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Twenty-three year old, Kamryn Cunningham has left all she’s ever known and moved to a small town where no one knows her name, who her parents are, or her social status in the horseracing world. Months after opening her own bakery and evading attempts of being set up by her new best friend, she meets Brody. Kamryn fights the instant pull between them because there’s a detail she can’t dismiss. Brody’s married.

To say that twenty-six year old, Brody Saco has had a rough marriage would be an understatement. After marrying his pregnant girlfriend, he spends the next six years in a relationship filled with hatred, manipulation and guilt involving a tragedy that happened five years earlier. When he keeps running into his sister-in-law’s best friend, Kamryn, he can’t ignore that she makes him feel more with just one look than his wife ever has; and soon he can’t continue fight his feelings for her.

When staying apart proves to be too difficult, Brody and Kamryn enter a relationship full of stolen moments and nights that end too soon while they wait for Brody to file for divorce. But the guilt that comes with their relationship may prove to be too much for Kamryn, and Brody might not be strong enough to face the tragedy from his past in order to leave his conniving wife.

336 pages, Paperback

First published July 1, 2014

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Molly McAdams

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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 baby. 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 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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July 19, 2016
2.5 stars!!

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Reading this book almost killed me. What do you get when you combine cheating, love triangle, insta-love, and unnecessary drama? I’m pretty sure my angst meter just shot up.

Aside from the writing – both evocative and provocative – I honestly can’t say anything else stood out to me in a positive way. Besides the heart-clutching angst, this book also has one of the worst cases of insta-love I’ve ever read. The moment Kamryn and Brody meet, rainbows shine and world peace is achieved. Because that’s how strong and powerful their (insta) love is.

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There is no avoiding the guilt, the lust, the betrayal, and the hiding around when it comes to love triangles so I didn’t dock stars because of that. My main concern is what everyone seems to be doing these days: intentionally making the wife (or whoever the third wheel is) the bad guy. My favorite parts in the book were actually the times Brody’s wife came into play – she’s diabolical yet underneath all the craziness I sense a layer of vulnerability. I genuinely felt something for her character and I don’t think she deserves disgust or neglect here; she just needs professional help.

I was tempted to give this 1 star but I also recognize the boldness and the guts the author has to write about a controversial topic such as this one. It’s not easy and though I didn’t enjoy this book that much, I do appreciate the effort and the at-times emotional scenes present. I’m certain this story will garner much positivity and attention from longtime fans of this author and anyone else looking for an extremely angsty and bang-your-head-on-the-wall read.

Much thanks to Goodreads ‘Firstreads Program’, the publisher, and the author for providing me a paperback ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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1,282 reviews3,323 followers
June 28, 2017
First time reading Mcadams and based on glowing reviews of her mastery at weaving heartrending love triangles I expected.......something more, instead I got an unremarkable story.

It boggles that this is based on a true story
and while it's not my place to judge, I don't see an upside to infidelity rather it has a direct correlation to how much YOU love YOURSELF.

1. Kamryn-22 yrs old- runs away from home to avoid an arranged marriage.

2. Brody-26-ish- a good looking dude in a marriage made from hell.

3. Insta-love for BroKam, they embark on an affair all while he promises to file for a divorce.

4. A few conflicts arise along the way.

5. Eventually, the issues are resolved.

6. They cheaters marry and live happy-the-fuck-ever-after.

Here's the thing: Besides the fact they were both quite young, I wonder why they simply couldn't have waited the 6 months it took for Brody to get untangled. Self-respect guys, plus abstinence never killed anyone. Sheesh.

I mean if I ever do get tired of Mr J.(extremely likely if he continues wearing those corduroys) I'd simply speed dial my lawyer, divvy up the investment portfolio, tell the sprogs Mummy loves them (but loves herself more), then hightail it to Zanzibar. See? Easy breezy peasy. Sigh.
September 4, 2017

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Books about cheating SOBs used to be deal-breakers for me, but then I started reading some books that actually handled the subject with care and complexity, portraying the characters in a complex light with nuance. One I read recently is a historical fiction novel called BELOVED ENEMY that involves a love triangle between the heroine, the hero, and the other woman, who is basically the hero's common-law wife. Rather than being infuriated, I found myself fascinated by the characters, especially the OW, who I ended up liking more than the heroine by the end.



