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Between the Sheets

(Boys of Bishop #3)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  1,159 ratings  ·  225 reviews
Perfect for readers of Susan Mallery and Rachel Gibson.

After years of running, Wyatt Svenson has now parked himself in Bishop, Arkansas, trying to do the right thing and parent a son he didn’t even know he had until recently. Over six feet tall and packed with muscles and power, Ty likes to get his hands dirty, fixing his motorcycle at night and keeping his mind away from
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 29th 2014 by Bantam
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Zara West Definitely not a children's book. Although it depicts teachers and their relationships with their students extremely well.

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Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
3.5 stars

I'll be honest, the only reason I read Between the Sheets is that this is the book Harley Quinn is reading in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie.


And that's pretty funny as she's a psychiatrist gone bad because of The Joker, reading about an uptight teacher who learns to let go from a former bad boy.

The book isn't that much. What I really appreciated here are the sex scenes. I hate BDSM... simply hate it. In Between the Sheets, Shelby is very respectable on the outside. In bed, she wants i
Michelle [Helen Geek]
05/17/2014 --

Overall Rating = 4.5 Stars
Book Cover / Book Blurb / Book Title = 2 / 3 / 1 = 2 Stars
Writer’s Voice = 4.5 Stars
Character Development = 4 Stars
Story Appreciation = 4.5 Stars
Ending = 4 Stars
Worth the Chili = 5 Stars -- [$4.27 on Amazon when released in July 2014]
Smexy [HEAT] Rating = Moderate
368 pages

This is a gem of a book trapped by a silly cover and an awful title. Please don't let poor marketing have you thinking this is just another cheesy serial romance. It is most definitely not
Quick summary
Shelby Monroe was humiliated six months ago (see Wild Child) and she's soldiering on until she meets neighbor Wyatt (Ty) Svenson. She's got a formula she uses to manage her life that keeps everyone at a distance and she's yet to have a meaningful relationship. Ty's new to Bishop and is struggling to figure out how to be a father to his newly-discovered 11-year old son, Casey.

The heart of the story
While Shelby's willing to keep everyone at arm's length emotionally, she doesn't have
Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
I added this book because Harley Quinn was reading it in the last scene in Suicide Squad.

Apr 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
☆I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!!☆

Between the Sheets was a good, decent read. Both characters come from broken pasts and are trying to make something new of their futures.

For Ty, it is trying to build stability for himself and his son. And for Shelby, it’s trying to overcome her morbid, guilt ridden past that she needs to learn how to let go in order to move on and be happy.

#I had originally signed up for this book because I had been followi
Susan (susayq ~)
By looking at the cover, you think you're going to get a light fluffy romance. WRONG! What you get is a rough, angst-filled book that shatters your heart. You'll want to reach out to Shelby and simultaneously hug her and smack some sense into her head, and you'll want to wrap Ty up in hugs and tell him he's doing the right thing.

If you read book one in the series, you will remember Shelby. If you didn't read book one, you'll get her back story and not be lost (but you should definitely read book
3.5 stars

"The past is never dead. It's not even past. “ William Faulkner

Ty has just moved to Bishop with his teenage son, who he didn't even know existed until a few months ago, and is working to make a go at their relationship, settling in a new town, curbing his wanderlust and life in general. One evening a neighbor lady stops by to complain about his noisy habit of working on motorcycles until the wee hours. It's about the furthest you can get from love at first sight. However, when Ty gets
Jacqueline J
I wanted to like this better than I did but I just couldn't like the heroine. The hero wanted to treat her with respect but she kept making him treat her basically like a whore by refusing to accept anything else from him. Consequently the sex scenes while hot enough left me feeling kind of icky. I don't know why he fell in love with her since she made him feel bad about himself. Yes she had a miserable back story and she had flashes of kindness mostly to his son but she was just cold and unyiel ...more
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
*I received a free ARC of Between the Sheets from Bantam via Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review*

Between the Sheets is a very profound story, where the romance took the back-seat and finding themselves became the characters’ main purpose.

