I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Needing Her by Molly McAdams
Published by William Morrow Impulse on December 23, 2013
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She’s the Girl Next Door
Maci Price isn’t really into relationships. Having four very protective older brothers has always made having a boyfriend very difficult, anyway. But her friend is set on finding her the perfect guy – and thinks the mysterious Connor Green is the perfect pick.
He’s Her Brother’s Best Friend
Connor Green is trying to find himself again. He loved then lost and it’s time for him to pick up the pieces. His brooding is making his friends crazy, but, Maci Price, who has grown up into a gorgeous and incredibly sexy woman, is about to break the spell.
They’re Made for Each Other
When Maci starts up old pranks to get Connor out of his slump, an all out war leads to a night that will break all their rules, and a relationship they must keep hidden. Together they’re electric. Apart they’re safe. And soon they’ll find they’re exactly what the other needs.
A fabulous, fun, and sexy, New Adult novella from New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams. If you loved Connor in From Ashes, this is the story for you.
Needing Her is a short novella. I liked it. It wasn’t fantabulous, but it was enjoyable. I found the plot to be interesting and I couldn’t wait to get started reading this one. Even though this is a short read, it did take me a bit to get through it.
My thoughts on the characters:
Maci. I liked her. I felt bad for her considering how her brothers threatened to take down any potential boyfriends she might have. She lives next door to Connor who is a police detective, and also her brothers best friend.
Speaking of her brothers. Did I like them? No. They were annoying as hell. Not so much the older two, but the twins. They were all over protective. Very over protective. The way they all spoke to Maci was harsh. It wasn’t playful banter. It was f* you or some other cuss word. I was sort of put off by that.
I liked Connor. Even though he dated… err I guess taking a willing female home for sex often isn’t really dating… He was a likable guy. He treated Maci like a little sister in the beginning though. In fact it seemed to me that he didn’t think of her in any other way until one day a spark ignited.
Maci & Connor liked to play pranks on each other. I thought they were hilarious. I laughed so hard at times. All I can say is that the shower and green kool-aid prank is epic.
Together I thought they made a good couple. They both had issues, but I think they were good together.
I really liked Maci’s friend Amber. Now she’s a secondary character I would like to see get her own book. She does have a boyfriend in this book, but the twins, well, they were definitely interested in her.
The sexual content is a bit hotter then adult mainstream. I had to fan myself quite a few times. It’s well written and plentiful.
Overall, I found Needing Her to be enjoyable. I like Ms McAdams writing style and I looking forward to reading more of her work in the future.Stealing Harper by Molly McAdams
Series: Taking Chances #2
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Chase Grayson has never been interested in having a relationship that lasts longer than it takes for him and his date to get dressed again. But then he stumbles into a gray-eyed girl whose innocence pours off her, and everything changes. From the minute Harper opens her mouth to let him know just how much he disgusts her, he's hooked.
But a princess deserves a Prince Charming who can make her dreams come true. Not a guy who can turn her life into a nightmare.
All good intentions go out the window when Harper starts to fall for the guy Chase has come to view as a brother. He wanted to protect her by keeping her away, but he can’t stand to see her with anyone else, and he’ll do anything to make her his. But when it comes down to Harper choosing between the two, will Chase have the strength to step back from the girl who has become his whole world if it means she’ll be happy?
Lines will be crossed. Friendships will be put to the test. And hearts will be shattered.
This is going to be a very short review.
OMG! I knew going into this one that it was going to be highly emotional and I wasn’t wrong. By the end of Stealing Harper I was a blubbering mess. Literally. I’m still a bit emotional over it. I’m so glad that Ms McAdams wrote his story. I loved Chase. He struggled from the beginning with wanting Harper for himself and pushing her away because he didn’t feel he was worthy of her. Even though he thought he wasn’t good enough for Harper I knew that if anyone could change him for the better it was her. And she did. She made him want to change because he loved her so much and she was his entire world. He changed for her.
If you haven’t yet read Taking Chances I highly suggest you give it a try. It’s an amazing read and so is this one.
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When Cassidy Jameson's best friend Tyler took her to Texas with him when he left for college, she was expecting his cousin, their new roommate, to be a Stetson-wearing cowboy since his family owned a ranch; not this incredibly gorgeous guy with a husky Southern drawl that seemed to make the world stop whenever she looked at him. Because of her past, she's only ever trusted two men in her life, Tyler and her dad whom passed away when she was six. But there's something about Gage that draws her to him in a way she can't explain, only problem? He's always telling Tyler that he doesn't want Cassidy living there and sees her as nothing more than his little sister.
Gage Carson was excited his cousin Tyler was coming to live with, and go to college with him. When he'd called to ask if he could bring his friend Cassi with him, Gage didn't care. Gage had heard about this mysterious friend since they were kids and felt like he already knew her. Nothing would prepare him for watching her jump out of Ty's Jeep though. Not only was Cassi the most beautiful girl he'd ever seen, but there was something about her that within seconds of meeting her, made Gage want to protect her, and make her his. Too bad Tyler made it a point to remind Gage on a daily basis that he was dating her and she was completely off limits.
For a year and a half, Gage and Cassidy dance around their feelings for each other as Tyler continues to keep them apart; until one day Tyler unknowingly pushes her right into Gage's arms. With Tyler unable to keep lying to them, they finally start a relationship both have been craving since their first meeting. But when an accident and disaster sends her back to Tyler and California, will Cassidy be able to come face to face with the demons from her past to live a life she and Gage deserve; or will the fact that she once again ran to Tyler be the final push that ends Cassidy and Gage for good?
From Ashes is the second book by Author Molly McAdams. After having read Taking Chances a short time ago, I was really excited to read this one. While I enjoyed reading From Ashes, I feel it was too long and some scenes should have been omitted via editing.
The premise was quite good and the characters were realistic, but I found myself skimming through quite a bit of it.
Would I read it again? Probably not.
Would I recommend it? Sure. Overall I enjoyed this story. I just wish it would have been a bit shorter in length.