I had friends who tried to read Molly McAdams's books and ended up hating them because of the cheating (I guess cheating and love triangles are common themes in her books). I told myself, "Well, okay, maybe this isn't for me - but on the other hand, maybe it is. I won't know unless I give it the old college try."



Well, I gave it the old college try... and I'm speechless. Because this book lacked nuance. It lacked subtlety. It lacked depth. This is a book about trash people and their attempts to romanticize their selfish, selfish lust as love.



KC "Kamryn" Cunningham is racehorse royalty. Her trash parents are trying to force her into a marriage with a trash popped-collar sleazebag, and when she catches them all laughing villainously around a table talking about "merging" their racehorse empire, that is the last straw. She flees Kentucky for Oregon where she inexplicably has enough funds to not just rent her own apartment but also buy and run her own bakery, with paid employees. Which... okay.



Her friend, Kinlee, is happily married, and in the tradition of happily married people everywhere, decides that what her BFF desperately needs is a boyfran. But KC turns down every guy she ever meets... until she meets this one total hottie at her friend's party: the very married Brody Saco.



I'd found everything I'd never even known I'd been looking for...in him. I could feel it in the way I felt like I needed to be closer to him than I already was, [...] the way I was physically aching to know everything about him. And yet, I felt like I knew everything there was to know about him, and we still hadn't said a word (29).



She literally bumps into him at a party and immediately decides that they're soulmates.



WITHOUT. SAYING. A. WORD. TO. HIM.



The next 300 pages is just pages and pages of unnecessary trash people drama. KC tells us, over and over, that she can't stand that he's married, that she's going to wait...but oh, she can't wait, she just can't help herself, she's not that kind of girl, she's not like other mistresses, she's a good person...



NO. You a cheater.



"I do not want an AFFAIR. I don't know what something between us could be called, but that word doesn't do what's happening between us justice. But I know that my marriage is over, I know I want you more than I want my next breath, and I know I would be insane to walk out that door and away from you" (57).



Still a cheater.



"I wanted to stay away from him, and I tried to start a relationship with you. But after meeting Brody, it was over for me. There is no one in the world who will ever be able to make me feel what he does just by saying my name. Not a day goes by that I don't hate myself for what we're doing. Not a day goes by that I don't hate myself for breaking up someone's marriage even though everyone already knows it was over" (199).



Cheaaaaaaaateeeeeeeer.



The sleaze doesn't even wear a wedding ring and the first time he calls the heroine is after midnight because it's booty call o' clock in his trash people calendar, I guess. Literally everything that comes out of his mouth sounds like some creepy excuse that the womanizing d-bag in a Lifetime movie would say to his mistress to string her along. "Baby, you know I'll leave her, she means nothing to me, I just can't right now, think about us, think about where we'll be in five years..."



LIES.



You're probably wondering about the other woman. Where does she fit into this? Well, the author decided to put KC on a pedestal by making the wife as crazy and unlikable as possible. She drains Brody's bank accounts to buy useless trash. She threatens to commit suicide. She mocks Brody about their child's death and then blames it on him. She lies to her parents that he's abusing her and planning to kill her. They then get a lawyer to blackmail him into staying with her and try to get him fired from his job. Oh, and it turns out that she's been cheating this whole time, too, but with more than one person instead of her #Soulmate, so she's a slut, but KC is the savior of the hero.



And that is literally how it's framed. Olivia, the wife, got pregnant so he would marry her, used the child for blackmail to get him to leave the Army, and then leveraged said child's death to force him to stay with her, with threats to harm herself thrown in for fun. All of Brody's relatives and friends have been trying to get him to stray from the marriage for years, despite the fact that he's married, and everyone praises KC when they find out that she's sleeping with Brody because his marriage is "killing him." Throughout the book, everyone talks about how "bad" divorce is, including Queen Trash herself, AKA, KC. Which, okay, divorce is not great - but if you're that miserable and you're living in a marriage filled with abuse - you should leave. I know it isn't easy, that sometimes it's incredibly difficult, but it just made me so sick that Brody decided to drag someone else down into that toxic environment with him instead of freaking doing something about it. I thought it was ridiculous how Brody knew that his wife had mental issues, but didn't think about getting her help until it became a convenient excuse for him to leave his wife for KC. Yes, she was "faking" having bipolar disorder... but if someone is pulling those kinds of stunts they probably have other issues. Olivia is a trash person but so is Brody for letting these issues fester & cheating.



