I know I said I would post this review tomorrow, but I loved it too much to wait!! This is the first time I have reviewed one of Maya Banks’ books on the blog, and I’m so excited for the opportunity. I know most of you have read her books before. I did before I started blogging, but I never reviewed any on here. Sometimes I’m a bit late to the game, but better late than never, right?? I look forward to posting about more of her books in the future, especially after reading In his Keeping!! Leave a comment and let me know what books of her are your favorite. If I haven’t read it yet, I’ll go grab it now!! ~Wendy
About In His Keeping:
#1 bestselling author Maya Banks continues her suspenseful and steamy Slow Burn trilogy with this second book-a twisting tale featuring a strong yet vulnerable heroine in danger and the sexy alpha hero who must save her.
Abandoned as a baby to a young wealthy couple and raised in a world of privilege, Arial has no hint of her past or who she belonged to. Her only link lies in the one thing that sets her apart from everyone else—telekinetic powers. Protected by her adoptive parents and hidden from the public to keep her gift secret, Ari is raised in the lap of luxury, and isolation. That is, until someone begins threatening her life.
Beau Devereaux is no stranger to the strange. As the head of Deveraux Security, he’s more than familiar with the realities of physic powers. So when a family friend approaches him about protecting his daughter, he’s more than ready to jump on board. What Beau isn’t prepared for is the extent of his attraction to his beautiful and powerful client. What began as a simple assignment, just another job, quickly turns personal as Beau discovers he’ll do anything at all to protect Ari. Even if it costs him his life.
You know how when you’re in your car looking for an address, and you automatically turn the radio down so you can concentrate better?? (I don’t know why I do that, just that I do!!) That’s how it was with In His Keeping. About half way through it got so good that I had to turn off the music and close my door, so nothing would distract me. Talk about intense!!
In His Keeping is consistent Maya Banks awesome, with a touch of paranormal thrown in, to set it apart from the usual security firm romances. Beau and Ariel are a match to behold! Beau is intense and somewhat brooding, that is until he meets his match in Ariel. She tames him like no other…well, until someone messes with her, then watch your back!! Ariel goes from a sheltered, shrinking violet, to one tough, kick-ass, don’t piss her off kind of woman. Honestly, she’s totally awesome!! On top of adorable, they bring out the best in each other, and together, they are unstoppable. Put the two of them together, and there’s nothing they won’t do to save the people they love.
If you’re looking for a tale of mystery, suspense, and action, on top of a seriously sweet romance, and don’t mind shedding some tears, In His Keeping is for you!!
(In His Keeping can be read as a stand alone, but obviously, if you want the full experience, reading the series from the start is a great idea.)
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About Keep Me Safe (Slow Burn #1):
A sizzling story of a woman who risks her life and her heart to find a wealthy man’s missing sister—the first novel in a sexy new romantic suspense series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks
When Caleb Devereaux’s younger sister is kidnapped, this scion of a powerful and wealthy family turns to an unlikely source for help: a beautiful and sensitive woman with a gift for finding answers others cannot.
While Ramie can connect to victims and locate them by feeling their pain, her ability comes with a price. Every time she uses it, it costs her a piece of herself. Helping the infuriatingly attractive and impatient Caleb successfully find his sister nearly destroys her. Even though his sexual intensity draws her like a magnet, she needs to get as far away from him as she can.
Deeply remorseful for the pain he’s caused, Caleb is determined to make things right. But just when he thinks Ramie’s vanished forever, she reappears. She’s in trouble and she needs his help. Now, Caleb will risk everything to protect her—including his heart. .
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About Safe at Last (Slow Burn #3):
The third book in the beloved #1 bestselling author’s sexy, romantic suspense Slow Burn series…
They say young love doesn’t last, but a girl from the wrong side of the tracks with unique abilities and the hometown golden boy were determined to defy the odds. For Zack Covington, Anna-Grace—his “Gracie”—was the one. Until one night forever alters the course of their future, when a devastated Gracie disappears without a trace, leaving Zack to agonize over what happened to the girl he loved. As the years pass, his desperate efforts to find her uncovered nothing.
Now working for Devereaux Security, he stumbles across a painting featuring a special place only he and Gracie would know. The image is too perfectly rendered for it to be coincidence. His Gracie must be alive. When he finally tracks her down, he is shocked—and heart-broken—to discover the wounded shell of the girl he once knew and still loves. Her psychic gifts are gone, and worse, she believes he betrayed her all those years ago.
Zack has enemies, and once his weakness is discovered, Gracie becomes a target for revenge. He’ll have to save her before he can earn her trust and her love. And he vows they’ll never be torn apart again.
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