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To the Stars

(Thatch #2)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  2,348 ratings  ·  332 reviews
In the second book in New York Times  and USA Today  bestselling author Molly McAdams’ Thatch series, Knox Alexander must convince his long-time love Harlow Evans that they’re meant to be together.

He promised to wait for her.
She told him he was wasting his time.
Not waiting for him ended up being the biggest mistake of her life.

When they were younger, Knox Alexander swore
ebook, 384 pages
Published February 9th 2016 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Have you ever looked at someone…just one look, and you knew that was it? There would never be anyone else who would compare? That was Harlow for me. Every time.

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I haven’t read a book by Molly McAdams in years. I don’t know why because although most people were not fond of Taking Chances and From Ashes, I actually really loved those two books. What I know from having read two of her works is that Molly’s stories never give off the rainbows
Dec 28, 2015 rated it liked it


It's impossible to find the other half of your soul and not recognize it for what it is. So how do you explain to someone that the other half of your soul is pulling away? How do I explain it to myself?

I don't know what to feel after finishing this book. For the most part, I really enjoyed reading this book despite some very disturbing truths that I encountered within its pages.


A part of me was angry whe
*ARC gifted by publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*

4.5 'To the stars' Stars!

description I love you to the moon and back."
"The moon? The moon isn't that far, Harlow."
"Isn't it?"
"No. Not far enough. I want to love you to the stars."
"Then to the stars."

Let's get one thing straight. To The Stars is not your typical happy-go-lucky romance. Almost 70% of the book focuses on the abuse that Harlow faces. Ms. McAdams covers the topic of domestic abuse at its rawest. She shows the abs
Dec 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The last Molly McAdams book that I read was probably the harshest review I’ve ever written. I felt really bad about it, but that book just wasn’t for me. However, we can’t like ALL books and there is a difference between not liking one book and not liking an author altogether. There are a few authors that I know are not for me, and I’ve come to that conclusion after reading and disliking several of their books. I wanted to give Molly McAdams another try and this was the book I selected. Well, le ...more
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Molly McAdams has always been one of those authors whom I can always count on for angst. She has this way of writing an angst story line with so much depth, raw honesty and emotions that you either want to scream at her for putting you in such in an emotional roller coaster but at the same time applaud her for her brilliant way of piecing back together the broken pieces of your heart. And in her latest novel, To The Stars, Molly McAdams truly puts her readers on emotionally raw, heartbreakin
Tanya (Girl Plus Books)
Timing is everything. Knox and Harlow meet when he is headed to college, but she is just shy of sixteen. Knox promises to wait for her until she is eighteen but there was no happily ever after.

Harlow remembers well the day she turned eighteen and received the call from Knox that she'd been expecting. She's haunted by the answer she gave him and still dreams about him every night. She knows she made the wrong choice and is plagued by thoughts of how different her life would be if only she'd chos
Oct 29, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked the premise of this, even though it mentioned abuse and was eager to get to it.

I liked Harlow and Knox well enough. I loved the start to their story, even if there were some serious dramatics right from the beginning. The sweet moments were few and far between, but what we did get was nice. There are a lot of secondary characters and we didn't get to know too many of them from Harlow's side. It felt like an effective way to show how Collin was forcing her situation.

Obviously, ther
Lacey (laceybooklovers)

Originally posted at Booklovers For Life

“One day, Harlow Evans, you will be mine. I will wait for you.”

What a heart-wrenching, emotionally-charged story. I honestly did not expect to read what I did in To the Stars, but it definitely took me on an emotional journey. I started reading this one morning and finished in a few hours, that’s how glued to the pages I was. If you’re expecting this book to be light-hearted and fluffy, which you might think from the cover… well, it’s not. To the Stars is
4.5/5 stars

To the Stars is the second book in the Thatch series. However it has different narrators and can be read as a standalone. I would categorize the book as a New Adult contemporary romance that deals with a very emotional/upsetting topic.

I have read other Molly McAdams books, but this is the first one that I am reading in this series.

The narrators are Harlow and Knox. The book goes back and forth in time from the present, to 2008, to 2010.