Oh, and then the piece of trash totally goes alpha-ape-shit whenever someone flirts with KC, and when he finds out who she reaaaaaally is towards the end, guess who suddenly gets all preachy about fakery and lies? Like he didn't just spend 80% of the book blissfully swimming in his own sea of deception and lies to cheat on his wife. I'M SORRY I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF THE TRASH.



In the foreword and afterword, the author says that this romance is based on a true story (the foreword appears to be written by the couple in question themselves). I'm not sure how many liberties she took with the story - I imagine a lot, hopefully, to protect the identities of those involved - and I'm not going to pass judgement on the author's friends, because, you know - you do you. It's nice that the author stuck by her friends. But these characters, the fictional counterparts, are trash people. I hated Brody. I hated KC. I hated Olivia. I hated KC's family. The only people I liked were Kinlee and Jace and I felt sorry for Aiden, because he seemed like a great guy and it sucks for him that he fell for a trash person. Molly McAdams writes very well, and except for some parts towards the ends where I skimmed, I found myself unable to look away from this train wreck. But man, I hated these characters so, so much and can't quite bring myself to give this book anything higher than a 1*.



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February 6, 2013
Molly McAdams is officially being dubbed by me as the QUEEN of LOVE TRIANGLES!!!
And I just can't seem to get enough!!!!!
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639 reviews3,803 followers
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November 16, 2014
This book can be:

a. total disaster
b. Emotional roller coaster that will split me in two,break my heart, destroy my soul and make me so angry I'll blow smoke.
c. All of the above.

I'm not sure I am strong enough to find out.
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882 reviews877 followers
July 5, 2014
I don’t even know where to start with this book. Sharing You was one of the worst books I have ever read. I know a lot of people have a love/hate relationship with Molly McAdams’ books and after reading this one, I can certainly see why.

I knew going into this one that it was about cheating and that I have issues with cheating. However, I had just finished another book about cheating that was done rather tastefully and didn’t feature any physical cheating. I hoped for a similar type of story with Sharing You but that was so not the case. Sharing You was completely tasteless when it came to the cheating aspect and it played a huge role in the story. I kid you not, the two main characters were sleeping with each other within a few weeks of meeting each other, all while one of them was married. I get that you can be unhappy in your relationship but that is no excuse for cheating. How hard is it to get a freaking divorce before you start sleeping with some random chick you just met?

Also, let me tell you about the worst case of insta-love ever. Yeah, it’s in this book. Kamryn and Brody bump into each other in the hallway and are immediately drawn to each other and neither of them even know why! They can’t explain it and they don’t even try to. They just immediately decide they have to be together even though Brody is married. I could not even understand why they were together. As the book progressed I continued to wonder what it was they saw in each other. It never became clear to me.

As for the whole horrible, manipulative wife situation; it got old really fast. Molly McAdams painted Olivia as this horrible villain that nobody could possibly like and I guess she figured that that would help readers justify the fact that Brody cheated on her. It didn’t. Brody kept saying he was going to leave Olivia but that she was depressed and suicidal and he couldn’t leave her until he got her help. Then he decided that she was just manipulative and he was going to leave her without getting her help. Then he decided not to leave her because she really did need help. This went on and on and on. The book could have been so much shorter if Brody would have just made up his mind to leave Olivia.

Oh and don’t even get me started on Kamryn. She was the whiniest, neediest, most annoying character ever. All she did was cry. Holy crap I have never read a book with more crying. And it was always over the same things. Brody had to go home to Olivia, she didn’t get to spend enough time with Brody, she couldn’t tell anyone about her and Brody, etc. Maybe if you weren’t sleeping with a married man you wouldn’t have these problems. I felt absolutely no sympathy for her. She was just annoying to read about.

