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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 create 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? Lost Boys is a new series of interconnected, coming-of-age standalones from USA Today bestselling author Emma Scott, coming in 2020


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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 create 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? Lost Boys is a new series of interconnected, coming-of-age standalones from USA Today bestselling author Emma Scott, coming in 2020

30 review for The Girl in the Love Song

  1. 4 out of 5

    Christy

    5 stars Words can’t express how much I loved this book. Emma Scott once again slayed in. The Girl in the Love Song is such an epic friends to lovers story and it blew me away. Miller and Violet meet for the first time when they’re just thirteen. Their lives are so different, but the develop the most beautiful friendship. It’s the kind of friendship that you never doubt. You know that person is your person and they have your back always. Miller’s life is hard. Violets is too, but in a differe 5 stars Words can’t express how much I loved this book. Emma Scott once again slayed in. The Girl in the Love Song is such an epic friends to lovers story and it blew me away. Miller and Violet meet for the first time when they’re just thirteen. Their lives are so different, but the develop the most beautiful friendship. It’s the kind of friendship that you never doubt. You know that person is your person and they have your back always. Miller’s life is hard. Violets is too, but in a different way. These two are always there to support one another and you see them growing up together. You see them fall in love. The problem is, that they’re both terrified to be together. To lose the most important relationship of their lives. Although this book featured Miller and Violet when they were adults towards the end, it had much more of a YA/NA feel to it since most of it took place during their high school years. That’s my favorite type of read so I was so excited to see some YA goodness and first love angst here. This was a beautiful story of friendship and first loves, but it was also deep and had some heavy moments. Homelessness and chronic diseases are two that were done really well in my opinion (view spoiler)[ I loved how Emma did her research for Type1 DM. While reading and seeing Miller’s symptoms the nurse in me yelled out ‘He’s a diabetic’ way before he was diagnosed on page ;) (hide spoiler)] . I love that Emma’s books always give me all the feels. It’s my favorite thing when I’m reading. I want all the emotion and I want to be moved. This story moved me. Miller and Violet’s romance was stunning. I couldn’t have loved it more. Miller was one of the sweetest and selfless heroes and I loved how determined and strong Violet was. They really did make the best pair. After reading The Girl in the Love Song I am insanely excited for the next two lost boys to get their own stories. I’m enamored with both of them and I can’t wait to read more from this group. If you’re looking for a sweet, emotional, angsty, and completely outstanding romance, pick up this book! I know it will be on my top reads of 2020 and I recommend it to all! “You’re the best thing that ever happened to me.”

  2. 5 out of 5

    Emma Scott

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️The Girl in the Love Song is now LIVE! ⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book is the best thing to happen to 2020.--Karen, Goodreads 🎼 Friends-to-Lovers 🎼 Rockstar Romance 🎼 High school firsts, beach bonfires, hidden hideaways, and angst galore ⭐️⭐️⭐️The Girl in the Love Song is now LIVE! ⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book is the best thing to happen to 2020.--Karen, Goodreads 🎼 Friends-to-Lovers 🎼 Rockstar Romance 🎼 High school firsts, beach bonfires, hidden hideaways, and angst galore

  3. 4 out of 5

    Drey

    5 Stars! ... An epic tale of young love. Once in a blue moon does a book impact me like this one did. This is ridiculously emotional and in-depth — full of life and soul. My first favourite book this year! Note: This is a friends to lovers romance. “There’s nothing sadder than a birthday cake with only one piece cut out.” “I can think of a hundred things sadder,” Miller said. I can't write a review without spoiling anything. But, I will try because I really wanted to share how amazing 5 Stars! ... An epic tale of young love. Once in a blue moon does a book impact me like this one did. This is ridiculously emotional and in-depth — full of life and soul. My first favourite book this year! Note: This is a friends to lovers romance. “There’s nothing sadder than a birthday cake with only one piece cut out.” “I can think of a hundred things sadder,” Miller said. I can't write a review without spoiling anything. But, I will try because I really wanted to share how amazing this book was! Violet aspired to be a doctor someday. It's her greatest vision. Miller, homeless and diagnosed with a rare type of diabetes (Diabetic Hyperosmolar Syndrome), dreamed of being a musician. His guitar was the only thing that made him sane until Violet. Violet and Miller realized that they loved each other since they were 13 years old. But, they hid their own feelings because of stubborness and personal beliefs. "Months and every minute I tried to find the courage to tell her that this poor homeless kid with nothing to offer would die for her." Social status separated them. Violet has her own circle of friends while Miller was usually alone. Until Ronan (I can't wait for Ronan's story). Jealousy and insecurities ruled them then. They tried to erase their feelings. Dated someone. But only made fool of themselves. "I’ve always loved you. Since we were thirteen and stupid and scared. Scared about how much I loved you. How deep it went.” She shook her head, deep blue eyes shining. “Because it’s so deep, Miller. I can’t see the bottom.” Miller, an outcast, was known and seen in his senior year because of his talent, when he made it public. He only sang for Violet in the past. She's the girl in his love songs. Always have been. When Miller was in the road for fame, fate changed their plans and totally set them apart. "This princess was going to the ball with someone else, while her prince rode off into a Los Angeles sunset. And if all went as it should, he wouldn’t come back." There's so much more! And you really should read this if you want to find out what happened next, because I don't trust myself anymore to never spoil this book for another second. Pardon me, I just can't help myself. The story was infectious. A Girl in the Love Song was remarkably good. A so so great way to start my year! I'm very glad that I chose to read Emma Scott's book. She just wowed me, again. And that's why she's my favourite author. So, if you trust Scott's talent like I do, you better not miss this! "I knew that day would come. Miller and I ebbed and flowed, but we always came back. Inevitable as the tide and beautiful in the end."

  4. 5 out of 5

    ❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books

    MY REVIEW AND OTHERS: can also be found on my blog: ➽ KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS THE GIRL IN THE LOVE SONG: is the first full length coming of age romance book in the series 'Lost Boys', by Emma Scott. This is Violet and Miller's story. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.' This book was everything! Amazing!! Outstanding!! All-Consuming, I Loved everything about it!! First it was the author shouting that she had a new series coming out, then it was the cover and the synopsis, and MY REVIEW AND OTHERS: can also be found on my blog: ➽ KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS THE GIRL IN THE LOVE SONG: is the first full length coming of age romance book in the series 'Lost Boys', by Emma Scott. This is Violet and Miller's story. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.' This book was everything! Amazing!! Outstanding!! All-Consuming, I Loved everything about it!! First it was the author shouting that she had a new series coming out, then it was the cover and the synopsis, and then my anticipation levels sky rocketed because this is one of my unicorn authors. As soon as this arrived on my kindle. Life was put on hold!! The beginning of this book was everything, this laid the perfect foundation of their blossoming friendship, the day these two met it was Violet's thirteenth birthday. She was daydreaming about a guy she's had a crush on forever, until a boy appears in her backyard seemingly appearing out of thin air. She takes note of his unkempt attire and upon closer scrutiny she can't help but notice how hungry he appeared to be, it's then she invites him in and shares her birthday cake with him. This act of kindness solidifies such a unique bond between the two. They become fast friends. Unbreakable Undeniable So many emotions, books like this are my kryptonite, I chase that high, I crave those lows, I loved those roller coaster feels that this book evoked. And that was only the first part of their story. A bond like no other is formed between the two. He's the boy who has an unstable home life, the boy that climbs in her bedroom window night after night, she's the girl that cares for him, nurtures him, she's the girl that saves him. She's the girl who has her life mapped out for her, becoming a doctor is all she's ever dreamed about. He's the boy who hides his love in his lyrics, an impossible dream of making it big so that he can take care of his mother. Now four years later..Age seventeen This is where things start to change out of their control. Slowly they start to drift apart, living separate lives, interacting with different people. Sharing new experiences with others. So many missed opportunities, so many obstacles that stood in their way. Miller wasn't from a wealthy family since it was just him and his mum and life was an uphill battle, this resulted in Miller getting bullied from one certain mean boy at school, but when two new boys enter the fold (Holden and Ronan) and have Miller's back my heart was near to bursting. God how I loved these two boys!! The author wrapped this one up perfectly, it was so much more than a rocker romance book, this book took me by surprise, the highs and lows made for such an emotional angst packed romance read.

