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Wait for It
     

Wait for It

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by M. O'Keefe
 
In a blistering novel of raw emotion and desire, a tormented woman teaches an alpha male that money can’t fix everything . . . but love can.
 
Tiffany: After fighting for a new life, I don’t want to play the victim anymore. However, with three kids to raise, I’m getting desperate enough to make a deal with the devil.

Overview

In a blistering novel of raw emotion and desire, a tormented woman teaches an alpha male that money can’t fix everything . . . but love can.
 
Tiffany: After fighting for a new life, I don’t want to play the victim anymore. However, with three kids to raise, I’m getting desperate enough to make a deal with the devil. My estranged brother-in-law, Blake, says he just wants to help, but he’s been trouble since I met him. I don’t know if I can believe this kinder, gentler Blake, and there’s a friction between us that has turned into the sweetest chemistry. He could be my salvation . . . or my downfall.
 
Blake: I haven’t always had Tiffany’s best interests at heart but I’m ready to make up for my sins. Besides, I can’t help admiring her: The girl’s a genuine survivor, tough and lean, with eyes of steel. But the more I get to know Tiffany, the more I want her. Every inch of her. Which means I’m about to make a bad situation a hell of a lot worse.
 
Look for the sultry, provocative novels of M. O’Keefe:
EVERYTHING I LEFT UNSAID | THE TRUTH ABOUT HIM | BURN DOWN THE NIGHT
 
Praise for Wait for It
 
“O’Keefe delivers another read that rips our hearts to shreds with a hero and heroine that we thought were beyond redemption and shows us that everyone is worthy of a second chance. I highly recommend Wait for It, for a gritty, dark, and sensual read that opens your heart for forgiveness, sears your imagination, and leaves your libido humming.”—Rochelle’s Reviews
 
“Intense, sexy, and emotionally satisfying with a surprisingly sweet touch to the ending, this romance is already on my re-read list.”—Straight Shootin’ Book Reviews
 
“So powerful and heartwarming that you can’t help getting caught up in its spell.”—Collectors of Book Boyfriends & Girlfriends
 
“A heartfelt enemies-to-lovers story and a great addition to this superb series.”—My YA & NA Book Obsession
 
“This was a gut-wrenching story on every level as both Tiffany and Blake were well-defined, layered characters who struggled to find a way to relate to each other. Talk about walls, these two had mountains to scale. It’s honest despite their fears and the way they persevere is admirable, not to mention off-the-charts steamy.”—The Book Nympho
 
Wait for It is a heartbreaking story line of one woman’s struggle against domestic abuse, and one man’s battle to control his life. The premise is challenging; the romance is controversial; the characters are colorful and passionate.”—The Reading Cafe
 
“O’Keefe is a master at exploring the obstacles put in our way and those we plant there ourselves in the attempt to protect our fragile hearts.”—The Jeep Diva
 
“Gripping, rough, and emotional, but oh-so worth it . . . [Wait for It] had me all twisted up in the feels for this pair.”—Delighted Reader
 
Wait for It is intended for mature audiences. This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399593956
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/2017
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
26,077
File size:
1 MB

Meet 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, with her husband and two children.

