Firefly by Molly McAdams
Series: Redemption Series #2
Also in this series: Blackbird
Published by Headline Eternal on July 18, 2017
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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***
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Firefly was an angsty book I couldn’t put down!
A triangle involving not one, but two anti-heroes, happy days 🙂 My only conundrum was trying to decide which man was the right badass to choose. One was obviously better than the other but the mitigating circumstances surrounding the love both men felt for her kept me reassessing my allegiance.
Lily aka Elle was a crushed woman. She was trapped, caged but thankfully managed to escape for brief periods of fresh air occasionally. Her sanctuary led her to the last place she should have felt freedom. The company she is now keeping is vibrant and dynamic. The characters had a New Adult ambiance even though they were in their 20s.
Her plight was dark in nature but full of hope. While light was in her sight, the haunting question I couldn’t predict was the probability of her being able to reach it in time and who she would be grieving at the end. Survival of all was a question, including Lily.
The story is based around two families entrenched in organised crime. Her father and their family set up was disturbing. It didn’t have a mafia romance air to it, rather a mob boss who was hellbent on maintaining a bloodline.
This book has firmly placed Molly McAdams back on my auto read author list. We’ve been estranged ever since I read the book, you know the one with three people sitting on a bench? I think I may have almost forgiven Ms McAdams for my meltdown over that particular story. Now I can’t wait to read on for the next book in this series. Molly, I’ve missed your writing, glad we have become acquainted again 🙂
4 Dare to Love Stars
“I’m wrecked, ruined, destroyed, and in awe.” – #1 New York Times bestselling author, Rachel Van Dyken
“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.
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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