  5. 5 out of 5

    mel ☽

    3.5 stars so basically, this was me in a nutshell: oh my f god these two frustrated me in the beginning. obviously, since this has the childhood best friends to lovers trope, y'all know there will be some teenage angst in this one where the MCs deny they like each other and then be with other people to push the other away. was it too bad? nah i don't think so, i've read worst but yup. im pretty sure y'all would yell at them to stop being stupid and be together at one point. 》Violet (h) and Miller 3.5 stars so basically, this was me in a nutshell: oh my f god these two frustrated me in the beginning. obviously, since this has the childhood best friends to lovers trope, y'all know there will be some teenage angst in this one where the MCs deny they like each other and then be with other people to push the other away. was it too bad? nah i don't think so, i've read worst but yup. im pretty sure y'all would yell at them to stop being stupid and be together at one point. 》Violet (h) and Miller (H) met when they were 13 years old when Miller stumbled upon her house. They instantly become best friends and hung out the whole summer but then Violet finds out that Miller was homeless this whole time, living in a car, and also discovers that he has diabetes which almost killed him. Both of them realized they were in love with one another but Violet didn't do anything because she's scared they would turn into her parents (falling out of love). Miller has been pining for years and has unrequited (but not so unrequited) love for Violet and he was about to profess his love for her but pushes her away because he has abandonment issues. there are 4 parts in this story which all takes place in 3 years or so.《 even though both MCs frustrated me in the beginning, i still liked both of them. they were both so sweet and too nice for my liking and their kindness can sometimes lead them into doing stupid shit - *cough* Miller & Amber *cough* - but most of the time, their generosity can literally save lives. characters — Violet McNamara (h) "An understanding that he and I were inevitable. Fated. The boy with diabetes and the girl who was going to be a doctor. The girl with the romantic heart and the boy who wrote love songs." this girl annoyed me in the beginning, especially when i was biased when it came to Miller and she kept being stubborn and was going after this OM and i was like OH MY GOD go get your mans girl he fucking loves youuu. but did she listen? nooo. ugh. but then after that happened i felt bad for her. i don't think she deserved to see that. — Miller Stratton (H) "God, the endless well of love I had for that woman, as if I were born with it already inside me, in my marrow and cells. She was in every part of me that was whole and good, and what was broken in me, she had dedicated her life to healing." I CANT STOP PICTURING HIM AS HARRY STYLES. like im sorry i cant. i aint complaining tho. i really like him in the beginning and i felt so bad for him because he loved Violet so much and she just kept low key rejecting him. but after he did that and still kept doing it for 5-6 months, my annoyance transferred onto him because by then, i didn't really feel his pining or regret. honestly, even though i liked them - despite them annoying the hell outta me - i just couldn't connect with both of them. they barely interacted with one another in parts 1 and 2 because of all the other plots that were happening, i also couldn't connect with their romance. i didn't feel their passion or any other overwhelming emotions that i should feel because of the time jumps and there was also a lot of telling >>> showing. OW/OM drama (spoilers) gotta be honest here, before that scene where you know, h sees H getting a bj from OW 4 days after their first kiss, i was like fuck it he can be with any OW i don't care anymore. but when the scene actually came up?? im like HA HA HA never mind i fucking hate this. then the H is "honorable" so instead of ghosting OW, he dates her for 5-6 months, where apparently they did nothing and instead did a lot of "aggressive cuddling". my neurotic obssessive self obviously googled what aggressive cuddling means and apparently it means heavy petting?? but i dont think they did ANYTHING cuz according to H and OW, they barely even kissed each other (the H kissing her only when he's drunk). so yeah i don't think they did any of the bases if you know what i mean. also, the whole Evelyn drama was unnecessary and stupid in my humble opinion. i didn't care about the OM drama because i spoiled myself and i know who the next book is about but the h did kiss him a few days after she kissed Miller (he cheated on the OW cuz of this cuz they haven't broken up yet). i was kind of annoyed with this just cuz she felt more regret than Miller did. i personally dont think she should've felt regret cuz at least Miller didn't see her kiss the OM 🙄 _____________________________ im excited for the next books cuz Holden and River, and Ronan and Shiloh are chef's kiss material. i was more excited with Ronan and Shiloh tho since i was more interested on whats happening with them compared to Violet and Miller. i love the bromance in this book and i wish there were more scenes of the bromance mainly because i needed more Holden cuz i love him. i need more of his bougee, eccentric self in my life. i wish this friend group reunited in the epilogue but we instead got a scene where they adopted this kid. that scene was wholesome but wasn't developed enough that's why i didn't cry. honestly, most of the things here were underdeveloped cuz of the time jumps. all in all, i didn't really feel anything here and i don't know if that's a me thing and i turned into a cold bishh but yeah... also, part 4 was way too short and the telling >>> showing made the whole rockstar thing so weird to me. Lost Boys series #1: the girl in the love song ↠ 3.5 stars #2: the shadows of yesterday ↠ tbr #3: the last piece of his heart ↠tbr

  6. 5 out of 5

    EmBibliophile

    The teenage angst in this one was killing me!! I’ve been so excited to read this book even though I’m not the hugest fan when it comes to highschool romances as I can no longer bear the frustration, but Violet and Miller were so precious I couldn’t help but love them even when they frustrated the hell out of me. I love how Emma Scott writes soft emotional books that slowly tear your heart. I love how she puts her characters in the toughest most hopeless situations that you start to wonder how the The teenage angst in this one was killing me!! I’ve been so excited to read this book even though I’m not the hugest fan when it comes to highschool romances as I can no longer bear the frustration, but Violet and Miller were so precious I couldn’t help but love them even when they frustrated the hell out of me. I love how Emma Scott writes soft emotional books that slowly tear your heart. I love how she puts her characters in the toughest most hopeless situations that you start to wonder how they’re gonna make it. If they gonna make it. Miller and Violet first encounter was so adorable. They became best friends when they were only thirteen then slowly it started to develop into something more. They both didn’t have the easiest life, so they’re terrified of their feelings and that’s when the teenage angst and frustration start. There were moments that I wished I could just smack their heads and force them to finally talk and kiss. I know that they’re young and frustrated as well but man if they could just talk!! The writing was beyond beautiful and I loved the side characters, dare I even say, more that the main ones? Can we just get Ronan and Shiloh’s book already? I loved the characters development, watching them grow, and how they believed and supported each other. I loved those lost boys, loved the friendship, and how they found family in each other. And that epilogue was so freakin beautiful!!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Phuong ✯