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Wait for It 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
LynnLTX 8 months ago
Fourth book in the series of Everything I left Unsaid, Tiffany and Blake’s story focuses on all the pain and damage his brother, Phil, has caused for all of his family as he is also Tiffany’s estranged husband. Tiffany has made some poor choices in her life that affect not only her, but her three very young children. She finally had enough of Phil’s emotional and physical abuse and is now trying earnestly to put her life back together. Her brother-in-law, Blake, has spent his life trying to protect his family from first his father, and then Phil’s bad behavior. They are both much wounded people who come together in a clash of strong emotions and intense attraction. Tiffany’s upbringing and emotionally distant parents made her ripe for being taken in by a man who seemed to be everything she ever dreamed of only to find out he was nothing good for her. Tiffany's story is a cautionary tale of letting a man take over and run her life as well as passing traumas on to her children. Blake developed a hardened shell over his heart to deal with his family issues, and for him, money solves everything. He is cold, calculating, and full of anger until he starts to let Tiffany in the smallest corner of his bitter heart after they agree on a business deal of the erotic kind. They come together for all the wrong reasons in a fiery and passionate way. Some of this story is very painful; it’s hard to watch someone who has made so many mistakes living a diminished life. Once she decides to no longer be a victim, Tiffany becomes a much more likeable character, and the heroine of her own story. Molly O’Keefe’s writing is always intense and often emotionally wringing. Readers who are fans of this series will enjoy this addition. It can be read as a stand-alone; however, Tiffany and Blake are part of the other books so reading them gives dimension and background to their story.
DaneWeimMama 3 months ago
AMAZING read!! M. O'Keefe is a favorite author of mine for a reason- she writes a fantastic story. This is the 4th book in a series but can be read as a stand alone. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
belllla 4 months ago
Wait for it is another good book by M. O'Keefe¸. I absolutely loved this story. It is emotional raw real heartbreaking full of hope and love. Everything was just right from plot to speed of happening and great develop characters. At first Blake is like some villain negative, but when you discover that he wears one thick mask and that underneath is passionate man that will do everything for the one he loves you fell in love with him. Tiffany o boy I liked her so strong independent her sarcastic way of humor I instantly loved her. This is a story from haters to lovers. Really great really hot and highly recommended. I volunteered to review an ARC of this book for Netgelly
CCarroll 7 months ago
This author has a magical touch when it comes to healing a broken soul. You can feel the anger and despair from the depths of your gut. You can feel the healing from the words she crafts about a single touch, a soul searching look, a hot hook-up that is so much more than that. How do you begin to craft a book that is rich with raw emotion and passion? How can you grasp the right words to describe something that is missing in your life that you cannot identify until you see it looking back at you? Only M. O’Keefe can answer that and answer it she does in this blistering book. Loaded with all things we fear about ourselves and other people, two broken people find each other in ways that are unexpected and yet, so right. Strength and power comes from many aspects in our life and this amazing book reminds us that there is good in others and in ourselves too. We are all worthy of love. * Copy received for review consideration
romanticatheart1 7 months ago
Amazing! Wow! This story tore at my heart, had me in tears and left me raw! Tiffany was broken and beaten down, literally, by her loser husband (if you can actually call him that) Phil. She has 3 children by him and they had just spent almost a year without him coming into their lives and turning it upside down. But, if you've read this series, you know of Phil and his ways. Now bring in the brother, Blake, the Knight it Shining Armor...well, not so much, as he was just as broken as Tiffany and for far longer, but for the same reason...Phil! This story had so much emotion written in it! There was a woman that had been abused, her children and their dealing with their mother's abuse, and the others that too dealt with it, the brother, the mother, etc....And, amazingly, their healing! Molly O'Keefe did a superb job in drawing out emotion, the character development was amazing and beautiful, scars and all, the love, even the broken ways it took them to get to that love! I can't say enough, I am writing this with lingering tears in my eyes. This is a story that once you finish leaves an everlasting impression on your heart. Definitely a Must Read...not just this story, but the entire series! One of the few selections that I can again read. Love it! Thank you Molly for an amazing journey and I so very much look forward to more!
MiekeReads 7 months ago
Molly O'Keefe is a safe bet for an interesting and engaging romance and Wait For It was both. I have enjoyed the Everything I left Unsaid series and was happy to see Tiffany get her happy ending at last. The characters in the book are well written and believable even when they are not exactly charming. Blake could easily be categorized as cold and calculating from his behavior in previous books. At the beginning of Wait for It he is at best indifferent and severe. He is not what I would call an open and likable guy. Eventually, of course, Tiffany does break through his initial distrust and he slowly become a much more accessible and more likable character. I liked Tiffany from the start. She is sweet and her character did definitely grow and get tougher than when she was first introduced in the series. I really liked that she was willing to do whatever it took to get herself and her children to a better place in life. She wasn't waiting around for some guy to save her, she was in the long process of saving herself when she met Blake. And although Blake is rich and could make her life much easier, I never felt like she was attracted to him because he could save her. I also liked that she found the strength to ask for help when she needed it. The support characters in the book were also well developed and most of them are from previous books in the series so it was nice to see them again in this book. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys contemporary romances that are a bit edgy. I received an ARC for my honest review.
