Friday, January 9, 2015

In His Keeping (Slow Burn #2) by Maya Banks

I recently read and reviewed the first book in this series - Keep Me Safe - and really enjoyed it. It had been my first Maya Banks book and I knew it wouldn't be my last. In His Keeping was a miss for me. I had a hard time getting into this one for some reason. It may have been because I was struggling to figure out if this book was written in the future, which it didn't seem to be, or if there had been a big mistake in the beginning.

You see, in the first few chapters that are set are when Arial is a child. Right before we skip to, what I assume is modern time because nothing seems for futuristic during the book, the father is watching the new on his IPad --- 22 years before the story begins with Arial as an adult.

I did try to push this error aside and read the story for itself, but I never really felt that connection with the hero Beau that I would've liked.

Every book isn't for every person. Maya Banks writing style was still well written. I found no issues with that. Not liking this one book doesn't mean I don't want to read her again, because I do.

I'm choosing not to rate this book at this time, because I can't decide what I would rate it.

About the book

#1 bestselling author Maya Banks continues her suspenseful and steamy Slow Burn series with this second book—a twisting tale featuring a strong yet vulnerable heroine in danger and the sexy alpha hero who must save her.

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.

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