Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Full Tilt
Author: Emma Scott
Series: Full Tilt #1
Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible
“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.
Excuse my language, but GODDAMMIT this was not what I expected.
For some reason I’ve skipped over this book time and time again as it sat lonely in my Audible library because the premise of a rockchick with major issues didn’t appeal to me.
I didn’t want to hate the main character, and I felt like I wouldn’t like Kacey at all. I felt like she would do nothing but frustrate me the entire book and I just didn’t want to have to deal with that. (I’m so dramatic LOL)
In an attempt to clean out my Audible Library of books I’ve not read yet, I decided to suck it up and listen.
At first, it seemed like it would be exactly as I expected, and then my expectations exploded.
In the middle of the rubble I found that, actually, Kacey is one of my favorite heroines. Her addiction made me feel deeply sorry for her instead of frustrated with her decisions.
And then there is freaking Jonah. He’s just as amazing as his name. Seriously. I can’t even with how much I adored him — right from the beginning.
And the chemistry between the two could set the pages in fire. Their love was absolute magic.
And the ending? The mother-freaking ending?! I DID NOT EXPECT! I feel like I was backhanded out of nowhere. This is NOT the kind of ending I like. Ever.
I had inklings about what the next book would bring and I knew that this first book was so necessary. It was necessary to make the next book as amazing as it was… but you’ll just have to wait for my review on that one 😉
Audiobook Performance: 4 stars
Butterfly Rating: 5 Stars
Re-read Worthiness: YES!
Bookshelf Placement: YES!
Book Boyfriend Rating: 5 stars