Overall, I’m amazed I even finished Sharing You. I honestly can’t tell you why I kept reading. There is nothing about this book to redeem it. I wouldn’t recommend this even if you had nothing else to read. Skip this one and try something else by Molly McAdams.
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January 27, 2016
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I rarely hate a book, this one is special. I hate this book, I hate the characters, and their stupid reasoning for touching, kissing, thumping the floor boards, while he is married. MARRIED. I can forgive cheating, I can but this is so
So here we have this poor little rich girl who has been dating Mr. Right with her families approval and they want it signed and ringed up. But she doesn't love him, he doesn't want her to fulfill her dreams he only wants a pretty little wife. So she runs away and starts a business, a bakery. Time marches on, she has no sexual drive at all, she has the NOT INTERESTED sign on her forehead. This all sounded pretty good, girl going off to make it outside her family. I like a strong independent woman story. OH but she drops that sign and it burns into dust at the sight of Brodie. BOOM INSTA FOREVER LOVE. She can not stop thinking about him, she can not sleep, she could never think of another man. ARE YOU KIDING ME ? It's gets better, he feels the same way.


He is overcome with her, with thoughts of being with her, rolling around in her essence. He confronts her after knowing each other for about 10 minutes combined run in to each other time. About this special sauce feeling they have going on.

Special sauce with a side of wife !

This douchecanoe is married, she knows and still handles his oars. Omg it gets better, he says he will get a divorce it she will just be patient he needs to be gentle with her.

So he tells her his wife is out of town. She tells him come over. They talk about his wife like this is an excepted threesome. I want to get out the beating stick and beat them both.



I couldn't take another minute. The narration was bad the story fantasyland with a lobotomy. I hated it !


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1,901 reviews233 followers
July 6, 2014
This is not about the subject matter. I almost DNF'd but I don't like to give up.



I really can't say anything good about this one, so I will just rate it 1 star.
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62 reviews1 follower
July 2, 2014
I originally had this marked as DNF after 4 chapters, but I really hate not finishing a book, so after stewing it over for a few hours, I returned to it.

First of all, what initially made me not want to finish it was the fact that the two main characters, Kamryn and Brody, saw each other for the first time and just knew they had to be together.

*gag*

After meeting, they run into each other a couple of times, but keep feeling this pull toward each other even though they have said maybe 5 words to each other since they met. Kamryn's friends are trying to set her up with a guy (super hot of course,) but she declines and blows him off because she can't get Brody off her mind (at this point, I don't think they had even said one word to each other.) I wanted to bang my head against the wall. Insta-love is a total turn off for me...and that's why I originally put this book down.

After going back to it, I decided to pull through and finish it. I'm not a quitter, and the writing wasn't bad...it's just that everything was over the top. I felt like I needed a bottle of wine just to get through it (and not in a good way.)

Brody is married, of course, and his wife is the worst kind of person. Manipulative, psychotic, dramatic...I literally wish she was a real person so I could grab her and shake her. Kamryn knows that Brody is married and decides she still can't live without him (this is after the 3rd time they've seen each other.)

They both feel terrible about not being able to stay away from each other, but yet they still partake in an extra-marital affair. Brody goes to Kamryn's house to "hang out"... They kept telling each other they were going to take things slow, but on the 3rd consecutive night of Brody going to Kamryn's, they decide they can't do "slow" and end up having sex.

After that, everything basically imploded. The wife continued to manipulate Brody. He would tell Kamryn he was filing for divorce and then never go through with it. So many things were working against them. I honestly felt like throwing my iPad for 90% of this story because it was all so stupid and overly dramatic. This is the soap opera of books.

Normally, I like a little bit of drama, but in true Molly McAdams style, everything that could go wrong, DID go wrong. At some point you have to sit back and ask yourself "why?" It was all too much. After about 2/3 of the book, I ended up skimming the rest. Brody was a good guy in my eyes...not too possessive, but he was a complete pushover when it came to the wife.

When Brody and Kamryn would get together, Brody's wife would inevitably call him, screaming at him for not being home and he obviously had to go tend to her to keep the affair secret, but then Kamryn would cry and beg for him to stay. HE IS MARRIED! YOU KNEW WHAT YOU WERE GETTING INTO! Brody couldn't very well stay with Kamryn when his wife was getting suspicious. Not to mention the fact that Kamryn and Brody had unprotected sex from the beginning just because they both told each other they were clean. What kind of person has unprotected sex with somebody they just met? I literally couldn't wrap my head around it.

Not to mention this entire book builds up for "is he going to file for divorce or nah?" and when he finally files for divorce, we get a couple chapters of Brody and Kamryn being together, but never find out what happened with the divorce proceedings?!?! Not that I cared at that point...I just didn't understand why all of the buildup for nothing?

