We are so excited to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for Molly McAdams’ TO THE STARS! TO THE STARS is a contemporary romance novel being published on February 9th by HarperCollins’ William Morrow Impulse imprint and is the second novel in Molly’s Thatch Series.
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Molly McAdam’s TO THE STARS Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
Southern Belle Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
A Sky Full of Stars Blog – Review & Excerpt
Books Unhinged – Review & Excerpt
Carver’s Book Cravings – Review & Excerpt
FMR Book Grind – Review & Excerpt
This Wacky Momma reads! – Review & Excerpt
Novel Grounds – Review & Excerpt
Perusing Princesses Review & Excerpt
Book Bitches Blog – Review & Excerpt
Bookaholic Confessions – Review & Excerpt
Extreme Bookaholic’s – Excerpt
Feed Your Fiction Addiction – Review & Excerpt
Jen’s Reading Obsession – Review & Excerpt
Lustful Literature – Review & Excerpt
Maari Loves Her Indies – Excerpt
Smut Book Junkie Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Brittany’s Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – Excerpt
Author Groupies – Review & Excerpt
Best Book Boyfriends – Review & Excerpt
Lushbookreviews – Review & Excerpt
Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt
Smokin’ Hot Reads Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Morning Books and Coffee – Review
Musings and Ramblings – Excerpt
Read Love Blog – Review & Excerpt
The Reading Cow – Excerpt
Crazy, Chaotic Book Babes – Review
Meli’s Book Blog – Excerpt
A brit & A Yank – Excerpt
Vera is Reading – Excerpt
Pop Fizz Clink Read – Excerpt
The Book Reading Gals – Review & Excerpt
Beneath The Covers Blog – Excerpt
Once Upon A Twilight – Review & Excerpt
Renee Entress’s Blog – Review
2 Greek Girls Reading – Excerpt
Adventures in Writing – Review
Books Need TLC – Review
The Cover Contessa – Excerpt
The Phantom Paragrapher – Review & Excerpt
The Dirty Book Girls – Excerpt
What Is That Book About – Excerpt
Fictitious Delicious – Review & Excerpt
Brooke Blogs – Excerpt
A Bookish Escape – Review
Bound By Books Book Review – Review & Excerpt
Fangril Moments and My Two Cents – Excerpt
Stories and Swag – Review & Excerpt
A pair of okies – Excerpt
A girl and her books – Review
Friends Till The End Book Blog – Excerpt
Reading Lark – Review & Excerpt
Smart & Savvy with Stephanie – Review & Excerpt
The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog – Review
Those Crazy Book Chicks – Excerpt
Have Words Will Scribble – Review & Excerpt
Movies, Shows & Books – Review & Except
My Girlfriends Couch – Review & Excerpt
Wrapped Up In Reading – Review & Excerpt
Alpha Queen’s Book Obsession – Excerpt
Eye Candy Bookstore – Review & Excerpt
Go Read A Book – Review & Excerpt
In Between The Pages – Review & Excerpt
Reviews from the Heart – Review & Excerpt
Three Chicks and Their Books – Review & Excerpt
Booklover4lifeblog – Review & Excerpt
G & T’s Indie Café – Excerpt
ScandalousBook Blog – Review & Excerpt
Love Affair With Fiction – Review & Excerpt
Ripe For Reader – Review & Excerpt
StuckInBooks – Review & Excerpt
The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club – Excerpt
I’m A Book Shark – Review & Excerpt
Nose Stuck in a Book – Excerpt
About TO THE STARS:
In the second standalone book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Molly McAdams’ Thatch series, Knox Alexander must convince his long-time love Harlow Evans that they’re meant to be together.
He promised to wait for her.
She told him he was wasting his time.
Not waiting for him ended up being the biggest mistake of her life.
When they were younger, Knox Alexander swore to Harlow Evans that he would wait for her to turn eighteen so they could be together. But that was two and a half years away, and Harlow couldn’t ask him to give up all the fun and thrills of going away to college for her. As the years passed, Knox remained a constant in her life but when her eighteenth birthday came around, Harlow’s heart belonged to someone else.
Every day for the last four years, Harlow has been haunted by that fateful choice. And though he may appear unaffected by what happened in their past, Knox has always tried to fill the void Harlow left. But when he comes stumbling back into her life and refuses to leave, will Harlow finally let him into her heart…?
