Title: Keeper of the Innocents
Series: Keeper Witches, #2
Author: Kristy Centeno
Audience: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Formats: E-book and Paperback
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Cover by: Robin at Wicked by Design
Pages: 276 pages
Date Published: July 8, 2014
As a Keeper of the Innocents, Demi’s load as a guardian reduces with only one charge to take on at a time. However, when her new foe proves to be a force she can neither see nor find, she has no choice but to doubt the so-called good intentions of the stranger one door down.
Rhyzel Connor is not your average neighbor by any means. The red specks of color in his green eyes alone sets him apart and his demonic heritage makes him an easy target. Because of who he is he can’t afford a mistake that will result in his demise, but the fact that he knows way too much about Demi quickly raises the suspicion veil over him.
There is a mission he must complete, and secrets he must fight hard to keep, but the biggest hardship he must face will be forfeiting his life in order to save Demi’s.
ReviewI am completely blown away by Kristy Centeno. The Keeper Witches series is now one of my favorite book series. After loving the first book in the series, "Keeper of the Lost Souls", I just knew I had to read the sequel. I was worried that this book was not going to be as good as the first, and Kristy proved me wrong. This book was amazing. I liked the first book a little bit better, but I still adored this book.
The main character in this book was Demi Redding. I really enjoyed being inside Demi's head. She was a caring girl, but she also was extremely tough. Demi was very protective of her friends and family, and I really admired that about her. She also knew how to kick some serious demon booty, which added great action to the book. I was worried that Demi would be just like Bryn, the main character from the first book, but I was happy that Demi was definitely a whole different character. Demi and Bryn have the same basic morals and kindness, but they are two completely different characters. I loved Demi's fighter spirit, and how dedicated she was to saving her charges.
"It's a risk every Keeper takes. I can die tomorrow protecting Renee. I'm aware of that. But being a protector of the innocent is in my blood. I would rather die than let anyone hurt Renee."
Now, it's time to talk about Rhyzel. It probably isn't a shocker that Rhyzel was seriously beautiful, however, we all know that there is more to a person than their looks! Rhyzel was charming, funny, brave, and of course irritated Demi to no end. This lead to some great banter between Rhyzel and Demi. The pair started off hating each other, but they eventually learn to trust each other. Rhyzel said some really romantic things to Demi that made my heart want to explode with happiness. I just loved their relationship. It was the perfect balance of steamy romance and deep conversations. They really did trust each other. Rhyzel really didn't have anyone, so it was sweet that he was able to find someone worth dying for. He was so supportive of Demi and he made sure she knew that.
"Whatever's bothering you, find a way through it. Your responsibilities are great. You have it tough, I get that, but I know you. You're independent and brave, reliable and responsible, stubborn and sweet. Most of all, you have the whole Keeper thing in your blood. It's in your nature to protect. I know you can do this."
It wouldn't be much of a romance novel if the book didn't have at least one steamy kissing session, so I'll give you a look into one of those little slices of heaven.
"Our lips moved in unison, our hands acted with a mind of their own, prodding, touching, caressing. His tongue played a sexy game of tag with mine. His hands caressed my body as if I was a fine piece of china he feared would break if touched to hard. And in the middle of this I allowed myself to feel and enjoy."
This was another great installment in this series. I highly recommend this series to anyone looking for a good YA paranormal romance series. The plot of this book was in grossing, and it kept my eyes glued to the book. This book made me laugh and cry. I am so happy I got the chance to read this book. I absolutely cannot wait for the next installment in this series to come out.
Everything happened so fast I couldn’t even react. Stunned, I just stood there for a moment trying to size up my attacker. Before I even glanced up to look at his face I could tell something was off with him, but because of my nervousness, it was hard to tell for sure. He’d come out of nowhere, and if he intended to kill me, I was easy prey.“What the hell do you think you’re doing?” a deeply masculine voice growled at me. Fortunately, that same voice helped break me out of my stupor.
I was prepared to see some form of evil glaring down at me, but what I found when I glanced up was definitely not what I was expecting. The handsome stranger staring at me was hot. Not just your average Joe kind of hot. No. This was like the kind of hot that makes a girl want to sin in ways she’d never done before.
His pale skin, tousled, bronze colored hair, and full lips were striking to look at, but his eyes left me completely speechless.
Perfectly round green eyes stared back at me and though they were gorgeous all on their own, it was the few specks of red in his irises that I found beautiful and so unusual. I was left with my mouth hanging open. I’d never seen eyes that color before and no matter how many times my brain yelled at me to look away, I just couldn’t. I was drawn to him. To his unique eyes. To the mystery that shrouded him.
1 x Signed paperback copy of Keeper of the Innocents - USA Only
5 x E-Book copies of Keeper of the Lost Souls
5 x E -Book copies of Keeper of the Innocents
She’s always had a passion for writing but never had the opportunity do so until now. After trying out numerous options, she realized that writing was what she loved the most so when she found herself with some free time on her hands, she decided to pursue her passion. As it turned out, her very active imagination helped her achieve her goals of creating believable plots with some ordinary, and some not so ordinary characters that helped the stories move along in one way or another.
As she keeps moving along in achieving her dreams of becoming a published author, she divides her time in between her five children and her very understanding husband.
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