Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Book Review and GIVEAWAY: Keep Me Safe, by Maya Banks (Slow Burn #1), ends 10/29

There was no limit to the possibilities and Ramie already knew the killer looked ... ordinary. Good-looking even. Neat and clean. Precise in his movements and meticulous in his dress.

Most women would find such a man harmless in appearance and would be liable to feel comfortable and at ease around him. He was, no doubt, charming and likeable.

What kind of world was it when such monsters lurked in seemingly benign waters?

Slow Burn is the newest Maya Banks series, and it's just as good as the others I have read by her. Similar to her other books, it will be a trilogy, as well, and the first book gets the series off to a good start; the other books will follow characters who exist in the same world as Caleb and Ramie.

Official synopsis:
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 story was very layered, so it kept me interested - I read most of it on the plane ride back from Atlanta this month. Ramie helps Caleb find his sister, Tori, and they start up a romantic relationship as well; however, she's being stalked by a predator who won't stop until he kills her. Caleb tries to protect Ramie, but the killer has a psychic connection into her mind; later, however, they figure out that Ramie can use this to enter the killer's mind, as well.

I would have given this 4 out of 5 stars, but the writing is a little cheesy / typical of the genre at times (erotica, so it's R-rated in scenes). Otherwise, however, it's a good story, and is worth a read.

3.5 stars out of 5.
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GIVEAWAY:

Enter via the Rafflecopter form below. 1 paperback copy of Keep Me Safe will be given away. Giveaway will end on Wednesday, October 29th at 11:59pm EST, and winner will be notified the next day via email and have 24 hours to respond, or an alternate winner will be chosen.

U.S. residents only, please.

Good luck!

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