Monday, November 30, 2015

review || THE TRUTH ABOUT HIM { blog tour } by M. O'Keefe

Bantam | November 24, 2015 | Romantic Suspense
Everything I Left Unsaid, book 2


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.

The Truth About Him is intended for mature audiences.

{ about m. 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.

{ review } .

We pick up right where we left off -- after Annie confesses to Dylan that she's married and she's going back to divorce Hoyt. Except Hoyt has other ideas...

Unlike in EVERYTHING I LEFT UNSAID, our tones have switched this go-around; we have Annie's part now in third person, and Dylan is in first person. I'm not really sure what Molly's thought process was with this, but in my personal opinion, I found it easier to get to know Dylan this time. Something about first person just helps me delve deeper into a person's psyche...

Annie has some fights and battles to get through in this book, and one of the bigger ones is going to be to break down Dylan's huge walls -- because as Annie starts attracting new suitors, as Dylan's family and past come barreling in, Dylan is shown again and again how bad he is for her and how good other's are... or so he thinks.

I love that Dylan has his rough past -- and as much as he thinks he doesn't deserve her, Annie is a beautiful light to his dark. This part of the story was extremely engaging; they are working through their relationship as outside factors are tearing them down. Previously, most of their relationship was via phone only; they only met toward the end of EILU so watching them work through things definitely kept the pages turning.

Annie changes so much from the first pages of EILU through the end of THE TRUTH ABOUT HIM... but so does Dylan. His growth is more evident in the last half of this current book, but I felt that it was important and was glad to see it happen.

It was announced that Max and Joan will be getting a story, too, in 2016 -- and I'm pretty ecstatic to read that! 

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