Monday 20 August 2018

✪ Emma Scott ✪ BRING DOWN THE STARS ✪ #BeautifulHeartsDuet1 ✪ #Excerpt ✪

©  Bianca 

• 20 August 2018
• book #1 in the Beautiful Hearts Duet
• #2 will be out in a few weeks!
5 Stars
I fell for Connor Drake. I didn’t want to; I fought against it, but I fell in love with him anyway. With his words. With his poetry. With him. The gentleness and beauty of his soul that speaks directly to mine. He writes as if he can feel my heart, hear its cadence and compose the exact right lyrics to accompany every beat and flow.

I’m in love with Connorso why do I feel an inexplicable pull to his best friend, Weston? Grouchy, sullen, brooding Weston Turner, who could cut you down with a look. Fiercely intelligent with a razor sharp wit and acid tongue, hes the exact opposite of Connor in every way, and yet there’s electricity in the air between us. The thorny barbs Weston wraps around himself can’t keep me away.

But the more time I spend with these men, the more tangled and confused my emotions become. There’s something strange happening between the three of us that I can’t figure out, but when they both sign up for the Army Reserves during a time of increasing strife in the Middle East, I fear I’ll never learn what it is.

Or why I sometimes feel as if my heart will tear straight down the middlefor both of them.


Bring Down the Stars is an emotional, angst-filled novel of unrequited love by bestselling author, Emma Scott, and is inspired by the classic tale, Cyrano de Bergerac. (Roxanne) It is Book I in the Beautiful Hearts Duet, coming this summer. Book II, Long Live the Beautiful Hearts, to be released a few weeks later. THIS IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL LOVE TRIANGLE #confusedhearts #notamenage

This book starts with twelve year old Weston. After winning an essay contest, he's finally able to get out of his bad neighborhood school and into a great Academy in Boston.
That's when he meets his future best friend Connor. Connor is a rich kid in a school for rich kids and he helps Weston with the bullies and Weston helps Connor with his writing.
Fast forward a few years and both boys are at Amherst College - and Weston is still writing most of Connor's school work. And not only his school work ...
Enter Autumn. She's a farm girl from Nebraska and she just broke up with her boyfriend of two years.
And then she sees sunny boy Connor and falls for him. But there's also this other guy Weston. He's rude and mean, but also beautiful and he loves to read just like she does ....
But Connor is so sweet and his texts and letters are so romantic .... she wasn't really ready for something new so fast, but she can't resist Connor's pretty words ...

What will happen with Autumn, Weston & Connor?

Even though you won't yet find out - but book #2 will be with us SOON! 

Ugh Emma!
Always with those moving books! ☺
I already had some tiny little tears in my eyes during the prologue!
And it's only getting started!
All through the book - even during those first pages - I was already scared of what might happen. We know there are two boys and the blurb says it's not really a love triangle, so I was constantly worried that one of the boys was going to die... And on the other hand, as bad as it sounds, we kind of hope that someone will die, because we want Autumn to end up with the right guy. But who is the right guy? OK, I immediately knew who my right guy was, but still. We don't want the other one to die. And we don't want the right guy to die either. Ugh. What a horrible book! ☺ And we don't even find out how it all ends in this first book.

Grrrr. I hate Cliffys and I also hate love triangles. Even though it's not really a love triangle. But it also kinda is. Ugh. No, it's not really a love triangle. You really immediately know who the hero is in this book. But still - we don't dislike the other one. We love him too. He's just a little superficial and ... but still sweet and kind and he only wants someone real who loves him for who he is and not for his money. Ugh. Why put two guys in a book??? I hate it when one person is getting hurt and in the end everybody gets hurt! Especially ME! I felt so sorry for EVERYONE!

Anyway. I just adored this book ... it was so adorable and moving and sparky and poet-y. It made my heart hurt reading it, but I loved every single word - even though I also hated every single word, because I knew there was a cliffy coming and I soooo need to know how this all ends!
But we won't have too long to wait.
Book #2 will be here sooooon! 

I wouldn't mind if Netflix came along and made a show out of these 2 books!

BRING DOWN THE STARS was such a heartbreakingly beautiful & adorable love story! ALL THE FEELS!
Run to your nearest amazon for your own Connor & Weston - these 2 are MIIIIINNNEEEEE!!!!


