Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Truth About Him

*This post contains affiliate links. I did not receive an ARC of this book, this is out of my own stash, but all thoughts and opinions are my own*

You GUYS. This is the follow up book to Everything I Left Unsaid, which I reviewed last fall (and you can read that review HERE) and I was nervous to start it because I hate seeing a series end, but I really wanted to know what happened to Dylan and Annie. So on our vacation I brought this and whoa boy.

The Truth About Him - M. O'Keefe

We played our roles, told each other lies.

But now Dylan is no longer just a mysterious deep voice on the other end of the line. We’re face-to-face and our relationship is very, very real.

We still have secrets—but so much is crystal clear:

The thrilling danger.

The raw, naked desire.

The need to keep feeling the way he makes me feel. Forever.

Dylan is putting up walls, trying to keep me safe, but he can’t shut me out. He has seen my darkness and rescued me. Now it’s my turn, if only he will let me.

It feels absolutely wrong to love Dylan as much as I do but I can't help it. I just can't. Dylan is so emotionally broken as a man and that's absolutely why I love him. I'm like Annie, I'm convinced I can fix the guy, just give me a chance!

This book starts where the first one leaves us, Hoyt is back and wants Annie to come home and be his wife. He's knocking her around and she feels like she has no way out. Enter Ben (Dylan's dad) who knows in his ill state he can't step in and defend her, but he can call Dylan who obviously runs to the rescue. What happens next happens so quickly I had to re-read it to see if I read it correctly. But the event shakes Annie to the core and she inexplicably has something in common with Dylan now. You'd think they'd be smooth sailing with the largest obstacle in their relationship out of the way but no, nothing is ever that simple, is it?

Enter Rabbit, leader of the Skulls motorcycle gang that Dylan's father and brother were members of. Dylan's brother, Max, needs to come back or else Rabbit has threatened harm to Ben and Annie. Because Dylan and Annie have a bizarrely unhealthy relationship that completely works for them, Dylan hides this bit of information from Annie for awhile and of course that goes tits up in due time.

So while that's all brewing, waiting to come to a head, Annie is trying to help Dylan repair is relationship with his dad since they learn that Ben has cancer and is coming to the end of his life. Lots of drama with that and so many times where the relationship between Dylan and Annie come close to the end, but their completely dysfunctional pairing works. It works and you find yourself rooting for them.

I can't give you any more without ruining the book but I loved it. It's going to be a book duo that I read again and again for sure. I loved the story and I loved the sex scenes between them, if you are in the market for a steamy read, I highly suggest this. But keep in mind, you have to read the first book before you read this, this is not a stand alone.

You know what I am sad about, though? Is that there is a follow up but so far, it's only in e-book format, and ugh... so disappointing. That book is called Burn Down the Night and I've heard it's really great. Unfortunately I don't have an ereader that works right now and I've made the solid decision not to buy another one. I wear them out and I'm sick of buying them.

So I'm actually going to be bold and give this book 5/5 stars because I was so invested. And I love Dylan that much. *sigh*

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