~5 MIND BLOWN STARS~
Everything I Left Unsaid is like nothing I have EVER read. It has an impeccable blend of sexiness, mystery, action, intrigue, and romance all wrapped up into one power punch of a read! As I feel it is imperative for every reader to go into this one blind, I will avoid spoilers at all cost in this review.
"No one missed me. Or worried. Or wondered. I'd vanished and the world just kept spinning."
Annie is on the run and lands straight into a trailer park in the boonies of North Carolina. In order to escape her abusive husband, she has abandoned everything in order to survive. Moments after she has arrived in her new home (an RV trailer in the middle of a run down trailer park), she finds a phone. The phone rings and she meets Dylan.
"Daniels was the beast. He was the bad guy in the stories. Some other asshole could be the hero, save the day and get the girl."
Dylan is a recluse living in a mansion in the mountains. He has always had someone "watching" the old man living in the trailer park. When a new girl answers the phone, he realizes there is something different about her. Dylan has scars (both emotionally and physically) that have caused him to want to hide away from the world. Can Annie be the angel he needs to drag him out of his hell?
"The rules he was breaking were piling up around his feet like metal shavings, razor sharp and about to cut them both."
Honestly, this book was such a surprise. It was a bit of a slow starter for me because I was simply trying to gather my bearings. And yet, as the pieces began to fall into place, I could not put it down. With Dylan's guidance, Annie is discovering who she is. Dylan awakens Annie's sexual desires and once the temptation is awakened in her, she doesn't want to stop. The amount of passion and tension in this read is the driving force of the plot. It is silent but deadly throughout each beat of each moment. There are so many questions just desperately waiting to be answered. The secondary characters play a significant role in the story and thoroughly enhanced the plot. Of course, I was dying to know what happened to Dylan to make him 'the beast" that he has become? Who is the old man in the trailer park? Will Annie finally be free from the demons of her past? Is love really possible through so much pain? Told in dual POV, Ms. O'Keefe keeps the intrigue building and the tension doesn't stop. Not only is this a clever plot with well crafted execution but the sexy factor is off the charts. This book has something for everyone!
"Carefully, as if he were a live bomb, I wrapped my arms around his shoulders. I was struck with the very real fear that nothing was going to be enough with him. Not ever."
Overall, I cannot rave enough about this read. However, be forewarned, you will want to have the next book handy as this one ends in a huge cliffhanger! Thankfully, I was able to get the second book loaded on my kindle before I even finished this one. I highly recommend this read to anyone who enjoys a sexy romance story with action, suspense, and a story full of heart! I am so glad that I read this book and I cannot wait to read more from this author!
~ARC graciously provided via NETGALLEY in exchange for an honest review!~