Blog Tour, Review, Author Q&A & Giveaway – Changing Everything by Molly McAdams
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.
LOUISA’S 4 STAR REVIEW
I have missed my Molly McAdams books. It’s been too long for me. This is a novella and I enjoyed it, but they are always too short for me. But, honestly, full length novels are some times too short for me.
I love a good BFF’s-really-love-each-book, but love it even more when one of them doesn’t know it yet. Paisley and Eli knew each other better than anyone else, but there was always something a little different, when it came to the feelings Paisley has for Eli.
I understood Paisley’s need to move on, if Eli can’t be who she needs him to be, she has to do it, but she may lose her best friend. Is Eli ready to say goodbye to Paisley. I shed a few tears (happy and sad tears) and got some butterflies in my stomach. A gamete of emotions will be released while reading.
I loved watching the ups and downs of their relationship, seeing it grow and change is what I love to see in a book. Molly has taken me and put me in their lives, in their hearts and I felt like I was sitting on the side lines watching this unfold.
Oh the joys of watching the man you love get ready to take another woman home … especially when she’s one bad dye job away from being an Oompa-Loompa.
Here’s a little snippet from CHANGING EVERYTHING for y’all! Enjoy!
“Oh no,” I breathed, and looked at Kristen to act like I hadn’t heard Eli. “If he makes me play pool with him while he makes out with another girl again, I will lose it!”
“He’s smiling, at least he didn’t see you moping—and he’s walking over here. With her. Right now. He’s—”
“Pay, we’re gonna head out, were you ready to leave?”
I turned to look at them with a smile plastered on my face, but it was entirely possible I looked like I was grimacing. “Well … ” I began, but the girl in Eli’s arms held up her hand.
She made a sickened face as her head jerked up to look at Eli, then back at me. Long seconds passed as she looked me up and down with her lips parted in disgust. “Um … ew! I’m, like, not really into that whole threesome thing. So gross. Yano?”
I wanted to remind her that “you” and “know” were two separate words … but with the way she looked, I was surprised she knew that Eli plus her plus me equaled three and not the color burrito, so I kept that to myself.
Eli’s face pinched together like he’d eaten something sour, and before he said something that would inevitably crush me even more tonight, I tried to speak his latest pick’s language.
“Ohmigod, like, ew, right?”
Kristen’s hand flew to her mouth as beer sprayed out, and Eli’s lack-of-amused expression let me know that he knew what I was doing.
At least I didn’t feel like I was going to throw up anymore.
“Threesomes are so way gross,” I continued, not like I’d know. But the girl nodded her head and pursed her lips.
“So, like, is she gonna watch?” she asked, and it took everything in me not to shoot Eli a look that said: Really? This is what you want?- Molly McAdams, Changing Everything
Molly McAdams talks about how
WRITING IS HER THERAPY!
Writing = Woosah
Writing for me can cause dozens of different emotions. Whether it’s heartache that causes me to sob for hours on end, or happiness that has me smiling like a freak at my computer … at the end of a writing day, I always feel so worn out from those emotions that I don’t know how I’m supposed to make it the forty steps to my bed. But that exhaustion has to be one of my favorite things.
It’s like I just had my own therapy session with my computer. Like I just vented my characters’ voices out on my keyboard for hours until I couldn’t go any longer. I did a weird type of hours-long (brain) exercise without ever leaving my chair. And even though those types of things can be exhausting, don’t you always feel a million times better once they’re done? It’s like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders, right?
Writing makes me feel crazy sometimes because I always have these people talking to me inside my head, and there are days where I forget to eat because I can’t stop writing out their stories. And there are some of those days where I pound on the keyboard a little harder depending on how emotional or intense the scene is, but it will always be one of my favorite ways to relax.
Molly’s next book will be Trusting Liam: A Taking Chances and Forgiving Lies Novel, available on June 9th, 2015!
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.
CHANGING EVERYTHING Playlist:
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
Check out this playlist here: Changing Everything