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3.96  ·  Rating details ·  77 ratings  ·  57 reviews
Do you believe that some souls are destined to be together, even through hardship and deceit?
After 9-11, Declan’s heart is torn between wanting to stay with Morgan and needing to fight for his beloved country. Knowing that the future may be uncertain, he kisses his fiancée goodbye and focuses on his mission until that dark day from which he will never fully recover. Injur
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Published November 24th 2015
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
If you enjoy watching soap operas, you will probably really love this book. It had all things soap opera going for it. Attraction, love, engagement, off to war, injury, she thinks he is dead, he is hiding from her, she moves on, he doesn't. They reconnect in a dramatic way. There is cheating, lying and stalking. I am actually not a fan of soap operas, so this book wasn't my favorite, but there were a lot of good elements.

Two words that describe this book for me would be angst and DRAMA. Both are
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Katie W
Oct 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: war, romance
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*

I've come to learn that Mya O'Malley does a great job weaving together an emotional and clean romance. I was amazed at how much heartfelt emotion really was contained in these words.

Declan and Morgan have an insta-love, but that doesn't mean their connection is without problems. Their souls are so deeply connected and their love is so thorough and deep and that causes them both to find it within themselves to think more of the other person, tha
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Julie Carpenter
Mya O'Malley did a great job conveying the emotions for the MCs in this novel. Morgan is a fun, sweet and energetic elementary teacher. She longs for someone she can share her life with, someone who can love her fully and she can love in return, someone whom she can build her life with for the long term. Declan is a soldier who has had much loss in his life and wants to serve his country to help protect those he loves and the freedoms of this country. He also wants to find someone he can love an ...more
Katie McEwen
Aug 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Wasted Time is a story about destiny, fate, and two lovers. Morgan and Declan met one day when Morgan was running late to her teaching job and she bumped into Declan who was in the school for a career day. Declan instantly caught Morgan’s attention like nobody else ever had. He was sexy, sweet, and she just knew he was the man for her. Declan also knew there was something different about Morgan. From the minute he bumped into her in the hallway, he knew he had to at least ask her out for coffee. ...more
Michelle Bergeron deroche
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wasted Time by Mya O'Malley
4/5 Stars

Morgan and Declan, two amazing people who never thought they would find someone as perfect for themselves as each other. Meeting by chance, they become close fast. Both being of age, and both knowing what they want out of life, they decide to take it to the next level and get married. September 11th, NYC, two planes hit the World Trade Center and the world watches in horror, while Declan who is in the Reserves rushes out to help. He sees things he will never
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Emily
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mya O’Malley has done it again! Mya O’Malley, mostly known for paranormal romance novels, surprised me with this wonderful novel that’s completely different from anything I’ve read from her! Declan and Morgan meet by chance at the school Morgan teaches at and the connection is instant. Being that Declan is enlisted in the National Guard, they both know there is always a chance he will be deployed. Then, the unthinkable happens, two planes hit the World Trade Center in New York and our country, a ...more
Pam Snell
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Declan Blake’s mission in life is to defend his country. He lives to be in the military until he meets a HOT Pre-K teacher after he bumps into her at the school she teaches and can’t stop thinking about her. He is determined to go out with her. Declan and Morgan Matthews end up going out on a date and they both wonder if there is such a thing as love at first site. They become inseparable until the tragic 9/11 event happens and he and Morgan both know he will be called to go overseas to fight fo ...more
Kayla Bartley
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wasted Time is an emotion-driven love story that literally leaves you breathless! I was captivated from the first page all the way to the last. This was my first book by Mya O’ Malley and it absolutely will not be the last.

This story is about true love and lost love. Declan and Morgan had what I would consider love at first sight and were inseparable leading up to Declan going off to war. When he gets injured, he doesn’t want to burden Morgan so he stops communication. Morgan of course spends h
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Joan Clark
Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Wasted Time is a complex, sweet romance novel. Morgan is sweet, strong, and caring. Declan is independent, honorable, and giving. These two fall in love quickly before tragedy tears them apart. And boy is everything a complete mess for a while. I want to cuss but this being a review I'm limited. This book evoked a wide range of emotions from me. Seriously. Even now after completing this book I need time to deal with everything that happened. The author illustrated the scenes vividly and
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Tressa (Wishful Endings)
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016
This isn't the first book from this author I've read, so I was ready to jump in to some sweet romance and great characters. However, this story just didn't work for me. After half-way through, I gave up on it, which was disappointing. The drama, characters, and overall situation didn't feel authentic to and I wasn't sold on the story nor engaged in it enough to even want to know what would happen. The writing didn't have any apparent flaws. It just didn't pull me in.