MiekeReads 7 months ago
Molly O'Keefe is a safe bet for an interesting and engaging romance and Wait For It was both. I have enjoyed the Everything I left Unsaid series and was happy to see Tiffany get her happy ending at last. The characters in the book are well written and believable even when they are not exactly charming. Blake could easily be categorized as cold and calculating from his behavior in previous books. At the beginning of Wait for It he is at best indifferent and severe. He is not what I would call an open and likable guy. Eventually, of course, Tiffany does break through his initial distrust and he slowly become a much more accessible and more likable character. I liked Tiffany from the start. She is sweet and her character did definitely grow and get tougher than when she was first introduced in the series. I really liked that she was willing to do whatever it took to get herself and her children to a better place in life. She wasn't waiting around for some guy to save her, she was in the long process of saving herself when she met Blake. And although Blake is rich and could make her life much easier, I never felt like she was attracted to him because he could save her. I also liked that she found the strength to ask for help when she needed it. The support characters in the book were also well developed and most of them are from previous books in the series so it was nice to see them again in this book. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys contemporary romances that are a bit edgy. I received an ARC for my honest review.
sbart84 7 months ago
An amazing story that I could not put down. Full of emotions. Tiffany has hit bottom, when Blake her brother in law offers to help her out, but soon finds out that money can't buy everything. Tiffany is so broken in many ways but is a survivor, she only wants what is best for her and her kids but does not accept help very well. I fell in love with Blake, such a big heart and soon finds out what it takes to have Tiffany has his own. Tiffany is a very independent person and does not accept help very easily. The sexual tension is this book is gripping!!! This book is part of series but can be read as a stand alone. I highly recommend this book!
cordee 7 months ago
A year ago Tiffany took money from her husband's brother under the condition to stay away from his family otherwise he would do everything in his power to take her kids away from her. Now she is sitting in front of her best friend's house about to crash a Christmas party. She is in dire straits and in need of help. Her abusive husband has found her and she fled with her kids through the bathroom window. Soon she will learn that the man she despises, the man who bought her absence from her kids' family, is there as well. Blake simplifies things with money. If you can pay for it you can put it in a box and it keeps you outside of your walls. You don't have to deal with feelings because money speaks a clear language. This is the rule Blake lives by. He categorizes people and puts a prize tag on them. It is what he thinks he can do with Tiffany when she shows up after a year with her kids in tow. She needs help and Blake knows that he treated her despicably a year ago. He wants to do right by her and make her and her children safe. Tiffany is a survivor but behind all the bluster she shows her husband's brother she is broken. Often times her pride gets in her way and then her steely backbone makes an appearance. She is hell bent to not need anyone but the longer she has to deal with Blake, the more she sees behind his walls but she knows she can't trust her own feelings so she shies away from letting him in. Blake seems cold and calculating but deep down festers a hurt so bad that he has built brick walls around his heart that are impossible to breach. But Tiffany comes with a wrecking ball and bit by bit she wears him down. Yet, they both have a long way to go until they find common ground. I ADORED these thoroughly flawed characters. Both of them are so broken and hurt by their respective past that it was delicious to see them come undone by the other one. It was also hard to see them so desperately longing for the other one but too many years of unresolved issues and feelings lie buried inside of them. When Tiffany finds her self esteem and worth again it is glorious and finally Blake and her are equal. Their growth was nothing short of painful but also so rewarding in the end. And holy hell they were hot together!! This is my first Molly O'Keefe book and it definitely won't be my last. I love her writing, it is gritty but fluid. With Wait For It she gives us an angst-filled and emotional story. I read it in one sitting and couldn't put it down. Now I need to catch up with the previous books in this series!
mjlovestoread 7 months ago
