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.
The Best Parts:
I started this book two days ago and when I started I knew I would be hooked. This novel comes barreling at you like a freight train and you just can’t seem to look away. I needed more after the first chapter; after the first phone call. Who thought that two characters who didn’t know each other could create such chemistry, or that an author could help them build it? I sure as heck didn’t. With the fact that Annie and Dylan don’t meet till almost the end of the book I was truly invested in their stories. The fact that we knew some things, but not everything kept me reading to find out more. I needed to know how far they would go, how far they would lie. I was exhilarating. These characters, and even the minor ones come screaming off the page and you just sink yourself deeper into their lives to escape your own.
The Worst Parts:
I loved this book. Like I was freaking out at a few points and felt as embarrassed as Annie did a few times, but I trusted Dylan as much as she did and followed along. Now the only part I had a hard time with was at the end. If you’ve read it, not the very end, but just before that point. I couldn’t stand the way Annie and Dylan left things, even though there was a text I just got angry, and then the ending had me reeling and I am just so so so happy to know there is a second novel!
With my knowledge that there is a second novel, adn thank the lord I have that copy from Net Galley as well, so sorry ladies, and gentlemen, but I’m so starting the second book tonight lol, but knowing that the second book exists makes me appreciate what I got form this first book. There was so much we knew and didn’t know, but some how it played out perfectly and it didn’t matter what we knew and didn’t know because this thing between Annie and Dylan was something new for both of them that neither of them wanted their past to tarnish, and it was perfect :]
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.