#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.
Author Maya Banks is a switch -up artist, no two Banks stories are ever alike. No greater example of her skill at original story telling is her newest release In His Keeping. This paranormal thriller hooked me quickly and kept me on the edge of my seat until its explosive conclusion
Arial has always known she was different, that to protect herself and her loving parents she needed to hide her telekinetic abilities. Her quiet sheltered life is quickly destroyed when one violent attack sets off a chain reaction of escalating danger. To protect herself she must turn to the only people her father told her to trust - the Devereaux brothers.
From the first moment Beau laid eyes on Arial, a primal need to protect her took control. Beau will use every resource in his arsenal to find those responsible for threatening Arial, even if that means sacrificing himself in the process.
What I Loved: In His Keeping took my breath away with it's non-stop action and exciting mystery. From the moment Arial is first found as a baby in chapter one, In His Keeping keeps up a steady pump of adrenaline that does not let up. Arial and Beau make great romantic foils, from her innocence and inner-strength to his ferocity and unwavering devotion. Though the story unfolds in a short span of time I totally bought their connection.
What I Didn't Love: In Keep Me Safe, the first book of the A Slow Burn Series, the Devereaux siblings came off as a united front. That close family was near existent in In His Keeping. Beau and his brother Cam have major tension while their other siblings, Tori and Quinn, are just briefly referenced. I believe the missing family connection impacted how much I connected to Beau.
"A distinctly, delicious feminine spark of mischief fired in the depths of those expressive eyes. And he knew in that instant he was in trouble. The kind a man didn't necessarily mind."
"He filled her. Not just her body. He completely and utterly filled her. Her heart. Her soul. He filled her with hope. With confidence. With the knowledge he wouldn't fail her. That he'd protect her from the outside world and would shelter her from the storms of life."
"Everywhere I am is where I want you to be."
In His Keeping is a pulse pounding paranormal romance. If you're new to the realm of paranormal reads, this would be a great jumping in point. Though In His Keeping is the second story in the A Slow Burn Series it can be read as a stand alone.
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