Author: Molly McAdams
Publisher by: William-Morrow Publishing
Published on: June 9, 2015
Page Count: 272
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?
This review will probably be more emotional than anything and may include some Taking Chances spoilers…you have been warned.
The story starts on a flashback of a year prior from Kennedy’s POV. She is in Vegas and had a one night stand. We do not who it is yet but we know that she is running. Flash to the present and we have her and her twin sister, Kira, getting told by their parents that they are all going to California for a while because some bad guys, that their father and Uncle Mason put away, are getting out on parole and have made threats against them. Kira is none to happy about this but has no choice in the matter. Kennedy is just cool and ready for a change on scenery.
We then the flash to Liam who lives in California. Now through a stroke of interesting coincidences, he works for Kennedy’s other uncle Eli. Eli being Liam mentor and boss asks him to do him the favor of trying to get Kira and Kennedy out and about plus see if he can get them a job. Liam does not know until after getting them a job in his Dad’s gym, that one of “the nieces” is Kennedy or as he has called her since their one night in Vegas, Moon.
From here we basically go into a normal NA novel push and pull. Liam wants her and Kennedy does everything in her power to push him away. She doesn’t believe in love after being burned badly by another relationship. Liam is determined to change that. Their sexual chemistry is off the charts and I really did enjoy their dynamic.
It really did warm a place in my heart that was left cold by Taking Chances.
I was broken by Taking Chances. Just broken. It was one of my first self-published books I read. I read it on a whim. I feel in love with Chase. He is still and always will be one of my FAVORITE BBF’s. Then Molly murdered me. She broke my heart and I honestly believed I would never forgive her. I pushed through the ’til the end and even though it was not the ending my heart wanted, it was a great book. A book I still recommend, along with tissues, a bottle of wine and a Xanax. I have not read Stealing harper because I was crying by Chapter 3 and I just I had to stop.
I knew going into Trusting Liam it was gonna be tough. He was a piece of character that left a mark on my heart so it was not going to be easy. But Molly did a fantastic job of making him the man I needed him to be to help heal my heart. At Liam’s core he was my Chase. He had the qualities and feelings I loved about Chase but with little pieces of being raised by Brandon. It redeemed Brandon for me cause honestly I was not his biggest fan. Though everyone may not love this book since much of Kennedy and Liam story is very far-fetched even for my romance loving heart. It was still a great story. A Molly story.
What did I get from Trusting Liam? The “I’m sorry” I always wanted. No author has to apologize for the stories they write. It is their worlds and we are lucky enough to be a part of it. I just do not think she knew how much her readers were going to love her characters. So thank you Mrs. McAdams. I needed this more than I knew and you did my heart happy. Thank you.
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.