STOLEN HEARTS (Hearts #1) by M. O’Keefe
Release Date: January 12th
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The flare of a cigarette and the handsome Irishman in the shadows–I wanted it all, but I wasn’t allowed to want.
Ronan was danger and beauty, murder and mercy. To me, he was a mystery, but he was also the only man who ever knew me.
In that single stolen moment before I had to give my life to someone else, I imagined myself with him, the man with scars and bruises. The one who knew what hurting meant far more than I did at that time.
Instead I was given to another man, one who broke my soul right along with my bones.
Through it all, there was always that memory of the man in the shadows, the one who said–not in words–that I was strong, that I could endure, that I was more than just a princess in a ballgown.
Now Ronan is the only man who could keep me safe from two warring families that wanted my blood. The spark that started two years ago burned brighter with each touch, each glance, each kiss. He woke me from the nightmare, giving me life with soft touches and sharp words.
Two years ago, Ronan gave me strength, but he took something in return. I never gave him my heart, but hearts like mine are made to be stolen.
Loved it! Danger and lust make a delicious pairing with the dark antihero Ronan and the sweet beauty Poppy. Romance suspense is just about my favorite genre and this is a terrific story. After reading the darkly deviant duet by Jade West about the Constantines and Morellis (which is fabulous) I was all in for another read about this age-old feud between the families. This story does not disappoint. It’s mysterious and dark and sexy. Poppy is an innocent in all the machinations of her friend, Caroline Constantine. Not a good thing with the deadliest Constantine. I loved Poppy and her sister Zilla with their beautiful sisterly love. Ronan is TDF. A hot, hard Irishman with a dark past full of brutality and danger. He’s a mystery and a dominant force. Be still my heart! The heat between Poppy and Ronan is panty melting right from their first encounter. Poppy’s past, especially recently is heartbreaking. She thought she was finally free but the intrigue and danger are more present than ever. With that heart pounding ending it’s a toss up with her future. I can’t wait for the next installment. I loved the appearance of Eden Morelli. What a character! I hope she gets a story. The writing pulled me in right from the beginning and kept me turning the pages with the heat of the almost romance and the dangerous intrigue of the vicious war between the light Constantines and the dark Morellis. Absolutely fantastic! A thrilling, sexy romance suspense.
About the Author:
M. O’Keefe can remember the exact moment her love of romance began–in seventh grade, when Mrs. Nelson handed her a worn paperback copy of The Thorn Birds. Writing as Molly O’Keefe, she has won two RITA Awards and three RT Reviewers’ Choice awards. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and two children.