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In Harmony

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  4,157 ratings  ·  787 reviews
"In a voice to the voiceless..."

The root of all madness is an unbearable truth…

At seventeen, Willow Holloway’s life was torn apart. The happy, driven girl is gone, and she is left wracked by post-traumatic stress her body remembers even if she does not. When her father suddenly uproots the family from their posh penthouse in New York City to the tiny town o
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Published February 13th 2018 by Trillian
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Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
"You have a flame too, don’t you?"




I was warned.
Before I knew about this book, I knew about this author.
Everytime an Emma Scott review popped up on my feed, it all but screamed flawlessness and power and everything beautiful about reading Romance. So going into this, I knew I was in for a hell of a ride.

In Harmony will jump kick you in the heart and leave you feeling bittersweet. A poignant and touching story about young love, finding your light when you've all but drowned in the dark, and
Emma Scott
Nov 17, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition


“He doesn’t speak,” she said.

I blinked. “What do you mean, he doesn’t speak? He’s mute?”

She rolled her eyes. “I mean, he can speak. He just doesn’t much. Unless he’s on stage. When he’s on stage, acting…”

Her words trailed away and I followed her gaze to where Isaac Pierce leaned against the wall smoking a cigarette. He looked like James Dean in his black leather jacket. A badass who smoked in plain sight, as if he didn’t care if a teacher caught him.

“He looks…”
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-five-stars
5+ stars!!!


Exceptional. This was Emma’s best book to date- and that’s really saying something, because all of her stories are spectacular. I truly loved every single second of this book.

In Harmony starts with Willow. Willow is a 17 year old girl who has just moved from NYC to small town Harmony, Indiana. Willow used to be a fun, popular, ordinary teen. Then something happened that changed her. She’s not the girl she once was. She keeps to herself, school doesn’t matter much anymore, neither d
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
GAH! ... I Did Not Want This Book To End!!

Dear Ms. Scott,
Your writing slays me, Every! Single! Time! I am slowly awakening from a hypnotic state of starry-eyed wonder, in which I would rather bask in for a while longer.

Once again, Emma delivered a riveting, emotionally charged storyline with the most fascinating, well developed characters. I cheered for them, I cried for them, I cherished them.

I double dog dare anyone not to fall in love with Willow and in lust with Isaac. It is imposs
Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
***3 STARS***

When I rate and review a book one of things I look at is how long it took me to finish the book. I started this book on a Sunday and finished it on a Thursday. That's a super long time to read a book in my life. I can read 4-5 books a week, even when I'm working. That's one of the reasons this was a 3 STAR read for me.

The book was actually good just a wee bit boring for me. I've read plenty of slow burn books but this one took the cake for me. The storyline, the characters, the ima
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I wanted to wake her up from this nightmare. Grab her and take her far away. Get in my truck and start driving. Shift into a parallel gear, put it in overdrive and take us out of this world, into some magical fucking place called This Never Happened.

Emma Scott has once again written another captivating story that left me breathless and undoubtedly proves what a truly gifted author she is. It’s the reason why so many of us drop whatever we’re
Jennifer Kyle
Feb 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4-ish Stars

"But the love was there first.”


I loved the writing, the connection to the stage, and I simply adored the characters.

However, the last 10 percent was disappointing a 2 stars ending.


Regardless, of that ending I did very much enjoy the story.


"You're the girl I want."
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★


The root of all madness is an unbearable truth…
At seventeen, Willow Holloway’s life was torn apart. The happy, driven girl is gone, and she is left wracked by post-traumatic stress her body remembers even if she does not. When her father suddenly uproots the family from their posh penthouse in New York City to the tiny town of Harmony, Indiana, Willow becomes more untethered and lost under the weight of her sec
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MY REVIEW can also be found on my blog:

IN HARMONY: Is a full-length standalone NEW ADULT romance novel by Emma Scott, reader discretion is advised. ‘Spoken in Dual Perspectives’ In this we meet Seventeen year old Willow Holloway & Nineteen year old Isaac Pearce.

