Blog Tour with double Review: Blackbird by Molly McAdams

March 7, 2017

Title: Blackbird
Author: Molly McAdams
Series: A Redemption Novel
Genre: Romantic Suspense

“Molly takes her writing game to a whole different level—one that most authors rarely see.” – #1 New York Times bestselling author, Rachel Van Dyken

From New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams comes a powerhouse romantic suspense that will have you questioning your morals and second guessing your view on love.
I live in a world few know exist. I’ve trained for this. I know what to say, what to do, and how to act. I’ve perfected the lethal calm required for this life.
Now it’s time to buy my first girl. But all it takes is one look at the brave girl who starts singing mid-auction for that calm to slip.
Briar Chapman is going to be the death of me, and I don’t care. I’ll take every day with her until that death comes, and I’ll welcome it when it does.
On the outside, Lucas Holt is what nightmares are made of. A man cloaked in darkness, with sin-filled eyes and an enticing grin. A devil so devastatingly beautiful and cruel that his very presence instills fear.
But beneath his terrifying, ever-calm exterior is an affectionate man haunted by a past that refuses to stay buried. And Lucas looks at me as though he’s finally found the only person who can make it all go away.
We’re a battle of the brightest day and the darkest night—and I want to lie in the wake of our war.

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⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

You know what happens when you think you have it all and nothing can be more perfect than in that moment? It gets taken away. Your sense of security, your hopes and dreams all gone within the blink of an eye because you were in a bubble of being untouchable. You see the funny thing is, as much as we all think we have this perfect world and our lives are good, were not exempt from being destroyed. We’re, not exempt from evil lurking around and holding us in its grip. WE’RE. NOT. UNTOUCHABLE. 

“We’re a battle of the brightest day and the darkest night- and I want to lie in the wake of our war.”

Briar is a simple girl but she had the very best of everything. Engaged to a man who worships the ground she walks on, and having a simple job has her feeling pretty good about her life. That all changes in the blink of an eye when she’s kidnapped from her job and taken to an unknown location. Scared and alone, Briar must now face a completely different life where darkness will now become her new light. But can she survive this type of darkness? Especially when he comes in the form of tall and deadly? 

Lucas Holt has been many things in his past life but loving hasn’t been one of them. When Briar walks into his life, that part of him that he thought was dead has now been resuscitated and he has no intention of ever letting her go. But will Briar make it easy for him? 

“Because he wasn’t a lover and his touch shouldn’t steal my breath. But it did.” 

I really enjoyed this story and I loved the fact that it had just the right amount of suspense to keep my interest and it wasn’t overdone. Briar and Lucas had an extremely complicated and I was extremely nervous but excited at the same time. Yes I’m sick in the head but you guys already knew that. This author kept me on the edge of my seat just waiting with bated breaths because I didn’t know what was going to happen and I freakin LOVED that. 

If you’re looking for a suspenseful read with just the right amount of seines, this one is definitely for you guys. 

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Blackbird fly, blackbird fly. Into the light of the dark black night."
I have nothing but all good praises for Molly McAdams. Blackbird is a proof of how talented she is as an author. How brilliant she is for amazingly delivered a story so unforgettable, a story that will really leave a mark to all the readers. Because Blackbird? It's Molly McAdams at her finest. This is her masterpiece!

“Because he is the darknessHe is the devil….…and I love him”
I admit, reading this book at first gave me conflicting emotions. I actually stopped reading it and waited days because I do not know if I read the right book. That to say because it was really new to me, I'm used to the angst Molly gave us, I'm used to that heart wrenching scenes she's known for but I was never used to read a book from her that was just dark and so twisted. When I finally put on my big girl panties, I am amazed! I love the story so much I hardly put it down. 

First few pages in and I literally cringe at the thought, but slap me several times, but this book just opened another version of me. The twisted-pervert side that had me questioning my morality. Because who will not? The story screams DARK AND TWISTED but I was devouring it like it was my last meal. I was flipping through the pages like a mad woman looking for her next prey. I was puzzling the pieces together, inhaling and breathing the suspense. I was at the edge reading the book but my knickers were soaking for the twisted desire I have with Lucas and Briar's interaction. Damn! Tell me who aren't affected by Lucas and Briar? Tell me who aren't rooting for them even when it wasn't the right idea? Tell me who aren't as giddy as I am swooning for this broken man and loving him despite his darkness? None. Because everything is worth falling for.Everything is just perfectly imperfect the way it is. And I am loving it to it bits. I can never forget this story. In fact, this made my love to the author in another new level.

