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Emma Scott slays me with her words. I mean, just when I think I can't love her books more, she writes this gem. Forever Right Now is a stunning, heartfelt, and unforgettable story.
Although Forever Right Now is a stand-alone, you meet Darlene as one of Beckett's best friends in The Butterfly Project. As it was one of my favorite books this year, I was dying for this book since the moment I heard it was being written. Darlene is a character who is easy to love, at least she was for me. She's been through a lot, but that only means that she's overcome a lot as well. She still has a ways to go, but she's strong and has a lot of fight in her, and I appreciate that in a heroine.
Darlene is starting fresh in a new city. She's made the move from NYC to San Francisco and doesn't know a soul, but is ready for this opportunity. She's ready to move on with her life, to dance again, and to truly find herself.
Sawyer Haas is a single dad and a law student getting ready to take the bar. He's overworked, stressed out, but seriously an amazing person. I can't sing Sawyer's praises enough. This man. Sigh. He touched my heart. On a personal level, I appreciated the type of man he was so much due to my own life experiences. I can't imagine anyone reading this book and not falling in love with him.
"I'm supposed to be getting myself together and not getting swept up in all the things I usually get swept up in. I keep saying I need to work on me, but I'm doing everything right and I still feel like something's missing." Her eyes were impossibly blue as they gazed up at mine. "Is it you"
As for Sawyer and Darlene, they don't hit it off right at first. Sawyer is a little standoffish to his new neighbor at the beginning. He's not one that gets close to new people, but the more he gets to know Darlene, the more he likes her and can't keep his mind off of her. I loved Sawyer and Darlene's connection. Both were fighting their own battles, but with time, they realized they did have a partner to fight with and completely had each other's backs. And Olivia every scene with her and Sawyer, or her and Darlene I melted. It was just so fantastic.
Forever Right Now isn't just a stunning romance, it's also a tale of self-discovery, finding trust, learning to love others and love yourself. It shows that everything isn't black and white, sometimes the law isn't cut and dry. I appreciated that Emma tackled some hard topics in this story with both of the main characters. It made me love the book that much more.
Emma Scott is one of my all-time favorite authors for a reason. She writes books like THIS. That is the reason. She's a magnificent story teller, her characters are always well-developed, and her writing is brilliant. I can't recommend all of her books enough! I know I, for one, can't get enough of her unique and special stories! Forever Right Now is an out-standing story, it's truly phenomenal and will be going on my top favorites list this year!!! It's a MUST READ and highly recommended by yours truly!
"Do you ever wish you could take a moment and keep it forever Like right nowhow you taste on my mouth, and your hands on me, and your eyesGod, Sawyer, the way you're looking at me If I could have just one moment, one feeling, and live in it forever, I would choose this one."
Darlene Montgomery has been to hell and back…more than once. After a stint in jail for drug possession, she is finally clean and ready to start over. Yet another failed relationship is just the motivation she needs to move from New York to San Francisco with the hopes of resurrecting her dance career and discovering that she is more than the sum of her rap sheet.
Expand text… As Darlene struggles in her new city, the last thing she wants is to become entangled with her handsome – but cranky – neighbor and his adorable little girl…
Sawyer Haas is weeks away from finishing law school, but exhaustion, dwindling finances, and the pressure to provide for himself and his daughter, Olivia, are wearing him down. A federal clerkship–a job he desperately needs–awaits him after graduation, but only if he passes the Bar Exam. Sawyer doesn’t have the time or patience for the capricious – if beautiful – dancer who moves into the apartment above his. But Darlene’s easy laugh and cheerful spirit seep into the cracks of his hardened heart, and slowly break down the walls he’s resurrected to keep from being betrayed ever again.
When the parents of Olivia’s absentee mother come to fight for custody, Sawyer could lose everything. To have any chance at happiness, he must trust Darlene, the woman who has somehow found her way past his brittle barbs, and Darlene must decide how much of her own bruised heart she is willing to give to Sawyer and Olivia, especially when the ghosts of her troubled past refuse to stay buried.