    Emma Scott is the QUEEN OF SOFT ROMANCES. There I said it. There is not a single characters in all of her books that I didn't like. These characters are not perfect by any means, but they radiate so much GOODNESS and KINDNESS through the pages. Her books remind me that no matter what tragedy strikes, you can come out better and stronger. Tropes: childhood best friends-to-lovers, rockstar romance, found family. The Girl in the Love Song is about Miller Stratton (H) and Violet McNamara (h). The st Emma Scott is the QUEEN OF SOFT ROMANCES. There I said it. There is not a single characters in all of her books that I didn't like. These characters are not perfect by any means, but they radiate so much GOODNESS and KINDNESS through the pages. Her books remind me that no matter what tragedy strikes, you can come out better and stronger. Tropes: childhood best friends-to-lovers, rockstar romance, found family. The Girl in the Love Song is about Miller Stratton (H) and Violet McNamara (h). The story start when they meet the first time at the age of 13 and follows them until they're 20. The books is divided into 4 parts. Their journal is a rollercoaster with lots of ups and downs. I've laughed and cried with them but the end will make you very happy. "I don't like her. I love her with every goddamn piece of my soul." WHAT I LOVED: – THE MAIN CHARACTERS: Miller and Violets are precious cinnamon rolls and I just wanted to protect them all the time, especially Miller. My heart broke for him, he had such a shitty past, but didn't let that past define who he is as a person. Throughout the book, he stayed true to himself and never strayed from his values. Even when Miller becomes a rockstar, he is not like all other rockstars that's what I can tell you. Miller's biggest fan is Violet and I loved how supportive Violet was. She's the first person in his life that believed Miller is going to make it big. PLEASE FIND SOMEONE WHO BELIEVES IN YOU THE WAY VIOLET BELIEVES IN MILLER! – THE ROMANCE: some of you may know that I hate the childhood best friends to lovers trope. It's just boring to me but Emma made it work (maybe I'm just biased ngl 😂). Violet and Miller have the softest romance. They love and trust each other unconditionally. I love that they talk about their problems and try to solve them. We love good communication skills. For a moment I thought Emma Scott would pull another Full Tilt on me but she did not and my heart can't thanks her enough. – THE FOUND FAMILY: good friendships is my kryptonite and the friendship between these characters was just beautiful. I loved Violet and Shiloh (Violet's bf) friendship, but the trio that stole my heart was defintely the LOST BOYS (Miller, Holden & Ronan). The 3 misfits, the outcasts, the weirdos of the school. Every one of them could not be more different the other, but they form such a beautiful bond. All their scenes together made me so happy. The way they always have each other's back, I love them so much. Thanks for giving me this beautiful trio, I didn't know I needed. – THE EPILOGUE: yeah it made me cry. It was beautiful. Miller and Violet finally get their hard earned happy ending. There was such a nice surprise I didn't expect. – Additionally to the playlist that is usually at the beginning of a book, Emma wrote two songs for TGITL cause Miller is a musician. When you get to the scenes where Miller is singing his songs there is a spotify link you can click on and then you hear the song! I thought that was a pretty cool experience and brought the book alive. WHY NOT 5 STARS? Even though I really love Miller and Violet as characters. Some of their actions really frustrated the hell out of me. I'm not a huuuge fan of high school romance and the reason is because the characters are still so young and make so many mistakes which can annoy me. They're in that age where they do a lot of growing up and making mistakes is part of it, but that doesn't mean I have to agree with or like all of their choices. Like I understand why they did it, but I wanted to lock them into a room so badly 😂 This was basically me when Miller and Violet didn't get their shit together: I'm so excited for book 2 and book 3 in this series! Can't wait to be back with my three lost boys 👨‍👦‍👦🤍

  8. 4 out of 5

    Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog

    *****FIVE STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} I silenced her with a kiss, holding her face in both hands, kissing my love into her—four years’ worth of unspoken love behind us and a lifetime ahead. The book title alone gives you an inkling that this is going to be another five star hit by this incredible author. ”THE GIRL IN THE LOVE SONG” is a poignant and angst-filled coming-of-age/friends-to-lovers/rock star romance. From the moment that Miller and Violet meet at the tender age of thi *****FIVE STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} I silenced her with a kiss, holding her face in both hands, kissing my love into her—four years’ worth of unspoken love behind us and a lifetime ahead. The book title alone gives you an inkling that this is going to be another five star hit by this incredible author. ”THE GIRL IN THE LOVE SONG” is a poignant and angst-filled coming-of-age/friends-to-lovers/rock star romance. From the moment that Miller and Violet meet at the tender age of thirteen, there is this undeniable connection between them. Their differences work only to tie them together and their friendship is a precursor to a love that will face so many obstacles but that nothing could ever destroy. Miller comes from nothing and getting through everyday life is harder than it ever should be for a young boy, and yet he never stops fighting to survive. He’s the beautiful boy with the soulful blue eyes and amazing musical talent, that young Violet cherishes more than anything. Violet has seen how love can disappear and destroy couples so she vows to keep her feelings at bay to hang on to Miller’s friendship. Years of keeping their true feelings buried become too hard to endure. Misguided fears wind up creating a rift that threatens to tear Miller and Violet apart. These two can never seem to be at the same place at the right time, and just when they find a way back to each other, life-altering events take Miller and Violet down different paths and the distance between them becomes impossibly wide. Will they be able to see their lifelong dreams come true while keeping their love alive? Here are my overall ratings: Hero: 5 Heroine: 5 Plot: 5++++ Angst: 4.5 Steam: 4 Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5 ”THE GIRL IN THE LOVE SONG” releases tomorrow! Get ready to be swept away by Miller and Violet’s epic romance!!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Malene

    **4.5 Stars** The Girl in the Love Song is an emotional and beautiful coming of age romance. The character and world building is exceptional. What blows me away every time I read an Emma Scott book is in particular the character building and development. Here it’s not just Violet and Miller but the secondary characters as well. Violet and Miller meet at age thirteen and forms a special bond and friendship. It’s exquisitely explored through their actions and dialogue. There was no doubt in my mind **4.5 Stars** The Girl in the Love Song is an emotional and beautiful coming of age romance. The character and world building is exceptional. What blows me away every time I read an Emma Scott book is in particular the character building and development. Here it’s not just Violet and Miller but the secondary characters as well. Violet and Miller meet at age thirteen and forms a special bond and friendship. It’s exquisitely explored through their actions and dialogue. There was no doubt in my mind that these two kids had a special friendship and was destined to be more. Soul mates. Lovers. A future together. That’s a testament to the flawless writing. The story is heavy on emotion and it had to be when it deals with topics such as being homeless, broke, sexuality and health issues. It added depth to the characters and a relatability that only strengthened my connection to them. I was invested and intrigued. Violet and Miller’s story isn’t an easy one. It’s a roller coaster ride of emotions thanks to these characters and the choices they make as they navigate their way through high school and life. It pulled on my heartstrings and what I take away from this story is hope and perseverance. The Girl in the Love Song is the first book in The Lost Boys series and it was fabulous. This book gave me great characters that touched me and left me wanting more. Being that it’s book 1 it did what it was meant to do for the upcoming books. It laid a strong foundation for the other two Lost Boys. There’s so much story left to tell and these characters have so much potential. I’m certain the author has only scratched the surface with what’s to come for these flawed Lost Boys. I for one cannot wait! 4.5 My First My Last Stars *I received an ARC through Valentine PR*

