Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Keep Me Safe (A Slow Burn Novel, #1) by Maya Banks


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 risk everything to protect her—including his heart. . . .


This was my first book that I have read by Maya Banks.  I have to say, I am now a NEW HUGE fan of hers.  When approached by the publisher to review this series, I wasn't quite sure what to expect.  I agreed to read the series without even reading the blurb, so I went in blind; which I happen to do sometimes.

From the first page to the last page, Maya had my full attention.  With each turn of the page I found myself more engrossed with the story line and the characters.  Keeping Me Safe was thrilling and exciting.

Caleb Deveraux needed help when his youngest sister was kidnapped, so he turns to Ramie, who can connect with the victims.  Caleb knows her abilities but never knew at what cost they came at.  Each time Ramie connects with the victims, she sees the pain that they are enduring.  She feels the pain that they are going through.  Not just emotionally, but physically.

After seeing what Ramie experiences when reliving the torment that his sister, Tori went through, Caleb is stricken with guilt.  Guilt that is eating him alive.  But if given the opportunity to do it again to save his sister, he would have went to Ramie without thinking twice.

Ramie had fallen off the face of the earth, not wanting to be found.  She herself is dealing with a crisis of her own.  So when Caleb shows up at her door, unannounced and  unwanted she herself becomes a target again.  If Caleb found her.  He will find her.

When Ramie finds herself in trouble, she turns to the one person who she thinks can help her... Caleb.  Caleb owes Ramie.   The two of them have a connection that can't be explained. Caleb feels for Ramie in a way that he has never felt before.  Will he express his feelings to Ramie?  Can Ramie forgive him for forcing her to help him a year ago?  Can she trust Caleb? Will their pasts hinder their future?  Can Caleb accept Ramie for who she is?  

Love comes at a cost, is Ramie willing to open up to Caleb.  Will she trust Caleb?  Will Caleb be able to protect Ramie?  Keep Me Safe is a riveting tale of two souls bound together by one incident.  Caleb owed Ramie more than she would ever know.  Caleb vows to live the rest of his life to protect Ramie, to keep her safe... from anyone, including himself if he has to.

I HIGHLY recommend Keep Me Safe.  It is a book that you will NOT be able to put down once you start it.  I wanted to know what would happen next.  What this couple would endure?  Whether they would be able to get past it.  Whether Ramie could break the hold to her past.  I definitely look forward to reading the rest of this series.  Did I mention, that Caleb has two HOT brothers, Beau and Quinn.  Oh yeah.  I may have forgot to mention that.....

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