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Keeping Her

(Keep Me #1)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  672 ratings  ·  110 reviews
"She calls to me like one of the Sirens from Greek mythology, and I would gladly crash into a thousand jagged rocks for just a single touch from her."

To say I had a rough start in life would be the understatement of the century.

My uncle may have rescued me from my abusive childhood, but he couldn't save me from the neurotic and compulsive obsessions I would develop in my a
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 204 pages
Published July 7th 2017
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Angela I'm sorry you didn't see the cliffhanger warning in the blurb, but it is at the end. Quote from the blurb: "**Keeping Her is book one of the two-book …moreI'm sorry you didn't see the cliffhanger warning in the blurb, but it is at the end. Quote from the blurb: "**Keeping Her is book one of the two-book dark romance Keep Me Series and ends with a cliffhanger. It contains adult content for mature readers.**" It is a duet series with a third book told from Jackson's POV in the works that can be read as a standalone. I hope that helps. Thanks for your question!(less)
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*** 3.5 stars ***
What a roller coaster of emotions! One moment I was hating the characters, the next I was sympathizing with them, the next I was in love, and before I knew it was exasperated and then back in love. Crazy stuff!

Now, I feel the most important thing I need to point out is that this is a dark romance and that there are some serious **** TRIGGER ISSUES **** that may make some readers uncomfortable so read with caution.

The story, which was narrated in first POV by various characters
Ana Rita
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It doesn't matter if you're reading a short story, a novella or a full length book because if the story has the ability to speak to you, you know that the book is good.
I've never read any book from this author but after having the chance to read this one, oh boy I want them all.
Angela Snyder has a dark writting full of feelings and lots of hot stuff. But don't let the hot stuff get you worked out because the reading will be intense.
Keeping Her is the first book of the Keep Me series and dayum
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Holy cliffhanger!!!

I know this book warned me of a cliffhanger but my goodness I didn't expect that. I didn't think I would enjoy this as much as I did. I don't think this book touched the "dark" aspect for me. Yes, there's mention of sex trafficking but that was it. This is my first book from this author and I have to say I really enjoyed the writing. The storyline was well thought out. I need book two now.
Sara Oxton
Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Keeping her by Angela Snyder a fab four star read. This is the first book in the Keep Me series, and what a book, I am a huge Angela Snyder fan, she writes gritty dark romances that you can sink your teeth into and come out with a mouth full of meat. Although this is book one, there is a prequel called Keeping her prequel, it doesn’t have to be read, but it does give some great background to this story. My only problem with this book was the cliff hanger, but the second book will be here soon en ...more
The prequel to this book whet my appetite and made me very inquisitive to learn more about Lucien. What I didn't realise was that there would be a mafia side to this book too that adds to the darknness!

Lucien gets delivery of his number 7, Adeline and follows his normal routine, getting ready to take her virginity. Number 7 is different though, he can't quite grasp why but she stirs something in his dark heart......

I found this story really interesting, I do love a dark twisty read and Lucien is
Mar 15, 2018 rated it did not like it
DNF @ 76%.

This was an ok story but then the H beats the h with a belt. Her reaction is to pleasure him with her mouth. Really disgusting!
Mary   Getz
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS DARK ROMANCE by Angela Snyder .First time reading from this author . This story take place in New York City , where mafia-King Salatore Valenti has arranged a marriage with his right-hand man Giovanni Morello with his youngest daughter Adeline . Salatore Valenti wants his legacy to continue . Adeline has also paids a high price being a mafia-King's youngest princess daughter . Does she find out what that pric
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It takes some exceptional writing skill to manage to create a story that is simultaneously so dark and yet so sweet. There are some unpleasant events that take place in the book and there's quite a few reasons to dislike Lucien (the male protagonist) and yet Snyder has expertly twisted it so that he remains sympathetic and even likeable. I want to see him overcome his past and heal. Adeline is just the right mixture of strength and vulnerability.

