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. . . .
Type: Romantic Suspense-Paranormal-Psychics
Heat:3 out of 5
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Keep Me Safe. I liked it. I really did. It was an exciting psychic based romantic suspense that got my blood pumping as the hunted becomes the hunter and a killer is brought down by the woman he's determined to get into his clutches. Psychics in romance are always intriguing to me and seriously I was ALL over this one. A good psychic is being hunted by a crazed psychic that has been out to get her since she helped the police save one of his victims and that has formed a mental connection with her that lets him basically stalk her. Ack! Yes, I was totally in on that!
Then there's Caleb. Well he can be a jerk and hurts Ramie something fierce when they first met without knowing but he does everything he can to make up for what he's done. He's passionate and cares deeply for those around him. And once he's set his mind to something...he's going to make it happen. I really liked him in the end even with some way alpha male moments.
The secondary characters tested my nerves a bit. Caleb's siblings could be down right assholes towards Ramie which made me want to slap some people. The team working with them I was liking though and even the siblings in the end were edging closer to my happy side. It'll be interesting to see if I'll be able to like them as they get books.
"If something happens to you I couldn't bear it, Caleb. I've ever loved anyone before and I have to tell you it sucks."[editing to add] Was just talking to Sophia about character behavior and current behavior being justified sometimes because of what they've gone through in the past and it kind of made me think on this one and the insta-love aspect on the heroine's part. And it kind of makes sense to me in a way. She's spent her entire life on her own with absolutely no one caring about her then suddenly has a man that is interested and wants to take care of her. I can see how a bond could form pretty quickly under that circumstance. I still don't love that kind of insta-set up but maybe seeing how it could happen here a little better.
He laughed softly at her mournful tone and then he gathered her up in his arms, squeezing her tightly against him. He kissed the top of her head, smiling against her hair.
"I agree. It totally sucks," he said, still grinning.
Keep Me Safe was an interesting start to the series and has me curious what will happen next. While it wasn't a perfect read it was entertaining and kept me interested which, you know, is what it's all about. It's not going to be the read for everyone but for those who like psychic based romances and can overlook some insta-love in exchange for a creeptastic storyline and a sweet romance it's worth the read for sure.
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