Wait For It is undoubtedly the best I've read from Molly O'Keefe. I have been engrossed in this series from the start and honestly did not think it could get any better. But with each new book, I am continually blown away by the utter brilliance this author creates. I've been curious about Tiffany since I first met her in Everything I Left Unsaid. The battered wife, stuck in a miserable existence with 3 kids and an absent husband. She reeked of desperation but had a fighting spirit about her that I wanted to know better. She is one fierce warrior, always making sure her kids have what they need and giving her all as best as that can ever be. Watching as she stands up to Blake Edwards, her husband's brother, taking what she needed the first time they met in her dilapidated trailer and he leaving, knowing this woman would somehow get under his skin. There is such raw emotion pouring out of both Blake and Tiffany. He just wants to help her and her kids, protect her from his brother Phil, the black sheep of the family but he never, ever expected her to be the worthy opponent that was needed to shake up his well-ordered world. They are both so closed off. Tiffany afraid to trust anyone when her own family turned their backs on her, the wild child. And of course being stuck in a loveless marriage with barely enough to keep her family fed. Sensing her frequent apprehension at any kind of help broke me at times. I literally had tears in my eyes more than once at her longing to do right by her kids but her pride not allowing her to get hurt any further. And Blake. Oh my what can I say. I fell for Dylan and then Max in the prior books and now Blake has captured my heart as well. He is as stubborn and resistant to change as Tiffany is yet there is a soft spot deep inside that is he is so reluctant to set free. He is hard in business and can be as cold as he needs to be. But something about Tiffany touches a part of him he deemed unworthy and getting to witness firsthand the thaw around his heart was truly wonderful. Neither he nor Tiffany make it easy on themselves and there is much frustration and despair on both their parts. Like two moths to a flame they are drawn to each other in a way no one else could even understand. Their journey is gritty and intense and powerful. The infrequent times of joy are perfectly juxtaposed with an harsh need to hurt in order to protect not only their hearts but their souls. I have clearly found one of THE best reads of 2017. As sexy as it is brutal, Wait For It will quite simply put, take your breath away. I was never fully sure of their outcome but the author does not disappoint with the love story that is Tiffany and Blake. Sure to be a ride you won't want to end, I can't imagine giving this book anything less than 5+++ stars!
BananaTricky 7 months ago
Three and a half stars. I was not aware that this was the fourth book in a series when I requested the book from NetGalley, i felt it was easy to read as a stand-alone, although I was aware that there had probably been at least one previous book (about Dylan and Annie) whilst reading this one. Tiffany Edwards is twenty-five years old, married with three children and living in a trailer park. Her husband, Phil is not a good man, violent, abusive, a drinker. When Phil's brother Blake visits the trailer park and offers her money to stay away from his mother and family she jumps at the chance. Blake Edwards is used to getting what he wants, manipulating people into doing what he wants, using his money to buy people off. He's been protecting his mother and sister from Phil since he was sixteen years old and he's not going to let his mother get her heart broken all over again by another of Phil's scams or his trashy alleged wife and kids. A year later, Tiffany and her children have fled their apartment after Phil has tracked them down and started smashing up the furniture. They turn up up Tiffany's friend Annie's home only to find that Annie and Dylan are having a Christmas party. Bra-less, no make-up, wearing one of the kids' t-shirts and her fluffy slippers, Tiffany couldn't pose more of a contrast to the party guests in their fancy clothes. Blake realises that Tiffany and her children aren't part of Phil's latest money-grabbing scam, they are his latest victims. He wants to help his sister-in-law and his nephew and nieces but after their last encounter Tiffany is understandably reluctant, so they enter into a bargain where Blake pays Tiffany for spending time with him. First off, when I scanned the blurb before I requested this on NetGalley I assumed (for some reason) that Blake was married to Tiffany's sister rather than the reverse, which is that Tiffany is married to Blake's brother. That kind of unsettled me to start with. I really enjoyed the start of the book. Blake was all alpha male in a three thousand dollar suit, dismissive, arrogant and entitled. Tiffany was beaten down but still feisty and drove a mean bargain with Blake. I was looking forward to Tiffany and her children breaking down the walls that Blake had built around his heart. However, the novel took a different, more erotic route. Not saying it was wrong, but not what I was expecting and TBH I felt that the middle of the book was just sex, sex, sex and not much plot. Then Blake got a bit NA/YA angsty, less alpha male and more emo/ MMA fighter. I felt that there were too many aspects of different genres and the plot kind of got lost a little in the middle. Maybe that was just my mistaken assumptions that skewed my views though. Overall, if you like a steamy read about a girl from the trailer park and an alpha male millionaire then this is the one for you. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
gigiluvsbooks 7 months ago
Tiffany : After fighting for a new life, I don’t want to play the victim anymore. However, with three kids to raise, I’m getting desperate enough to make a deal with the devil. My estranged brother-in-law, Blake, says he just wants to help, but he’s been trouble since I met him. I don’t know if I can believe this kinder, gentler Blake, and there’s a friction between us that has turned into the sweetest chemistry. He could be my salvation . . . or my downfall. Blake : I haven’t always had Tiffany’s best interests at heart but I’m ready to make up for my sins. Besides, I can’t help admiring her: The girl’s a genuine survivor, tough and lean, with eyes of steel. But the more I get to know Tiffany, the more I want her. Every inch of her. Which means I’m about to make a bad situation a hell of a lot worse. Review: First I have to say I did not like Blake to begin with, but the more I read the more and more I began to love him. He is at heart a protector even if it comes off as harsh sometimes. Tiffany is such a strong female lead. She stands up to an abusive husband, a jerk of a brother-in-law and then takes care of three young children on her own. Being strong personalities, this made for some tension filled scenes between Tiffany and Blake, which for me made them interesting to read. It also made for some red-hot intimate scenes when that chemistry reaches a boiling point. I have not read this Author before and I really enjoyed her writing. She made an interesting story out of such complicated characters. Now, I want to dive back in and read more of her writing. I have not read the other books in the series but at no time did it make a difference when reading this story. Reading the reviews from the books in the series kind of make me glad I read about Blake in his own story before I read the other. Great romance about two complex people. 4Stars *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book provided by the publisher.*
