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Do you take these men?
To honor and obey from this day forth…

Stolen away by dangerous men on a mission.
Dark intentions I don’t understand yet cannot refuse.
Commanded to comply, obey, and serve in every way.
I am captured in a twisted world of not one man…
— but four.
With a pull stronger than anything I have ever known, I march down the aisle compelled to surrender to
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Kindle Edition, 229 pages
Published June 25th 2018
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Simran (crazy-undying-obsession-for-romance)
4 ”Kidnapped by O’Shea brothers” stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

”We aren’t easy men, Monet.”
“I’m not an easy woman.”


I have read a lot of reverse harem this year and I’m really enjoying them more and more with each book I finish. I just love how the angst and the tempting alpha intensity increases tenfold. Everything is double or triple and so is the enjoyment. What’s different about this one is the fact that its dark, although not much, and has mafia vibes with breathtaking action and thrill. In the past I h
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Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️STARS
ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-25/6/18

I found "Bride To keep" to be such an enjoyable read.
I'm not usually a great fan of reverse harem often finding it hard to experience a major emotional connection between the players involved.
Not so here; this was such an intriguing addictive ride that I thought managed to portray the emotive element just so well.
The concept used throughout was so simple but brilliant allowing me to forge ahead through hidden avenues with each and every character i
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Louise H  -  ⭐ Life in the Book Lane Reviews ⭐
Despite there being lots of things 'wrong' with this (including that it is barely grey never mind dark), overall I still enjoyed it

I signed up to blog review this AGES ago, well before the release date was postponed and I'm fairly certain it had a completely different blurb back then too. A blurb that didn't suggest this was a reverse harem, as I tend to avoid them. I also want to say that the current blurb is VERY misleading. The story I read really doesn't match, I'm surprised others haven't c
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ohhh this was good. I needed a genre change and this was ideal. It’s a naughty read and oh so good. I read three quarters of this last night. Then this morning I grabbed a coffee and my kindle and sat outside in the sun and finished it. Not sure if it was the sun or the book that got me all hot lol

Monet is an awesome character. I absolutely loved her. She’s leading a lonely life that is until she befriends a lovely girl called Alana. Their big obstacle is Alanas protective brothers. They will d
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Paula  Phillips
Jun 19, 2018 rated it liked it

This book had three of my favorite things which drew me to read it. A) an amazing cover, B) a reverse harem novel and C) it was listed as dark romance fiction. First off, this has to be one of the most stunning covers I have seen in a while, I could stare at it all day. This book starts off in the US with the O'Shea Brothers burning down one of their arch-enemies Dallas Callaghan's house. Dallas is responsible for killing their parents. When then read as the O'Shea brothers talk about their sist
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Talltree
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
A deliciously dark ( but not too dark) menage romance!

4.25 stars!
Greyling54
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: erotica
Well, I'm as finished as I'm going to get. Not impressed with this book at all. The set up is even more contrived and unbelievable than usual for this sort of thing (no wonder most of the reverse harem stories have fantasy or sci-fi settings). Woman is kidnapped when 4 Irish mob brothers try to leave the mob and take their sister back to the family homestead in Ireland and sister needs a friend. There, she becomes chief cook and bottle washer for them all, cooking on a woodstove, doing laundry w ...more
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
fire was the ultimate cleanser. Tremendous heat consumed all in its path— nature’s way of wiping the slate clean.
Fire is the foreplay and fire is the climax of this story, a lot of scorching-burning sex in between.
O'Shea brothers are being hunted and destroyed.
Yes, we were the O’Shea Brothers.
Irish blood.
Vengeful souls.
Killer hearts.
Dallas Callaghan picked the wrong family to cross.

