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BLOG TOUR: Need You Now by M O’Keefe

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Series: Linked to the Debt series but can be read as a standalone

Author: Molly O’Keefe

Release date: 9 September 2019

Main characters: Rosa Burns, mother to Ariella and wife of Marco Zambrano. Marco – the man who is determined to get Rosa back into his and Ariella’s life.

 Blurb:

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I have loved Rosa since I met her in high school English, even though the odds have always been stacked against us. She is the child of criminals, resigned to a bleak future. I’m the heir to a successful construction company and am not afraid to go after what I want.

And I want Rosa. Always and forever.

ROSA

I broke the law to make sure Marco got custody of our daughter, and I paid the price. But now that I’m out of jail, I’m terrified my ugly past might bleed into our daughter’s future.

The only way to ensure that doesn’t happen is staying far away from both of them.  

But Marco isn’t letting me run from him. Not again.

Why you should read it: I actually forgot how much I love reading about the kids from St. Jude’s juvenile facility. The collective story is one of heartbreak, abuse and hopelessness for each inmate. This time, it’s Rosa’s turn. Her tale is one of bad luck and an even worse family. I really felt for what she’d been through. I totally understood her motives for protecting her own family and trying to get by any way she could. I also understood her bitterness at how things turned out. Her yearning for her family was palpable, but at times, because of her pride, she did tend to get in her own way, which was baffling and frustrating. There are some surprises along the way that I won’t spoil, but Rosa and Marco have a lot of rebuilding to do in their relationship and it’s not all plain sailing. Rosa isn’t the only one experiencing bitterness for the past, nor is she the only character who is suffering.

What you may not like: As the characters spend a fair amount of time sparring with each other, there is point-scoring going on and times when they deliberately hurt each other. There’s a particular scene where Marco makes Rosa feel like worthless – it’s a pretty well-used trope and one that really disappointed me. The easiest way to lash out at a women? The woman you love? Throw cash at her feet. Despite what she’d done or not done, this was a really cheap move that made me question my feelings about Marco.

Rating: 4/5 for another heart-wrenching story from the former inmates of St. Jude’s. For all the heartache and cruelty, I truly enjoy the interwoven stories of Tommy, Beth, Carissa, Simon and Rosa. I CANNOT wait to finally find out more about Bates – and hopefully Carissa too!

Buy links:

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2KGATzJ

Amazon Worldwide: mybook.to/NeedYouNow

Apple Books: https://apple.co/2YEWYsj

Nook: http://bit.ly/2MPnhF2

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2Yzqq2

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Where I Belong by Molly O’Keefe

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Series: The Debt #3

Author: Molly O’Keefe

Release date: 26 June 2017

Main characters: Beth Renshaw, pop star on the run with her first love, Tommy MacNeill.

Plot: Beth and Tommy have run into grave danger and it feels as though the net is closing in. Desperate to get off the grid and further away from Beth’s mother and Bates’s thugs, Beth takes them to the safest place she knows.
The remoteness of the location means that Tommy has more time with Beth – which is a problem as they are supposed to be going their separate ways, not falling deeper for each other. After finding each other seven years later, will they be able to break both their hearts and separate again? They may not have a choice…

Why you should read it: Oh my! This book! It picked up where Lost Without You left off. The action was fast-paced and the dual points of view kept you in the action and gave the reader an insight into Tommy and Beth’s personal turmoil. The characters really developed in this book and I felt for them. I was on the edge of my seat at times and I wasn’t disappointed. At the end, I wanted more and can’t wait to find out what happens next for the other St Jude inmates.

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What you may not like: Not a clue! The characters were well written, the story was well paced and it was hot as hell! I don’t know what there was to hate on.

Rating: 5/5 for a heartpumping, sexy read. I loved the twists and turns and the unravelling secrets.

Buy links:

Amazon ➤ http://amzn.to/2qkC5jM
iBooks ➤ http://apple.co/2qh6gbc
Nook ➤ http://bit.ly/2qyo2Eo
Kobo ➤ http://bit.ly/2sqIB9h
Google Play ➤ http://bit.ly/2rRVdr6

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Wait For it by Molly O’Keefe

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Series: Everything I Left Unsaid #4

Author: M. O’Keefe

Release date: February 28th, 2017

Main characters: Tiffany Edwards – mother to three small children and trying to free herself from her ex. Blake Edwards, her brother-in-law – trying to make amends.

Plot: Tiffany Edwards is quickly heading for rock bottom. Fleeing her violent husband, she seeks help from an old friend. She wasn’t bargaining to run into her nemesis – and more specifically her brother-in-law, Blake. The last time they saw each other was over a year ago and he paid her handsomely to stay away. Now he wants answers…

Blake misjudged Tiffany in the past. Now he sees the woman she is, rather than the woman he thought she was and he wants to make amends. But will she let him?

Tiffany is tired of being scared – she just wants some peace of mind for herself and her children: but can she have that with Blake in her life?

Why you should read it: This book. Oh my goodness – this series is so good. Tiffany was heartbreakingly real. She’s made some bad decisions and they’ve really bitten her in the ass. She’s so protective of her children, so much so that she doesn’t let her pride interfere when it comes to them. I felt for her and believed in her character. 

Blake is a cold and calculating character for much of the book. He’s an expert in reading people and he uses this skill well. His development throughout the book was dramatic and so satisfying. He really surprised me. Their dynamic was intense, sexy and made for an addictive story.

What you may not like: I guess the storyline may be upsetting to those who may have had similar experiences. To see a character coming out the other side was heartening though. I’m struggling to find a negative to this book…

Rating: 5/5 for a story about second chances and trusting in happiness and love.