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His Safe Keeping

(Safe #1)

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  280 ratings  ·  43 reviews
Start the Safe Series with book 1 - His Safe Keeping

Krista Avery moved to the sleepy town of Mt. Eve, Virginia, away from big city life, enticed there by a research doctor that is fascinated with her blood. Trying to build a life for herself after a horrific event in her past sent her into a spiral. She is a woman battling a rare blood disorder and the memories she has nev
Kindle Edition, 215 pages
Published April 20th 2014 by Beau Coup Publishing
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Recommended only for those who LOVE profanity, drama, and excessive use of "baby" and kisses between almost every other sentence in every conversation.

Best scene.
That soft ‘please’ of hers would make him agree to almost anything. Yeah, he stepped to her and pulled her from the seat and standing in the rain, in a crowded parking lot, on a hot and muggy as shit summer day, he danced with her. Then the music actually penetrated and he heard the song. John Michael Montgomery’s I Love the Way You Lov
May 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Probably a 3.5. In a super cheesy way I really liked the book. It was so fast though I had whiplash. And I really like Instalove/lust. But he was there from the first minute and she never questioned it. It just made me say huh? But I liked it and liked that there was no real relationship drama. I mean one woman weirdly gets in her face. But it was a strange interaction and did not cause insecurity/anxiety. If you need a really sweet and quick read, it is free on Kindle Unlimited.
Chantal ❤️
Not worth the time! This book gave birth to the Heroine TSTL Shelf. Enough said! Hero was ok just could not get passed her nonsense and given her past...this did not make any sense!
Rough Draft Book Blog
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
His Safe Keeping by Tina Bass

Krista & Kade


Well hello sexy story! I found that this book had everything I needed. It tore at my heartstrings, it made me belly laugh, ugly cry, and at a few points I swear my panties burst into flames. Iit's actually fairly suspenseful also. See I told you it has everything.

Krista is just all kinds of wonderful. She's so delightful, and amusing, and if you can believe this she's very sick but manages to plaster a huge grin on her fac
Will definitely read more by this author! There were some minor new author type issues (view spoiler) ...more
Feb 28, 2015 rated it liked it
A total alpha male cop, who's main vocabulary is the "F" word, rescues a woman he sees throwing up next to her car on the highway. He's instantly smitten, rescues the woman and immediately becomes her protector. The cop, although over the top sometimes, was loveable in his own way determined to help this girl out. The girl had a very tragic background including watching her mother be murdered and then sexually assaulted herself. Add to that her having a rare blood disorder that required frequent ...more
May 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm a big fan of sexy cowboy books, so I was happy to get my hands on, His Safe Keeping. Kade is a rough and tough alpha cowboy who won my heart from the start of this book. I laughed so hard at his language and his habit of dropping the *F* word in many situations. Krista is a sweet as can be and I really felt for everything that she had been through. I loved that even though she was timid, she stood firm in what she wanted and didn't let herself get
pushed around by her protective alpha or any
May 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
I honestly wasn't as a big of fan as I hoped I would be of this. I think it was primarily because it took me about three quarters of the way into the book to really grasp both Krista and Kade's personalities.

Trust me, I'm all about the "HE MAN IN CHARGE" type of guys, and I really did like that kind of guy in romance books. They always try and do the best for their women and are just so yummy you can't help but love them.