So they are on the run with Alana, their baby sister and her best friend of sorts, Monet the Witch, Mon
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
Bride to Keep by Alta Hensley & Maggie Ryan this is the story of Monet, Cal, Derrick, Rogan, and Nolan.
Monet is alone other than her shop that her grandmother started. Monet does have one customer Alana who she feels a closeness too. When Alana brothers (Cal, Derrick, Rogan, and Nolan) come into her shop threatening her is she doesn't leave Alan alone that they will make her sorry. The brother's feel Monet is running a scam at the shop and they don't want their sister involved with her. But nei
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Jennifer Turner
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
Wish I could have rated it better

I was going to leave this author at least 4 stars but when I came upon this one scene in the book I just couldn't do it. I had just finished reading Captive Vow by Alta Hensley and I had no clue this book was by her as well when I read this one part I had to check because I thought someone had ripped her off. Well turns out she wasn't ripped off she just likes to reuse her own material. Which in my opinion is even worse I can't stand authors that rinse and repea
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Kathy Heare Watts
ALANA LIKES YOU—WE GIVE OUR SISTER WHATEVER SHE WANTS AND NEEDS

Oh my, when you take two talented authors like Alta Hensley and Maggie Ryan and team them up together as co-authors, buckle up and hold on for the ride. Together this dynamic duo penned an amazing, thrilling, emotional reverse harem story that will start in America and then cross the big pond to Ireland. The story is when Monet McKnight meets the O’Shea brothers. The story will go from strangers to enemies, to captors, and eventually
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Sheena
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wanton and wicked....

This is the raw and, at times, shocking, story of Monet a seller of magical remedies, hopes and dreams and four bad boy, Irish mobster brothers......

Having grown up in the world of organised crime the four O’Shea brothers are hell bent on revenge and in trying to protect their little sister, Alana, end up entangled with the defiant and mouthy Monet ...I do enjoy reading about heroines with some feistiness, and Monet is up there with the best of them..... I feel the authors c
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Nina ~ Meleth Bookaddicted ~
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Alta Hensley and Zoe Blake’s reverse harem romances were the first I have ever read – and with BRIDE TO KEEP, they surprised me. Because what I always complained about in previous stories was too little backstory, the characters too elusive to really connect with them – with this one, we get it all: a beautiful, slightly tragic, slightly dark albeit unrealistic storyline with multi-layered characters to easily fall for. It has all the emotions paired with all the overwhelming chemistry I’ve come ...more
Laura Lee
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Bride to Keep
By: Alta Hensley and Maggie Ryan
4 Brothers Stars

When the O’Shea Brothers lost their parents, they vowed to seek revenge upon the ones responsible for their deaths. Along with seeking revenge, they will do anything and everything to protect their sister who was saved that day.

Monet is running her shop that was left to her by her grandmother. A store where you can come and find herbs to soothe your ailments and a place to have good conversation with the ‘witch’.

When the 4 men walk i
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Up All Night With Books
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 O'Shea Stars
Review by Amy W.
Late Night Reviewer
Up All Night w/ Books Blog


O. M. F-ing G!!!! Alta Hensley and Maggie Ryan have written an intense and emotional dark reverse harem romance. Bride to Keep was not what I was expecting. I was prepared for the overwhelming sexual chemistry, but the emotionally and powerfully told story was more than I was ready for.

"So you fuckers kidnapped me to be a housekeeper? A cook? You kidnapped your sister a friend? Are you fucking kidding me?"

Boom! That l
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Whew… Get ready for a hot one….

Dirty taboo is right! These four brothers are dangerous with a capital D. Monet never stood a chance when they whisk her away and basically take her and her life over. At first, I was uneasy with where things were going until the brothers began to open up and you could see past their very dangerous exteriors to the loving men who adored their sister. And, soon, made room for her as well.

There is mafia, there is reverse harem. There is family bonding through tragedy
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I enjoyed Bride to Keep but at the same time, it was a little hard to read. It is not a dark read in the "normal" sense but it is a little rapey at times. Even though Monet seems to be at the point of wanting the 4 brothers Cal, Derrick, Rogan, and Nolan she doesn't seem to have much of a choice since they have kidnapped her from her old life. So yes I enjoyed the story but I almost felt bad enjoying it. You know what I mean?

The brothers are good guys they are just misguided. They love fami
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Jessica *The Lovely Books*
Reverse harem that felt like an erotic historical romance set in modern times. I liked this but felt it was a bit rushed. The author told us things that were happening instead of being able to experience it for ourselves. One minute they’re kidnapping Monet, then having sex with her... then weeks and and week pass by and then all of a sudden they love her? Like I said I liked this, I just wish I could have experienced them all falling in love on a different level.
Nuki
Aug 10, 2019 marked it as dnf
DNF Didn’t like the heroine. Couldn’t connect with her. Didn’t understand the attraction between the hero’s & her. ...more
Robin
Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is such a hard review to write, so I'm going to list the pros and cons for you.
I never giveaway spoilers and I don't try and retell the story in my reviews, just my opinion.

