I fell for Connor Drake. I didn’t want to; I fought against it, but I fell in love with him anyway. With his words. With his poetry. With him. The gentleness and beauty of his soul that speaks directly to mine. He writes as if he can feel my heart, hear its cadence and compose the exact right lyrics to accompany every beat and flow.
I’m in love with Connor…so why do I feel an inexplicable pull to his best friend, Weston? Grouchy, sullen, brooding Weston Turner, who could cut you down with a look. Fiercely intelligent with a razor sharp wit and acid tongue, he’s the exact opposite of Connor in every way, and yet there’s electricity in the air between us. The thorny barbs Weston wraps around himself can’t keep me away.
But the more time I spend with these men, the more tangled and confused my emotions become. When they both sign up for the Army Reserves during a time of increasing strife in the Middle East, I fear I’ll never unravel my own heart that sometimes feels as if it will tear straight down the middle…for both of them.
Never again would I allow my heart to become the plaything of someone else.
Never again would I let a man (or men) come between me and my goals.
Never again would I love without feeling the fullness of that love in return.
Not until I knew it was real. And if that took me a lifetime to find, so be it.
Those were my vows, and after all that had happened with Connor and Weston, I was determined to keep them. To protect my heart.
And then he came home, and my vows became his promises.
He held my heart in his hands with reverence and care.
He helped me find my soul’s greatest purpose in life.
He loved me with a love so pure and vibrant, I knew I’d never feel anything like it in a hundred lifetimes.
It was real.
Until it wasn’t.
Until it all came crashing down when I discovered the deep love I thought I’d found was nestled in a web of lies—so soft and silken I hadn’t noticed it was there.
Until it was too late.
Emma Scott has done it again, I am making my way though all of Emma’s books, I’m nearly done now, only a few to go!
The Beautiful Hearts Duet is a NA romance, featuring a love triangle that ends up testing friendships and forever change the lives of all involved.
After she finds her boyfriend in bed with another girl, Autumn swears off relationships in hopes of never having suffer from a broken heart again.
But love does not play by any rules and Autumn finds herself falling for not one but two men who couldn’t be more opposite. First we have Connor, who is the golden boy who somehow manages to charm his way through life with his gorgeous smile and his big personality, and who charms his way into Autumns life, but maybe not in the most conventional way.
Then there is Weston, a man of few words, unless he’s putting pen to paper, who feels a connection with Autumn but doesn’t think he’s deserving of her.
Her heart will be pulled in two different directions and if she does want to avoid another broken heart, Autumn will have to make a choice and decide which of the two she’s willing to risk it all for.
A love triangle isn’t something I’ve really come across in a book, I was a little apprehensive, but Emma made it work so well, I loved the plot.
I’m going to keep this review as spoiler free as possible because I think it’s best to read this duet completely blind.
If you’ve read Emma Scott’s books before then you’re well aware of how gifted of a story teller she is and this duet was no different, the writing and story were brilliant.
Poetry plays quite a big part in the book. One of the main characters, Weston is a writer who voices his inner thoughts best through his poetry, the poems were beautifully written. The poems added so much depth and meaning to this story and they were probably my favorite things about this duet.
The romance was real, like I thought with love triangles, I was kind of rooting for one ship from the beginning, but I did want the best for all the characters. I did think that a love triangle involving best friends would be very dramatic with some elements of cheating, and I’m not saying that there wasn’t any of that, but for the most part all of the characters managed to deal with their feelings and all the drama quite maturely.
Things didn’t get as messed up as I thought they might. I loved the fact that the end of the duet didn’t result with the two main make characters losing their bromance.
Speaking of bromance, the friendship between Weston and Connor was one of my favorite things about the duet.
They went through literal hell, and these two came out on top, it made their friendship that much stronger when they figured all of their individual problems and challenges outs.
I loved Autumn, She a feisty and I dependant woman and I admire her strength to stand by the side of these two guys, with everything they all went through, she really helped out.
The sex scenes throughout were great, they weren’t too much or tacky at all, and the story wasn’t just full of sex, I really enjoyed that.
Honestly this duet was everything I hoped it would be, it’s definitely my new favorite story by Emma Scott.
You will laugh, cry, swear and want to jump into the book with these characters to stop the pain!
I highly recommend this one, if you love Emma Scott Of if you’ve never read any of books! This was a real summary review, this story has so much depth to explore and love, definitely give it a read!