Molly McAdams was the first author to introduce me to a true ugly cry. I had cried with books before, but not the sobbing mess that she made me when I discovered Taking Chances. So I was excited but apprehensive when it came to picking up her newest Firefly. I knew that she would put me through the emotional wringer and she did. It wasn’t quite a Chance ugly cry but I definitely had tears on my cheeks. I just want to crawl under the covers and hide from the world for just a little bit longer.
Lily O’Sullivan is feeling suffocated, stifled, and brokenhearted. She’s sweet, compassionate, and not made for the world she was born in. Kieran is cold, determined, and broken by the life he’s forced to live. And the relationship between him and Lily is suffering for it. Dare is broken, protective, and possessive—a definite alpha with a heart. The connection between the two of them is tender, healing, and red hot. The chemistry is off the charts. There’s some push-pull between them but it doesn’t get tiring. They are well-written, well-developed, and complex. The secondary characters are just as fascinating. They each have layers to them that you discover as the story moves on.
There is plenty of action, intrigue, and suspense woven throughout the story. The drama is there but not over-the-top and it feels natural not forced. This is Romeo and Juliet for a new generation. This is definitely going on my re-read list and I plan on picking up the first in the series.