Pros; very well written. This is probably the first time I have read a book without a typo, error, or mistake. That's amazing and a pleasure to read. It also, keeps your interest and has great characters with an HEA.

Cons; It is wholly unbelievable. There is no way that Monet, or any woman, for that matter who would be o
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Karen Aguilera
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book will take you on a roller coaster of emotions. Alana and Monet become friends and there is nothing that Alana's 4 brothers will not do for her to make her happy. There was a twist in this story that came out of left field. Will Monet be able to get her HEA. Will Alana truly be happy? Will the brothers be happy?
BookLover89
Jul 06, 2018 rated it did not like it
This book was a huge nope for me! It was a DNF.

I didn’t mind the kidnapping to much. The way it was done I didn’t like. But I figured maybe they’ll be nicer, alphas but still nicer. Nope they put her naked and tied up in a basement and give her an ultimatum. She says and behaves and doesn’t let the sister know she’s a prisoner or they would all rape her till she couldn’t take anymore then kill her. But they tell her if she chooses to stay and keep the abduction a secret, she won’t be a prisoner,
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Connie
Jun 28, 2018 rated it did not like it
I Don’t Like Rape

I love alpha males and the strong women who learn to love them. But I couldn’t get past the woodshed scene, the very first full fledge sex act which made me sick since he beat her with a whip and then raped he in her ass. She clearly says no, don’t, it hurts. But like any other rapists he tells her body is wet and wanting it. And to make it more sick he makes her say it and beg for the rape. We have to remember that they kidnapped her and gave her a choice death or move to Irela
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Crystal
This one started out so good but around a third of the way in, I started to lose interest. Right about when I realized this was another book that is a #WhyChoose rather than a RH. An okay book, just not what I was looking to read right now.
Lisandra
Feb 07, 2019 rated it did not like it
Where to start . . Well first of all they kidnap her then treat her like shit do I have to say more ? I don’t think so.
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Monet McKnight is a young and independent woman. With the passing of her grandmother, she has no family left and nothing to her name but the shop left to her by her grandmother. It’s a quaint shop with tea, herbal remedies, lotions, crystals and a touch of magic and Monet uses her charms and personality to act the part of a modern day witch helping to make sales that keep her shop alive. She never suspected that befriending an innocent young woman would change her life forever.

The O’Shea brothe
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Jennifer
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
If you like heat, then this is the book for you. Bride to Keep is a reverse harem story. This book is different than others reverse harem books I have read, which is a good thing. This book has action, but it also has a lot of heat. I enjoyed this book.
I liked the plot of this book. Dangerous men kidnap a woman for their own personal motivations. What I can say is those motivations will surprise you. I wasn’t expecting the reasoning behind their kidnapping of this woman. I can say it set of a ch
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Beyond The Covers Blog
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: celeste
I’m grabbing my passport and heading to Ireland, I’m ready to find the O’Shea brothers!  Bride to Keep is not your typical reverse harem story and was completely enthralling from the first page to the last.   What more could a book need than four gorgeous Irish men and one American witch (herbalist). I’m not usually one that gets emotional with books but, at the end I almost teared up, and that is saying a lot.  Hensley’s writing was very well done, and this was a page turner with lots of naught ...more
Hanan
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In Bride to Keep we are introduced to four ruthless brothers.
They come from an Irish background and are a mafia family.
They are intense and so whatever needs to be done to get the job done and to keep their family safe.
When Monet comes onto their rader,destiny and lives are about to be forever changed.
I really liked each of the brothers. Each was intense in their own ways. Each was sweet as fit their characteristics. And each was fierce and loyal to one another,to their sister and to their loved
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Lita Thomas
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Bride To Keep by Alta Hensley is a really smart story about the O'Shea brothers. A Irish crime family who at the end of their time in the life of a crime has decided to take their little sister to their homeland in Ireland. So she will not be lonely on the family farm, the brothers decide she needs a companion. Monet is the town witch at least that is what she is selling herself as so she can support herself and keep her grandma's store alive. Alana comes by the store as often as she can sneak a ...more
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