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Emma Scott’s The Girl in the Love Song ARC Review

Thank you to Emma Scott and the team at Valentine PR for the advance reader copy of Emma Scott’s latest release, The Girl in the Love Song.

Emma Scott is one of those authors for me that hooks me emotionally. I always cry my eyes out while I read her stories. She never ceases to amaze me with how she carefully and thoughtfully she explores issues.

Check out the Goodreads synopsis below…

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 creates with its strings and his soulful voice.

Until Violet.

No one expects to meet the love of their life at age thirteen. But the spunky rich girl steals Miller’s heart and refuses to give it back.

Violet McNamara’s life hasn’t been as simple as it looks. Her picture-perfect family is not so perfect after all. Her best friend Miller is her one constant and she is determined not to ruin their friendship with romantic complications.

But the heart wants what it wants. As Miller’s star begins to rise to stratospheric heights, what will it take for Violet to realize that she’s the girl in all of his love songs?

Lost Boys is a new series of interconnected, coming-of-age standalones from USA Today bestselling author Emma Scott, coming in 2020″

Check out my more detailed thoughts…

  • Characters: Violet and Miller are the main characters of this emotional story. Violet is that girl who is determined, hardworking and with a heart of gold. Her friendship with Miller begins as she is compassionate towards him and the positions he has been put in. I do not want to spoil the aspects of Miller’s life I am referring to instead, I will say that way he navigates them is amazing to read about.
  • Setting: The setting is Santa Cruz, California. It lends itself to smaller town, laidback vibes which really complemented the emotional tones of the story.
  • Pacing: The nature of this story is that it leans more young adult than new adult based on the way it is paced. There is a small part at the beginning of the story about Violet and Miller as young children. Then at the end, there is a chunk of time at the end of the story post-high school and it was my fave part. I do wish there was more of it but I also do realize that the book is geared towards young adults. So it naturally made sense that the majority of the book focused on their senior year.
  • Romance: Violet and Miller have that classic I love the other person so much but I cannot possibly express it. There was some teen angst of course but at the same time, both Violet and Miller were being careful, as they saw their friendship as something beautiful. They saw it as something sacred, and as the book progressed they realized that admitting they were in love with each other would only strengthen their already beautiful relationship.

The Girl in the Love Song receives five out of five stars.

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