Later that night, Connor lay sprawled on the couch with SportsCenter blaring, scrolling his phone. I sat at the kitchen table, tapping my pen against an empty page in my notebook and contemplating running as my Object of Devotion. I couldn’t muster the blood and guts to put it to paper. I liked running. It served a purpose, but did I want to make it my life?
“Oh shit,” Connor cried from behind me.
“What is it?”
“I accidentally texted her.”
“Who?” I said, knowing damn well who.
“Autumn. I was fucking messing around and I hit that stupid predictive text thing, then panicked and hit send.”
“So what?”
“I don’t text or call a girl until at least three days have passed.”
I set down my pen and turned around. “Are you serious?”
“Of course I’m serious. It looks desperate to text her the same day.”
I hid a smile. “What did you text?”
“Just ‘yes’.” His eyes widened. “Shit. She’s texting me back.”
Connor jumped up from the couch and came to where I sat, standing next to my chair as we both watched his phone.
Connor typed, Hey.
I smirked. “Really?”
“Yeah, so?”
A pause, then a new text bubbled up. What’s up?
“Now she’s annoyed,” I said. “Or impatient.”
Connor looked to me. “What do I say?”
“Why are you asking me?”
“You’re good at this shit. How many papers did you write for me at Sinclair?”
“This is not the same thing.”
“Ballpark.” Connor made a face. “Dude, she’s waiting.”
I frowned, thought for a moment. “Tell her the truth.”
“Hell no—”
“Tell her the truth but make it better. Tell her you were messing with your phone while thinking about her. Tell her that you wanted to talk to her so badly, your subconscious made it happen.”
“Oh, that’s good.”
Connor’s fingers flew, and then he hit send.
There was a pause and no answer.
Connor frowned. “What’s this mean?”
“It’s good. I mean she’s thinking about what you said.”
The rolling dots of Autumn’s reply came in.
The old ‘accidental text’ move? I feel like I’ve seen that before…;-)
“She’s not letting you off the hook so easily,” I said, smiling despite myself. “Don’t deny. Tell her she’s one hundred percent right. You’ll make any excuse to talk to her.”
“That’s perfect, man.”
Connor typed and hit send.
I like your honesty, came the reply.
“Hey, it’s working.” Connor beamed. “Now what?”
It was working, and I didn’t like what it was.
“I don’t know, man,” I said, waving a hand. “Type something. Whatever you’re thinking.”
“I want her to go out with me.”
“Then ask.”
With a horrible fascination, I watched Connor type, So, dinner?
“Jesus, dude,” I said.
“What? That’s exactly what you told me to do.”
“Not like that,” I said. “I told you she needs romance.”
I don’t know, she wrote. I have so much work to do already.
“Fuck,” Connor said. He nudged me with his phone. “Wes, man, you do it.”
I blinked. “Do what now?”
“Ask her out for me. The right way.”
I stared.
“Look, this girl is special. I’m not too proud to admit I need back-up getting things rolling with her.” He grinned that winning smile. “C’mon. Just this once.”
Connor shoved his phone into my hand. “Come on, man. Do what you do. Write something witty and poetic. Something that’ll impress her enough to get me another text. Another…anything.” He clapped me on the shoulder. “Write something that knocks her on her ass and gets me in the door. That’s all I ask.”
I looked at Connor's phone in my hand and Autumn Caldwell’s text, waiting for an answer. I felt my best friend’s expectations literally breathing down my neck as he leaned over me.
Ignoring the small ache in my heart, I thought about what I would’ve said to Autumn had it been my phone in my hand, and began to type.

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Book #2 will be out soon!

Other Books by Emma Scott:


Forever Right Now

If you haven't read the #FullTilt Duet yet - DO IT NOW! ☺

In Harmony

Emma Scott writes romances with flawed characters, characters with artistic hearts: builders, poets, and writers of various makes and models. Emma loves to write book lovers; those who have found refuge, companionship, and escape in books, much as we all do in real life. She digs realism, honesty, authenticity in storytelling. She also loves to write about enduring love, soul-deep love, in as real a setting as possible, but with big smooshy HEAs. Emma believes in diversity, open-mindedness, and inclusion. She adores sweetness mixed with steam, love conquering all, and above all, hope. Love always wins.