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Need You Now

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  109 ratings  ·  54 reviews
A sexy single dad fights for the woman he wants in the most emotional stand-alone romance you'll read this year.


I have loved Rosa since I met her in high school English, even though the odds have always been stacked against us. She is the child of criminals, resigned to a bleak future. I'm the heir to a successful construction company and am not afraid to go after wha
Kindle Edition, 217 pages
Published September 9th 2019
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Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-reads
Rosa and Marco, well, they broke my heart. They broke it when they were teenagers; they broke it when they were young adults trying to make life work; they broke it as the parents they are, trying to do what is best for their daughter.

Marco wants Rosa, only Rosa, and has since he first laid eyes on her in high school. He had her, but he lost her. He had her again for a brief shining moment, and then he lost her for years. He thought he’d have her again, but she rejected him, and then turned awa
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What do you want?” she asked, like she honestly didn’t know.
“What I’ve always wanted. What I’ll want for the rest of my life,” I told her with the same intensity I’d used to say my vows four years ago. “You.”

Man, but Molly O'Keefe know how to serve up some feels. This was another heartfelt standalone in the same world as The Debt series If you've read and remember the pregnant teenager that the group met in their foster home, than you're already familiar with the heroine. And if you
Sammy- Just Let Me Read
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Filled with angst and heart wrenching emotion, Need You Now is a truly unforgettable second chance love story. Molly O'Keefe blends fantastic writing with an emotionally compelling storyline in this tale of sacrifice, strength and unwavering love.

"We'd been a tragedy waiting to happen from the moment we met and it hadn't stopped me from falling deep in love with her."

I am a huge fan of The Debt series, and although this book is a standalone, it continues the story of the five teenagers whose
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**


It was too short for me to fully connect to the characters. Besides the one flashback chapter, the main characters aren't reunited until almost halfway down the story. If a second-chance romance is going to work, especially if the book is short, then I need the couple to be reunited about quarter into the story. The way they acted didn't really make sense to me, and it wasn't very believable. I didn't believe in their love and wasn't really rootin
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love a touching, emotional romance that you feel deep in your soul, but they rarely make me cry. This story though – good golly, Miss Molly, Rosa ruined me! She held my heart in her hands, from the very beginning with her time in a vile foster home and her horrible father and brother, and all the way through to the end of the book. She's strong and smart and determined, but the deck is stacked against her, and it’s no wonder she’s waiting for the other shoe to drop.

In an effort to avoid spoil
Molly O'keefe
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Hey everyone!! I am so excited to bring you Rosa's story! It's a complete standalone inside The Debt world (Tommy, Beth, Simon and Carissa at St. Jokes!) Keep reading for an excerpt!

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After four long years, I took her in like a man dying of thirst in the desert. Goddamn it, Rosa, I thought. Goddamn it. She was gorgeous, all tawny curves a
Sofia Lazaridou
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Need You Now is Molly O'Keefe 's newest stand-alone novel! The blurb sums up the story pretty well, but it leaves some of the dark elements of the story out, in order for the reader to find them and understand the situation our characters went through better. The genre of the book is second-chance romance, with a child been involved.

In case you are wondering (and I am sure many of you are), both characters were celibate during their separation. Rosa didn't have many opportunities considering th
The Book Lover
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
What a ride! it was full of angst and romance! this was a new author to me!.
Jennifer D.
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
So much emotion and angst surrounds Marco and Rosa's story. It pulled on my heartstrings the entire book. Nobody deserves a happy ending more than these two. Rosa was dealt a crap life and hoped to give her daughter more by staying away. Marco never gave up on them being a family and isn't going to let Rosa walk out of their life. Watching them find their way back to each other...😍

