ARC Review: A Five-Minute Life by Emma Scott

Title: A Five-Minute Life
Author: Emma Scott
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person – Dual
Expected Publication: May 16 2019

 

Remember us…when I can’t.

Thea Hughes has five minutes to live.

A car accident stole her parents and left her with the second-worst documented case of amnesia in the world. She now has only minutes of experiences, of consciousness, of life…before her memory is wiped clean. The once effervescent artist with a promising future is reduced to scribbling with pens and paper, living an empty, quiet life, three hundred seconds at a time.

Jim Whelan is on autopilot.

A foster kid shuffled around the system since birth, he’s lived his entire life without knowing love…and it’s taken its toll—until he learned to fight back, carry his armor, and keep his head down.

Working as an orderly in the Blue Ridge Sanitarium, deep in Virginia countryside, Jim looked up…and found Thea.

When Thea has the chance to break free of her five-minute prison with a risky, experimental surgery, it could lead them both to an epic love they never thought possible… or one that could require the ultimate sacrifice.

 

ARC provided for an unbiased review.

Thea Hughes always believed in living in the moment. As an artist, she had drives and ambitions, and plans for her future. But an accident ripped everything apart and left her trapped in a never-ending loop. That was until Jim Whelan saw something in her that cannot be ignored. He was determined to set her free, but freedom could be as fleeting as time.

Thea faced a tremendous challenge that she had to navigate in literally minutes. Despite that, she learned to make good use of whatever she had. But she could also be a little too much to handle at times.

“Stay with me, Thea,” he whispered. “Please. Stay.”
“I’m here,” I whispered as the pleasure grew between our joined bodies. “I’m right here, Jimmy.”
For now. But now was all we ever had.

It was impossible not to love Jim. Even with his own issues to deal with, he was patient and compassionate.

“The alone-ness. It’s not the same as loneliness. Alone-ness is an abyss. It’s being alone even when you’re surrounded by people. It’s vast and empty and silent.”

The story was definitely unique, fascinating and thought-provoking. I loved how this book touched a subject that is terrifying to think of. It’s hard to imagine being in the situation Thea was in. The only thing is, personally I wanted to feel more.

A Five-Minute Life is a story of taking chances with two individuals helping each other breaking free of their personal prisons. It would appeal to readers looking for a romance with an uncommon premise.

Final Verdict:

This review is also available on Goodreads.

 

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.⁣⁣⁣⁣ 📖 #CurrentlyReading: A Five-Minute Life by #EmmaScott⁣⁣ Coming May 16, 2019!⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣This #dessert is called #BuburChaCha. It's fun and colorful just like Thea the heroine in this book, so I thought it's a perfect pairing lol! The long colorful thing is like noodles – that's the "cha cha" and we usually added sago, yam and sweet potatoes. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ★ Book Details ★⁣⁣⁣⁣ Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2GxzlIJ⁣⁣ Blurb:⁣⁣⁣ Remember us…when I can't.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Thea Hughes has five minutes to live.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ A car accident stole her parents and left her with the second-worst documented case of amnesia in the world. She now has only minutes of experiences, of consciousness, of life…before her memory is wiped clean. The once effervescent artist with a promising future is reduced to scribbling with pens and paper, living an empty, quiet life, three hundred seconds at a time.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Jim Whelan is on autopilot.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ A foster kid shuffled around the system since birth, he’s lived his entire life without knowing love…and it’s taken its toll—until he learned to fight back, carry his armor, and keep his head down.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Working as an orderly in the Blue Ridge Sanitarium, deep in Virginia countryside, Jim looked up…and found Thea.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ When Thea has the chance to break free of her five-minute prison with a risky, experimental surgery, it could lead them both to an epic love they never thought possible… or one that could require the ultimate sacrifice.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣

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