Book Review: Burn Down The Night

August 9, 2016 / 0 comments

Book Review: Burn Down The NightBurn Down The Night by Molly O'Keefe
Series: Everything I Left Unsaid #3
Published by Random House on August 9th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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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.

Micah’s Thoughts:

I’m so glad that this book, this breath of fresh air, is what I came to after some recent books that have left me unsatisfied. I loved Everything I Left Unsaid #1 and 2 and I could not wait to jump back into the world of the characters. This author KNOWS how to write compelling characters that illicit emotions from even this cold heart. This story was just pure magic from beginning to end.

So, if you’ve read the first and second in the series (and if you haven’t, I recommend them. They are fantastic), those center around Dylan and Annie. This book stands alone and you don’t need to really know anything about the first two to read this. However, it will give you so much backstory on the family of Dylan, Max, and his father and Joan/Olivia and her past…a little. At least the past few months. And this is Max’s book.

Max is the president of a motorcycle gang, but left and came back. For this reason, he is on the outs. Joan/Olivia is “undercover” as a stripper trying to find a way to get information on the location of her sister. She is in some strange cult and Joan/Olivia needs to get her out. As we open the book, she is prepared to blow up the strip club, the cult leader, and herself to get that information. Max stops her, but just barely. In the process, Max’s MC brothers catch up with him, a shoot out occurs and she saves his life because he is her link to her sister. And this is how the story unfolds.

The levels of character depth in this story are astounding. I mean, the story line isn’t anything astoundingly new. Books 1 and 2 were something I hadn’t ever read before, but this exact story line didn’t blow me away. What DID was the characters. They were rich and complex. They were twisty and dark. And throughout the story, you were rooting for THEM and them to figure out their demons to be together.

Dylan and Annie make an appearance too. AND I think I know who book 4 will be about and I CANNOT WAIT!!!!

I give this book 4.75 stars. I like it, I love it, I want some more of it. I wished there was more once I reached the end.

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Liezel’s Thoughts:

One of the best things that I love about blogging with friends is that I have this amazing opportunity of being introduced to so many “new to me authors” that I wouldn’t have otherwise discovered. One of which is Molly O’ Keefe. I was instantaneously hooked after reading the very first book in the “Everything I Left Unsaid” Series and couldn’t wait for more!

“Burn Down The Night” is about how Joan (whom we’ve met in the previous book) is desperate to find her sister Jennifer. She would literally do anything including going on this insane suicide mission just to see her safe again. Caught in the crossfire is the alpha-male, badass, criminal, MC president Max Daniels. He knew back when he first met Joan that she was trouble but he never knew the extent until he awakes handcuffed in a stranger’s bed.

You would think that this would garner him helpless but even incapacitated he still had this bizarre influence over Joan. This was the main reason why this story caught and held my attention… witnessing how two unsuitable characters in multiple accounts make things right. As we learn each of their stories we discover that even though they came from completely different backgrounds that they aren’t so different after all. Needless to say, their pairing is remarkable.

Not only were the characters impressionable but the writing, the plot line and of course the romance was spectacular. I couldn’t get enough! And after finishing this book last night I can say that all of these same fantastic elements extend to this third book.

I enjoyed this book. If you haven’t read anything from this author yet, give “Burn Down The Night”a try. I guarantee you will be hooked just as I am.

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About Molly O’Keefe

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.

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