REVIEW: EMMA SCOTT – SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY

REVIEW: EMMA SCOTT – SOMEDAY, SOMEDAYSomeday, Someday by Emma Scott
Also by this author: The Butterfly Project, Team Player
on November 24, 2019
Genres: MM Romance, LGBT
Tropes: Enemies-to-Lovers
Format: eARC
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Cliffhanger: No

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How long would you wait for love?

Max Kaufman was kicked out of his home as a teen and his life has been an uphill battle ever since. From addiction and living on the streets, to recovery and putting himself through nursing school, he’s spent the last ten years rebuilding his shattered sense of self. Now he’s taken a job as a private caretaker to Edward Marsh III, the president and CEO of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Max soon learns Marsh’s multi-billion-dollar empire is a gold and diamond-encrusted web of secrets and lies.

The longer Max works and lives with the Marsh family, the tighter the secrets tangle around him. And his heart—that he’s worked so hard to protect—falls straight into the hands of the distant, cold, and beautiful son of a dynasty…

Silas Marsh is set to inherit the family fortune, but his father is determined his heir be the “perfect” son. Before Silas can take over the company and end its shady business practices, he must prove himself worthy…and deny his true nature.

Silas must choose: stand up to his father by being true to himself and his undeniable feelings for Max. Or pretend to be someone he is not in order to inherit everything. Even if it means sacrificing a chance at happiness and real love.

SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY

by Emma Scott

SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY is Emma Scott’s first MM story and it’s an important one. It is an advocate and champion for the LGBTQ community and deals with homophobia in its rawest form. It is also a light of hope for people who are in a “nontraditional” relationship and have been cast out because of it.

Nothing hurts more than the rejection of your parents. Both Max and Silas were dragged out of the closet at a young age and both their parents handled their sexual orientation poorly. Both turned to drugs. Max was kicked out of his home at sixteen and survived only by God’s good grace and the good heart of a man who picked him up, sobered him up and gave him a home until he was able to stand on his own two feet.
Silas was sent to Alaska for conversion therapy and returned broken, only a shell of the boy he used to be. He has easy access to the opioids produced by his family’s pharmaceutical company and the pills, intended for people with a terminal illness and severe pain, help him to ignore the daily struggle and the emptiness inside him and give him a temporary high.

At this point you can see that this story isn’t something out of a fairy tale. This is the real world, a world we created, full of hatred, fear and intolerance of the “other.” I’m not a pessimist by any stretch but if you want change you need to take a hard look at our failures. This is what Emma Scott does in this story – we are confronted with homophobia from people who are supposed to love and accept you without conditions.

Silas and Max have so much in common yet are so different. Silas, the future CEO, born with the literal silver spoon in his mouth and the world at his feet – nobody knows what he experienced at such a young age, how it transformed him into this cold man who can only show love to his older brother. He is hard to love at first with his hard and frosty presence.

I was a character in the play of my life. A life that was nothing more than an endless string of days pretending, lying, burying truths and feelings until I was more stone and steel than hot, beating blood.

Max, who dragged himself out of the gutter and turned his life around, is the light of every life he touches. He is upbeat, genuinely kind, pure, with a heart as big as the ocean and a pretty good idea of who he is. Silas is a tough nut to crack but with his sweet disposition Max takes Silas’s walls down, one by one.

“I spent a lot of years lying to myself about who I was. When I got clean, I made a No Bullshit policy. I don’t dish it out and I don’t take it from anyone, including myself. Especially myself.”

When you watch these two filling the void that has been left by the hardships they went through, how the magic between them sparks from the first moment, it’ll give you hope. And hope is what you need, because there are parts that will have your heart in your throat. Some of the things these two had gone through were tough to read about. But there is also forgiveness – and that was a pretty satisfying part in this story. It may not mirror reality but it let the book end on a positive note.

“Choose me, Silas. I’ll love you for who you are, and we’ll have a shot at happy.”

I have two honorable mentions – we know Max from Forever Right Now by this author. To see Darlene and Sawyer the Lawyer again was the cherry on top of this story. I loved that she was such a loyal friend. And then there is Eddie, Silas’s brother, who is on the Autism spectrum, who was such a great counterpart to the sometimes dark atmosphere. He was a sweet, quirky guy who made things lighter.

SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY is Emma’s latest success. It has all the elements she is known for – a complex storyline, buckets of emotions and characters you can’t help but fall in love with. I’m so glad I had the chance to read this story. It covers a lot of contemporary issues and solves them with bravado. I wish life was like that. Ms. Scott has proven that she can write anything she sets her mind to. SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY is a powerful, special story that had me heartbroken, hopeful and, at the end of the journey, satisfied, happy and totally gooey. I’m looking forward to seeing what she has in store for us next. I’m sure she already has something brewing!

A hundred black nights of ice and shock, fear and shame, followed by hundreds more of self-denial and starvation, all washed away under the perfection of this moment with him.

About Emma Scott

Emma Scott is a bestselling author of emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy thoughtful, realistic stories with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy my novels.

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