The prologue takes place in 2010 and wow it was c
Christy LoveOfBooks

I wasn’t expecting what this book entailed. Oh, it was good, but it wasn’t quite the romance I thought it would be. Harlow is in a very abusive relationship, and honestly, I probably wouldn’t have read To the Stars if I had known how much a part of the story it was. That kind of crap gets my blood boiling and makes me want to punch things, so it isn’t 100% enjoyable for me. It was done well, though, even if it did turn a bit into a LMN movie there towards the end.

While the present consists of Ha
Madeline A.
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read this book in one day!! It was addicting . The love between Knox and Harlow was unbreakable . My heart broke for Harlow when she was trapped with Collin. I don't want to give away too many spoilers, but author Molly McAdams writing is expressive, detailed and truly makes you feel like you're reading about real life characters. I could see this book being made into a movie! Must read - warning you won't be able to put this book down. Harlow is stronger than she thinks, she may seem like a s ...more
Karen Mc
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
To the Stars is the first book I finally read by the marvelous Molly McAdams and holy WOW! Broken, breathtaking, and beautiful, To the Stars is an enticing and emotional tale of everlasting love. First love. A love that knows no boundaries, barriers, or breaks. A love that survives difficulties and dastardly devastation yet remains strong like a brick wall during a storm. A love that conquers all. Bent but not broken.

Barely into To the Stars, my emotions were scattered like clouds in the sky and
Dark Faerie Tales
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: A suspenseful story full of steamy romance, great drama, and wonderful characters. I would highly recommend to this anyone looking for a romantic thriller.

Opening Sentence: “Happy Birthday, Low. I waited for you.”

The Review:

When Harlow Evans was fifteen years old she met Knox Alexander and sparks flew! They were instantly attracted to each other but Knox was already eighteen and starting a relationship wasn’t wise or legal. Instead, Knox promis
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
My Thoughts:

A valuable lesson that I have learned from reading Molly McAdams is that I need to emotionally prepare myself, before diving into one of her books. I also need to load up on tissue for tears, take a few breaks to regroup, and follow it up with a light fluffy read. No matter the emotional turmoil, angst, and tears, her books are ones that I truly treasure. Ms. McAdams has such a way of writing, that I "feel" everything that her characters go through. I sympathize with them, anguish wi
Elizabeth (Perusing Princesses)


To The Stars is Molly McAdams on RockStar mode!

This story will decimate you in its truth and reality... it will leave you gasping for breaths scene after scene... it will leave you in a book hangover from hell!

Big girl panties my lovelies... Molly takes us into the world of control and abuse to the point where you need to breathe deep and read on.  It is not for the faint of heart, this is the real deal about a story of a choice made when choices were t
Oct 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Why would anyone waste their time only loving someone to the moon when they could love them to the stars?”

It’s been a long, long, long time since I’ve been brave enough to pick up a Molly McAdams book. The last series I was brave enough to read, totally destroyed me. She is the queen of angst and heartache. So, yeah, I was afraid to read this book…That being said, when I read the synopsis of To The Stars, I knew I was going to have to read this book. What I didn’t know was just how intense this
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
'Why would anyone waste their time only loving someone to the moon when they could love them to the stars?'

This is one of those books that I just casually went into and ended up completely inhaling it, every minute I could spare. If I see that a story is about second chance love, it is an instant read for me. This story was not what I expected at all, it was so much more.

I thought that Knox & Harlow were such a sweet couple but they met at not quite the right time, he was a few years ago tha
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I truly don't know where to begin with this, so bear with me as I navigate my thoughts and try to get my review in order...

Molly knows how to break me. She does it every time, with every book, and it still somehow blindsides me.
I had a hard time getting through this story. The emotions and feeling and old ghosts that it elicited from me were, at times, too much to continue reading, so a LOT of breaks ensued.
The one thing that I can guarantee? Molly will always slowly heal you after all the hear
Andrea Heltsley
Another Molly McAdams classic! I'm loving the Thatch series! Knox and Harlow=AWESOMENESS!
If you've never read anything by this author, you NEED to! She is the Nicholas Sparks of the college and twenties generations. BUT, bring the tissues, because you are in for one hell of the roller coaster ride!
A master at contemporary romance, this book met all of my expectations and more. Don't want to spoil all the twists, give this five star highly recommended book a read!
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews

4.25 To the stars and back stars!

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Williams Morrow via Edelweiss

Damn you, Molly McAdams.  :) At around 12am I just wanted to read a chapter or two before bed but then I couldn't put the book down and poof! 5am rolled around pretty quick with no sleep.  It has been forever since I read a Molly McAdams book and I was hook, lined and sunk with this book, as I was trying to figure out what had went so horribly wrong for these two. 

