Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Review: Kept

Title - Kept
Author - Shawntelle Madison
Series or Standalone - Book 2 in the Coveted Series
Genre - Urban Fantasy Werewolves
Publication Expected Publication November 27th 2012
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Fresh from defending her pack in battle, Natalya Stravinsky, a whip-smart werewolf with a lovable neurotic streak, wants a little rest and relaxation. Once an outcast, she’s now eager to rejoin the ranks of her New Jersey pack, and has even gotten a handle on her obsessive urge to hoard holiday ornaments. Yet Nat barely has time to revel in her progress before the next crisis comes howling at her door.

Nat’s father has suddenly gone missing, captured by the Russian werewolf mafia. And as Nat steps up to save her dad from a mob boss’s deadly game, two men step in to play another round for her heart: her gorgeous alpha ex-boyfriend, Thorn, and her new flame, the sweetly sensitive wizard Nick. With her life growing more harried by the minute, Nat must stay cool, calm, and collected . . . or else risk losing everything.

Opening Teaser 

Of all the things I had to face that day, the prospect of sticking my hand down someone else's pants as part of my Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, just didn't seem right. Mind you, no one was wearing those filthy pants, but even a gal in therapy should have limits. Today anyway. 

According to my therapist, I'd somehow give in to my obsessive- compulsive behaviors less often if I occasionally went out of my comfort zone. Still, in my opinion, my current assignment wouldn't help me that much. 

I received Kept in return for an honest review from Edelweiss. Nat's back and this time she's getting ready for a test that if she passes will let her back in the pack but her father is missing. With the help of her brother they team up to find out what their mother knows, and learn that their dad has taken off to take care of his moon debt. However he's been missing and her mom is really upset, so they take off after him. Yet Nat doesn't feel right taking Alex since his baby is due to be born and attempts to make a dash with him to take care of it on her own. 

Yet Alex and now Thorn catch up with her before she can get to Atlantic city to find her dad. Alex is one thing but having Thorn along is more than a girl can handle especially when it's hands off. After getting the information they need from the Russian werewolf Alex heads for home and the pair set off to see if they can find Nat's dad. 

When Nat and Thorn show up at the goblins place they learn it was a trap to catch them and use Nat to get her father to finish the moon debt. Upon returning to the Russian werewolf they find Nat's dad and he's in bad shape refusing to kill someone he used to be friends with. Nat trying to save her father accepts the moon debt, sending her on a mission to deliver cargo in twenty four hours but on the drive she is attacked my Imps. Thankfully she calls in Nick her white wizard friend, Abby a muse, and Heidi a mermaid to help her deliver the cargo. However what should be easy isn't when they are being attacked by imps and chased by dark elves, and that's just to start. Not only does Nat have to worry about saving her family she has the added stress of the upcoming trial that will give her the chance at becoming part of the pack. Will Nat be able to save her family? Will she join the pack?

I can't say enough how much I love Nat she's a great character.  Everything about her is so well created she's so likable I just love reading her stories. I feel like Nat has grown a lot as a character since the first book. This book just draws you in right from the start it's full of action, mystery, a little romance and a very special werewolf. I love the use of the different supernatural characters in the book they just add to the story-line. I really liked Nick but who can go wrong with the sexy werewolf Thorn, plus they are in love it's sweet to think about soul-mates. I find Nat a refreshing character because she has her issues but when it comes down to it she is willing to step out of her shell and do what it takes.  I really hope to see another book in the series because the Coveted series is one of my favorite werewolf books because Nat is just a amazing character. 

5 out of 5 Stars

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