Review: The Truth About Him by Molly O’Keefe

truthabouthimThe Truth About Him
(Everything I Left Unsaid, #2)
By: Molly O’Keefe
Publisher: Bantam Books
Published: Nov. 24, 2015
Genre: Romance


We played our roles, told each other lies.

But now Dylan is no longer just a mysterious deep voice on the other end of the line. We’re face-to-face and our relationship is very, very real.

We still have secrets—but so much is crystal clear:

The thrilling danger.

The raw, naked desire.

The need to keep feeling the way he makes me feel. Forever.

Dylan is putting up walls, trying to keep me safe, but he can’t shut me out. He has seen my darkness and rescued me. Now it’s my turn, if only he will let me.



1thoughtsThe Truth About Him picks up right where Everything I Left Unsaid left off. Annie’s past has finally caught up with her and a lot goes down in the first couple of chapters of the book. Not only do her and Dylan need to navigate their new relationship but both of their pasts are rearing their ugly heads and no matter how hard they try, danger seems to follow them.

The Truth About Him takes off with a bang. It’s very suspenseful and has you sitting on the edge of your seat wondering what’s going to happen to Annie. However, once everything from it is sorted, the story sort of goes into a lull. That’s something that I both liked and disliked. I liked it because we were able to see how these two interact with not only each other but those around them. We got to see them struggle through some internal questions they had about themselves and their relationship. However, at the same time I found a lot of it a bit boring. Sure, there’s the looming doom of Dylan’s past connection with the local motorcycle gang but it just wasn’t enough for me. It was just missing something. And the fact that the epilogue did not help answer any of my questions about some of the things and people who popped up in this story left me feeling a bit let down.

I think what I liked most about this book was the fact that we got to know some of the secondary characters a little better. Ben takes a more predominate role in this book. He keeps an eye on Annie and she him. So, when Annie finds out that he has cancer she makes it her mission to see that he’s as comfortable as can be. She also tries to push Dylan to make amends with Ben—which doesn’t go over well for the two men. Plus, Annie’s neighbors Joan and Tiffany pop back into the picture which is where some unanswered questions come from. We also (finally) get to meet Dylan’s brother Max. Max’s story is definitely one I’d like to read. I mean, all the guilt he must be holding onto knowing that his little brother went to jail for him. Then joining a motorcycle club, leaving it, and then coming back to it knowing your days are numbered. Yeah, Max is definitely a nut I’d like to crack.

While I enjoyed The Truth About Him, I felt like it could have been shortened and added to the first book. It just felt like there was too much filler and not enough action. I think I will pass if the author writes another story about Annie and Dylan. However, if she writes one about the other characters brought up—like say Max and Joan—I would definitely sign up for it.


1favequote“Annie had been unfaithful to a man who smacked her around over chicken potpies. Strangled her over windmills, She could not imagine what he would do over adultery.”


Previous reviews from Everything I Left Unsaid
Everything I Left Unsaid





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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One Thought on “Review: The Truth About Him by Molly O’Keefe

  1. I don’t know what this series is, but Max’s story is interesting. That is some emotionally scarring shit right there

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