Saturday, February 8, 2014

Theirs to Keep by Maya Banks

Title: Theirs to Keep
Author: Maya Banks

Publisher: CreateSpace

Published Date: October 22, 2013

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When Cade Walker and Merrick Sullivan find Elle hiding in the cabinet of a gun store, they know they can’t just walk away from the fragile woman with no memory of who she is or who tried to kill her. Merrick is training for the title shot in the heavyweight division as a mixed martial artist and can’t afford distractions, but neither can he turn his back on the woman who tugs at his heartstrings. Elle feels safe with her two protectors, and the longer she spends with them, the more she realizes that she has no desire to remember her past. Not when it could compromise her future with Cade and Merrick. Cade has his own set of issues when it comes to Elle, and it quickly becomes clear to the two men that for the first time in their friendship, a woman is coming between them. But what if they just kept her there? Between them. Where she belongs.
My Thoughts:

Theirs to Keep, by Maya Banks, is the first book in the Tangled Hearts Trilogy.  Maya Banks is a New York Times Bestselling Author and has written over 60 books.  While reading Theirs to Keep it was easy to see that Banks is an accomplished author.  Her novel flowed exceptionally well, had memorable characters, and was very well written.

Theirs to Keep is a present day erotic novel with a mystery at its core.  Best friends Merrick and Cade stumble upon an amnesic and terrified young woman while checking out a breaking and entering security alarm.  Not only is the woman severally beaten, but she has gun shot wounds and refuses to go to the hospital or police station.  Not knowing what else to do, the men take her to their friend's medical practice.  Upon hearing every horrible thing that has been done to her, Merrick and Cade decide that they will take her under their wing until she remembers who she is.

The young woman believes her name to be Elle and is terrified of remembering the details of her attempted murder.  The only time she feels safe is when she is with Merrick and Cade.  The men become fiercely protective over Elle, and feelings of romance and love start to grow.  What will happen to Merrick and Cade's friendship if both fall in love with the same woman?  What will Elle do when she finds out how her protectors feel about her?  I guarantee that the decisions made are not what you would guess and will leave you with your mouth handing open!

The mystery surrounding Elle really held my interest.  At the end of Theirs to Keep Elle remembers the name of a town: Eden, Alabama.  She believes that this is either where she is from or where she was hurt.  With the help of Cade and Merrick, Elle plans to travel to Eden in order to uncover who she is and what happened to her.  This will all take place in the second book, Always Mine.  I look forward to watching the mystery unravel!

If you are looking for a fast paced read, Maya Banks' Theirs to Keep is a great option.  Keep in mind that this is an erotic romance novel with adult language.  I would love to hear what you think of it!

Maya Banks

*I have been provided a complimentary copy of the book, Theirs to Keep, for the purpose of review.*

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