Sunday, November 13, 2016

KEPT by Maya Banks

Enforcers #3
Berkley Books, November 2016
Obtained via:  publisher
ISBN:  0425280675
ISBN13: 9780425280676
Romance/Lite BDSM

The third book in Maya Banks’ Enforcers series, KEPT, is a romantic story of redemption, loyalty and family.

An abusive childhood has made Silas one dangerous, demanding and loyal enforcer.  He lives his life in solitude, certain that he will never marry, have children and live a happily ever after because he has severe control issues.  Then she walks into one of his buildings and she changes everything.

Haley is following her father’s dying wish, attending a prestigious music school in New York City.  When her housing falls through at the last minute and with practically no money, she is desperate to find a place to stay that she can afford.  Then the perfect apartment suddenly becomes available.  When her mysterious landlord saves her life after a brutal attack, Haley’s life finally takes an upturn.  But Silas’ life comes with secrets and danger around every corner and Haley has very big trust issues.

Maya Banks’ third Enforcer story, KEPT, is full of angst and doubts.  Haley is very naïve about life in the city that doesn’t sleep and quickly finds herself in need of saving.  Silas is emotionally challenged and though he wants Haley in his life, he can’t imagine her wanting any part of his life.  Secrets, danger and misunderstandings abound in this love story.  And while the characters chemistry is off the charts hot, the actual storyline seemed to drag at points and the angst became a little overdone in places making the story somewhat predictable.  Still, there were handsome men aplenty, danger from all directions and a love that is set to endure.

Romance fans that like their heroes dark and dangerous with a soft gooey center are sure to enjoy KEPT.  Maya Banks knows how to pull her readers into her stories and feel their pain.  KEPT is no exception.

Reviewed by T. Barringer

"This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book."

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