  10. 4 out of 5

    ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰

    The book starts on Violet's thirteenth birthday. That day she met Miller for the first time. The boy just seemed to appear out of the woods behind her house - he was very hungry and wearing very old clothes. Vi immediately invites him into her room to feed him and to talk all through the night. After that she decided he was her friend. And he was. But for him it was also so much more. Violet didn't want romantic stuff to destroy what they had. But Miller found the love of his life that first night w The book starts on Violet's thirteenth birthday. That day she met Miller for the first time. The boy just seemed to appear out of the woods behind her house - he was very hungry and wearing very old clothes. Vi immediately invites him into her room to feed him and to talk all through the night. After that she decided he was her friend. And he was. But for him it was also so much more. Violet didn't want romantic stuff to destroy what they had. But Miller found the love of his life that first night while eating birthday cake in her room. We fast forward four years after a bit of excitement and Miller still tries to hide his feelings. Violet wants to date the quarterback and she's finding more friends in school. They don't see each other often anymore ... And what if suddenly Vi and Miller's personal and professional dreams seem to come true ... what will happen? What will happen with Vi & Miller? Will there be a Happily Ever After??? BUY THE BOOK TO FIND OUT! ☺ ══════════════════ This book was just beautiful. Rock-Star-Romances are my favorite kinds of books. And this one was just perfect. Even if it's not really a rock star romance most of the time...I still loved it. It starts as this heartbreaking teenager story and then we grow a bit older and it turns into a heartbreaking highschool, rock star, coming-of-age, love story drama. Ugh. I cried a lot! Such a sweet and sad story. I hated Violet a little bit here and there. We get why she doesn't want to destroy their friendship with romance. But ugh. Poor Miller! I don't really want to say much more. I don't want to spoil things. It was a beautiful love story with ALL THE FEELS! That's all you need to know to start reading! I also really loved the other two lost boys and their love interests! Can't wait to read their stories! What I didn't really love - even though it's beautiful ... the cover. The guy looks like an old 25 or a young 40. But definitely not like a 17 year old boy. And also the blurb should've maybe concentrated more on telling us that this was going to be a Young Adult Highschool Dramance. I was expecting only a couple of back-in-time chapters and then a real adult or college and rock star life book. BUT - I really loved what I got instead. It was a beautiful book... just that the cover and blurb might lead the reader in the wrong direction. And another thing - purely my fault I'm sure.... I thought that the LOST BOYS was the name of the band - and we'd get three rock star romances! But nope. Only Miller is the rock star here. The other two will have completely different heartbreaking stories - we already heard some about their lives, but just tiny little snippets. Can't wait! Another tiny little thing - which is kind of a mega huge thing in the book - I'm putting it in a spoiler - please don't read it if you're scared of being spoiled - but it's not about the end or anything that happens late into the book...but still! (view spoiler)[I hate it when my hero or heroine are sick. I just hate it. Many of us have enough sad things in their lives, we don't want that in our little happy reading moments. It all ends well for Miller, but still - he could die any time. I would've preferred something a little not-so-life-threatening. (hide spoiler)] THE GIRL IN THE LOVE SONG was an amazingly beautiful Young-Adult-New-Adult-Music-Drama-Love-Story! Please run to your nearest amazon for your own Miller, because this one is MINE!!! 💜 💜

  11. 4 out of 5

    Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️

    5 “💛💛💛💛💛”Stars I am not a YA genre reader I can not lie, but sometimes extraordinary authors can change your mind and Emma Scott is one of those authors. The Girl in the Love Song is a sweet, heartbreaking, coming of age story of how young friends, Miller and Violet, navigate high school and the feelings that start at the age of 13. It’s a beautifully poignant compassionate friends to lovers read also dives into many tough and compelling topics. Young love doesn’t usually last but there are those 5 “💛💛💛💛💛”Stars I am not a YA genre reader I can not lie, but sometimes extraordinary authors can change your mind and Emma Scott is one of those authors. The Girl in the Love Song is a sweet, heartbreaking, coming of age story of how young friends, Miller and Violet, navigate high school and the feelings that start at the age of 13. It’s a beautifully poignant compassionate friends to lovers read also dives into many tough and compelling topics. Young love doesn’t usually last but there are those extraordinary times when it does. It’s not easy or simple because the teen years are tumultuous and heavy. But there is also an innocence that accompanies all the teenage turmoil and Miller and Violet are right there in the center of it all. They meet at 13 and become best friends and promise to be there for one another no matter what. There is a lot to this story besides young love. There is a major health issue, there is homelessness, there is high school angsty, and there is the coming together of people who are outsiders. I walked the walk with them and felt all their feelings. Besides Miller and Violet, I loved Holden, Ronan, Shiloh, River and even Evelyn. I know I haven’t said much about the plot of the story but it just such a sweet extraordinary wonderful story that I think it should be read without knowing much beside the blurb. Emma Scott knows how to deliver the feels. The genre doesn’t matter in her writing. She connects with your soul and opens it up to experience all emotions. The Girl in the Love Song is wonderful and I recommend for all to read. It touched me and made me feel and I can’t wait for more of the Lost Boys because while they may be LOST, they definitely are human and want and need love. *advanced copy provided by Valentine PR in exchange for an honest review*

  12. 5 out of 5

    Heather Merriman

    Wow!! I’ve been getting ready to go on a trip so the first day I started I wasn’t able to read much but yesterday I finished the last 70%! I was up u til 4 AM reading! I could not put it down!! Miller and Violet were were brought up on two different sides of the tracks but that didn’t stop the instant friendship maybe even love that blossomed between them! But they had both been hurt in their past to think that anything other than friendship could be between them. And it seemed that anytime one Wow!! I’ve been getting ready to go on a trip so the first day I started I wasn’t able to read much but yesterday I finished the last 70%! I was up u til 4 AM reading! I could not put it down!! Miller and Violet were were brought up on two different sides of the tracks but that didn’t stop the instant friendship maybe even love that blossomed between them! But they had both been hurt in their past to think that anything other than friendship could be between them. And it seemed that anytime one would decide to give it a shot at times either something or someone was standing between them! Gosh, I was so rooting for these two but it seemed they were never on the same track!! There were times that I wanted to throw my kindle! There were characters I loved and others not so much (Evelyn!😒) And can I just say how much I love Miller! He’s sweet, sexy and so swoony playing his guitar and writing his songs! 😍 I absolutely loved how Miller and Violet’s story ended!! Absolutely perfect! This book gave me all the feels and I’m so excited for Holden and Ronan’s stories!!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Carvanz

    Oh my gosh! Definitely my favorite book of the year!!! This has aaalll the feels!!! I fell in love with both Violet and Miller from the very beginning but as they pulled me further and further into their story, I fell in love even more. They became real to me as did their struggles, their disappointments, and their love. I experienced every emotion they did, crying when they cried, raging when they raged and cheering when they cheered. This begins when Violet and Miller are thirteen and then tak Oh my gosh! Definitely my favorite book of the year!!! This has aaalll the feels!!! I fell in love with both Violet and Miller from the very beginning but as they pulled me further and further into their story, I fell in love even more. They became real to me as did their struggles, their disappointments, and their love. I experienced every emotion they did, crying when they cried, raging when they raged and cheering when they cheered. This begins when Violet and Miller are thirteen and then takes us through the years into young adulthood. So of course there is going to be a certain amount of angst involved, afterall, we’re talking teenagers here. And that’s part of what makes this so wonderful. To watch them meet, fall in love, struggle with life and find a happy ending had my heart twisted in knots so many times before finally allowing it to find peace. Ms. Scott knows how to tell a story in words so sublime it will reach deep into your soul and awaken a part of you you didn’t even know existed. When you add a hero and heroine that are as real as any you’ve ever read before and supporting characters that make you crave more from them, you’ve definitely found the perfect read. That’s what I found with A Girl in the Love song. (Be sure to check out the links to songs written and performed especially for this book) Dual POV Safe (view spoiler)[typical high school jealousy - both try relationships with other people in an effort to get over the other - both virgins and are each others first kiss/sex; H does get oral from ow as he’s struggling to move on because h just wants to be friends and has other fears after they kissed - H/ow do not do anything else after that time and H stays with ow because he doesn’t want to hurt her - he’s a kind, decent guy and is trying to do the right thing; h kisses om in her own attempt to move on but it doesn’t go anywhere (hide spoiler)] Triggers (view spoiler)[homelessness; some domestic abuse (hide spoiler)]

  14. 4 out of 5

    Gabby

    I love this author and I enjoyed these characters for the most part, but I am just not a fan of the friends to lovers trope and the ending of this book got way too cheesy and unrealistic for me. And I didn’t realize sooo much of this story would be YA.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Hulya Kara Yuksel

