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. Trusting Liam is the sizzling story of a young woman who must place her trust in the one man who can break through her defences.
Title: Trusting Liam
Author: Molly McAdams
Series: Taking Chances #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Category: New Adult
Release Date: June 9th, 2015
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?
Being a big fan of Molly McAdams I was looking forward to reading Trusting Liam (Taking Chances #2). It was going to be a crossover from two of her series that I had read and loved.
Due to a past heartache Kennedy Ryan’s walls are up, she doesn’t believe in love anymore and has rules when it comes to relationships. When Kennedy and her sister Kira unexpectedly have to move to California the last person she expected to meet was Liam the guy who she spent one night with a year ago. Someone who she has never forgotten and made her break her rules.
“I was stubborn, independent and loved control, but Liam had me giving up all control to him within in minutes in Vegas”
When Liam Taylor is asked by his boss to entertain his nieces the last person he expects to see is Kennedy the girl he met a year. Even though they only share one night together, Liam has never forgotten that night or that girl. Now he is not going to let her go again.
“Whether or not Kennedy was ready or wanted it, I was getting ready to chase the girl who was already consuming my mind”
The storyline was about second chances, trust, making choices, leaving your past behind, and secrets. I like Kennedy and Liam together you, could feel the connection that they had. I like watching Kennedy slowly let her walls down, and with the help of a persistent Liam start to believe in love again.
“I’m terrified of the way he makes me feel just by being near him”
As always with a book from Molly it's not all plain sailing for Kennedy & Ryan. Molly likes to throw in some twists & turns to keep up guessing. There was a feeling of history repeating itself once a secret was revealed, but thankfully it didn't end in a way that Molly is going to start receiving a new batch of hate mail. ;) There was a sweet epilogue that left a smile on my face so job done!!
“I am perfectly capable of loving someone, I’ve just never wanted to love anyone one until I met you”
Liam Taylor and Kennedy Ryan are children from characters from the Taking Chance series and Forgiving Lies, and I like how Molly brings it all together. I loved catching with the now older characters from both series. I will say it took a little bit of time for me to get my head around the fact that they are now my age!! Lol
Overall, I like Trusting Liam; it was heartfelt story that also made me laugh. I like Molly’s writing style and how she always emotionally draws you into the story and the characters I will say and don’t’ hate me, but I don’t see Charlie as Chase let alone Liam so I had to keep pushing that image out of my head. However, that being said, it didn’t take away my enjoyment of the book as we all have different images in our minds of what characters look like.
Trusting Liam can be read as I standalone, but I do think if you can read both series before hand. Just to get the background, meet the parents, and to understand the reason behind Molly’s dedication. FYI… I was always #Team Brandon ;)
If you liked the Taking Chance and the Forgiving Lies series then, this one is worth a read.
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 grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and furry daughter. 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.
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Blog Tour - When We Met by A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King and Christina Lee ~ Ava and Derna's Reviews + Giveaway.
Today’s premiere New Adult authors combine their talents to tell four original stories from inside one house.
When four girls decide to live off campus together as juniors at a college in Michigan, they expect it to be their best year yet. Little do they know, it’s a year that will change the rest of their lives.
BEHIND HER EYES by A.L. Jackson
Unable to live down her ex-boyfriend’s deception, Misha is determined to avoid betrayal. When, the new guy next door, Darryn starts to get under her skin, her defenses start to crumble. But trusting Darryn seems impossible, especially if he’s not sure he can trust himself.
SAVING ME by Molly McAdams
On the outside, Indy is always ready for a party—but inside she’s breaking. Kier makes a weekly routine of saving the girl next door from herself on Saturday nights… but when will she be ready to remember him on Sunday morning?
FOULING OUT by Tiffany King
Working at a sports bar, Courtney has become a pro at sidestepping propositions from arrogant jocks—which makes her a more elusive catch for campus basketball star Dalton than he expected. But when he falls for the saucy waitress, Dalton will have to rethink his game plan to prove he’s not the jerk Courtney expects.
BENEATH YOUR LAYERS by Christina Lee
In order to ace her fashion internship, Chloe must team up with local college dropout and set builder, Blake—much to her chagrin. But after some "hands-on" experience, Chloe will have to ask herself if Blake factors into her carefully laid plans…
Behind her Eyes by A.L. Jackson
Misha was left broken hearted and humiliated, by her ex-boyfriend who lived next door. Upset and devastated by what has happened she left vowing never to return. However, roommate Indy persuades her to return, and she does.
Misha meets Darryn her hot new neighbor who has now moved in next door. Misha is attracted to Darryn but with what has happened to her, she no trust when it comes to men, and after first impressions Darryn seems like a man not to be trusted.
