Reeling from her loss, Kacey Dawson is grieving and heartbroken, her addictive demons hauling her back into the alcohol-soaked abyss she worked so hard to crawl out of. Kacey teeters on the edge of oblivion, and must fight her way through the pain, to build a new life for herself with her music, and somehow fulfill the promise she made to Jonah…one she feels is impossible to keep.
Theo Fletcher has a secret burning in his heart, one that he holds close, while he struggles to keep strong for his family that is falling apart. His mother’s health is fragile and his father’s disapproval is breaking him down. Theo is afraid if he follows his heart, he’ll fail, and not just himself, but his brother who believed in him when no one else did.
Drawn together by their pain, Theo and Kacey slowly build a friendship, re-forge old ties, help each other to heal, and give one another the courage to reach for their dreams. Together, from the depths of grief and guilt, they learn to laugh again, to trust again, and quite possibly find something beautiful and lasting amid the shattered pieces of their broken hearts.
Part II of the two-part Full Tilt duet
PLEASE NOTE, this novel is NOT a standalone. It is highly recommended one read Full Tilt first to get the entire arc of the story and to avoid spoilers.
All In is the second book in the Full Tilt Duet by Emma Scott, I ask that if you have not read Full Tilt yet that you stop reading this review as I don’t want to spoil anything for you!!
**May contain spoilers if Book 1 was not read**
Ok so let’s begin…but I don’t know where to begin. If Full Tilt was, in my words “This book…right here…is everything!” then I don’t know how to describe All In. Our broken hearts will heal and break them repeatedly as we follow Theo and Kacey in the aftermath of the first story.
“Goddammit, Jonah, come back and fix all this because I fucking can’t.” ~ Theo
“I’m drowning, Jonah. I need you back. Please come back…” ~Kacey
Even with miles and time between them Theo and Kacey are still feeling everything. Struggling day to day and just trying to survive. I’m tearing up just thinking about it all over again. They share a bond that is strong but makes them weak. They feel guilt and love. The distance heals them and shreds them. There is so much contradiction in Theo and Kacey’s story but it was just perfect. It was what they needed to move on and figure out how to heal.
“Friends love each other too, I wanted to tell her, but it was too late. The moment had slipped out of my fingers and I’d let it.”
All In is a bumpy road with a smooth ending. I can’t wait for you all to read it and let me know what you think!
“It hurts right? It’s messy and complicated and it’s like a tattoo that never ends. A million needles inking something on your heart that isn’t even beautiful.”
Book 1 – Full Tilt – Available NOW
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