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.
Molly McAdams has a special gift when she writes. She can make the simplest of choices the most difficult in the world. She can make the exact same choice from two different perspective make you want to break down and cry for each of the characters and for completely different reasons. And true to Molly’s style this book is no different. Did it rip my heart out, no. Did it evoke serious emotion, yes. My heart broke for Paisley and then it broke for Eli. Then together they healed it.
Paisley has been in love with the same man for many many years. But she would never tell him that. But now she has the opportunity to get her happily ever after when someone new enters the picture. But before she can give her heart away, she must confront her best friend. The one that she has loved forever…
But with the confrontation, she risks losing everything: her heart, her best friend, Sunday mornings. But it needs to be done. If there is even an ounce of hope, there is no way she can ever give herself to anyone else. Eli is her rock, the one consistent person in her life. But she has never been anything more than a great wingman for him. Shielding him from women he shouldn’t be around. That is what she has always done. But in doing so, her heart is in a constant state of turmoil. This one moment could make or break everything in their world.
Eli is probably the only one in the world that didn’t know how Paisley felt. But when she finally confesses everything to him, he knows he is about to lose it all. He has a job and there are always women to be had, but he knows nothing will every replace Paisley in his life. But can he give her the love that she deserves? Can she be the one to complete his life? Once the decision is made, will he be able to move on and be happy or will it end everything that he knows?
The angst in this book is not over the top, but the emotional connection I found with the people in this book. I felt love and hurt for both Eli and for Paisley. I wanted to reach through my tablet and shake them senseless and anytime a book can evoke that kind of emotion in me, I know it is going to be a great read to recommend.
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
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.
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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