Book Review: Show Me How by Molly McAdams

Show Me How
Thatch Series # 2.5
Author: Molly McAdams
Reading Level: New Adult
Genre: Romance
Released: August 23 2016
Review Source: William Morrow Paperbacks

New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams delivers another heart-wrenching, emotional novel in her Thatch series…

After her first love was ripped from her grasp four years earlier, Charlie Easton was sure she would never be able to trust anyone with the shattered pieces of her heart again. That is, until Deacon Carver forces himself into her life, and makes those pieces swirl in chaos. But Charlie doesn't know how to let him in… until a stranger stumbles upon a notebook filled with her innermost secrets, and shows her how.

Deacon Carver is known for sleeping his way through the town of Thatch, as well as the surrounding cities—something he used to take pride in. But that persona has haunted Deacon ever since he decided to leave that life behind for the girl he wants more than anything: Charlie Easton.

But when another girl falls into Deacon's life, allowing him to be himself without judgment for his past, will their conversations hinder his relationship with Charlie … even if he's never seen her?

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

Deacon - we've grown to know him as the man whore of Thatch. Charlie - we've had a love/hate/love relationship with her once we found out what she was up to with Ben. Now it's time to shine some more light onto their lives. Onto their hopes, dreams, fears, truths and souls.

This series has held such a special place in my heart. If I had never read Letting Go (Thatch #1) I would've never been introduced to Molly McAdams. I probably would have, but it would've been a while before I found her. And to this day she's one of my top favorites. So to have this series ending leaves me with a bittersweet feeling.

First off - Deacon Carver is my favorite character from the series. Grey always called him her big Teddy Bear, which left me believing he was a big teddy bear for readers to fall for, even if he wasn't the main guy. And now to have his story in my hands...words cannot describe how much I loved it. And Charlie. She deserves a clean slate. In Thatch #1 we find out that she had harbored feelings for Grey's fiancé who passes...and had his child. Yes we have closure at the end of Letting Go with that story, but there's still always that 'Well Charlie....she loved BEN?! HOW?!' in your mind. Until you read this book. Until you realize that it was more like an infatuation than love, but when you're young they feel the same almost.

I ABSOLUTELY loved this story. In most of McAdams' books we get a sense of the couple that needs to get together has always harbored feelings for one another. With Show Me How there's some feelings but it's not exactly what you think. Deacon isn't quite fond of Charlie because of what she had done to Grey. And this was a nice change of pace. I loved seeing the relationship work towards true love. Yes I'm a firm believer in love at first sight, but I also know that sometimes it takes work. That most of real life isn't going to be all magical and spectacular. And I feel that this book held that true to heart. I could've handled seeing Deacon being upset with Charlie for a little while longer. But honestly the Keith and Deacon scenes steal the show, and once Charlie and Deacon become an item Keith is around Deacon a lot more to make your heart explode.

McAdams' ended this series on such a good note. We got closure. It's always tough saying good bye to a series that you love so much, even more so when a series gets ended in such a way that leaves audiences angry and upset and only wanting more. So when that was not the case here I was pleasantly surprised.

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