    Loved it sooooo much. 😍😍😍 I can't wait to read next book!☺ ***ARC provided by Valentine PR & Literary Management. Loved it sooooo much. 😍😍😍 I can't wait to read next book!☺ ***ARC provided by Valentine PR & Literary Management.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    The Girl in the Love Song is absolutely heartbreakingly beautiful. A wonderful coming of age love story that evoked so much emotions in me that I’m 100% certain this book will be on my list of top favorites for 2020. The writing, the storytelling, the characters, the pacing, literally every facet of the book is exquisitely done. Miller and Violet's journey enraptured me from the very first page and I lost myself in their tale. The relationship between them was beautiful and I fell in love with bo The Girl in the Love Song is absolutely heartbreakingly beautiful. A wonderful coming of age love story that evoked so much emotions in me that I’m 100% certain this book will be on my list of top favorites for 2020. The writing, the storytelling, the characters, the pacing, literally every facet of the book is exquisitely done. Miller and Violet's journey enraptured me from the very first page and I lost myself in their tale. The relationship between them was beautiful and I fell in love with both of them. Their story had so much honesty and heart. So many feelings and emotions. Young love can be equal part a beautiful thing and painful, especially what transpires between Miller and Vi. Their friendship may have begun at 13 but that's also when their love for one another blossomed too. Miller and Violet are that couple that you know are meant to be together, but have to endure hell of a lot to get there. I adored them and their devotion to each other and I especially loved watching them grow as the story progressed, changing and evolving as individuals. Their love was apparent with every interaction, every choice, every sacrifice they both made. A true journey of hope, heartbreak, love and joy. Emma Scott has done it again. She's totally stolen my heart with The Girl in the Love Song. She's crafted a world of characters that are intriguing, complex, heartbreaking and real. She never ceases to touch and amaze me with her writing. I am always held spellbound by her rich and beautiful stories. Her books hit me in the feels like no other and this story was no exception. There's something infinitely unique about the way Emma writes and quintessentially her. She pours her heart and soul which makes me fall in love with her writing time and time and time again. She always brings her characters to life and it’s always a joy and a privilege to experience her words. My heart was so full by the end of this book; that the boy and his “girl in the love song” finally found the ending they both so deserved. All the love and all the stars for this book. Thank you Emma!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Dora Koutsoukou

    5 ❤️💔💔💔💞🤩 ✍️ 🎶 🎸 🎶 🎤 🤩 ✨✨✨✨✨s❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ If there wasn’t the boy with his guitar, the girl in the love song would never have existed.... but then he wouldn’t have been saved... This 13 y.o. boy who had almost nothing yet so much, stole my heart, my breath, my love. Miller... ❤️💔💔 There are not enough words to express all the emotions and feelings I was filled with through Miller and Violet’s heartbreaking journey. “Beautiful. My beautiful, kind, brave Miller.” Violet “I love her with every goddamn piec 5 ❤️💔💔💔💞🤩 ✍️ 🎶 🎸 🎶 🎤 🤩 ✨✨✨✨✨s❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ If there wasn’t the boy with his guitar, the girl in the love song would never have existed.... but then he wouldn’t have been saved... This 13 y.o. boy who had almost nothing yet so much, stole my heart, my breath, my love. Miller... ❤️💔💔 There are not enough words to express all the emotions and feelings I was filled with through Miller and Violet’s heartbreaking journey. “Beautiful. My beautiful, kind, brave Miller.” Violet “I love her with every goddamn piece of my soul.” Miller “He and I were inevitable. Fated.” Violet “You’re my first and my last.” Miller The writing was riveting, the characters wonderfully developed, the plot spellbinding. Although the author raised many serious and sensitive issues, the story was multidimensional and solid. This love story was immense. The connection and bond the three lost boys shared was monumental. “Life is a journey, not a destination.” Nancy The hea epilogue had me tearing... 💕

  18. 5 out of 5

    Shabby -BookBistroBlog

    It's An absolute delight to get to read an ES book. They're flawlessly written, perfectly nuanced and soulful in narration. Emma explores the excruciating side of love expertly in all her books and they ALWAYS move me to tears. I know to keep a kleenex box handy when starting an Emma Scott book. But this....THIS compelling tale of deep fated love between a boy who writes love songs and a girl with a romantic heart, is syrupy sweet enough to give Dia-be-titties while gouging your heart with a blun It's An absolute delight to get to read an ES book. They're flawlessly written, perfectly nuanced and soulful in narration. Emma explores the excruciating side of love expertly in all her books and they ALWAYS move me to tears. I know to keep a kleenex box handy when starting an Emma Scott book. But this....THIS compelling tale of deep fated love between a boy who writes love songs and a girl with a romantic heart, is syrupy sweet enough to give Dia-be-titties while gouging your heart with a blunt spoon so it bleeds all over the pages. I was prepared but I wasn't prepared enough. My tears and smiles just mingled together. Miller's devotional ballads made me super jealous of Violet and super emotional too "Change is hard in the beginning, messy in the middle, and beautiful at the end" And so are your stories Emma!! #JustSaying🤷‍♀️ It's a coming-of-age, Emotional powerhouse, beautiful in its brokenness and desperation. It tugged at all of my heartstrings and made me believe in the miracle of love. Love soothes Love saves Love heals Such incredibly powerful love is shared by Violet McNamara and Miller Stratton. “It’s hopeless, is what it is. She’s perfect and rich, and I’m a poor bastard without a working pancreas.” so completely opposite in social stature, yet so similar in spirit. They meet at 13 years of age but their souls lock forever, they just don't realize it yet, being so young and all. Their journey through adolescence is chronicled via music they share and promises they make. Guitar strings making soulful music, professing eternal love, just had me teary eyed. Their love is on a slow burner, simmering to perfection as they reach adulthood. My frustration grew at every denial, every twist, but I understood the naivete and indecision of youth. The Lost Boys are a group of misplaced and misdirected young boys and girls who manage to find solace in a ramshackle cabin on the beach. It soon becomes a place to heal and strengthen, giving their love a safe haven to sprout and spread wings. "An odd trio: a grungy musician, a tattooed bad boy, and a billionaire genius who dressed like he was walking the winter runways in Milan every day." This book is special to Emma, her loss and pain is hidden in the words. I felt it and embraced it. She easily establishes the connections between the characters and readers till I could feel all they were going through like it was my story Miller and Violet go through love pangs and a mental tussle, questioning their self worth and testing their bonds every day and it killed me to see them hurting individually and in agony apart. "A person often meets her destiny on the road she takes to avoid it.” Even though some situations seemed hopeless and overcast with ominous clouds, the story is full of hope and strength. Violet rises to the all challenges that seem to knock the legs out from under her. I loved her generosity, her capacity to love and loyally support Miller and bolster his courage time and time again. It's as perfect as love can be and as perfect a couple can be. This. Book. Is. A. MUST READ and NOT TO BE MISSED. I cannot wait to read the next book because the endearing couple coming up next is very intriguing.. 5 stars for Outcasts around a Bonfire #BookBistroBlogApproved Follow me on: [email protected] https://Twitter.com/BookBistro www.instagram.com/BookBistroBlog https://bookbistroblogger.blogspot.com/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/BookB...

