[651]: Everything I Left Unsaid by Molly O’Keefe

25387181 Everything I Left Unsaid by Molly O’Keefe
Series: Everything I Left Unsaid, #1
Loveswept | October 13th, 2015
Adult Fiction | Romance | Suspense
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

I didn’t think answering someone else’s cell phone 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.


Ah. This book. It was so unexpectedly good. And by that, I don’t mean that I didn’t expect anything good from this author. I just meant that the discovery was refreshing. This genre is saturated, to say the least. So finding something as good as this book (series) is like finding a needle in a haystack. It’s been so long so I’ve been wowed by a little-known book. I read till 2 in the morning then proceeded to download the second book soon after. I can’t tell you how tempted I was to keep going but with only 3.5 hours left until my alarm goes off, I had to put my iPad down and sleep.

Molly O’Keefe’s writing has an addictive and compelling quality that lent to the ease in which I devoured this book. It’s simple, yes. But her story was far from it. As most of these stories go, you’ll meet a woman on the run from a dangerous past. She finds herself in a trailer park where she would have a fateful phone call with one Dylan Daniels. As cheesy as it sounds, the connection was instantaneous and dare I say, heated. Soon, the two started looking forward to these explicit phone calls. Over time, Dylan has managed to reach into Annie’s courage buried underneath all her insecurities and fear that her past is going to catch up to her. So much courage, in fact, that Annie started making demands of her own. But Dylan has a past of his that left him living in a hermit-like existence. So something’s got to give; honesty and acceptance are the only way for them to actually have a shot at being together. And if they’re not willing to face their own demons, there was no way they’re going to have the happiness that had so eluded them for years.

These two people are both scarred inside and out. And I know it’s something that we’ve probably read one too many times. I can’t convince you with my words to read this book. All I can do is ask you to try it. I know I’ve said it before that New Adult is a territory I very seldom venture into, so take that under consideration after reading this review. You will find two characters who, against all odds, have learned to live their pasts but not truly overcome them. In fact, the first two books in this series will have them running from the demons that chased them. It is not angsty in a relative term, but their situations were terrible enough to incite heart palpitations.

  • Jazmen

    Hmmm, sounds rather intriguing. I feel like I’ve heard of this author before but I’m not really sure. I mean five stars for a NA, I have to try this out!

  • Oooh, I haven’t read NA in a long while. But once I mosey away from my fantasy binge, I will be looking into this!

  • Isn’t that just the best? I so rarely nowadays find myself so compelled to read that I literally can’t stop, so those books are special. I don’t read much NA, but I could made exceptions for the best. 😉

  • YAY for enjoying this one so much 😀 And reading into the night. That is the best feeling. <3 You make this one sounds pretty amazing. I probably won't ever read it, lol, but I am curious 😀 Thank you for sharing Joy. <3

  • Well darn! I have so many I have to read for review and one I am reading for me and now you have me so intrigued! 5 stars! I will probably have to add it to my wish list! Thank you 🙂

  • I’m very picky when it comes to my new adult. I do read it and really enjoy it, but I need the good ones. I am very impatient when it comes to bad NA. So this just sounds wonderful and I am gonna have to try it now, of course 😉

  • Dammit, this has been on my wishlist for awhile. Must read it!

  • Okay, definitely buying this one!

  • shootingstarsmag

    That’s great that while it used common “ideas” or “story lines” in some ways that it was still a great book. Some authors are good at making common story lines more unique!


  • I haven’t read too much NA really but this one sounds great. I love it when a book is worth giving up sleep to read – that doesn’t happen to me very often. Great review!

  • Oh nice! I’m not into NA either but when something is this good and you can’t put it down, you know I want to try it. I just put it on my wishlist at the library. 🙂

  • I still do not get NA

  • I have yet to read a book by this author, but I’m definitely liking the sound of this one. Great review!

  • Yeah, NA for me is like Steampunk for you 😀

  • So they’re having a somewhat phone sexual relationship? That alone is unique enough to want to make me pick this up Joy. I know you don’t read much new adult, I’m the same. There’s nothing that hasn’t been said or done before… Until now. I need this book.Great writing and a fresh storyline is just what I need right now. Brilliant review Joy <3

  • I felt like I’d burned out on NA for awhile there – it seemed like it was all feeling a little too similar. So I honestly probably wouldn’t have given this one a second glance before I read your review. It sounds like the type of book that stands out, even if the tropes are there. I’ll have to check it out!

  • I liked this one too! So happy you ended up enjoying the story. I know, their situations were just ugh…but I’m happy they’ve discovered love with each other. I seriously need to pick up Dylan’s book. Great review and hope we enjoy the sequel too 🙂

    Here’s my review of the first book > IFB Review of Everything I Left Unsaid

  • Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

    Ohhh! Like you, I really avoid new adult. It just isn’t for me. BUT I’ve been known to enjoy a NA book here and there, and romance is pretty much all my brain can absorb these days. Work doesn’t leave room for much else.

  • Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings

    I adore Molly O’Keefe but I haven’t done a good enough job of going through her backlist yet, forget about her newer titles. But this sounds fantastic and I can’t believe I overlooked her when I was trying to find romance reads this summer. I definitely need to re-visit the library ASAP! I’m so glad you enjoyed this one, Joy–I hope it’s a 5 Star read for me, too! 🙂

  • Melliane

    it’s always so nice to find something refreshing like that! I didn’t know about the author or the book but you’re making me curious

    I love this series so much, so I’m really happy to see you loved this one as much as I did. I picked up the companion book last night and it’s really good so far.
    I wasn’t sure this would be for me too, especially with all the danger and angst, but it was terrific. Those phone conversations though. *_* I was so impatient for them to meet each other face to face! They were HOT together.
    I’m going to have to re-read this book soon! 🙂