This and all my other reviews are originally posted on my blog (un)Conventional Bookviews
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ff
Wow, as always, Molly O'Keefe delivers with this book! Are you looking for a contemporary romance with maladjusted heroes and heroines with lots of personal issues and poor coping mechanisms? Looking for those coping mechanisms to be broken painfully down as they fall in love? Looking for the redemptive power of love to bring them into a happier life, integrated into the community they once felt set apart from, and with a loving partner who makes them be a better person? Then you've come to the ...more
Apr 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. I really liked it.

Reviewed for Dear Author:
I had a hard time connecting to the heroine despite her sad past and the romance was tricky too and I would have liked more of it rather than a one year later. More soon!
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review in English e em Português

It feels so good when you finish reading a book with your heart full of the good things that reading made you feel. Well, that's how I'm feeling right now. Between the Sheets is a love story, but not only about that kind of love which the H falls for the h. We findit here too, but it also shows us another kind of love that is so strong - and sometimes much greater - as the love of a husband for his wife is the love of a father for a son and a child by his parents
Aug 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Prior to the Molly O’Keefe’s Summer Rain short-story, The Heart of It I had started and quit three her novels despite hearing only the love and adoration for them from trusted reviewers and twitter friends. As I read the opening chapters of Between the Sheets I finally realized why I had struggled with her books. O’Keefe doesn’t shy away from presenting her characters at their most unflattering right from the start. Some authors slowly unveil and reveal character flaws and struggles slowly, ensu ...more
Cam *tactile seeker*

It's happened to me sometimes, to find myself in the middle of a book and realize that what I'm reading will define my concept of the genre it belongs to, or will be used to measure up all the books that will come in the future after it.

It can be because one particular character feels very dear to me, or because a specific plot device surprises or leaves me speechless.
When I'm done with that book and recollect its events, I can even come to the conclusion that it wasn't earth-shattering, in the
Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014, arc, 5-stars
I've just found a new favorite contemporary romance author: Molly O'Keefe! What a great love story, not just the kind between a man and a woman, but also the love that lies between family members, and the devastating effects of being deprived of such love. If you're looking for a book that is a testament to the healing power of truly being noticed for who you are and loved anyways, then look no further: Between the Sheets should be your next read!

Although this is the third book in the Boys of Bi
T.H. Hernandez
Sep 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
3-1/2 Stars. Between the Sheets ended up being a little different from what I was expecting. For one, there were no sheets involved. At all. All the steamy sex takes place outside the bedroom. It was good to get back to Bishop and catch up with Sean, Cora, Brody, Ashley, Monica and the gang. I loved getting a glimpse of Ashley and Brody, happily settled down. This time around, we’re introduced to newcomers Ty and Casey, and local art teacher, Shelby.

Ty arrives shortly after discovering he has a
Sep 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Inverting the gender of the emotionally-closed-off protagonist from book #2 in the Boys of Bishop series, BETWEEN THE SHEETS' heroine, Shelby, is the one who has difficulty accepting love or allowing others in. Having grown up with an evangelical-preacher father who would allow no one but himself to be successful, Shelby shut off her emotions so as to avoid being hurt by his verbal attacks. Unable to get a reaction out of his daughter, father turned even more abusive toward his wife, Shelby's mo ...more
Aliaa El-Nashar
Jul 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Of all the books in this series (and yes, I've read all four so far) I think this would have to be my absolute favorite. It definitely surprised me, since I hadn't expected much from Shelby's character after reading Wild Child, but the synopsis had intrigued me, and all the books in the series were certainly entertaining, so I decided to check it out and boy was I surprised to find it better than the rest.

Shelby, if you've read Wild Child, has been searching for love, affection, relationships, s
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was incredible, I wish I could give it6 stars. Everything I want from a romance book!

Review :

This is the 3rd installment in this great series and the one that I was really looking forward to. Shelby was the most interesting character in the cast of characters in this series. I was pretty sure her book would be great and I wasn't wrong . It was even better than what I thought it would be.

