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.
We first met Eli in Forgiving Lies and Deceiving Lies as the brother to Rachel’s best friend (and well we all know how I feel about the best friend by now). So I was excited when I started Changing Everything because I was like yes I loved the first two so much that I just know I will love this one as well, but I didn’t. Don’t get me wrong, I liked it a lot but it fell short of me loving it.
Eli uses his best friend Paisley as a shield to his ex hook ups more often than not, but he doesn’t realise is that Paisley has been in love with him for so long that every touch or pretend caress hurts her and shatters her heart a little more. When Paisley finally opens up and tells Eli how she feels he freaks out thinking that he is losing his best friend and basically does a total asshat move and pushes her away. Now here is why I bumped it down from loving it to liking it. Paisley doesn’t fight for him, she allows him to just walk away instead of making him open up his eyes to what they could have. It takes someone else and events that happen during the first two books for Eli to pull his head out of his ass to open his eyes. Which okay is usually what happens in most ex man whore storylines so why did this one just make me mad when others didn’t? It’s Paisley, I just couldn’t like her and I swear I tried I really did. I didn’t connect with her and I think for me that is what made me fall just short of loving it.
I am very happy though that I signed up for this blog tour because I finally read an author who I have been wanting to read for a very long time and reading and reviewing Changing Everything kicked me in my ass to read the first book in the series that I just needed that nudge to finally read.
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!
“Pay!” “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’s next book will be Trusting Liam: A Taking Chances and Forgiving Lies Novel, available on June 9th, 2015!
About Molly: 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.
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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
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