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 Review :
* A review copy was provided by the author/publisher via Edelweiss for the Blog Tour *
~ 5 “To The Stars” Stars ~
WOW!!! I don’t even know how to express my feelings about this book. To The Stars is a gripping, emotional and heart wrenching story.
I will warn you that this book does cover the very tough subject of Domestic Abuse. I thought the way this book was written was phenomenal. I thought Molly McAdams wrote a story about a serious topic with a raw and accurate portrayal and didn’t romanticize it but also wrote it with tact. It’s really hard to explain, you just have to experience this story for yourself. If domestic abuse is a touchy subject for you, then I would stay away from this book. Some parts of this book are really hard to read. And I just kept thinking to myself, what would I do in Harlow’s position??
To The Stars is the second book in Molly’s Thatch Series, but can be read as a standalone. We do get to see some of the characters from the first book in this story, but it in no way interferes with this storyline. Plus Molly did a wonderful job filling in the blanks as to how all the characters know each other. Although my recommendation is to read these books in order, because they are both wonderful books!!!
This book covered many different themes. It starts out as a taboo story between an 18 year old boy and a 15 year old girl, then turned into more of a friends to lovers story but was also like a second chance romance book. I know that sounds confusing but don’t worry it will all make sense as soon as you read the book.
In this story we meet Harlow and Knox. They meet at a concert and are attracted to each other, but once Knox finds out that Harlow is underage, he backs off and treats her like a friend. Over the course of the 2 and 1/2 years, before she is 18, Harlow and Knox grow very close and Knox swears to wait for her until she is 18. So when Harlow turns 18 and Knox comes calling, what will Harlow do?? Will she make the right decision?? you’ll have to read this book to find out.
This story is told to us in dual POV and in current and past tenses. I loved how Molly wrote this story and how it all unfolded. I will say that there was once aspect of this story that is normally a hard limit for me, but I understand why it was in this book and how it all played out, made it easy for me to overlook and didn’t take away from my enjoyment of this book.
I am not going to say anything more, except READ THIS BOOK!!!!!
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.
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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.