After a series of catastrophic misunderstandings and impulsively poor decision-making, Scarlett MacGregor finds herself once again torn between two loves, as different as they may be. Lacking proper closure with their relationship, accompanied by the overwhelming guilt for her role in his devastating downfall, Scarlett resolves to help Mason recover and reclaim his life as a budding rock star. However, now that he has finally claimed her as his, Ash Walker is bound and determined to keep her by his side, and he will go to any lengths necessary to do just that.
Mason Templeton has hit rock bottom. He’s in love with a girl whose heart and soul belong to another and he’s partied his way off of an international music tour that was supposed to be his big break. Returning home for rehab sounds like the worst possible way to start a new year, but when an unexpected friendship emerges, he begins to realize that maybe everything does happen for a reason.
Euphoria is the third and final installment of Scarlett, Ash, and Mason’s self-discovering journeys to happiness and understanding the meaning of true love ~ the kind that begs for complete surrender
Recommended for readers 17+ due to sexual content and harsh language.
Embracing her one last time, I whispered in her ear, “I love you, butterfly… ‘your curves
and all your edges, and all your perfect imperfections.’ I’ll see you tomorrow night.”
“I love you, too, Ash. ‘You’re my end and my beginning; even when I lose, I’m winning,’”
she whispered back. Then she grabbed her bag and headed for the security check point. Right
before turning the corner where I couldn’t see her anymore, she looked back at me and blew me
a kiss and made hand hearts. Damn, she was beautiful. I stood there for several minutes with a
goofy ass grin on my face. I wasn’t expecting her to sing the next lyrics of the song to me, but it
filled me with an indescribable feeling of warmth and love. ~Ash
I have to say that this is one of my favorite reads of 2013. I know that there was a lot of spoilers floating around about this book and a lot of emotional were evoked by it. But that is what a good book is all about for me.
Scarlett was not my favorite person at the end of Ambrosia. The last line of that book gutted me… I was a 100% fan of ash until the ending of book #2 and then something in me started to change. I started to see Mason more as the right man for Scarlett. Yes I know I was TEAM ASH and told anyone who would listen but here is the thing. Ash was much more settled. He knew what he wanted in his life and he had a goal he was working toward. Scar was still spreading her wings and figuring out what she really wanted to do with her life. She didn’t want to fit inside the box that her parents had erected around her all her life, and I felt at times like Ash was trying to put her in that same little box. Even though Ash supported her decisions, I always felt like she was just following him and not really being who she wanted to be. Euphoria was all about her journey and by the end I was so proud of the woman she had become.
Mason was more of a free spirit. Their connection was purely physical until Euphoria. If you go back and read Meta and Ambrosia it was always passionate but when it came to learning each others desires, wants and needs in life neither of them had the first clue about the other. Mason made me soooooo proud in this book. He took his addictions and problems and faced them head on. Mason and Scar made a new connection through his recovery and the friendship that they formed was so pure and beautiful.
Here is where things get sticky and I will NOT ever put a spoiler in a review and if you choose to read it somewhere and come to the conclusion not to read the ending of this book it’s your choice. But I think you would be missing out. It might take some time to reconcile the ending as it wasn’t what some people wanted and maybe not even what they were expecting. But life isn’t tied up in neat little boxes with pretty pink ribbons. Life is messy and hateful at times. Did she need to end the book the way she did? Certainly not, she could have tied it up in a big red bow and made it neat and tidy. But in my opinion she took the book exactly where it was supposed to go. Life can be painful and sometimes we have to endure thing that we don’t want to, and can’t possibly imagine.
I was so touched by Mason at the end of this book I wanted to go all Weird Science and create a replica of him. The things that he did and the selfless acts throughout the book made me so proud of him. Not to mention how proud I was of Scarlett through everything she still found her way and when things got bad she didn’t run this time she stuck and found her way through everything to come out as a better person in the end. This series was all about her spreading her wings and learning to fly and at the end of the Epilogue I have to say that I was left satisfied that she had found her way. I have spent a year now with these characters and I feel like they have put me through the ringer so many times I lost count, but I don’t love them any less for putting me through it. This series is by far one of my favorites and I’m almost sad to see it all end… But as with the characters I have found my Euphoria in this series and can’t wait to see what Erin has in store for us in the future…. Euphoria gets my full 5 stars…
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About the Author
Erin Noelle is a Texas native, where she lives with her husband and two young daughters. While earning her degree in History, she rediscovered her love for reading that was first instilled by her grandmother when she was a young child. A lover of happily-ever-afters, both historical and current, Erin is an avid reader of all romance novels. In 2013, she published the Book Boyfriend Series, which included books Metamorphosis, Ambrosia, and Euphoria. Her books have been a part of the USA Today Bestselling list and/ or the Amazon and Barnes & Noble overall Top 100. Most nights you can find her cuddled up in bed with her husband, her Kindle in hand and a sporting event of some sorts on television. You can follow her on…