This book is a 1 star for me. Too much drama and insta-love.
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762 reviews127 followers
June 27, 2014
4 Runaway Stars



Remember when you were a kid and wanted to run away from home? You would pack a bag with the essentials like a book, a clean pair of socks, and a box of Captain Crunch. Then you would head out to the great unknown. Until dinner time. And then you headed home because you had made your point. They knew you meant business now.

Kamryn is having the same issues. She decides to run away from home. Except her issues are a little bigger. She is miserable at home. Her rich, successful parents treat her like one of their racehorses to be sold and used as a brood mare.

...as the only daughter of the perfect power couple, I was expected to be perfect as well.

Kamryn can't allow that to happen. She has already given them 6 years of letting them be in charge. Now she really does mean business. And she is running away to prove it.

Brody is living a nightmare. He is married to his high school sweetheart who is anything but a sweet heart. In fact...she is bat-shit-crazy. Notice the handcuffs on the cover. Those aren't for fun and games. Those are the emotional and mental handcuffs that keep Brody tied to her and freakin' miserable.

When Brody and Kamryn meet it is the stuff of Disney movies. Birds sing. The sun comes out from behind the clouds. Squirrels dance in the mist. Ok, so there aren't actual dancing squirrels, but you get the picture.....they are meant to be.

This was fairy tale shit, this kind of thing didn't happen in real life. Except, it just had. And the man was married.

Stop the dancing squirrels. He is MARRIED. As in Taken. Attached. Legally bonded to another. Don't forget the bat-shit crazy part. And the wifey is not the only one feeling a bit of the Cra-Cra. Kamryn does not want to be that woman. It is not in her to be the "other woman". She knows that is wrong. And Brody? He has been eaten up with guilt for years. So this just adds to the Guilt Pudding that going on in his head.

...I want you more than I want my next breath, and I know I would be insane to walk away from you.

This is not going to be your typical romance read. The happy endings possible here are at the expense of others. Is the wife really crazy or just the most manipulative bitch ever? Can all the parents really be that self centered? And the friends and family that do care for Kamryn and Brody....how are they going to handle the moral dilemma? I predict this book will get a lot of people talking. There are some elements of the story that many people do not want in their reading. But they will miss out on another Molly McAdams fan-tab-u-read.

We are all a little older and more mature here, so I am going to say pack your shredded wheat instead of Captain Crunch, even though the Captain is the bomb, and run away to your favorite quiet spot for a few hours of reading pleasure. Or maybe pleasure is the wrong word. A few hours of reading being-torn-apart-and-not-sure-how-you-can-love-someone-doing-something-wrong.

Life is messy.
-Beth
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June 29, 2014
☆I was provided with an ARC via the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!!☆

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Sharing You is one of those reads where you either love it or hate it. Before you pick it up and begin reading it please be prepared about a few things: 1) it involves cheating 2) there is a love triangle and insta-love between the characters 3) and there will be A LOT of dramatic events and unnecessary stress that the characters put themselves through.

Personally, I just don’t know what I make of this book. It wasn’t great but it wasn’t horrible either. Story line wise, I knew what I was getting myself into but I do have to admit that there were times that I was either banging my head or felt that the book went off the deep end.



So over all, not a train wreck like I thought it could be, but it is taxing on your mind that reality can be fickle and harsh at times. It’s about two people at a crossroads with one taking control of her life while the guy is just trying to make the past right and move on with his life.

An alright read in general.

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539 reviews1 follower
July 3, 2014
The cheating wasn't really my big issue with the book. It just was boring and drawn out. Their problems weren't that serious. So much talking about the Same thing over and over again. Sigh.
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1,174 reviews4,137 followers
October 15, 2015
I liked this book, but it didn't live up to my expectations. Nobody writes a steamy love triangle like Molly McAdams, so I had really high hopes for this book. Maybe I set myself up for disappointment. This book was ok but didn't live up to my expectations.

Brody and KC were great characters and the chemistry between them was off the charts. They see each other and instantly fall in love without knowing a thing about one another. A little unbelievable for me, but whatever.

Then, they dive head-first into an affair. They both feel guilty...but not that guilty or they wouldn't be doing it. I'm not defending Brody's psycho nut job wife, by any means. Olivia was as manipulative as they come, but it isn't like KC or Brody really put any effort into trying to fight their attraction, so the guilt was a little hard to believe.

