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3.82  ·  Rating details ·  682 ratings  ·  181 reviews
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 t
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Kindle Edition, 229 pages
Published June 25th 2018
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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 invol
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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!
Louise
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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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, Monet G
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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
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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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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
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- BookBistroBlog
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 lin
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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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♥️Fantasy Land  Book Reviewer♥️
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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 family
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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?
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 Aldrich
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
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
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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Robyn Corcoran
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a reverse harem book with a difference and it works! I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It is very easy to read, fast paced, has a good plot, the characters are terrific and there is enough drama to make it exciting.

The characters are worth mentioning again, Monet in particular. She is such a feisty, determined woman and one very easy to like. She finds it hard to understand her attraction for all of the O'Shea brothers and that's fair enough too. Alana O'Shea is a sweetheart and a real ba
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Allyson
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, top-2018
6 Tearful yet beautiful Stars


Bride to Keep defiantly threw me for a loop... a good loop at that! I thought this dark reverse harem would be filled with hot sexual pleasures (which it did!! ahm, the Woodshed!) and that would sum it up... NOPE! This novel had so much more to the story. Alta Hensley and Maggie Ryan filled these pages with emotion like you've never seen. Emotion that will tear at your heart strings by the end of this story in which you will use up half the tissue box.

"The bad times
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Pat Freeman
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A Bride to Keep
Alta Hensley and Maggie Ryan

What a great story and certainly not what I expected. This is a heartwarming, funny, sometimes sad story of 4 alpha brothers, Cal, Rogan, Nolan, Derrick and 2 women. One of which is Alana a sister and the other, Monet a fiesty, independent , pretend modern day witch and shop owner.

The O'Shea boys are Irish mob calling it quits in the business. They don’t like Monet interfering with their sister so they pay her a visit and the adventure begins ! Kidnappi
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Brittany Alexander
Jun 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This book is classified as a dark, reverse harem romance. This book isn't dark at all, at least, it wasn't what I expected. It is also my first reverse harem romance, and I have to say, it's definitely not my cup of tea, though this books heat level is off the charts.

I also expected there to be an actual marriage to at least one of the guys, and we don't get that until the end. I was very disappointed. There really didn't seem to be any direction to the story, and nothing really happened until
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Ally Vance
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
Intense, dark and absolutely enthralling. I loved the way that the characters interacted and how full of fire Monet is and her strength as a character.

This was hot and full of darkness, sex and thrill. It had a little bit of everything to drive this story forward.

Monet's connection to the O'Shea brothers is brought on by strange and corrupt circumstances mixed in with an irrefutable attraction and the love for their sister Alana.

I loved every hot, dark and filthy minute of this, but it was mor
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Kat
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book starts with a bit of tragedy in a way. The O'Shea's lost their parents, and that set off a chain of events that couldn't be stopped.
Monet, lost her grandma Gigi, and inherited her store which introduced her to the youngest O'Shea, and set her course even though she was not aware of it at the time.
This book have triggers for some people, it has some dark elements that some people might not agree with. But if they could get past these things, they will find a book that does have tragedy
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Tanya
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Honestly I have no clue how Monet has stayed strong and handled the upheavel these 4 men put her through. To not only be kidnapped but also thrown into a "past" way of living would have thrown me for a downward spiral.

To fall in love with the 4 men after they show her who they really are at hard isn't so hard to believe. Their sister Alana seems to be the glue that put these 5 together and when the time comes for her to leave these 5 are so entrenched in each other that Monet can't even imagine
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Eva Wade
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
this was written by this readers dream team i mean Alta Hensley and Maggie Ryan are my favs. This was a reverse harem at its finest. The O'Shea brothers were just trying to get their sister outta their horrible past but their sister needed a friend what happens when she befriends a woman none of the brothers wanted her to. well they kidnapp her of course duh did you have to ask. anyway this story has it all tones of drama a great story line Lots of romance and throw in some discipline you cant g ...more
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Alta Hensley is a USA TODAY bestselling author of hot, dark and dirty romance. She is also an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. Being a multi-published author in the romance genre, Alta is known for her dark, gritty alpha heroes, sometimes sweet love stories, taboo undertones, and engaging tales of the constant struggle between dominance and submission.

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