In a less talented writer's hands this might have
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book from Angela Snyder! Lucien's past still colors his present so to say he has very specific tastes is an understatement. With his latest purchase of virgin Adeline though he will find something different than before. Adeline has grown up under lock and key from her father and is engaged to his father's second in command when her whole life changes and she finds herself with Lucien. I loved the dynamic between Lucien and Adeline and that both end up finding more than th ...more
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Amanda Marie ❤'s Alpha Reads
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it

I LOVE me a good kidnapping in my romance, and this one delivers! I'm enjoying the dance between Lucien and Adeline, although I haven't quite forgiven Lucien for some of what happens in this book. I'll have to see how it goes in the next book. He took it too far at one point in this book, and hit one of my soft spots/no go elements. It was only once, but without sufficient remorse/groveling I'm unmoved to forgive him.
Adeline, prior to being taken, thought her life was fine. She thought her
Kara Coens
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I loved it! Lucien is quite the off character, his childhood has shaped him into who he is and nothing will change that, or so he thought. He's obsessive and almost neurotic about the way things need to be. When Adeline is brought to him he starts with her as he has with every other women, but something is different about her. Adeline's not sure exactly what's happened but she knows she's been kidnapped from her "perfect" world with her Mafia boss father and prearranged marriage to his righ ...more
Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Prequel to this series is an informative introduction, giving a good grounding for the rest of the story. This is reflected in this first part of the Duet.

Lucien is an expert computer hacker tycoon. He leads a secluded life and has links to the authorities, despite some of his illicit dealings. His compulsive obsessions are extreme, quite understandable in view of his childhood background. Number seven is very significant to him!

Adeline is the youngest daughter of a powerful mafia king. Sh
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Adeline is the daughter of a mob boss who has been promised to her father’s right hand man in order to carry out his legacy. She’s nothing more than his perfectly trained, unblemished porcelain doll that he takes out to show off and then locks her away. Lucien is in a prison of a different sort, an obsessive, neurotic, germaphobic, rigid, controlled, compulsive prison constructed by his mind. His compulsion drives him to acquire the perfect woman, and he’s purchased and released six so far. When ...more
Kelly Green
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Adeline, the youngest daughter of a mafia boss was kidnapped right in front of her fiance... well he is the one that had it arranged to begin with. He sold her to a man that likes to buy virgins. Lucian, the man who bought her, has serious anxiety and OCD. His childhood has him so messed up that he must have everything super clean.... even the woman he sleeps with. He tells Adeline that once he gets her virginity, like he paid for, he will let her go. After she finally gives herself to him, he f ...more
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a bit of dark romance and has some kidnapping involved. I read a lot of dark books and I enjoyed this one but would say it's on the lighter side of dark. Our story starts off with a Mafia princess who has been sheltered her entire life and is her dad's youngest and last daughter to marry off to keep the family going. Giovanni is the second in cammond in the family and is engaged to marry Adeline the mafia princess. Giovanni is trying to live up to high standards and has a huge decision t ...more
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about Keeping Her besides the fact that I absolutely loved it. I have read a lot of these types of books, Man buys virgin and man takes her v card. In this book that is the main part but not all of it. That is what I truly loved about the book. Yes, Lucien buys virgins because they have never been “used” because of his past problems. And Adeline has lived under the strict thumb of her father and was supposed to be given to marriage to the same man that sold her to Lucien. However, ...more
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I can honestly say that I wasn't too sure what to expect having read the blurb for this one but the dark and suspenseful story Angela weaves around the two broken souls of Adeline and Lucien is quite simply a must read.

