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To Keep and To Love (Keeping You #2)

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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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Andrew Grey
Dec 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
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
Lena Grey
Oct 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 04, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m-romance
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
Dec 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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A.J. Llewellyn
Mar 05, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own-a-copy
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Jennifer
Feb 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
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
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.
Tory
Mar 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm
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.
Sara Bell
Jan 05, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this one as much as the first book in the series. I plan to add Serena Yates to my autobuy list.
Teresa
Jan 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!!!
Jane (PS)
This is really more 2 stars, mainly due to the volume of extraneous information; it detracted from the story. There are also an incredible number of sex scenes. But the ending is very satisfying and the author ties up a lot of loose ends.
Ric
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Well being a true romantic here, I love nothing better than when the story has a happy ending, s was not disappointed with this masterpiece, (although I felt the sex passages were a bit overdone at times, especially when the carcass of the story was so truly excellent without the amount of them in itself, if anything I felt it may of laboured the story slightly, as I was so engrossed with the behind the scenes events and feelings I felt they got in the way at times; but hey that just my opinion)
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Donna
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 00-lgbtq-read
I will be honest, I gave this book 4-stars because of the wonderful characters... not the 20 plus sex scenes, not the use of "my lover" more times than I could even be bothered to count and NOT for the two dangling threads that we have NO answers for... I am hoping that I will be able to find those two stories when I do a search for them! :(

I feel that this story could have been great if it had been a 100 pages shorter and minus about 10 or 15 of the sex scenes lighter... IMHO

The truth of the ma
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Katie
Jan 24, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, read-in-2011
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
Riayl
Apr 16, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
Usagi Tsukino
Dec 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
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
Shari
Apr 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary-mm
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.
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.
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.
MsMiz (Tina)
Sep 07, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: glbt-all, pdf
Review to come
Gabriella
Apr 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: too-much-sex
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.
Clare
Jun 19, 2010 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I think this will be my first official gay romance novel.
Betryal
Less sex scenes and this story would have been mint. Other than that I liked it.
Kavisha
Mar 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!!! FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nikko
Nov 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
I love these 2!!
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