Full Tilt (Full Tilt #1)


“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.



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We’ll do it all
On our own
We don’t need
Or anyone

I’ve only ever read one other Emma Scott book and now after devouring Full Tilt, I’m convinced there is nothing that Scott can do wrong. At the beginning of both books I’ve read by Emma Scott, the author always gives insight to her train of thought when writing. There are mentions of the difficulties when exploring stories that push boundaries, anxieties that follow publishing and most importantly, the reasons behind every story. With that, I feel it necessary to say, “Emma Scott please don’t ever doubt the stories that come to you, no matter how different or how outrageous they seem. Your words are life changing, exhilarating, inspiring and a blessing to read. Each. And. Every. Time.”

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Full Tilt is more than a book. It’s a journey. Expressed with intense depth and emotion, the story of Kasey and Jonah is, mesmerizing, captivating and so damn unforgettable. Meeting in the most unusual of circumstances, Kasey and Jonah’s connection hits them both at <i>Full Tilt</i>. Complete opposites, Kasey’s rock star lifestyle, is a huge contradiction to Jonah’s quiet, routine focused and goal-orientated schedule. Unprepared for what lies ahead Kasey and Jonah may navigate their time together with caution and apprehension, but their hearts eloquently tell a tale of two people destined for one another.

I don’t quite know
How to say
How I feel
Those three words
Are said too much
They’re not enough 

Battling demons, secrets and unresolved fears, Kasey and Jonah embark on the most significant journey of their lives. Individually and together they grow, they feel and they love – wholeheartedly they love. Poignantly, passionately and agonizingly beautiful, Emma Scott shows off a love that is sacred, a love that is so fierce and so unequivocally irreversible, you will feel it everywhere. In your bones, in your blood, in your mind and in your soul, Kasey and Jonah are perfection. Together they embody the beauty and power of love. Exploring the physical, the emotional and the spiritual, because of them, you will never be the same.

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

There is no doubt that Full Tilt is layered and complex, however written effortlessly and flawlessly Emma Scott balances happy and sad gracefully. With both Kacey and Jonah breaking down their walls and peeling back the delicate layers, their pure and untainted love is really the true hero in this story. Once again, Emma Scott blows me away. This book is a gift and these words I will cherish. With me, always.

“Because that love existed, they felt it, and that is worth everything.”