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The Girl in the Love Song

(Lost Boys #1)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  5,997 ratings  ·  958 reviews
At Santa Cruz Central High School, they called them the misfits, the outcasts, the weirdos. But most of us knew them as the Lost Boys...

Miller Stratton is a survivor. After a harrowing childhood of poverty, he will do anything it takes to find security for himself and his mom. He’s putting all his hopes and dreams in the fragile frame of his guitar and the beauty he create
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 368 pages
Published June 7th 2020 by Amazon Digital Services (first published June 1st 2020)
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Emma Scott
Apr 20, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: what-i-wrote

⭐️⭐️⭐️The Girl in the Love Song is now LIVE! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

This book is the best thing to happen to 2020.--Karen, Goodreads

🎼 Friends-to-Lovers

🎼 Rockstar Romance

🎼 High school firsts, beach bonfires, hidden hideaways, and angst galore

May 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-five-stars
5 stars


Words can’t express how much I loved this book. Emma Scott once again slayed in. The Girl in the Love Song is such an epic friends to lovers story and it blew me away.

Miller and Violet meet for the first time when they’re just thirteen. Their lives are so different, but the develop the most beautiful friendship. It’s the kind of friendship that you never doubt. You know that person is your person and they have your back always.

Miller’s life is hard. Violets is too, but in a differe
5 Stars!

... An epic tale of young love.

Once in a blue moon does a book impact me like this one did. This is ridiculously emotional and in-depth — full of life and soul. My first favourite book this year!

Note: This is a friends to lovers romance.

“There’s nothing sadder than a birthday cake with only one piece cut out.”

“I can think of a hundred things sadder,” Miller said.

I can't write a review without spoiling anything. But, I will try because I really wanted to share how amazing
❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books
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2ir3yw5 THE GIRL IN THE LOVE SONG: is the first full length coming of age romance book in the series 'Lost Boys', by Emma Scott. This is Violet and Miller's story. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.'

This book was everything! Amazing!! Outstanding!! All-Consuming, I Loved everything about it!!

First it was the author shouting that she had a new series coming out, then it was the cover and the synopsis, and
mel ☽
3.5 stars

so basically, this was me in a nutshell:

oh my f god these two frustrated me in the beginning.

obviously, since this has the childhood best friends to lovers trope, y'all know there will be some teenage angst in this one where the MCs deny they like each other and then be with other people to push the other away. was it too bad? nah i don't think so, i've read worst but yup. im pretty sure y'all would yell at them to stop being stupid and be together at one point.

Violet (h) and Miller
EmBibliophile [hiatus]
Jun 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars

The teenage angst in this one was killing me!! I’ve been so excited to read this book even though I’m not the hugest fan when it comes to highschool romances as I can no longer bear the frustration, but Violet and Miller were so precious I couldn’t help but love them even when they frustrated the hell out of me.

I love how Emma Scott writes soft emotional books that slowly tear your heart. I love how she puts her characters in the toughest most hopeless situations that you start to wonder how the
Phuong ✯ (semi-hiatus)
Emma Scott is the QUEEN OF SOFT ROMANCES. There I said it. There is not a single characters in all of her books that I didn't like. These characters are not perfect by any means, but they radiate so much GOODNESS and KINDNESS through the pages. Her books remind me that no matter what tragedy strikes, you can come out better and stronger.
Tropes: childhood best friends-to-lovers, rockstar romance, found family.

The Girl in the Love Song is about Miller Stratton (H) and Violet McNamara (h). The st
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I silenced her with a kiss, holding her face in both hands, kissing my love into her—four years’ worth of unspoken love behind us and a lifetime ahead.

The book title alone gives you an inkling that this is going to be another five star hit by this incredible author. ”THE GIRL IN THE LOVE SONG” is a poignant and angst-filled coming-of-age/friends-to-lovers/rock star romance. From the moment that Miller and Violet meet at the tender age of thi
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
**4.5 Stars**
The Girl in the Love Song is an emotional and beautiful coming of age romance. The character and world building is exceptional. What blows me away every time I read an Emma Scott book is in particular the character building and development. Here it’s not just Violet and Miller but the secondary characters as well.

