Author: Molly McAdams
Series: Thatch Series #3
Publisher by: HarperCollins Publishers
Published on: August 23, 2016
Genres: New Adult Romance
Page Count: 243
Format: eBook, Paperback
Related Books In Series: Letting Go
After her first love was ripped from her grasp four years earlier, Charlie Easton was sure she would never be able to trust anyone with the shattered pieces of her heart again. That is, until Deacon Carver forces himself into her life, and makes those pieces swirl in chaos. But Charlie doesn't know how to let him in… until a stranger stumbles upon a notebook filled with her innermost secrets, and shows her how.
Deacon Carver is known for sleeping his way through the town of Thatch, as well as the surrounding cities—something he used to take pride in. But that persona has haunted Deacon ever since he decided to leave that life behind for the girl he wants more than anything: Charlie Easton.
But when another girl falls into Deacon's life, allowing him to be himself without judgment for his past, will their conversations hinder his relationship with Charlie … even if he's never seen her?
Show Me How is the last story in the Thatch Series. It can be read as a standalone but to truly appreciate the story I suggest reading at least book 1, Letting Go.
I forgot how much I loved the town of Thatch and its characters. Molly really hit the spot with this coming of age/new adult romance.
Jagger sister, Charlie Easton has had a rough go of it. Much of it you learn in Letting Go, so I am afraid to give details and ruin the story but just know she has just finished college and is being reunited with her son who has lived with Jagger. Her son’s father and first love passed away. She has not completely dealt with his death or how he treated her but wants to live her life and start one with her son, Keith.
Deacon Carver is the town playboy. Him and Charlie have been friends since they were kids but after some things about Charlie and her son’s father, things between them have soured. Very soured from Deacon’s POV. He his downright a**hole to her the first half of the book, so much so I was not completely sure he could be redeemed but redeem Molly did, in a very intriguing and unique way.
“I’d never been haunted by a girl the way you haunt me, Charlie Easton.”
I really enjoyed and cherished how Charlie and Deacon’s story played out. It was a hard-fought love coming from the most unlikely of places. It came from what they believe was a stranger but in reality just allowed them to be themselves and not who everyone wanted/thought them to be.
Charlie was looking for fairytale. Her knight in shining armor after everything that her heart went through.
Deacon was not looking anything but his next conquest until he saw himself through the eyes of others and didn’t like what he saw.
“This is usually the part of the book where the hero kisses the girl.”
“I don’t know how to be that hero, Charlie Girl.”
I was so happy where Charlie and Deacon ended up. Not only as a couple but as people. They grew so much individually as well as a couple. Found their places in their worlds when they thought they had none.
I think the star of this book was Charlie’s son, Keith. Nothing can ever compare to the way a child sees the world and people. In their simplest forms. He did that more than once for both Charlie and Deacon, I loved him for it.
“I won’t tell you that I’m in love with you, because I’m still not sure that I’ll ever know what that word means. But I know that I can’t lose you. I know that my life feels wrong if you and your son aren’t in it. I know that I wanted to tear my damn heart out watching you walk away from me.”
A definite must read series from the uber-talented Molly McAdams. The epilogue was just perfect and a wonderful closer to the phenomenal series.
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