To the Stars: A Thatch Novel

To the Stars: A Thatch Novel

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by Molly McAdams

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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


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…?

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RT Book Reviews
“McAdams’s latest Thatch title is guaranteed to take readers on a nail-biting, emotional roller-coaster ride... A definite heart-tugging novel, To The Stars does not disappoint.”
“Readers will tear through this emotional, fast-paced read...”
Jay Crownover
“A story that will undoubtedly touch on every single emotion. No one can paint each page with equal parts triumph and tragedy the way Molly McAdams can.”

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Molly McAdams grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband, daughter, and fur babies. 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.

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To the Stars: A Thatch Novel 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another hit by Molly. I couldn't put the book down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Molly has done it again.. Harlow and Knox story was so moving.. They went through many obstacles especially since she was 15 when they first met. The love they both share was so moving. Incredible job Molly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She always leaves me wanting more . I love this book .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an amazing book! Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Molly has done it again! I absolutely loved this book. At times I was crying so hard I couldn't see to read. Harlow lived through so much torture that you'll wonder how anyone could survive it. My heart was breaking for her. It was almost like you could feel her pain coming off the pages. Knox was a dream come true. And Collin was a nightmare that was impossible to wake up from. I kept thinking at any moment Collin was going to snap completely. And for the life of me I don't know how Harlow's family didn't see her wasting away to nothing. The love between Harlow and Knox was so beautiful and strong enough to stand the test of time. My heart was bursting with happiness. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Box of Kleenex (from Taking Chances) replaced with wanting to find a few pressure points of my own. Loved it!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Molly never fails to deliver a heart wrenching story but geez, this subject matter is hard. She doesn't pull any punches, making you see the story unfold as Harlow. Molly at her nest!
NPButterfly 7 months ago
I have the biggest book hangover after reading To the Stars. I also have another book to add to my favorites list. Molly McAdams is one of my go to authors. She never disappoints me with her words. The emotions that this book evokes is overwhelming. It was the most intense, sad and upsetting ride I’ve taken with this author since Taking Chances. My heart broke and my gut ached from the pain that Harlow and Knox endured. I was completely invested in these characters and their story. I listened to this book on Audible and let me tell you, Eldridge Em and Alan Matthew did an amazing job at bringing Low and Knox to life. Together and separate, I loved the narrators and applaud their performance. It could not have been easy to record this book. I was sobbing through most of it. Once again I’ve been Molly’d. I say that when I’ve been emotionally stripped bare, heartbroken beyond what I think can be repaired, yet she was able to mend my broken heart and make it swell. Wonderful job telling a story of such a sensitive subject. I’m really excited now to read Deacon’s story and hope to get a little glimpse of the gang from Thatch again.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Love, love, love!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didn't like the abusive realtionship. Nothing in the summary of the book mentioned that part and it really threw me as a surprise
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Molly you amaze me. I think I felt every emotion there is to feel while reading this book. You knock it out of the park with every one of your books and this one is no exception. You keep writing and I'll keep reading.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Molly did it again! She has created another favorite for me. I love how her books touch on real life situations. I highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to put this book down a few times to take deep breaths i got so overwhelmed with emotion. Amazing read. Highly commend it.
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Jill_S More than 1 year ago
To the Stars is not a book that is easy to read. It is full of emotions that will in turn break your heart, and then rip you apart, crush you, make you mad, angry, hurt your heart, have you at the edge of your seat, wrench your heart out, heal you and have you believe in the power of true love. Have I scared you off? I sure hope not! Because this is a book you should all pick up and read! Harlow and Knox met young. And there was just that certain something indescribable between them that could NOT be ignored. They were drawn together. But she was underage. Wait NO this is not one of those taboo books. They are both still young. Not a HUGE age difference, just enough for it to be not quite kosher... where they would need to wait two and half years for Harlow to turn 18. But think back to those days. Do you remember how long that felt? It was an ETERNITY! Knox promised he would wait for her. He came and sw her as much as he could. And their relationship blossomed. And it was truly beautiful to witness. They were best friends. They loved each other. And the hope that you felt for a beautiful love story blossomed in your chest. Oh sweet love! Then Harlow went away to college. All along she had been telling Knox she didn't want him wasting her time on her. I don't want to give away the twist that helps to land Harlow ending up loving another man by the time she turns 18. You need to read and be there in the story as it all enfolds. Let's just say it all helps to lead to where they are today. Fast forward four years. Knox runs into Harlow and sees a woman that he recognizes but not at all. Once he sees this woman, the woman who still owns his heart he is not going to let her out of his life again. Yes, this book will hit upon hot button issues for some of you. It does deal with abuse. It gets raw and ugly and REAL. Molly does not shy away from the realness of it all. And while it can be difficult to read, I appreciated it so very much. Life is not always pretty. But the strength it takes to live each and every day and make those difficult decisions and then come out on the other side, stronger and still believing in love - that is an important lesson for everyone to see. Both for those that are or have lived through it and those that have not. It is important to get a glimpse into the life and hopefully come out with a better understanding of the daily fear and the strength it takes to come out the other side. I highly recommend this book. While it is the second book in the Thatch series, you can absolutely read it as a standalone. To the Stars, is absolutely beautiful. It is a story of true love, believing in one another, survival... It is an emotional story, so be prepared, but you will be so thankful that you went along for the journey. For me, the mark of an excellent book is one that took me along an an emotional rollercoaster. This book more than accomplished that. I received a complimentary copy of To the Stars in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a great read.