Shelby has had a traumatic childhood with an abusive father and these has caused her to separate her
Heather Stanton
Dec 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this book a lot more than I did. The premise of a repressed good girl hooking up with a misunderstood bad boy is tried and true and the author is deft with characterization. But so much of this book fell flat for me.

Shelby was annoying to the nth degree and even "understanding" (which I did not) the reasons and events behind her behavior didn't change that. She's stereotypical in the way of the heroine whom I feel I am supposed to pity, but her own self-pity and martyr complex j
Jul 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Received an ARC for review from NetGalley

I am apparently reading this series backwards. I almost gave up on this book. I put it down at about 30% and walked away for a couple days. I came back to it because I liked Casey, and Ty a little. Shelby, I couldn't stand. At no point did I like her. Now the secondary characters, which I guess are the primarys in the two previous books, I loved. And the title...they never got between the sheets...never. Couch, wall, couch, floor, couch, table, but no bed
Dec 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review to come.

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Jun 11, 2015 rated it really liked it

Well hello. Didn't expect that.
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good book about two people who found healing in each other's arms. Ty was new to Bishop, looking for a place to settle and raise the son he just found out about. Ty had a rough childhood and youth and spent years trying to outrun the memories of the mistakes he'd made. He felt completely inadequate as a father and struggled to connect with Casey, but was determined to do the best he could. His way of relaxing and de-stressing was to work on the motorcycle he was refurbishing, and he frequently l ...more
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'll start by saying that I have not read the previous books in the Boys of Bishop trilogy, and while most of the novel was easy to understand, it would have been easier for me if I had already met some of the other characters in their books.

Between the Sheets is the book Harley Quinn was reading in Suicide Squad, and since Molly O'Keefe said that her book choice a lot about Harley Quinn as a person, I thought to give the story a shot as well. Unfortunately, though, I fear I didn't enjoy it quit
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Favorite Quote: “When I’m with you it’s like I’m the person I’m supposed to be and I want that.”

With a young son in tow, Wyatt (Ty) Svenson has stopped running and decided to settle in the small town of Bishop, Arkansa. Fixing motorcycles in his garage helps to keep his hands busy and his mind off the multitude of problems that plague him. When his attractive neighbor comes over to complain about the noise, Ty sees a cold woman who thi
May 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Not your typical small town romance. It was edgier, the hero and the heroine had to deal with some pretty serious and painful, especially for her, issues. His kid was fantastic. Overall, I loved this story, though I had some minor complaints which I'll address in my full review.

My blog is part of the Blog Tour fof this book. Come by to read an excerpt an enter a giveaway for Wild Child (Boys of Bishop, #1) by Molly O and Never Been Kissed (Boys of Bishop, #2) by Molly O

Full review published also on my blog -

This is my first book by this a
Christi Snow
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My Review:
Sigh...poor Shelby. We met her in the first book in this series where she was humiliated on national TV over her sex life. Life hasn't gotten any better for her since. Now she's trying to care for her mother who is sinking further and further into Alzheimer's and when she's in an 'episode', she channels Shelby's abusive father. This is the ultimate irony since her mother was the one who spent so many years trying to protect Shelby from his religious fanatical wrath.

Shelby has always h
Jul 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, reviewed, arc
I can’t tell you how surprised I am with Between the Sheets. I’ll admit: I was expecting some fluffly romance; what I got instead was intense. This is the first book I’ve read by O’Keefe and I already know it won’t be the last.

Shelby Monroe is so broken inside, she can’t even see the way through to get to the other side—a healthy, happy side that is. While her mother’s always loved her, her father’s insults and hatred have overshadowed her light for so long, she’s forgotten it’s there. It isn’t
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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

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“Who eats salad?" Casey asked, tearing lettuce leaves and putting them in a bowl.

"Girls do." Ty seasoned the last of the steaks and set the plate aside before opening up the bag of shrimp he had in the sink.

"Why do you make all this food for Ms. Monroe but not for us?"

Ty didn't have time to get into the things men do for women, making Caesar salad being about the least of them. "You're eating it tonight, aren't you?"

"I'm not eating the salad, that's for sure.”
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