There were several elements that seemed to be built up really big and then just fall flat. I anticipated that Aiden would become more of a contender, but he didn't. There was a lot of drama and threats toward Brody if he filed for divorce. He did. Nothing came of it. Same for KC's family finding her.

It just felt a little rushed to me. That being said, I really thought that KC and Brody were hot together. Kinlee and Jace were fun characters also. A little less drama in so few pages would have been nice.
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Shelved as 'cannot-read'
May 19, 2014
Oh boy. Oh boy. A cheating story. Why Molly? Why? T_T I don't EVER go near stories involving cheating. I don't care why or the circumstances. There is no good enough reason for me. Ever. I can't stomach it.

I can't. The plot just... No. It left a unsettled feeling in my stomach. There are just certain books with certain things I won't ever touch.

I love you Molly but this one here just ain't for me.


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533 reviews183 followers
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July 12, 2014
I won't rate this because I couldn't finish the book. Still love Molly and will continue to read her books. This one just didn't work for me.
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September 30, 2014
March 27, 2014
The cover is up and... I don't like it. The design is neat, but the models are not very appealing. Thumbs down.

July 2nd, 2014
Point of View: Dual (Kamryn Cunningham, Brody Saco)
Writing: First Person | Past Tense
Setting: Kentucky/Oregon


Overall it was an okay book with such weird romance. I normally don't have any problem in insta-love, but this one was too bizarre. How can two people who have never met or known each other exist before fall this deeply in love just 2 seconds after they first met? I wouldn't have had any problem if it was just an attraction, but this I-would-die-for-you kind of love was just too far-fetched.
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354 reviews248 followers
Shelved as 'no-thank-you'
July 2, 2014
*Sigh*

Ahora este género evoluciona los sencillos triángulos amorosos entre solteros a triángulos entre casados y terceras personas? Wow, #JUSTWOW #CHEATINGISNOTOK

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1,045 reviews559 followers
February 19, 2015
2.5 stars!

I haven’t read a Molly McAdam’s novel since the disastrous time I had with Taking Chances but I still wanted to give this author another try. So when the opportunity came to read Sharing You, I jumped at it, even though it did take me a little while to get to it.

I’m just going to say it, I didn’t hate Sharing You but I certainly didn’t love it either. I actually liked the characters but it was the plot of the story I had an issue with. I just don’t think it was very believable. It’s one of them that unless you’ve experienced something like it – insta-love, insta-attraction, fate, whatever you want to call it – first hand, you’re probably not going to believe the story. I’m not saying I don’t believe in fate but I am an unbeliever of insta-love especially from the first moment you meet someone because it’s something I’ve never experienced nor, do I know anyone who has experienced it for themselves. This is the story for Sharing You – two characters meeting and the first time is so intense that they know they’re meant for each other regardless of the obstacles in the way. I know the author has written this story about witnessing a couple go through the same thing and I applauded her, but I feel like she’s written a story not many people will relate to, therefore many people may not enjoy it.

Like I said before, I did actually like the characters despite the insta-love. Kamyrn and Brody have both have difficult lives and I could definitely sympathise with it. It’s one of the reasons I kept reading. I wanted to see how their relationship developed after their first meeting and more so how the story ends. The cheating part of the story didn’t really bother me. Brody was in an unhappy married were he was manipulated by his wife; I do wish he had the strength to do the right thing because of how unhappy he was.

In all, Sharing You wasn’t the best story I’ve read but it’s one I’m glad I’ve read and I still haven’t written Molly McAdam’s off completely yet, despite my issues with the story.

Thank you to Harper 360 for the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review.
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1,107 reviews748 followers
July 9, 2014
3.5 Stars - I had mixed feelings about this one because of the whole cheating thing. I've read books with cheating in the past but it wasn't ever the whole plot... however this was done extremely well and there's just so much to the story that is above and beyond cheating that made this a great story. Full review to follow on my blog - A Life Bound By Books for the blog tour.

ETA: And when I say it was done extremely well I have reasons behind it that I'll express during my review.
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4,065 reviews313 followers
June 27, 2014
SHARING YOU is a book that is going to evoke many differing emotions. If you're not a fan of infidelities, well, the blurb for the book tells you this book had it so this may not be one for you. But for me, while I don't condone cheating under any circumstances, it had it's place in this story and brought a different perspective to the romance between Brody and Kamryn.

