Book Review: The Truth About Him by Molly O’Keefe

November 24, 2015 Advanced Readers Copy, Book Reviews 1

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

Book Review: The Truth About Him by Molly O’KeefeThe Truth About Him (Everything I Left Unsaid, #2) by Molly O'Keefe
Series: Everything I Left Unsaid, #2
Published by Random House Publishing Group on November 24th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 336
Source: NetGalley
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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.  Praise for M. O’Keefe’s Everything I Left Unsaid
 
“Exquisite, thrilling, and toe-curlingly sensual . . . a delicious guilty pleasure I never wanted to end!”New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans   “I am head over heels in love with Everything I Left Unsaid by M. O’Keefe. Everything about this book hits the mark—the exceptional prose, the brilliantly defined characters, the delicious plot, and all the wonderful, dangerous secrets. It’s an absolute must-read keeper-shelf book!”New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner“I couldn’t put this book down. Annie’s story is heartbreaking, liberating, sweet, and sexy—I want more!”New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy  “Sweet, sizzling, sexy, and heart-wrenching, Everything I Left Unsaid broke my heart and left me yearning for more.”New York Times bestselling author Megan Hart“The mystery, the excitement, and not to mention the elusive and very demanding Dylan Daniels will leave you breathless!”New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones  “O’Keefe is one of the best contemporary romance authors writing today. . . . Elegantly sensual and blisteringly sexual, the story immediately hooks readers and keeps them captivated with help from beautiful writing, complex characters, and a healthy dose of secrets, while a cliffhanger ending will have them eagerly awaiting Book 2. Breathtaking and passionately intense—a must-read.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“[O’Keefe] moves skillfully into . . . romantic suspense with this excellent series launch. . . . [She] infuses the situation with distinctive life and absorbing detail. Captivating characters and a cliffhanger ending will keep readers coming back for more.”Publishers Weekly
 
“Beautifully written, this richly detailed storyline, coupled with beguiling and complex characters, takes us on an emotionally charged journey filled with lust, betrayal and secrets. Captivating secondary characters only add fuel to the fire as a chance meeting between two damaged souls opens the doorway to what could be their salvation or personal hell. An incredible cliffhanger only charges your appetite for the sequel.”RT Book Reviews
 
“Intense . . . O’Keefe has deftly penned a story of hope, growth and courage peopled with complex protagonists. It’s a smorgasbord of visceral emotions.”BookPage
The Truth About Him is intended for mature audiences.
From the Trade Paperback edition.

 

My thoughts

I love it when sequels start right where the previous book ended. This one does just that. Reading book one is imperative to understanding what is happening in this relationship and how it developed so quickly. It isn’t quite insta-love, and I absolutely hate that trope, but in this case the love that the couple shares is hard earned and worth reading about. Even if it does seem sudden to the readers.

Now… for book two. There is just as much drama in this one as there was in book one! I might say a bit more actually. In book one most of the drama was from the growth of their relationship and the fact that they did not know each other. The drama in this one occurs because of many outside, mostly familial influences.

I loved this just as much as book one though. Although the innocence is gone and there is growth. Innocence was a great allure for the first one, but in this one the two main characters have something to fight for; each other.

That said, the other characters are not going to make life easy on these two. They just started their relationship and already they are being put to the test to how far they will go for each other. Drama normally turns me off of books but it is the drama that feels staged, where the characters are made to do things that you would think would be against their character’s reaction. This drama was fabulously dramatic and alluring. Every minute had me glued to the pages and absorbing every word.

There is character growth, and there is some real love here. Insta-love it may be, but with this plot, it is more than just insta-love, it is fabulous.

Hoping there will be a book three!

The Author

 

About Molly O'Keefe

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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