Review: The Truth About Him by Molly O’Keefe

Posted September 22nd, 2016 in book review / 16 comments

Review: The Truth About Him by Molly O’KeefeThe Truth About Him by Molly O'Keefe
Series: Everything I Left Unsaid #2
Publisher: Random House on November 24, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Adult
Pages: 336
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: three-half-stars
Heat: four-flames

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.

At A Glance

A good ending to Annie and Dylan’s story.

The Good

The Truth About Him starts off with a bang as we pick up from the cliffhanger from Everything I Left Unsaid. The first few chapters were suspenseful and intense. Annie gets closure but not without a cost. Dylan’s drama is only just beginning though.

The author takes a different direction with this book as it focuses on Dylan and his family. They are all sorts of effed up. Ben, Dylan’s father, did wrong and he knows that. Dylan can’t forgive him but you see his resolve to stay mad slip a little as Ben goes through his own painful drama. I liked watching their relationship slowly grow into something…not everything, but something. Dylan even got to make up a little with his criminal brother. It’s nice to see issues get resolved, even when it seems impossible.

Dylan and Annie are very up and down in this story. I wish they were a little less manic with their relationship. The steamy time made up for that though. It was also nice to see Annie grow a backbone and realize what she wants out of life.

The Bad

The Truth About Him wasn’t as good as the first book, but it was close. I found myself bored in some spots. The push/pull between Annie and Dylan was exhausting. I was over it pretty fast.

The Snuggly

Very steamy just like the other story. These two do not lack in the bedroom department. They know how it’s done!

Final Thoughts

I think this was a good ending to Dylan and Annie’s story. It could have been a little better, a little more focused on their relationship, but I enjoyed each characters’ story. Very recommended.


“I wanted to fuck her and protect her all at the same time. I wanted to keep her and push her away. I was everything in opposites, and I felt torn apart by her.”  

“You’re going to be happy again,” Dylan said. “I swear it. We can…we can get through this. You and me. I promise.”
“We barely know each other, Dylan,” she said. “We lied to each other for two months. I nearly got you killed. Why would you promise that?”
“Because you said you wanted to come back and I said I wanted you to.”
“It can’t be that simple. Not anymore.”
“It is. For me it is. It’s you and me. That simple.”  


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16 Responses to “Review: The Truth About Him by Molly O’Keefe”

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      i think some boring spots are okay if the book overall is good.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      I know, it was hard to take but I can’t complain about the series overall.

  1. Olivia Roach

    Seems like this one had its sweet spots and at times it was a little too dramatic and you wished it could calm down a little bit. But it seems like a good conclusion to their love story though!

  2. Lekeisha

    Glad you still like this despite it not being like the first one. I think when the tone of a series/trilogy/duology changes it sometimes makes the characters seem unrecognizable. Glad that wasn’t the case here, only that the focus was more on family than the relationship. Great review!

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      I know, the change of tone was a little troubling but not by much.

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