When Kennedy Ryan moves to California, she never expects to come face-to-face with Liam Taylor—the intriguing man who has haunted her thoughts for a year. A man who led her to breaking every one of her rules for a single night of passion that ended up meaning more than it was ever supposed to. Accustomed to disastrous experiences with men, Kennedy shields herself before he can break down more of the carefully built control she’s clung to for the last four years. But every time she sees Liam, she feels her resolve weakening.
Liam Taylor has been asked to help socialize his boss’s nieces. But what he thinks sounds more like a babysitting job ends up leading him to the only girl who ever slipped away before morning—a girl he thought he’d never find again. And now that she’s within reach, Liam’s determined to never let her go.
But when a secret from her past tests their relationship, will they be able to cling to the trust Liam has worked so hard to build?
Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Expected publication: June 9th 2015 by William Morrow Paperbacks
Series: Taking Chances #2
Genre: New Adult/Romance
**I received an advanced readers copy from William Morrow Paperbacks via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**
There was a note to readers at the beginning of the book that stated...
"While you can read this novel without ever having read anything of mine, it is a continuation of stories and a combination of series. Some things will make much more sense if you've read Taking Chances and Stealing Harper, as wll as Forgiving Lies and Deceiving Lies."
I have to agree with the above statement. This was the first McAdams book for me and although I could follow along with Kennedy and Liam's story, it was the secondary characters particularly the parents, that had me confused. There was quite a bit of detailed bits about both of their parents which leads me to believe that previous books told their very confusing and crazy stories. I have to admit that from the details of their pasts that were given in this book it sounded way too busy and confusing to interest me in picking them up.
This book was just OK for me. There were a couple of things that held me back from liking it as much as I wanted to. The first thing was the build up of Kennedy and Liam's relationship. I didn't feel the emotion, turmoil and chemistry as much as I had hoped to. Without feeling the strong connection between the two I found myself not liking Kennedy very much. She came across too whiny, mean and self serving. Now I did eventually warm up to her but by then it was too late for me to really care about the outcome.
What I struggled most with though, was the relationship between Kennedy and Kira and pretty much everything revolving around the two of them. I am a twin so you would think that I would relate to the two of them. I did not. My sister and I are close and I would say that we have a typical "twin" relationship and I can tell you that we would never talk to each other and treat each other the way Kennedy and Kira did. They were quite mean to each other at times and hurtful. Also, within the pages they never really had their own identity. They lived together, worked together (on the same shift) and played together. They were always grouped together. As a twin I can say that I understand that in younger years. You never really have your own identity but by your early twenties you definitely carve out a life of your own. These two did not and it was creepy and a little annoying. Without giving anything away there was also a part near the end that made me want to vomit. Maybe with other twins it could possibly happen but I know for certain that from my twin perspective that there wouldn't even be a remote possibility of something like that happening. It is like an unwritten code. I just found it gross!
I kind of feel like I might have connected more with the story if I had read some of the authors other books first and that it may have affected my thoughts on the book. I don't know??
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