"I would love you forever, if I only had the chance..."
Kacey Dawson has always lived life on the edge--impulsively, sometimes recklessly. And now, as lead guitarist for a hot up-and-coming band, she is poised at the brink of fame and fortune. But she is torn between wanting to be a serious musician, and the demons that lure her down the glittering, but alcohol-soaked path of rock stardom. A wrecked concert in Las Vegas threatens to ruin her career entirely. She wakes up with the hangover from hell and no memory of the night before, or how she ended up on her limo driver’s couch...
Jonah Fletcher is running out of time. He knows his situation is hopeless, and he's vowed to make the most of the handful of months he has left to him. His plans include seeing the opening of his glass installation at a prestigious art gallery…they do not include falling in love with a wild, tempestuous rock musician who wound up passed out on his couch.
Jonah sees that Kacey is on a path to self-destruction. He lets her crash with him for a few days to dry out and get her head on straight. But neither of them expected the deep connection they felt, or how that connection could grow so fast from friendship into something more. Something deep and pure and life-changing…something as fragile as glass, that they both know will shatter in the end no matter how hard they try to hold on to it.
Full Tilt is a story about what it means to love with your whole heart, to sacrifice, to experience terrible grief and soaring joy. To live life with all its beauty, and all its pain, and in the end to be able to smile through tears and know you wouldn’t have changed a thing.
“No more living life halfway. We had to go full tilt, just like the card players did. I would hit instead of stay. Always.”
➦I will try to keep this review short and to the point. This book has completely wrecked me. I knew going into this book that it was going to be painful, but I didn’t think it would be painful to this extent.
➦Kacey, our heroine, is a guitarist in a rock band. She hates the life style and spends a lot of time drowning her sorrows in liquor.
➦Jonah’s days are numbered and he is trying to stick to a routine and works hard to finish his glass installation before his time runs out. He dreams about leaving something behind, a legacy.
➦When these two meet, they find comfort in each other. Their love blooms in the midst of tragedy.
❤Emma Scott makes you fall in love with the characters and, once you are completely invested, she plunges the knife into your heart and twists… HARD. And even though you think you are prepared, you are not. You can’t be. The writing is beautiful but these words hurt.
❤This is one of those stories that makes you thankful for every moment we have on this earth. After I was done with this book I wanted to hug everyone I love and never let go.
❤I thought Me Before You by Jojo Moyes was heartbreaking. But this book… this book is devastating. I recommend it to EVERYONE, but you have been warned – you heart will hurt. But just because you know it will hurt, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy the ride… which, I suppose, is the whole point of this book.