The twists and turns that befall the characters in this book as the story unfold and both Adeline and Lucien's lives are made clearer to the reader, you are silently hooked into wanting to know what happens next and why..... Angela skilfully reels her readers in and leave you beg
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 1/2*
Lucien hasn't had any easy life neglected until he was 12 when his rich uncle discovered him & rescued him. Adeline is the daughter of the mafia boss she's been promised to Giovanni & whilst it's a slow relationship she's no idea what she's on for! He's not the hero she thinks but doesn't know what he's involved in but has he gone too far this time?
I loved this story & cant wait for the next instalment. I also hope lucien cousin Jackson gets a story as his character is strong & interesting
Paula D
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Adeline is the daughter to a mobster and her fiancé was chosen for her. Adeline's fiance decides to sell her to the wolf aka Lucien for money. Adeline gets kidnapped and stuck in a room and has no clue what is going on. Lucien from first glance is hoping his lucky 7 will change him. But what happens when Adeline and Lucien find out the truth about everything? Wow I loved this book! And that ending has me wanting more! 5/5 stars it's almost like a Beauty and the Beast story with a twist! *** I vo ...more
Amy Fudge
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you like a dark romance book, you will love, love, love this one!!! It has so much content to keep you turning those pages. There is drama and intrigue, romance and suspense, happy and sad parts, and so much more. You will be completely captivated by Lucien and Adeline and their story. And hold on to your kindle/nook/book for that cliffhanger, and be glad book 2 isn't far off! I cannot wait to see how it all plays out!

I received an ARC of this book and am voluntarily leaving this review. This
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Keeping Her, is the first book in the Keep Me series. And holy hell I'm already HOOKED!! We saw a bit in the Keeping Her: Prequel. We saw the hell Lucian went through as a going child. This book is gritty and dark. And I was hooked from start to finish.

Angela gave us some fabulous character development. And I LOVED watching the scenes with Lucian and his cousin and Lucian and Adeline.

Be prepared Keeping Her leaves off on a HUGE cliff hanger!!! I'm dying to find out what happens next!! Luckily b
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lucian is such an enigma that even he doesn’t understand himself, but I think if given more time and time together that Adeline could heal him. She is able to see him in a new light and when she is around, he is able to focus on her and not his nervousness. Strange way to meet your “other half”, but I really think that they “need” each other to really become who they are supposed to be. Adeline’s father is a true monster and Gio is not much better. Can’t wait to read the ending and see how their ...more
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Exciting Read

I am a huge fan of Angela and her books. This one did not disappoint. Now I can't wait until the next book in the series. I love when you read a story and it takes you by surprise. So many books now have the same storyline. This book will keep you on edge anxious to see what will happen next. I love the darkness of the story and can't wait to see where the story goes next. I don't like spoiler alerts so I won't go into detail. Just know you need to read this series!
Dianna Wheeler
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily reviewed and ARC of this book for an honest review. Wow, some people have problems, both mental and physical. I loved this story. It hooked me. Now I have to wait for more. I usually don't go for cliffhangers, but this one got me. I enjoyed this realism of the characters. Lucien with his dirty laundry and Adeline with her own set of problems. Can they both over come? We will have to wait and see.
Melissa B (bookaddict_fanatic)
Wow! This book had me hooked from the very beginning and I just couldn't put it down. Lucien is hot, sexy and sinful but has issues due to his upbringing. Adeline is beautiful, sexy and Lucien's undoing, they will have you begging for more and demanding the second book because that ending has me yelling and dying to know what the hell! I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a dark and intriging read!
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love dark reads but it can be difficult to find great ones. This definitely exceeded my expectations. I feel like we got to know both characters really well and could understand the motivating factors of some of their decisions. The books was paced very well, it kept me engaged and interested in what was coming next. I finished it quickly, not wanting to put it down. I can't wait to read more.
Esther Alayeto
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An incredible book that I really enjoyed. Excellent plot that is very well written and developed. All of the characters are complex and interesting. I love Lucien and Adeline and can't wait to see what happens in book 2!
I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book.
Katy Birch
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you love a dark read, this is absolutely perfect for you. Its shockingly twisted and i love it. It kept me reading to see what could possibly happen next. It doesnt disappoint. Looking forward to Keeping Him
3.5 stars
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Angela Snyder is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Angela grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania with a passion for reading and writing stories since she was a child. She recently decided to pursue her lifelong dream and published her debut novel, Vampire Next Door, in 2013. Angela currently lives in an even smaller town in Pennsylvania with her husband and her very spoiled Golde ...more

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