Title: Lost Without You
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.
Author: M. O'Keefe
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Burn Down the Night, Wait For It
Series: The Debt #1
Published: June 19th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
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M. O’Keefe writes unique books. Lost Without You is another of her highly imaginative, enthralling stories. Beth and Tommy have had it rough and lived through horrors that no child should even have to know exist. Moving into a foster home should have been a better life but in fact is far worse. Their relationship is the only positive in their nightmare existence. Somehow the two, despite their childhoods, are sweet and kind. They’re good to each other and in each other find unconditional love and acceptance.
When their foster situation takes an almost inevitable, horrendous turn, the two are torn apart and Tommy accepts a unspecified debt to be paid at some future time. The whole situation is dark and gritty in typical O’Keefe fashion.
Seven years later, Tommy is called to pay his debt. He and Beth are definitely not the kids they were. Their once in a lifetime love and attraction still smolders in them though it takes a bit for them to find it.
Just when it looks like these two might find some happiness, O’Keefe left the reader with a huge cliff hanger.
I read this book in one night, well past when I should have been asleep. I just couldn’t put it down. The end left me in tears and majorly frustrated (in a good way). I can’t wait until Where I Belong comes out.
O’Keefe keeps me hooked with her unusual story lines, characters that are both hard to like and completely lovable and their difficult to come by happily ever afters.