Monday, November 11, 2013

KEEP ME STILL by Caisey Quinn: Review & Giveaway


A New Adult Contemporary Romance


Layla Flaherty had the perfect life, or close to it. Until a stranger gunned her parents down right in front of her, leaving her with seizure inducing PTSD. After years of trying to pass as normal and failing miserably, she resigns herself to being invisible. But new to town Landen O’Brien sees her, and he likes what he sees. Much to Layla’s surprise, he doesn’t freak out when she has a seizure in front of him. He does the exact opposite, calming her until the tremors subside. But Landen has secrets of his own. Secrets that both bind them together and tear them apart. 

Scarred by loss, Layla leaves her hometown of Hope Springs, Georgia, hoping to put her painful past behind her and start over in college in California. When she runs into Landen at freshmen orientation, she has a choice to make. Reinforce those steel walls she's built up around herself or give the only boy who can keep her still a second chance.

Landen’s more than ready to tear down those walls but this time when they come crashing down, they might bury her.


Star Rating: 4 stars

Heat Rating: Sizzling/HOT

Caisey Quinn is a writer that can really tap into those younger characters and make the reader remember all the passion, drama and feelings that you go through when you are experiencing love for the first time.  Reading Keep Me Still, I was sent back in time remembering my first love and was able to connect to Layla and Landen on a more personal level.  I was captured by the first few pages of this story and hours went by as I was lost in this wonderful story of love that break or won't give up (it might bend a little).

This version of Keep Me Still has the novella Let You Leave already in the book (it is a prequel), which is the best way to start the story.  Let You Leave introduces us to Layla and Landen, we get to know them as people, then as a pair before Keep Me Still begins.  Getting the background on these two characters is super important, it really enhances the story of Keep Me Still.  Then once you are done with Keep Me Still, you get to go right into the next novella, Hold Us Close (which is a lovely follow up/epilogue type sequel).

I love Caisey Quinn's writing style.  Her stories flow naturally and turns regular words into beautiful heart-tugging stories that take you on an emotional journey that you can get lost in for hours.  The pacing was a bit fast in Keep Me Still, but it worked overall for the complete book, which encompasses all three stories: Let You Leave, Keep Me Still and Hold Us Close. (So I definitely recommend you make sure your copy of Keep Me Still includes the novellas, they really enrich Layla and Landen's story)

Caisey Quinn won me over in Girl with Guitar with her storyline and original characters, and Layla and Landen in Keep Me Still stole my heart.  I love that you don't get cookie cutter characters, you get characters that are real, a little banged up and unique.    Layla and Landen were adorable.  I fell in love with them right away and was really put through the wringer with these two! My poor heart broke for them, I rooted for them and I found myself thinking about this book hours after I finished reading it and breaking out into a smile.

Keep Me Still is just another example of why I love Caisey Quinn!  If you have read her Kylie Ryans series (Girl with Guitar) then you will love Layla and Landen!  And if for some reason you haven't read Caisey Quinn  (go and 1-click any and all of her books), you are in for a treat, she is one of my favorite author "finds" this year!

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Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series as well as several New Adult Romance novels featuring country girls finding love in unexpected places. You can find her online at . 

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