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?
“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
* A review copy was provided by the author via Edelweiss for the Blog Tour *
~ 5 “Goodnight Moon” Stars ~
What a FANTASTIC read!!!!
I don’t even know where to begin to explain how much I LOVED this book. I was drawn to the book because after reading the blurb, I saw that she was combining characters from two of her series. This book combines Liam (Son from Taking Chances #1) and Kennedy (Daughter from Forgiving Lies). I have never seen another author do this concept and I was completely intrigued. Now I am sure many are asking if you need to read any of the other books prior to reading this one and I would say absolutely not!! Yes it would give you some of the background towards the two families involved in this book, but it isn’t necessary to understand what is going on. Molly does a wonderful job filling in the spaces that need to be filled so the reader isn’t lost during the story. I personally have only skimmed Taking Chances (because I couldn’t stand the ultimate heartbreak that book brought on) and I haven’t read either book in the Forgiving Lies series and I wasn’t lost once.
Trusting Liam was a book full of emotions. From past things that took place between all the parents and also things that happened between Kennedy and Liam. My emotions were all over the place right from the start. I have to say I immediately fell in love with Liam. He is a fantastic Hero. This book had me laughing (Brian was hilarious), crying, blushing, and yelling, but in the end I was left with a HUGE smile on my face and my heart had been healed.
Now let me tell you for all those team Chase fans out there, he still played a part in this story and I have to be honest in saying the way this story is told, Molly was able to heal my heart and shed some light on the whole Chase scenario. I can’t really say much because that is a part of the book that I think all Taking Chances fans must read on their own. But I was so glad that things were explained in this book and I still felt that Chase was a huge part of these characters lives. I thought she honored Chase very well 🙂
I loved that we got to see so many other characters from the other books in this one. That made this story feel real and believable. I also loved that we got to see where everyone ended up after what happened in Taking Chances.
So before I go and give something away, I am just going to end my review here and say READ THIS BOOK!!!! You won’t be sorry. All Molly fans will want to read this book and if Molly is new to you as a reader, this is a great book to start with. You will instantly see what a wonderful writer Molly McAdams is. This book was totally beyond anything I could’ve expected and I was extremely happy that I gave this book a chance. This book was a fairly quick read, but that could be because I couldn’t put it down once I started reading it.
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.