Title: Changing Everything (Forgiving Lies #2.5)
Author: Molly McAdams
Release Date: March 3, 2015
Paisley Morro has been in love with Eli since she was thirteen years old. But being his best friend and wingman, while keeping her feelings under wraps, has grown more difficult with every passing year and every new woman in his life. After twelve years, Paisley is tired of the constant heartache and has finally decided it’s time to lay all her feelings on the table.
Eli Jenkins has the life: his dream job, countless beautiful women, and a best friend who’s the one he counts on for everything else. One conversation, however, threatens to not only change everything between them, but possibly cause Eli to lose the only girl who has ever meant anything to him.
When a family tragedy forces Eli to take a hard look at his life, he realizes life without Paisley isn’t a life at all. Only now, he may be too late.
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If Molly rewrote the Yellow Pages in her unique storytelling way I think I’d still devour it and love every word, sentence, page.
Changing Everything features Eli – Rachel and Candice’s brother from Forgiving Lies – and Paisley. His best friend. His wingman.
She’s been in love with him since they met. He’s been using her to deflect unwanted female attention and using her as a sleeping buddy.
What happens is the culmination of years of inner torment on Paisley’s part and years of ignoring inner feelings on Eli’s part.
I love their relationship. Even just as BFFs they have a chemistry that sizzles through the pages and as lovers they have a tenderness that I covet.
As a short and sweet read there is nothing better and the epilogue just gave me tingles.
Thank you, Molly, for yet another wonderful piece of writing. Even if it did cause me tears of sadness and joy! ❤
5 cupcake splitting stars!
“Don’t you have a shirt you can put on?”
Stepping up behind her, I rested my chin on top of her head and picked at the pastry she’d just pulled out of the bag. “I do, but you woke me up.”
“I woke you up? I’m late. And your head is heavy,” she grumbled.
I put more pressure on her head and she elbowed my stomach. “What’s this?” I asked, and pointed at the wrapped sandwich she’d just set down.
“There are two sausage English muffins for you.”
“Do they have—”
“Extra cheese? Yes, they do.”
I hugged her waist tightly. “You’re the best.” Grabbing one of the sandwiches, I unwrapped it and held it in front of her so she could have the first bite before taking my own. “I forgot it was Sunday,” I mumbled around the food.
She laughed and started to unwrap her own sandwich. “Good thing it was my week to get food or I’d be sitting at my apartment starv— Wait. If I woke you up, why are you in jeans?”
“I could’ve walked out here naked.”
Her body went stiff. “You don’t sleep naked.”
I pointed in the direction of my room with my sandwich. “Carrie’s here.”
“The girl from the bar a few weeks ago.”
“There are a lot of girls from O’Malley’s when it comes to you, Eli,” she countered.
“Ouch. The girl from the night of my birthday.”
“Pay,” I growled in warning.
Paisley pushed against the island, trying to move me away. “Move, I need to leave.”
“No, you don’t.”
“You have a girl in your bed who is probably as naked as you were five minutes ago. I should not be here when she wakes up.”
“And you’re my best friend and it’s Sunday morning. This is our tradition and she’s not going to stop it because I forgot what today was.”
“Eli, let me go!” she hissed and jammed both her elbows into my stomach.
I bent forward as I took a step back. “Fuck, Pay!”
“Language! Let the Oompa-Loompa eat my breakfast, she’ll think you did something nice for her.” She took three steps away from me before I was able to grab her hand to stop her. Turning quickly, she stepped back up to me and tried to get in my face. All five feet of her. “Do you know how horrible you look when you do things like this to all these girls?” she seethed. “You’re twenty-five, Eli, grow up and stop being such a whore! Stop treating every girl you meet like all she is to you is your next lay. Stop letting them all be your next lay! Find someone who you actually want to spend your time with and—”
“Ohmigod. Are you, like, everywhere?”
Paisley whipped her head to the side to look at Carrie, but I couldn’t take my eyes off of Pay. Where was this coming from? She’d joked about all the girls I slept with, but she’d never flipped out on me like this.
“Did I interrupt something?” Carrie gasped and shrieked, “I knew it! You are fucking her!”
Paisley scoffed and met my gaze. “No, he’s not. That should be obvious since I’m still around and none of the other girls are.”
About the Author:
Molly McAdams grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and 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.
Molly’s next book will be Trusting Liam: A Taking Chances and Forgiving Lies Novel, available on June 9th, 2015!
Blame It On The Rain – He Is We | Chapter 1 (Paisley)Bar/Truck/Eli’s apartment
Say Something – A Great Big World, Christina Aguilera | Chapter 3 (Eli) Coffee shop
9 Crimes – Damien Rice | Chapter 5 (Eli) Hospital / (Paisley) End of BDay Surprise
Eyes Wide Open – Gotye | Chapter 6 (Eli) Office / (Paisley) Bar
Don’t Go – Jake Coco, Caitlin Hart | Chapter 7 (Eli) Outside Paisley’s apartment
Be Your Everything – Boys Like Girls | Chapter 7 (2 Eli) His apartment
Only You’re The One – Lifehouse | Chapter 8 (Paisley) Eli wakes her up
Moonlight Crush – Outshyne | Chapter 11 (Eli) Truck bed
Dance Without You – Skylar Grey | Chapter 12 (Paisley) Truck
Heart By Heart – Demi Lovato | Chapter 12 (Paisley) Inside the cottage
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We are giving away: Print copies of TAKING CHANCES, FROM ASHES, STEALING HARPER, DECEIVING LIES, CAPTURING PEACE, FIFTY FIRST TIMES, FORGIVING LIES, and SHARING YOU by Molly McAdams!