Seriously, when I thought about it, I was definitely thinking it was all sorts of wrong. But reading it in Molly's perfectly written and flawless portrayal and delivery, I realized I cannot think of that. Blackbird and her devil is just perfect together. Their chemistry is sinful but at the same time rightful in all aspects. The sizzling scenes had me. That emotions in the book portrayed even got me. I was so consumed by them. The complicated relationship they had me even questioning if there will be even a HEA with the leads. When I thought I had it figured out, I was wrong, there are pieces yet to unfold and there are twists and turns I never saw coming. Whatever it is, it's for you to fins out. This book is better read blind. You can as much feel the emotions when you do not have any idea what's bound to happen. I'll tell you, you'll appreciate it more.

To Molly McAdams, kudos! Blackbird just became one of my top reads this year. As I read through the pages, I can feel the powerful words and lines you gave to it. It was addicting, sinful but out-rightly beautiful in the darkest, suspenseful manner. Ahhh..this is romance in the newest level.

She closed the distance between us, each step slow and calculated. Once she was close enough, I slid one hand around her waist and the other around the back of her neck, using her hair to tilt her head back so I could study those eyes that captivated me.
“I hate that you have so much money that you buy women. I hate that you bought me at all, but mostly that you bought me because I started singing. I hate the circumstances that brought me to you, but I love you and am thankful I’m here with you all the same.”
My chest ached and filled with warmth. I wanted to kiss her and thank her for trusting me with her past. I wanted to erase every bad memory and replace them with ones of us now, but she didn’t realize what she’d just said . . .
As much as I wanted what she was saying to be true, it wasn’t, and it never would be. It couldn’t.
“You don’t,” I said thickly, forcing the words out through the tightness in my throat.
Confusion covered her face and her brows drew together. “I don’t what?”
“You don’t love me.”
I felt the shock that went through her body, but she didn’t try to pull away from me. Instead, she gripped my shirt in her hands like she was pleading with me in her touch alone.
“Lucas . . .”
My eyes slid shut, and I released a slow, weighted breath. “You don’t, Briar.”
“I know you think you don’t know how to love someone, but you do, you have been. You know what love is, and I have never been more aware of how loved I am by someone than I am by you.”
I ground my jaw and finally looked at her again. Instead of disagreeing with her, I said, “You can’t love me, because you don’t know me.”
I hated the hurt in her eyes. I hated that I was putting it there. I hated everything I was, hated that I would never be enough for the girl I didn’t know how to let go of. Couldn’t let go of.
“Yes, I do,” she choked out. “I’ve seen it, I’ve felt it, I’ve experienced your darkness and your monsters, and I’m still here. Haven’t I proven myself yet? Haven’t I proven I am not going anywhere? That you can’t make me run?” Her gripping hands flattened and moved up to curve around my neck. “I knew to fall in love with you I had to fall in love with the devil, too. I am not as naïve as you think I am.”
“But you have no idea exactly how heartless your devil is,” I said darkly.
“Then let me see—”
“I won’t let you into that part of my world,” I said on a growl. Just the thought of her being in a situation to see me like that—to see that part of my world—chilled me in a way that made me feel sick. “All of thiswill change the minute you see it. Trust me when I say you’ll never be able to look at me the same, and I won’t be able to live with myself if that day ever comes.”
“You can’t know that,” she argued, her words still sounding like a plea.
“Think of your worst memories with me, Blackbird,” I ordered gently. “Think of what I told you about the shootout with my brothers. Think about what William did to you. Now try to grasp that all of that is nothing compared to what I have done, and what I do, without feeling a thing.”
I waited for it to sink in, and after a few moments, it did. And there was that look in her eyes I’d come to dread and hate—fear and uncertainty. But I could still see her love for me.
Unfailing and undeserving.
“Didn’t you hear me the first time?” she finally asked as tears filled her eyes. “The darkest part of your soul terrifies me, but, Lucas, I’m not going anywhere.”

Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband, daughter, and fur babies. When she’s not diving into the world of her characters, some of 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. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies and fried pickles, and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm … or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren’t really happening.
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