Award-winning author Molly O’Keefe, writing as M. O’Keefe, steps into the world of erotic romance in Everything I Left Unsaid, the first in an edgy, steamy two-book romance between two people whose paths ordinarily wouldn’t intersect.
On the run from an abusive husband, Annie McKay lands in a Carolina trailer park. She’s barely through the door of her temporary digs when she hears a phone ring. Tracking the sound to a cell phone in a drawer, she answers it. And her life is irrevocably changed.
Dylan Daniels has always paid the occupants of Annie’s RV to keep an eye on the man next door. However, he can tell within seconds of talking to her that Annie is nothing like her predecessors. They were willing to spy for the money, but it’s immediately apparent that Annie is both decent and probably too innocent for her own good. Then there’s the unexpected chemistry that turns what should be a straightforward business transaction into a seductive game played over the telephone.
Annie can’t believe the things the deep, dark voice on the other end of the line compels her to do. She feels things and tries things she has never even dreamed of. Yet something about Dylan’s genuine interest, his unthreatening voice, makes her feel safe. She discovers following his commands imbue her with heretofore unknown confidence.
Everything I Left Unsaid follows a dangerous game of secrets and seduction that’s intense and sometimes uncomfortable. But ultimately O’Keefe has deftly penned a story of hope, growth and courage peopled with complex protagonists. It’s a smorgasbord of visceral emotions for the reader, and I for one can hardly wait for November so that I can belly up to that buffet once again and discover the rest of the story in the second book.
Susan Andersen is a New York Times best-selling author of 23 romance and romantic-suspense novels.