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***
“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.”
5 Stars from Tiffany!
This Series is Growing on Me
While not a huge fan of Blackbird, Firefly grabbed my attention. Maybe not right away, but Molly McAdams sets up one crazy mafia story then takes her readers on an angst filled ride until the end. Firefly is the second book in the redemption series, you do not need to read the first to know what's going on this time around.
"...I hadn't just grown up in this life, I'd been groomed to stay in it."
Lily has been in hiding by her fathers hand for four years. After yet another tragedy hit her mob family, he wasn't taking any chances with his only daughter, much to her dismay. Four years of being babysat by the man she thought she loved with all of her heart, Kieran, however, a girl can change a lot in four years.
"Don't ask me to stop saving you, because I don't know how." If only Kieran could understand that I'd never asked him to.
The crux of what is left of thier relationship. Lily wants to be free and Kieran doesn't know how to let her. He's losing her without even realizing it. He was always her number one guy, they had big plans for thier future, however the hold her dad had on him was too strong. All he knew to do, was protect Lily.
"For years it's been like this. Silent. Charged. On the edge of igniting."
Us girls are resourceful and even under the watchful eye of Kieran, Lily made it out once a week and that's how she felt him, Dare. The minute he walked in the door she knew, there was something different about this guy. He pulled her in. Too bad it was doomed from the beginning.
"We were like fire, but fire never lasts. And when it's over, devastation is left in its wake."
So true. The black clouds that hung over these families were horrible. Every turn of the page was, "Is it going to happen now?" The wait was unbearable. Good thing I instantly liked these characters and even with the slower start, it was necessary to make all of the pieces fit right.
The book is well written from various points of view so everybody gets thier say. Along with Kieran, Lily and Dare, we also have supporting characters on each side to make the story that much better. While it seems the plot is given away in the blurb, there is so much underlying information between these characters, it's hard to figure out how it's all going to come together, but it does and nicely.
I liked Firefly more than Blackbird and I think the next book, Nightshade, will top them all-I'm excited to read it.
A powerhouse romantic suspense that will have you questioning your morals and second guessing your view on love.
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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