“Love, real love, wasn’t empty, grasping hands, or lies that felt like truths. And it wasn’t perfect or neat or always easy. It was a rising sun on a new day. It was endless possibility.”
WOW! What an amazing, heartfelt and beautiful story, so much so that I read this one in a single sitting. “Rush” by Emma Scott is part of the City Lights series, but can be read as a standalone. To me, Emma Scott can do no wrong. This is my third Emma Scott novel and all three I have rated five stars. She certainly knows how to make me feel absolutely every emotion, each and every page I read. I knew after reading the synopsis that I had to read this one. I love a story with a tortured hero and Rush did not disappoint.
Charlotte is a Julliard trained violinist, who was living her dream. She had dreams of becoming a concert violinist, had a supportive family and someone she thought was “The One,” until tragedy struck and she lost it all. Now working two jobs and struggling to make rent, she has lost all she is passionate about, including her music.
Noah was an extreme sports enthusiast and journalist who had a severe accident while cliff-diving in Mexico. As a result of the accident Noah was in a critical condition and a coma for twelve days; after waking from the coma and multiple surgeries later, Noah was left blind. Noah is very bitter, angry and as a result, has shut himself off from the world, including his friends and family.
There were times in the story that I felt it dragged on a little, but once I had finished, I realised it all added to the anticipation of the story. It kept me captivated each page, because I was desperate to know what was going to happen next. Once Noah and Charlotte meet, the story really picks up and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. I became increasingly invested in these characters and their suffering, struggles, their love and ultimately being a witness to them healing each other.
“Rush” was such a stunningly moving story. There was absolutely nothing I did not love about it, everything from the engaging, realistic characters and heartfelt storyline to the amazing backdrop of New York City. I would most definitely recommend this story to anyone who loves their contemporary and new adult romances filled with a unique and deep storyline. I absolutely fell in love with both Noah and Charlotte and was completely captivated as I witnessed them fall in love and ultimately heal one another. I could not recommend this story strongly enough.
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.