Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Keep Me Still (Keep Me Still #1) by Caisey Quinn

Rating 3.5 stars
Publication Date  November 11th 2013

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

* This special edition of Keep Me Still includes the novella, Let You Leave:

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 will either bind them together or tear them apart


I wanted to shake Layla a couple of times, hoping that she would think and act like she was supposed to. The Layla in Keep Me Still was a mix of the Layla from Let You Leave and a new one more confident version of herself. 

I don't think that I can ever trust Landen completely ever again. He has many secrets and the worst part is that he is lying to the reader through his point of view. More accurate would be the "He is keeping 3/4 of the truth from us and we have to wait until Layla finds out to learn everything ourselfs" honesty from his part. Behind his secrets are hiding more. And it was so frustrating!

No matter what I think of Layla and Landen as individuals I have to admit that I like them together. They complete each other and they make the other to want to be a better person. I want to see what is going to happen with Corin and Landen's friend Skylar

I liked the Layla from keep me still. I thought that she was colder and less detached. Or started seeing differently. I felt as if she has lost a part of herself and a little of her faith in Landen.

I disliked a part of the story. I am sure if Landen has that many issues in the previous book(s) or they came on the surface later. He seemed to be getting worse and things eventually got out of control. Layla is better. She is almost fixed. So now is the time to fix Landen.

A disappointment was the  fact that I never found out what happened with Corin and Skylar.

Author Bio:

Debut Indie Author. I write New Adult books about country girls finding love in unexpected places. <3

Wearer of cowgirl boots, writer and avid reader of New Adult romance, lover of wine, addicted to chai tea lattes. Brand spanking new author of soon to be released books including Girl with Guitar and Keep Me Still (which may or may not include spanking).

Gemini, wife, mom, and former high school English teacher living in Birmingham, Alabama. I spend my days chasing a three year old and hiding away with my Macbook. I spend my nights writing because sleep is overrated.

I love hearing from readers and other writers, and those freaky hybrids like myself! You can email me at caiseyquinn @ gmail (dot) com or follow me on Twitter @CaiseyQuinn. You can find me on Facebook

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