Blog Tour: Kept by Maya Banks


KEPT
The Enforcers #3
Author: Maya Banks
Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Erotica
Released: October 25, 2016
Review Source: Berkley

From the author of Mastered and Dominated comes the third Enforcers novel—the searing story of a woman who finds sanctuary in surrender...

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...

Haley has been struggling to fulfill her father’s dying wish: to attend a prestigious music school in New York City. But even working two 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 Haley 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 thing he's ever experienced, he knows he'll have to do the hardest thing he's ever had to face. Let her go. But he's totally unprepared for the lengths Haley will go to fight for his love and a future brighter than the sun...



Maya Banks delivers once again in the incredible Enforcer series.  She takes you on an amazing journey in Kept!!

The story starts out with the heroine, Haley, trying to pursue her dreams by going to a prestigious school and becoming a musician.  It was her father's last wish for her.  Haley deals with struggle after struggle trying to fulfil this wish.  Her father was scammed by an insurance company leaving Haley without any money.  In walks Silas that is drawn to Haley's innocence immediately.  He desires to protect her above all else.

I was so excited to read this book.  In this book we get to see Silas fight through some personal demons from his horrible childhood.  He is Drake's number 2 and we me him in book 1 and 2 of the Enforcer series.  He never felt worthy of love but Haley finds a way to break down his barriers.  Silas is such a rough, alpha, his rules only type of man and Haley is a sweet, innocent, naive girl.  Silas has an intense need to protect her.  Their chemistry is undeniable!!

I'm rating this book 4 stars because it was a great story.  I was able to read it quickly and it was a very emotional, intense read but I did feel it was very similar to books 1 and 2.  I definitely recommend this sexy book!



Excerpt


Hayley sank further into the heated seat of the luxurious car as they sailed through traffic, and she smiled,

unable to believe her good fortune. How fast things changed and how quickly she’d gone from

desperation and resignation to excitement and optimism about her future.

Tears glittered and clung to her eyelashes.

I’m going to make it, Dad. Just like I promised. I’ve found a place I can afford to rent. I can continue

school like you and Mom wanted. One day you’ll see me playing with a prestigious symphony. This is all

for you, Dad. For all you sacrificed for me. I only wish you were here to see me the first time I play with a

symphony.

A fierce ache besieged her chest and she rubbed, blinking furiously to rid herself of the tears that

burned her eyes. It was hard to accept that her biggest—only—supporter was gone. First her mom, whom

she’d lost when she was but a child, but Hayley still clung to the fleeting memories she had of her mother.

Every time she looked in the mirror she saw her mother’s face. As her father often fondly remarked, she

was the picture of her mother.

It was bad enough to lose one parent. Why did she have to lose both? The only two people she had in

the world?

She leaned forward in the seat when she saw that they were approaching the street where her current

residence was located.

“You can let me off at the corner,” she said to the driver, who hadn’t uttered a single word during the

ride. “I’ll walk from there. It’s not far and the rain has stopped.”

The man glanced in the rearview mirror, obviously staring intently at her, though she couldn’t see his

eyes behind the shades he wore despite the overcast day.

“I would feel better if I dropped you in front of your building,” the man said, surprising her with the

firmness of his statement.

Hayley smiled. “No, it’s okay, truly. I’d like to walk so I can clear my head. It’s been an eventful

morning.”

His lips tightened but he didn’t argue further as he pulled to the corner and glided to a halt. When she

would have opened her door to duck out, he sent her a look of reprimand that froze her in her tracks. He

got out and unhurriedly stepped around the car to open the passenger door not facing the street.

She smiled at him again, ruefully this time, and offered her thanks, squeezing the hand he’d offered

to help her out. To her shock, the staid, somber man’s lips turned into a semblance of a smile, only the

corners slightly tipping up.

“It was my pleasure,” he offered formally before once more returning to the driver’s seat.

Seconds later the car melted away into traffic and Hayley turned to walk the half block to her

apartment, shaking her head at the most unexpected turn of events the day had offered.

Posted by arrangement with Berkley, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin

Random House Company. Copyright © Maya Banks, 2016.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today and international bestselling author of over 50 novels. A wife and mother of three, she lives in Texas.

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