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Blog Tour and Giveaway: Stealing Harper (Taking Chances #2) by Molly McAdams

Posted on 20 May, 2013 by in Blog Tours, Giveaways, Molly McAdams / 44 comments

Today we welcome Molly McAdams to our blog as she celebrates her upcoming release Stealing Harper.


Read an excerpt from Stealing Harper below. The excerpt right before this went live yesterday at GIRLS IN THE STACKS and you can read the next excerpt tomorrow at Mundie Moms.  Full tour schedule can be found below.


Molly also stopped by and chatted with us – see our interview with her below.


Enter for some amazing giveaways from Harper Collins using Rafflecopter below! Good luck!


5 STARS!!!
Chase Grayson has never been interested in having a relationship that lasts longer than it takes for him and his date to get dressed again. But then he stumbles into a gray-eyed girl whose innocence pours off her, and everything changes. From the minute Harper opens her mouth to let him know just how much he disgusts her, he’s hooked.

But a princess deserves a Prince Charming who can make her dreams come true. Not a guy who can turn her life into a nightmare.

All good intentions go out the window when Harper starts to fall for the guy Chase has come to view as a brother. He wanted to protect her by keeping her away, but he can’t stand to see her with anyone else, and he’ll do anything to make her his. But when it comes down to Harper choosing between the two, will Chase have the strength to step back from the girl who has become his whole world if it means she’ll be happy?

Lines will be crossed. Friendships will be put to the test. And hearts will be shattered.



“Calm down, Princess, I’m not going to do anything to you.”

“I really wish you would stop calling me that.”

I rolled my eyes, why else did she think I still called her that? I opened up one of my drawers and pulled out a pair of mesh workout shorts before throwing them at her and walking toward my door, “Put those on, I’ll be back.”


“Did you want to sleep in that skirt?” I raked my teeth over my bottom lip as I thought about her sleeping in nothing at all, “I swear I won’t mind it, I figured you’d be uncomfortable though.”

“Breanna said I would be in a room with her tonight, and if that’s not happening I’d rather just go back to the dorm.”

“I can assure you she’ll be sleeping in the bathroom. I’ll give you a minute to change, I’ll be right back.”

“I am not sleeping with you in here.”

“Look, you’re seriously hot, that alone is going to have them chasing after you. But top that off with the few words you’ve even said that shows me just how snarky and sweet as hell you are, that is one hell of a tempting combination. Trust me when I say they’re going to want to change what they just found out about you. So if you don’t mind, I’d rather make sure that doesn’t happen.” I’d already vowed to make it my mission in life to make sure that didn’t happen.


Interview with Molly

Molly McAdams

Conversation Key
Denise- response in black font
Molly – response in blue font

What inspired you to write Taking Chances?

It was actually a dream! Almost all of my books have come from a dream or two. Usually the dream ends up only being a small part of one scene, but Taking Chances is actually the only dream that expanded throughout a few chapters!

Did you always know who Harper would end up with or did the story evolve as you wrote it?

I’ve known since the dream. In the dream, she was with Chase, but I knew she was supposed to be with Brandon. So I’ve always known.
How have you handled the criticisms of the “twist” in Taking Chances?

For the most part, I think the majority of the upset readers are just that, upset. They’re mad that I did something they didn’t want to happen. BUT I felt the exact same way when I wrote it, so I understand. There’s always the harsher critiques, but there’s really no easy way of dealing with those. You just have to move on and know that the book was written the way it was meant to.

What was the catalyst behind telling Chase’s side of the story in Taking Chances?

Some of my very first readers were begging for more Chase, and after thinking about it for a while, I agreed that there needed to be more of him. Just more, in a different way. His story of what had gone down needed to be heard!

What do you hope readers will take away from Stealing Harper?

Definitely not that I’m trying to torture them. I hope people see this story for what it is. Life is unpredictable, so enjoy it while you can, and live it to its fullest. Never leave any situation angry, and always tell the people you love, that you do love them.

Will we see more from these characters in others books?
Eventually, yes. But I don’t plan to continue any of the main or immediate supporting character’s stories. I’ll let y’all figure out what that means haha

Can you tell us a bit about your creative process?
I more or less sit on these dreams until they’re all I can think about, and then I write them down. From there, I just build off them. I already have a sense of the characters from the dream, but by the time I finally start the book, they’re ready to take over and tell me their story. So all I do is write it out for them.

Fun Fact: Favorite Junk Food

Fries. My. Freaking. Weakness.

Fun Fact: a song that pulls you right back into this story

Endlessly by The Cab, or anything Hinder

Quick answer: Team Brandon or Team Chase

Team Brandon. He’s just such a sweetheart!

Denise’s Review
Stealing Harper is a companion book to Taking Chances.  If you have not read Taking Chance yet, stop reading this review and go 1-click it now, as it is a 5 star powerful and emotional read that for me was all about it’s not what life gives you, it’s what you do with it.

