Kept by Maya Banks – Katie’s Review

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Why I read it

I love Maya Banks and The Enforcers series!

What I rated it

4 stars

What it’s about

He can’t change who he is.

A horrific childhood has made Silas the man he is today: dangerous, distrustful and demanding. He’s lived in self-imposed solitude, convinced that no woman could ever accept his need for absolute control—in business and pleasure. That is, until a young violinist walks into one of his buildings and into his life.

She can’t change what she wants.

Hayley has been struggling to fulfill her father’s dying wish: for her to attend a prestigious music school in New York City. But even working multiple jobs, she can’t afford the tiniest of apartments. Seeing her hopeless and near tears, Silas vows to help and protect her, no matter the cost to himself. But when Hayley meets his every demand with unwavering acceptance and love, he is overwhelmed by her goodness and gentle spirit. He knows that the dark stain on his soul can never be erased—and rather than risk destroying the most beautiful person he’s ever experienced, he’ll have to do the hardest thing he’s ever had to do. Let her go. But he’s totally unprepared for the lengths to which Hayley will go to fight for his love and for a future brighter than the sun…

leaf dividerKatie’s Review

I have really enjoyed reading the Enforcers series from Maya Banks! Maya writes a good romantic suspense, and I always enjoy seeing where she is going to take the storyline next. Kept was one I thoroughly enjoyed, and I didn’t want to put it down!

Silas’s story has haunted me since the first book in the series, and my heart has hurt for him, not even knowing what his story is. In Kept, we get hints to his story along the way, but it isn’t until he opens up that the depth of his despair is brought out into the light.

Hayley is a young, naïve woman, struggling to get by. One generous moment of weakness on Silas’s part changes her future forever. My heart hurt for Hayley so many times!

Silas is fiercely loyal and protective of Hayley, but he is not immune to stupidity. Several times I wanted to reach through my Kindle and knock some sense into Silas and his noble but stupid decisions. Men like Silas want to protect what is theirs, but sometimes, they make that critical mistake of underestimating the strength of their women’s characters. I always love watching the push and pull between characters in books like this.

The relationship between Silas and Hayley is very precious. I have always been fascinated at the relationship between a Dominant and his submissive, and Maya is a master at portraying this beautiful relationship. The trust, the openness between the two makes a beautiful story, and I cannot wait to see them more in future books!

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