Burn Down the Night
(Everything I Left Unsaid #3)
by Molly 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.
This series does not disappoint at all…
This story was a very unconventional love story. Joan and Max are not your typical main characters where you just fall in love with them.
They both have deep issues.
They both have been through a lot.
And they both are just so jaded by life.
But… The way the author tells the story. Has you rooting for them. Has you hoping and praying they both see the light and both just let go so they can be happy.
It was a power struggle between Max and Joan. Every step they took had to be played just right… Or someone was going to get hurt. Basically them hurting each other.
Joan was seriously her own worst enemy. She had a wall so far up there that no one could get through it. She was so self destructive. She was a hard person to like.
Max… He was not a good guy either. He was the leader of an MC club. He was into some pretty shady things. But I felt he was pretty much done. He wanted out… He wanted a different life. He just didn’t want to deal with the day to day drama the club offered.
The sex scenes… Meaning major foreplay and sex talk going on in this book were off the charts!!! This author knows how to get you going! So vivid… So detailed! I loved it!!!
But… I have to admit… The whole back and forth thing was getting old. Yes they did other things. But I need them to connect physically. (Which they did!) Joan was constantly pulling away. And it was diffidently taking a toll on me. Because it just felt like same old same old. I needed her to push past it all and let go… Just a little.
And when she finally did let go. Their love was wild and brutal almost savage! Joan hated emotions. She could not handle people on a personal level. It freaked her out. Max had his own issues. But he was more flexible. But he got Joan. He knew what she needed and how she needed it. So she wouldn’t come apart at the seams.
The ending I felt could have been a little more. It was built up so much that I felt when everything finally went down… It was all over in the blink of an eye. It was just too fast. But other than that… This book rocked! I loved reading about other characters in past books. And I’m super excited for the next book in this series!
*ARC provided by Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via Netgalley*
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.