Content: References to living
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K.M. Lowe
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
For some reason the review I done disappeared, so I'll leave it again...as always with Mya's books you are left with a great story. This didn't disappoint. Two characters madly in love, torn apart, and brought back together again. The love and devotion between the characters was lovely. It showed that love isn't straight forward.

I loved this book. Only one complaint I had with this book is that I wanted more.
Cindy Mathis
Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

I loved every single word of this book. Mya O'Malley has written a charming soldier love story loosely connected to 911 (there are no graphic images). This story flows so well, the characters are real and the suspense is thrilling.

I wish I could give more than 5 stars! Put this on your TBR!
Diana
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Morgan and Declan seem like such a perfect story of course everything goes wrong. Poor Morgan can't get over her one true love. I had a hard time finding any likability with Mike he seems nice enough but not amazing. I loved how much real emotion you could feel from all the characters. I loved that the story had me smiling and crying. This was one of those stories where i just wanted to keep reading so I could get to the end and see how things would finally work out. I would read this one again. ...more
Ashleigh
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wasted Time is a standalone romance novel from Mya O’Malley. Alternating between Morgan and Declan’s POV, we see the novel from all angles and are able to understand how both of the characters feel about the tragic events they are faced with.

A chance meeting between Declan and Morgan leads to a once in a lifetime romance. Convinced they have found their soul mate, the couple enjoy their life together and are excited about where it will lead. But after the tragic events of 9/11, Declan is called
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Kelli
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing

FIVE STARS
Pre-K special education teacher Morgan was late for school, traffic was horrendous. Rushing into school she runs into a man wearing camouflage. This is the first time Morgan has set eyes on Declan and her heart races. The rest of the day Morgan was distracted by thoughts of the handsome stranger. After his presentation Declan cannot get the teacher out of his mind and he waiting in the parking lot for her to come out for lunch. He asked her out for coffee. which ended up in a date for
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Katie
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wasted Time by Mya O’Malley is a standalone novel that will capture your heart and bring out all of your emotions.

The story is about Declan and Morgan. As soon as they meet there is an instant connection, love at first sight, but soon a tragedy strikes the heart of NYC. Declan’s heart is torn between wanting to stay with Morgan and needing to fight for his country. He needs to go – to help fight on behalf of all those innocent people who lost their lives on that fateful September morning – he k
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Lydia
Sep 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Wasted Time had an interesting storyline, very poignant and relevant. However, I was overwhelmed with emotion, swinging from discouragement to elation, back and forth. It had the ending I hoped for but the process of getting there was too much. Also, if you are strictly a Christian romance reader, this may not suit your bill. There was a lot of swearing and although there was no sex, it was implied multiple times. Overall, I was touched by the story about true love, but I had to push to get thro ...more
Pattisue
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Claire Sayan
Aug 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Shauna
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
I felt like this book had so much potential and I love all things military, but I just didn’t prefer the story. Way too much drama and miscommunications. More content and language than I prefer and that was a bit of a turn off for me. I loved Declan and really wanted him to have a happily ever after and could understand his feelings of inadequacies, especially after living through such horror. He stayed loyal and true to Morgan and tried to communicate, but things didn’t work out like he anticip ...more
Meghan Murphy
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 Stars


Wasted Time by Mya O'Malley is a standalone novel that had me on such an emotional rollercoaster ride. This story follows Morgan, a teacher, and Declan, a construction worker and Army reservist.


