Thursday, February 12, 2015

In His Keeping (A Slow Burn Novel, #2) by Maya Banks (Review)

#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.


I am loving the Slow Burn series by Maya Banks.  The first book kept me on my toes with the events that transpired and In His Keeping did the same.

In His Keeping we are introduced to Arial Rochester, who was abandoned as a baby on the doorstep of a very wealthy family who weren't able to have children of their own.  Arial (a/k/a Ari) was left to be raised by the Gavin and Ginger Rochester 
with nothing but a note and two stuffed animals.  Gavin and Ginger loved and raised Ari as their own.  As Ari got a little older unexplainable things began to be happen.  Ari's parents became aware that their daughter had telekinetic powers, they vowed to protect her.  No one could no about them for her own safety, therefore, Ari grew up very isolated and secluded from the world.  

At an early age, it was drilled into Ari's head, that no one could know about her powers.   She had to learn how to control them.  After keeping her powers a secret, one day changed everything.   Never tell.  Never use.  Never reveal.

Ari was always told if for some reason her father was not there to protect her, she was to turn to Caleb and Beau Deveraux.  So when trouble strikes, Ari finds herself at the office of Deveraux Security.

When Beau looks up from his desk and sees a woman in his lobby, he interest is piqued. When asked to remove her sunglasses, he recognizes those eyes.  he knows who those eyes belong to, Arial Rochester.  When asked to help her with her situation and offer her protection, Beau accepts.  Beau has a rule, never get personal with a client, but something about Ari draws him to her.   He finds himself attracted to her.  Not knowing what he was getting involved with, he vows to protect her.  

Someone is out to get Ari.  They will stop at nothing to get her.  Ari's father, Gavin trusted Caleb and Beau, so Ari has no choice but to trust him as well.   When Beau sees the severity of the danger that Ari is in, he will stop at nothing to protect her... to keep her alive.   Beau has never been felt this way about a client, yet he can't stop the way he feels for Ari.    Can he keep her safe?  

As the two spend time with each other, sparks fly.  The chemistry between the two is evident. Beau can't stay away form her.  He is a total alpha male, possessive, protective and sexy as sin.  Ari is a little vixen and has no problem telling Beau what she wants.  Can the two of then trust each other?  Can Beau love Ari as she is?   
 “You may have instigated and you may have had to talk me into this, but that’s the extent of your control.  This is my show now and I’m going to take my sweet time showing you just how much I want you.  Which means we do things my way.” ~ Beau

There are several twists and turns in this story.  This is a great love story where both Ari and Beau will stop at nothing to protect the ones they love.  Even if it means risking their own lives in the process.   

I absolutely LOVE this series.  I cannot wait to get the next installment in this series.

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