By Maya Banks
From the author of Mastered and Dominated comes the third of the Enforcers novels. Kept is 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.
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…Synopsis Here
As a reader of books 1 & 2 of The Enforcers Series, you knew the story on Silas would be amazing and it was everything and so much more. His private personal story was riveting as was the tug of emotions for his responsibility to his brothers, Drake & Evangeline. Ultimately though this story is about one innocent woman Hayley and the rough journey of love they travel, it is brutal, ugly, emotional but just so passionate and fulfilling.
I did not think any story would beat Drake and Evangeline but Silas and Hayley delivers an incredibly emotional, heart breaking read that does give you a HEA but after a tough road. I actually read Mastered and Dominated before I picked up Kept as I wanted to return to these men who are their own family.
Kept had my eyes welling in tears at so many scenes, I had to take a deep breathe and will Hayley on to continue to be the independent woman I knew she was. Hayley, she was such a strong female character, not physically strong like Silas but an emotional warrior delivered to save him from the loneliness and to give him peace.
Another character in this story who stepped up was Maddox, I know this series is only supposed to be 3 books but I am begging in this review to Maya to pretty please give these other men their love stories. Considering we did not get to meet Drake and Angeline’s baby daughter I have all my fingers crossed that another book is in the works.
This whole series is on my “to be read again” shelf – fantastic action, suspense, drama and ultimately beautiful dominating all encompassing love. The Enforcers have joined the KGI men – Maya sure knows how to create men that are simply special.
Kept (The Enforcers #3)
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