ReadYourWrites 7 months ago
If Molly O’Keefe isn’t on your auto-buy author list, she needs to be. Wait for It is the fourth and final book in the Everything I Left Unsaid series. Unlike the other books, this is a standalone read. The story features Tiffany Edwards and Blake Edwards. Tiffany is the sister-in-law Blake and his mother, Margaret, never knew about. His whole life, Blake has been taking care of his younger brother, Phil, and fixing his problems. That pretty much ended with the death of their father. Each brother moved on with their lives. Blake went on to make millions with 989 Engine, the company he founded with family friend Dylan Daniels. Phil went on to continue his mean, destructive, degenerate life. He met a young and naive Tiffany Britton and proceeded to turn her life upside down. When her family turned their back on her, after becoming pregnant, Phil married her. He claimed his entire family was dead and proceeded to make Tiffany his punching bag. The Everything I Left Unsaid series has this six degrees of character separation going on. Dylan met and fell in love with Annie McKay, who lived in the same trailer park as Tiffany and occasionally Phil. Through Annie, Tiffany discovers that Phil does have family. Annie convinces Tiffany to meet with Blake, but the meeting doesn’t go the way either thought it would. Not believing Tiffany has children like she claims, Blake offers to pay Tiffany off to never contact his mother or him again. Tiffany accepts and goes on to have a good life with her children, until Phil finds them. Now, in the middle of the night she travels to Dylan’s house to get help from Annie, only to run into Blake. When Blake discovers that Tiffany was telling the truth about being married and having kids, he vows to protect her and the kids from Phil. But the question is, can he protect her from himself? I’ve loved all the books in this series. But Wait for It is handsdown my favorite. Tiffany is a strong woman and a true survivor. Not only did she endure abuse from her husband, but also her parents. There were plenty of times she could have broke, but she didn’t. Against his better judgement, he falls hard for Tiffany. Unfortunately, at the same time, he makes her feel like a lesser person. There isn’t anything he won’t do to make sure Phil doesn’t hurt Tiffany and the kids. If it means he has to kill Phil himself, so be it. Blake awakes parts of Tiffany she thought were dead and buried. She just isn’t sure she can or should trust another Edwards after Phil. These two are explosive together, but it’s the tender moments that make these two truly special. Add in Tiffany’s kids and this love story gets even better. Wait for It is the perfect title for this book. Blake, Tiffany, and her kids have been waiting a lifetime to have a true family; one full of love and acceptance and they find it. I loved watching Tiffany grow as a person and obtain her determination and self confidence back. I loved watching Tiffany and Blake find the courage to let go of the past and allow themselves to be happy. The story ends on a wonderful moment, but I really wish there was more to it. I literally did not want their story to end. **Received a copy from the publisher and voluntarily reviewed the book.**
TammyS32 7 months ago
This was a good read for me, I liked the story, Blake was a bit of a puzzle for me though, a bit inconsistent. The story is fast paced with lots of drama and plenty of emotion. The chemistry between Blake and Tiffany is plenty steamy and the story help my interest throughout.
Dalitza 7 months ago
A raw, edgy and gritty contemporary romance with all the feels A year ago, Tiffany accepted her coldhearted brother-in-law’s money to get away from her husband and find her three kids’ a decent apartment. She’d rather eat nails than ask him for help again, but metaphorical nails won’t fill her kids’ bellies. Putting her pride aside, she reluctantly consents to Blake’s assistance even when it puts her in constant contact with him. Can she trust him? Can she ignore the attraction that’s developing between them? When Blake Edwards first met his brother’s estranged wife in her trailer park home, he thought she was a liar only after money, but he sees her clearly now. He knows his brother abused her and he now perceives her strength and survivor’s heart. Having the opportunity to get to know her better now, he not only admires her, he wants her. Can he convince her he’s not the cruel and ruthless man she once met? This is my first Molly O’Keefe story but it certainly won’t be the last. The writing is good, she writes characters that feel real and relateable because of their flaws and she gives the story a gritty texture that is addicting. Wait For It has an acutely raw feel to it with Tiffany’s anguished life that has very little chance of having a happy ending. But she’s tough and pragmatic and her strength will not only help her, it’ll also touch Blake’s life with a light that will melt the cold layers he hides behind. Although Tiffany broke through his walls and brought him to his knees, I felt there was much more to Blake’s emotional impediment I didn’t fully understand which kept me from completely falling for him. I did like that once he realized Tiffany filled his colorless life a rich vibrancy he was willing to give her time, space and just about anything in order to have a chance to be with her in any capacity. Their relationship was certainly not an easy one, but as with the rest of this story the attraction between Blake and Tiffany was blistering hot and intense, and at times even sweet. I have so many highlights with Blake’s thoughts about her. Knowing now that this book is part of a series I wish I would have started at the beginning as I sensed I would have savored this couple’s difficult journey to happiness much more even though I never felt lost in their story but I did feel the ending was a bit rushed, or perhaps it was just me wanting more. Wait For It is book #4 in the Everything I left Unsaid series by Molly O’Keefe. It is an emotional standalone contemporary romance that had me flipping pages until the very end. Told from both points of view with a happy ending.
