Friday, October 10, 2014

Review & Giveaway | "Keep Me Safe" by Maya Banks

Keep Me Safe by Maya Banks
Adult Romance published October 8, 2014
William Morrow Paperbacks
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Synopsis from Goodreads:

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. . . .
My Thoughts...
If you have followed this blog for very long then you know how many of Maya's books I have read and reviewed.  I have liked, if not loved, most of them, but this book was absolutely my favorite of all of hers that I have read so far.  Here is why I loved it so much: it's a complete departure from the last couple of her series that I have read, it wasn't just another romance story and it had a excellent plot line.  

Ramie has a psychic ability that allows her to help find kidnap victims.  When Caleb tracks her down to help find his missing sister he has no idea what actually happens to Ramie when she connects to the victims.  He's shocked and horrified with himself when he sees what happens to her.  He leaves her to go back to his family, but he vows that he will make it up to her someday.  That day comes just over a year later when Ramie desperately needs someone to protect her.  Caleb Devereaux is a very wealthy man.  When he and his brothers found their sister they started a Security company that would ensure that no one was able to harm his family again.  He has been looking for Ramie for the last year, but she's managed to stay off the grid.  The minute he gets her troubled call he's prepared to do whatever he needs to do to keep her safe.

This story is full of suspense and kept me hooked to the very last page.  It was a quick read for me but that could be just because I didn't want to put it down!  I thought the characters were well done and while I did think they could have used a little more time to get to know each other, it wasn't totally unbelievable that they would have feelings for each other so quickly.  I think that Caleb had feelings for Ramie right off when she unwilling helped him find Tori.  I felt like he was kind of pining for her that whole year he was looking for her.  I think Ramie felt safe with him and it was inevitable that she would fall in love with him quickly.

I will admit that after some of the reading I've been doing for school, this was a little harder for me to read.  Not because I didn't like the story, but because it's not exactly the type of writing I have been reading lately.  I am becoming more critical of writing because of the way I am having to dissect books for one of my classes and that makes it a little harder to just sit and enjoy these types of books that I read "for fun".  I did love the story though and I can't wait for the other 2 books in the series to come out!  This is an adult book so there are some pretty intense and steamy love scenes.  If you are a fan of Maya's work, the scenes in this book are a lot more tame that what I have seen in the past, but they are still very sexy.  This book is also has a serial killer in it so there are some pretty dark scenes as well.

XOXO, Shelly

*Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for my honest review.*

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