Brody and Kamyrn were both dealing with different things in their lives when they met. The attraction and feeling of coming home between the two of them was instant. So immediate that when it happened in the story it felt like you were standing in the room watching it happen. It was that tangible. But we knew Brody was married, no matter how unhappily, and Kamryn wasn't the type of person to break up a marriage. She may lust for him, but she wasn't going to be that woman. So I was torn when they gave into their attraction. On one hand, I wanted them together, but on the other I wanted Brody to do the right thing and be rid of Olivia before they started anything. But timing isn't always perfect and you can't always control your feelings, I get that. And we knew how each of them struggled with the decision they made. Brody hated putting Kamryn in the situation as the "other woman" while he tried to get his wife help and Kamryn hated being the other woman and breaking up a marriage she knew was basically over.

As they struggled and fought to keep what they had, it did allow for (as a reader) to truly understand that these two were meant to be together. I may not agree with how they started their relationship, but being together definitely brought life back into each character. Brody becoming more the man he was before and Kamryn able to rid herself of her Kentucky racing roots and just being herself. And when you see this side of Brody and Kamryn it's hard to not to like them together and want them to figure this out.

Evil has a new name and it's Olivia Reynolds Saco. She was freaking crazy and the main reason I wanted to chuck my Kindle across the room at various points and time. Holy mother of God, this woman was pure evil. She was manipulative, vindictive and borderline psychotic. They way she controlled Brody by using his grief was hateful and made me wish she was real so some sort of bodily harm to could to her. I wanted this woman to suffer for what she put Brody through. Actually, both her and her sadistic parents. That's my only regret with this book. Just divorcing the crazy bitch wasn't enough for me. Brody deserved to get some kind of justice when he finally rid himself of the Reynolds clan. Sure, he got the love of his life, but that just didn't seem like enough (yes, I'm blood thirsty and I'm not embarrassed to say it).

This was another great Molly McAdams book. She always managed to evoke such emotions from me as a reader, that I enjoy discovering what kind of ride I'm going to be on. If you don't mind the infidelity, this is absolutely a book you should read. At it's core, it's about overcoming your past and fighting for your future, something that this couple definitely needed to do to get that much sought after HEA.
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2,344 reviews69 followers
June 24, 2014
I have never been more afraid of reading a book like I was when I finally started reading Sharing You. Many of you know Molly's books Taking Chances and Stealing Harper were the first books ever to make me ugly cry. I am not a crier when it comes to books, I am a visual person so movies will set my tears off easily as opposed to a book. But sure enough, those books by McAdams finally crack me open. I was devastated and had the worse emotional book hangover ever. I loved the books but admit they were painful. So of course I was already imagining Sharing You tearing me apart emotionally. Thank goodness it didn't. Everything within the pages I was able to handle and enjoy every page I turned.

Sharing You is the story of Kamryn, she leaves everything behind to move away from her life to Oregon. Where no one knows her or her past life. She opened a bakery and alters her name a bit, so they don't recognize she is that Kamryn Cunningham, Horse-racing world royalty. She could care less about all that, since its brought her nothing but heartache and nightmares. She just wants a fresh start and do what she loves to do, Bake.

KC as those have grown to know her in Oregon, keeps avoiding the suitors that her best friend keeps trying to set her up with. Then one day when she visits her best friends house where once again she is trying to set her up, KC practically runs into her best friend husband's brother. KC's world has just rocked to epic proportions. She can't deny the gravitational pull she has towards Brody. But fates have different plans, because Brody is married. Cue pouty face while reading at this point, lol. Yea he is off the market. Problem is that Brody might be married, but its a unhealthy marriage since the beginning. Brody's wife does not care for him and lives this fantasy life without Brody in the equation. Why hasn't he divorced her? Well Brody holds himself accountable for a tragedy in their lives and believes he is the one that has to work at getting is wife help. It's extremely dysfunctional and has torn away at Brody's life.

