Review: Kept by Shawtelle Madison

Kept (Coveted, #2)Title: Kept
Author:  Shawntelle Madison
Series: Coveted
Publisher:  Ballantine Books
Format: ebook from Netgalley
ISBN: 0345529170
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date: November 27th 2012
Number of pages: 336

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.

Nat’s father has suddenly gone missing, captured by the Russian werewolf mafia. And as Nat steps up to save her dad from a mob boss’s deadly game, two men step in to play another round for her heart: her gorgeous alpha ex-boyfriend, Thorn, and her new flame, the sweetly sensitive wizard Nick. With her life growing more harried by the minute, Nat must stay cool, calm, and collected . . . or else risk losing everything.

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This book was an improvement to the first on the series. Because Coveted was a bit to slow for my taste and Natalya was just annoying in some moments with her doubts about Thorn. Luckily we can see how much she changed and her therapy is helping her along with her new friends.
I loved the plot for the rescue and how Natalya needed to save her father life and the best part for me was she managed most of the book without Thorn help or his ability to just show up and try to save her.
I love a good road trip with friends and this one had some serious actions that made everything more surprising and dangerous. I still think she should stay with Nick, because he definitely shows more how he feels and it’s not stuck in some marriage.
The end was a big moment for me and it actually flew big for how fast I read it. The pace felt lighter and more attuned to the action, so when I discovered the last chapter was ending it was a great regret not knowing if or when I would see Natalya again.
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SERIES IN ORDER

#0.5 – Collected
#1 – Coveted
#2 – Kept
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