Kept (The Enforcers #3)

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Genre: Adult Contemporary

Print Length: 368 pages

Series: Enforcers #3

Publisher: Berkley

Publication Date: October 25, 2016

Characters: Silas, Haley


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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…

Kept is 368 of pure madness. Madness to the point that it didn’t come anywhere close to the greatness of Master and Dominant. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed Kept. However, not as much as I enjoyed the other two before. Even though, this is book three in The Enforcers Series, Kept can assuredly be read as a standalone. But since prior characters makes an appearance and since Drake’s behavior makes a huge point on how this story panned out. I think it would be helpfully to read this series in order.

Silas was Drakes’ right hand man. So, if anyone should guard Drake’s wife and unborn child, Silas ranks right on the top of the list. Silas didn’t have any problems doing his job, and since he loves Evangeline like a sister, it wasn’t a huge problem. However, all of that changed when Hayley arrives in his life.

Hayley, now this poor soul…Life…just loved messing with her. Before her father died, he only had one request that Hayley goes and fulfill her dream of attending a prestigious music school in New York City. When her father dies alone, she carried the guilt of not being at his bedside. But that is not the only thing, her father also was swindled. Her father purchase life insurance thinking that he was leaving something behind for his daughter, just to turn out that the policy was written to where the company didn’t have to payout on it. Leaving Hayley struggling to make ends meet. And to make matters worse, she now doesn’t have anywhere to stay, the couple she was house sitting for has come back early than anticipated, leaving Hayley to scramble to find a place.

Not to say that Hayley life is any more difficult than anyone else, but I think she deserved to complain. This woman could get a break, she couldn’t solve one problem, before another one pops up. Some would say that is life. If my life was anything like Hayley, I would have given up long time ago.

This is the reason why I enjoyed Kept, even though it wasn’t on par with the other books. With Kept I felt Haley’s pain every time she had to overcome obstacles that life decided to throw her way.

I can’t wait to read the next book in The Enforcers Series. I hope that Maya Banks feels that all the other Enforcers deserve their story told.

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