Morgan Matthews is a teacher at Willow Brooks school in New York. She’s pretty content with being single and living her life. While at school one day, she literally bumps into Declan and sparks fly. After one date she knew he was the one. As they start making plans for the future, terrorists attack
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Heidi
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wasted Time

Oh Mya O’Malley hit it home with Wasted Time. A clean, well-written romance novel that will make you feel so many emotions. Married to a veteran and live with the after effects of war, this book drew me and I loved every word, every character and the many struggles they all faced. I am proud to say that I give this book 5 stars! I encourage anyone needed an emotional beautiful love story to dig in, it will not disappoint you in ANY way! So many emotions while reading the journey of Mo
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Moriah Venable
Wasted Time is a standalone novel by Mya O'Malley. This is my first novel by this author.

Declan Blake and his platoon have just taken out some of the enemies in Afghanistan. Believing the man to be dead, he walks closer to the man he had just shot moments before. But before Declan and his men can react, the man thought to be dead gets up and starts shooting. The last thing Declan thinks about is Morgan before his world turns black.

Rewinding two years prior, shows the relationship between Morgan
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Allyson Hanauer
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 Stars
Wasted Time By Mya O’Mally is a love story of how two strangers have such a strong connection and fall in love no matter how long or far away they been away from each other .
Morgan is a Prekindergarten Teacher and is late for work. She is running in the hallway to get to her classroom when she literally runs into Declan. Declan is at the school to talk to the children about his job as a solider. The characters have such a strong connection right from the first touch. They each go their s
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Ashley
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wasted Time by Mya O’Malley

5 Stars

Wasted Time by Mya O’Malley is a raw story of second chance true love. The novel has depth and well developed characters. Mya O’Malley was able to take an amazing love story and turn it in to something so beautiful.

When Morgan and Declan meet for the first time there are instant sparks. They feel something for one another, but do not know why they are having such strong feelings when they just met one another. Declan is determined to have Morgan so he waits for
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Naturallybookish
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 STARS
Wasted Time by Mya O’Malley
This book hands down is one of the best books I have ever read! I believe this needs to be produced into a movie; possibly on the Hallmark Channel. Wasting Time is about Delcan and Morgan and the true meaning of true love and soul mates.
Delcan is in the Army and a construction worker and Morgan is an elementary school teacher. The two meet during career day at the school and sparks begin to fly. They become inseparable. Then tragedy hits America on September 1
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Stephanie
Sep 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Remember that Nicholas Sparks novel “Dear John”? Well this is a grown up version of that. Here’s the rundown: Morgan and Declan meet, Declan goes to war, Morgan loses Declan. Declan doesn’t want to burden her, and they both move on with their lives. But I guess that the path to true love isn’t always straight. I really want to stress that I enjoyed this novel, but I find it hard to orientate myself in it - I don’t know what decisions I’d make in either of the characters’ circumstances. I so much ...more
Lori Green
Oct 04, 2016 rated it liked it
I received this book for an honest review. I want to give this book 3.5 stars to almost 4 stars. The beginning of the book was a little confusing because of the time change between now and then. It did provide you with history but yet I felt it lacked some of the information. From the prologue to Ch. 8 it begins the story with 2 years earlier. Then in chapter 9 it picks up with current day and some different characters added. You eventually discover how they met and understand but it did not flo ...more
Jaide
Aug 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Mya O'Malley's Wasted Time, a clean, but realistic romance novel, is a sweeping tale of how fate and destiny step in to bring people together, or tear them apart. Morgan Matthews, a special ed teacher, and Declan Blake, a construction worker and Army reservist, are intrigued with each other at first sight, which quickly turns to love, following a chance meeting at the elementary school in New York where she works. They are caught up in a fairy
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Malia Summerfield
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sometimes love doesn’t lead us down one singular path. Sometimes it has to circle the globe before we meet the one we are meant for. Wasted Time by Mya O’Malley is a story of lost, found and even redirected love.

Declan and Morgan are the main characters of this bittersweet romance. You will instantly fall in love with their perfect yet very imperfect selves. The author shines in her ability to show the reader how well Declan and Morgan fit each other, but also how they are not perfect. Love som
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Mya O’Malley was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, where she currently lives with her husband, daughter and three step-daughters. The family also consists of two boxers; Destiny and Dolce and a ragdoll cat named Colby. Mya earned an undergraduate degree in special education and a graduate degree in reading and literacy. She works as a special education teacher and enjoy
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