Long Live the Beautiful Hearts (Beautiful Hearts Duet Book 2),
by Emma Scott
Publication: October 14, 2018
About the book:
Never again would I allow my heart to become the plaything of someone else.
Never again would I let a man (or men) come between me and my goals.
Never again would I love without feeling the fullness of that love in return.
Not until I knew it was real. And if that took me a lifetime to find, so be it.
Those were my vows, and after all that had happened with Connor and Weston, I was determined to keep them. To protect my heart.
And then he came home, and my vows became his promises.
He held my heart in his hands with reverence and care.
He helped me find my soul’s greatest purpose in life.
He loved me with a love so pure and vibrant, I knew I’d never feel anything like it in a hundred lifetimes.
It was real.
Until it wasn’t.
Until it all came crashing down when I discovered the deep love I thought I’d found was nestled in a web of lies—so soft and silken I hadn’t noticed it was there.
Until it was too late.
Long Live the Beautiful Hearts is the emotional, heart-wrenching conclusion to the Beautiful Hearts Duet by bestselling author, Emma Scott, and is inspired by the classic tale, Cyrano de Bergerac. (Roxanne) THIS IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL LOVE TRIANGLE #confusedhearts #notamenage
THIS BOOK IS NOT A STANDALONE. It should not be read without first reading Bring Down the Stars
Hopefully, you have seen my review from yesterday for part 1 in this duet, Bring Down the Stars. If not, here it is! The conclusion to this amazing story is Long Live the Beautiful Hearts and the best word I can find in my vocabulary to describe it is: unbelievable.
Author Emma Scott was very vague in the blurb for this one, so I’m going to stick with that philosophy while reviewing, although it will be incredibly difficult.
Picking up where book 1 left off, we discover what has happened with Weston and Connor. Each is struggling with guilt, anger, and what their lives now mean to them. Moreover, we follow along with Autumn as she tries to come to terms with what she thought her relationships were with each of the two friends, what she wanted them to be, and what she wants now. There is a reference to “twice-born” people which is so amazingly perfect for this entire novel. Each of these characters has reached a time of change and a time of discovery, in both good ways and bad. They all want something, yearn for something, but are either unsure how to get it or afraid to even hope for it.
I am truly in awe of Emma Scott’s development of these characters. It is something you need to experience for yourself to understand, but the balance between such simple and complex emotions at once is absolute perfection.
‘Long live the twice born hearts
It beats only for you
Unending and infinite,
I will take you with me
Into the next life
And a thousand beyond that
Forever.’ (Emma Scott)
Long Live the Beautiful Hearts is all about change, making peace with yourself and others, as well as, love. Not only romantic love, but love for friends, love for hobbies, love for words, and so on. In addition to love, this novel embodies accepting and embracing the various changes that occur in our lifetimes. They all go through so many changes, but eventually, it all starts feeling almost seamless as if it were fate just saying, “see, I was right.” This novel had me laughing at times, crying more times than I will ever admit, and in the end, I felt at peace.
I received each of these ebooks from NetGalley, however, these are two novels that I absolutely plan to purchase in paperback so that I can share them with friends and family. From the beginning of the first book to the end of the second book, was just mesmerizing.
*Thanks to NetGalley for providing this copy in exchange for my honest review!