  19. 4 out of 5

    Mickeysreads

    Violet first met Miller, the boy with holes in his pants, the one who lived in a station wagon and also has juvenile diabetes when they were 13. Since then they both have been best friends. Fast forward through out the years Miller always knew he was in love with Violet since the first time they met, he wrote songs for her and played them to her. But Violet at the time didn’t want to acknowledge her feelings for Miller because she didn’t believe in love. She didn’t want to ruin the friendship sh Violet first met Miller, the boy with holes in his pants, the one who lived in a station wagon and also has juvenile diabetes when they were 13. Since then they both have been best friends. Fast forward through out the years Miller always knew he was in love with Violet since the first time they met, he wrote songs for her and played them to her. But Violet at the time didn’t want to acknowledge her feelings for Miller because she didn’t believe in love. She didn’t want to ruin the friendship she had with Miller over Love as she has witnessed first hand about failed marriages because of her parents. When I started this book, I’m going to be honest, I was bored. I was basically just skimming through the pages trying to finish it or waiting for things to become interesting as I didn’t want to DNF another book. Miller and Violet both loved each other but their issue was that they weren’t really doing anything about it. Miller was chickening out from confessing his feelings to Violet and Violet was too busy ignoring all of Millers songs that were clearly written for her. It took Miller trying to date someone else for Violet to admit that she actually has feelings for her best friend. But again no one did anything about it. They just watched each other with other people and finally when the hormones couldn’t be kept at bay they kissed each other. (view spoiler)[ Also Lmao Miller being a good guy by not breaking with Amber because he is a “nice guy” and doesn’t want to be one of those guy who dump a girl after getting a blow job. I’m sorry what kind of a guy are you then? You kissed your best friend a few days ago, freaked out and then asked someone else to the dance and then got a BJ from her. And then continued a relationship with that girl just tooooo what exactly? Kiss Violet in the end and freak out that you are not a “cheater” (hide spoiler)] “I’m sorry, Vi. For a lot of things. I’m sorry I went silent on you. Disappeared. I’m sorry I ran to another girl when I should have told you the truth, that we always felt like more than friends. From the very first day. But I said nothing.” After they officially got to together the book started to get a tad bit interesting. Miller signed a contract with a record label, recorded his first album and started touring with Ed Sheeran, while Violet was in Texas perusing her medical degree. The second half of the book was how they tried to make long relationship work. I liked how there was no OW or cheating scandal drama at this point of time (Dont even get be started on the high school drama). Miller stayed loyal towards the end. ”I want to marry you, Vi. I want to grow old with you. I want to celebrate wedding anniversaries with you that make people stand up and applaud when they hear the number. I want to tell people that you’re the love of my life and that I knew that was true because I met you when I was thirteen years old. And that was it. There was never going to be anyone else.” I’m like confused with the rating, I didn’t LOVE the book but didn’t hate it either. It’s like in the middle for me. So I’ll keep it safe and give it 3 stars. This is a light summer read, I’m sure if you like reading contemporary romance/less angst books then I’m sure you will love this one. (view spoiler)[ besides Miller getting a blowjob from Amber, there wasn’t any other angsty scene for me. (hide spoiler)] Also was I the only one who thought the lost boys was the name of the band and Miller, Ronan and Holden were going to be band mates. And then would become famous together.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Wil Loves Books!

    This was of course beautiful like everything Emma Scott writes. I swear Emma writes the swooniest heroes, and this one was no different, Miller Stratton was just precious. I have to admit it took me a while to get into this one. I think I was expecting the characters to be older, and most of the story develops when they are really young and in high school, and so to me the pacing was just a little slow, where the characters going back and forth for a big chunk of the book. Nevertheless, both Vio This was of course beautiful like everything Emma Scott writes. I swear Emma writes the swooniest heroes, and this one was no different, Miller Stratton was just precious. I have to admit it took me a while to get into this one. I think I was expecting the characters to be older, and most of the story develops when they are really young and in high school, and so to me the pacing was just a little slow, where the characters going back and forth for a big chunk of the book. Nevertheless, both Violet and Miller were great characters and this friends to lovers story is definitely solid, beautiful and heartwarming. And since this is an Emma Scott story, there's also all sorts of heartbreak and unexpected events. I was also totally invested in the side story going on with Holden and River! You just can't go wrong with an Emma Scott book, her books are simply awesome!

  21. 4 out of 5

    NMmomof4

    4 Stars Overall Opinion: This was a pleasant surprise! I had put off this one because I hate not being part of the bandwagon! I hate not loving books that soooo many people hype up and having raving reviews about! It makes me feel like a grumpy old lady that’s becoming too picky in my books. So, long story short — I’m happy that I liked this! Ms. Emma Scott strikes again! She’s great at tapping into the feels and she did that here. Just maybe not as much as I was expecting, but that’s okay! I s 4 Stars Overall Opinion: This was a pleasant surprise! I had put off this one because I hate not being part of the bandwagon! I hate not loving books that soooo many people hype up and having raving reviews about! It makes me feel like a grumpy old lady that’s becoming too picky in my books. So, long story short — I’m happy that I liked this! Ms. Emma Scott strikes again! She’s great at tapping into the feels and she did that here. Just maybe not as much as I was expecting, but that’s okay! I still liked and connected to these characters and I got a relationship that spans many years and develops with age into that ‘more’. I love that kind of story! If anyone has recommendations for books similar, I am all ears! Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Violet and Miller’s story. They meet right after Miller moves to town with his mother after his father left them in a bad place and they are 13. They form an instant friendship that lasts through the years and develops into something more. Violet has a jaded view on love from her parents’ faulty marriage, so she is hesitant to make a change in their relationship from friends to more. There is some family, friend, and personal drama, some sad and sweet moments, and some sexy times...and they get a HFN ending. Point Of View (POV): This alternated between Violet and Miller’s POV. Overall Pace of Story: Good. I never skimmed and I thought it flowed well. Instalove: No, but instant connection yes. H (Hero) rating: 4.5 stars. Miller. I really liked him. My heart broke for him and his circumstances but I loved how he stayed true to the good man he was becoming. h (heroine) rating: 4 stars. Violet. I liked her. I appreciated how she cared for others and how she was genuinely nice. Sadness level: Low/moderate. I geared up but never needed any tissues. Push/Pull: Yes (view spoiler)[They both push away and also pursue the relationship at times (hide spoiler)] Heat level: Good. They have some good tension, chemistry, and scenes -- but not so much it takes away from the story. Descriptive sex: Yes OW (Other Woman)/OM (Other Man) drama: Yes (view spoiler)[ There is an OW that the H dates and there is an OM that the h has had a crush on (and goes to school dances with) for many years that both cause jealousy. (hide spoiler)] Sex scene with OW or OM: Partial (view spoiler)[the h briefly sees the H getting oral from OW (hide spoiler)] Cheating: No Separation: Yes, but only physically (view spoiler)[They are separated for a while, but there was no mention or suggestion of other partners during this time. (hide spoiler)] Possible Triggers: Yes (view spoiler)[ Homelessness (H - on page), child abandonment (H’s dad - off page), health issues (H has type 1 diabetes - on page), domestic violence (H’s mom’s boyfriend to him and mom - off and on page), and they are both virgins (on page) (hide spoiler)] Closure: This had pretty good closure with a cute epilogue, but I’m greedy! I wanted much, much more!! (view spoiler)[They’re together (but no mention of being married) and adopting a boy they fostered (hide spoiler)] I personally would call this a HFN, but I’m sure others would be fine calling this a HEA. Safety: This one should probably be Safe with exception for most safety gang readers (view spoiler)[ - Does Not have cheating - Does have a (partial) descriptive sex scene with the H and OW - Does have both the h and H pushing away - Does have a (physical) separation between the h and H - Does have abuse - Does Not have a HEA ending (see above) (hide spoiler)]

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ @bookwormthoughts

    'The Girl in the Love Song,' is a coming of age romance with characters who I totally fell in love with, and a story arc that is both thought provoking and beautiful. A friends-to-lovers style narrative that develops seamlessly with the perfect level of angst and anticipation between the main protagonists. A hero and heroine who showcase believable thought processes that also perfectly support the motivation of the drama and emotion of the story as they grow from young people into self-assured a 'The Girl in the Love Song,' is a coming of age romance with characters who I totally fell in love with, and a story arc that is both thought provoking and beautiful. A friends-to-lovers style narrative that develops seamlessly with the perfect level of angst and anticipation between the main protagonists. A hero and heroine who showcase believable thought processes that also perfectly support the motivation of the drama and emotion of the story as they grow from young people into self-assured adults. The angst level that was turned up to just the right volume at the right time, it squeezed the centre of my chest right where my heart is and made me a happy reader. Innocence and self-discovery are weaved into the canvas of words along with important relevant issues that compel the reader to think and feel on a deeper level. The author clearly pours her heart, soul, and life experience into her writing which often makes her words more poignant and life affirming. In addition, the supporting cast of characters are strong and caught my attention in a positive way which is a testament to the growth and development of the story as a whole; each of the characters play their own integral part to the overall feel of the romance novel. Be ready to swoon and love and FEEL. I was totally invested in Violet and Millers story; I adored them and felt their growth as individuals and as a couple. I cannot wait to hear more from the other, 'Lost Boys,' and discover how they grow and develop meaningful relationships with other characters from the world of Emma Scott. Beta read ********* The Girl in the Love Song features two original songs written by Emma herself (There is a link in the ebook) 🎸 The Girl in the Love Song, is book one in the Lost Boys, an interconnected coming-of-age series of standalones 🎸 Free in Kindle Unlimited or Amazon http://mybook.to/TheGirlintheLoveSongES

