Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Book Review: I See You by Molly McAdams

I See You


Molly McAdams

Release Date:

Nov. 1, 2016


William Morrow Paperbacks

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GR's Summary:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Molly McAdams’ powerful new novel offers one of the most memorable love triangles in fiction since Twilight—perfect for fans of New Adult fiction like Jamie McGuire, Abbi Glines, and Tamarra Webber. 

Futures are uncertain, unpredictable—like ink spilled across the purest surface. Nearly imperceptible ripples move and flow until a unique stain is formed. The ink is permanently imbedded in the surface… 

During one wild night in college, Jentry Michaels is a tidal wave of ink that brands Aurora Wilde’s soul. An unparalleled stain she can’t forget despite the many months that have passed—and despite the distraction she’d hoped she would find in her new relationship with Declan, the charmer who captured her heart soon after. Jentry has irrevocably touched her soul, and he is intertwined in her present and future in ways she never fathomed. Now Aurora is faced with keeping that night hidden though it feels as if the ink has indelibly etched their story across her skin. 

When Declan is confronted with his own personal demons, Aurora must decide if she will continue to hold tight to their relationship and a safe, reliable future with him, or if she will turn to Jentry—the guy she can’t forget no matter how hard she tries.…

My Thoughts:

I See You is a new adult romance all about tough decisions, bad timing, animal attraction, and overcoming tough odds.  It is a story written in typical Molly McAdams fashion with a lot of emotion, angst, and a whopping love triangle that will tear at your heart.

Aurora "Rorie" Taylor has always been a "good" girl, who is responsible and dedicated to her studies to become an elementary school teacher.  Her senior year of college, she decides to go to a party to be someone else for the night.  She ends up meeting "Jay," at the party.  He is gorgeous, intense, and has an appeal that Rorie has never experienced before.  They spend one unbelievable, life-changing night together.  Rorie can't get him out of her mind.  However, when she goes to a college party the following weekend looking for "Jay," she doesn't find him.  

Instead she meets, Declan "Dec" Veil.  Dec is sweet, charming, fun, and attentive.  Their relationship develops pretty quickly, and soon they are moving in together.  However, Rorie can never forget Jay, and oftentimes finds herself fantasying about him.  She feels guilty, and is determined to make things work with Dec, but can't help the way she cannot get her one night stand out of her mind.

Dec's adopted brother and best friend, Jentry Michaels, is finally getting out of the Marines, and Dec can't wait for his girl to meet him.  Rorie is excited as well because she's heard all about Jentry.  She is curious what he looks like, because she hasn't even seen so much as a picture of him.  Dec's mother, who is the monster-in-law from hell, refuses to show Rorie any pictures, so you can imagine her shock when she see's Jentry for the first time, and realizes that he is her "Jay."

Jentry never got Aurora out of his mind.  The night they shared together was life-changing, and he hasn't touched a woman since.  As Dec constantly talked about the love of his life, "Rorie," Jentry never made the connection that Rorie was "Aurora," the name she introduced herself to him as.  Now to complicate matters, Jentry, is staying in the guest bedroom of Dec and Rorie's apartment, until he can find a place of his own.  Jentry vows to stay far away from Rorie, because he could never betray or hurt his brother and best friend.  How will Rorie and Jentry resist the magnetic pull towards one another?  Who will Rorie end up with, and will the three of them be able to survive the fallout of secrets revealed and irresistible temptations?

I See You was a good read.  I always enjoy Molly McAdams stories, and this one was no different.  It was a page-turner, that had me interested to see how everything would turn out.  Dec and Jentry's mother was the very definition of monster-in-law, and drove me crazy!  She said horrible things to Rorie and the things she did had me seeing red, but she kept the story that much more interesting.  I wanted Rorie to stand up to her, which she did not do, and that irked me to the core!  Dec didn't do a very good job of putting his mother in her place either, which annoyed me.  

As far as side plots go, we also get to know Jentry's troubled biological sister, Jessica, and the dysfunctional and abusive family unit they came from.  This contributed to Jentry fearing that he would turn in to his father, which as a reader I had no fear of happening, but understood why this haunted him.
My Rating:

I give, I See You, by Molly McAdams, 4 Magnetic Attraction, Unforgettable Night, Tough Decisions, Angst & Heartbreak filled Stars!

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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, daughter, and fur babies. 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.

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