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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Book Blog Tour Stop - Taking Chances and From Ashes by Molly McAdams



Taking ChancesAbout Taking Chances

• Paperback: 464 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (April 16, 2013)

Her first year away is turning out to be nearly perfect, but one weekend of giving in to heated passion will change everything
Eighteen-year-old Harper has grown up under the thumb of her career marine father. Ready to live life her own way and to experience things she’s only ever heard of from the jarheads in her father’s unit, she’s on her way to college at San Diego State University.

Thanks to her new roommate, Harper is introduced to a world of parties, gorgeous guys, family, and emotions. She finds herself being torn in two as she quickly falls in love with both her new boyfriend, Brandon, and her roommate’s brother, Chase. Despite their dangerous looks and histories, both men adore Harper and would do anything for her, including taking a step back if it would mean she’d be happy.

From AshesAbout From Ashes

• Paperback: 416 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (April 16, 2013)

Aside from her dad, who passed away when she was six, Cassidy Jameson has only ever trusted one man: her best friend, Tyler. So of course she follows him to Texas when he leaves for college. She just didn’t expect to be so drawn to their new roommate, Gage, a gorgeous guy with a husky Southern drawl. The only problem? He’s Tyler’s cousin.

Gage Carson was excited to share an apartment off campus with his cousin. He didn’t mind that Tyler was bringing the mysterious friend he’d heard about since they were kids . . . until the most beautiful girl he’s ever seen jumps out of his cousin’s Jeep. There’s something about Cassi that makes Gage want to give her everything. Too bad Tyler has warned him that she’s strictly off-limits.

Despite everything keeping them apart, Cassi and Gage dance dangerously close to the touch they’ve both been craving. But when disaster sends her running into Tyler’s arms, Cassi will have to decide whether to face the demons of her past . . . or to burn her chance at a future with Gage.


MY THOUGHTS:

There is a new genre of books making the fiction scene these days, new adult lit.  These books are directed at those young readers who have finished high school and are setting off to college or into the work world.

"Taking Chances" and "From Ashes" by Molly McAdams are good examples of this new genre. The stories feature young characters, facing the "real" world for the first time.  There is lots of drama, plenty of angst, a good helping of romance and sex, and a good dash of friendships in these two stories, and make for fascinating reading.

Kudos to Ms. McAdams for being one of the forerunners in this shiny new genre - I look forward to reading more of her work!

Molly McAdamsAbout Molly McAdams

Molly McAdams grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and furry, four-legged daughter. When she’s not diving into the world of her characters, she can be found hiding out in her bedroom—surrounded by her laptop, cell phone, and Kindle—and fighting over the TV remote. She loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm … or under one in a bathtub if there are tornadoes. That way she can pretend they aren’t really happening.

Visit Molly at her website, read her blog, connect with her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

Molly’s Tour Stops

Monday, April 22nd: Mom in Love With Fiction
Tuesday, April 23rd: From L.A. to LA
Wednesday, April 24th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Tuesday, May 7th: …the bookworm…
Wednesday, May 8th: Hesperia Loves Books
Monday, May 13th: A Tale of Many Book Reviews
Tuesday, May 14th: From the TBR Pile
Monday, May 20th: Sweet Southern Home
Tuesday, May 21st: Giraffe Days
Wednesday, May 22nd: Seaside Book Nook


My thanks to TLC Book Tours for including me on this tour, and for providing the review copies. I was not compensated for my opinion.

2 comments:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I haven't read anything in this genre yet but it sounds like this would be a great place to start.

Thanks for being on the tour!

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

It was my pleasure, Heather!

I predict this genre is really going to take off!