“…telling you not to love is like depriving a flower of sunlight. You aren’t meant to be contained, Darlene.”
WOW! Emma Scott has seriously done it again with this phenomenal story. There is a reason why she is one of my all-time favourite authors; she just has this amazing artistry for creating stories that I feel deep in my core with characters that are positively unforgettable. I have decided that I’m not going to go into the ins and outs of this story with this review, because you just seriously need to read it and I mean ASAP… Emma Scott has written yet another story that belongs on my favourites list and is definitely on my favourite stories of 2017 list.
Forever Right Now was one of those stories I just wanted to last for an eternity. I tried with all my might to savour every beautifully and eloquently written word. I just did not want this story to end. The last time I felt like this was whilst reading The Butterfly Project by yep, you guessed it… Emma Scott. This woman can seriously write stories that draw you in from the very first page and keep you fully captivated until the very end.
Darlene has been to hell and back and when you suffer from any kind of severe addiction, it takes hitting your lowest of low points to really evaluate your life and make a change. What better way to make a change than moving to a place where nobody knows you or your past.
Darlene was a powerful heroine and someone I couldn’t wait to get to know. She was courage personified. She was so sweet and friendly and had an absolute heart of gold, she has had her fair share of struggles but she is determined to make a change and become the dancer she knows she always could be.
Sawyer was a hard nut to crack, but once you break past his outer walls, he is such a beautiful man who also has a past of his own. He is working hard to complete his law degree and to provide not just for himself but also for his daughter. The love and care he showed for his daughter was so sweet and definitely pulled at my heart strings.
“I closed my eyes and used my infallible memory to recall Darlene, in perfect detail. A few tricks of mental Photoshop, and she was lying next to me, her dark hair splayed across my pillow, her mouth inches from mine – laughing and smiling…”
Forever Right Now is a definite must read for anyone who wants to feel every beautifully written word by such a talented author. Forever Right Now will take you on an emotional journey of kindness, tenderness, patience and above all else, love. In my opinion Emma Scott never disappoints and I could not recommend this story enough, you will definitely want to one click this treasure.
“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.
About the Author
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.