Monday, November 4, 2013

Forgiving Lies by Molly McAdams, Blog Tour: Book Review & Giveaway

Welcome to the Forgiving Lies by Molly McAdams & Foreplay by Sophie Jordan blog tour, hosted by Mundie Mom Blog Tours & the Mundie Girl Blog Tour site. Today's post features my 4 star review of Molly's newest must read!

By: Molly McAdams
Published by: William Morrow
Released on: 10.29.13
Series: Forgiving Lies #1
Purchase it from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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Logan “Kash” Ryan has spent the last three and a half years working undercover in Tampa Bay, Florida. When a case sends him and his partner to Austin, Texas to follow the trail of a serial killer, their soul focus needs to be on finding the guy before he can find another victim. The last thing Kash needs is the distraction of his beautiful new neighbor, but there’s something about her guarded nature and feisty attitude that makes it impossible to stay away from her.

Rachel Masters has shielded herself from getting hurt again. But when her new neighbor almost takes her door off with his motorcycle, everything changes. He’s arrogant, gorgeous, tattooed and pierced. Everything she knows she should stay away from. Despite the warnings her initial impression has raised, she quickly falls for him and the way he works at breaking down all her walls. But he’s hiding something, and after everything that has happened in Rachel’s life lately, a guy is the last thing she needs. 

From the moment Rachel and Kash meet, they stress the friendship-only rule and continue to push their feelings for each other aside. But as their friendship advances, lines start blurring, and soon their reasons for keeping the other at a distance are forgotten. 
Will Kash be able to maintain focus on the investigation while keeping Rachel safe from his real life - or will it all fall apart right in front of him, and will she run when she finds out everything he has been hiding?

A thrilling, hot new romance! Who knew a guy with a lip ring could be so hot.

I have heard nothing but great things about Molly McAdams, and was excited to read this book. I'll admit nothing got done after this package arrived, as I sat down thinking I'd glance through the book, but oh no, once I started reading page one I was hooked, and ended up sitting down and reading this book in the afternoon. Let me paraphrase this book for you...... "It's a thrilling, hot new romance!" Yes, thrilling and hot belong in the same sentence, because there are some intense, thrilling moments that happening that kept me on the edge of my seat, and then there are plenty of hot swoon worthy sexy times that had me sighing.

Rachel and Kash' relationship had a bit of a rough start, and I love that Kash and his room mate Mason didn't get turned away by Rachel's harsh edge. Trust me, you know why she's like that and it's for good reason. Oh nelly! Kash and Rachel of a lot of sizzling chemistry. Seriously. These two heat up the pages. As much as I love sexy times in guilty pleasures read, I loved that there's more to this story than just that. This story was truly about Kash and Rachel, and their relationship. Thank you Molly for creating characters who don't run away and hide from things that neither at first wants to tell the other about. I can't stand that when characters do that, and luckily both Kash and Rachel aren't the running kind. Both characters have things that they don't hide, but they also don't let certain things from their pasts define them. They confront things in their own ways, and together these two over come them, cope with them, and become stronger together.

I loved, loved, loved how Molly introduced her characters, and allowed them to slowly get to know each of them, as they got to know each other. In doing so she allowed me to feel like I got to know them as friends. I understood their motives, their emotions, their reasons for their actions, and above all, I felt like the relationship that Kash and Rachel develop was real. I loved how they went from being strangers, to getting to know each other, and seeing them grow close and learned to open up and trust each other. They seriously just clicked, and it made sense. It wasn't forced, but a natural click. Slowly that closeness grew to becoming best friends, and then into lovers and something more. Their relationship was one that was realistic, and I loved it.

I love it when a story makes me laugh, swoon, want to cry and makes me feel a wide range of emotions while reading it. Did I mention it also made me want to punch Rachel's best friend and the dirt bag who hurts Rachel (no it's not Kash). That to me proves that the author has done their job, and their writing was flawless as it connected me with their story. Molly did just that with Forgiving Lies. I loved the characters, well all but two and I'll get to that in a moment, how things developed between them, and the way the story was written. With every great story there are supporting characters who make the characters I love even stronger, and Kash's room-mate and best friend, Mason does just that. I LOVED how these two were with Rachel, especially during a heart breaking moment in the book. Their protectiveness and want to protect her goes beyond sigh worthy. It will make you wish you always had a Kash and Mason in your life, if you haven't before.

That moment that broke Rachel made me not stand Rachel's so called best friend Candice. What she does and doesn't do in this book was in excusable, and the more story goes along the more and more I seriously despised her. I really wish that Rachel had given her a piece of her mind. No best friend would do what Candice did. I can't say what that something is without given away spoiler. Speaking of spoilers, there is a thrilling edge of your seat part of this book. Gah, I wanted to deck the guy who I won't name. I'm so glad Kash and Mason came into the picture when they did. Even then something still happens to Rachel, and it's so heart breaking and horrifying. Luckily Kash and Mason are there....

Aside from that and Candice, I really enjoyed this book. I fell in love with Molly's characters, I enjoyed her writing, and now I'm an official Molly McAdams fan and need the next book in this series. I hope down the line that Molly will give Mason his own story too. This guy needs his own book! If you're already a Molly fan, pick this one up. If you're new to Molly's books, pick this one up! I'll just saw you'll end up loving a guy with a lip ring. (wink, wink).

About Molly McAdams

Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and furry four-legged daughter. Some of 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 diving into the world of her characters, 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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