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.
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.
Overall Series Rating – 4 Stars
I’m going to be honest, these books weren’t even really on my radar until Everything I Left Unsaid showed up on my doorstep. When I looked at some of my trusted romance reviewers they were loving this and so I knew I had to give it a try!
I have to say that I wasn’t disappointed in the least in this first book. In fact, the only complaint I really had about it was the ginormous cliffhanger that the author leaves you on at the very end. The writing was solid, the story was intriguing and the characters were unique and interesting.
That said, when I got to that ending I was a little pissed off. Thankfully, I was able to grab an early copy of the second book on Netgalley.
The second book jumps right into the story where we were left hanging at the end of book 1 and O’Keefe actually resolves the cliffhanger in the first few chapters, which managed to make my suspense filled heart happy, but I realized that there was still a ton of book left and wondered where she would be taking this half of the story.
And I’ll be honest, for as much as I enjoyed the first one, the remainder of the second book kind of wasn’t quite as interesting to me. I don’t know if it was because we were in Dylan’s head for some of this, or if the story just wasn’t as intriguing to me, but either way, it was just missing a bit of the same spark for me.
What I did enjoy was the rebuilding of the father/son bond, and I am definitely interested in reading more about Joan, talk about an interesting character, and she definitely would be it… every page she was on had me wondering more and more about her and her past. It would be amazing to see what the future holds for her now.
Overall a great duology with some really well done, steamy, sexy scenes and an interesting and suspenseful story to go along with it. Fans of Erotic Romance definitely need to have these books on their to read list.
Thank you to the publisher for an advanced copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.