The moment Knox Al
Three Chicks
Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
Review by Lisa Kane

"Why would anyone waste their time only loving someone to the moon when they could love them to the stars?"

We first met Knox Alexander in Letting Go which was Jagger and Grey's story. He was the manwhore interested in having a good time. But he had heartache in his past.

Harlow Evans was 15 when she met Knox at a concert. He was 18 and just about to start college. Both of them are more than aware that because of her age nothing physical can occur between them. Knox's
Andrea at Reading Lark
*4.5 Rating
Review Posted on Reading Lark 2/17/16:

Thatch, Washington is a small town with a cast of characters who has stolen my heart. The first novel, Letting Go, focuses on Grey and Jagger. (You don't have to read the first novel for this one to make sense, but I would recommend it. Seriously, Grey and Jagger are awesome and their relationship will make a lot more sense if you have the background knowledge.) To The Stars showcases a new relationship bet
Nicole M. Hewitt
This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction

This book was really hard to rate because I loved the storyline that took place in the present (in the only way that you can love horrible, painful stories like this one), but I had some major issues with the storyline in the past, which was the basis of Knox and Harlow’s relationship. Still, I felt like the good outweighed the bad, and the plotline involving Harlow’s abuse had me flipping the pages (well, okay, swipin
LA Spiez
Mar 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: five-star-reads
Molly McAdams, quite possibly gave me the ugliest book cry in my life. She gave me a top book boyfriend that I still obsess over, three years after I read his book. She has blown me away with every book I've read and To The Stars is no different.

Harlow Evans met Knox Alexander when she was fifteen years old. It was absolutely one of those love at first sight things. There was only one problem. Know was two weeks away from being eighteen and you know what that means.

Fearing what could happens if
Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s, my-favorites
I received a complimentary copy of To the Stars in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Edelweiss for the opportunity!

Typically, when I complete a book I can bang out the review within a few hours of completing said book – this book took me a bit longer as I really needed to gather my thoughts and honestly – I needed to stop feeling.

I promise, I will get to the review, however; I need to start this one about the Author. I am a HUGE Molly McAdams fan – like HUMONGOUS! I’ve read every single
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm going to start off by saying wow! McAdams is a new author to me and if all her other books are this good I will definitely be reading more of her in the future. This book is book 2 in the series but it could be read as a standalone.

The story was well written and absolutely worth staying up for. McAdams starts this story by it going back and forth to the past and the present.

Harlow who is 15 meets an 18 year old Knox. Although Knox knows she is young he falls in love with her almost immedia
Oct 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Original Review @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

4.5 Stars

This book was an emotional read, I tell you! Harlow’s story is just heartbreaking… to see how she was treated and what she endured was difficult to witness, but knowing that these types of situations are real, saddens me. But for Harlow, an old love comes back into her life and she was finally able to contemplate changing her life around, before it was too late.

Harlow first met Knox when she was only fifteen, and I could see the connection she had
Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
**Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review**

No words.....just no words other than this book really stole my breath away. I was in mourning reading this beautiful, sad book that really ripped my heart apart.

Molly McAdams has a way of twisting your heart in two and sometimes it stays unrepairable and other times it actually comes out intact.

Her stories are soul gripping and will leave you at a loss for words because that's just how good her books are!

A girl who has loved the same guy sin
There were definitely elements that I enjoyed... fate, true love and all that jazz.. but I had problems with several of the characters and their actions, making things a little too unreal for me.
The disturbing abuse was not a factor. The blurb tells you, warns you, what you're about to read.

Collin was one creepy mother fu#@er!!!
She was scared out of her mind, as was I for her!

This story is about a girl who is being severely abused. Bravo Molly for creating this horrible character and making me
Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
You ever read a book and it was so beautiful, and so touching that you remember exactly where you were when you read it? That's how this book was for me. Molly creates such beautiful characters with deep past and touching heartache. If love was easy, we'd all be in love. But love is dirty, messy, and out of control...but that's what makes it so much more special.
Knox and Harlow, never really had a chance at love when they first met. Her having been under age and him about to start college, it w
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