Lost Without You (The Debt, #1)

Lost Without You (The Debt, #1)

by Molly O'Keefe

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Overview

BETH

Tommy and I grew up together in a foster home that nearly killed us both. We loved each other with our whole hearts until the world tore us apart.

And now I'm in the back seat of his car and he won't tell me where he's taking me.

As the days pass, one thing is clear: the attraction between us is as powerful as ever. His kisses are still sweet. His touch irresistible. But I don't know if the boy I loved is going to save me? Or ruin me?

TOMMY

One last job and my debt to the dangerous man who holds my life in his hands will be paid.

My slate wiped clean. 

To save my life  I have to kidnap Beth, the only woman I ever loved, and deliver her to the one person who wants to destroy her.

Resisting her touch is impossible but falling for her could get us both killed.

I'd rather die than hurt Beth, but we're both running out of time...

Book One in the thrilling and romantic When We Were Young Duet



"M. O'Keefe is an absolute auto-buy for me."- J. Kenner NYT Bestselling Author

"Emotional and gut wrenching." - Stacey on Goodreads

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155658078
Publisher: Molly O'Keefe
Publication date: 01/14/2018
Series: The Debt , #3
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 3,117
File size: 397 KB

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Lost Without You 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's sad that they have to go through this as kids the faster home should I take care of them to the Fab using them the pasta was supposed to protect them not sexually harass the girls or beat the boys it's sad that they can't be together because of the past the love each other so much as kids it's sad that they won't let each other love as adults but the story was really good I got into it I felt the pain can't wait for book 3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not very realistic and HUGE cliff-hanger.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story made me so, so much lost between this couple. You’ll have to read the next book to see if they find themselves at the end of the rainbow.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars-somewhat dark and edgy 3.5 stars-- LOST WITHOUT YOU is the first full length instalment in Molly O’Keefe’s contemporary, new adult THE DEBT dark, romance series focusing on a former group of teens thrown together in the foster/ juvenile system of San Francisco, California (more specifically the St. Jude’s Home for Court Place Juveniles) -Tommy, Beth, Simon, Rosa and Carissa. LOST WITHOUT YOU is twenty four year old Tommy MacNeill, and twenty three year old Beth Renshaw’s story line. I have not had the opportunity to read the conclusion to their story WHERE I BELONG but I am hoping to rectify that very shortly. NOTE: There is a FREE short story prologue available -THE DEBT -that reveals some of the background and events leading to the debt owed by Tommy, Simon and Carissa. The same short story prologue is also contained at the beginning of Tommy and Beth’s story-Lost Without You. Told from dual first person perspectives (Tommy and Beth) LOST WITHOUT YOU begins seven years earlier in which we are witness to the horrific acts of violence perpetrated on five young souls who will be beaten and broken for any number of offenses deemed inappropriate or wrong. LOST WITHOUT YOU focuses on the fall out of a corrupt juvenile system that saw five ‘young offenders’ destroyed by a sexually and physically abusive foster family, only to discover that freedom came at a cost- all debts must be repaid; anytime, anywhere, without question or fail. Fast forward to present day and Tommy MacNeill’s contracted debt has been called into fruition, and his assignment will bring him face to face with his past. Enter pop sensation Jada, the young girl formerly known as Beth Renshaw, and the woman Tommy has always loved. What ensues is the rekindling relationship and romance between Tommy and Beth, and the fall out when Tommy is unable to pay off his seven year debt. LOST WITHOUT YOU is a somewhat dark and edgy story of heartbreak, betrayal, abuse and regret. Five teens caught in the system with no chance of parole until a mysterious and dangerous stranger, Mr. Bates, offers freedom for a price. All debts must be repaid, and Tommy’s debt has been called placing our hero in the line of fire. The premise is engaging and angst-ridden; the characters are broken and battle-weary; the romance is passionate but lacked the heat factor of many of today’s dark romance novels-perhaps the events of the past interfered in their ability to let go and enjoy their few remaining moments together. LOST WITHOUT YOU ends on a cliff hanger-you have been warned.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
I should have been prepared after her Everything I Left Unsaid series... Once again Ms. O'Keefe has left us at a major OMG moment at the end of the first full novel in her The Debt series, and I'm dying to get my hands on the next book! Like the prequel novella ( The Debt ), Lost Without You draws you right in to the world of (now-seven-years-older) Tommy and Beth from the very beginning, not letting you go until the very last page--where the before-mentioned OMG moment ensures that the "letting go" involves some kicking and screaming on the part of the reader. (Wait, what? What do you mean, I have to wait to find out what happens???) Also like her Everything I Left Behind series, this one is pretty dark in tone and brings on the angst--these young adults seem to have been living the life every parent hopes their children never will. (Well, except for maybe Beth's mother--what is up with her? Hopefully we'll find out in the next book, because that whole situation seems worth another OMG or two. Or possibly a dozen.) Life has been better since they left St. Jude's--sort of. However, Tommy's mostly alone, except for Simon, who is gone more than he's around, and Pest, Tommy's squirrel/dog. Beth is...well, I'm not going to give it away ahead of time, but Beth's pretty much alone too, even though she spends her days literally surrounded by people. She's still having trouble sleeping, so much so that her daily life involves a pretty scary cocktail of possibly not-quite-legal drugs from morning to night. Neither of them has managed to get over each other, and neither has been able to truly put the events at St. Jude's in the past--Tommy even more so than Beth, since he has the complication of the "debt." The debt comes due early on, and it brings Beth and Tommy back together, though from the start you know it's not going to be a sunshine and roses kind of reunion. But GAH, these two are so good together...and then she leaves us hanging. Hopefully I can find something to do to keep me occupied until the next book comes out so I'm not obsessing over what's happening with Tommy and Beth... Darn you, M. O'Keefe! ;) Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A- I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Britchick1548 More than 1 year ago
This books starts seven years after The Debt left off. Tommy is keeping a low key life when someone from his past finds him and says it is time to repay 'the debt' from when they were 16 and in trouble. Tommy is told he has to make a pick up and deliver it to another place, and the debt is repaid. What happens when Tommy discovers that the person he is picking up is someone from his old life and she begs him to help her and keep her safe. As Tommy has not completed the assigned task, the debt has not been repaid and so now Tommy will have to pay. Loved this story and can't wait for the next one.