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Book Review: All In



All In (Full Tilt #2)

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SPOILERS FOR FULL TILT....


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. 

TeriLyn's thoughts: **All In generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

This is like the duet of books that can. That can give you love and joy, hurt and sadness. Two stories that rip you apart then consequently fill you with hope. They're like wrapping yourself in your favorite blanket feeling the immense warmth and comfort it provides. All In, Emma Scott's follow up to Full Tilt, must be read in order to get the entire story arc and full majesty of what this story holds within it's pages. 

The lives of the characters have been irreparably changed. Over the course of book one we felt the change so subtly until it happened. With All In we see the aftermath of those previous changes and how love and loyalty can uproot you from you deepest darkness even when you're drowning in it. The characters for whom the story focuses on use as each other as pillars of strength. It was amazing to embark on this journey with these two. The intimacy in which Emma Scott writes makes us feel captivated, as if we're a welcome sightseer in their life. 

Emma Scott's prose feels so natural in it's delivery. Nothing forced or artificially created. It's writing that seeps into your reading soul and stays planted there causing a visceral connection between readers and characters. I was glued to the pages not wanting to escape any of the emotions set forth by Scott's storytelling; I needed each and every one of them to effect me so directly, so poignantly, so perfectly. 

All In is an amazing reading experience enhanced by the beautiful experience of Full Tilt. Putting into words the grandeur of these books proves hard. As a romance reader, I urge you to read this moving story about these very special people. As a reader in general I believe this books represents life in such a profound way. Loss and love cycling through the circles of life we often find ourselves immersed in are so aptly and beautifully represented through the gift of storytelling Emma Scott possesses. It was a treasure to read this story. It's one I won't soon forget.

Lori L. Clark

She Reads New Adult Admin: Lori L. Clark

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