I gave up everything to save my sister from a monster, and now I’m lying low in this rundown apartment so I can stay out of danger. Hiding from everyone.
Except for the guy in apartment 1A.
He’s rude. Silent. Muscled, mysterious, and hot as hell. I don’t know if he likes me or hates me, but the more time I spend with him, ...more
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4.5 Stars --- Um, so I REALLY liked this! LOL I think I'm kind of knocked on my ass because I was not expecting to devour this as quick as I did.
And did someone say hot? Oh yeah, I did. This is SMOKIN'! I have never read scenes like this one has and wow, is it getting a little warm in here or is it just me? They're just different from every other book out there and it's fantastic.
*Review to come. ;) in the mean time, one click and enjoy Jesse for yourself.
*Edited to A ...more
It felt a little bit like I was making friends with a bear. Some creature that might snap my head off one minute or curl up in my lap the next, and I couldn't blame the bear for being a bear.
Molly O'Keefe! OMG! I HAD NO IDEA!!! ❤️🔥
This book was recommended by a fave author and I'm so thankful to Megan Erickson for mentioning this book! UNF!
SO GOOOOD! Just what I needed today!
Bad Neighbor, with his bad boy alpha definitely owning an asshole title, an introvert heroine i ...more
It's bizarre. Bizarre that I've been meaning to read this book for years and that it's taken me forever to do so. And now that I have, I feel like reading every book this author has written. Bad Neighbor is exactly my kind of book. Eroticism, introverted characters, emotional dialogue and sexual tension that had me besotted. I fucking love a damaged underdog and a good girl that's dying to be bad. Welcome to Shady Oaks, the place of secrets and shady pasts.
"Is this love?"Undeniably hot, emotional, and well-written!
Plot in a nutshell: After introverted Charlotte is forced to downsize her life and move into the worst building in the worst neighborhood, she decides to make the best of it.
Shady Oaks was pretty much a turning point in my life. If I was ever going to NOT be me, this was my moment.Despite being a total ass, her very hot neighbor, Jesse, intrigues her to no end.
"If you want something, take...more
Wowsa! I do believe Molly O'Keefe has outdone herself with Bad Neighbor. Somehow I missed out on seeing this book upcoming so I had to read it come release day (it's free on KU). One huge alert with this book- it is not safe for consumption in public, on gym equipment, or while operating heavy machinery. You name it- this heroine, from literally chapter one, had me laughing out loud. I didn't know Molly O'Keefe had such a comedic side. But then we get a cold splash of the opposite with our d ...more
Hero 3/5 | Heroine 3/5 | Plot (Point, Originality) 2/5 | Writing Style 3/5 | Steam 4/5 | Romance 2/5 | Angst-Suspense 3/5 | Darkness 0/5 | Humor 1/5 | Secondary Characters 2/5 | Drama-Conflict 3/5 | Mystery 1/5 | Twists 1/5 | Pacing Steady | Action 3/5 ...more
That stuff is just my life. It's the shit that happens to me. Part of being a twin to my sister.
But this futon...
This futon was a punishment from God. It was the universe laughing at me.
It was stuck in the door of my new apartment, folded up like a taco. An immoveable, three-thousand-pound taco.
And it wasn't moving.
This is just what you get for not hiring movers. Or having a boyfriend. Or anyone really, who could help move a girl with five boxes, three garbage bags, and a futon m ...more
Hero: 2 out of 5 (He is an ordinary scarred bad boy with a sad past – nothing special. I didn't like him.)
Heroine: 2 out of 5 (She is too weak for her own good and too easy for the guy. I didn't like her.)
Romance: 0.00001 out of 5 (It was all about lust IMO.)
Hotness level: 2 out of 5 (Many people found it sizzling hot but not me. Nope... I was greatly disappointed about it. I read way hotter books than that and this was nothing compared to them.)
Plot twist: 1 out of ...more
She gave us two different yet somehow similar characters, who found love where they least expected it. Jesse's rough matched Charlotte's soft, they were raw and real - and I absolutely believed every moment of their story.
° Charlotte was...more
Title: Bad Neighbor
Author: Molly O'Keefe
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Scorching level: 5
HEA: Not telling
Intense, gripping and mouth watering! This book explains why I love Molly O'Keefe so much. I love her storylines and captivating romances!
Charlotte is running. She swaps her cozy home for a shabby apartment in a shady building. Why? Because she needs to keep her sister safe. What Charlotte didn't expect was her extremely gr ...more
Charlotte moved from her comfy condo to a rundown apartment building in a not very safe neighborhood after she sold off most of her stuff to give her sister money to run from her bad guy ex. When she moves in she meets her grumpy but sexy neighbor Jesse.
Jesse is an underground fighter who's working to,as far as he knows, pay off his late father's outstanding debts. When his new neighbor moves in he knows she won't stay long, she's just too sweet for the neighborhood. When Jesse fin ...more
Let me take a moment to cool myself down. And look, it's not just the smoking, dirty times (dirty being a rather debatable term) that are hot and heavy. It's the book. It's the heroine. It's the hero. It's everything!
