Friday, February 6, 2015

In His Keeping by Maya Banks


Title: In His Keeping
Author: Maya Banks

Publisher: Avon

Published Date: January 27, 2015

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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.

My Thoughts:

In His Keeping, by Maya Banks, is the second novel in her Slow Burn series. This novel captivated me from the moment I started reading it. The Slow Burn books are in a different category from the kind of novel I am used to reading from Banks. Don't get me wrong, there is still plenty of steamy romance, but there are also a few added characteristics such as the books are suspenseful thrillers with psychic elements.

The series centers on the adult Devereaux children. The first book in this series is Keep Me Safe. Here we are introduced to the Devereaux family when the youngest sister, Tori, is kidnapped. Her brother Caleb seeks out psychic Ramie to help locate her. What follows is a suspenseful love story that has a happy ending after many tragic twists and turns. My review of this book can be found at:

In His Keeping picks up soon after Keep Me Safe ends.  This novel centers around Beau, another Devereaux brother, and Arial, a young woman with abnormal telekinetic powers. When her parents are kidnapped Arial has nowhere to turn and asks Beau for help.  What happens next is anything but a smooth ride. The clock is ticking as Beau's security team works to locate Arial's parents along with trying to keep her safe. This is no small deed!  However, what neither Arial nor Beau anticipated was falling in love.

In His Keeping is the most vivid and unforgettable novel I have read in a while. To say I loved it would be putting it mildly. Maya Banks was able to craftily weave a story full of romance, suspense, excitement, and a kick ass female heroine. It is not often that I get to read about a woman saving the day; however Arial is not one to be crossed. If you mess with those she loves you are done for. I loved watching Arial discover the scope and magnitude of her powers. Arial reminded me of a superhero with her powers and heart of gold. She could have easily fit in to the world of X-Men. Banks was able to write with such clarity and description that I could see every event unfolding in my mind. She painted wonderful pictures.

Maya Banks' In His Keeping is an exciting new novel that I wholeheartedly recommend. Get ready for your heart to pound, both from the steamy love scenes and the nonstop action. I am already counting down until June, when the third novel, Safe At Last, is released. If you haven't started Banks' Slow Burn series then you need to run, not walk, to your nearest bookstore or quickly grab your Kindle! You don't want to miss a second of this series!

Maya Banks
*I have been provided a complimentary copy of the book, In His Keeping, for the purpose of review.*

1 comment:

  1. I didn't realize that Maya Banks had books with a paranormal-esque feel to the them.