Ok back to Stealing Harper.  Stealing Harper tells Chase Grayson’s story. Chase never wanted a relationship or even to be with the same woman twice.  That is until he meets Harper or as he calls her “Princess.”

This book is not simply the re-telling of Taking Chances, this book offer unique insights into events and scenes that readers did not see in book 1.

You experience intense scenes between Chase and Brandon and you see Chase with his colleagues at work and with his Mom and Dad; all encounters that truly allow the reader to understand Chase better. These scenes build his character and truly endeared him to the reader.

This is not a story about a girl changing a man; this is a tale of how a man decided to make himself better. Chase choses to change his life, to be better as he struggles with his increasingly deeper feelings for Harper; his girl; his Princess.

Ms. McAdams did a wonderful job with using secondary characters in this book.  Chase’s Mom and Dad have some well written exchanges as did Brad one of the other roommates. Oh and you will hate Trish even more after this book.

I adored how the integrity of the first book and its storyline was kept true to form. This book truly was about showing Chase, his perspective, his struggle and his emotions as he embraces a love he thought he would never feel.

Ms. McAdams will have you feeling a wide range of emotions, and despite knowing the outcome of many events in the book, I still experienced strong emotions and often had a lump in my throat as my heart broke all over again.

Yes, please be warned that your heart will break when you read this story but for me is was so worth the journey.

For those of you who read my review of Taking Chances, it is clear that I am Team Brandon. And though I still am, I closed my Kindle knowing Chase was a good enough man for Harper.

Added note – you may want to make sure Taking Chances is still on your Kindle as I was compelled after finishing Stealing Harper to go back and re-read the second part of Taking Chances.

Hat’s off to Molly McAdams for a well written, and emotional story.  I truly hope to read more books staring this cast of characters….

About the Author
Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and furry four-legged daughter. Some of 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 diving into the world of her characters, 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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STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Schedule

USA TODAY: 05/06/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Guest Post
FRESH FICTION: 05/07/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Guest Post
BOOKALICIOUS: 05/08/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Guest Post

ONCE UPON A TWILIGHT: 05/09/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Guest Post
ROMANTIC TIMES: 05/10/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Guest Post & Spotify Playlist curated by Molly McAdams

CHICK LOVES LIT: 05/11/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Guest Post
BOOK READING GALS: 05/12/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Guest Post

SUPERNATURAL SNARK: 05/14/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Interview
THE BEST BOOKS EVER: 05/15/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Guest Post
READING LARK: 05/16/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Guest Post
BOOKFINDS: 05/17/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Interview
GIRLS IN THE STACKS: 05/18/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Guest Post
SHH MOM’S READING: 05/20/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Interview
MUNDIE MOMS: 05/21/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Interview
MARIA’S SPACE: 05/22/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Guest Post

44 Responses to “Blog Tour and Giveaway: Stealing Harper (Taking Chances #2) by Molly McAdams”

  1. Jennifer Sons

    Love love love these books!! I can’t wait to read Stealing Harper!

  2. Nicole Rogers

    I am so over the top excited for Stealing Harper. I just started re-reading Taking Chances so I can step right into Stealing Harper.

  3. Joan

    I have heard so much about this series and I am dying to read it! I can’t wait!

  4. Melissa

    I love getting the opportunity to check out new authors and new books. Thanks!!

  5. gloria

    yay! amazing giveaway! love molly’s books! always gives us an amazing book from start to finish!
    thank you!!

  6. Amber Bennett

    Ahhhhh I can’t wait for this in just a few short hours!!! I haven’t been able to start another book bc I’ve been preparing myself for the waterworks and heartbreak that I know is coming!!!!

  7. Debra Diaz

    Awesome giveaway, thank you! Loved the first book, can’t wait to read this one!

  8. Lynn booth

    Another great looking book to add to my already never ending TBR list 😀

  9. Kat P.

    I am team Chase 100% and I know when I read this story my heart that has been shattered since reading Taking Chances will break all over again. The only reason I am willing to put myself thru the pain is for just a little more time with Chase.

  10. Mary Bilowus

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway!

  11. Christine LaCombe

    I have not had a chance to read any of these books yet but I would love to. they sound great, thanks for the giveaway

  12. Heather ER

    I loved taking chances so much I have waited so long for stealing Harper! Molly McAdams is a awesome author! I love love love her books! I cannot wait to read stealing Harper after taking chances I know it’s gonna be great!! Molly’s book from ashes was so amazing as well. After taking chances and from ashes I know this book is gonna be great! I cannot wait!
    If you haven’t read anything from Molly McAdams then go now and start! You won’t regret it!

  13. Chasity Morris

    I haven’t read this YET! I’m so going to cave though because that’s all I’ve been hearing about- Stealing Harper! So, I’ve got to know what all the fuss is about!

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