TO THE STARS Excerpt:
Despite the glimpse of the Collin I’d once loved, it only ended up being that—a glimpse. Over the next forty minutes I messed up too many times, and Collin’s anger with me continued to grow. I knew I could have done a better job at being the wife Collin thought I should be; I just couldn’t concentrate.
I could feel Knox’s eyes on me, and it was too easy to turn and find him. But I was terrified that if I looked at him, Collin would notice. Forcing myself to look away from what my soul reached for was draining and taking every ounce of focus I had. I knew I needed to get it together, I needed to start impressing Collin even; but Knox was there. There. As was Collin. And both were incredibly pissed-off. The only good part of the night was that Ren had already left with a girl my age.
“You know what I’m finding hilarious?” Collin asked as he pulled me away from the latest couple we’d been speaking with, his lips brushing my ear. “It seems like for the past hour I’ve had to convince people you love me. You’re holding yourself stiff and away from me, you seem distracted and your responses are delayed, and you’ve barely made eye contact with me. Now tell me, Harlow, why would I have to convince all these people that my wife loves me? Better yet, why would I have to try to convince myself that she still does?”
I froze. In the years of going through all this, in the years of him having sex with someone who couldn’t bear to look at him or take part in it, Collin had never questioned my love for him. Dread filled me, making it feel like there were hands gripping and twisting my stomach. His questioning something like this would end horribly. “Collin, don’t be ridi—”
“Do not speak.” His fingers dug into the inside of my forearm, and my mouth immediately popped open, a harsh breath blowing past my lips. “Don’t show your pain, Harlow,” he warned.
I snapped my mouth shut and tried to control my expression, but I knew I wasn’t succeeding when his fingers pressed in harder.
“Do not show your pain,” he gritted out—his smile never wavered.
I clenched my jaw and somehow managed to plaster a tight-lipped smile on my face.
Collin’s lips ghosted along my neck. “Do you love me, Harlow?” His grip loosened enough to allow me to answer.
I loathe you with every fiber of my being.
TO THE STARS Review:
To the Stars is not a book that is easy to read. It is full of emotions that will in turn break your heart, and then rip you apart, crush you, make you mad, angry, hurt your heart, have you at the edge of your seat, wrench your heart out, heal you and have you believe in the power of true love. Have I scared you off? I sure hope not! Because this is a book you should all pick up and read!
Harlow and Knox met young. And there was just that certain something indescribable between them that could NOT be ignored. They were drawn together. But she was underage. Wait NO this is not one of those taboo books. They are both still young. Not a HUGE age difference, just enough for it to be not quite kosher… where they would need to wait two and half years for Harlow to turn 18. But think back to those days. Do you remember how long that felt? It was an ETERNITY! Knox promised he would wait for her. He came and sw her as much as he could. And their relationship blossomed. And it was truly beautiful to witness. They were best friends. They loved each other. And the hope that you felt for a beautiful love story blossomed in your chest. Oh sweet love!
Then Harlow went away to college. All along she had been telling Knox she didn’t want him wasting her time on her. I don’t want to give away the twist that helps to land Harlow ending up loving another man by the time she turns 18. You need to read and be there in the story as it all enfolds. Let’s just say it all helps to lead to where they are today.
Fast forward four years. Knox runs into Harlow and sees a woman that he recognizes but not at all. Once he sees this woman, the woman who still owns his heart he is not going to let her out of his life again.
Yes, this book will hit upon hot button issues for some of you. It does deal with abuse. It gets raw and ugly and REAL. Molly does not shy away from the realness of it all. And while it can be difficult to read, I appreciated it so very much. Life is not always pretty. But the strength it takes to live each and every day and make those difficult decisions and then come out on the other side, stronger and still believing in love – that is an important lesson for everyone to see. Both for those that are or have lived through it and those that have not. It is important to get a glimpse into the life and hopefully come out with a better understanding of the daily fear and the strength it takes to come out the other side.
I highly recommend this book. While it is the second book in the Thatch series, you can absolutely read it as a standalone. To the Stars, is absolutely beautiful. It is a story of true love, believing in one another, survival… It is an emotional story, so be prepared, but you will be so thankful that you went along for the journey. For me, the mark of an excellent book is one that took me along an an emotional rollercoaster. This book more than accomplished that.
I received a complimentary copy of To the Stars in exchange for my honest review.
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About Molly McAdams:
Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband, daughter, and fur babies. When she’s not diving into the world of her characters, 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. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies and 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.