I haven't read the other books in this series but definitely plan to!
Jessica Alcazar
I’ve been thinking about this story for the last couple of days and the more I think about what I read, the more torn I become on how to rate it or review it.
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Stefan Eveline
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 4-stars-2019
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This is my first book read by Molly O'Keefe and I can't wait to read more from Molly.
This book Need you now is a second chance love story between Marco and Rosa, two people who have a daughter together.
Rosa had a rough life with her family and they didn't love her, they just used her. She meets Marco, a beautiful boy and she fell in love with him. Marco becomes her love, her home, and her safe place. She was forced to commit a felony by h
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This unique romance simply blew me away. Powerful, poignant and so incredibly emotional, this beautiful story kept me totally captivated, melted my heart and left me swooning. I loved Rosa and Marco. They were such an amazing couple and their story delivers almost more feels than one heart can take. As for the characters themselves, Marco made my heart ache. He came across as genuine and you could easily sympathize with his thoughts and feelings as he dealt with everything and fought for the wom ...more
Renee Entress
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 star

The story has pain, secrets, and heartbreak.

This is Rosa and Marco's story. Marco always knew he wanted Rose. She on the other hand never thought she deserved him. She had him once but lost him and her daughter. Now she is back but knows she will still have to stay away. Marco knows she is back, and he is determined that she be in their lives. He has always loved her, and he wants to make sure he can keep her forever.

There were times in this story I was completely confused and had questio
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Need You Now was wonderful. It's angsty, emotional and sexy. I loved Rosa's story. It was well worth the worth. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in the series.

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Jennie Fortna
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
ARC for honest review with no compensation

Need You Now by Molly O’Keefe is an emotional, heart wrenching, lots of tears, standalone, second chance romance helping to conquer the past and bring light and love to the future!!

Can’t wait for the next book...who will it be???
Sandy S
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Please Date September 9, 2019


I have loved Rosa since I met her in high school English, even though the odds have always been stacked against us. She is the child of criminals, resigned to a bleak future. I'm the heir to a successful construction company and am not afraid to go after what I want.

And I want Rosa. Always and forever.


I broke the law to make sure Marco got custody of our daughter, and I paid the price. But now that I'm out of jail, I'm terrified my ugl
3.5 stars

I love the intensity of Molly O’Keefe’s writing, and was really excited to dive into this one – a dramatic, sexy, heartfelt second chance romance between a still-very-much-in-love couple torn apart in unimaginable circumstances.

“I kept this place for you inside me … Every day. Every night.”

This book is a spin-off from The Debt series. I haven’t read those books, didn’t even know that they existed, or that this book was connected to it before I started, but I was quickly sucked into t
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-books, arc
I'm not sure I'll ever truly get enough of the St. Joke's crew. Each book emotionally-charged with the right amount of angst and hope. With Need You Now, we get the mysterious Rosa's story. The girl who single-handedly put in motion the means of escape from the evil Pastor and his wife who made the lives of Simon, Tommy, Beth, Carissa and Rosa a living hell. And like all her former 'classmates', I was just as curious as to what her life looked like now and if she found some semblance of happy af ...more
Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
Need You Now is a complete standalone inside The Debt world (Tommy, Beth, Simon, Rosa and Carissa at St. Jokes!) In the home of St. Judes or St. Jokes the five children live through unspeakable things and yet they all come out with a bond and owing a debt after one hellish night of escape.

This is the third story in The Debt series that features Rosa and her boyfriend Marco (Yes, I realize this is the 4th book, but I'll argue that the first two books was really 1 story since it was a duet). Of th
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary, arc
Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 9/10/19.

Rosa's story!

To be honest, I didn't look any further than the author's name (a Molly O'Keefe book? Yes, please!) when signing up to review this book. All I saw of the blurb were the words, "a sexy single dad" and I was going to read it. So it wasn't until I picked up the book to start reading that I realized it was set in the world of The Debt series and that the heroine was Rosa.

I might have squealed just a little.

Rosa's story was exactly what I'd
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: aug-2019


I’ve long been a fan of Molly O’Keefe’s passionate and atmospheric writing. The unique bond that ties her characters and moody edge to her stories compel me to keep reading whatever she decides to write.

Need You Now is a beautifully twisted tale of sacrifice and redemption and the lengthens one will go to for love. Torn apart by all that is unjust, Rosa & Macro battled to find their way back to one another with a journey that was both tragic & tense, but also so incredibly swe
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alpha-male, arc
Oh my word, I have no words for this book.

