Burn Down the Night

Burn Down the Night

by M. O'Keefe

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ISBN-13: 9780399593949
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/09/2016
Series: Everything I Left Unsaid , #3
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 324
Sales rank: 196,870
File size: 1 MB

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.

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Burn Down the Night 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
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AFOX0 More than 1 year ago
I devoured this gem...5+ stars! This book! I loved this book and devoured it in one sitting, it was that good. From the first pages in I was hooked and felt like I was kidnapped along with Max Daniels. Joan Matthews finally makes her gutsy move by threatening to blow up the strip club where a known drug-dealing, cult leader is meeting to set up a drug deal. Lagen has Joan’s sister, Jennifer, and unless she gets her back she’s blowing the joint. Joan never expected Max, the president of the Skulls MC, to be in the back office along with Lagen, he was never suppose to be there. Joan’s search has led her to the strip club, and subsequently got a job as a stripper in order to follow Lagan to the camp where he’s hidden her sister. Now at a point of no return, she makes good on blowing the place up, but Max gets beat up and shot by the brothers from the Skulls MC. Because Max is the key to finding Jennifer, in desperation she takes Max, injured and near death, to Aunt Fern’s, the last place she would ever think of coming back. Burn Down The Night has suspenseful action in the beginning and the end of the story. In the middle is the meat of the story, that of Joan and Max. Two people who are broken, each betrayed by heart-wrenching events in their lives that have lead them to be loners and alone, neither trusting or letting people get close to them. Joan and Max have a connection, but they have always skirted around their attraction. Both realize that if they ever touch, they would only end up destroying each other. I loved how Ms. O’Keefe slowly brings the smoldering intensity of these two individuals. The electrifying sizzle of these two lovers just poured off the pages. It was devastating and beautiful to watch unfold. Joan is a smart-mouthed, prickly and feisty heroine I really enjoyed. She’s an equal match to Max who is everything he needs. Max sees the guilt and pain Joan’s been carrying on her shoulders, and he’s not willing to walk away from her, not when he’s determined to melt the walls around her heart. Burn Down The Night is a beautifully, well-written story that is heart-pounding and deeply emotional. It will mesmerize you until the end. Ms. O’Keefe brings us a sexy romance with characters who are raw and unapologetic, brilliant dialogue, and an epilogue that will melt your heart. I loved every word. I received a copy from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via NetGalley. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
DorisB More than 1 year ago
Joan/Olivia and Max were two very damaged people who found themselves thrust together and put in to situations that neither of them felt very comfortable with. Max was the president of the Skulls MC who happened to first meet Joan at a strip club that the MC owned while he was doing drug deals with a low life cult leader named Lagan. Joan had one goal in her life now and that was to rescue her sister Jennifer from Lagan. Joan was running out of ideas as to how to save Jennifer and she resorted to setting a couple of bombs off at the strip club hopefully getting Lagan’s attention but things didn’t go according to plan. As Joan is leaving the club with Max after the bombs have went off, his club members gun him down in the back alley leaving him for dead. It’s up to Joan to save this biker and use him to still get to her sister. Both Joan and Max have put their sibling’s best interests in front of their own for many years and by doing that they have formed walls around themselves to keep from getting attached and having anyone meaningful in their lives. This is a suspenseful read that has you rooting for love to win out in the end and has you wondering if happily-ever-afters are a real thing. The relationship that forms between Joan and Max is transformed throughout this book and takes you right along that journey with them. The sacrifices that both of these two make for the benefit of others is something that catches most people off guard especially since we are talking about a stripper and a MC President. It is nice to see the love that is formed between siblings regardless of how they grew up and is the catalyst that throws this story in motion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Raw emotion all the way through. Admittingly a bit overly dramatic, but I got it why it was important to the storyline. One of those kind of books that makes draws you in and you think about the characters for days after you finish the book.
Linda_RochesterNY More than 1 year ago
Joan and Max are characters that appeared in the books Everything I Left Unsaid and The Truth About Him. Joan is hard and she is tough but she's also at the breaking point. She is desperate to free her sister from the clutches of a cult that supports itself by manufacturing illegal drugs. This book picks up from very near the end of The Truth About Him, where Joan and an injured Max are fleeing to safety after things go awry with the plan she concocted. The injured former Skulls MC president basically becomes her prisoner because she thinks he may be her only chance to find her sister. Max and Joan are both guilt-ridden about things in their pain filled pasts and the author does a fantastic job of growing these characters and evolving their relationship. I loved the person Max became by the end of the book and I loved that Joan finally softened her sharp edges and let someone in. This finely written story is heartrending and compelling with an emotional and satisfying ending. Whether writing under the name Molly O'Keefe or M. O'Keefe, this author is a master storyteller who paints pictures with her words. I loved it. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review.