Kade, well, I couldn't really get that with him. He made me more mad with
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-gift-free
This is the first time I've read anything by this author but certainly won't be the last. I thoroughly enjoyed Kade & Krista's story. He's a balance between hot alpha male, cowboy and cop who loves as intensely as he does everything in his life. Krista has had some extreme life altering events over the years that would crush most people. Yet she remains sweet & sassy with an optimism that boggles the mind. Put these two characters together and its win/win. You'll laugh, rant/rave and sha ...more
Andrea Huseman
Aug 26, 2014 rated it liked it
This is book one in the Safe Series. When I read the description I was intrigued and thought there was a promise of something new to a storyline. I made note of all the high ratings and had hopes for a great read. In all honesty, I don't feel like I found a solid entertaining read. Yes, the storyline was unique but just fell short of development. It felt rushed and unbelievable. There was a nice mixture of drama, romance, suspense, etc..It was the details and realism that made those themes fall ...more
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Oct 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
His Safe Keeping, is a good read. Kade is a state trooper who meets Krista on a day that has been very tough for him. Krista is having a bad too. She has had treatment for a her rare blood disorder. Kade is an overbearing alpha. After meeting Krista he has an instant connection with her. He wants to protect her but also make her his.

Krista is struggling with her past and her rare blood disorder. When she was a kid she had some bad things happen to her and she never really dealt with those issue
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was ok
DNF @ 75%

I read the second book in this series first and liked it. This one started off good. Kade was all posessive "He couldn’t stand the thought of any of that happening to his Krista. His? Damn straight, she was his! She might not know it yet, but she would in time. He would make damn sure she did." When I read that I was like yes! That's how I love a man in books! Then I kept reading. Kade was trying to be protective and I dig that, but he was always yelling to get his point across which wa
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was ok
DNF @ 35%.

Ok, this story had a terrible case of the instalove. The H (a cop) meets the h in beginning and takes her back to her place bc she was sick on the side of the road. He kisses her forehead before he leaves and calls her baby. Um, you just freaking met!! The H wants to take care of the h, who acts more like a naive child than an adult. She likes to keep her doors unlocked and prance around the woods with her headphones on. She was terribly immature. The H acts more like her father and th
Mar 10, 2015 marked it as did-not-finish
DNF at 40%

Damsel in distress stories are always my guilty pleasure. Who doesn't want a strong alpha male protecting them? But this story was the worst case of INTA-love. Like he literally saw her on the side of the road and acted as if his sole purpose was to protect her. Which again, I normally like to read but there was no build-up whatsoever and they barely even had a full conversation before he was going all crazy stalker on her.
Kim C.
Feb 27, 2015 rated it liked it
This was okay. It felt overly long and drawn out. Very repetitive. The characters would think something in their head and then turn around and say it out loud. The next chapter, we'd have nearly the same thought and then conversation. The hero sometimes came off as mean and controlling instead of alpha and the heroine was TSTL in many situations.
Mar 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Krista's carelessness for her her own personal safety drove me nuts. Add the many misunderstandings. Thankfully, Kade/Irish's over the top alpha behavior balanced her out.
Heather in FL
A very Kristen Ashley-like alpha male, but I dunno… incongruous to the heroine? And they were hot and cold… insta-love… heroine made TSTL moves… and definitely needs an editor.
Lyndi W.
Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-star
This chick is dumber than a bag of bagels.
Meh. I don't like the h. She's TSTL..
Neisha † The Submissive Poet †
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorite
Krista + Kade

“Her Irish”

I loved the insta love aspect of the book but OMG Krista was agitating af. It got to a point where Krista was acting before thinking, and by that point I just was not caring for her. The main thing that pushed me over the edge was not even her complete disregard for her own safety and dismissal of Kade's feelings, but when she "overheard" Kade's phone call regarding a filly assumed it was about her and took off. She was very immature.

Kade was the saving grace of his book
Aug 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Too Much Cheese

I like over the top instalove stories, but His Safe Keeping was a little too heavy on the cheese.
I also didn't care for Krista's character. She came juvenile and overly dramatic. Plus, for someone with her trauma and who received 0 therapy/treatment of any kind, she was all over Kade. Her past and her present were very contradicting.
This definitely isn't the worst, but is probably only good for a once or twice read.
Donna Porter
Nov 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Krista Avery has a very rare blood type and she needs treatments to try and help her. With each treatment her symptons get worse. She is returning home to Mt. Eve, Va. and she has to pull over the dizziness is very bad. She is resting her head when Kade, a police officer comes along and sees her. He thinks at first she might be drunk but then he realizes that she is ill. He gets her to respond to him and just in time she jumps from the car and starts to throw up. Kade McKaden can't get her out o ...more
My Secret Book Spot
Sep 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
I will read anything written by this woman! :)

