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How To Save A Life by Emma Scott

Josephine Clark is trapped. A harrowing past haunts her every time she looks in the mirror, and she can’t escape the violence of her everyday life. More and more, her thoughts turn to Evan Salinger, the boy she knew in high school. The boy they called a mental case. A loner. A freak. The boy who seemed to know things no one could know. For a few short weeks, Jo had found perfect solace in Evan’s company, sneaking every night to meet him at the local pool. In the cool of the water and the warmth of Evan’s arms around her, Jo had tasted something close to happiness.

Cruel circumstances tore them apart, and four years later, the sweet memory of their time together is dissolving under the punishing reality of Jo’s life now. Evan seems like a fading dream…until he reappears at the moment she needs him most. Guided by Evan’s strange intuition, they flee her small Louisiana town, and Jo begins to suspect there is something more to his sudden return than he admits.

Over twelve days across America’s heartland, deep secrets come to light, buried pasts are unearthed, and the line between dreams and reality is blurred as Evan and Jo fight to hold on to their soul-deep love, and discover that there is more than one way to save a life.

IMG_5249Hey guys, it’s been so long since I posted a new blog post, I’ve been so busy these last few weeks that I’ve unfortunately not had a lot of time to post! But I’ve still been reading!

I’m going to a huge romance book signing in London next year (I’m soooo excited) and I’ve been trying to read a few other authors that are going to be there, ones that I haven’t read yet.

I found Full Tilt by Emma Scott last year in the book signing page, I loved it so much and will do a review on that once I read the second part All In! After I read a Full Tilt I bought some more of Emma’s books and I’ve just got around to reading How To Save A Life, and wow! It was incredible! The story was so unique it drew me in from just reading the blurb!

The story wasn’t what I thought it was going to be, I found myself constantly being shocked and surprised by the twists and turns of the plot.  It was heartbreakingly beautiful, I felt emotionally connected to the story and characters right away!

I love Emma’s writing so much, she really draws you into the book, the story is so easy to follow as the writing just flows, the storyline is gripping and pieced together so well. This was a really easy and enjoyable read for me, well by that I mean I flew through the pages, but the story was not easy and light! The emotion poured through the writing, Emma has such a talent for writing raw emotion!

The character development is brilliant, I loved Jo and Evan in this book, Jo was the heroine that had so many scars already, she was full of emotion and hurt and Evan will steal your heart right from the start, the outcast who is tortured in school but is the sweetest, most caring and protective guy! I loved following their relationship. They had already been through much and then so much more was thrown at them! I really loved that it was split into two halves, we got to see them as teenagers as well as adults and both were written so well!

I was routing for Evan and Jo the whole way through, m I was so mad at the other characters in the book who got in the way, and the situations who got in the way too, but Evan was the perfect hero (in his own imperfect way) in this story.

How To Save A Life left me with a huge book hangover and I cannot wait read more books from Emma Scott, she will no doubt become one of my all time favourite authors, I can’t praise her enough! I can’t wait to meet her!

If you like emotional, sort of dark, but beautiful read then pick up an Emma Scott book!


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