Review: Changing Everything (Forgiving Lies #2.5) by Molly McAdams

Changing Everything (Forgiving Lies, #2.5)Changing Everything (Forgiving Lies #2.5) by Molly McAdams

Publication Date: March 3, 2015
Page Count: 112
Published by: William Morrow Impulse
Source: eArc received from publisher in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Paisley Morro has been in love with Eli since they were thirteen-years-old. But after twelve years of only being his best friend and wingman, the heartache that comes from watching him with countless other women becomes too much, and Paisley decides its time to lay all her feelings on the table.

Eli Jenkins has a life most guys would kill for: Dream job, countless women, and his best friend, Paisley, to be the girl he can always count on for everything else. But one conversation not only changes everything between them, it threatens to make him lose the only girl who has ever meant anything to him.

When tragedy strikes his family and Eli is forced to reevaluate his life, he realizes a life without Paisley isn’t a life at all. Only now, he may be too late.

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I've read a few Molly McAdams books, so I think I knew what to expect when I picked up Changing Everything. Molly somehow manages to write over the top emotional stories that make me have all sorts of feelings. In the end, I was left somewhere in the middle of feeling like throwing my Kindle across the room or giving it a big hug. I couldn't decide which.

The characters came off as immature at times, so that was quite off-putting. Eli was clueless about Paisley's feelings, and I thought he was a selfish jerk at times. Thinking that Paisley may be moving on without him is all it takes for Eli to realize that he can't live without her. Paisley spent way too many years being Eli's 'wingman'. I could definitely sympathize with her when she had to decide whether she wanted to pursue a new relationship or take a chance on Eli. I don't mind triangles if they are done right, and I think this was handled very well. Okay, well enough except for the super psycho love part of the triangle. He was a little over the top crazy.

Changing Everything had a lot of angst, which I love for some reason, and a really sweet ending. It was an enjoyable novella that was quick and easy to read. The story had humor, pain, friendship, a triangle, and lots of hot monkey sex steamy love scenes. This is New Adult so it's definitely for a more mature reader.

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
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I had this song stuck in my head while reading Changing Everything. Somehow, the lyrics seem to fit both guys perfectly.
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