Thursday, October 16, 2014

Book Review+Release Goodies: Keep Me (#2 Twist Me) by Anna Zaires

Keep Me_1600x2400-2Title: Keep Me (#2 Twist Me)

Author: Anna Zaires

Genre: Dark Romance

Release Date: October 10, 2014


Abducted at eighteen. Held captive for 15 months.

It reads like one of those headlines. And yes, I did it. I stole her. Nora, with her long dark hair and silky skin. She’s my weakness, my obsession.

I’m not a good man. I never pretended to be one. She can love me, but she can’t change me.

I can, however, change her.

My name is Julian Esguerra, and Nora is mine to keep.

***Keep Me is the sequel to Twist Me, told from Nora and Julian’s POV.***


My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Find this Review at Taryn Lee's Book Blog

A gifted copy was provided by the author for an honest review.

I waited what felt like forever for this book! I knew at the end of Twist Me that there had to be more for Nora and Julian... and there is! Beware! Read Twist Me before Keep Me. The story builds even more than the first. The first left me feeling in love with Julian, but this book is a rude awakening to the darkness inside him.

Nora's lover/kidnapper/best-thing-ever/scary-arms-dealer has come back for her. For months, Nora thought Julian was gone from this world. She grieved for her kidnapper turned beau. But now Julian's back and he's never letting go of his captive, Nora. Whether she voluntarily goes or he needs to drug her again, Julian's bringing her back with him to Colombia to start their lives together: as captive and captor. When plans go awry, it's time for Nora to save her man from a crueler fate than death.

Overall, Anna Zaires makes me happy like no other. I love her writing and I love how she writes her characters. At the end of every book I want more and more and more because I'm a greedy little reader!! I'm giving this book 4.5 STARS out of 5 STARS. I know that there MUST be another book because I might cry if Mrs. Zaires doesn't write one! PLEASE <--- begging="" em="" is="" me="" this="">. Read this series!

Read by Taryn Lee on October 10, 2014
Reviewed by Taryn Lee on October 16, 2014
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Julian's POV

“Are you all right?” There is a concerned expression on Nora’s face as she reaches up to touch the area above my left ear. Her slender fingers are gentle on my scalp. “Does it still hurt?”

Her touch sends pleasure streaking down my spine. I want this from her. I want her to care about my well-being. I want her to love me even though I stole her freedom—even though, by all rights, she should hate me.

I have no illusions about myself. I’m one of those men they show on the news—the ones that everyone fears and despises. I took a young woman because I wanted her and for no other reason.

I took her and I made her mine.

I make no excuses for my actions. I feel no guilt either. I wanted Nora, and now she’s here with me, looking at me like I’m the most important person in her world.

And I am. I am exactly what she needs now . . . what she craves. I will give her everything, and I will take everything from her in return. Her body, her mind, her devotion—I want it all. I want her pain and her pleasure, her fear and her joy.

I want to be her entire life.

“No, it’s fine,” I say in response to her earlier question. “It’s almost healed.”

She pulls her fingers away, and I catch her hand, not ready to forego the pleasure of her touch. Her hand is slim and delicate in my grasp, her skin soft and warm. She tries to tug it away reflexively, but I don’t let her, my fingers tightening around her small palm. Her strength is insignificant compared to mine; she can’t make me release her unless I chose to let her go.

She doesn’t really want me to let her go, anyway. I can feel the excitement rising within her, and my body hardens, a dark hunger awakening within me again. Reaching across the table, I slowly and purposefully unbuckle her safety belt.

Then I stand up, still holding her hand, and lead her to the bedroom at the back of the airplane.


Anna Zaires fell in love with books at the age of five, when her grandmother taught her to read. She wrote her first story shortly thereafter. Since then, she has always lived partially in a fantasy world where the only limits were those of her imagination. Currently residing in Florida, Anna is happily married to Dima Zales (a science fiction and fantasy author) and closely collaborates with him on all their works.

6550220After graduating from the University of Chicago with a degree in Economics, Anna spent eight years on Wall Street analyzing stocks and writing research reports. In 2013, she became a full-time author, pursuing her lifelong dream of writing romance novels.

Dima Zales is the love of her life and a huge inspiration in all aspects of her writing. Every book Anna writes is a product of their unique collaborative process.

In addition to reading and writing, Anna enjoys drinking tea (coconut oolong, anyone?), watching addictive TV shows, and discussing book ideas during long walks with her amazing husband.

She loves hearing from her readers, so please don't hesitate to contact her through her website or connect with her on Facebook, where she hangs out way too often. Also, please visit her husband and collaborator, Dima Zales, at and check out their fantasy and science fiction books.

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