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Full Tilt

(Full Tilt #1)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  13,925 ratings  ·  2,535 reviews
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
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Published June 28th 2016 by Trillian
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Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 beautiful stars!

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Full Tilt is one of those stories that I know will stay on my mind for many days to come. It’s a story that touched my heart and one I won’t ever forget. When I heard about this book, I couldn’t wait to read it. I love this authors words and every book she’s written that I’ve read has been a total win for me. I wanted to jump in straight away when it hit my kindle. I knew it would be an emotional read and I decided to go in blind. I didn’t read the blurb, I had no idea wha
Emma Scott
Mar 05, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)

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Full Tilt‬ is now available on Audible!

mel ☽ (semi-hiatus)
all the stars for my mans jonah ✩⋆

you know what? this was my own damn fault. i wanted to read something that'll give me pain because ✨masochism✨ so alas here i am once again in this depressing void of pain.

so i decided to finally read this duet, not knowing anything but also knowing that almost everyone cried like a baby so i was like aight bet. sign me the F UP. ha ha ha i'm made of steel i ain't a wuss pfft i don't cry


... but then- BUT THEN fucking asdflkjglsdjl AAAHHHHH what. the. actual. fu
Aestas Book Blog
Jun 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

"I would love you forever,
if I only had the chance..."

WOW!! I read this book start to finish without stopping and I was hugging my book with tears in my eyes by the end. This is one of those stories that reminds you to be grateful for every moment of life. The writing was captivating, the romance was heart-breaking yet achingly beautiful, and I absolutely LOVED Kacey and Jonah's story! It's an unconventional romance that delivers such a raw, emotion
Sep 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: part-of-a-series
Now now, I don't condone violence of any kind but you Ms. Scott are in trouble and methinks you need a serious lesson on how not to do the stuff that you do...*Earrings are off, shoes next; bangles off; weave tied off my face....*

Okay. Listen up. Here goes.

What? Why? *wailing* Why? Seriously? That's how you gonna do us? Scoop our hearts with a shovel only to plop it all back in with a spoon? Na do not get off that easy boo. You shoulda published Full Tilt 2 when you got feedback that
5+ Sky Full of Stars!

... Happy ever after exists.

I'm writing this review with tears in my eyes, with adoration, with surprise, and with great appraisal. Why do I punish myself with this kind of book? Because I take pleasure in it!

Note: This is a friends to lovers romance.

What a ride! This was just my second book this year but I'm already emotionally drained. I never regretted anything though. I absolutely loved it so much! The best book so far! I'm a little biased, but I think nothing can s
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

"No more living life halfway. We had to go full tilt, just like the card players did. I would hit instead of stay. Always."

➦I will try to keep this review short and to the point. This book has completely wrecked me. I knew going into this book that it was going to be painful, but I didn't think it would be painful to this extent.

Kacey, our heroine, is a guitarist in a rock band. She hates the life style and spends a lot of time drowning her sorrows in liquor.

Jonah's days are numb
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review update:

“I would love you forever, Kacey, if I only had the chance.”

God, help me please... I don't know how am I gonna carry on my own life.. I'm finished. I'm ruined. I'm broken. I'm crying.crying.crying so bad. I'm a fucking mess right now. I JUST CAN'T STOP CRYING. :'(

8 days ago, that was my first reaction when I finished this book. Because I was feeling like I lost the love of my life.
And even after all days later seems like nothing have changed. When I re-read my favorite p
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
Re-read #2 (11/28/2021) 5 stars

I would love you forever, Kacey, if I only had the chance.

Today, I felt like crying.


5 ‘legacy’ stars.

That’s my legacy: I loved you and was loved by you.

I. Can’t. Breathe.

Oh my heart! This book ruined me. Completely. I cried my whole volume of fluids out! It was so heartbreakingly beautiful! I know that I shouldn’t write this review right now when I’ve just finished the book and suffering from an emotional breakdown, but damm
Jennifer Kyle
Feb 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4 Legacy STARS

"I would love you forever, if I only had the chance..."