His Safe Keeping by Tina Bass
5 out of 5 Stars
This book begins with Kade finding Krista on the side of the road, and the sparks begin to fly. This is what I would call a whirlwind romance, and it was a really enjoyable ride. I loved watching the two of them fall in love. These characters were together from the beginning and working together to handle anything that was thrown their way. I found myself being drawn to the secondary characters in this ve
Terra Oenning
Aug 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
His Safe keeping.
Krista Avery moved to Mt. Eve to go through experiential treatment for a rare blood disorder she had since birth and never had a normal life until she has to pull over on the side of the road and try let her sickness pass from her latest treatment.
Lawson “ Kade” Mc Kaden was a state trooper and just about to retire and live his life on the ranch. He was supposed to be doing paperwork but had to fill in and take a prisoner to a prison .This prisoner bragged at everything he had
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by Tina Bass & I look forward to reading more by her!

Life can change in an instant and Krista knows that better than most people. She has moved across the country and is starting over, determined to live her life her own way. Kade is wrapping up his law enforcement career, comfortable being alone and looking forward to a quiet life on his ranch. A chance encounter, a moment on weakness on the side of the road will forever change the way Kade and Krista view Destiny.

I re
Jo Powers
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Not your typical romance

I loved this book. I became engrossed in this story pretty fast. I wanted to know about the blood disorder, how her mom died/her loss of innocence and then to have it all come full circle was heartbreaking, yet at the same time when that chapter of her life was over, I was glad how it was resolved. It was a perfect resolution.
The story of Romeo and Juliet was so sweet and that's all she ever wanted for herself. Again coming full circle. The author did a great job with all
Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
His Safe Keeping by Tina Bass was given to me to review and I loved it. This is the first book I have read from this author and it was good it drew you in right from the start. You meet Krista who is so sick you can’t help but wonder what is wrong with her, but she has decided that she is strong and a survivor and doesn’t need anyone. Kade is a strong protective male that is taken with Krista from the get go and wants to know more about her. I loved how they interact with one another, how you fi ...more
Aug 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After finding Krista Avery sick on the side of the road, there's only thing
that State Trooper, Kade McKaden wants and that's Krista, safe and in his

Krista moved to small town Mt Eve to pursue experimental treatment for a
rare blood disorder and to escape her terrifying past.

An escaped rapist and murderer is stalking Krista. She was his first and he
won't let anyone stand in the way of making him her last.

This is Tina's first book. Kade McKaden is the epitome Alpha male. This book does not disa
Dayreader Reviews
Mar 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
*I was gifted this book for an honest review.

What an enjoyable read! This is the first in a new series from Tina Bass. It is a quick read. The characters both had their flaws. Kade was bossy, arrogant, and hateful at times, however, once you see from his perspective, you can understand why. Krista is an amusing character because of her philosophy on life.

While there are things that could have been explained in more detail, the emotions that Tina brought up in regards to Krista's rape, showed me
I don't think I have ever disliked a heroine so much in any book. It wasn't the fact that she takes TSTL to a whole other level or even her jumping to conclusions all the fricken time. She was so childish and had zero concern for her safety. I don't give a frick what her asinine reasons were, if you had been brutally raped and knew he was still out there and was hunting you KNEW where you lived why would you not take precautions?! Why be angry at the man you supposedly loved for wanting to keep ...more
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Tina Bass is a light erotic romance writer, who loves a happily ever after. She lives in a small town in Virginia with her three children. She is a normal everyday mom of one grown and two almost grown teenagers who has recently discovered the joys of writing.
When not busy writing, Tina enjoys reading and shopping for vintage items. She came into writing later in life, after her characters decided

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