  23. 4 out of 5

    Elle's Book Blog

    Release Date: June 7, 2020 Actual Rating: 5 stars New Adult | Coming of Age | Rockstar Romance Emma Scott kicks off a brand-new series with a bang! The Girl in the Love Song is an emotional coming of age tale that follows Miller and Violet as they navigate their close friendship and ultimately love. As with all of Emma’s novels, this book is deeply moving, and satisfying read with a touch of drama and a whole lot of love. It also gives a fresh take on the rockstar romance trope and made me fa Release Date: June 7, 2020 Actual Rating: 5 stars New Adult | Coming of Age | Rockstar Romance Emma Scott kicks off a brand-new series with a bang! The Girl in the Love Song is an emotional coming of age tale that follows Miller and Violet as they navigate their close friendship and ultimately love. As with all of Emma’s novels, this book is deeply moving, and satisfying read with a touch of drama and a whole lot of love. It also gives a fresh take on the rockstar romance trope and made me fall for the sub-genre all over again. If you’ve read Emma’s books, you’ll not only notice that she can make an overused trope feel unique, but she also has a certain flair that incorporates real life issues into her novels. In this one, such issues include homelessness and juvenile diabetes. Miller and Violet met by chance one night and have essentially been inseparable since. The two may be complete opposites in every way, but there’s an undeniable connection between the two that leads them to a forever type friendship. Weaving through the months and years we see these two grow together. We see the trouble that both Miller and Violet face in their home-lives, and we bond with them through connections forged because of their issues. We see friendship turn to more, we see mistakes, regrets, and assumptions. But most of all, we see an epic love story between two people who are destined for one another. I loved Miller and Violet. I loved how they LOVED each other, and I loved being a part of their journey as they navigated high school, college, and fame. This is a beautiful love story, one that completely held my heart from the moment I started reading and wouldn’t let go. If you’ve read an Emma Scott novel, you know how precious they are. Her stories unfold in the most gorgeous and sometimes heartbreaking way, but they are so unique and epic that you can forgive the heartache you felt when reading. This is why I’m such a big fan of her novels and why I recommend this one and all the others to fellow readers.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Kyle

    3.75 Stars ⭐️

  25. 4 out of 5

    Antonella

    *this book shows what an amazing writer Emma Scott is as I don't have much patience for teenage angst and drama, the whole inner turmoil and stupid decisions BUT I devoured this book and can't wait to read the rest of the series... adding the fact that this is a friend to lovers- blah- and you guys, I loved it... *now I have to address the fact that our hero is diabetic and I applaud the care author had with the delivery of the life living with it! *another great novel with emphasis on adoption an *this book shows what an amazing writer Emma Scott is as I don't have much patience for teenage angst and drama, the whole inner turmoil and stupid decisions BUT I devoured this book and can't wait to read the rest of the series... adding the fact that this is a friend to lovers- blah- and you guys, I loved it... *now I have to address the fact that our hero is diabetic and I applaud the care author had with the delivery of the life living with it! *another great novel with emphasis on adoption and organ donation!!

  26. 5 out of 5

    CC

    4.25 ★ Miller Stratton learned early that life is full of challenges. Retreating in his music, Miller knew he can only rely on himself, but when he befriends Violet McNamara, she becomes his one hope. “Change is hard in the beginning, messy in the middle, and beautiful at the end.” Told in dual POV, the story begins when Miller and Violet are only thirteen years old. With both experiencing their own problems, they find solace in each other. Having this friendship is vital to them, but differen 4.25 ★ Miller Stratton learned early that life is full of challenges. Retreating in his music, Miller knew he can only rely on himself, but when he befriends Violet McNamara, she becomes his one hope. “Change is hard in the beginning, messy in the middle, and beautiful at the end.” Told in dual POV, the story begins when Miller and Violet are only thirteen years old. With both experiencing their own problems, they find solace in each other. Having this friendship is vital to them, but different feelings and situations emerge causing complications. “I’ll only hurt you if you let me,” he sang from beside me, the words pouring in my ear. My heart. “Call me friend but keep me closer.” Miller is an absolute sweetheart with his unconditional love for Violet. Though there were times when he sacrificed too much for others, it spoke volumes about his character. There is a significant part that made me mad at a secondary character’s motives and it made my heart hurt even more for Miller. I liked Violet and understood how she wanted to experience certain high school moments, but then she also realized what is most important. The Girl in the Love Song is a coming of age love story that captures the enduring need for hope. This book would appeal to those who want to experience the highs and lows of love and friendship. *An ARC was provided in exchange for a honest review!* *This was a (F)BR with Twinsie Hawkey and Loyda!* For more reviews/reveals/giveaways visit:

  27. 5 out of 5

    Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘

    ⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Might Contain Spoilers*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱ The book centers around Violet McNamara (starts at 13, then 17, turns 18) and Miller Stratton (starts at 13, then 17, turns 18). They met when they were kids and instantly bonded. Their friendship became strong, yet both wanted to be more than just friends, but held back. Well, Violet held back as she didn't believe in love and refuses to lose Miller's friendship, and Miller wants to give Violet everything so he stays as her friend. The whole book could've ⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Might Contain Spoilers*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱ The book centers around Violet McNamara (starts at 13, then 17, turns 18) and Miller Stratton (starts at 13, then 17, turns 18). They met when they were kids and instantly bonded. Their friendship became strong, yet both wanted to be more than just friends, but held back. Well, Violet held back as she didn't believe in love and refuses to lose Miller's friendship, and Miller wants to give Violet everything so he stays as her friend. The whole book could've been a whole lot shorter had they just talked. There was no drama, no frustration, no angst between the two... the book was actually boring. When it came to 50% into the book, all I could think of what that everything has already kinda happened, so what now? I had expected more, to be honest. Overall, I was bored. It had its cute moments but that was it. The only reason I decided to read this one was because book two has an M/M couple, yet meeting the characters in here didn't make me want to read their story. All the male characters, including Miller was "submissive". I want alpha males, none of the were that and that made me loose interest for the M/M future couple. I also didn't care for the side characters, the friends of Miller and Violet. Quick basic facts: Genre: - (Upper YA/NA) Contemporary Romance (M/F). Series: - Series, Book One. Love triangle? - (view spoiler)[No. (hide spoiler)] Cheating? - (view spoiler)[No. (hide spoiler)] HEA? - (view spoiler)[Yes. (hide spoiler)] Favorite character? - Asher Locke. Would I read more by this author/or of series? - Unsure. Would I recommend this book/series? - No. Will I read this again in the future? - No. Rating - 3/2 stars.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Robin Hill

    I love epic romances that span years over the course of its character’s lives. The Girl in the Love Song begins when Miller and Violet are just thirteen years old, and we follow them into adulthood. It’s truly epic, and it has an epic couple in Miller Stratton and Violet McNamara. With Violet’s unwavering love and determination, Miller is able to cope with and even overcome seemingly impossible odds. Violet saves him, sometimes literally, and that makes for some heart pounding moments. If you’re I love epic romances that span years over the course of its character’s lives. The Girl in the Love Song begins when Miller and Violet are just thirteen years old, and we follow them into adulthood. It’s truly epic, and it has an epic couple in Miller Stratton and Violet McNamara. With Violet’s unwavering love and determination, Miller is able to cope with and even overcome seemingly impossible odds. Violet saves him, sometimes literally, and that makes for some heart pounding moments. If you’re familiar with Emma Scott’s work, you know to expect heavy subject matter and a need for tissues, but be prepared to LOL too. Miller is just one third of the Lost Boys, and the other two—especially my new obsession, Holden—add some much-needed humor. Holden’s book is coming up next and I can’t wait. I’ve already claimed him, so don’t even try! 😂 As an added bonus, two of the songs Miller (AKA Emma Scott) wrote for Violet are linked in the e-book, and you can listen to them for free on Spotify. They’re absolutely beautiful, and the musicians who performed them channel Miller perfectly. Like I say every time I read a new Emma Scott book, if you’re already a fan, you’ll love this one. If you’re new to her, it’s a great place to start.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Radd Reader

