Review: In His Keeping by Maya Banks (rom-susp)



Maya continues her suspenseful and steamy Slow Burn series 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.


This is 423 pages of a slow burn. Really I found myself skipping ahead several times. I normally love Maya Banks books but sometimes she gives you a book where is it feels like it’s dragging along at a snails pace. I really wanted her to get to the point. It’s like trying to listen to my father in law tell a story. He has to give you the background of everybody involved then the story, then the actual event is two minutes. But she we’ve it’s together to wear it all made sense in the end. 

The characters had good sex scenes. And the build up to maintain relationship is strong. I believe it will last a long time. 

Also she provided information for the whole story arc between the brothers and the family. So we get more information from what happened with their father. The plot thickens. 

So, overall I liked the book, didn’t love it. I may not read it again. But it was ok. Not the deviant naughtiness I am used to but it was a good reprieve.

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