Picture two magnets in your hands and they are north and south polarities, its almost impossible to keep them apart from connecting with one another. Well that would be KC and Brody, they fight and fight the pull, but the force to pull them together is much stronger then their fight. Sharing You affects may lives in this book, and you might not agree with certain situation that take places and others might leave you crushed, but I promise you will love this story. Love always prevails! - Yara
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4,757 reviews286 followers
October 3, 2015
After growing up in a world where money and status was all that mattered and that for Kamryn, her being existed as a business transaction to suit her father's company, with the help of her maid Barb she ran away from home. She landed in a smalltown called Jetson and opened her own bakery and went just by the name of KC. Here she meet Kinlee and her husband Jace and for the next eight months, she lived to blend in and had strict rules. That all went out the window though , when she met Jace's brother Brody Saco. She felt this instant soulmate connection with him and he felt the same , the problem though is that he is married to Olivia. Brody and Olivia were high school sweethearts and when Olivia fell pregnant , Brody did the right thing and married her. All was going well until the accident and their son died. Now for the past five years Brody and Olivia have been going through the motions and living in a hate relationship. I hated the character Olivia as she was a right manipulative cow , as the story goes on we see that Olivia envies the Cunningham Family and wants to be just like the daughter Kamryn. What she doesn't realise though is that Kamryn wants the exact opposite and is happy living her simple no-strings and no-fuss life . During the majority of the book , we read as KC and Brody can't keep their hands off each other and start to work a plan of action which involves Brody divorcing Olivia's sorry ass. What will happen though when Brody realises KC's true identity and blames her for the way Olivia has turned out and lumps KC in the same box of spoilt rich brat whose family will look down on him and like Olivia she will grow to resent him for holding her back. Can KC share her inner thoughts with Brody and let him know the truth , that she is nothing like that and that she wants her forever to be with Brody , the Bakery and her newfound friends ?
As always as a reader, Molly McAdams is one of those authors who you can't help but love her books to pieces as they target edgy situations but examples of true soulmate love that us girls swoon at as we read through the pages.
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6,893 reviews819 followers
July 2, 2014
Gabi‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

4 STARS

Review copy provided for an honest review


*** May Contain Spoliers***

I was skeptical going into it because I loved Capturing Peace that I felt Brody’s story would pale in comparison to Coen’s. But seriously from page one I did not put my kindle down. We all know Molly McAdams loves her some love triangles. But this was a love triangle that includes adultery and marriage, a very touchy subject for many people. But somehow Molly wrote the story out so that I didn’t feel the guilt for pulling for the “mistress” or the anger towards the husband. She wrote the story so that you couldn’t help but root for Kamryn and Brody despite the flaws of how they came together. I did find that the story was a little fast paced and the relationship moved fast. Although on the other hand I wonder if it were to drag out longer if I would have felt more angst towards the characters. So I’m assuming the pace of the relationship may have helped me feel the pull towards loving Kamryn and Brody.
Kamryn loves Brody and finds herself struggling to do the right thing when all she wants is love. Poor Brody is living in his own self inflicted prison that he feels he deserves. He tries time and time again to do the right thing and be the right person to both women. I felt as if I had no choice but to hope they could somehow make it work. The book also showed the dirty secret parts of an affair and it put the whole situation into perspective from both sides. It was tough to see the dirty parts or shameful parts but would make the hope for happiness grow even bigger for the reader.
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1,926 reviews193 followers
January 15, 2020
Sharing you is the story of Brody and Kamryn "kc" and their bumpy road to HEAville. I didn't love this book, which had nothing to do with the subject matter and everything to do with the plot and characters.
Brody has been unhappily married for 6 years. For those worried about the cheating, if it makes it more tolerable, they never really had a marriage. If I read it correctly, he married Olivia while on leave because she was pregnant then refused to see him again until he quit the army. Then they lived pretty separately, never sharing a bed or having sex again. They pretty much hate each other, but for some stupid reason he allows her to manipulate him into staying with her.

The entire Olivia part confused me. I know her character was written to be the obstacle in BroKam's relationship, but it didn't make sense. She didn't want him, spent most of her time away from him so why insist on him staying married. Then towards the end of the book, her character just disappears...poof...no resolution.

Brody was weak, he allowed guilt and manipulation to make him a doormat. Which in turn hurt Kam making her a doormat. They also had this weird OTT insta-love thing going on...like literally love at first sight.

The book was ok, I just felt like I couldn't connect, or really care much about the characters, and I do get annoyed with plots that are based on obstacles that normal conversations would resolve. Also the story was slow then towards the end it just raced to the finished skipping details that would have been nice to know.
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