Setting / Time / Genre: current
Series: Apparently it is or rather will be. The next one has a terrible title. Like wtf was Ms O'Keefe thinking? Something like the Hitman's Secret Baby or something.
Don't worry. I'll be waiti ...more
The first half of this gave me some strong Willing Victim by Cara McKenna vibes because of the awkward, shy, and doesn't quite have the confidence to know or address her sexual needs heroine and to ...more
But the more I think about it...I think I liked it.
H/h had lots of baggage, but somehow they were perfect for each other.
It was gritty, sexy, and surprising.
Underground illegal 'fight clubber' meets fledgling illustrator/ author in the seediest of neighborhoods..
I just might have to read the next book to find out more about Jesse and Charlotte. I'm rooting for their relationship and their personal success ...more
It was a mixed bag of intriguing plot, interesting characters, and good writing that amounted to a bunch of ho-hum. Primarily because the connection between the H/h never showed growth or spark. Their coming together was just weird as shit with no encourageable actions from either H/h to foster (or explain) their attachment.
Don't get me started on the semi-orgy. The H informs the h it ...more
I have an addiction to anything Molly O’Keefe. She brings an edgy style of writing and unique characters that are fresh and raw.
This book started off with a bang and never let up! Hot, on point, and deliciously steamy, you get everything Molly O’Keefe is known for in this read.
Fresh, raw, and very naughty characters that you end up falling for. Vulnerable and fierce, you can almost imagine yourself right there in the room with them.
The author has a fabulous ...more
I really enjoyed this book! Funny, sexy, sweet, and more than a little bit dirty, I fell in love with the characters and loved their back and forth, and the sizzling chemistry that became something so much more than they expected.
“You’re one of the most annoying things that’s ever happened to me.”
Charlotte has just moved from a comfortable life into a run-down apartment complex in a shitty part of town. Her twin sister is trying to escape from her dangerous boyfriend, so Charlotte ...more
Holy schmoly hotness!
For someone who isn't too much into erotica and kink (light kinky stuff here though, nothing heavy), I was surprised how well it worked for me. Besides, there's only one scene that I'd consider as slightly kinky. But it's definitely hot!
Charlotte has to move temporarily into a downtrodden apartment complex because her twin sister needed as much money as possible to get out of San Francisco; running away from her dangerous ex. So Charlotte sells her condo and moves i ...more
The premise sounded like something I wanted to read. No where did I see anything about the guy participating in M/F/M threesomes and sometimes choosing to be a voyeur to the orgies. When the girl is tired of the loud music and sex noises while trying to sleep, she ...more
I think this suffered from being a dual-POV that was told, in the vast majority of chapters, by the heroine. I could see why she was kind of all over the hot neighbor with some kink (nice kink by the way. I like), but I didn't really get what she had other than soft parts and lots of curls. Though there was a ...more
for putting this book under my radar. I loved this story and Jesse's dirty talk. He is my kind of dirty. I wish the book played out a little longer.
Charlotte is innocent, introverted, and smart. An illustrated artist. She sells her condo and to give the money to her twin sister to escape and go off the grid to hide from her boyfriend. She was now forced to move to An inexpensive apartment in Shady oaks.
Jesse, underground fighter, Moody. A little damaged, Keeps to hims
Hmmm... this was pretty good. There was a little bit of angst a lotta bit of steam and a bit of romance.
Due to some unfortunate events in her sisters life Charlotte has to downgrade her life and move into a shady neighborhood. She's a private person to begin with but protecting her sister has put her in danger so now she's even more on edge and skittish. Jesse is a jerky yet helpful neighbor, and Charlotte can't help but want to be around him. There's just something ...more
Only thing that I reaaaallly wish it had was some more of them. I ...more
I actually really enjoyed this. More than I thought I would.
While I would've preferred a little more character development, what we did have was still enjoyable.
I enjoyed the suspense of what Jesse and his family's secrets were and I liked seeing Charlotte grow out of her shell.
I'm hoping we can see something for Jack and Abby! ...more
Joint Review by Mandi & Tori
You always know you’re going to get a dark, gritty, sexy, angry and complicated romance when you pick up a M. O’Keefe book. Damaged men and women who carry more baggage than Samsonite reluctantly find one another and embark on a journey towards their redemption…if they’re brave enough to accept it. She doesn’t always offer her readers a HEA, but she does offer enough hope to assure readers the cou ...more
*** 3.75 Stars***
Why has it taken me this long to read Molly O’Keefe?!? One book and I’ve fallen in love with her writing style.
Review to come.
She published her first Harlequin romance at age 25 and hasn't looked back. She loves exploring every character's road towards happily ever ...more
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“I…uh…” Oh, this wasn’t hot anymore. This was just awkward, and I was so totally out of place with my flannel shirt and my socks and my hair back in a bun.
I was wearing fucking glasses. Who wears glasses to your neighbor’s orgy?”