The Muse by Emma Scott
Cole Matheson didn't expect the road toward being a successful painter would be paved in gold, but he hoped there'd be a few less potholes. Insidious self-doubt that whispers that he's no good, talentless, hopeless has him on the brink of despair. Maybe it would be better to just give up.
A midnight visit by a beautiful creature of darkness changes everything...
Ambrosius Edward Meade-Finch surrendered to the underworld centuries ago after knowing only pain and suffering during his short life. Now, Ambri makes humans dance on his strings, feeding on their desire for his own pleasure. But his liege lord questions his loyalty and commands him to bring a pure soul into their dark realm.
Cole Matheson seemed like an easy mark, but Ambri didn't count on his goodness or the depth of his generous spirit that wants Ambri just as he is. And Cole never expected to find in Ambri a muse who unlocks his talent and who might also be what his lonely heart has been searching for. Something fragile yet powerful grows between them, and the possibility of soul-deep love hangs in the balance, if only they have the courage to reach for it.
But fairy tale endings don't come without a price. The dark forces Ambri answers to have been promised a soul, and they're coming to collect...
5 Heart Review by Ashley
The Muse just blew my head and my heart. I want to take a moment to thank Emma Scott for writing these characters and this book boldly and without reservation. For doing something different and heartbreaking and hopeful.
Cole and Ambri were inevitable. Even as they tried to deny it and hide behind hard words and harsh actions, there was something there pulling them together time and again. It was more than Ambri's plot. More than Cole's work that showed the humanness that lurks even in the darkest of hearts. I loved seeing these two lost, lonely and scared souls find their solace in one another.
Wild. Chaotic. Turbulent. But more than that, passionate and heart wrenching. Illuminating, romantic and soul-stirring, Cole and Amrbi's journey is a testament to the miraculous power of love, in all its immortal glory and everlasting majesty.
Emma Scott is a USA Today and Wall St. Journal bestselling author whose books have been translated in six languages and featured in Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today's Happy Ever After. She writes emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy emotionally-charged stories that rip your heart out and put it back together again, with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy her novels. Visit www.emmascottwrites.com
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