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Paisley Morro has been in love with Eli since they were thirteen-years-old. But after twelve years of only being his best friend and wingman, the heartache that comes from watching him with countless other women becomes too much, and Paisley decides its time to lay all her feelings on the table.
Eli Jenkins has a life most guys would kill for: Dream job, countless women, and his best friend, Paisley, to be the girl he can always count on for everything else. But one conversation not only changes everything between them, it threatens to make him lose the only girl who has ever meant anything to him.
When tragedy strikes his family and Eli is forced to reevaluate his life, he realizes a life without Paisley isn’t a life at all. Only now, he may be too late.
I absolutely love Molly McAdams' writing. Her books contain the most beautiful characters that I find so easy to fall in love with and this story was no exception. I adored the characters in this book and found the story to be one of the sweetest that I have read in a while. "Changing Everything" was a book that made me swoon.
Paisley and Eli had been best friends for twelve years but at some point within those years of friendship, Paisley had fallen in love with Eli. After years of watching Eli go from one girl to the next, Paisley finally found the courage to confess her true feelings to Eli. One way or another, her revelation was sure to change everything between the pair. Could there ever be more than just friendship for the friends?
I couldn't stand being unknowingly rejected again and again. I couldn't continue
being his favourite person in the world for an entirely different reason than
he was mine. I couldn't keep waiting around for Eli Jenkins. This was it for me.
I felt so sorry for Paisley. As soon as I read the prologue, my heart began to break for her. What an awful predicament to be in. If Eli didn't reciprocate her feelings, what would it mean for their friendship? I thought that Paisley was so brave to reveal her love for Eli. She could no longer put herself through the pain of watching the guy that she loved be with other girls so I completely understood why she declared her secret. It was torture for her so she had to take the chance, I just hoped that it paid off for her.
If Paisley was in love with me, that changed everything....in the worst way possible.
I loved Paisley. She was such a cute character. A girl that was easy to love and I so wanted everything to work out for her. I wanted her to have the chance of love that she deserved. She was just so lovely and sweet and I hoped that Eli wouldn't break her heart, but honestly it was impossible for me to guess which way the story would go. I just couldn't tell.
I hadn't just lost my wingman and best friend....
I'd lost the only girl who could touch my soul.
I'd lost the only girl who could touch my soul.
Eli appeared to be a great guy, he was always so caring and thoughtful when it came to Paisley and he had me wondering about his true feelings. I just couldn't work him out. There were moments when I thought that there was a chance that he shared the same feelings as Paisley but there were other times that I thought maybe he didn't. Eli was a bit of a puzzle. But then, as the story continued and the after-effects of Paisley's confession had begun I saw Eli begin to realise how much he truly needed Paisley in his life. He was slowly beginning to acknowledge the depth of his true feelings for her. The only problem was that I had a feeling that he was too late!
This is about realizing something I should have years ago,
and being fucking terrified that I'm about to lose the best thing to ever happen to me.
It was at this moment in the book that I began to fall for Eli. I adored watching him change and embrace his love for Paisley. He acted to lovingly towards her, determined to wear his heart on his sleeve in his quest to draw Paisley beck into his life. He made me swoon so hard! I must have looked like a loon as I read this part of the story. I had the biggest smile on my face as I delighted in Eli's gorgeousness. That boy was perfect and if Paisley didn't want him. I would! lol.
"I love you, and I want to spend everyday for the rest of my life loving you,
Paisley. I'm sorry it took me so long, but please don't take you from me."
"Changing Everything" was a deliciously sweet novella that I am glad I took the time to read. I did expect a little more drama however I wasn't disappointed and I don't think that you will be too, especially if you are a fan of Molly McAdams. I rated it ❤️❤️❤️❤️
This book does contain some spoilers from the previous books in the series so I would recommend reading "Forgiving Lies" and "Deceiving Lies" first.
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
Excerpt: 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.
“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?
About the Author:
Molly McAdams grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and furry daughter. 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...or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren't really happening.
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