Faerie-bookworm More than 1 year ago
Title: Burn Down The Night Author: Molly O’Keefe Genre: Contemporary Romance Format: Ebook Shelf: NetGalley Pages: 334 Rating: 4 Heat: 5 Thoughts: This was so much fun to read! So many unexpected reactions and developments, I knew there would be an HEA but had no idea what was going to happen to get them there. I really liked how we got to know Joan, she made quite a few appearances in the first 2 books of the series so it was nice to have more insight into her life and experiences. And oh man, this was HOT! The buttons Joan and Max push on each other, it's no wonder they are perfect together. They know how to slip under each other's defenses to see the real behind the mask. A must read! Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
CarolOpal More than 1 year ago
After reading the first two in this series, I was eager to see where Max and Joan's story would take them and wondered if the author could keep up the steam and suspense of Dylan & Annie's story. The answer was a resounding yes!! I loved how these two complex and gritty characters came together. This story is not your average love story but it holds you in its grip from beginning to end as these two broken people find comfort and salvation in one another. I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
CCarroll More than 1 year ago
In typical M. O’Keefe manner, this book is a scorcher! This is one writer that knows how to turn up the heat and lay on the sexual tension thick as a blistering summer day. That hot, heavy, I can’t breathe feeling you get right before a storm…. Ya, That is how Molly writes! Edgy and exciting, this story takes us on a trip that you won’t forget! With glimpses into the life of a motorcycle club president and a crazy chick with two names that has nothing to lose, this book is full of the heat, excitement, and passion that makes this a memorable read. Gut clenching and deep, you wonder if they can ever get to any type of HEA. This book is am amazing addition to the series. If you have not read book one or two… you simply have to. These books are definitely a must read in order series so you get the whole experience of the story. But let me tell you, they are worth the time and investment.
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
Burn Down the Night is the third book in author Molly O’Keefe’s suspenseful, erotic romance series Everything I Left Unsaid. a standalone so no worries if you haven’t read the others before it, but it does take place after those first two, and some of the characters show up in this story as well. It’s an intense, action packed and erotic romance that will have you on pins and needles from the start. Joan and Max have two kinds of shared history that bind them together whether they want it to or not. The first is their actual interactions prior to Joan kidnapping Max, an action taken out of desperation to enable her to stay in contact with cult leader Lagan who has her sister. As a stripper at the club, Joan had spotted Max watching her and devoured his attention. Max, for his part, doesn’t sleep with any of the performers, a strict rule he’d always kept for himself, unlike his MC brethren. But to say he is captivated by Joan would be an understatement. But Max recognizes in Joan a kindred spirit, damaged and bruised like his, but surviving. Max was raised by his father in a motorcycle club and became like him, in most ways though not all. As for Joan, she lost her mother at a very young age, and then her father died when she was fourteen. For a year Joan was able to keep the secret of his death and care for her younger sister Jennifer on her own. A rebellious teenager sent to live with her aunt Fern, a strict cold woman made for a fractious living arrangement until Joan had enough and left with her sister trailing behind. From there she ended up barely surviving again, until the too good to be true community in the woods turned out to be yet another form of hell. Joan’s only reason for existence now is to rescue her sister, a suicide mission maybe, but it’s all she can think of and plan for. The sex in this story is raw and visceral. Interestingly, they actually keep their hands off each other for a good portion of the story, understanding elementally that if they have sex they won’t be able to deny that there is something between them. Joan is bisexual and takes advantage of this to tease Max with another woman. It’s super hot and just fuels the fire between them for when Joan is going to let Max get his way. When they do finally come together it’s almost a relief to get that sexual tension a little bit under control – they both like it rough, and are equal partners in the bedroom. Just when you think you can breathe, the action picks up again with Lagan finally making contact and from there, things move along at a breakneck pace until the inevitable conclusion. The whole story is a roller coaster ride of intense sex, action and emotions with two people who have been beaten down by life but have risen above it to make their own happy ending. Burn Down the Night will leave you breathless, yet panting for more from this stellar author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This whole story was good, very engaging, interesting and a bit sexy. For a biker Max, wasn't half as dirty as his brother Dylan, which was just wierd. I didn't care for Joan/Olivia's character, not even a little bit. She was stubborn, stupid, hard headed, naive, a bit selfish and just plain frustrating. I'll end it here because if I keep going I'll write a book myself. Her character just wasn't good. Blake and Tiffany's situation is getting so interesting, I wonder if they'll end up together? That's just wierd and wrong on many levels, I mean she is his brothers wife...so yeah...wierd....eww! SR
