Thursday, May 9, 2013

Stealing Harper by Molly McAdams (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Molly McAdams is giving readers a glimpse of Chase’s side of the story with “Stealing Harper,” and today, she thought she’d give us a look into what the future holds for Harper--and her son by Chase, Liam. Fair warning: you may want to grab your tissues before reading this touching, heartbreaking letter from Harper to baby Liam.

::Letter to Liam::

Liam Chase –

As I write this, your dad is telling you about your biological father, and you’re listening to him like what he’s telling you is the most interesting thing in the world. You’re too young to know what he’s saying, and you’re too young to understand exactly who the man is that he’s talking about. One day, you’ll understand, and I hope you grow up loving him as much as your dad and I still do.

Chase was the guy that everyone wanted to be friends with, or just be close to in general. He was a magnet; he was always the life of any party, and ready to make people laugh. But that was the Chase that everyone saw, not everyone had the privilege to see him during down times. He was real, he was caring, and amazing at anything he set his mind to.

And he loved you.

The moment he found out I was pregnant with you, he never showed any fears of being a dad. I’d been so afraid of how he would react, and his immediate reaction was excitement and to inform me we were having a son. Even before we felt you kick the first time, he would spend hours every day rubbing my stomach and talking to you about his hopes for the future with you.

I have no doubt he would have been an amazing father, and it kills me that you won’t get to meet him. But your dad and I will never stop talking about him, and we will do everything we can so you know exactly who Chase was, and grow up loving him too.

I love you, always


She waved a dismissive hand, “She’s awesome, a little sheltered, but I can already tell I’m going to really like her. Now I just have to find her. Can we have your room tonight?”

“Of course, find me whenever you get tired, room–”

“I know, Chase, room’s locked. Like always. I’ll find you later, I gotta go find Harper.”

Harper…what the hell kind of name is Harper? Sheltered girl named Harper, I already felt bad for my sister. I laughed softly as I continued to walk toward the hallway; after looking up and down it and not finding her, I went back out toward the kitchen to for her there.

“Hey there, handsome.”

My brow scrunched as I turned to look at who had just whispered in my ear, but relaxed when I saw her. “Natalie. How was your summer?”

She wrapped her arms around my shoulders and leaned close, “It was fine, spent most of it with my boyfriend.”

I nodded and kissed right below her ear, “And how is he?”

“Not here.”


Her body pressed even closer to mine, “Isn’t it? I was thinking since I’m just so upset about that, you should help me enjoy tonight.”

My fingers trailed under her shirt and against her hot skin, “Bathroom?”

“Where else?” She laughed low and took my other hand as we turned to go one of the bathrooms on the hall I’d just been.

We’d turned the last corner when a little blur smashed into me and began falling backward from the impact. My arms had automatically gone out to steady her, and I instantly recognized the auburn hair moments before the gray eyes met mine.

“I'm so sorry, I –.” Her mouth snapped shut and her gorgeous eyes narrowed.

Read the passage right before this one at ONCE UPON A TWILIGHT and the passage after you can find at RT Book Reviews
The first few excerpts are listed below:
USA TODAY: 05/06/2013
FRESH FICTION: 05/07/2013
BOOKALICIOUS: 05/08/2013

Stealing Harper (Taking Chances, #2)BLURB:
Chase Grayson has never been interested in having a relationship that lasts longer than it takes for him and his date to get dressed again. But then he stumbles into a gray-eyed girl whose innocence pours off her, and everything changes. From the minute Harper opens her mouth to let him know just how much he disgusts her, he's hooked.
But a princess deserves a Prince Charming who can make her dreams come true. Not a guy who can turn her life into a nightmare.
All good intentions go out the window when Harper starts to fall for the guy Chase has come to view as a brother. He wanted to protect her by keeping her away, but he can’t stand to see her with anyone else, and he’ll do anything to make her his. But when it comes down to Harper choosing between the two, will Chase have the strength to step back from the girl who has become his whole world if it means she’ll be happy?
Lines will be crossed. Friendships will be put to the test. And hearts will be shattered.
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  1. Oh my gods!! *sniff* Its beautiful. Dang! It made me cry again. Oh Chase! :((

  2. Ohhhh my...the letter...this read is going to be emotionally awesome.

  3. Oh lord, not sure I can handle this ride again but then I KNOW I'll be reading it, thanks for sharing!

  4. Sounds like lots of emotion. Thanks so much for the chance to win.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  5. Holy smokes, this sounds like another great read. I already have this book on my TBRs & can't wait to read it. Thank you for the giveaway!

    JessieL62 at comcast dot net

  6. I'm missing out, I see. I need to read this book. New author for me. Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Stealing Harper sounds like a fantastic read!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  8. I can't wait to read Stealing Harper!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  9. Thank you for the chance to enter!!! I can't wait to read this book!!!


  11. Stealing Harper sounds like a fantastic read!

  12. That letter already had me tearing! lol hope to get through Stealing Harper. It's going to be a rough ride no doubt, but amazing in the end. Lovin these excerpts!

  13. Consider me intrigued. That excerpt pulled me in. I will definitely be reading Stealing Harper. Thanks for sharing!
    Rhonda D

  14. I had to stop reading the letter--it's already kinda spoiled me :( Fortunately I can be one of those really impatient people who reads pages from the end of the book when I'm still on the first half *smirks* This is kind of like that, right?

  15. Yep like u said had to use my hankie already i'm crying :-/ but can't wait for the opportunity to win it :-)

  16. Okay, I'm reading through some of the excerpts and the blog posts on the tour and it hits me like lightning...BAM!!... I haven't read Taking Chances yet and if I continue on I might spoil it for myself. So I just got to stop. One thing I do know from what I've read so far is that I REALLY REALLY REALLY NEED to read Taking Chances! Now I'm bookmarking all the tour stops to come back and read after I've read Taking Chances.

  17. Like your blog. Molly McAdams has great books. Cant wait to read Taking Chances.

  18. i cant not wait for this!!!
    chase i love u!!!

  19. Taking Chances broke my heart, but I'm excited to read Chase's perspective in Stealing Harper!! :)

  20. I loved taking chances so much I have waited so long for stealing Harper! Molly McAdams is a awesome author! I love love love her books! I cannot wait to read stealing Harper after taking chances I know it's gonna be great!! Molly's book from ashes was so amazing as well. After taking chances and from ashes I know this book is gonna be great! I cannot wait!

  21. I have got my box of tissues and I am ready to survive Stealing Harper.

  22. So excited that Stealing Harper is finally out! I just finished Taking Chances last week and I could barely wait a week for this one to come out! I absolutely loved Taking Chances and there's no doubt I'll love Stealing Harper!


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