Review: How to Save a Life by Emma Scott

Title: How To Save A Life
Author: Emma Scott
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Light Paranormal
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person – Dual

Josephine (Jo) Clark was the new girl in school. Living a nomadic life, she never set root to connect with anyone. That was until she came across a boy with a past that was dark as hers.

Evan Salinger was the outcast. He endured hardship since he was just a little kid and preferred to keep to himself. But fate had a different plan and set a path that included Jo in his life. Together they must find a way to survive and believe what had been set forth.

I wanted to read this book since the release but kept putting it back due to the paranormal element. My worry turned out to be unfounded because the paranormal element is very light and it worked well with the storyline.

“They say all who wander are not lost. But some of us are. We’re really fucking lost, wandering until our feet bleed, and it feels like we’ll never find our way home again.”

Evan’s story totally captured my heart. From his sad past, to his painful present, it seemed like he just couldn’t get a break.

I wished with everything I had, I could take away her pain—all of it, from the scar up to that moment—and keep it so she’d never have to suffer it again.

Jo’s past was a heartbreaking one. She vowed to take control of the situation to never be a victim again even if it hurt her a different way. Considering her situation, she’s willing put faith in Evan.

I dreamed it but can only remember little pieces. It doesn’t come back to me until we’re in the moment.

I love how different the story is with the dream element that drove their actions and it became the thing that strengthened their bond. My main attraction to the characters is their situation. I have soft spot of the wronged. However, there are a few things about them that I wondered about but remained unanswered.

How To Save A Life follows the journey of a couple through heartbreaks in a quest to find happiness they both deserve. It would appeal to readers looking for a unique romance that brings out myriad of emotions.


This review is also available on Goodreads.

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