We are so excited to bring you the Release Week Blitz 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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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…?
Review by Lisa G: 5 STAR Review
I received a complimentary copy of To the Stars in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Edelweiss for the opportunity!
Typically, when I complete a book I can bang out the review within a few hours of completing said book – this book took me a bit longer as I really needed to gather my thoughts and honestly – I needed to stop feeling.
I promise, I will get to the review, however; I need to start this one about the Author. I am a HUGE Molly McAdams fan – like HUMONGOUS! I’ve read every single book she’s written and while I keep telling myself – she can’t be this talented- she is, SHE. FRIGGIN. IS. Not one book has disappointed me yet – I keep waiting for the disappointment and I have a feeling I will be waiting a long time! Crazy. Amazing. Talent! If you’ve read a “Molly book” you should know to expect the emotional turmoil of the characters – she literally tears you apart (but in the best way) and then very slowly starts gluing the pieces of your heart back together. This book is no different – I took several breather breaks – this was a rough one. With all that being said – IF YOU HAVE NOT READ A BOOK BY MOLLY McADAMS, YOU ARE MISSING OUT!
Ok, ok, enough kissing Molly’s “bum”, onto my review – To the Stars is the second book in the Thatch Series, it can be read as a standalone, but why would you do that? Read them in order and enjoy the beautiful words Ms. McAdams puts on paper.
Knox Alexander and Harlow Evans meet when “Low” is young – like under age young – Knox, who is about to turn 18, knows she is the one for him and he decides that he is going wait for her to turn 18. That wait is three and a half years! Holy wow! I can’t even imagine a “guy” waiting six months – so three and a half years blows my mind. During this time, they become friends and while most young relationships rush into hot steamy rushed underage sex – they have gotten to know every part of each other. Their love for each other literally goes To the Stars.
Low ends up meeting Collin during a hard time in college and does fall in love with him and marries him. Collin is an EVIL MONSTER that I refuse to speak about any further in my review. Trust me when I say he plays a BIG PART in this book – but I cannot even get myself to think about him. Alright, moving on….
In most contemporary romances I typically swoon over the “guy” – and while Knox is completely swoon worthy it was Low that had me in this book. She is amazingly brave, super strong and completely unbreakable. She does not show any pain – ever! Low melted my heart, I just wanted to hug her and become her best friend and save her from all the evil.
The story is written from both Knox’s point of view and Low’s – but what I loved most is that it goes back in forth between past and present. Trust me when I say – you expect the twists and turns – yet get blindsided without even realizing it’s about to happen. Those breather breaks I talked about at the beginning – yeah, this is when they happened.
Be ready for a super emotional read – this book should not be read by a younger audience as it does subject you to abuse.
I wish I could give this book more than 5 Stars.
“Relationship,” Knox huffed. “Low, I’ve told you, you could hardly call it that. Besides, I told her about you before whatever she and I were ever started,” he said. “It’s not my fault she thought I was joking.”
“Well, it’s kind of weird, don’t you think? Telling her, ‘hey, sure I’ll be your date for this group thing, but there’s this girl I’m waiting for, and she’s my priority’, seems like a way to say you don’t want to get too attached at the beginning.”
“But I told her,” he reasoned.
“Not horrible. I’m just in love with you, and I have a year and a half left until I can have you.”
I gripped at my warming chest and tried to ignore it as I sighed. “I’m going to stop answering your calls whenever you get a new girlfriend.”
“There won’t be a new one, and I know you wouldn’t.”
My eyebrows rose even though he couldn’t see me. “And how do you know that?”
“Because you love me too. Through all this bullshit, you love me, and you need these calls as bad as I do.”
“I do love you, Knox,” I whispered into the phone. It wasn’t the first time I’d told him, and I knew it wouldn’t be the last. “I love you to the moon and back.” My eyes fell to my dresser where my monthly bouquet of red poppies sat. These had come just a few days ago. The card, as always, had read: I’m still waiting for you.
“To the moon?” A deep, husky laugh filled the other end of the phone. “The moon isn’t that far, Harlow.”
“No. Not far enough.” There were a few beats of silence before he confessed, “I want to love you to the stars.”
My mouth parted and a soft huff slipped past my lips. I closed my eyes and let his words replay in my mind and move through my body as I agreed, “Then to the stars.”
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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.