A Five-Minute Life by Emma Scott
Title: A Five-Minute Life
Author: Emma Scott
Genres: Standalone, N/A, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 16, 2019
Remember us...when I can't.
Thea Hughes has five minutes to live.
A car accident stole her parents and left her with the second-worst documented case of amnesia in the world. She now has only minutes of experiences, of consciousness, of life…before her memory is wiped clean. The once effervescent artist with a promising future is reduced to scribbling with pens and paper, living an empty, quiet life, three hundred seconds at a time.
Jim Whelan is on autopilot.
A foster kid shuffled around the system since birth, he’s lived his entire life without knowing love…and it’s taken its toll—until he learned to fight back, carry his armor, and keep his head down.
Working as an orderly in the Blue Ridge Sanitarium, deep in Virginia countryside, Jim looked up…and found Thea.
When Thea has the chance to break free of her five-minute prison with a risky, experimental surgery, it could lead them both to an epic love they never thought possible… or one that could require the ultimate sacrifice.
50 First Dates meets Awakenings in this emotional love story by international and best selling author, Emma Scott.
WARNING A Five-Minute life contains subject matter that might be sensitive to some readers.
#standalone #newadultromance #notparanormal
A Five-Minute Life by Emma Scott
Rosa's rating: 5+ iScream Cones!
"He went into my world in order to bring me out."
This is one of those very rare stories that touch your soul and sticks with you. I've recently become a fan of this author so when I heard she was releasing a new book, I was all-in without even knowing what I was in for. I'm struggling to find words to tell you how special this beautiful story is, but I'll try.
The author introduced me to Thea before the car accident that stole her memory. It was only a brief glimpse, but enough for me to know that she was extremely talented, full of light and laughter, and most definitely colorful. She had me smiling from the first page which made knowing the tragedy that was coming my way hard to accept. But, I knew that it would be worth the pain I was sure to suffer as I experienced it with her. That's something that's important to me as a reader, being able to trust an author with my heart. This particular author has earned many of my tears, but she's never made me regret the journey.
Jim (aka Jimmy) has had a very rough life growing up in foster care. Not that what he experienced had anything to do with 'care'. Nope, it was more like the opposite. It's mind-boggling that he made it to adulthood with the desire to help others, but he did. He truly cares about the patients at the Blue Ridge Sanitarium, especially Thea. He tries to distance himself from her, but he's so drawn to her that it's impossible, in spite of being warned repeatedly. He might only be able to reach her five minutes at a time, but those minutes are...everything.
I really don't know what else I can tell you without giving anything away. This book ruined me. I raged. I sobbed. I sighed. I hoped. I yelled. I melted. I cried some more. My heart feels too big for my chest and I'm a hot mess. Thank you, Emma Scott. I'll never forget A Five-Minute Life. It's an ugly-cry movie worthy masterpiece that I hope everyone takes the time to read and hopefully will someday end up on the big screen. Well done.
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.