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To Keep and To Love (Keeping You #2)

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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  204 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Ryan Johnston and Daniel Miller, reunited at Ryan's twin sister's wedding after four years of forced separation, are hoping to build a happy life together. Ryan wants nothing more than to be an equal partner to his lover, but his self-confidence is very low and his biggest fear is that he has nothing to contribute to their future. Daniel, thinking all is well now that Ryan ...more
Kindle Edition, 282 pages
Published December 31st 2009 by Dreamspinner Press
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Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
It was really nice seeing these guys again and I really enjoyed the story. The only thing I didn’t like was that there was too much sex for me. The sex kind of interfered with the pacing of the story for me, I know most readers like sex in their stories but I just wanted to skip the sex and continue with the numerous other things going on.

I really loved the twins they were so cute and funny. I normally don’t care for kids too much, if they’re there ok they’re there no big deal but these two kids
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Karen K
Ah man - I knew I should have run over Ryan's parents with my truck in the first book. They are truly evil people. Ryan stole my heart in this just like in the first one - I love his compassion and emotion. Daniel's not so bad himself - yeah, I fell for him, too. I really enjoy the two of them together and the twin sister, Nicole, is a great secondary character, I'm glad the boys have her. And of course, the twins are freaking adorable. AND the ending... *wipes tear*. Great follow-up read - can' ...more
Andrew Grey
This story picks up where To Have and to Keep leaves off. Daniel and Ryan have reunited and started to build a life. Their happiness is threatened by a number of factors. I'm not going to say anything more because I don't want to spoil the story, but this was an enjoyable read that I couldn't put down. The characters were full and rich with great supporting characters that added richness and depth. I expecially loved the twins.

I enjoyed Keeping You #1 and this follow up doesn't disappoint.
Lena Grey
Have you ever wondered what happens when a love story ends? I certainly have. When you close a book, don't you wish to peek into the future and see if they really live happily after? Yes, they love each other and are together, but their success isn't automatically guaranteed. Good relationships don't just happen; they require a great deal of hard work and willingness to compromise. Daniel and Ryan, in 'To Find and To Keep' by Serena Yates, are standing at the door of their happily ever after, ye ...more
Mandy*reads obsessively*
I enjoyed the story itself and read straight through but I did have a few niggels.
This is a sequel and much longer story, here we see Ryan and Daniel settling in together and moving forward.
Planning a wedding and Ryan getting back on his feet and gaining some well deserved self confidence.
The OTT baddies and the almost stereotypical opposite families ( one family is hateful, destructive, delusional, dangerous and overly 'religious' and the other couldn't be more loving and supportive) the consta
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Em Woods
Just like in "To Find and to Keep", Ryan and Daniel stole my heart. I love the way Ryan finally came into his own, and they finally get their HEA.

If you loved the first, you'll love the second.
Raevyn
3.5 stars

The book was decent and I really liked Ryan and Daniel. There were a lot of great scenes where you really go to know them. However, there was more sex scenes that necessary. I found myself just skipping over them because I felt like I was reading a recycled sex scene. I'm not saying the scenes weren't hot, but there was just too much.

Also, the dialog between Ryan and Daniel seemed stilted at some points. They were beyond mushy, to the point of over the top at times. I can say that I fel
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Tory
Loved this book – Great sequel to ‘To Find & to Keep’
Winterjade’s review said it more eloquently then I can.
Except for: If like me you had missy eyes during the first book, get the tissues ready.
The acceptance of Ryan by Daniel’s parents was just one instance that had me reaching for them.
Janean
I really enjoyed watching the relationship between Ryan and Daniel develop fully. Ryan is a sweetheart, Daniel as well. I liked the flow of the story and the development of the characters and the relationship dynamics of all the characters in the book. I look forward to reading more of this series.
A.J. Llewellyn
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Jennifer
I loved the first book, and the second did not disappoint. While it would be easy to criticise the stories for being a little too sweet and for the evil parents being a bit over the top, there is something truly engaging about Ryan and Daniel's romance. I look
Teresa
So far, I have been touched, cried and bonded with the characters and can't wait to see what is in store next!

I just finished and this is one incredible story!!!
Sara Bell
Enjoyed this one as much as the first book in the series. I plan to add Serena Yates to my autobuy list.
Shari
A book with this many pages has to be interesting or I won't finish it. I finished this book in one morning. It was great. The rushed almost insta-love getting-together of the main characters in the previous book was not present in this book. I liked that the relationship was deepened and I liked the other characters in the book too. There was a hint of at least 2 future novels. I would love to read those too.
Katie
Before I really start the review, I just want to say that I've read a few of Serena's books and I've really enjoyed some of them. Unfortunately, this wasn't one of those. I didn't really care for the first book in this series and I'm afraid I liked this one even less. The dialogue didn't feel genuine to me. The words didn't seems natural and I had a really hard time imagining Ryan and Daniel saying all those things to each other. The conflict felt a bit contrived and the overall unrealistic feel ...more
Gabriella
Wonderful continuation in the Keeping You series, that just makes you happy and gives you the warm fuzzies.

BUT there was just too much sex! I started skipping the sex-scenes after 25% in the book.
Brenda (b)
I loved this book. It picks up with the story started in To Find and to Keep , as a matter of fact it starts the next morning. Ryan and Daniel have several issues to confront and overcome. I followed their struggles as individuals and a couple with much interest. Other than the marathon sex sessions, I found them to be very believable characters. The secondary characters added depth to the story and I'm curious about the stories surrounded several of them. ...more
Riayl
Not badly written, but way too... gushy-sweet. I liked the characters well enough, but the dialogue, not so much. Usually I find myself skimming descriptions to get to the dialogue, but here I was skimming dialogue to get to... something else. To me there was just way too much "You're beautiful, I love you, I worship you." And I was seriously frustrated with Daniel's inability to understand why Ryan wanted to contribute something to their relationship and why he didn't just want Daniel to "take ...more
garnetyuna
I had to read again the first book, because I almost didn't remember anything. ^^;

It was so long, unlike the first book. And it's not necessarily a good thing. Yeah, I'm not a fan of long books. XD

I loved Ben and Kare, they were such great friends, and the twins, Eric & Edward-- they were so damn cute. <3
I also loved Daniel's parents, Thomas and Susan, they were so nice. Have I said that I love the twins?! I so love them! XD

It was a good read. :3
Dutchgirl
This is a sequel to "To find and to keep" It's nice to see the story continue.
Very sweet story maybe to sweet, i didnt mind it in the first book but i did feel in this book it was a bit to much. There is a bit of angst but not much.

But i did enjoy reading it, and i would recommend it to everybody who read the first part.
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Ravyn
At least ten times better written and more well-developed than its prequel, To Find and to Keep. But still not crazy about it. Too predictable, too contrived...just not very realistic overall.
Shierra
I want to like this because ryan and daniel are great together.. buti have a problem with how the author view relationship. I just dont know how to explain it but i dont like how the author create ryans character. Ryan is a self pitying person, he seems to tell every person he met about his life story.
Betryal
Less sex scenes and this story would have been mint. Other than that I liked it.
Kavisha
NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!!! FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cynthia
Interesting, fresh, has depth.

Note: From First Reads
Clare
Jun 19, 2010 Clare marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I think this will be my first official gay romance novel.
Anne
Pretty boring.
Nikko
I love these 2!!
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I’m a night owl and start writing when everyone else in my time zone is asleep. I’ve loved reading all my life and spent most of my childhood with my nose buried in a book. Although I always wanted to be a writer, financial independence came first. Twenty-some years and a successful business career later I took some online writing classes and never looked back.

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