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
Wow, a book that I could not put down. A page turner that will take dark, gritty awesomeness to a new new level. Two broken souls that are so wrong for each other but turns out they are so right for each other. There is plenty of sex, curse words and violence, loved it all. This is the third book in the series, which I didn't know prior to reading, so now I will be going back to read the first two books in the series. I highly recommend this book.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
4.25 stars-BURN DOWN THE NIGHT is the third installment in Molly O’Keefe’s contemporary, adult EVERYTHING I LEFT UNSAID dark, erotic, romance series. This is Skulls Motorcycle Club president Max Daniels, and stripper Joan ‘Olivia’ Matthews’ story line. BURN DOWN THE NIGHT can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary but for the entire backstory, I recommend reading the series in order as Joan’s personality begins to build, and Max’s family dynamics are difficult at best. Max is Dylan’s brother (Everything I Left Unsaid), and is currently estranged from his brother and his dad: the reader was first introduced to Joan when she was a resident at the trailer park where Dylan’s girlfriend Annie once lived. NOTE: BURN DOWN THE NIGHT contains graphic language, and F/F and M/F sexual situations. Told from dual first person points of view (Max and Joan) BURN DOWN THE NIGHT is a story that looks at betrayal and revenge. Joan is a survivor; a woman desperate to locate her missing younger sister whose last known whereabouts were with a man who ran his drug empire like a cult with multiple wives and various illegal activities. Enter Max Daniels, a man targeted by his own motorcycle club, and left for dead in the parking lot of the strip club our heroine had just blown to pieces in vengeance against the man who had imprisoned her sister. What ensues is a cross country trek wherein Joan finds help, from an unlikely source, for the injured man she now holds prisoner, and Joan’s need to get information from said man who may know where her sister is currently being held. The relationship between Joan and Max is one of immediate attraction but neither one was looking for anything permanent as both were on the run for different reasons. For six months Joan has worked as a stripper in the hopes of learning any information about her missing sister, and Max, as the president of the Skulls MC, was a frequent voyeur of Joan’s nightly dance. Joan flaunted her bi-sexuality before Max as a form of sexual foreplay; Max is a man who isn’t afraid to go for what he wants and what he wants is Joan. The $ex scenes are aggressive, intense and erotic. There is plenty of look but don’t touch, with graphic sexual language and rough sexual situations. The world building focuses on the search for Joan’s sister Jennifer, and Max’s struggle to protect his estranged family and Joan from the people out to destroy his world. We are introduced to Joan’s sister Jennifer, as well as Joan’s aunt Fern- a woman who desperately tried to help the sister’s when they were young. Dylan and Annie (Everything I Left Unsaid 1 &2) play secondary and supporting roles; and the numerous residents of aunt Fern’s senior condo who enjoy the company of Joan and Max. Trailer park resident and abuse victim Tiffany returns setting up the next book in the series. BURN DOWN THE NIGHT is a gritty story line about revenge: a dark and dangerous world of bikers, drug lords and vengeance. There are no hearts or flowers; no romantic gestures or early proclamation of love and forever. Joan and Max are two broken characters whose lives were destroyed early on-Max by a father caught up on the world of the MC; and Joan by her own obstinate attitude that didn’t leave room for help from any outside source-the death of their father found Joan and Jennifer on their own at an early age. The premise is dramatic
belllla More than 1 year ago
Oh Miss M. O'Keefe you written hell of a god story. I loved it. It was such a page turner. It so different and that’s way amazing. The suspense, trill, anticipation, twist sex characters everything blends perfect together. Both Max and Joan are dark with full of bad things that happened in the past. They are more anti-heroes with all the negativity. It is amazing how they affect each other and how this energy between start a change in them both. In the end the final result is amazing. Real good amazing story. Highly recommended! *ARC provided by Netgalley and author in exchange for an honest review
MiekeReads More than 1 year ago
Burn Down the Night is another well paced and entertaining book by Molly O'Keefe in what has been a solid series. Max is the president of a motorcycle club and Joan is a stripper with a mission. Both characters are deeply flawed and emotionally reserved to say the very least. I liked how dedicated both were to their families and in the end, to each other. Overall, I found the story believable and they always made me hope that they would come out of their troubles triumphantly and together. This is a stand alone book which is also a plus to me. Although, I'm hoping that the next book will be Annie's and Blake's (as they did appear in the book in what seemed to be a set up for the next book). I am loving this series and don't want to see it end anytime soon.
