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.
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!
“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
***CUPCAKES and TROLLS***
What happens when your main characters are best friends.
Eli and Paisley have been best friends since they were thirteen years old—twelve years—before CHANGING EVERYTHING begins. Meaning they know each other in ways only married couples do, and at the same time, they don’t know each other in ways that Paisley wants to. But when you have best friends you get to have fun creating their characters. I’m the kind of person who has nicknames for people I’m close to. My hubby and I have so many nicknames for each other—some that are actual names—that I get that oh-my-God-you-just-called-your-husband-the-wrong-name face from people all the time. So naturally, my characters often have nicknames, and Paisley and Eli do lots of that and name-calling! Also, best friends have little habits and quirks that people just don’t understand. Here’s a bit of the nicknames, name-calling, and best friend quirks that you’re going to see in CHANGING EVERYTHING.
~*~ REVIEW ~*~
This is just something fun, she said…
Just a little something for my readers to enjoy, she said…
Why did I believe the lies?! I went in to this book thinking exactly that, and shame on me because Molly McAdams is one of my all time favourite authors EVER, and I’ll read her shopping list if I was allowed, so I should have known that mixed in with the fun, my heart was in for some serious wreckage.
“Eli, I need to know. Is there any possibility of there being an us?”
From the word prologue, I was a miserable wreck. Paisley has been in love with her best friend Eli for twelve years, keeping her feelings a secret while he used her as a “wing-woman”, and a buffer, anything except for what Paisley truly craved.
While Eli brought girls in and out of Paisley’s life, she had to suffer the heartache each and every time.
But the thing I loved about Eli was that there were no feelings there what-so-ever. He didn’t hide the fact that he was happily hooking up as a single man. He didn’t shelter any secret feelings that could have given him that “I’m immature and I’m just hooking up with these random girls because I’m scared of what I feel for my best friend”. He was incredibly oblivious.
Apart from Paisley’s hidden love, the had an incredible friendship. I fell in love with them as friends before I loved them as a couple. They knew each other better than they knew themselves. Everything they did together revolved around the other. They were each other’s opposites and they fit so perfectly together. So much so that I went male besty hunting. (I’m only kind of kidding.)
When Paisley finally lays everything all out in the open, they crumble. It is so hard to read! It’s not until Eli goes home to a family emergency that he realizes what Paisley means to him. But it’s not as simple as running back to her and everything is rainbows and skittles.
“I don’t care that I only opened my eyes to you a month ago, I feel like I’ve been waiting to start the rest of my life with you for years.”
It takes a lot of struggle, more tears, more broken hearts…and that’s only from me — could imagine what they went through??
But trust me when I say that it’s explosive heat, intense chemistry, serious fan-your-face EPICNESS when they do figure it all out.
Eli…YOWZA! That man can be my colour burrito any day.
I was laughing out loud, crying the typical Molly McAdams induced tears, swooning, and falling in love over and over during this entire read.
It’s so much more than a novella, and y’all won’t regret one page.
5 unicorn STARS!
P.S. PLEASE check out the playlist while reading. It’s perfection!
Molly’s next book will be Trusting Liam: A Taking Chances and Forgiving Lies Novel, available on June 9th, 2015!
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.
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