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I’m honored to have been asked to read this story and it was indeed a well written touching book. However, the hashtags at the bottom of the synopsis #‎nocliffhanger‬ ‪#‎nocancer‬ ‪#‎tearjerker‬ left me feeling a bit tricked and I found them to be intentionally misleading. I stupidly read the story with a false sense of security for me. ** Major spoiler to book only if you want to know life and death sort of
Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
*****5 STARS *****

"What is the difference between the love of your life and your soulmate? One is choice and one is not." This is a story of soulmates......

Well damn........I am seriously in my feelings right now. I don't know if I should mad at or happy with Emma Scott right now. She has written a book so good that I don't know what to do with myself. (I'm happy with her!!!)

After I finished I had to lay down in my bed and shed a few tears.....ok, more than a few, a lot of tears. My poor husband
Chelsea Humphrey
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Someone hold me this had too many feels. I die.

*sneaks off to start part 2 and weep uncontrollably away from Mr. Humphrey's teasing and farts*


Alternating some fun reads with ARCS; this is the one that has been on my shelf the longest and has come highly recommended. LET'S DO THIS! 🍩💔☕️📚
Alex is The Romance Fox
Full Tilt, the 1st book in Emma Scott's Full Tilt Duet is the first book I've read by this author and I am totally blown away!!!!! photo tumblr_inline_mquw0yWllE1qz4rgp_zpscsenfmz1.gifAn emotional, passionate, heart-felt, romantic, soul-searing, beautifully-written book.

Kacey Dawson & Jonah Fletcher's amazing story of discovering each other touches at all your senses and emotions. Sadness, hope, love, loss, pain, tenderness, anger.....It will pull at your heart strings.......It will touch your soul. At times, you feel crushed...the unfairness of l
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book gutted me!

I had this one on my kindle for months and I finally decided to dive in. AND I'm so glad I read it!! I totally understand why this story was loved so desperately by so many readers out there. Emma Scott had me turning pages way past my bedtime. Full Tilt is a true masterpiece and I loved every second of it. Flawlessly and poignantly written, Jonah and Kacey’s heart-wrenching, tragic, but truly beautiful love story touched my heart so deeply, I felt emotionally drained at the
Jul 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Story Rating ~ 5 BILLION STARS!!
Heroine Rating ~ 5 SHE STAYED STARS!
Romance Rating ~ 5 HEART BEATING STARS!
Heat Level ~ 3.75 I FELT THE LOVE STARS!

Oh how I LOVED this book! It grabbed me emotionally on EVERY level! I KNOW it will stay in my mind for a long time to come. I just finished a few moments ago and my heart is breaking. Tears are still streaming down my face and yep, I’m o
Phuong ✯ [semi-hiatus]
therapist: what do we do when we are sad?
me: re-read Full Tilt
therapist: no

once I open the book with Jonah's note, it's over.

reread 4rd time (January 2021): I've been seeing this book too much the last couple of days, therefore I really needed to relive all the pain. <3
starting this year with a very stable mind and dehydrated. <3

reread 3rd time (November 2019): My initial goal was it to reread Full Tilt so many times until I don't have any tears left to cry and the pain would lessen, but I
Wil Loves Books!
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, on-ibooks
5 Huge "No Regrets" Stars

OMG this book! Sometimes, when I'm reading a certain book, I keep hearing about a different book and that other book calls to me so hard that I have to leave everything and just read it. That is exactly what happened with Full Tilt. I just had to read it, even though it might break my heart. Once I started, I just couldn't stop, so I didn't stop. I just read it...all day. And my God is this book gorgeous! I have to admit that I cheated and read a review that had spoilers
Dana Ilie
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WHOA! WHOA! I’m emotionally drained – in a good way. What a privilege to be able to read such a real, raw, and heart-felt love story
Well, my heart did not survive! I cried my eyes out reading this book. I am totally wrecked and my heart hurts for them – for the pain, the loss, the grief; but also for the beauty that is love – patient, kind and unconditional.
Full Tilt is a story about love, loss, and sorrow but also triumph. Life is beautiful but also full of unfortunate sad events. The key is h
Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

*****5 Stars*****

#nocliffhanger #nocancer #tearjerker


WOW!!! What an absolutely captivating and moving story. I was so excited to read this book and I ended up reading it in one sitting. This is only my second time reading an Emma Scott story and yet again, I was not disappointed. Emma Scott has such a way with words, it just draws you in from the very first page and you become completely enthralled and invested in everything from the characters to the vivid story she tells.