“Never again would I allow myself to fall prey to a guy like that. Lesson learned- the heard way”
Darryn knows what happened to Misha, but he doesn’t let her know as after meeting her he soon realizes his theories about her are wrong, and he sees her insecurities, fears and embarrassment.
“I her to know she was beautiful and good and anyone who made feel anything less that that was nothing but a fool”
I felt for Misha after what she had been through, and there was some touching scene between Misha, and Darryn love that he was protective of her. Darryn wasn’t one to give up without a fight, and does what he can get her to trust him, and most of all, let him in, and to build up her confidence again.
”Then tell me what you’re ready for…anything I just want to mean something to you.”
Overall, I enjoyed this short story; it was sweet, heartwarming read, with likable characters, and even thought it was a novella I didn’t feel rushed. It had everything I like in a full story from Al Jackson just is a smaller dose.
Saving Me by Molly McAdams
Indy is suffering, suffering from a recent heartache, and suffering from guilt of something that happened in her past. To hide from the pain, she tries to lose herself in partying, drinking and sleeping around. It a pattern she is having a hard time breaking.
Kier the quiet guy whom next door who is always there to take care of her, after the parties at his house. Kier is also quietly suffering from guilt, he feels from because of something that happen in his past. It has changed the way he now acts and thinks and was one of the reasons he wants to save Indy, to save her herself every week. Even though he knows she will not remember in the morning when she sober.
”You know my name. You just don’t want to remember it right now.”
“I couldn’t stop the need I felt to go take care of her. Just like I’d always felt with her. From the beginning there’d been something about her, something calling me to her – to protect her”
When Indy meets Kier sober, she has this strong sense of déjà vu, and she wants to know why. Kier wants her to remember when she is ready and doesn’t push her. They start to get to know each other, and close friendship develops.
“None of it made sense. He didn’t make sense. But for the life of me, I wanted to make sense out of what was pulling me to him”
Overall, I enjoyed this novella. Love the way Kier took care of Indy, and I totally understood why when I discovered his secret. Loved that they were able to share their pain that they both had suffered. Although this one had all the making of being a full novel, I like that it was short and sweet, and low on the drama. All Molly fans will love it.
Fouling Out by Tiffany King
Fouling Out was a sweet New Adult novella. It’s about childhood friends drifting apart only to be reunited in college, but now they come from two different worlds. Dalton is a hotshot basketball player at the top of his game, although it’s more his father’s dream than his. When he runs into Courtney, he likes what he sees but is taken aback when she gives him the cold shoulder. Dalton realises has a lot of time to make up for.
Courtney has managed to avoid Dalton since she started college, but now that he has her in his sights there is no escaping him. At first Courtney puts up a good fight but then she discovers the boy she first loved during her childhood still lurks underneath. Courtney soon learns, there may have been more to their separation than what she first thought.
The writing, as always, was easy to read. It filled a quick hour and the message behind the story was a good one. Both Dalton and Courtney were evolving and they happened to reconnect at the right time. I wouldn’t say the story grabbed me and I’m unsure if it’s going to be part of a bigger story with Courtney and Dalton or if it was a complete novella. Their story is resolved at the end of Fouling Out and I’m happy to leave them there. For fans of New Adult, I’m sure you will enjoy this sweet read.
Beneath Your Layers by Christina Lee
Blake had to drop out of college and that’s when the rumours began. Blake is a hot topic of gossip as is his reason for not finishing school. Although it annoys him, he doesn’t let it bring him down, as those close to him know the real reason.
Chloe is one of the many that judges Blake and when she needs his help to finish her fashion project, she grudgingly has to accept it. During the time they spend together and with a few games of truth or dare, Chloe and Blake uncover the real people behind the gossip.
I liked both characters immediately. I felt for Blake and his situation, he was a good person and I’m glad Chloe gave him the chance to prove it. I loved the games of truth or dare they would play. It added the right amount of flirtation and vulnerability at the same time.
Chloe started out as quite an uptight character. She had a very demanding mother to please and therefore she didn’t let go of control easily. Blake was the one to loosen her up, and I approved of his methods. ;-)
“Close your eyes and stop thinking, goddamn it,” I said in a gruff voice. “Just feel. Don’t worry about later or tomorrow. This is just me and you. Just here and now.”
Behind Her Eyes was a great New Adult novella, it is packed with sexual tension and I was shouting at my kindle many times telling them to get it on already. Christina Lee’s writing is entertaining and engrossing and I recommend you buy this one today!
She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.
Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.
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She's addicted to lip gloss and salted caramel everything. She believes in true love and kissing, so writing romance novels has become a dream job.
Author of the Between Breaths series from Penguin. ALL OF YOU, BEFORE YOU BREAK, WHISPER TO ME and PROMISE ME THIS available now.
Also Adult contemporary romance TWO OF HEARTS coming from Peguin/NAL on May 5th 2015.
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