    “There’s no one else, Miller. There never was, and there never will be.” “He and I were inevitable. Fated. The boy with diabetes and the girl who was going to be a doctor. The girl with the romantic heart and the boy who wrote love songs.” Synopsis: Miller met Violet on her 13th birthday and an immediate friendship was formed. He was by her side when her parents screamed at each other and she was by his side when he was homeless and had a major health issue. They loved each other deeply but fr “There’s no one else, Miller. There never was, and there never will be.” “He and I were inevitable. Fated. The boy with diabetes and the girl who was going to be a doctor. The girl with the romantic heart and the boy who wrote love songs.” Synopsis: Miller met Violet on her 13th birthday and an immediate friendship was formed. He was by her side when her parents screamed at each other and she was by his side when he was homeless and had a major health issue. They loved each other deeply but friendships often ebb and flow based on life’s circumstances and these two were afraid to admit they had feelings beyond just friendship. Ultimately, the initial connection and bond between these two made it obvious no matter the distance and time apart, some loves were meant to last a lifetime. - ”Miller and I ebbed and flowed, but we always came back. Inevitable as the tide and beautiful in the end.” The story spans about 7 years (from age 13 to age 20) My Thoughts: The following are my thoughts about this book: General: - Trigger warning: homelessness, a little bit of domestic abuse (off page), chronic health issue (Brittle Diabetes) - Setting: Santa Cruz, California Characters: Miller: * The following words/phrases were used to describe the Hero: Concerned, grouchy, not used to people being nice to him, has depth, is a mystery, defeated, brave, compassionate, curious, observative, talented, stoic and uncomplaining, destined for greatness * Something to know about Miller: - Has a severe form of diabetes that results in significant monitoring and care. To a large extent, his disease dictates the way he lives his life - When he was 13, his Dad left and took all the money, so he and his mom were homeless and she sometimes prostituted herself to make money. - Talented songwriter and musician * Some quotes about Miller: - “We took so much for granted every day: heat, toilets, water at the touch of a tap. Privacy, space, a bed. Miller had none of that and yet he’d kept it all inside, faced it alone.” - “Are you good? Have you been playing a long time?” “Since I was ten. I taught myself how to play watching YouTube when we had a computer.” “Can you sing?” He nodded. “Mostly covers, but I write my own stuff too.” Violet: * The following words/phrases were used to describe the Heroine: straight-A student, a knack for remembering facts, geek, brave, overthinker, determined, smart, confident, positive * Something to know about Violet: - She’s from a rich family but her parents constantly fight - She has always wanted to be a doctor. * A quote about Violet: - “Violet faced everything with hope and a smile and even more hard work. I admired that about her.” - “I’m going to be a doctor someday. A surgeon. That takes years of school and training so I’m trying to get ahead.” Story Thoughts: - Like ES always does, I was sucked in immediately. By the time Part I was done (10%) I was full on rooting for better times for these two. - Miller melted my heart immediately. He had me wrapped around his finger from the first time he slumped his shoulders in defeat and exhaustion. - A bit too much teenage / miscommunication angst, but honestly that’s a “me” thing as YA is not really my go to for romance because.....hello.......teenagers. 🤦‍♀️ Been there. Don’t want to relive it. However, underneath the teenage drama, is a beautiful story that I loved. - Around 70% they finally got on the same page and were honest with each other. So, it’s a slow burn to the actual relationship - ES knocks it out of the park no matter the genre - The Feels......Oh.....The Feels ❤️💔❤️😢🥰 - ”I want to marry you, Vi. I want to grow old with you. I want to celebrate wedding anniversaries with you that make people stand up and applaud when they hear the number. I want to tell people that you’re the love of my life and that I knew that was true because I met you when I was thirteen years old. And that was it. There was never going to be anyone else.” Overview: - POV: Dual POV - Tropes: rags to riches, famous musician, friends to lovers - H likable? Yes.....in the words of Violet, ”Good and precious things like Miller Stratton only come along once in a lifetime.” - h likable? Yes - h virgin? Yes. Both are virgins - First time they kiss: 40% - First time they sleep together: 74% - First time they say I Love You 68% - steamy? It has its moments but due to the slow burn its later in the book - OW/OM drama? Yes. Violet had a crush on a different boy for years and she went to Prom and Homecoming with him. And, because it looked like Violet was with someone else, Miller started dating a different girl too - H/h cheat? Not after they declare their love - Time apart? Yes. They didn’t break up but they had a long distance romance for 2 1/2 years (off page) because of Miller’s touring and Violet’s college classes. - Did I skip pages? No - Big secrets? No - Did I cry? No tears but I did get emotional - Did I laugh? Not really - Did I swoon 🥰? Yes. Miller’s quiet intensity and his struggle without complaint was heart melting - Cliffhanger? No - HEA? Yes - Epilogue? Yes. Three years later and I loved it ❤️❤️❤️ - Recommend? Yes. Especially if you like the high school age. Even if you don’t, the writing is stellar and Miller will melt your heart. Quotes “All the broken pieces of my life come together when I’m with her, even for a little while. “I only wished everyone at school could see what I saw when I looked at him. I saw the kid who’d lived in a car too, but it’d made him more in my eyes, not less. More beautiful, stronger, braver. And he never complained but instead channeled himself through his music.” “She looked at me, seeing and accepting every flawed and broken piece of me.” “She was warmth and home. She was where I wanted to be, always.” “Hope was sometimes as potent as fear and just as debilitating.” “For a few beautiful, shining moments, he’d been all mine. Now he belonged to the world.” “I feel like an imposter, borrowing someone else’s life.” “She was in every part of me that was whole and good, and what was broken in me, she had dedicated her life to healing.”

  30. 4 out of 5

    warhawke

    Genre: NA Contemporary Romance Type: Standalone Book 1 of 3 from Lost Boys series POV: First Person – Dual Rating: 4.35 Stars Miller Stratton had nothing but with everything to lose. One fateful night brought him to Violet McNamara, a compassionate girl from a completely different world. The two lonely souls bonded and developed a friendship that they hoped would last a lifetime. As they grew up, the initial feelings turned into something more. Now they had to learn to face their fears or risk losi Genre: NA Contemporary Romance Type: Standalone Book 1 of 3 from Lost Boys series POV: First Person – Dual Rating: 4.35 Stars Miller Stratton had nothing but with everything to lose. One fateful night brought him to Violet McNamara, a compassionate girl from a completely different world. The two lonely souls bonded and developed a friendship that they hoped would last a lifetime. As they grew up, the initial feelings turned into something more. Now they had to learn to face their fears or risk losing what they ever had. If there’s one young hero I’d want to cocoon and keep save it’d be Miller. He was such a sweetheart and I loved him even though his virtuous nature sometimes made me wanted to shake him. I liked how Violet was smart and responsible, with a good level of insecurities to balance it. Too late. I fell in love with my best friend and I’m too late. I enjoyed the overall storyline. However, I felt the middle part was a little long and slow. But I loved the beginning and the ending which was both heartwarming and emotional. I also loved the other two characters and their friendship with Miller. The Girl in the Love Song is a story of friendship and lifelong dreams. It would appeal to readers looking for friends to lovers, coming of age Romance. Books in the series: 🎵 🎸🎵 . . . (F)BR With Twinsie CC & Loyda . . . 🎵 🎸🎵 For more reviews/interviews/promo visit:

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