Book & Author Details:
Baby Come Back by Molly O’Keefe
Publication date: May 1st 2017
Genres:Women’s Fiction, Contemporary
A MAN WITH NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE
I sold my soul a long time ago to pay my father’s debts. Now my life is a prison: no friends. No family. Nothing it would hurt to lose.
I never should’ve touched Abby. I tried not to, but she is beautiful, magnetic, sexy. Everything I want but can’t let myself have.
UNTIL HE MET HER
She seduced me not knowing who I was or what I really do in the shadows. I should have resisted her, but I wanted to be the man Abby thought I was for as long as I could.
But all debts must be paid, sooner or later. And mine are paid with blood.
Now Abby knows who I am, what I am, and she’s run from me.
I would have let her go for her own good. But when I find out she’s carrying my baby — there’s nowhere she can hide…
Baby, Come Back is a full-length contemporary romance and the sequel to Bad Neighbor.
In my review of Bad Neighbor (Book 1 in this series – review HERE), I said that I thought that Abby sounded like a nightmare. And for much of this book, I really didn’t like her as a character. She seemed to me to be a bit of an arrogant, spoilt brat. By the end of the story, I will concede that she had grown on me somewhat.
I should also say that I was surprised by how very different the tone was in this book. I expected more of the same, given that this is part of the same series, with the same characters (albeit leads switched around).
With this book, the menace is very subtle, for the most part, even with some of the more explicit scenes. But there is a counterpoint to this, which is a low grade, restrained pull of attraction between these two which lifts the narrative up a notch.
This was not the story I was expecting. But it is a story which I thoroughly enjoyed.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Molly O’Keefe has always known she wanted to be a writer (except when she wanted to be a florist or a chef and the brief period of time when she considered being a cowgirl). And once she got her hands on some romances, she knew exactly what she wanted to write.
She published her first Harlequin romance at age 25 and hasn’t looked back. She loves exploring every character’s road towards happily ever after.
Originally from a small town outside of Chicago, she went to university in St. Louis where she met and fell in love with the editor of her school newspaper. They followed each other around the world for several years and finally got married and settled down in Toronto, Ontario. They welcomed their son into their family in 2006, and their daughter in 2008. When she’s not at the park or cleaning up the toy room, Molly is working hard on her next novel, trying to exercise, stalking Tina Fey on the internet and dreaming of the day she can finish a cup of coffee without interruption.