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Monday, June 15, 2015

Trusting Liam by Molly McAdams blog tour

Synopsis: From the New York Times bestselling author of Taking Chances, From Ashes, and Stealing Harper, comes the new unforgettable adult romance Molly McAdams’ fans have been waiting for—the sizzling story of a young woman who must place her trust in the one man who can break through her defenses.
A night they will always remember…a connection neither can deny…a secret that could destroy it all…
When Kennedy Ryan moves to California, she never expects to come face-to-face with Liam Taylor—the intriguing man who has haunted her thoughts for a year. A man who led her to breaking every one of her rules for a single night of passion that ended up meaning more than it was ever supposed to. Accustomed to disastrous experiences with men, Kennedy shields herself before he can break down more of the carefully built control she’s clung to for the last four years. But every time she sees Liam, she feels her resolve weakening.
Liam Taylor has been asked to help socialize his boss’s nieces. But what he thinks sounds more like a babysitting job ends up leading him to the only girl who ever slipped away before morning—a girl he thought he’d never find again. And now that she’s within reach, Liam’s determined to never let her go.
But when a secret from her past tests their relationship, will they be able to cling to the trust Liam has worked so hard to build?

Excerpt: "Trying not to wake him, I slowly slid out from under his arm and off the bed to search for my clothes. Once I was dressed, I told myself to just leave, but I couldn’t help it—I turned to look at him in the light. I needed to be sure I hadn’t made him up. The images from last night tore through my mind again when I saw the large, tattooed arm resting where my body had just been. The muscles were well defined even relaxed, and the face had a boyish charm now that he was asleep. Such a difference from the predatory stare and knowing smirk I kept seeing in my mind. Before I could stop myself, I gently ran my fingers through his dirty-blond hair that, now in the sunlight, I could see had a red tint to it. And I knew if he opened them, those arctic blue eyes would once again captivate me. But I couldn’t risk that. I’d already stayed too long; I’d already made a mistake with him. Drunken one-night stands weren’t my thing. Drunken one-night stands with strangers in Vegas were even worse.
Straightening, I turned and walked quietly from the room."-- Molly McAdams, Trusting Liam

Review: Where do I start? I went into this highly fearful that I was going to have to relive the death that shall never again be named with a flashback or a recap or even picking up where it left off. Thank you Molly for not doing that to me. Taking Chances is still hidden away so I cannot be traumatized by the mere sight of it again, for a long, long time. Second, I had mixed emotions about this book because I loved Liam but not so much Kennedy and Kira. They had their good points, looking out for each other when they first got to California, both head strong, not weak doormat type female characters, but at the same time, they came across as spoiled little brats. Kira crying and refusing to get out of bed over a guy at her age kind of turned me off- she was in her 20's, not 15. Kennedy not being able to get past her reservations of being hurt made sense at first but got old really quickly. 

Again, I loved Liam. Although kind of a douchy playboy at the beginning, he became easy to love very quickly when he decided that the woman who'd been on his mind every day for a year was back and he'd never let her get away again. He was a determined man and it made him very swoonworthy. Loved Liam. 

The angle with the story about gang retaliation that caused Kennedy and Kira's move to California in the first place never really went anywhere- I was kind of hoping for more drama with that to give this book more suspense, but overall, this was an enjoyable read- I love Molly McAdams books and this one was not my favorite but still very good. 

I give it four stars and a recommendation- you can read it as a stand alone but the background of Taking Chances and Forgiving Lies is helpful for family background purposes. 

~Kellie for Eye Candy Bookstore


Remembering Who Is Who In TRUSTING LIAM

Let’s face it; this book is going to be confusing. There are some people who won’t have realized that this is a combination of series, and that the FORGIVING LIES series should’ve have been read prior to reading this book. I totally get that not everything on social media can be seen, but I promise it wasn’t because I didn’t try! For some people, I know you just don’t want to re-visit the TAKING CHANCES series, so you might forget some people. I get it, I totally do! For others, you’re probably just going to read this without ever having read any of the other books. Hey, it happens! We don’t judge here. For the rest of you, sometimes it’s just kind of hard keeping everyone straight in one series, let alone two … let’s not even get into the fact that just last night you were in a paranormal series, and the night before you were reading erotica. We’ve all been there before, and then soon all the characters become one jumbled mess.

So I decided I was going to make this a little bit easier for you … or maybe I just made it more confusing. But I made a little chart with bathroom sign people to try to jog that memory of yours, starting with the original series, and going down to where we are now. I really only hit the major people that you’re going to see/read about in TRUSTING LIAM that were in the previous books, so there’s still a possibility you’ll see someone in the story even if they’re not on the chart, but these are the need-to-knows.

Got it? Good. Let’s proceed…

About the Author: Molly McAdams grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and furry four-legged daughters. Her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling and long walks on the beach, which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. When she's not at work, she can be found hiding out in her bedroom surrounded by her laptop, cell, Kindle and fighting over the TV remote. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies, fried pickles and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm...or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren't really happening. Connect with her: Twitter-Facebook-Website 
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