Naughty_Book_Blog More than 1 year ago
This book was light on the naughty, but heavy on the heart. To The Stars is an emotional journey through domestic violence. Circumstances and misunderstandings split Harlow and Knox apart. Harlow finds herself trapped within the cycle of violence until a chance encounter brings her face to face with Knox, her long lost love. When Knox finds Harlow again years later, he immediately recognizes that she is not the happy carefree young woman she once was. Once you have loved someone "To The Stars", there is no length you won't go to rescue them from danger. A heart breaking, soul twisting story that will make you cry, give you hope and fill your heart with love.
TanyaAtkinson More than 1 year ago
Timing is everything. Knox and Harlow meet when he is headed to college, but she is just shy of sixteen. Knox promises to wait for her until she is eighteen but there was no happily ever after. Harlow remembers well the day she turned eighteen and received the call from Knox that she'd been expecting. She's haunted by the answer she gave him and still dreams about him every night. She knows she made the wrong choice and is plagued by thoughts of how different her life would be if only she'd chosen differently. Harlow's life now is about survival. Getting through each day. A chance meeting with Knox is a stark reminder of the love she once had and the nightmare her life is now. Despite her best efforts to keep Knox at an arm's length, he sees what no one else does: that Harlow is broken. All of a sudden Harlow's choice and the years apart mean nothing - because Knox never stopped loving her and refuses to walk away when she needs him most. I was completely pulled in to this story from the very beginning. I would like to have seen more of the early days of Knox and Harlow's relationship to better see how and why they fell so deeply in love, but even without that I was sold on their relationship. It was impossible not to pull for these two. I loved their devotion to one another even when the odds were stacked against them. There were flashbacks to their past interspersed throughout the book which gave more insight into how their story unfolded. The changes in Harlow from a bubbly, laughing teenager to the woman she became were heartbreaking. But she remained completely selfless and was determined to keep those she loved safe from harm. Knox continued to show that he was a decent man with a moral code that he lived by, even when it was a struggle. To the Stars definitely made me feel. From the swoony feelings of a young couple in love, to heartbreak for Harlow's reality, anger when I felt that Knox's friends were being completely unsupportive, fear for Harlow, and hope for her future. I have to be honest and say there were parts of Harlow's story that were difficult to read. It was raw and shocking and was painful to read about. To the Stars wasn't always an easy read but I loved it. To the Stars is an incredibly emotional story about the enduring power of love. This is not a light and fluffy romance - the subject matter is dark and the theme of violence and abuse could prove too much for some (or even triggering). But ultimately I will remember it for the story of two people robbed of their happily ever after and willing to fight for a second chance.
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AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
“Why would anyone waste their time only loving someone to the moon when they could love them to the stars?” It’s been a long, long, long time since I’ve been brave enough to pick up a Molly McAdams book. The last series I was brave enough to read, totally destroyed me. She is the queen of angst and heartache. So, yeah, I was afraid to read this book…That being said, when I read the synopsis of To The Stars, I knew I was going to have to read this book. What I didn’t know was just how intense this book was going to be. To The Stars is the second book in The Thatch series, but it can totally be read as a stand-alone. I’m not going to tell you very much because this is one of those books that desperately needs to be experienced. To The Stars is well written and captivating. It is told from dual pov and does alternate between the past and the present. When I first picked up To The Stars, I was immediately pulled in by the prologue. I was desperate to know more and how Harlow found herself in her current situation. And the more I read, the more I realized I was not prepared for Harlow’s story. Harlow’s story is intense and heartbreaking. It will anger and frustrate you. It will make your heart ache. I will warn you that this story does deal very heavily with domestic abuse. Some of the scenes are downright intense and will leave you amazed by the strength that Harlow has. But, that’s not all there is to this story. Yes beneath all the ugliness and heartache, there is a light in the darkness. There is hope. There is love; a love that lasts a lifetime. To The Stars was not an easy read for me. It was intense and really pulled at my heart. It took me on one heck of a journey and emotional roller-coaster ride. But, you know what, I am really glad that I took the leap and read this book. *I was provided an ARC copy of this book via the publisher and Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
To the Stars is a beautiful coming of age story. Ms. Adams takes her readers through the discovery of first love, the anguish of heartbreak and the trials of growing up. This romance is like de ja vu. Every vulnerability that is experienced from youth to maturity has been laid bare in this well crafted novel. The emotions are so realistic and the memories so vivid that it is like reliving the innocence of a simpler time. I received an ARC of To the Stars in exchange for an honest review. Molly McAdams is an author that has awaken my curiosity.