"You are a univ
Pearl Angeli
4 Ugly Crying Stars!

“No more living life halfway. We had to go full tilt, just like the card players did. I would hit instead of stay. Always.”

Full Tilt is one of the books that is so difficult and challenging to read but totally worth it. A disarmingly beautiful, heart-wrenching love story in its purest form.

The story centers around Jonah Fletcher and Rapid Confession guitarist Kacey Dawson. These two met under unexpected circumstances one night when Kacey and her bandmates were in
5 Stars

Overall Opinion: I loved it! Gosh, I can't even remember when my last 5 star book was (that wasn't a re-read)!! I have NEVER cried as hard in a book like I did with this one. I was a blubbering mess that had my husband asking if I was ok more than one time ;). I connected with both characters, I felt their connection to each other, and it completely tapped into my emotions! I have only read one book by this author (RUSH), and while I liked it I didn't love it like this one. I think she i
Sara ➽ Ink Is My Sword
5 “I have never cried as much while reading a book” Stars
"You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” I looked at Kacey sitting beside me. She is not merely an ocean. She is an entire universe."


First buddy-read with Jessica. FINALLY. 💖

If you think after a week of reading this book I don’t start tearing up every time I think about it, you are dead wrong. I have never felt this emotional because of a book, like not even Bright Side by Kim

Title: Full Tilt
Series: Full Tilt #1
Author: Emma Scott
Release date: June 28, 2016
Cliffhanger: No
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Full Tilt is a story that will reverberate in me for a long time. I feel like I've read my fair share of tear jerkers this year and they've been incredible hard hitters. I've been punched in the gut and unable to breathe past the huge knot swelling in my throat. So when I started reading this, I was determined to put on my armor and not allow myself to feel t
Dee Montoya
One Million Stars *******
(ARC provided by Netgalley)

A life changing read! I feel like this book was written out of a piece of my heart. The beauty that pours out of the pages of this novel took ownership of all my smiles, and all my tears. This book is an absolute MUST READ!!!!!!

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Kacey Dawson is a Rockstar on the cusp of stardom. Together with her band, they have been successfully selling records and performing non-stop all over the country. But Kacey's heart feels empty, her loneliness i
Sep 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People who likes their heart broken lol!
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone Book 1 of 2 from Full Tilt series
POV: First Person - Dual

Kasey Dawson was the guitarist of Rapid Confession, a band on the verge of stardom. With fame, came the downward spiral of rock and roll lifestyle that was threatening everything she worked for. She started to lose who she was inside until someone helped her see that she was so much more.

Jonah Fletcher was an upcoming glass artisan. With a major exhibit closing in, he worked hard to make
Tears Of Venus
Jan 23, 2021 marked it as to-read

Celebrating my birthday by reading a book that's guaranteed to destroy my life. ✨
It's called self care

Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
All the feels = all the stars in the universe!

Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books

I didn't think I had it in me still but this book...GOD! This book brought out the ugly crying and it's nice to find out that I'm not dead inside. I have no words to say how much my heart aches for Kacey and Jonah.

Jonah is an industrial artist who lives for his work. He creates intricate beautiful things with glass. He keeps to a carefully crafted routine to make it to the deadline of the exhibit of Jonah's legacy and m
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shit-hot-series
5 - "You go all the way up to eleven." Stars!

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It’s always hard to adequately or concisely put into words my feelings after I have finished a book by Emma Scott, because each and every time she pretty much just blows me away, and leaves me an emotional mess.

I am pretty sure there isn’t an emotion left on the spectrum for her to wring ou
Mali Mor ❤️ The Romantic Blogger

Casey, a guitarist in a rock band, was looking for love and acceptance her hole life after her father threw her out at the age of 17. 💣
She's impulsive and reckless, drinks too much, celebrates too much and has too many one night stands to actually find a true love. 💔

After another crazy night of celebrations and alcohol, she wakes up and finds herself on a couch at Jonah's house, a limo driver hired for the band - and a glass artist. 💘
Jonah is one of those heroes who you just know has a golde
Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Emma Scott is a USA Today and Wall St. Journal bestselling author whose books have been translated in six languages and featured in Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After. Her first MM romance, Someday, Someday won the Utopia Con Award for LGBTQ Book of the Year. Emma writes emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and ...more

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