RELEASE WEEK REVIEW: LONG LIVE THE BEAUTIFUL HEARTS by Emma Scott

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.

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Long Live the Beautiful Hearts is the emotional, heart-wrenching conclusion to the Beautiful Hearts Duet by bestselling author, Emma Scott, and is inspired by the classic tale, Cyrano de Bergerac. (Roxanne) THIS IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL LOVE TRIANGLE #confusedhearts #notamenage

THIS BOOK IS NOT A STANDALONE. It should not be read without first reading Bring Down the Stars

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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.

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Bring Down the Stars is an emotional, angst-filled novel of unrequited love by bestselling author, Emma Scott, and is inspired by the classic tale, Cyrano de Bergerac. (Roxanne) It is Book I in the Beautiful Hearts Duet, coming this summer. Book II, Long Live the Beautiful Hearts, to be released a few weeks later. #lovetriangle #confusedhearts #notamenage

My Review

I can’t begin to truly capture the barrage and array of emotions that I feel each and every time I read an Emma Scott story. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. of her words speaks to me, and even if some resonate more than others, the romanticism and poetic nature of her writing flow into my bloodline and straight to my heart, forever changing how I view the world and the lives of those around me.

I know I’m not the only one who felt completely undone at the end of Bring Down the Stars; my heart broke for Connor and Weston, but it was destroyed for Autumn, because I knew her future would be irrevocably changed and what that meant for her and for the two men who had captured her heart was completely unclear.

Beautifully brutal – that’s how I would describe the events that take place throughout Long Live the Beautiful Hearts, and while it’s impossible to get into the reasons why I felt such contrary emotions in my second go around with Autumn, Connor, and Weston, what I can say is that their story teaches valuable and relatable life lessons – ones that might be difficult to accept or to completely understand, but they’re ones that explore the idea of the human condition and what’s at stake when there are multiple hearts on the line.

I also will say that the main characters’ pain became a tangible and, at times, a debilitating emotion as various aspects of their lives’ imploded due to secrets, lies, and self-recriminations. None of them come out of this situation unscathed, not only due to how everything unfolded among them but because of their emotional investment in regards to what was at stake – love, friendship, and ultimately, happiness.

I continue to stand in awe of everything that Emma Scott puts into her stories, into her writing, and into her characters. So much of herself is found in all three, and while that undoubtedly makes her an amazing writer, I’m sure it can be emotionally taxing, to say the least, and with everything that Scott has had to endure this year, the fact that she still puts all that she is into every aspect of her craft is beyond inspiring, and I hope that, in some ways, it helps her to slowly heal some of her fractures, reveling in the light and love she continues to capture.

5+ Poison Apples

Emma Scott is a bestselling author of emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy thoughtful, realistic stories with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy my novels.

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