Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Blog Tour: Trusting Liam (Taking Chances #2) by Molly McAdams

Trusting Liam

Taking Chances, #2

Molly McAdams

Release Date:

June 9th, 2015


William Morrow


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?

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Lindy's Thoughts:

Trusting Liam was a fun read, because I got to meet Kash and Rachel's identical twin daughters all grown up.  I really enjoyed the Forgiving Lies Series, so it was exciting and heartwarming to get guest appearances from Kash, Rachel, Mason, and Eli, as well as references to their life events.  

I never read Taking Chances, but as I read this story, I learned that Liam's parents were Harper and Chase from the first story in the series, and got to meet many of the other characters from that story as well.  After reading Trusting Liam, I really want to go back and read Taking Chances.  Even though Trusting Liam has many crossover characters, it can still be read as a standalone.  However, if you haven't read the Forgiving Lies Series, and Taking Chances, be warned that Trusting Liam contains spoilers for those other books.

In Trusting Liam, we get Kennedy and Liam's dual perspectives.  These two had one very hot one night stand in Las Vegas a year ago, and haven't seen each other since Kennedy snuck out the morning after.  Even after such a long time apart, Kennedy and Liam never stopped thinking of each other.  Kennedy and her identical twin sister Kira, are forced to move from Florida to California, when their lives are being threatened by powerful just released gang members that their father put in prison. 

The twins Uncle Eli, enlists the help of Liam, to make the girls feel welcome in their new surroundings.  When Liam learns that Kennedy is the woman from his Las Vegas one night stand, he is shocked.  Kennedy doesn't do relationships or trust men with her heart after having it broken once before.  Liam is determined to win Kennedy over, and make her take a chance on him.  She may be stubborn, but he's not willing to take "no" for an answer.

Trusting Liam had a steady pace to it.  I didn't care for Kira, who came off as whinny and immature, but I did like Kennedy, who was mature and independent.  Kennedy wasn't very trusting, and made it very difficult for Liam to pursue her, but as someone who has experienced heart break before, I could understand her reservations.  I loved Liam's perseverance, and how he put everything he had in to winning Kennedy over.  He was sweet, romantic, and very attentive.  

The plot of the story was great!  My favorite aspects were  being reunited with characters from the Forgiving Lies Series, and meeting characters from the Taking Chances Series; especially Liam's step-father Brandon, Uncle Konrad, and most of all family friend Brian.  I also loved the major plot twist in the story that I didn't see coming.  It made for a very interesting dynamic between all of the characters, and had far-reaching consequences in the story.   
My Rating:

I give, Trusting Liam, by Molly McAdams, 4 Beloved Character Reunion, Romantic, Second Chance at Love Filled Stars.  Fans of Ms. McAdams Forgiving Lies Series, and Taking Chances, will be ecstatic to be reunited with characters from these other titles, as well as get to meet their children now that they are all grown up!

Book Teaser:

Book Excerpt:

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.

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About Molly McAdams:

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. 

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  1. Great review- a broken heart does make it hard to trust!

  2. Glad that you enjoyed this one! I love it when characters from previous books make appearances!

  3. I like the hard fought for romances, too. It's always neat when a book has connections like that to former characters and series.

  4. Oh these type of romances where they struggle to make it always tug at my heart. I love that this shows the twins grown up. Lovely review Lindy :)

  5. It's great to see characters you loved in previous book in the new one. I haven't read this series but Jess loves it. Glad you enjoyed.


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