When handsome, hunky Knox Alexander meets Harlow Evans at a
concert, it is love at first sight. They click. He
discovers she is 15 years old. He, almost 18, realizes
is a minor and is considered "jailbait". He vows to wait
until Harlow is 18 and promises to make her his forever.
Harlow laughingly tells him he is wasting his time, but
they talk every
day by phone and see each other
every two weeks and their love grows stronger.
In college close to her 18th birthday, Harlow feels Knox is
slipping away. He does not call as often and is always
"tied up" on weekends telling her to enjoy herself. She
meets Collin Doherty, a good looking trust fund baby who
sweeps her off her feet. A diamond bracelet from Cartier,
and then a matching necklace. A horse drawn carriage ride
to dinner. What girl would not be impressed? The
climax is a 5 carat diamond engagement ring and a
Her eighteen-year-old heart quickly accepts, with barely a
backward glance at Knox and their promises to each other.
Her choice between two men is
is almost fatal.
Immediately after her marriage to Collin, Harlow realizes
husband is a monster. He rules her life and brutalizes her
for the least provocation. Bruises everywhere and unable
believe the physical and psychological abuse she suffers at
her husband's hand, she escapes. He immediately finds her
with the help of the police he has paid off. His vile
threat to kill her family almost comes true when she hears
the rental home they were vacationing in was set on fire,
they almost die trying to escape. She is alone. No one to
talk to and no
where to go. Rail
thin now, unable to eat, and always in her head the mantra
from Collin, "Don't show the pain." She must continue to
live this life of terror...and she knows he will kill her
Hats off to Molly McAdams, a master story teller who had my
emotions running the gamut. I begin with love but quickly
felt surprise, fear, impatience, terror, understanding and
thankfully, back to love. I needed to put this book down
several times as Collin's complete brutality affected me
wrenched my heart. I felt helpless and wondered what I
would do in a situation like Harlow found herself in?
Knox is my hero, who never let go of his promise. For me
this book was
STARS" exciting, touching on the subject abuse that has me
after the last page. TO THE STARS is an excellent read,
and one I will
to everyone. I eagerly await Ms. McAdams next book. I am
devoted fan and I thank her for this experience!
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
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…?