EVERYTHING I LEFT UNSAID
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
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.
(All information obtain from the authors website)
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.
Dishing It Out, her last Harlequin Flipside won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award for best Flipside in 2005.
Her Superromance Baby Makes Three won the RT Reviewer’s Choice for best Superromance in 2006. L-length Her novella, “The Christmas Eve Promise” in The Night Before Christmas won the RITA in 2009. And her full length contemporary romance CRAZY THING CALLED LOVE won the RITA in 2013.
As always I first thank the publisher Random House and NetGalley for providing us with a copy of both these books so we can bring you this review.
The things Annie has to deal and runs away from are heartbreaking but it also shows her strength. I loved the way she and Dylan interact over the phone and how he is able to bring her out of the shy sheltered girl she was and into a strong outgoing woman. Also Dylan is a strange conundrum of a character, but also very strong, loyal and protective. Though he starts off being cold and distant as well as not trusting, he quickly finds that Annie is a different type of person than who he has ever had to deal with. Also he shows his loyalty and protectiveness towards Annie, even his scars that he is afraid will push her away. Such a wonderful thing to see. As you get into the second book and see how things continue to develop with them and grow you see Annie become a stronger woman and you can really start to see her developing her independence. You also start to see how much Dylan changes begins to trust and grow as well. They really are great for each other.
For this I give both these books 5 open kisses…
Happy Reading… Adri