Release Review: Wait For It: M. O'Keefe

Wait For It (Everything I Left Unsaid #4)
M. O'Keefe
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Release Date February 28, 2017

In a blistering novel of raw emotion and desire, a tormented woman teaches an alpha male that money can’t fix everything . . . but love can.

Tiffany : After fighting for a new life, I don’t want to play the victim anymore. However, with three kids to raise, I’m getting desperate enough to make a deal with the devil. My estranged brother-in-law, Blake, says he just wants to help, but he’s been trouble since I met him. I don’t know if I can believe this kinder, gentler Blake, and there’s a friction between us that has turned into the sweetest chemistry. He could be my salvation . . . or my downfall.

Blake : I haven’t always had Tiffany’s best interests at heart but I’m ready to make up for my sins. Besides, I can’t help admiring her: The girl’s a genuine survivor, tough and lean, with eyes of steel. But the more I get to know Tiffany, the more I want her. Every inch of her. Which means I’m about to make a bad situation a hell of a lot worse.
Blake Edwards is Dylan's business partner. He is rich, ruthless, and likes to be in control. He throws himself into work and gets a thrill out of breaking people. Deep down he is angry, resentful, guilty, and a masochist who sometimes needs physical pain to help overcome the pain he hides deep. His brother, Phil, is a source of some of the negative emotions. A year ago, he had the chance to help Phil's abused wife and kids who were in dire straights...but in true form he threw money at them to go away.

Tiffany got sucked into a hopeless and frightening life with Phil, and she's got three kids to protect. She is doing her best to take care of them. and keep them all safe from her volatile ex. She has hit rock bottom and cannot seem to escape Phil's reach. She has walls up, she's stubborn, lacks hope, and is fearful, and anxious. But underneath she is a survivor, and is strong and determined to make a better life for her kids.

When she reaches out to her old friend, Annie, she unknowingly step back into the sights of Blake. But this time, Blake is not telling her to run...he is actually chasing after her. He says he wants to help now. He is even willing to admit he was wrong about her. He is used to fixing his brother's mistakes and is willing to jump in to help and protect her and the kids.

But there is also a simmering sexual tension and attraction brewing between them. But she is untrusting and scared of getting hurt. And he is not well versed in how to actually care for people or to show any weakness. He is used to controlling every situation, so he tries to find a way to control their desire and keep feelings out of it as he would a business deal with rules, exchanges, and emotional distance. This part of the book was kind of hard to take, but it made sense in relation to how the characters saw themselves. But it also brought out a host of other issues and problems.

What happens if one of them wants more?

This is really the breaking down of Blake and finding his hidden vulnerable core. He was a man who always acted like he did not need anything, but he really did. And this is the building up of Tiffany as she begins to find a reason to want to hope and trust again. It is about them both needing to let go of fear and to allow themselves to open up and let down their defenses. Because only when everything is out in the open, will they be able to forgive themselves and each other and look towards finding happiness.

Dylan and Annie are also featured in this one, as is Blake's family. The kids were adorable and the interactions with them were heart melting. Blake was a hard guy to like at times and he made some poor personal choices. But he really was a lost soul in need of a true connection. And Tiffany was stubborn and hated to ask for help, so she was good at pushing back at him. Their past connections in some ways hurt them, but in others ways helped bond them. They just had to figure out how to deal with it all and determine if they could fit into the other one's life and if they were really wanted there. And that takes work, stepping out of comfort zones, and patience.

I was glad to get both of their points of view. I would have liked to see a bit more at the ending and maybe an epilogue. But it did make me stay up late to finish it so I was obviously invested in the story of these two damaged characters that were tying to find a way to be whole again.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review. 

Everything I Left Unsaid
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Kim's 4.5 star review

Fans of Jodi Ellen Malpas, K. Bromberg, and Joanna Wylde will be unable to resist this sexy, deeply intimate tale of a woman running from her past, and the darkly mysterious man who sets her free.  

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.

The Truth About Him (Everything I Left Unsaid #2)
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Kim's 4.5 star review

For fans of Christina Lauren and Jodi Ellen Malpas comes the next novel in M. O’Keefe’s breathtakingly sexy series about a woman called into a journey of the heart, body, and soul. 

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.

A battle for control turns explosive as a beautiful con woman takes a bad-boy biker hostage in this edgy, seductive novel set in the world of Everything I Left Unsaid (“Toe-curlingly sensual.”—Katy Evans) and The Truth About Him (“Absolutely one-click worthy”—J. Kenner).

The only thing that matters to me is rescuing my sister from the drug-cooking cult that once enslaved us both. I’ve run cons my whole life, and I’ll use my body to get whatever I need. Max Daniels is the last connection I have to that world, the one person reckless enough to get involved. Besides, now that his brothers have turned on him, he needs me too.

The deal was supposed to be simple: a place to hide in exchange for rescuing my sister. Now he’s my prisoner. Totally at my mercy. But I’m the one captivated. Enthralled. Doing everything he asks of me until I’m not sure who’s in control.

We both crave the heat. The more it hurts, the better. But what if Max wants a different life now, to leave the game . . . to love me? I thought I knew better than to get burned. Now I’m in too deep to pull away. And the crazy thing is . . . I don’t want to.

Molly O'Keefe Website/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram 

Molly O'Keefe has always known she wanted to be a writer (except when she wanted to be a florist or a chef and the brief period of time when she considered being a cowgirl). And once she got her hands on some romances, she knew exactly what she wanted to write. 

She published her first Harlequin romance at age 25 and hasn't looked back. She loves exploring every character's road towards happily ever after.

Originally from a small town outside of Chicago, she went to university in St. Louis where she met and fell in love with the editor of her school newspaper. They followed each other around the world for several years and finally got married and settled down in Toronto, Ontario. They welcomed their son into their family in 2006, and their daughter in 2008. When she's not at the park or cleaning up the toy room, Molly is working hard on her next novel, trying to exercise, stalking Tina Fey on the internet and dreaming of the day she can finish a cup of coffee without interruption.


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