tsmb02 7 months ago
Damn....I didn't think Molly O'Keefe could make Blake a good guy, but she did. Blake Edwards has spent his life cleaning up his brother Phil's messes. When Blake finds out that Phil actually has a wife and supposed kids he goes to confront her and offers to pay her off to never hear from her again. Blake's mom has been through enough because of Phil, and she doesn't need some white trash making her life worse. A year later when Blake runs into Tiffany at Dylan and Annie's place he is not happy. What he doesn't realize at first is that Tiffany is running because of Phil. After Tiff leaves, Blake has a bad feeling and goes to find her. When he realize that she is not the white trash he thought she was, he feels guilty and wants to help her and "fix" another of Phil's messes. Tiffany is scared of Phil because of the abuse he has inflicted on her in the past. She has finally decided this has to stop and she wants to serve Phil divorce papers. Blake wants to help her since he wasn't so helpful a year ago. Tiffany reluctantly accepts his help. Their time together sparks an interest that Tiffany hasn't felt in a long time. I loved how Blake was able to help her find her O again! ;) Slowly Tiffany and Blake had to relearn how to trust someone and also how to stand up to Phil. I loved their final confrontation with Phil! It was awesome! I also loved how Tiffany and Blake slowly realized their commitment to each other. For two people to have such underlying issues, it would have been wrong to quickly be together. It was interesting in the beginning when they were just using each other, but then I loved when it shifted into something more. I just adored how Blake was with Tiffany's kids. Those kids were just adorable. I also really enjoyed the interaction with Margaret and the rest of their family. Overall, this was a wonderful and surprising story. I actually ended up really liking Blake! I'm sad to see this series end....great 5 star series with each book!
Timitra 7 months ago
Rated 4.5 Stars I love all the previous books in this series but I think this one just might be favourite of the bunch. I'm not sure exactly why that is, maybe the author dipped it in extra special sauce nonetheless I thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved both Blake and Tiffany and watching them fall for each other. I loved watching these two damaged souls create something so beautiful out of an ugly situation. I think the author did a great job of portraying growth and change within the characters within the period of time the story takes place in. I also enjoyed the taboo element to the story. I'm feeling a bit bittersweet as I loved the book but I'm sad that it's the last book in the series. I highly recommend this book and series. ARC provided by publisher through Net Galley in exchange for a honest review
Sandy-thereadingcafe 7 months ago
3.75 stars--WAIT FOR IT is the fourth installment in Molly O’Keefe’s contemporary, adult EVERYTHING I LEFT UNSAID erotic, romance series. This is successful entrepreneur/inventor Blake Edwards, and single mother Tiffany Edwards’ story line. WAIT FOR IT can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from previous story lines is revealed where necessary. Tiffany and Blake’s story line has been building throughout the series. We were first introduced to our heroine in book one as the abused and broken trailer park tenant whose life was slowly spinning out of control; Blake Edwards is the business partner of former racecar driver Dylan Daniels (Everything I Left Unsaid #1 & #2). Told from dual first person points of view (Blake and Tiffany) WAIT FOR IT follows Blake Edwards as he attempts to ‘clean up’ his brother Phil’s mistakes. We were first introduced to our hero at a time when the appearance of Tiffany in his life left much to be desired. A young woman with three children, Tiffany revealed that she was Blake’s sister-in-law, and the children are the result of the relationship and marriage to his brother Phil. Believing the woman was only looking for money and revenge, Blake pays off our heroine to keep away from his mother. Fast forward one year, Tiffany and the children are struggling to stay one step ahead of the abusive man they called husband and father, and it is Blake Edwards who steps in to help the woman with whom he will fall in love. What ensues is the building but questionable relationship between Blake and Tiffany, and the secrets Blake keeps hidden from the family he loves. Blake is a bit of a pr*ck; a man whose need for control results in his desire for suffering and pain. Cleaning up his brother’s messes has left our hero with a chip on his shoulder, and a need to protect the people he loves. A cold and calculating man Blake goes into every situation ready for a fight but his quick turn about with Tiffany is cause for concern. Tiffany knows betrayal, pain and heartbreak first hand. From the family that pushed her out of their life to the man who has broken our heroine’s spirit and soul, Tiffany set out to protect the children she loves even if it means ‘selling her soul’ to the devil himself. Learning to trust again comes with painful memories and forgotten feelings. The $ex scenes are erotic; the intimacy is questionable when Blake makes Tiffany an offer she cannot refuse. We are introduced to Tiffany’s sister Bea, as well as Tiffany’s children Danny, Amber and Sienna. Dylan Daniels and Annie McKay (book 1) play secondary and supporting characters-Blake’s partnership with Dylan continues to struggle. The world building focuses on domestic violence, and Tiffany’s struggle to free herself from the past. I did had some misgivings with Blake and Tiffany’s ‘ongoing arrangement’-an exchange for money that didn’t’ sit well with this reader. WAIT FOR IT is a heartbreaking story line of one woman’s struggle against domestic abuse, and one man’s battle to control his life. The premise is challenging; the romance is controversial; the characters are colorful and passionate.
