In His Keeping
Slow Burn, #2
by Maya Banks
#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 Devereaux 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.
Another phenomenal book in the slow burn series! It had some romance, steamy sex, a bit of paranormal, and suspense. I was glued to it from beginning to end and easily got immersed in the world of Arial and Beau.
Beau and Arial (Ari) meet under intense circumstances. She’s running for her life and also in need of help for her parents. Soon they’re in the thick of things together and sparks fly. They have an instant connection but Beau fights it and Ari and confused. As things get heated up (both in and out of the bedroom) and the stakes get higher, they start to realize their feelings. The chemistry between these two is hot yet also sweet. They’re both protective of each other. I also loved the group of people they have surrounding them. They are a great support group.
The story line was fantastic. It had me enthralled and on the edge of my seat in anticipation of what would happen next. The scenes transition smoothly and it was a very easy read. I didn’t have any problems getting into the story and actually found it very easy to see the situations through the characters’ point-of-view. This was an excellent story and I look forward to more books in the slow burn series. 5 out of 5 palm trees!!!
Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 50 novels. A wife and mother of three, she lives in Texas. Visit her website at www.mayabanks.com.