Wednesday, 28 June 2017

✜ M. O'Keefe ✜ #TheDebtDuet 1+2 ✜

©  Bianca 

•  Lost Without You & Where I Belong
• Release Date: 19 & 26 June 2017
• The previously released novella THE DEBT was included in the first book as part 1
(But if you're not sure if you want to read this series - the first novella is still FREE!)
5 Stars 

For the five kids who live at St. Jude’s Home for Court Placed Juveniles, life is a nightmare.

Carissa, the youngest, has been there the longest. And barely speaks.

Rosa is sixteen and pregnant.

Simon keeps his head down and studies, hoping to get back the life he lost.

Beth and Tommy, in the middle of the darkness, have found each other, and all they want is to be together. But when they get caught making out at school, it puts everyone in danger. Tommy is used to the beatings from their foster father, but when Beth is singled out for punishment, Tommy can’t sit back and let it happen.


What happens that night rips apart the lives of the five teenagers forever.

After the blood has been spilled, a bargain is made. A deal with the devil that should have solved things. It should have fixed everything.

But nothing is free - not love, not innocence, and certainly not freedom. And sooner or later, 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.



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.

Being kidnapped.

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.

Review for book #1
Beth and Tommy are 16. At school they are happy and falling in love with each other. But their home-life is horrible! They live in a foster home. For juvenile criminals. We don't yet know what they did to end up there, but whatever it was, they don't deserve the things that happen there!
The pastor foster-father and his wife beat and molest the kids! And they starve them and lock them into their rooms at night!
And one night the kids just can't take it anymore.
We don't exactly know how and who, but the pastor ends up dead for raping Beth .... and Tommy, Simon and Carissa end up in jail.
Only that's not where they're staying for the rest of their lives. They made a deal with this guy Bates.
He gets them out of the murder charges and they'll owe him a debt.
And one day the debt has to be paid. No matter what, where, who, how.
Fast forward seven years.
Tommy is working construction. Simon is a award-winning journalist. Beth has disappeared and Carissa is now working for that criminal ....


But of course we might have a tiny little cliffy - which is not too bad - book #2 will be out next week ☺


Phew. That was some book!
Of course you immediately think of that movie ... remember?
And yes, it's a bit like that.
But not really .... it's such a great story.
It starts as this heartbreakingly sad but also adorable young adult thing and we immediately fall in love with Tommy and Beth and we only want the best for them.
Ugh. It was so moving and heartbreaking and sad.
You hope all through the book that there will be a tiny chance for a HEA in there somewhere. But it's not looking too good ... All those people against us. The drugs. The bad guys. Music business. The pain of the past.
Of course this is only book #1 - so we'll keep on hoping!☺
I loved it.
It was super exciting and suspensy and heartbreakingly sad and adorable and sexy and ugh. I can't wait to see how this story will end!!!
HURRY JUNE 26th!!! ☺

LOST WITHOUT YOU was such a heartbreakingly moving story! About two kids who had a rough and horrible childhood, and how they're fighting for their place in life and love!
Hurry to your nearest amazon for your own Tommy - this one is MINE!!!


Review for book #2

So, I hope we all remember what happened in book #1? I really hope so, because it would not mean good things for us if we already forgot!!! It came out a week ago!!! ☺☺☺
It ended with poor Tommy about to have to pay for not fulfilling his debt....
But phew - of course he got away.
He and Beth are on the run now. From her mom. The press. The bad guys.
And Beth leads Tommy to Peter. We all kind of know who Peter is from him being mentioned in the first book, but poor Tommy doesn't yet know. And Beth knows he will hate her once he finds out everything she never told him.
They're just starting to have something serious and maybe even a forever kind of thing....

She was where I belonged.
And I wasn't letting her go.

But all those lies and secrets and the debt-collector might stop us from getting our HEA!!!



Yay! Finally back with Tommy and Beth.
And their story is still as exciting as it was in the first book.
I loved every second of it. 

Yes, there are bad moments and the future doesn't look all that good. But there's also this huge hope that Tommy and Beth might get their Happy End by the end of this book!

I just loved it!

It was super exciting and suspensy and heartbreakingly moving and adorable and very sexy and sweet and ... just an amazing book!!

WHERE I BELONG was the perfect finale to Beth & Tommy's lovestory! Sexy, adorable, heartbreakingly moving! Just amazing!
Hurry to your nearest amazon for your own Tommy - this one is MINE!!!

And P.S. Simon is getting his own story!!! ☺


• Excerpt  •

“What do you want, Tommy?” she breathed. So close. So beautiful. With her free hand she took off her glasses and tossed them on the ground. Her eyes, lined in black liner raked over me.

    And mine raked over her.

    “You,” I said, so raw I was practically inside out. “Just once.”

    She laughed low in her throat. “You have a few questions you want answered, do you?” she asked.

    “Don’t you?”

    “God yes.”

    She stepped forward until she was nearly touching me. It took my inhale for my chest to brush hers. I exhaled and our bodies retreated. She inhaled and we touched. Exhaled and retreated.

