Review: Theirs to Keep by Maya Banks

Posted November 16, 2013 by Angela in Reviews / 14 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Review: Theirs to Keep by Maya Banks
Theirs to Keep
by Maya Banks

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: October 22nd 2013
Series: Tangled Hearts Trilogy #1
Published by Self Published
Pages: 360
Format: ARC
 

 

“Though Thiers to Keep had its weaknesses, there were strengths that made the book an enjoyable read.” ~Under the Covers

Cade and Merrick are best friends and business owners of a Security company. One night during investigating a tripped alarm, they found a woman with amnesia in desperate need of help. Of course, their ‘alpha male” nature had taken over and saving Elle is the most logical move for them. Unfortunately, Cade and Merrick both fall for Elle and decide they will not lose their friendship over the woman they love, pushing them into a unconventional relationship. Complicated as it is, the romance pretty much starts from there on.

I have to say that threesomes are not my typical reads though I do enjoy them now and again. I think Thiers to Keep’s strengths are in the mystery of who Elle really is and the hopes of her getting her memory back. It was also the mystery of how they will get together as a “three” unit when none of them had lived this lifestyle before. I have to mention that, Ms. Banks never fails to provide just the right amount of steam in her novels, and this book is no exception. However, there were things that held me back from fully enjoying this book. I won’t go into details because there’s just no way I can mention them without giving any spoilers. There were some things in the book that were predictable and almost made me lose interest. There were also some scenes that seem unrealistic to me. I know this book is of fiction , but it is of a contemporary genre which I expect to be realistic as much as possible in comparison to PNR or Fantasy where realism is pretty much tossed aside. And last, though I love the attention that Cade and Merrick gave Elle, there were a couple of scenes that made me roll my eyes and thought…”really?”

Though Thiers to Keep had its weaknesses, there were strengths that made the book an enjoyable read.  And though I’m not sure if I will continue with this series, I can’t help but be curious of what will happen to Elle. Amnesia is not something you come by every day, so how Ms. Banks will play their story intrigues me.

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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.
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Leanna h

This book looks great I have it on my wishlist.

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Thanks for passing by Leanna. ~Angela

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Hmmm I do enjoy maya banks and have read a few threesomes but will have to check out some more reviews before making a decision on this one…thanks angela

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Thanks for passing by Elizabeth. ~Angela

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I pretty new in reading books from Maya Banks,but I liked it what I’ve read,so looking forward to read more books from Maya Banks and this books go on my to-read list,I want to read 🙂

Thanks for the honest review Angela 🙂

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Always, Bube! ~Angela

Amy R
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I love Maya’s books but if this is a cliffhanger I am going to wait for the others to be published before reading. I hate cliffhangers.

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It’s prolly best to wait Amy. ~Angela

Elizabeth
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Oooo thanks for the warning amy…I don’t like cliffhangers either

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Komal

Wonderful review. You pinpointed a lot of things that bug me about Maya Banks books. I feel like if you read one of them, you’ve basically read all. I think I’m gonna avoid this one. Thanks for the fyi 🙂

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Thanks Komall, Much appreciated. ~Angela

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Hmmmm I’ve only read two of hers but they were separated by a bit of time but that gives me something to think about ….thanks komal

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Aly P

I haven’t read her erotic romance, but I like the review and the book sounds interesting. I love menages 😀

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MFM are fun reads Aly. This one is more love triangle. but ….maybe the next book =). ~Angela