Someday, Willow, you might find yourself cast into darkness. I hope that day never comes. If it does, it will be scary at first. But you will see your own brilliance. Your own str
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
I could sit here and spend hours on trying to figure out the perfect words to justify, at least TRY and justify how exceptional this book is, but it will do nothing, won't even come close to putting into words how good this book is until you take the time and read it to experience it yourself.

However, I will say this

Emma Scott is hands down one of my favorites. I'm not one of those crazy, stalker people but dang you Emma Scott. I'm married and you make me want to have a new book boyfriend ev
Robin Hill
Oh my heart. 💙💚💛 I just finished a second read-through, and I'm a damn mess as per usual at the end of an Emma Scott book. This writer—this magician of words—took one of Shakespeare's most famous plays, acted it out on black and white pages, and made it resonate with me in a way no live performance or Hollywood adaptation ever has. Isaac and Willow are just as riveting onstage as off. The way their tragic (but hopeful) love story mirrors their small-town production of Hamlet is nothing short of ...more
3.5 Stars

Overall Opinion: The first 80ish%? LOVED! I loved how their story went along with their rolls in the play. I loved how they connected and found a safe place in each other to share their secrets. I loved the innocence and true love type feel of their relationship (not being all about the sex because it wouldn't have worked if it was). I loved how they were able to be their true selves with each other and loved each other more for that.

Sadly, what I didn't love was the last 20ish%. It fe
Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

“The root of all madness is an unbearable truth…”

This book is everything to me and more. In Harmony is the reason I love to read, a story that touches you so deep to your core, and something so profound and earth shattering brilliant. You wait with baited breath to read the next word, the next sentence, the next paragraph and the next chapter. This is a story that you will love so much you have to keep reading it, but at the same time, one that you hope will never end and last foreve
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"You shook me to the bone in a way I've never felt before and I couldn't take my eyes off you."

...Ladies & gentlemen, we have an another wonderful book from Emma! :)

My mind really don't get it how everytime Ms.Scott amazes me with her beautiful stories... <3 This was my 7th book of hers and everytime I end up falling in love with her wonderful fictional characters. I really loved this one, too. :)

Ps. She's one of my favorite authors and since Full Tilt (My 1st book of hers), she never disap
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018-releases, nope, meh
Here's the summary of the book:

"He's so handsome"
"She's so pretty"
"He's too poor"
"She's too rich"
"Our parents would never agree"

And then you know what happens...

Claire Robinson
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 - "Never doubt..." Stars!

Emma Scott once again takes her readers on an emotional rollercoaster, this one literally rips your heart out, throws it against the wall, stamps on it, but then lovingly gathers up the gore and tenderly and carefully sews it back together again.

You can tell from the prologue that this isn’t a story that’s going to have much in the way of unicorns and glitter, Willow Holloway is not dealing with the usual teenage angst about hair, boys and what colour to paint her na
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Dual

Willow Holloway's life was uprooted when her family moved from New York city to a small Midwestern town of Harmony. Once a normal, happy girl, she became a recluse even before the move after enduring a traumatic event. She took the new location as a blank slate to rebuild her life, but new place came with new challenges.

Isaac Pearce was a stoic young man. But as an actor, his spirit came alive every time he stepped on th
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 “It’s Never Too Late” Stars

Compelling, Daunting, Heartbreaking, Moving.....undeniably a book that will leave your heart raw yet heel it at the same time. A story that exposes how life can change on a dime. From being happy and carefree to being held hostage within your own self. To feeling that the light you carry for the world to see is extinguished in one night leaving you completely in the dark. Until........

This story is a testament to what beautiful and wonderfully inspirational writing s
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bests-of-2018
I received an advanced copy of this book but I swear it did not influence my opinion. Honest as always ♥

5 stars

How do I begin this review?

Maybe I can tell you about my wish for once in my busy mom's life to have a whole empy day just to read? It was painful to set the book aside each time I had to do a chore or listen to my drama queen of a daughter else get a "Mom! You never listen to me!".

Or I can begin by telling you how I had watery eyes on the treadmill at my fitness club just in fro
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fav-author, arc
“Your talent is on a different level. It’s like you cast a spell, tricking us into believing we’re somewhere else. That’s a gift. Sometimes people need a break from their own lives. You give that to them.”
This is what Willow says to Isaac after she’s watched him perform on stage for the first time.