Jolie More than 1 year ago
Before I start my review, I would like to thanks NetGalley and Random House Publishing-Loveswept for letting me review Burn Down the Night. **All opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone. I received Burn Down the Night as an ARC from NetGalley through Random House Publishing-Loveswept for my honest and unbiased review** Now, onto my review: This book was a first for me. I had never read an MC book before, so I didn’t know what to expect. Well, I am happy to say, that this book turned me on to MC books. I can’t wait to pick up the next book in this series. I also liked that while this was the 3rd book in the series, you could read it as a stand alone book. If you have been following my reviews, then you know how much I hate read books 2-3 books into a series. The sexual element of this book was over the top, but in a good way. From the minute Joan first meets Max in the strip club, while working the pole, the sexual tension is through the roof. Joan is bisexual and she doesn’t exactly hide it from Max. That leads to a very interesting encounter when they are in Florida. And when Max and Joan finally bump uglies…holy crap. Talk about igniting the pages!!! The plot of this book was great too. Joan’s sister is involved with a drug cooking cult and Joan is looking to get her out. She figures that by doing something highly illegal, that she could get the leader alone and somehow get where he moved the camp too. But everything doesn’t go to plan and she ends up with Max after he was shot and beaten by his brothers. After that, it just takes off. I loved the ending. It fit in perfectly with the book. How many stars will I give Burn Down the Night? 5 Why? It had everything a romance novel needs and then some. You come to care deeply about Joan, Max and everyone else. Will I reccomend to family and friends? Yes Will I reread? Yes Age range: Adult Why? Erotic sex scenes that include woman on woman and mastrubation (men and women). Also graphic violence. Part of a series? Yes, book 3 of the Everything I Left Unsaid series.
tsmb02 More than 1 year ago
Wow...this story really hit me on an emotional level. Joan and Max are two people who have had a crappy life but have tried to do their best just to survive. The two of them have put their younger siblings before themselves their entire lives and neither of them know how to just take any bit of happiness for themselves. This story picks up right where the second book left off....Joan is taking Max, who has been shot by his own MC brothers, down to Florida to the only person who can possible help her, her Aunt Fern. Joan has not seen Aunt Fern in seven years, but of course she helps her out. Joan has kidnapped Max with the hope that if she helps him survive, maybe he will help her get her sister, Jennifer back from the crazy Langan. I loved how Max and Joan kept fighting their feelings for each other. They just couldn't give in to having something possibly good in their lives. The chemistry between these two was off the charts, as was the emotions running between them. Without giving away any of the story, let's just say that the path these two have to go on to get their happy ending was tough....have tissues ready. I really loved the crazy characters down in Florida too.....those seniors could have their own story! ;) Overall, this was a great, sexy, emotional story that I could not put down! I can't wait to see what happens with next book!
disneytothemax More than 1 year ago
Thank you to Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via NetGalley for a copy of this book! Burn Down the Night is book 3 in the Everything I left Unsaid series. I haven't read books 1 or 2 and feel this can be read as a stand alone! Who doesn't love a con woman in control!!? This was one smoking hot book! I was hooked from the beginning and couldn't finish reading it fast enough! I also had to wait a day or two before writing a review because I NEEDED to absorb what I read!! The blurb about the book says it all! Read this book! I will go back and read books 1 and 2 after reading this one!! YUMMY!!
