Firefly by Molly McAdams…Blog Tour & Review

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

“I’m wrecked, ruined, destroyed, and in awe.” – #1 New York Times bestselling author, Rachel Van Dyken

The next captivating installment in New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams’s Redemption series.

As the Princess of the Irish-American Mob, there’s no shortage of men ready to help guard and protect me. To slowly suffocate me to the point of seeking freedom—a place where I can breathe.

Kieran Hayes has been saving me for as long as I can remember. It’s in his blood, and one of the many reasons I fell in love with him. Until my favorite trait became his biggest flaw, making me resent the man I love. An unwavering warrior, his love for me has been shrouded by those instincts.

Save Lily. Protect Lily. Hide Lily. Cage Lily.

What I wasn’t prepared for was Dare—the man who would set my world on fire with just one touch. He saw straight through to my soul, as though he knew I was desperate for freedom, and silently demanded my heart from the beginning.

And I didn’t expect Dare to be Demitri Borello—the reason for so many deaths in my family. A man who will take my life the moment he finds out who I am.

Despite it all, I’ll love him until that moment comes.

A fire will die if there is no oxygen for it to consume. Ours is rapidly stealing every last breath we can sacrifice to it.


***The Redemption series is a series of romantic suspense standalones***


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“Nothing’s getting past me,” I assured her.

Her breath washed over my lips as I leaned in to kiss her again when she whispered, “I thought we were talking about you.”

I paused for a few seconds, then looked up into her hazel eyes. “What?”

“I think I’m in danger from you.”

My brow pulled tight, and I forced out a low, frustrated laugh. “Me.”

She nodded again, the movement of her head so slow as her eyes explored mine. “I need you to let me go for so many reasons, but I easily forget why when you don’t. I think there was a reason neither of us crossed that invisible barrier before today. Because being in your arms?” She hesitated, her tongue quickly darting out to wet her lips. “Trust me, it’s dangerous.”

A weight pressed down on my chest, making it hard to breathe. Because damn it if she wasn’t right.

There were dozens of girls over the years who’d meant nothing more than a night. Maybe two. Not one could I remember the name of, most I couldn’t remember their face.

Then there’d been one who I would’ve sold my soul for if I could’ve had one more night with her.

My days with her had been everything. A slow burn that had built over time until I hadn’t been able to get enough of her. Until she’d meant too much.

And there hadn’t been a girl since.

Not a second glance. Not a thought. Nothing.

Until one morning at Brooks a few years ago.

But there was nothing slow about the thoughts and needs for the girl pressed against me. There hadn’t been since the very first morning I’d found her staring at a mirror like it had the power to destroy her world. Like that possibility fascinated her.

Fuck, if I didn’t need to find out why.

Dangerous was exactly what we were. Only she had no idea just how much.

My gut twisted as unwanted thoughts entered my mind, but I pushed them away. Because I knew what I needed to do. I needed to let her go and force myself not to follow.

But when there’s a flicker of light in your life after so much darkness, it’s impossible to stay away.

And this girl burned so damn bright.

Calling to me and beckoning me toward her, and I knew no matter how many times I let her slip away, I would follow her just to catch her again.

I brushed my thumb across her full lips. “Goddamn firefly.”



How can one author’s words make you feel so deeply??? I don’t think there is another author out there like Molly McAdams that is able to reach into the depths of my heart and make me feel the things I feel with every single one of her books.

Last year was the first time since 2012 that I read another of her books because she crushed with me Taking Chances and From Ashes. Don’t get me wrong, those two books are 5+++ star books for me, but my heart ached the emotions those books put me through. Too The Stars didn’t gut me as much as those two books, but I still felt her words deep inside.

“Love isn’t something people like us have the luxury of. It’s used against us. It’s used to slowly destroy you over the years. I was ignorant enough to think I could have it, and it ruined me. I won’t make that mistake again.”

And now here I am, almost 18 months later reading Firefly. I wanted to read Firefly because the series it’s in is a different genre that Molly has not written in before – romantic suspense and dark romance. While this book isn’t dark like I am used to, Molly definitely delivered on the suspense and angst in this book and still had my heart being battered with emotions.

“We are like fire, but fire never lasts. And when it’s over, devastation is left in its wake.”

I had an inkling of what I was getting into after reading the blurb, but nothing prepared me for the onslaught of emotions that I would feel reading this book. And you would think I would prepare myself better knowing that it’s Molly McAdams, but I don’t think I will ever be prepared for her words and how much they would seep deep into me.

Lily, Princess of the Irish-American mob, is a prisoner in her own world. She’s torn between loving and hating the one man she always thought she would marry; the one who promised they would run away from this life and start anew. But one deadly night changes everything and Lily’s future is forever caged and changed. Til she meets Dare.

“You’re a dream inside a living nightmare, and I’m a bastard for pulling you in.”

Dare is Demitiri Borello, the Boss of the sworn enemy of her family. With Dare, Lily finally finds the freedom she’s been seeking for years. Unfortunately, neither know who the other really is. And with all the drama going on between their families, their own deceit between them, their delicate and fragile love won’t survive through it all.

From page one, I was immediately hooked on this story. Molly’s brilliant writing, her enthralling characters and their strong attributes, bring you a story that will leave you breathless and encompassing your every thought. You won’t be able to put the book down once you start reading. Dare and Lily had me at the edge of my seat the entire time and had my heart in their hands. And don’t even get me started on Kieran/Nightshade – oh my poor heart. And the secondary characters have me pleading with Molly that they get their own stories down the line because they are so much an integral part of this story.

“I would let me heart be destroyed a thousand times if it meant a thousand more days with him.”

Throughout this whole book I felt myself gasping and living in these characters shoes. I have no idea how Molly does it, but she makes me feel every single emotion – hope, hurt, anger, dread, fear, love – you name it, I felt it in this book. Molly writes like no other and proves once again she is able to step outside her comfort zone and write a unique story that keeps you coming back for more.




A powerhouse romantic suspense that will have you questioning your morals and second guessing your view on love.

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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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