Violet and Miller meet at age thirteen and forms a special bond and friendship. It’s exquisitely explored through their actions and dialogue. There was no doubt in my mind
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰




The book starts on Violet's thirteenth birthday.

That day she met Miller for the first time.

The boy just seemed to appear out of the woods behind her house - he was very hungry and wearing very old clothes. Vi immediately invites him into her room to feed him and to talk all through the night. After that she decided he was her friend.

And he was. But for him it was also so much more.

Violet didn't want romantic stuff to destroy what they had. But Miller found the love of his life that first night w
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 “💛💛💛💛💛”Stars

I am not a YA genre reader I can not lie, but sometimes extraordinary authors can change your mind and Emma Scott is one of those authors. The Girl in the Love Song is a sweet, heartbreaking, coming of age story of how young friends, Miller and Violet, navigate high school and the feelings that start at the age of 13. It’s a beautifully poignant compassionate friends to lovers read also dives into many tough and compelling topics.

Young love doesn’t usually last but there are those
Heather Merriman
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! I’ve been getting ready to go on a trip so the first day I started I wasn’t able to read much but yesterday I finished the last 70%! I was up u til 4 AM reading! I could not put it down!!
Miller and Violet were were brought up on two different sides of the tracks but that didn’t stop the instant friendship maybe even love that blossomed between them! But they had both been hurt in their past to think that anything other than friendship could be between them. And it seemed that anytime one
Oh my gosh! Definitely my favorite book of the year!!! This has aaalll the feels!!!

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I fell in love with both Violet and Miller from the very beginning but as they pulled me further and further into their story, I fell in love even more. They became real to me as did their struggles, their disappointments, and their love. I experienced every emotion they did, crying when they cried, raging when they raged and cheering when they cheered.

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This begins when Violet and Miller are thirteen and then tak
I love this author and I enjoyed these characters for the most part, but I am just not a fan of the friends to lovers trope and the ending of this book got way too cheesy and unrealistic for me. And I didn’t realize sooo much of this story would be YA.
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Loved it sooooo much. 😍😍😍 I can't wait to read next book!☺
***ARC provided by Valentine PR & Literary Management.
Jen (jensdreamylittlereads)
Jun 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Girl in the Love Song is absolutely heartbreakingly beautiful. A wonderful coming of age love story that evoked so much emotions in me that I’m 100% certain this book will be on my list of top favorites for 2020. The writing, the storytelling, the characters, the pacing, literally every facet of the book is exquisitely done.

Miller and Violet's journey enraptured me from the very first page and I lost myself in their tale. The relationship between them was beautiful and I fell in love with bo
Dora Koutsoukou
5 ❤️💔💔💔💞🤩 ✍️ 🎶 🎸 🎶 🎤 🤩 ✨✨✨✨✨s❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️

If there wasn’t the boy with his guitar, the girl in the love song would never have existed.... but then he wouldn’t have been saved...

This 13 y.o. boy who had almost nothing yet so much, stole my heart, my breath, my love.

Miller... ❤️💔💔

There are not enough words to express all the emotions and feelings I was filled with through Miller and Violet’s heartbreaking journey.

“Beautiful. My beautiful, kind, brave Miller.” Violet

“I love her with every goddamn piec
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Jun 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It's An absolute delight to get to read an ES book. They're flawlessly written, perfectly nuanced and soulful in narration. Emma explores the excruciating side of love expertly in all her books and they ALWAYS move me to tears. I know to keep a kleenex box handy when starting an Emma Scott book.
But this....THIS compelling tale of deep fated love between a boy who writes love songs and a girl with a romantic heart, is syrupy sweet enough to give Dia-be-titties while gouging your heart with a blun
4 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was a pleasant surprise! I had put off this one because I hate not being part of the bandwagon! I hate not loving books that soooo many people hype up and having raving reviews about! It makes me feel like a grumpy old lady that’s becoming too picky in my books. So, long story short — I’m happy that I liked this! Ms. Emma Scott strikes again! She’s great at tapping into the feels and she did that here. Just maybe not as much as I was expecting, but that’s okay! I s
Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ bookwormthoughts

