Released: November 27, 2012
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Age Group: Adult
Pages: 320 pages
Author Site: Shawntelle Madison
Fresh from defending her pack in battle, Natalya Stravinsky, a whip-smart werewolf with a lovable neurotic streak, wants a little rest and relaxation. Once an outcast, she's now eager to rejoin the ranks of her New Jersey pack, and has even gotten a handle on her obsessive urge to hoard holiday ornaments. Yet Nat barely has time to revel in her progress before the next crisis comes howling at her door.Kept pretty much picks up where Coveted leaves off with Natalya still struggling and in therapy with her OCD and trying to regain her place inside the pack again but as if that's not enough on her plate her father goes missing and Nat is basically the only one who can make things right but she wont be able to get any help from another werewolf. Instead as in Coveted she will have to rely on her therapy group of misceallaneous friends for help and support.
I really am enjoying this series because on one hand Nat makes me so sick with her OCD problem holding her back but on the other hand it makes her feel more like a real person but it's not that I am against her it's because I so much want her to gain her rightful place back with her family and to enjoy life as she deserves to. What I am sick of is how even her own family treats her sometimes...thank God she has Aggie for a friend because Aggie is all about the backbone and speaks her mind freely let me tell you!
Then we have the love interests. I am torn between Nick the wizard and Thorn the Alpha. Both are easily compatable for her or for me....LOL Thorn however is tangled up with that tramp Erica who so does NOT deserve him but we'll not go there.....
You could probably read Kept just fine as a stand alone but I must advise you to go back and read Coveted first you wont regret it! This is a remarkable series by a new voice in the shapeshifter genre.
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