**STANDALONE new adult romance from the author of The Butterfly Project and the Full Tilt Duet***
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. 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.
For readers 18 and up.
Pick any book by Emma Scott and you will fall in love with her writing. Forever Right Now is a beautiful, heartfelt, sexy and emotional story!
A standalone book, fans of Emma Scott first met Darlene in the fabulous The Butterfly Project (READ IT). Darlene is a recovering addict and has moved all the way across the country to California for a fresh start. All of her insecurities and fears follow her of course, but she just knows she will do all the work she needs to in order to get her life back. Her past? It will always be there. But her light and her beauty and her vulnerability still shine through. She is the perfectly imperfect heroine.
“But it seemed that I’d traveled three thousand miles, and the deep longing to have someone see me trailed after like a shadow I would never shake.”
Darlene is a complete stranger in San Francisco and only knows her AA sponsor. She finds a place where the neighbors live in close quarters and everyone feels almost like family. Her refreshing honesty and lack of filter endears her to some of her neighbors, but not all of them!
“We’re virtual strangers but also practically roommates. Isn’t it funny how two things can be so opposite and yet completely true at the same time?”
Her new neighbor Sawyer is a third-year law student and struggling to raise his daughter on his own, all while studying, competing for a coveted judicial internship and preparing for the upcoming California bar exam. He has no room for anything else in his life. But Darlene is so open and kind and funny, that they form a bond. Especially since Sawyer can certainly use some TLC himself. But these two could not be more opposite! Sawyer is reserved and quiet; Darlene speaks her mind and is a natural performer.
I absolutely adored the slow development of Sawyer and Darlene’s relationship. And can we talk about his devotion to his daughter Olivia? It was simply heart-melting! Emma Scott never makes anything to sickly-sweet or fake. All the emotions in this book felt very real.
Darlene and Sawyer were basically just two very lonely people who had so much to give to the other. Darlene broke my heart with her vulnerability. This book is a romance but it also about finding yourself and moving forward with things go (horribly) wrong.
“We’re all made up of strengths and weaknesses, every one of us. You have strengths. Plenty. Getting clean is a strength. Picking yourself back up again after you fall, that’s a strength.”
I will read anything Emma Scott writes! I highly recommend Forever Right Now for its beauty, romance and wit. AND SAWYER HAAS. Don’t miss this one!
“Do you ever wish you could take a moment and keep it forever? Like right now…how you taste on my mouth, and your hands on me, and your eyes…God, 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.”