By Molly McAdams
Series: Forgiving Lies, #2
My Rating: 3 Stars
From the author of Taking Chances, “Forgiving Lies” is the first book in another hot, sexy series by Molly McAdams that is sure to give you your latest book boyfriend crush. Molly McAdams has done it again. Another entertaining read, complete with a swoon-worthy lead male character that will leave you wishing he’d make you pancakes and give you sour patch kids.
Having been transferred to Austin, for an undercover assignment, Logan “Kash” Ryan, is determined to track down a serial killer. He’s all business until he meets his devastatingly beautiful neighbor, Rachel Masters. Kash knows he needs to keep his distance but something about Rachel’s heavily guarded nature has Kash wanting to do nothing but tear down those thick walls that surround her. He wants to know her like he’s never known anyone before. It’s a dangerous game with a killer on the loose and it would be easy to lose sight of the goal but he just can’t seem to stay away.
Rachel Masters is about to enter her last year of college. It’s supposed to be some of the best years of her life, but she’s had her world torn apart over and over. As a result, she has built high, thick walls to protect herself. Her past with men has been anything but stellar and she’s perfectly ok with turning into a crazy cat lady. She can definitely do with no being involved with anyone again. But when a handsome, Harley riding, tattooed bad boy moves into the apartment across the hall from her, who consistently tries pushing through her carefully constructed walls, Rachel is unable to resist. She only hopes she’s not making a huge mistake trusting again.
Try as they might, friends is an impossible goal and soon, Kash and Rachel are letting their feelings for one another guide them down a dangerous path. Kash’s secrets from Rachel about his true identity may not be the forgiving lies that Rachel talks about. But he hopes she’ll understand his desire to protect her above all else. If she doesn’t, will she run from him and put him on the other side of those walls?
This is the second time I’ve read this book and while I enjoyed it the first time around, I think I actually enjoyed it more the second time. I definitely fell completely, head-over-heels in love with Logan “Kash” Ryan. What did I like? Hmmm well, there was the tattoos, his joking, laid back nature and yes, how he would chew on that lip ring. Who knew a lip ring could be so sexy. Seriously though, Kash is funny. I laughed so much at his antics when he was around Rachel. For me, it’s what made the book. He’s definitely swoonworthy.
Overall, this is a great new adult read. Fans of other new adult authors are going to enjoy this series. Ms. McAdams has done a great job of developing a solid plot line with well-rounded characters who work well together from the start of the book. They are interesting and have great chemistry.
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Molly McAdams. Having read her Taking Chances series and having at least three other books by her on my “to read” list, I always look forward to what she’ll produce next. Her books are highly emotional and have a way of burying themselves deep into your heart. You likely won’t be able to let them go anytime soon. If you aren’t familiar with her yet, what are you waiting for? If you like a great, heartfelt story with some steamy romance thrown in and a bit of action you won’t be disappointed with her books, especially Forgiving Lies. Check it out!