Keep Me Safe
Slow Burn # 1
By: Maya Banks
Releasing October 7th, 2014
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 do risk everything to protect her—including his heart. . . .
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Ok maybe throw in another half a coffee bean in there… or a shot… because the story plot was intriguing and interesting..
Ramie St. Claire has a great gift… NO! an awful gift… she is a psychic with a 100% success rate in finding people after they have been kidnapped. Problem is when she ‘locates’ them she forms a link to the kidnapper and the victim. As you can imagine with that comes EXPERIENCING everything first hand as it happens to the victim.
NOW she is on the run because she formed a link that she can’t shake off. She is now STALKED & HUNTED. Just a few centimeters ahead of her tormenter.
Having old school money Caleb Devereaux uses it to track her down to help track down his sister who has been kidnapped with no ransom demanded. To save her life he FORCES Ramie to locate her. After seeing what it does to her he unfortunately has to leave her in her state to get to his sister. Upon safe retrieval he returns to Ramie only to find her hiding hole abandoned and no way to track her again.
In effort to absolve his GUILT he forms a security company to keep his sister safe and his younger brothers… but his mind is always of Ramie and what he forced her to do. What he forced her to experience. GUILT. GUILT. GUILT…
After a very close call Ramie heartbroken and nowhere to run for safety seeks Caleb and demand he owes her protection. But oooh silly girl she doesn’t need to DEMAND… their attraction is already felt. Caleb’s overprotective genes making it harder for him to think. His knuckled elongating to the floor… dragging on it if he is not beating on this chest protecting Ramie from EVERYONE even his hostile family members.
Unfortunately, I felt like the book could have been reduced in length and would have had been a powerful book then. But there was an awful lot of angst and self deprecating feelings from both MCs… where it could have focused more on establishing secondary characters it spent time wallowing in “ I’m no good for you… you are too good… I’m so weak… I don’t deserve you…”-land… but then again this also solidified in how we are to perceive the heroine. Who WOULDN’T be like that when their mind is not their own and they had no home.
Ultimately, I just want to hug the poor girl and kiss Caleb all over…
Overall I wasn’t too overly impressed with the beginning of this series but I WILL give this series another go. After all we all deserve a second chance.
About Maya Banks
Maya Banks is a #1 USA Today and New York Times bestselling author whose chart toppers have included erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, Scottish historical romances. She is the author of the Breathless Trilogy, the KGI novels, the Sweet series, and the Colters Legacy novels.
She lives in the South with her husband and three children and other assorted babies, such as her two Bengal kitties and a Calico who’s been with her as long as her youngest child. She’s an avid reader of romance and loves to dish books with her fans and anyone else who’ll listen! She very much enjoys interacting with her readers on Facebook and Twitter as well as in her Yahoo! Group.
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