Review: Forever Right Now by Emma Scott

Title: Forever Right Now
Author: Emma Scott
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person – Dual

Darlene Montgomery moved to a new city for a fresh start. With a dark past she rather forget, she worked hard to leave it behind. But things became harder when her new neighbor had the power to complicate her life.

Sawyer Haas had a bright future ahead of him. But in a blink of an eye, his life came to a screeching halt. With a baggage in tow, he tried his best to stay on course but sometimes, life’s lesson is best learned the hard way.

Darlene must be a flexible dancer, I thought, because she slipped past all of my usual barricades and defenses, bending and contorting herself through a field of red laser beams like a ninja in a spy movie.

I felt bad for Sawyer with how his life was turned upside down, but he took the challenge gracefully. He had a big heart for someone who previously only have selfish wants and needs.

Even though the drugs were long gone, the shame they left behind hurt in so many ways.

I wish I like Darlene more, but I didn’t feel much for her. What I do like is how she selflessly opened up her heart to people around her.

“It’s a good feeling.”
“What’s that?”
“Being trusted.”

I love stories of second chance – as in second chance in life – which is what this book is about. However I expected more grit. I wanted to see glimpses of her past, which would definitely help me feel more for her. Their story just seems too easy and sweet than I prefer.

Forever Right Now is a story of a couple learning that sometimes a second chance is better than the first time around. It would appeal to readers looking for stories of characters with baggage.


This review is also available on Goodreads.

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