Audiobook Review – Forever Right Now by Emma Scott

Audiobook Review – Forever Right Now by Emma Scott
Audiobook Review – Forever Right Now by Emma ScottForever Right Now by Emma Scott
Published by Tantor Audio
Publication date: February 27, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Narrator: Caitlin Kelly, Greg Tremblay
Length: 11 hrs
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher

Darlene Montgomery has been to hell and back…more than once. After a stint in jail for drug possession, she is finally clean and ready to start over. Yet another failed relationship is just the motivation she needs to move from New York to San Francisco with the hopes of resurrecting her dance career and discovering that she is more than the sum of her rap sheet. As Darlene struggles in her new city, the last thing she wants is to become entangled with her handsome—but cranky—neighbor and his adorable little girl...

Sawyer Haas is weeks away from finishing law school, but exhaustion, dwindling finances, and the pressure to provide for himself and his daughter, Olivia, are wearing him down. A federal clerkship--a job he desperately needs--awaits him after graduation, but only if he passes the Bar Exam. Sawyer doesn’t have the time or patience for the capricious—if beautiful—dancer who moves into the apartment above his. But Darlene’s easy laugh and cheerful spirit seep into the cracks of his hardened heart, and slowly break down the walls he’s resurrected to keep from being betrayed ever again.

When the parents of Olivia’s absentee mother come to fight for custody, Sawyer could lose everything. To have any chance at happiness, he must trust Darlene, the woman who has somehow found her way past his brittle barbs, and Darlene must decide how much of her own bruised heart she is willing to give to Sawyer and Olivia, especially when the ghosts of her troubled past refuse to stay buried.


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Finding love in the midst of a personal rediscovery is the central theme of Emma Scott’s Forever Right Now. It tells Darlene’s story, who, from what I understand, was in Scott’s The Butterfly Project. As someone who hasn’t read that book from her, I was able to jump right into this one with no problem. Forever Right Now can be read as a standalone. The audiobook just release in February 2018.

Darlene is turning over a new leaf. She’s clean and starting a new life in San Fransisco, leaving behind her two best friends, Zelda and Beckett (see The Butterfly Project). She lives in this old Victorian house, turned apartment building right above Sawyer Haas. In a matter of minutes he went from weekend party animal to single dad after a former fling abandons the baby with him. The last thing he wants is a new relationship but Darlene’s vivacious and infectious positivity might be exactly what he needs.

What I liked about this book was how strong Sawyer was in this book. He took on the father role instantaneously, sacrificing everything he had going for him for this baby. When the custody battle began, his protectiveness shone through, revealing a vulnerable guy underneath all that armor.

This book was a little to syrupy sweet for my liking. On top of that, the book felt completely predictable, which isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes, predictability is okay when there is something unique thrown in the mix. But here, I needed an added another element to make this book stand out.  If sugary romances are something you enjoy, then I would completely recommend this book to you. Double bonus if you like those and awesome single dad heroes.

Audiobook comments:

Greg Tremblay and Caitlin Kelly narrate this audiobook, with the points-of-view alternating with each chapter. These narrators made the audiobook a breeze and very pleasant to listen to. Both of their performance style is one that’s not dramatic but also not entirely flat—it’s somewhere in the middle.

Forever Right Now by Emma Scott

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