. Losing someone is never easy. Losing that one person that gave you hope, completed you, and loved you like no other is unthinkable. And no one can be okay with that kind of loss. Kacey is not okay.
Theo, or Teddy as I now refer to him, is Jonah’s brother. In Full Tilt, I had mixed emotions about Teddy. When I saw that this book was going to be about him and Kacey was I was a nervous wreck. How was this going to work? Would I be okay with how this turned out? I was more than okay with it. Teddy is so much more than I thought he was. So much more amazing than I ever gave him credit for. That man has a heart so big, and I didn’t see it. Not at first. Not completely. Now I do, and there is no going back. Teddy will capture your heart. I loved seeing him with a new set of eyes. He totally made this book for me.
Now back to Kacey. Kacey is not in a good place. Grief has taken over her life. But Teddy is there for her. To be her friend. To listen. To help her in anyway he can. Kacey also had other friends to help her along the way. I loved all the new characters that were introduced. They were truly special. But none of them as special as Teddy.
This story had moments that were devastating. It also had moments that brought me hope and gave me peace. As I said earlier, I cried through the entire book. Just when I thought my tears had dried, something would happen, a memory would come back, and just like that, I’d be in tears again. Not all the tears were sad. Some were happy. I was in emotional overload and I loved every second.
This story is so much more than a romance. It’s a story of friendship, of family, of healing, and love. There are many different kinds of love. This book made me believe that you can truly have two great loves in your life. Everything was full circle by the end of the book and I couldn’t have been happier with how it ended.
Full Tilt and All In will both be towards the top of my 2016 favorites list. These books are so special to me and I can’t recommend them enough! Believe me when I say, these books are MUST READS!
Love had no end. She was infinite. She was a universe, my universe, and I was hers. Love had no boundaries, no rules, no favorites. And no limits.
All In Excerpt:
I concentrated on the music, pretending to listen and resolutely not looking at Theo. But the damn music was bluesy, sexy… A slow burn of want and longing. It dialed into my already aching body, filling me with a need to be touched.
A shadow fell over me, and I looked up to see Theo standing, his hand outstretched.
“Dance with me.”
It wasn’t a request, and my traitorous body was already rising to its feet before I could think.
Theo took my hand in his and led me to the small dance floor, where a dozen other couples were swaying to the music. Some, driven by the sultry tones of the song and the singer’s smoky voice, were grinding their hips together, thighs intertwined.
Theo slung my arms around his neck, then put his hands on my hips, and began to move.
I’d never stood this close to Theo before. Our bodies pressed tight. Our faces so close, I could smell the sweet heat of his food, the bitterness of beer, the salt of his sweat. His heart beat thick against mine. The ragged exhale of his breath.
“You told me at the wedding you didn’t dance,” I said, every part of my body conscious of touching every part of his.
His mouth shaped the words, “I lied,” but no sound reached me over the music.
I could barely breathe. I was losing myself in him. Our eyes locked. I couldn’t look anywhere but at him. The light brown of his eyes fiery, like a shot of whiskey backlit by a white-hot flame. His hips ground a slow circle against mine, his thigh inching between my legs. One arm slid around my waist, the other came up the middle of my back, holding me close. My arms wound around his neck, my fingers burrowed into his damp hair.
“I like this,” he murmured. His whole body was flush against mine. I could feel its power, the strength of his muscles holding and moving me with the music. The hollow of his neck glistened. I felt my own sweat slide over my collarbone and between my breasts. My blood was on fire in a way that was entirely separate from the Louisiana summer. A heat Theo was building in me with every roll of his pelvis against mine. I felt the stiffness of his jeans against my skin as his hand slipped down to my ass, pressing me tighter against him. Grinding in a dance that felt more like…
Emma Scott is a writer, marathon runner, and caffeine addict, who lives and writes in the California Bay Area. She has two smart, feisty little girls, a super-supportive husband, and is a demonstrated fan of the Oxford comma. She is also an unabashed Star Wars geek and comic book enthusiast who fell into romance novels when a writing contest prompt turned a 1000-word romantic story into a full-blown novel. She also writes epic fantasy that suffers an epic word count.
She hopes you enjoy her work, encourages readers to leave feedback, and thinks it's amusing to write about herself in the third person. And if she has a driving force the fuels her work, it's that love always wins.
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