Sunday, June 7, 2020

REVIEW: The Girl in the Love Song by Emma Scott

The Girl in the Love Song was my beach companion this week which meant that it had to be compelling to be able to compete with all of the fun going on around me. SHORT STORY: it was. It was one of those reads that you can tell by the first chapter that you're not going to want to put it down and you aren't really going to want it to end, either. 

When I started reading, I found myself charmed by Violet and curious about Miller. The more I got to "know" them, the more I began to visualize them and the words just came alive--it felt like a teen drama playing out before my eyes: she was so focused, he was so broody; he was so in love with her, she was so insistent that they could only be friends. It was sweet and agonizing. As the years progressed, the angst built. The bullies and the cool kids, the parties and the dances, the fights and the games they all played felt like a modern day John Hughes movie. I was completely entertained.

Then, all hell broke loose and, as it tends to happen during senior year, really tough life altering decisions changed the course of their lives and it was at this point that I really wanted more. I was so invested in what was going on with Violet and Miller that the last 15-20% flew by and I really wanted it to slow down. If I'm being honest, and I am, I could've probably used another several thousand words of story--some gaps filled in. The ending happened in warp speed and I had so many questions. My hope is that as the other Lost Boys get their stories, some of my questions will be answered. Until then, I know I'll be thinking about all of these new characters and wondering what they're up to and whose story we'll get next. 

At Santa Cruz Central High School, they called them the misfits, the outcasts, the weirdos. But most of us knew them as the Lost Boys…

The Girl in the Love Song, book one in the Lost Boys, an interconnected coming-of-age series of standalones, from USA Today bestselling author Emma Scott, is live!

Miller Stratton is a survivor. After a harrowing childhood of poverty, he will do anything it takes to find security for himself and his mom. He’s putting all his hopes and dreams in the fragile frame of his guitar and the beauty he creates with its strings and his soulful voice. 

Until Violet. 

No one expects to meet the love of their life at age thirteen. But the spunky rich girl steals Miller’s heart and refuses to give it back. 

Violet McNamara’s life hasn’t been as simple as it looks. Her picture-perfect family is not so perfect after all. Her best friend Miller is her one constant and she is determined not to ruin their friendship with romantic complications. 

But the heart wants what it wants. As Miller’s star begins to rise to stratospheric heights, what will it take for Violet to realize that she’s the girl in all of his love songs?

The Girl in the Love Song features two original songs written by Emma herself.

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Emma Scott is an internationally bestselling author whose books have been featured in Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today's Happy Ever After. She writes emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy emotionally-charged stories that rip your heart out and put it back together again, with diverse characters and heroes with a heart of gold, you will enjoy her novels.

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