When I started this book, I felt like I was in the dark, like I missed a part of the story, but the more I read, the more I was intrigued and couldn't stop reading it.
Rosa... Man this chick had a hard life, she just couldn't get on her feet. But then she met Marco and she felt like her life made sense. She was in love and they had a plan, but her brother and father just couldn't leave it alone. And things just didn't work out the way she planned.
Now its
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m so happy to finally read Rosa’s story!

16 and pregnant, she handed them the weapon and walked out of the door sealing her fate. For her baby’s future she knew she had to make it out of “St. Joke’s” that night before everything hit the fan and, in the end, she was the only one to do time.

Fast forward four years and we find Rosa alone, on parole and hiding from both her past and her future. And because of her past, she knew there couldn’t be a future. No matter what she did her family would a
Keri Loves Books
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
He Saved Her Place

An emotional journey that takes you through losing everything you love to fighting to get it back. No sacrifice is too great, when love is the driving force.

They fell in love when she was only sixteen. Life happened and her past tore them apart. Their love would be tested.

It’s been four long years since they were torn apart. Marco wants the life they should have had. Rosa is trying to prevent her past from ruining what she sacrificed everything to protect, Marco and their daug
Melanie Cesa
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love a good second chance romance that fills me with emotions. Rosa touched my heart. This woman has been through so much, from an awful father and half-brother that I wasn’t sure she would ever be able to free herself from to a wretched foster home where I wasn’t sure there would be a light at the end of the tunnel for her. But through it all, her light was Marcos. I wasn’t sure how it was all going to come together, but Molly O’Keefe gives a story that is full of despair yet hope and love. T ...more
Lori ~ BF Bookies
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I thoroughly enjoyed this! So many feelings and emotions as the story unfolds. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.

I genuinely care for these characters.
Marco...*sigh*... could he be any more caring and loving and loyal and bossy and SEXY?!

He loved Rosa. So. Much.
But he was so angry with her.
He needed Rosa.
But he wanted to hate her.
But his love for her was fierce.
And I could feel it.

She did what she had to do. And it angered me, too. But the author wrote it perfectly to make m
Kari Hansen
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
As teenagers Marco and Rosa fell in love until Rosa finds herself pregnant and just trying to live through the horrendous group home she finds herself in. She will do anything to protect her child from the past she has endured and that means ensuring that her child ends up with Marco and she is prepared to go to jail to ensure that happens.

Four years later she is released from jail and Marco believes that they can be finally be the family they were always destined to be however Rosa believes the
Reva Parks
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When you use up a box of kleenex reading a book without stop for nine hours, you know that book honestly rates twice five stars. What a heart-twister: Marco and Rosa's love match was thwarted by teenage mistakes including Rosa getting pregnant at sixteen, being forced into grand theft auto by her no-good father, and then being sent to a juvenile home where terrible abuse was going on. When she plans a 24-hour escape in order to make sure Marco gets custody of their baby, the four other 'guests' ...more
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a standalone story but is also part of The Debt series. Rosa has a terrible homelife, her mother is dead, her father and brother are criminals and they deep dragging her into their criminal world. The only good part of her life is Marco, her high school sweetheart and father of her unborn child. Marco is the heir to a construction company and madly in love with Rosa. In order to make sure her father never gets custody of her unborn child, Rosa breaks out of St. Judes, a home for deliquen ...more
Stephanie Ditmore
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have not read the Debt Series, but I will after reading this book. Marco and Rosa will pull you into their story and wrap you up in heartbreak, angst and you will feel like you are right there with them through all their struggles. All Rosa wanted was to give her daughter a fighting chance, more than she ever got and that would mean she had to stay away, but Marco won’t have it, he needs her and so does her daughter and he will fight to the end for his family. You will feel for Rosa and all sh ...more
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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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“I don’t want to love you,” he said.
“I know.”
“Half the time I hate you.”
“I know.”
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