May 23, 2018 by kissandtellbookblog
Book 1 in the Dreamcatcher series by Emma Scott
Evan Salinger is protective, kind and selfless. Good looking, but considered a freak – he really doesn’t fit in. He’s grew up in foster care and his adoptive family even treats him like an outcast. He’s misunderstood. A really sweet guy. He has a connection to others in some way through visions so he knows things that are going to happen before they actually do.
Strong Female Lead:💋💋💋💋
Josephine Clark is strong. She was finally able to speak up about her past abuses which led to her world falling apart. She uses sex to make her feel like she has control. Overtime she kind of loses herself and is surviving in a less than ideal relationship.
Evan and Josephine connected in high school. They were together for a very short time. They’re relationship was cut short. Four years pass before they meet again. Jo is miserable just making her way through life with an abusive spouse. She and Evan run away together trying to start new. This story follows them on that journey.
Perfectly placed. Perfectly timed. Perfectly believable. Everything you would expect to have between two characters who truly love each other.
I didn’t not like this book. It was good. The paranormal is very light. It is emotional and the connection with the characters was strong. It’s not a light read. If you’ve read Emma Scott before, you know she has the tendency to pull on your heart strings. She does not disappoint here.
Book Summary from author:
Josephine Clark is trapped. A harrowing past haunts her every time she looks in the mirror, and she can’t escape the violence of her everyday life. More and more, her thoughts turn to Evan Salinger, the boy she knew in high school. The boy they called a mental case. A loner. A freak. The boy who seemed to know things no one could know. For a few short weeks, Jo had found perfect solace in Evan’s company, sneaking every night to meet him at the local pool. In the cool of the water and the warmth of Evan’s arms around her, Jo had tasted something close to happiness.
Cruel circumstances tore them apart, and four years later, the sweet memory of their time together is dissolving under the punishing reality of Jo’s life now. Evan seems like a fading dream…until he reappears at the moment she needs him most. Guided by Evan’s strange intuition, they flee her small Louisiana town, and Jo begins to suspect there is something more to his sudden return than he admits.
Over twelve days across America’s heartland, deep secrets come to light, buried pasts are unearthed, and the line between dreams and reality is blurred as Evan and Jo fight to hold on to their soul-deep love, and discover that there is more than one way to save a life.
How to Save a Life is a complete second-chance STANDALONE novel with shades of the paranormal. It carries the characters from high school through to their early twenties. It is not YA; mature subject matter, and sexual situations. TRIGGER WARNING: domestic violence (on the page) and mention of sexual abuse (off the page) For readers 18 years and up.
The Dreamcatcher novels are a series of interconnected STANDALONES, each with shades of the paranormal. It is NOT necessary to read them in order, though some characters appear in other novels.