This is exactly what Emma Scott makes me feel when I read her words. Her stories. She transports me to another world. Makes me experience every emotion. It’s real and vivid. It’s ugly and it’s beautif
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Emma Scott knows her business and she never disappoints. With her brilliant writing style and outstanding characters you are sucked into the story immediately. I had feeling like I am IN THE BOOK, standing on the sidewalk and observing main characters walking past me on the street.

Not really reading the blurb, I noticed story is settled in Harmony, Indiana. As huge USA fan (and everything related with it) I googled it and found out there really is town named New Harmony in Indiana. In t
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Genre:  Contemporary Romance 
Type: Standalone 
POV:  First Person - Dual
"The love was there first."

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Willow Holloway was forced to leave New York to move to a small town in Indiana due to her father's job.  She was neither happy or sad for the move specially after a traumatizing event that summer that left her broken and shattered.  Willow had blocked all friendships already and didn't care to make new ones in the new town of Harmony Indiana.
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰



Willow has been drugged and raped at a party she threw at her parents' house. Now, almost a year later, she still hasn't told anyone and she hasn't really dealt with it at all.

And now her dad is moving them from Manhattan to small town Indiana.

New start for Willow. Maybe she can finally deal with what happend back home.

Isaac is living with his drunk and mostly mean dad in a run-down trailer. He's working his behind off to keep that broken roof over their heads.

His passion is acting. He hopes wit
Dee Montoya

In Harmony is captivating and heart breaking from beginning to end. A tale that will leave an ever lasting impression in your heart, and will give hope, and perhaps even a voice to those who have lost theirs.

Emma Scott writes from the heart, which is why her stories are designed to reach deep within our souls. Her characters are always so beautiful and memorable to me. This book is definitely a must read.

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Willow used to be the happy, popular girl that had it all.
Dilek VT
Apr 20, 2020 marked it as lost-interest  ·  review of another edition
Lost interest due to learning it has a very slow pace and that there is a 3-year separation. Also, their intimacy comes at the very end and it is not passionate enough, as many reviewers say.
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Emma....a very serious cheesy as all hell question but very all seriousness....did it hurt when u fell down from heaven??? Because the feeling you give me with your books is nothing short of angelic....I jst can't describe it honestly. I jst can't help but get sucked into the story...into the characters...into their journey, their struggles, their pain....jst everything. You wreck me Emma....each and every time and I knw before starting any book of urs that I will be wrecked but u s ...more
6 never doubtstars!

Read my entire review @Readin Under Street-Lamps

This book opens up like a rose, you step in with the mere lure of it, and then you get stung by the thorn, but by that point you’re already too addicted to its soul to walk away anymore. And thus you begin falling and falling with no promise to an ending, and suddenly you’re there and the relief is so sweet that all you wanna do is cry.

I swear, I felt like bawling after this book was finally over, because Isaac and Willow have on
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing

“It’s never too late. Those two words are the greatest, most powerful killer of hope mankind has ever invented for itself.”

If there’s one thing we know with an infinite amount of surety, it’s that we’ll always experience so many emotions when we lose ourselves in an Emma Scott story. Her words, her characters and her heartfelt stories have never let us down yet, and with In Harmony, she has again given us a story that touched our hearts and had us falling in love with her two main characters
Writing about a sensitive subject matter is not easy – there’s a thin line between becoming too contrived and too tactless. But In Harmony is both honest and profound, almost as though the characters themselves were sharing their story. I have so much respect for the author’s attention to detail, because the intricacy of emotion really brought the characters to life.

This is my second book by Emma Scott, and her writing style is consistently beautiful. In Forever Right Now, I loved that the chara
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4.5 ★'s

“Never doubt.”

Emma Scott always writes good stories. She has the ability to pull you in, to make you care about the characters she creates. And this story is no exception.

Isaac and Willow meet when her father is transferred for his job but they connect when she watches him perform in the town play. She feels something deep down that calls to her and motivates her to try the same tactics to fight her demons that Isaac uses.

Isaac's a little taken back by how much Willow "gets" him. He suf
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Emma Scott is a USA Today and Wall St. Journal bestselling author whose books have been translated in five 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, an ...more

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