New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Molly McAdams’ powerful new novel offers one of the most memorable love triangles in fiction since Twilight—perfect for fans of New Adult fiction like Jamie McGuire, Abbi Glines, and Tamarra Webber.
Futures are uncertain, unpredictable—like ink spilled across the purest surface. Nearly imperceptible ripples move and flow until a unique stain is formed. The ink is permanently imbedded in the surface…
During one wild night in college, Jentry Michaels is a tidal wave of ink that brands Aurora Wilde’s soul. An unparalleled stain she can’t forget despite the many months that have passed—and despite the distraction she’d hoped she would find in her new relationship with Declan, the charmer who captured her heart soon after. Jentry has irrevocably touched her soul, and he is intertwined in her present and future in ways she never fathomed. Now Aurora is faced with keeping that night hidden though it feels as if the ink has indelibly etched their story across her skin.
When Declan is confronted with his own personal demons, Aurora must decide if she will continue to hold tight to their relationship and a safe, reliable future with him, or if she will turn to Jentry—the guy she can’t forget no matter how hard she tries.…
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
With overwhelming emotion and nuanced characters, Molly McAdams makes this novel about a forbidden love triangle jump off the page. Aurora Wilde is ready to settle down with Declan Michaels, her college sweetheart. When Declan's brother, Jentry, returns from deployment Aurora is shocked to discover he's the one-night stand who's occupied her fantasies for a year. We were glued to every word as we waited for Rorie to choose between the men she loves.
McAdams (Taking Chances) has been prolifically spinning new adult romance series for the past several years, making this standalone romance a rare opportunity to showcase focused plotting skills. It's an opportunity not taken. The hyperactive narrative jumps around between Aurora Wilde's last summer of college and her first year of teaching. The point of view likewise jitters between Aurora and her one-night stand, Jentry. That dynamic pointedly leaves out Aurora's boyfriend, Declan, with whom she lives in Wake Forest, N.C. Jentry is Declan's adopted brother, and Aurora can't get her hot night with the wrong brother out of her mind. Throw in their "bless your heart" steel magnolia of a mother and a ne'er-do-well, lock-picking sister, and the real question is why Aurora doesn't simply run for her life instead of angsting narcissistically over her choice between these two men. There's no sense that McAdams grasps what real young adults think or feel; Aurora is a clich d collection of hormones, self-absorption, and irrational feelings, and her soap opera story is driven by random dramatic occurrences at opportune times.
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Not as good as anticipated
While I normally love her books I found this one to be a little bit of a let down, having read From Ashes and Taking Chances and fallen in love with them, so much so that I get heartbroken (in a good way) just thinking about Taking Chances, I was looking forward to this but I found Aurora to be a bit annoying and lacking a backbone, I never really had a connection with any of the characters and unlike her other books where I fell in love with one of the male leads, I really couldn't have cared which one she ended up with, most of the time I thought she deserved to be alone. Still love her as an author but this was not worth the hype in my opinion