Author: Molly O'Keefe

Wait For It by Molly O’Keefe

Posted February 15, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 2 Comments

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.

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Series: Everything I Left Unsaid #4
Published by Loveswept on February 28, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 272
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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In a blistering novel of raw emotion and desire, a tormented woman teaches an alpha male that money can’t fix everything . . . but love can.

Tiffany : After fighting for a new life, I don’t want to play the victim anymore. However, with three kids to raise, I’m getting desperate enough to make a deal with the devil. My estranged brother-in-law, Blake, says he just wants to help, but he’s been trouble since I met him. I don’t know if I can believe this kinder, gentler Blake, and there’s a friction between us that has turned into the sweetest chemistry. He could be my salvation . . . or my downfall.

Blake : I haven’t always had Tiffany’s best interests at heart but I’m ready to make up for my sins. Besides, I can’t help admiring her: The girl’s a genuine survivor, tough and lean, with eyes of steel. But the more I get to know Tiffany, the more I want her. Every inch of her. Which means I’m about to make a bad situation a hell of a lot worse.

 

 
Tiffany Edwards is a 26-year old mother of three children under the age of seven and is separated from her abusive husband. Until recently, she lived in a dilapidated trailer in an equally squalid park but managed to make some very good friends. When her brother-in-law discovers her, Blake Edwards offers her money to disappear. Hurt and desperate, she takes the money and moves on. They have a chance meeting one year later when she shows up at Annie & Dylan’s Christmas party and it’s a game changer.

 
I’ve been hungering for this story since the last book ended on that Christmas party cliffhanger and it was definitely worth waiting for. Tiffany may have been down but she’s definitely not out. I didn’t know much about Blake other than his insensitive first encounter with Tiffany but he proved to be an enigma.

 
This was a gut wrenching story on every level as both Tiffany and Blake were well defined, layered characters and struggled to find a way to relate to each other. Talk about walls, these two had mountains to scale. It’s honest despite their fears and the way they persevere is admirable, not to mention off-the-charts steamy.

 
I’ve loved this series with its troubled and unconventional characters who somehow win your hearts in the long run. This story grabbed me from the first page and never let go. Yes, I had to wait for it but the payoff was huge.

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.

Dishing It Out, her last Harlequin Flipside won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award for best Flipside in 2005.

Her Superromance Baby Makes Three won the RT Reviewer’s Choice for best Superromance in 2006 and her novella, “The Christmas Eve Promise” in The Night Before Christmas was nominated for a RITA in 2009. Her book Crazy Thing Called Love won the RITA in 2014.


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Posted August 9, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

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Posted October 5, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

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Posted September 2, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | 6 Comments

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Posted October 14, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

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Posted January 24, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 5 Comments

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Posted December 8, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

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