Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Burn Down the Night by M. O'Keefe

A battle for control turns explosive as a beautiful con woman takes a bad-boy biker hostage in this edgy, seductive novel set in the world of Everything I Left Unsaid (“Toe-curlingly sensual.”—Katy Evans) and The Truth About Him (“Absolutely one-click worthy”—J. Kenner).

The only thing that matters to me is rescuing my sister from the drug-cooking cult that once enslaved us both. I’ve run cons my whole life, and I’ll use my body to get whatever I need. Max Daniels is the last connection I have to that world, the one person reckless enough to get involved. Besides, now that his brothers have turned on him, he needs me too.

The deal was supposed to be simple: a place to hide in exchange for rescuing my sister. Now he’s my prisoner. Totally at my mercy. But I’m the one captivated. Enthralled. Doing everything he asks of me until I’m not sure who’s in control.

We both crave the heat. The more it hurts, the better. But what if Max wants a different life now, to leave the game...to love me? I thought I knew better than to get burned. Now I’m in too deep to pull away. And the crazy thing is...I don’t want to.

Burn Down the Night is intended for mature audiences.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

5 awesome stars! This series has been fabulous! Awesome characters, dark and brooding alpha males, strong and crazy leading ladies. Absolutely loving each and every one! Joan is one crazy cookie. She's a stripper at the club where Max and his MC hang out and do their "business." They've been eyeing each other for months, but Max does not touch the strippers. Joan is searching for her sister, the one she left behind in the cult that Lagan controls. Joan needs Max to get to Lagan. Things go down at the club, a couple of bombs, and Max is dragged out by crazy Joan right into the mutinous hands of his MC "brothers" and the coup they plan on executing, literally, as in Max. Joan saves his life and "kidnaps" Max. Joan is a riveting character, many facets and layers there. She's been on the run and trying to do right by her sister for so long, she only knows how to punish herself. Max was one of the best MC characters I've read recently. He's cocky and hard but Joan is cracking his ice cold demeanor. I devoured this book cover to cover, breathless and excited page after page.

O'Keefe has my undivided attention.

Favorite line in this book...This is Max, to a tee! Love it!
"Joan sighed, like she was sinking into the touch. She sighed like she was letting go of something. I recognized that sound. Women had been making it for me since I was fifteen. Surrender."

Burn Down the Night is the third book in the Everything I Left Unsaid series and could be read as a standalone, but is better read in order. The main characters are different from the first two novels, but they are mentioned (and have important roles) in them.

This series has really impressed me, and this may be my favorite so far!
We met Joan in the first books, and she's played a major role in those stories, but did we ever really get to know her? NOPE! This is Joan's story. Be prepared to be shocked.
We've also already met Max, and pretty much understand his character. Again, be prepared to be shocked on the depth of his true character.
Together Joan and Max are humorous, exciting, unnerving, and frustrating – and then some.

I have to mention that I've read MANY, MANY stories of abduction – always a man kidnapping/holding a female, but I've never read it the other way around. What a great twist!!

If you've already started this series, you need to read this...if you have yet to read this series – NOW is a great time to start!

I loved both the previous books in the series, and feel that this was just as good – even though the lead characters were previously side characters, they definitely deserved their story to be told. We also got a goodly amount of Dylan and Annie too. I would recommend that you read all three books in order – and ideally one right after the other. It has been a little while since I read the previous two and it took me a minute or two to get back in the groove. That said, when it did click, it all came flooding back.

Joan (aka Olivia) was such an enigma in the first books, yet we were sure she was good at heart. To find out just how her life has panned out, and just how much guilt one person can hold in, is really interesting – and once she has Max in her grasp, it is hot too. Often just mentally hot, but that is very effective at getting the reader into her head.

Told from both points of view, we benefit from knowing just how they both think and we get the chance to predict how decisions are going to affect the other. I love being so involved that I am both happy and disappointed when I am wrong! With a great underlying plot, as well as the relationship which is developing, this a really good read.

Thank you Ms. O'Keefe for giving us another installment with some great characters and a good story.

Also Available in the Everything I Left Unsaid Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Everything I Left Unsaid post.

Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our The Truth About Him post.

M. O’Keefe can remember the exact moment her love of romance began: in seventh grade, when Mrs. Nelson handed her the worn paperback copy of The Thorn Birds. It wasn’t long before she was filling up notebooks with her own story ideas, featuring girls with glasses and talking cats. Writing as Molly O’Keefe, she has won two RITA awards and three RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband, two kids, and the largest heap of dirty laundry in North America. When she’s not writing, she’s imagining what she would say if she ever got stuck in an elevator with Bruce Springsteen.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Burn Down the Night (Everything I Left Unsaid #3) by M. O'Keefe to read and review.

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