“All In” (Full Tilt Duet Book II) Book Review


“You can prepare all you want for someday. Nothing prepares you for the day of.”


Reeling from her loss, Kacey Dawson is grieving and heartbroken, her addictive demons hauling her back into the alcohol-soaked abyss she worked so hard to crawl out of. Kacey teeters on the edge of oblivion, and must fight her way through the pain, to build a new life for herself with her music, and somehow fulfill the promise she made to Jonah…one she feels is impossible to keep.

Theo Fletcher has a secret burning in his heart, one that he holds close, while he struggles to keep strong for his family that is falling apart. His mother’s health is fragile and his father’s disapproval is breaking him down. Theo is afraid if he follows his heart, he’ll fail, and not just himself, but his brother who believed in him when no one else did.

Drawn together by their pain, Theo and Kacey slowly build a friendship, re-forge old ties, help each other to heal, and give one another the courage to reach for their dreams. Together, from the depths of grief and guilt, they learn to laugh again, to trust again, and quite possibly find something beautiful and lasting amid the shattered pieces of their broken hearts.


Five stars doesn’t cover it, this book deserves the whole universe.

This book left an imprint on my soul. Some stories take your breath away; others give you a reason to breathe. Emma Scott’s, All In (Book two of the Full Tilt Duet) did both. I was left breathless by the beauty and tragedy of Full Tilt. But that same breath was returned through the hope and love that Emma brought me in All In. 

Personally, I have this very unhealthy relationship with death. I am terrified of losing the people I love and sometimes I find my self tearing up from just the thought. Death is like this silent storm that creeps up on you while your at the beach. And no matter how beautiful the water was, nothing can stop the rain, the thunder, and the shock.

But Emma did.

Her book is about coping. About finding the treasure within the ruin. I think that in a way this book freed me from the fear I have harbored for so long. This book is so deeply personal to me.

I don’t know if I’ll ever love a story as much as I loved this one.



Title: All In (Full Tilt Duet Book II)

Author: Emma Scott

Genre: Adult Romance

Release date: October 7, 2016

Rating: 5 stars

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