Keeping Her by Kelly Lucille
Series: Keeping Her #1
Also in this series: At One's Pleasure, Marrying Her, Loving Her
Published by Kelly Morrow on July 11th 2013
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A Contemporary Erotic Romance with a shape shifting Alpha Male trained as a Navy SEAL and the short curvaceous artist who drives him crazy. At 28, Clytie Persephone Jones has reinvented herself into exactly what she wants to be. She changed her name, put herself through school, and is taking chances on a risky art career. She’s not looking for marriage; she doesn’t need anyone to run her life for her. What she yearns for is passion. She wants to burn under a man’s touch. A lukewarm simmer won’t cut it. She’s holding out for the real thing. Demon is a Wolf Shifter. A seven-foot tall x-Navy SEAL, with no name but his call sign. Banding together with other outcast shifters and rogues for safety and the first real brotherhood he has known, he asks for nothing in life but the protection and solvency of his self-made “pack.” Neither of them expects the connection that flares so fast between them. Clytie wants time to get to know him. Demon figures he’ll just bring her right home into his bed and keep her there. Can she deal with both the reality of an Alpha shape-shifter and the danger presented by Demons past? This title contains explicit sex.
I love it when I find a new series that has quirky heroines with some growly alphas and I think I may have just stumbled upon one. There was definitely some laugh out loud moments but I did catch myself rolling my eyes, but I had so much fun I ignored that.
“Now remember Demon, repeat the mantra, ‘I am dangerous, I am tough. I have a scary tattoo on my neck.’ In no time at all, everyone will believe it.”
Clytie was off the wall fun. Her first meeting with Demon and how she handled his expectations on how she would react to his overly tall, scarred and scary appearance had me in stitches. They way she dealt with all the zaniness when she hooked up with Demon and his friends kept me guessing what she would say next and laughing whenever she opened her mouth. Clytie’s family history was another thing altogether, both heartbreaking and anger inducing. Her family was a nasty and judgemental group that she was on the outs with for a very good reason.
“All right.” He froze. “What?” “All right.” “All right, what?” “All right. I’ll move in with you.” “All right, you’ll move in with me and call me master?” She snorted out a laugh. “Nice try.”
Demon was gruff, mean, growly, alpha protective, and hilarious all rolled up into a seven foot tall, scarred, hot package. My favorite kind of H. Yes, there was definitely way too much insta-love going on and the fast pace of the move in was absolutely ridiculous, but it’s a shifter book so I can give some grace on that. Demon had his own family issues that required a bit more action than an attitude adjustment. Thank goodness our seven-foot tall alpha monster can dish out some serious but sometimes gruesome whoop-ass.
Not only did I really enjoy Clytie and Demon, but I loved the Lionsgate pack as a whole. Ben and Mac who share a compound with Demon, were especially endearing and I can’t wait to read their story. I have high hopes for this series and can’t wait to dive into the next one.
Rating: 4 Off the Wall Stars
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