PennieM More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for this book since the moment I put down the second book in this series and it picks up right away at the strip club and Joan slinks in with a detonator in her pocket and she is on a mission. Things do not go as planned but two bombs do go off and Max, the president of the Skulls MC, is shot and beaten, and Joan wrangles him into the backseat of her car and kidnaps him. WOW! All this in the opening pages! Joan and Max are both so damaged and tortured they are like looking in the same mirror. They torture and heal each other without even realizing it. While spending a few days together waiting, healing, and talking, they fall for each other in ways neither thought was possible. I'm not going to give anything away because you have to read this book! The writing is absolutely amazing and while reading this it was like watching a movie and I would imagine seeing this on the big screen. I think I actually enjoyed this book more than the first book in this series and that book made an impact. **Received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
MBurton More than 1 year ago
Oh man! This book was seriously good but in a messed up kinda way! This is one of those stories where the MC's are both so messed up and broken but also hard as nails. The kind of people that want everyone to believe they are untouchable and unloveable. Then the beauty of this story is when they both start to see there is more than what's on the exterior. The motivations behind what they have done in the past and how they both try to push people away because they can't trust anyone. When Max and Olivia start tearing down each other's walls was when this story hooked me in a way that made me just devour the rest of the book. Molly O'Keefe did such a good job of taking unlikeable characters and making me fall hard for them. I went from being slightly disgusted to things in the beginning to a total sap for these people by the end. I'm still a bit dazed with how she took two people that I just couldn't see falling for each other to having me completely sold on their love at the end. Then she goes and dangles what I hope is the next couple in the series in the epilogue. I can't wait! ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Bella_Nalla_Milaya More than 1 year ago
“Sometimes bad people do good things.” **ARC received from NetGalley for an honest review** Joan is not your typical girl. The ex-stripper and all around wild child is about to put her crazy antics to good use. When she escapes a cultist leader’s drug ring and has to leave her sister behind in his clutches, she does what she can to get her sister back. Trap the man in a strip club and bomb the place until she gets her way. That is until Max steps in where he shouldn’t. Joan shared one hard, sexy look with him while onstage months ago and hasn’t gotten him out of her mind since. But he wasn’t supposed to be here, he wasn’t supposed to get hurt. So when he does? What else is a girl to do but to kidnap him and use his connections to get her sister back. Max is one crazy, sexy bad guy. The beard, that tattoos, oh and not to mention a biker club President who’s struggling to go straight. Being kidnapped by the woman he’s had his eye on and hands off of for the past few months? NOT part of the plan; neither was getting shot, or mixed up in her crazy, suicidal plan to get her sister back from a psycho drug lord. But damn if Max can’t help the chemistry that sizzles between them and use it to his advantage to escape. This story was on such a highly charged buzz the whole time. You’ve got two people with lethal amounts of sexual tension between them that fuels every moment. From gunshot wounds and explosives to depressive family pasts and the inability to keep a lid on libidos, Joan and Max are two characters MADE for one another. I loved every minute and being able to see from each of their point of views. Being the reader you could see how similar Max and Joan both thought about themselves and one another. I wanted to scream “JUST KISS ALREADY!” the whole time! Exploring their relationship while trying to figure out how Joan was going to save her sister kept the pace moving along and I can’t wait for more of these books!
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
This book is gritty, dark, dirty, raw, and absolutely phenomenal! Two broken souls that from the outside look all wrong for each other but the truth is Max and Joan are perfect for each other. They each hurt and the other understands in only a way another damaged soul can. Trust me when I say there is nothing light in these stories but they will reach your darkest places and grab hold. The entire series has been great but this one takes edgy to a whole new level! Definitely a book and series I recommend to everyone.
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars “Days from now, with a gun to my head and my life flashing before my eyes, I would see the truth in a bright-crystal vision and it would break my heart. I needed Max Daniels. Not for Lagan. Not for my sister. For me. I saved his life so he could save mine.” “It was poetry. It was the sweetest thing anyone had said to me in a long time, and I had him handcuffed to a bed.” “And then he kissed me. He kissed me like I needed to be kissed. Like we were both fighting for the same air. The same space. Like we were on fire and wanted to burn the other down too.” Wow! What a crazy ride!! Burn Down The Night is the thrilling third installment of the Everything I Left Unsaid series and this story focuses on Joan and Max. When we meet up with Joan and Max, Joan is at the strip club and is desperate to find where her sister is. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Before you know it, there are explosions and gunshots. Joan takes off into the night with Max in the back of her car. Joan believes that Max holds the key to finding her sister….It was supposed to be easy. Joan would save Max’s life and provide him with a safe place to stay in exchange for his help. What she didn’t plan on was falling for this dark and intense man. Their attraction is intense, but the last thing Joan is looking for is love. Will Joan be able to find her sister before it’s too late? Burn Down The Night was a fantastic read, from start to finish. It blew me away and was not what I was expecting at all. The story pulls you in from the very beginning and keeps you entertained the entire time. This story was sexy and intriguing. It was complex and had you holding your breath waiting to see how everything would play out. Joan really took me by surprise. I knew she was intense from the previous books, but I didn’t fully understand just how intense she was until I read this book. I loved that about her. She was intense, strong and confident with who she was. She was afraid of love and kindness, but you couldn’t help, but hope that she would find someone to worship her the way that she deserved. And Max….I’ve been wanting to know more about him for some time now. Yes, he is a jerk. But, there is so much more to him. He is also intense and has one hell of a dirty mouth. He doesn’t trust easy and is the definition of badass. Put him together with Joan and the two of them are just explosive. They have chemistry unlike anything I’ve experienced before and watching them fall was so worth the ride. Burn Down The Night is an exciting and well written read. It is filled with action and danger. There is suspense and a few delicious twists along the way. This book is exciting, sexy as hell, but even has a few sweet moments. This book exceeded my expectations and took me on one hell of a thrilling ride.