    We each did it again. And then again. Breathing each other in, in turns. Finally it wasn’t enough and I stepped toward her, and my cock pressed against her stomach and she pushed against me. Her breasts and belly imprinted on my skin.

    “One time,” she said. “One time and we go back to our lives and get on with things. I’m going to forget you, Tommy. And you’re going to forget me.”

    I doubted it, but I wasn’t going to argue. Not with my dick pushed up against the tight muscles of her stomach. Not with her breath, sweet from the pop and the candy she’d eaten, making me crazy.

    “I’m serious, Tommy,” she said as if she could read my mind. “I don’t want to be hurt anymore, and I really, really don’t want to hurt you anymore. Promise you’ll forget me.”

    “I promise,” I said, because when threatened with the idea of hurting her, I’d agree to anything to stop that. “I’ll forget you, right after I fuck you.”

Stalking MOLLY:

 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.

✪ Comeback Cowboy (Rocky Mountain Riders #2) ✪ Sara Richardson ✪

Author: Sara Richardson
Series: Rocky Mountain Riders, #2
On Sale: June 27, 2017
Publisher: Forever
Mass Market: $7.99 USD
eBook: $5.99 USD


I have not read the first book in the Rocky Mountain Riders series, however this did not affect my enjoyment of book 2.

Comeback Cowboy, as the title probably gives away, is a sweet, contemporary second chance romance.

Naoim and Lucas' relationship is beyond complicated. Throw other people - especially in a small town - into the mix and it could be a down right mess.

However Naomi takes them all on head on and holds her head high, for herself and her daughter Gracie - who is just too cute for words. I love that she doesn't ask or want help - but is not so stubborn to reject help that is offered.

I get the small town vibe of this book - I live in a town where if you sneeze, the next day the gossip mill has you on your death bed, so I could completely empathise with how the characters felt.

Whilst the plot of the story is nothing new - good guy, bad luck, loses the girl, wants the girl back - the execution of Comeback Cowboy that kept me anxiously turning each page.

I love the secondary characters in this book, particularly Lucas' brothers, and now can't to see where the series goes next - and I will go back and read the first book!


A yellow Volkswagen Beetle blitzed toward Lucas, picking up speed. Yep, hed know that car anywhere. Naomi.
He watched her draw closer and closer, and just like it always did when Naomi got near, his heart picked up. Would she stop and give him a lift to the ranch? They hadnt exactly been alone since hed come back to Topaz Falls. Shed made sure of that.
As the yellow car sped around the curve, he lifted a hand to flag her down, but the car didnt slow. Maybe she hadnt seen him. Waving his arms, he stepped onto the shoulder
Shit! The car was coming right for him! Adrenaline fired through him and sent him rolling into the ditch just as the cars brakes screeched. The thing skidded and fish tailed, likely taking out half of the tires tread.
Breathing in the scent of burnt rubber, Lucas stared up at the sky. Well, thatd been one hell of a close shave.
The car door opened and out Naomi flew, stumbling down the embankment in her polished red heels, to where he lay on the ground.
God, Lucas. I was so distracted I didnt even see you. Her delicate hands covered her face. My god, I almost hit you. She staggered a few steps.
That got him off the ground. Hey. He hurried over to her, brushing the gravel off his ass. Im fine. Hed been through a hell of a lot worse than a tumble down into a ditch. See. No blood. Im good.
She nodded, but seemed to be on the verge of hyperventilating. Which meant she was in no condition to get behind the wheel of that car.
Why dont I drive you back to the ranch? He slipped an arm around her waist to support her, and he couldnt resist drawing her close to him, closer than shed been in ten long years. She still smelled like carefree summer afternoonsa subtle hint of lemon along with the coconut oil she used to use to soften her hands. That scent, the feel of her leaning into his body, roused a sudden overpowering greed. Hed never hungered as desperately for something as he hungered for her. To turn her fully to him. To feel those breasts he used to kiss so intimately against his own chest again. He knew that body, remembered every curve and bend, every fine detail
Im okay, Naomi whispered, shaking him off. I can walk.
Of course she could. But she did hand him the keys before hurrying to climb into the passengers seat without his assistance.
Lucas folded himself into the drivers seat. All right, then. Were off. He started the engine and backed up, then turned carefully out onto the highway.
He stole a glance at Naomi. Her soft lips twitched as he studied her. It wasnt her full, bright, beautiful smile.
But it was a start.

Sara Richardson grew up chasing adventure in Colorado's rugged mountains. She's climbed to the top of a 14,000 foot peak at midnight, swum through Class IV rapids, completed her wilderness first-aid certification, and spent seven days at a time tromping through the wilderness with a thirty-pound backpack strapped to her shoulders.

Eventually Sara did the responsible thing and got an education in writing and journalism. After a brief stint in the corporate writing world, she stopped ignoring the voices in her head and started writing fiction. Now she uses her experience as a mountain adventure guide to write stories that incorporate adventure with romance. Still indulging her adventurous spirit, Sara lives and plays in Colorado with her saint of a husband and two young sons.