'The Girl in the Love Song,' is a coming of age romance with characters who I totally fell in love with, and a story arc that is both thought provoking and beautiful. A friends-to-lovers style narrative that develops seamlessly with the perfect level of angst and anticipation between the main protagonists. A hero and heroine who showcase believable thought processes that also perfectly support the motivation of the drama and emotion of the story as they grow from young people into self-assured a
Jun 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020-read
Violet first met Miller, the boy with holes in his pants, the one who lived in a station wagon and also has juvenile diabetes when they were 13. Since then they both have been best friends. Fast forward through out the years Miller always knew he was in love with Violet since the first time they met, he wrote songs for her and played them to her. But Violet at the time didn’t want to acknowledge her feelings for Miller because she didn’t believe in love. She didn’t want to ruin the friendship sh ...more
Jennifer Kyle
Jun 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars ⭐️
Elle G. Reads
Release Date: June 7, 2020
Actual Rating: 5 stars

New Adult | Coming of Age | Rockstar Romance

Emma Scott kicks off a brand-new series with a bang! The Girl in the Love Song is an emotional coming of age tale that follows Miller and Violet as they navigate their close friendship and ultimately love. As with all of Emma’s novels, this book is deeply moving, and satisfying read with a touch of drama and a whole lot of love. It also gives a fresh take on the rockstar romance trope and made me fa
Wil Loves Books!
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, on-kindle, 2021
This was of course beautiful like everything Emma Scott writes. I swear Emma writes the swooniest heroes, and this one was no different, Miller Stratton was just precious. I have to admit it took me a while to get into this one. I think I was expecting the characters to be older, and most of the story develops when they are really young and in high school, and so to me the pacing was just a little slow, where the characters going back and forth for a big chunk of the book. Nevertheless, both Vio ...more
Carla Bulian
Apr 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book was so deep, but beautiful.
It’s worth the reading
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Might Contain Spoilers*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱

The book centers around Violet McNamara (starts at 13, then 17, turns 18) and Miller Stratton (starts at 13, then 17, turns 18). They met when they were kids and instantly bonded. Their friendship became strong, yet both wanted to be more than just friends, but held back. Well, Violet held back as she didn't believe in love and refuses to lose Miller's friendship, and Miller wants to give Violet everything so he stays as her friend.

The whole book could've
Robin Hill
I love epic romances that span years over the course of its character’s lives. The Girl in the Love Song begins when Miller and Violet are just thirteen years old, and we follow them into adulthood. It’s truly epic, and it has an epic couple in Miller Stratton and Violet McNamara. With Violet’s unwavering love and determination, Miller is able to cope with and even overcome seemingly impossible odds. Violet saves him, sometimes literally, and that makes for some heart pounding moments.

If you’re
Aug 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
*this book shows what an amazing writer Emma Scott is
as I don't have much patience for teenage angst and drama, the whole inner turmoil and stupid decisions BUT I devoured this book and can't wait to read the rest of the series...
adding the fact that this is a friend to lovers- blah- and you guys, I loved it...

*now I have to address the fact that our hero is diabetic and I applaud the care author had with the delivery of the life living with it!

*another great novel with emphasis on adoption an
4.25 ★

Miller Stratton learned early that life is full of challenges. Retreating in his music, Miller knew he can only rely on himself, but when he befriends Violet McNamara, she becomes his one hope.

“Change is hard in the beginning, messy in the middle, and beautiful at the end.”

Told in dual POV, the story begins when Miller and Violet are only thirteen years old. With both experiencing their own problems, they find solace in each other. Having this friendship is vital to them, but differen
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Emma Scott is a USA Today and Wall St. Journal bestselling author whose books have been translated in seven 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, a ...more

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