Wednesday, February 14, 2018

BLOG TOUR: In Harmony by Emma Scott

Title: In Harmony
Author: Emma Scott
Release Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Tagline: “The root of all madness is an unbearable truth...”


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In Harmony Blurb

The root of all madness is an unbearable truth…

At seventeen, Willow Holloway’s life was torn apart. The happy, driven girl is gone, and she is left wracked by post-traumatic stress her body remembers even if she does not. When her father suddenly uproots the family from their posh penthouse in New York City to the tiny town of Harmony, Indiana, Willow becomes more untethered and lost under the weight of her secret. On a whim, she auditions for a part in the community theater’s production of Hamlet and unexpectedly wins the role of Ophelia—the girl who is undone by madness, and her love of Hamlet… 

Isaac Pierce is from the ‘wrong side of the tracks.’ The town bad boy. Girls pine for his attention and guys are in awe of him. That he’s an acting prodigy only adds to his charisma. Isaac utterly disappears into his characters; the stage is the only place he feels safe from his own traumatic home life. He wants nothing more than to escape to Broadway or Hollywood, and leave Harmony behind for good. 

No one can play Hamlet but Isaac, and when the director pairs him with Willow in acting class, they clash again and again—neither willing to open their hearts to anyone. But clashing leads to breaking, breaking leads to the spilling of terrible secrets, and soon Isaac and Willow find Shakespeare’s words mirroring their lives. When they are cruelly torn apart, neither know how this play will end—with madness and heartache? Or healing, love, and the discovery of who they are truly meant to be. 

In Harmony is a standalone NEW ADULT love story, and is intended for readers 18 and up. PLEASE NOTE, this book contains sensitive material such as physical abuse, and the aftermath of sexual assault (off the page). Reader discretion is advised.

Christy's Review:  

5+ stars!


Exceptional. This was Emma’s best book to date- and that’s really saying something, because all of her stories are spectacular. I truly loved every single second of this book.

In Harmony starts with Willow. Willow is a 17 year old girl who has just moved from NYC to small town Harmony, Indiana. Willow used to be a fun, popular, ordinary teen. Then something happened that changed her. She’s not the girl she once was. She keeps to herself, school doesn’t matter much anymore, neither does making fiends. Then she meets Angie. Angie is one of the best characters in the book. She takes Willow under her wing, and is her friend, even though Willow isn’t super open to it at first. Willow also meets Isaac her first day… and there is something about that guy.

Angie and Willow go to a show and there Willow sees Isaac again. This time, she sees the real Isaac. Isaac is the most talented person Willow has ever met. And there is something about him that draws her to him from the start. Isaac has had a rough life. He’s been dealt a crap hand, and has a bad reputation because of it. Willow doesn’t trust people, and neither does Isaac. Both are very weary of each other, but as they connect things start to change.
“When I’m with you, I don’t feel the need to be somewhere else or to be someone else. I can be in my own skin without it hurting so fucking badly. That’s a gift, Willow. One I can never repay you for.”
Isaac and Willow’s connection was powerful, but as powerful as it was, them being together was forbidden. The only time they could truly ‘be’ is when they were on stage or running their lines together. Yet still, they managed to fall hard for each other.


Onstage, we were going to destroy each other. But offstage, our story won’t be a tragedy.

One thing that made this book so special for me particularly, is that it was set on the stage. I’m a huge theater nerd (2003 and 2004 President of Thespian Troupe #5035 here!) and I met my husband on the stage. It’s where we first became friends, and later fell in love. Theater books are already so special to me, but the way Emma wrote this, it was brilliant. The parallels of Willow’s character and the piece she preformed, as well as some of the Hamlet story came together so seamlessly.

Isaac is such an incredible character. He had the best heart, and I adored him. He always did what he felt was the right thing, even if it wasn’t something that would benefit him. Willow is such a strong heroine. She’s been through a lot and I admired her. I’m so glad she could find someone to open up to and heal with. These two were a great pair.

With every book I read of Emma Scott’s, it’s solidified why she is one of my top favorite authors. She is one of the very few that I truly feel writes books ‘just for me’. I love to feel when I read, to fall in love with not only the story, but the characters (main and secondary) as well as the writing style. Scott hits the mark every single time. Seriously, there is not one book I’ve read of hers that I haven’t loved. So when I say this is her best book yet, it really means something!

In Harmony is one of the most beautifully written books I’ve ever read. It’s emotional, it will break your heart (but also heal it), and you will fall in love with these characters and their story. It’s impossible not to. It touched me. I loved the friendship, the fire between these characters, and the love and trust that developed between them. Exceptional, spectacular, brilliant, the list could go on and on! This is by far the best book I’ve read this year, and I have no doubt it will make it to the very top of my favorites list of 2018. In short, this is one book you NEED to READ!

’Act Two, Scene Two.’


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:

Facebook: cottwrites
Twitter: @EmmaS_writes
Instagram: @EmmaScottWrites

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