To the Stars by Molly McAdams is the second book in her Thatch series. I don't think it's really important to read the first book before reading this one, or vice versa. While there are reoccurring characters they are not vital pieces connecting the stories.
I must also warn that this book is graphic in nature, there are quite a few domestic violence moments, and it is important to know that before going into the novel. Especially, for those who might have suffered in the same way as Harlow.
Some of the story is told in the present day, and some in flashbacks of the past. It is well done. It does not feel abrupt when it changes from the past to the present or from the present to the past. It flows nicely, and I like that we get glimpses of Knox and Harlow before everything went downhill.
This story is hard to read, it is emotionally destructive, but there are high moments when you want to laugh and smile with the characters. Moments when you know that everything isn't going to be so dark. It can be an emotional roller-coaster. McAdams shows quite a bit of finesse in that department.
I recommend this for anyone who is a fan of the NA (New Adult) genre, as well as fans of Molly McAdams. Fans of a well-written story will enjoy "To the Stars".
In the second standalone 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 to Harlow Evans that he would wait for her to turn eighteen so they could be together. But that was two and a half years away, and Harlow couldn’t ask him to give up all the fun and thrills of going away to college for her. As the years passed, Knox remained a constant in her life but when her eighteenth birthday came around, Harlow’s heart belonged to someone else.
Every day for the last four years, Harlow has been haunted by that fateful choice. And though he may appear unaffected by what happened in their past, Knox has always tried to fill the void Harlow left. But when he comes stumbling back into her life and refuses to leave, will Harlow finally let him into her heart…?