Bette313 8 months ago
I LOVED this story!! Molly O'Keefe's characters are always complex and intriguing. Blake and Tiffany definitely fall in that description. Blake starts out as quite a jerk but by the end I absolutely loved him. Tiffany has definitely had it rough. She may have made mistakes in her life but she owns them and only wants what is best for her children When she hits rock bottom she finds that Blake may be the one person who can help her but can she trust him? This is a must read. I highly recommend it.
Christine_Miller 8 months ago
This was the first book I read by M.O'Keefe and I thought it was a good read. I was particularly taken with Tiffany. She has had a crap life and yet will stop at nothing to make things better for her and her kids. She displays so much strength and courage that I was in awe of her. It took me a while to warm up to Blake since he is sort of a controlling jerk in the beginning. You can see how he develops feelings for Tiffany, he doesn't quite know how to care for someone else. It was so great to watch his transformation and let himself love Tiffany. And for Tiffany to open up and trust Blake with her and her kids was such a show of trust. It was a good read.
ljtljtljt 8 months ago
Wait For It by Molly O'Keefe, is a unique and compelling love story. The fast-paced plot immediately pulled me in, while the intensiveness of the characters kept me engaged and wanting more. This is the fourth book in the author's Everything I Left Unsaid series and it can be enjoyed as a standalone. Tiffany is a twenty-six year old wonder woman, striving to make ends meet in order to keep her three young children happy and healthy. She is the victim of an abusive husband, uncaring parents, and a brother-in-law that believes it is best to pay her off in order to keep her away from his family. Tiffany's husband Phil creates havoc wherever he goes and both she and her children are afraid of him. Tiffany no longer knows how to trust, so she has erected barriers around her soul in order to survive. Blake is Tiffany's very rich and arrogant brother-in-law. Up until a year ago, Blake had no idea that he was an uncle. However, when he found out about his estranged brother's family, he dropped in on the now single Tiffany at the trailer-park. At the time, he believed giving her twenty grand to stay out of his and his mother's life was a sound decision. Phil has been a violent and malicious thorn in Blake's side for years. In order to keep Phil out of his life, Blake has given him money on a semi-regular basis. Blake has no idea that Tiffany is almost destitute and afraid, due to his brother's actions. Once Blake truly believes and understands Tiffany's troubles, he wants to fix her and her situation. Tiffany and Blake make an odd couple, yet the lust they feel is undeniable. Their sexy times are a bit bizarre, but that is because they are both beginning to experience a true sense of belonging and real love. Tiffany learns that Blake is a good guy and nothing like his brother. Blake learns to be patient, while letting go of the guilt he has held onto for so many years. There is nothing like a hot, intriguing read in the middle of the dreary winter season to boost up your spirits. Tiffany and Blake are likeable, realistic characters that kept me engaged throughout the story. Their banter is both amusing and emotional, in addition to being heartfelt and flirty. Ms. O'Keefe does an excellent job of describing Tiffany's plight, which only adds realness to an already interesting plot. Overall, a solid read. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Maria-Rose 8 months ago
This is the fourth story in the author's sexy and suspenseful Everything I left Unsaid series and I loved seeing this secondary character find a real man while also standing up for herself. If anyone deserves a happy ending, it's Tiffany. Raising three children with an alcoholic, physically abusive husband, she comes to the conclusion that it's up to her to take the steps she needs to get out of her situation. I loved seeing her strength and resilience. She's a fierce mother, willing to do anything for her kids. Once Blake offers to help her, she has him show her some self defense moves so that she will be ready for any future physical attacks. Her attraction to Blake is inconvenient but unavoidable, especially when he makes some intriguing offers that will do a lot to help her redeem her sense of self and her sexual well being. The result is some super steamy and intense scenes between them, ones where they let down their guard and reveal some of their deep seated secrets to each other. Blake is a complex man, with a hard and cold facade that masks his emotions. I really liked seeing the different sides of his character. He takes out his frustrations over his brother's actions on a punching bag and in illegal fights at his gym. Once he's decided on a course of action, like protecting Tiffany at all costs, he stops at nothing to make it happen even if it means he will personally stand guard outside her door. But for all his bluster, he's gentle with her children (his nieces and nephew) and has a warm relationship with his mother. His feelings for Tiffany go from suspicion to admiration and respect as he discovers she's nothing like he first thought. And of course eventually he realizes he's in love with her but might have screwed everything up by bringing money into the equation. From the start to the finish there is an underlying suspenseful atmosphere created by the knowledge that Phil is out there and could show up at any time. This adds plenty of drama to the story as Blake and Tiffany go from enemies to lovers. Intense, sexy, and emotionally satisfying with a surprisingly sweet touch to the ending, this romance is already on my re-read list.
