Book Review: Everything I Left Unsaid by Molly O’Keefe

25387181Everything I Left Unsaid (Everything I Left Unsaid #1)
by Molly O’Keefe

Summary from Goodreads:

Fans of Jodi Ellen Malpas, K. Bromberg, and Joanna Wylde will be unable to resist this sexy, deeply intimate tale of a woman running from her past, and the darkly mysterious man who sets her free.

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.

TSR My Review

This was my first book by this author and I must say she has a new fan in me.  In the beginning I wasn’t sure if the whole “stranger on the phone” thing would be worthwhile or not.  I imagined it could go wrong very easily and turn out to be a cheesy phone sex thing.  But that was not the case at all.  The story was interesting and deep, yet at the same time it was sexy and exciting. I think the author is a very talented storyteller, and the writing was flawless as well.  Every single character had a purpose and the way they all tied together in the end surprised me.

The story between Annie and Dylan was one surrounded by pain and darkness.  They both had secrets and felt the need to protect each other -Annie by lying and pretending to be someone else, and Dylan by not revealing anything and following his own set of rules.  Because of this, it took them a long time to overcome their fears.  I understand that their whole story could not be wrapped up in just one book and I’m looking forward to reading the rest.  With that being said, the ending of this book left a bad taste in my mouth.  Towards the end, I saw it coming but that didn’t make it any easier.  I am not a fan of cliffhangers and for that matter, I don’t know anyone who is.  I think the first book in a series can end on a satisfactory note and readers who liked it will still want to continue.  Anyway, like I said I am looking forward to the next book but not because we were left hanging at the worst possible moment but because overall it was a fantastic book.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

5 out of 5 stars

5 stars