Review: Everything I Left Unsaid by Molly O’Keefe

Posted September 19th, 2016 in book review / 19 comments

Review: Everything I Left Unsaid by Molly O’KeefeEverything I Left Unsaid by Molly O'Keefe
Series: Everything I Left Unsaid #1
Publisher: Random House on October 13, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Adult
Pages: 352
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: four-stars
Heat: four-flames

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.

At A Glance

Phone sex rocks!

The Good

Annie is running away from a bad situation at home. She figured a trailer park was a great place to hide. When the cell phone left by the last tenant starts ringing, she can’t help but be curious. Dylan is hiding from his past. The trailer park is the only think left that keeps him tied to what he wants to forget. When Annie answers his call meant for someone else, things get very interesting.

I love how free Annie becomes as Dylan gives her the strength to let her freak flag fly. To be suppressed for so long and finally getting to make her own decisions, good and bad, must be so liberating. I can only imagine. I like how Annie relishes the normal life she finally gets to live and how open she is to new friendships and new sexual experiences. It’s nice to see a woman not letting her horrible past completely dictate her future. Sure, she’s cautious, but she is finally starting to live.

Dylan is all shades of messed up. His past is still haunting him because of unfinished business. He doesn’t trust anyone, especially when he has a lot of secrets. If only he trusted Annie sooner because she doesn’t care about his past or his “other worries.” She wants him, all of him.

These two were so fun to read about. Dylan pushed Annie away quite often but she was persistent because she knew it was his insecurities doing the pushing. I loved the adventures Dylan had Annie go on. And the constant hum of foreboding with Annie’s past coming to catch up with her was a great tension builder. I love that feeling of waiting for the other shoe to drop. It makes the whole story feel more energized. Ugh, damn that cliffhanger though!

The Bad

It sucked that Annie and Dylan didn’t meet until well over half the book.

The Snuggly

Seriously, the phone sex was hot. Hottest phone sex I ever read about. The sex overall was intense and spicy. Really well written

Final Thoughts

Everything I Left Unsaid was a great romance story. It wasn’t perfect but it was a good story that kept me interested the whole time. Very recommended.


” ‘You are safe. I won’t hurt you, Annie.’
I think I’m already hurt, I think I’m bleeding and don’t even know it.” 

“I’ve never been wild.”
“You want to be, don’t you? That’s why you’re calling me.?”
“Yeah, I guess…maybe…”
“Yes or no. There’s no one else here to hear you and I ain’t judging.”
“Yes. Yes, I’d like to be wild.”  

“You think if we fuck each other hard enough it will go away? … We’ll get it out of our systems?”
“That has to work,” she said. “It has to.”
Dylan pushed back her hair, holding her face in his hard hands. He was worlds too rough. Worlds too wrong. But he was going to take what she was offering. “You really are innocent, aren’t you?”
She shook her head and he could feel her staring in her skin. Her eyes were frantic on his.
“If we do this right, it’s only going to get worse.”  


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19 Responses to “Review: Everything I Left Unsaid by Molly O’Keefe”

  1. Kristin

    I really liked this one. I read the second book and it didn’t work for me. I think I liked the mystery and the fact that the majority of this story is all done via phone.

  2. Olivia Roach

    Wow! Phone sex? Now I don’t think I have ever read a book like that, or have even heard of a book like that before which includes it. I am going to have to try this book just to see what it’s like in this novel!

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