micharch 8 months ago
Tiffany and Blake meet under less than ideal circumstances. She is at rock bottom and he is sick and tired of cleaning up his brother's messes. He offers her some cash to go away forever and she ups the ante, asks for more, and then sets about changing her life and that of her 3 children. Tiffany was really hard to like at points of this book. Really. hard. to. like. She claimed to own her mistakes but then blames others for not supporting her. She got herself into a situation that was going to be difficult under the best of circumstances to climb out of and then decided maybe she should have made different decisions along the way. Blake was used to using his money to get him out of situations and keep people an arm's length away. Tiffany and Blake were a disaster in the making. They each felt unworthy of happiness and used gorilla tactics against the other to keep the upper hand. I was able to empathize with Tiffany but felt more empathy for Blake. He cleaned up the messes of his family and others and didn't let people see how much it cost him. He took the hits and stood tall to protect those he felt needed it. Tiffany went so far as to try and keep him and his mother from her children, even though they had a right to step in. I got, in an abstract way, what she was doing but found difficulty reconciling her need to protect herself and using her children as shields. It is the sign of a good author to be able to keep me reading a book with a character that I did not care for. Both were difficult to understand at times and, though they both acknowledged their shortcomings, each one tried to blame the other at times for the predicament they found themselves in. Overall it was a good book and I did enjoy the growth both Tiffany and Blake showed at the end. I was glad to receive an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
MBurton 8 months ago
This is a story about the aftermath of domestic violence. You get a glimpse into the lives of not only the wife and kids, but the damage it has played to the family of the abuser. I like to read these kinds of stories because I love to see people overcome such tragedy and not only heal, but thrive in a way they never thought they could. It's such inspiration and motivation to know life can get us down, but can't keep us down unless we let it. The power is in our hands, not someone else's to pick up the pieces and make something out of ourselves. The author did such a good job with this story in that respect. It's not easy reading about a 6 year old boy so hardened and cynical because of what his father has done to his family. Despite this being mainly about Tiffany and Blake, the abusers wife and brother, the son is what made the most impact on me. I think a lot of people who have never been in this situation don't understand how someone "let's" another treat them so horribly. I think the author did a great job of showing how Tiffany was vulnerable to Phil, the abuser, and how he took advantage of that to pull her into his life. "I never expected it to hurt," Annie said, "What?" " Being so happy." The end is what makes the journey beautiful. This is book 4 but can be read as a standalone. The other couples are in this book so if you want to know more about them first, then I would recommend starting at book 1. ARC provided by NetGalley.
SiobhanDavisAuthor 8 months ago
A heartfelt enemies-to-lovers story and a great addition to this superb series. Having read the first two books in this series, and already connecting with Tiffany, I was really looking forward to getting stuck into this book. Tiffany and Annie bonded over their abusive relationships, their strength, and their determination to survive. Annie got her HEA with Dylan Daniels in the first two books so now it's Tiffany's moment in time. Tiffany was trapped in an abusive marriage to Phil and she bore him three children. They are her entire world and she'd do anything to protect them including making a deal with the devil a.k.a her harsh, cold brother-in-law Blake. Tiffany took his money and ran with her kids, determined to start over with them in a new place. But when Phil reappears on the scene she has no choice but to flee and ends up running into Blake at one of the lowest points in her life. When Blake first met Tiffany he thought she was a gold digger and that she was in on some scam with his delinquent brother, but he begins to realize he was wrong. Tiffany is running scared from Phil and Blake understands that he needs to step in and clean up his brother's mess again. In doing so, he starts spending more and more time with Tiffany and gradually they fall for one another. One of the things I adored about the first few books was the gritty drama, anguishing heartache, and the complexity of the characters. While we got that in this book it wasn't quite up to the same standard as the earlier books and, in particular, I felt like Blake's character development could have been explored a bit more. The transition from enemies to lovers came too quickly and I struggled to buy into the romance. Tiffany is a superb character and I greatly admired her resilience and her strength. I wanted her to have a HEA because she has had so much pain and suffering in her life. I loved the addition of her kids and they added something magical to the story. I also adored the glimpses we got of Dylan and Annie and was so happy they were in a good place. Overall, this was a very decent read and it's a good addition to a superb series even if it didn't quite match the brilliance of the first two books. As an aside, I didn't read the third book as I had no interest in Max and Joan. You can totally read this book as a standalone and it works because the story isn't reliant on the other stories and characterization is solid. I love Molly's writing style and she's a very accomplished writer. Told in dual POV, the voice is strong and unique and there was never any confusion over who was narrating. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book as supplied by the publisher via Netgalley. All opinions expressed are entirely my own. Actual 3.75 stars.