Monday, June 1, 2015

Keep Me Safe - Maya Banks

Today's review is actually of a book I recently borrowed from the library. Keep Me Safe was published in October 2014.

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....

Elizabeth's Review

3.5 Stars

In Keep Me Safe we meet Caleb and Ramie first when he desperately needs her help. He forces the issue, saves his sister, and discovers that doing so costs Ramie a huge physical and emotional cost.
They come together a year later, a year that Ramie has spent running from a bad guy that she failed to catch and who is using her physic gift against her. Ramie is desperate and turns to the only person she can think of, Caleb, for help.
The story that follows of Caleb and Ramie trying to stop the bad guy is intriguing and has exciting twists and turns. I found that story enthralling and had at least one “Oh my God, did that really just happen” moment. That story by itself would have been a 4 star or higher story.
The romantic relationship between Caleb and Ramie fell flat for me. It seemed believable that they would have an instant attraction especially given Ramie’s physic gifts. Ramie feeling safe with and the calming effect Caleb had on her even seemed believable given that he is the first person in a long time that she can touch without being overwhelmed. What seemed odd to me was how quickly the attraction and comfort progressed passed a sexual relationship to love. The quick profession of love also seemed a little out of character for the way Caleb’s character had been described.
I definitely enjoyed Keep Me Safe and look forward to reading the other books in the series.

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