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Title: The Girl in the Love Song by Emma Scott
Format: ARC~Kindle Edition (368 pages)
Published: July 20th 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Blurb: 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?

Miller and Violet epitomize steadfast love

This book just tugged on all of my heart strings and I couldn’t put it down. Emma Scott always delivers passionate characters and such moving coming of age stories that leave me completely captivated. Miller Stratton and Violet McNamara were some of the best characters I’ve read in a long time. These two just won me over immediately as individuals and as a young couple. What an emotional rollercoaster.

Miller and Violet met as 13 year old kids when their respective family lives were in disarray. The teenagers became a safe space in tumultuous times and they saw each other at their lowest. They also supported and encouraged each other which formed the foundation of their friendship. In fact, Violet saves Miller in more than one way during this time.

As they grew and began navigating high school with their “secret” feelings, the angst just held me captive. The high school drama was typical but Miller and his two friends formed a trio of misfit. I was happy he had guy fiends but the male characters in this book really needed a hug. These characters were young and made some bad judgment calls but those mistakes were made with good intentions. I know there will be more on those guys and I can’t wait to learn more about them.

The Love was the sweetest part of the story. My stomach was tied in all sorts of knots for Miller and Violet. What I loved most about Miller was that he had a great heart and didn’t want time forget where he had came from. It made me so sad that the parents in this story really let the kids down. But I don’t know if Miller and Vi would have leaned on each other so hard without the neglectful parenting.

This book delivers an amazing tale of family drama, friendship, high school angst and steadfast love. I also learned somethings about Diabetes that I never knew. This one is another winner from Emma Scott.

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