My Review of Full Tilt by Emma Scott

ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.


I’m going to try to get through this without crying. Much. I don’t even know where to start. I loved RUSH. LOVED RUSH. As far as books are concerned, it was the perfect “hit,” and I’ve been chasing that high ever since. I’ve read all of Emma Scott’s books, and some have come damn close, but this one did it. THIS is the book that follows RUSH, and it maybe the book that surpasses it.

It isn’t angsty. It isn’t unnecessarily dramatic. As far as a romance goes, I’m not even sure it’s classically “romantic.” But it is perfect. It’s sweet, honest, gritty, heart-wrenching perfection.


It’s about two people who meet by chance and who both desperately need each other, neither of them realizing it. Yes, they fall in love, but the beauty of this story is not so much their love affair as it is their friendship. The way they lean on each other, sometimes unknowingly. The way they fill an emptiness in each other no one else can fill.

Time isn’t on their side. But they don’t fight it or run from it. They just live each second—each moment—so perfectly it really makes me think of how often I waste my own moments. How many moments do I spend with people I don’t want to be with? Doing things I don’t want to be doing? Reading books I don’t care for, watching movies I don’t like, eating salads instead of cheeseburgers, working in the yard instead of playing in the yard… Lots and lots of moments. But it doesn’t matter, right? I have an unlimited amount of moments to waste. Don’t I?

Full Tilt is a gorgeous slow-building love story…that leaves a big finish. One that will make you think, make you feel. One that will carry long past the last page.


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