Max, Max, Max…Oh, how I love a bad boy with a heart of gold, and he completely fits the bill.
In the first two books in the series, the reader gets to meet Max and see that even if he hasn’t always done the right thing that his intentions are honorable. The reader gets to see the love that he has for his family, especially Dylan, and the longing has for home. With these revelations, the reader desperately hopes for him to get his happy ending.
M. O’Keefe develops his character perfectly in his novel! There is just the right amount of bad boy mixed with care and depth. There is more to Max than being the dangerous president of the MC club, and I reveled in every single minute of seeing him challenge Joan, fall in love, have dirty sex, and become the hero of his own story.
Max is a such a multi-faceted character, I enjoyed ever single minute of getting to explore his character and the multiple sides to who he is as a person. This book is an FANTASTIC story, and it releases Wednesday, so make sure to pre-order it.
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5 Scorching Hot Crowns
Burn Down the Night has everything I love in a great romance novel. The characters are interesting and three dimensional, the plot keeps me in a state of suspense, and the writing is exquisite.
Ever since the end of The Truth About Me I needed to know more about Max and Joan, and Burn Down the Night picks up right where the second novel in the series left off. M. O’Keefe throws the reader right into the story in the middle of the action, which is the reason the reader becomes fully engaged. We are immediately asking questions about why she is there, what she is doing, and how she plans to get out of the mess she has created. The action in the story doesn’t stop there, and the reader gets to follow Max and Joan as the escape and attempt to rectify old wrongs and start new lives. The plot is fast paced to meet the action of the book, and the falling action and resolution to their story is absolute perfection. Their story is action packed, hot and steamy, and a real lust to love romance, and I truly loved every single minute of their story.
What really makes me love the story is the complexity of the characters. Max is the president of his MC, but he has become dissatisfied with that life and hopes for something different, something more. Max has several internal struggles throughout the novel pertaining to what he thinks he feels he deserves because of past choices. This regret makes the reader sympathetic towards him and makes the reader want to see his happiness, because under the dangerous biker is someone that just wants a real family and home. The heroine of the story, Joan, is crazy in the best kind of way. She is hard and dangerous, and she is often selfish and brutal. But, just like Max, her reasons for being this way are justified by the author. When the reader learns her backstory, once again, we sympathize with her. Seeing the two of these characters come together was just AMAZING and INCREDIBLY HOT! The push each other buttons and challenge each other for dominance in life and in the bedroom, and it completely kept me riveted to the page. This constant fight between them leads to respect for each other, and they eventually start to break down their walls for each other. When this happens, the couple truly shines. It is completely lovely to see these two characters who have been lost for so long find a home in one another, someone who truly understands them.
I have enjoyed every single book in this series, but Burn Down the Night is my favorite of the three. The suspense of the story and the character development throughout the progression of the novel makes this a solid 5 crown read for me, and I would recommend this book to anyone that loves a little suspense with their romance.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review
The only thing that matters to me is rescuing my sister from the drug-cooking cult that once enslaved us both. I’ve run cons my whole life, and I’ll use my body to get whatever I need. Max Daniels is the last connection I have to that world, the one person reckless enough to get involved. Besides, now that his brothers have turned on him, he needs me too.
The deal was supposed to be simple: a place to hide in exchange for rescuing my sister. Now he’s my prisoner. Totally at my mercy. But I’m the one captivated. Enthralled. Doing everything he asks of me until I’m not sure who’s in control.
We both crave the heat. The more it hurts, the better. But what if Max wants a different life now, to leave the game . . . to love me? I thought I knew better than to get burned. Now I’m in too deep to pull away. And the crazy thing is . . . I don’t want to.
About the Author:
Molly O’Keefe has always known she wanted to be a writer (except when she wanted to be a florist or a chef and the brief period of time when she considered being a cowgirl). And once she got her hands on some romances, she knew exactly what she wanted to write.
She published her first Harlequin romance at age 25 and hasn’t looked back. She loves exploring every character’s road towards happily ever after.
Originally from a small town outside of Chicago, she went to university in St. Louis where she met and fell in love with the editor of her school newspaper. They followed each other around the world for several years and finally got married and settled down in Toronto, Ontario. They welcomed their son into their family in 2006, and their daughter in 2008. When she’s not at the park or cleaning up the toy room, Molly is working hard on her next novel, trying to exercise, stalking Tina Fey on the internet and dreaming of the day she can finish a cup of coffee without interruption.
Dishing It Out, her last Harlequin Flipside won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award for best Flipside in 2005.
Her Superromance Baby Makes Three won the RT Reviewer’s Choice for best Superromance in 2006. L-length Her novella, “The Christmas Eve Promise” in The Night Before Christmas won the RITA in 2009. And her full length contemporary romance CRAZY THING CALLED LOVE won the RITA in 2013.