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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Love Affair With Fiction Presents: Firefly by Molly McAdams; #BlogTour, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #Review

Title: Firefly
Author: Molly McAdams
Series: A Redemption Novel
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Rating:  4.5 Stars
Told in the first person.  Alternating Persons.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Love Affair with Fiction and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".

“I’m wrecked, ruined, destroyed, and in awe.” – #1 New York Times bestselling author, Rachel Van Dyken

The next captivating installment in New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams’s Redemption series.
As the Princess of the Irish-American Mob, there’s no shortage of men ready to help guard and protect me. To slowly suffocate me to the point of seeking freedom—a place where I can breathe.
Kieran Hayes has been saving me for as long as I can remember. It’s in his blood, and one of the many reasons I fell in love with him. Until my favorite trait became his biggest flaw, making me resent the man I love. An unwavering warrior, his love for me has been shrouded by those instincts.
Save Lily. Protect Lily. Hide Lily. Cage Lily.
What I wasn’t prepared for was Dare—the man who would set my world on fire with just one touch. He saw straight through to my soul, as though he knew I was desperate for freedom, and silently demanded my heart from the beginning.
And I didn’t expect Dare to be Demitri Borello—the reason for so many deaths in my family. A man who will take my life the moment he finds out who I am.
Despite it all, I’ll love him until that moment comes.
A fire will die if there is no oxygen for it to consume. Ours is rapidly stealing every last breath we can sacrifice to it.
***The Redemption series is a series of romantic suspense standalones***

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Lily O’Sullivan is starting to feel very anxious.  Could that anxiousness/anxiety have anything to do with the family business?  It’s a business that she wants nothing to do with.  Kieran Hayes is a man of power.  Is he a man who can make her happy?  Maybe it’s a case of a little too late.  Demitri “Dare” Borello is a man with vengeance on his mind.

This author writes about a conflict that involves families.  Wanting to see how this conflict plays out is what has me turning the page.  What I liked most is that our author doesn’t try to romanticize the shadier side of this story.  It’s a world that can suffocate someone’s spirit.  What I liked about Lily is that she’s not willing to accept that.

Having a sense of feeling people around you shows up in a lot of scenes in this book.  There have been times that I’ve sensed things but only when it comes to my family.  But not things like Lily and Dare seem to be able to do.  How about you?

This story seems so serious until this author introduces a character named Einstein.  She’s quite the experience and will at the very least give you a good chuckle.  When I first met her I was frustrated.  But as I got to “know” her, I came to like her.  At times, she was the glue that held a scene together.  Just like in real life, laughter can change in an instant to something else.

Growing up watching a lot of musicals, one of my favorites was West Side Story.  I can picture this tale as a modern version.  It took a while but I got sucked into Lily’s world.  Especially after I made the musical connection.  This is also a reason as to why I changed what I was originally going to rate this book.  It also left me wondering what music this author would use in her version.

The author gives her readers a little sex but it ‘s not put there just to say its there.  It shows the feelings our characters have for each other.  But for me it was all about the mystery, suspense, and the anticipation of what’s to come that left me wanting more.  There’s both happy and sad in this story.  But there’s also hope.  Part of that hope goes into the next book in the series – which made me happy to see. 

“Nothing’s getting past me,” I assured her.
Her breath washed over my lips as I leaned in to kiss her again when she whispered, “I thought we were talking about you.”
I paused for a few seconds, then looked up into her hazel eyes. “What?”
“I think I’m in danger from you.”
My brow pulled tight, and I forced out a low, frustrated laugh. “Me.”
She nodded again, the movement of her head so slow as her eyes explored mine. “I need you to let me go for so many reasons, but I easily forget why when you don’t. I think there was a reason neither of us crossed that invisible barrier before today. Because being in your arms?” She hesitated, her tongue quickly darting out to wet her lips. “Trust me, it’s dangerous.”
A weight pressed down on my chest, making it hard to breathe. Because damn it if she wasn’t right.
There were dozens of girls over the years who’d meant nothing more than a night. Maybe two. Not one could I remember the name of, most I couldn’t remember their face.
Then there’d been one who I would’ve sold my soul for if I could’ve had one more night with her.
My days with her had been everything. A slow burn that had built over time until I hadn’t been able to get enough of her. Until she’d meant too much.
And there hadn’t been a girl since.
Not a second glance. Not a thought. Nothing.
Until one morning at Brooks a few years ago.
But there was nothing slow about the thoughts and needs for the girl pressed against me. There hadn’t been since the very first morning I’d found her staring at a mirror like it had the power to destroy her world. Like that possibility fascinated her.
Fuck, if I didn’t need to find out why.
Dangerous was exactly what we were. Only she had no idea just how much.
My gut twisted as unwanted thoughts entered my mind, but I pushed them away. Because I knew what I needed to do. I needed to let her go and force myself not to follow.
But when there’s a flicker of light in your life after so much darkness, it’s impossible to stay away.
And this girl burned so damn bright.
Calling to me and beckoning me toward her, and I knew no matter how many times I let her slip away, I would follow her just to catch her again.
I brushed my thumb across her full lips. “Goddamn firefly.”

A powerhouse romantic suspense that will have you questioning your morals and second guessing your view on love.
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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.
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