Review: Declan by Rae Rivers

Declan by Rae Rivers
Series: The Keepers (# 2)
Release Date: June 12, 2014
Publisher: HarperImpulse
Pages:  288
Source: book provided by the author for review

“You lied to me, misled me, attacked me,” Declan murmured, dipping his head toward hers, “but what we had three months ago wasn’t fake, was it?”

Kate’s gaze faltered to his lips, heat pulsing between them. But she didn’t deny it.

Declan Bennett has zero tolerance for thieves. He and his brothers, the Keepers, are fiercely protective of their witch, Sienna, and their privacy.
So when Kate Carrigan breaks into their estate, he’ll be damned if he lets the little wildcat get away with it – especially after she seduced him three months ago, leaving him buck-naked in a New Orleans hotel. Declan wants payback – and some answers.
Before she was murdered, Kate’s mother ingrained it in her not to trust anyone. Kate’s magical powers make her a pawn in the war between good and evil, a war she’s always avoided. Declan is everything she’s been taught to fear, even if she can’t forget the memory of his touch that one night…

Trouble is brewing as the powers of evil regroup – bolder and hungrier than ever – and Kate is forced to choose a side.


Review: FINALLY! I have read both the prequel, Sienna, and the first book, Archer, in The Keeper series and by far Declan is the best book. I could not get interested in the first two books, however Declan swept me away! I absolutely loved it!

Declan is action packed and there is so much mystery surrounding Declan and Kate’s story. No matter how hard they try, they cannot catch a break. The evil warlock, Harper, which is after Kate for her rare powers is determined to capture her at all costs. However, there is a major twist close to the end of the book that took my breath away. I never saw it coming!

I love that Kate is an independent and strong character. I enjoy female characters that can handle business on their own but allow others to help when necessary. Declan is a headstrong, sexy Keeper. Together they make a great team although they are both too stubborn to admit it.

While the first two books disappointed me because I was very excited about reading this series, Declan has completely restored my excitement! I cannot wait until Ethan is released. I will definitely be reading it.

Favorite Quote: “All she felt was the wild longing to hold him, to be with him. To be his”