Review: Everything I Left Unsaid (Everything I Left Unsaid #1) by Molly O’Keefe

25387181 I didn’t think answering someone else’s cellphone would change my life. But the stranger with the low, deep voice on the other end of the line tempted me, awakened my body, set me on fire. He was looking for someone else. Instead he found me.

And I found a hot, secret world where I felt alive for the first time.

His name was Dylan, and, strangely, he made me feel safe. Desired. Compelled. Every dark thing he asked me to do, I did. Without question. I longed to meet him, but we were both keeping secrets. And mine were dangerous. If I took the first step, if I got closer to Dylan—emotionally, physically—then I wouldn’t be hiding anymore. I would be exposed, with nothing left to surrender but the truth. And my truth could hurt us both. (From: Goodreads)

Rating: 4/5 darkest stars

**Due to its graphic sexual contents and strong languages in the book, I honestly suggest that readers under 17 NOT read this one.**

Let me make this clear, I have a habit of skimming through this kind of books—new adults, chick-lit, or something typically not really my cup of tea—but read enough to capture the picture of a story. And this one is no exception. Thus, please note that I may not know every single detail in the book so I’ll just share my current opinion on what I’ve read and felt **Due to its graphic sexual contents and strong languages in the book, I honestly suggest that readers under 17 NOT read this one.**

Let me make this clear, I have a habit of skimming through this kind of books—new adults, chick-lit, or something typically not really my cup of tea—but read enough to capture the picture of a story. And this one is no exception. Thus, please note that I may not know every single detail in the book so I’ll just share my current opinion on what I’ve read and felt in the following review.

Annie, the main female character(was also known as Layla to the mysterious guy on the phone), answered a phone from a stranger accidentally and they started having the so-called phone sex for a few months because it was the only effective way to get past both of their unpleasant memories. Or even their recent states. She was simply 24 years old but had a seriously abusive relationship with her husband and therefore, she couldn’t tolerate anymore domestic violence and still live under such harsh circumstances. That’s why she ran away and then ended up meeting that phone guy named Dylan. Dylan was a former racing driver in NASCAR but was unfortunately fell victim to a fire accident. During their encountering, the two of them hid their darkest, ugliest secret from each other; however, I did appreciate the gentle side of Dylan, for making so much effort to get Annie open up her mind and even offered her the help she so desperately needed.

Since it’s a new adult novel, there’s no denying that there were some wild sex scenes and moreover, like I mentioned before, they were actually having the phone sex so those instructions were undoubtedly…graphic and imaginable. Honestly, it’s still hard for me to fully enjoy the entire rough process of it. Hence, let’s just put all those dirty thoughts away and talk about why I kind of love this story. The main plot is truly captivating, I mean, the author did a good job to describe the specific sort of emotion when Annie spilt her abusive history to Dylan finally and the way he reacted was too sweet to be true. He never showed any soft spot for anyone so far as I knew, but at that certain moment, he definitely made my heart melt. Another fascinating part is the ending. The author left us with a terribly aching cliffhanger there, and I couldn’t stop wanting to find out what happened to Annie after she went home. The feeling was very intense, and it was like the second she stepped into her house and heard that haunting voice and then…everything turned into chaos, and then just when I was dying to see whether she was okay or alive, you know what? The only thing I got wasn’t a word, let alone a sentence. It was a friggin’ PERIOD, as in the punctuation mark “period”, “.“! Arghhhh…I just need the next book now!

Overall, it is the story itself I found extremely beautiful, combining with bittersweet love and then some. As a result, I totally recommend Everything I Left Unsaid to those who love abusive issues, new adult, and a bit dark humor stories.

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