Friday, December 13, 2013

Review: Needing Her by Molly McAdams

Title: Needing Her
Author: Molly McAdams
Series: Companion Novella to the novel From Ashes
Published By: William Morrow Impulse (December 23, 2013)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4 Stars!

Book Description:
She’s the Girl Next Door

Maci Price isn’t really into relationships. Having four very protective older brothers has always made having a boyfriend very difficult, anyway. But her friend is set on finding her the perfect guy – and thinks the mysterious Connor Green is the perfect pick.

He’s Her Brother’s Best Friend

Connor Green is trying to find himself again. He loved then lost and it’s time for him to pick up the pieces. His brooding is making his friends crazy, but, Maci Price, who has grown up into a gorgeous and incredibly sexy woman, is about to break the spell.

They’re Made for Each Other

When Maci starts up old pranks to get Connor out of his slump, an all out war leads to a night that will break all their rules, and a relationship they must keep hidden. Together they’re electric. Apart they’re safe. And soon they’ll find they’re exactly what the other needs.

A fabulous, fun, and sexy, New Adult novella from New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams. If you loved Connor in From Ashes, this is the story for you.

I feel like I need to clarify something before really starting this review, the description of this one may say that it is a novella but really it reads like a book, it is at over 300 pages, a book. 

Everything is fleshed out and well written and while part of a series, completely a story all it's own. In fact, confession time. I read this completely out of order and I don't regret it at all. In fact, I love Connor and Maci and am so glad I read their story when I did. 

I love that this was done in dual point of views. I seriously am loving that in this genre because it adds so much depth to the characters, to their thoughts and feelings and just to the story in general. 

Molly McAdams is a fantastic author, and while all her stories might not have a happily ever after ending, they are all fantastically written, hard to put down and have characters that you come to care about and feel something for, whether that be love or contempt, she knows how to bring about the emotions in a story, in a reader, and she does it well.

I adored both Maci and Connor and this story as a whole. It made me smile, laugh, sigh, get teary eyed and it made me fall in love with it.

I want more with the whole Price bunch and I am really looking forward to reading more about them all. Even though this was a long novella, I truly wasn't ready for it to be over. 

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*


  1. "Molly McAdams is a fantastic author, and while all her stories might not have a happily ever after ending"

    Uh oh. This one has an HEA ending though right? RIGHT ALI? I need those endings in my life! I was under the impression that this was in fact a novella, good to know it's actually a full length book masquerading as a novella:) Glad you enjoyed this one!!!

  2. It does Jenny so no worries there!

  3. Wow, that is nice to know that even though this is labeled a novella you are getting a full size book. I really need to read something by this author :) Have a terrific weekend!

  4. Dual POV works are hit or miss for me, but I'm glad to hear this was a hit for you. And a novella over 300 pages? Wow, that's pretty cool! Most of the time I read a novella and go "was that all?" and feel a bit cheated. I don't think I'll feel that way if I read this. Glad you enjoyed this, and thanks for bringing it to my attention with your fab review!

  5. I do prefer a HEA ALL time, so that she doesn't always have them scares me. I do like dual POV and it's classified as a novella at 300 pages? That seems a little weird it's labeled cause that might have really frustrated me if I had started reading and realized that it would take me 3 hours to read rather then an hour... So glad you clarified that.

  6. Ali I love dual povs in this type of novel, it really allows me to become invested in both characters..rocking review!

  7. I am glad a dual point of view worked for this one, I generally get confused but there are books that work just great. This one sounds well done :)

  8. I can't wait to read this one, and yes, 300 pages is definitely more like a book, which is fine with me, especially if it's good, and now that I know it has a HEA :) Wonderful review!