Series: Everything I Left Unsaid

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The Truth About Him by M. O’Keefe

July 18, 2017 Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Reviews 0 ★★★★½

I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Truth About Him by M. O’KeefeThe Truth About Him by M. O'Keefe
Series: Everything I Left Unsaid #2
Published by Random House on November 24, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
Source: the Publisher
Goodreads
four-half-stars
We played our roles, told each other lies.

But now Dylan is no longer just a mysterious deep voice on the other end of the line. We’re face-to-face and our relationship is very, very real.

We still have secrets—but so much is crystal clear:

The thrilling danger.

The raw, naked desire.

The need to keep feeling the way he makes me feel. Forever.

Dylan is putting up walls, trying to keep me safe, but he can’t shut me out. He has seen my darkness and rescued me. Now it’s my turn, if only he will let me.

THE TRUTH ABOUT HIM is told in the dual POV of Annie and Dylan.  You must read the first book in the series before beginning this one because this book picks up right where the first one left off.  Trouble follows these two wherever they go and right from the start Dylan and Annie are in physical danger.

Annie is trying to heal and move past the events of the last book.  Dylan wants to protect her, but is afraid his presence in her life is just going to complicate things further.  Together, they’re a hot, complicated duo that can’t seem to keep their hands off each other.  And where the last book focused entirely on Annie’s growth as a character, this book focuses on Dylan – his relationship with his estranged father, his MC brother, and the accident that changed his entire life.

Overall, I really enjoyed all the suspense and action packed into this second book.  The writing sucks you into the story and is phenomenal.  THE TRUTH ABOUT HIM  is a quick, super-steamy read perfect for a summer beach trip!

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Everything I Left Unsaid by Molly O’Keefe

October 13, 2015 Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Reviews 0 ★★★★

I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Everything I Left Unsaid by Molly O’KeefeEverything I Left Unsaid by Molly O'Keefe
Series: Everything I Left Unsaid #1
Published by Bantam on October 13, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Source: the Publisher
Goodreads
four-stars
I didn’t think answering someone else’s cellphone would change my life. But the stranger with the low, deep voice on the other end of the line tempted me, awakened my body, set me on fire. He was looking for someone else. Instead he found me.

And I found a hot, secret world where I felt alive for the first time.

His name was Dylan, and, strangely, he made me feel safe. Desired. Compelled. Every dark thing he asked me to do, I did. Without question. I longed to meet him, but we were both keeping secrets. And mine were dangerous. If I took the first step, if I got closer to Dylan—emotionally, physically—then I wouldn’t be hiding anymore. I would be exposed, with nothing left to surrender but the truth. And my truth could hurt us both.

Tired and worn from years of systematic abuse – first from her mother and later her husband – Annie McKay sneaks out at 3am with little more than the clothes on her back and $3000 cash in her pocket.  She soon finds herself in a middle-of-nowhere trailer park and sets herself up as Layla.  Her neighbors keep to themselves and that’s just how Annie likes it.  Until she answers a cell phone stuffed in the cushions of the couch.  That’s when she hears Dylan’s voice and suddenly she’s got herself a job keeping an eye on the owner of another trailer two spots over.  But reconnaissance turns into flirting and flirting turns to lust.  Dylan opens Annie up to all sorts of new experiences she just didn’t get to see on her isolated little farm back in Oklahoma.  All from the other side of a cell phone.  For now.

Annie is a complex character.  Her father wasn’t around when she was a child and her bitter, mentally ill mother was emotionally abusive.  Annie’s husband stepped in and began to physically assault Annie too.  Somehow, Annie manages to retain her shredded innocent outlook on life and genuinely wants to help those around her, especially the fellow abuse-victim mother of four and the old man living close by her new trailer home.  But Annie’s no slouch and has a work ethic that keeps her moving and motivated long after others would quit.  It’s this part of her nature that has Annie re-creating herself into Layla, a brave, will-try-anything-once persona that leads her to flirt with Dylan, play voyeur in a strip club, and make pasta sauce for the murderer next door.

Dylan is harder to pin down.  He’s still something of a mystery since readers don’t get much insight into his half of this story.  He’s isolated himself on a mountaintop, but retains the dominant, boundary-pushing persona of his racing days.  I look forward to learning more about Dylan (hopefully) in the next book.

This first novel in a two-part duet does end on a cliffhanger, so be prepared!

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