ARC Review: Baby, Come Back by Molly O Keefe

30 Apr 2017

Book Title: Baby, Come Back
Author: Molly O Keefe
Series: Bad Boy Romance #2
Release Date: May 1st, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance

I sold my soul a long time ago to pay my father’s debts. Now my life is a prison: no friends. No family. Nothing it would hurt to lose.

I never should’ve touched Abby. I tried not to, but she is beautiful, magnetic, sexy. Everything I want but can't let myself have.


She seduced me not knowing who I was or what I really do in the shadows. I should have resisted her, but I wanted to be the man Abby thought I was for as long as I could.

But all debts must be paid, sooner or later. And mine are paid with blood.

Now Abby knows who I am, what I am, and she’s run from me.

I would have let her go for her own good. But when I find out she’s carrying my baby — there’s nowhere she can hide…

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Often being termed a picky reader, I'm happy to admit that Molly O'Keefe has yet to disappoint me with any of her books (that's quite a feat). Many of them border on a bit of darkish grit with an anti-hero that totally deserves redemption. This holds true for our hero in Baby, Come Back. This is the second book in the Bad Boy Romance series and I'm inclined to say the first book, Bad Neighbor, really should be read first. The characters here are introduced in that book and there's cameos of the prior books' characters here. Plus, each H/h are siblings. Here we get Jack and Abby's story.

Jack gave up everything in his life to pay off his father's debt to the mafia. He lost his chance for a career, his relationship with his brother, his chance for a happy life. Just to spare his brother's safety and take the responsibility upon himself. Working in a nightclub disguised stomping grounds for the mafia, Jack sets eyes on a vodka shot girl. On contract for three nights to sell their brand, Abby is all beauty and allure. He tries to ignore her but her persistence is challenging. Anyone affiliated with him is at a safety risk but the girl is relentless. Maybe just for one night...or three.

Abby was so drawn to the tastefully suited guy reading a book, no less, at the bar. He tries his best to chill her out but she's not used to be turned down. She finds him a challenge. A darkish challenge. Because he may smell heavenly like Mass but he reeks of danger...

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When I'd read Bad Neighbor, I'd been teased a bit to the character that is Jesse's brother- Jack. We'd known he was a 'bad dude' and though Jesse loved his brother, he knew he was into some illegal stuff. The villain. But also a bit of a hero too- sacrificing his goals, potentially his life, to spare Jesse losing his dreams too.

Jack is just the kind of hero I love. He's bad but under it all, he's doing it for good. Abby saw something in this guy that truly he let nobody else see. He was a total contradiction and she wanted to know the guy quietly sitting at a bar reading a book... not the tattooed guy with blood on his hands.

Molly O'Keefe never fails to give her readers suspenseful plot lines, strong heroes, though imperfect are perfect for their heroines. This book is seriously steamy too. It's got it all and I can't wait for more from her.

Advanced copy received by author in exchange for my honest review.

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.

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