Lost Without You by Molly O’Keefe is NOW AVAILABLE!
“With wonderfully drawn characters, deep emotions, and O’Keefe’s draw-you-in-and-hold-you-tight writing, Lost Without You is totally one-clickable!” — J. Kenner NYT and Internationally Best Selling Author
ALL DEBTS MUST BE PAID
Seven years ago, I thought I could save Beth, the girl I loved from the monster who was supposed to take care of us. I thought I could keep Beth and all the other kids at St. Jude’s Home for Court Placed Juveniles safe.
I failed. Badly. Now we all have blood on our hands and owe a dangerous man a very dangerous debt. We don’t know when he’ll come calling for payment, but when he does – we pay, or we suffer.
When my turn comes, I’m ready for anything.
Except seeing Beth again.
LOVE IS NEVER FREE
No one ever tells you that the cost of having your dreams come true is literally every single other part of your life. Yes, I’m a huge pop star these days, but I’m pretty much a mess, too.
I’ve spent my life hiding behind disguises, make-up and costumes, all to protect myself from the kind of pain that comes from revealing your true self to someone.
I did that once. With Tommy. The only person I ever loved. It didn’t turn out so well.
And now, with everything else falling apart around me, I’m suddenly in the backseat of his car.
And the past we’ve both tried to run from is catching up with us.
Contains The Debt: A Prologue and 50,000 more words in the continuation of Tommy and Beth’s story
I will warn you, this is not an easy read. The nature of the book is dark and there could be triggers.
The story is told in two parts – the past (7 years prior) and then the present. Dark things happened to the kids in the past portion of the book that affected all of their futures. Skip ahead 7 years and things are not at all peachy keen for these kids, who are now adults. They owe a debt to a mystery man and live in fear of what will be asked of them.
The story focuses on Tommy and Beth/Jada. Seven years before, they were young and falling in love. Then something happened that changed the course of their lives. They never thought they would see each other again, but an unexpected request sends them back into each other’s lives and not in the best of ways. Now, they don’t know how to treat each other. There are unresolved feelings, the most prominent being hurt. They have tried to forget each other, but neither were fully able.
I got this, the mixed feelings and the hesitancy. I got how and why Tommy felt the way he did. That didn’t mean I didn’t root for them to see each other and get over the ghosts haunting them. The book is emotional and dark and it sometimes hurts to read, but I read it in one setting. It ends on a huge cliffhanger that leaves one of the MCs in grave danger and the other MCs safety in jeopardy. Luckily, the second book comes out a week after the first.
Let yourself get lost in Tommy and Beth’s world.
THE GIRL I LOVED IS THE WOMAN I CAN’T HAVE
It was simple: Pay the debt and I stay out of jail. Pay the debt and I stay alive.
But I sacrificed it all for Beth.
I didn’t pay what I owed. I’m sure punishment is coming, but I can take it – as long as Beth is safe. Away from her mother and everyone else who would hurt her.
I gave it all up for two days with her. And it was worth it.
She always was.
THE SECRETS WE KEEP ARE WHAT TEARS US APART
We’re supposed to be done. Over. Tommy goes his way, I go mine. Cue the heartbreaking music.
I’m supposed to forget him, but I don’t think I can. And when the danger closes in on Tommy, we’re on the run again. From Bates. From my mother. From our past. And there are no safe places to hide.
Except one. And it’s the place that will hurt Tommy the most.
But maybe it’s time for me to face my past. My demons.
Maybe it’s time for me to save Tommy for once.
About the Author:
Molly O’Keefe is an award-winning author of over 30 romance novels. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her family and the largest heap of dirty laundry in North America. Sign up for her newsletter to get release day news, exclusive excerpts, sale announcements and in-depth author interviews!
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