"I would love you forever, if I only had the chance…"
Kacey Dawson has always lived life on the edge–impulsively, sometimes recklessly. And now, as lead guitarist for a hot up-and-coming band, she is poised at the brink of fame and fortune. But she is torn between wanting to be a serious musician, and the demons that lure her down the glittering, but alcohol-soaked path of rock stardom. A wrecked concert in Las Vegas threatens to ruin her career entirely. She wakes up with the hangover from hell and no memory of the night before, or how she ended up on her limo driver’s couch…
Jonah Fletcher is running out of time. He knows his situation is hopeless, and he's vowed to make the most of the handful of months he has left to him. His plans include seeing the opening of his glass installation at a prestigious art gallery…they do not include falling in love with a wild, tempestuous rock musician who wound up passed out on his couch.
Jonah sees that Kacey is on a path to self-destruction. He lets her crash with him for a few days to dry out and get her head on straight. But neither of them expected the deep connection they felt, or how that connection could grow so fast from friendship into something more. Something deep and pure and life-changing…something as fragile as glass, that they both know will shatter in the end no matter how hard they try to hold on to it.
Full Tilt is a story about what it means to love with your whole heart, to sacrifice, to experience terrible grief and soaring joy. To live life with all its beauty, and all its pain, and in the end to be able to smile through tears and know you wouldn’t have changed a thing.
***FIRST BOOK IN A TWO PART DUET*** All In (Full Tilt #2) forthcoming… #nocliffhanger #nocancer #tearjerker
So I give this book 1000 stars…oh wait..stars caps out at 5. Fine. But know I would give more stars if I could. My poor heart barely survived, but it did. This story was absolutely stunning. It spoke to me me from page 1 all the way to the end. Full Tilt is one of those epic stories that left me speechless and overwhelmed. This is a beautiful book, one that will stay with me for a very long time.
I love emotional books, and I expected to be touched, but my god…I swear I teared up countless times. I don’t know how an author makes you genuinely feel something, but I was there and these words…they just pulled and pulled and pulled at my heart strings.
The beginning was a little bit slower than I’d have liked, but it was OK because it was the best way to naturally fall into Jonah and Kacey’s connection. The build up was great and sexual tension was totally off the charts. So yes, slow start turned out to be fantastic. Once the connection was established more firmly I just couldn’t get enough. And there are parts of this when I didn’t expect to get emotional and my heart just felt like it was breaking and there was nothing anyone could do. #HoldMe
The romance was pure. It was real. It was heart breaking, but yet it was magnificent and profound. The interaction between Jonah and Kacey was effortless and I, the reader, totally felt that. I loved watching the two of them resist the other and I knew it was only a matter of time before they caved in to their attraction. My friends, it was oh so worth the wait. It was sexy, but so powerful because the two of them were just meant to be. Trust me. Read this, savor it, live it, love it.
The characters….what can I say except they were perfect. Jonah and Kacey were so rich, so layered, so deep. They were real, they were human, but most of all they weren’t afraid to love. My heart bursts for how I feel about both of them on their own, and together. There’s also a few secondary characters that were so good too. Theo in particular – I have a feeling I will see in book 2. I loved him in this book, yet I’m nervous to watch him get his HEA. Yes, I’m mysterious but I can’t give anything away. He is overflowing with secrets and might take brooding to a whole new level. He is divine.
The ending was what I expected – it was hard, it was beautiful, it was perfect. I am a little shaky after reading, but it was all so worth it, because if we can’t feel, then it didn’t make an impact…and what an impact this book made. I cannot wait to read book 2 (I am a spoiler-phobe but I have a hunch who it’s about), but at the same time I’m not emotionally ready to read book 2…but who am I kidding?? I’m reading it the second it’s released.
Rec this? YES YES YES A BILLION TIMES YES. If you love emotional stories that break your heart even though you feel so much love this is an absolute must for your TBR.
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