Keeping You : A Cheshire Love Story (Cheshire Love Stories Book 3) by Mollie Blake #BookReview @MollieBlake0

About this book…

His past haunts him. Revenge drives him. Can her love save him?

After a chance meeting in a bookshop, young Suzy Harper is engaged by multi-multimillionaire, Lawrence Bane, to work on translating a French document. They embark on an intense relationship, but he is surrounded by mystery and shame as demons from his past threaten to destroy everything he has worked for, including her love for him.

This exciting erotic romantic thriller traces the increasingly intense and tender relationship between the inexperienced Suzy and her wealthy, troubled lover, Lawrence. There are two obsessions in Lawrence’s life—his passion for Suzy and his drive for revenge against the gangland boss who murdered his best friend.

Will Suzy be strong enough to accept Lawrence for the man he is? Will Lawrence trust the woman he loves enough to reveal his darkest secrets to her? Will their love survive the challenges that lie ahead?

My review…

This is the third book in the Cheshire Love Stories series although if you’ve been reading them with a keen eye you will have noticed that Lawrence has popped up before (no pun intended!!) in a previous book. So I was thrilled to be able to read his story and catch up on the man himself in this raunchy erotic love story. And it’s always an added bonus for me that Mollie Blake sets her books in my home county of Cheshire so I’m very familiar with the places that Lawrence and Suzy visit as their relationship develops.

Suzy Harper has my dream job of working in a cosy book store and living in an even more cosy cottage in rural Cheshire. But her life isn’t as perfect as it looks on the surface. The deaths of her parents have dictated a move from Cameroon and her only family is her cousin Dominic but she’s happy enough. Then one day Lawrence Bane comes into her shop and her life changes forever. He employs her to translate some business papers for him but pretty soon that business relationship turns very, VERY personal indeed! Unfortunately, Lawrence has a secret past that threatens to destroy Suzys new found happiness because all is not what it seems when it comes to Lawrence Bane.

I actually think this is my favourite book so far in the series. I do love an erotic romantic suspense but I always prefer a more one on one M/F storyline and Mollie Blake can go a bit too far beyond that for me sometimes!!! So this one is much more my cup of tea but be warned there are still some VERY steamy scenes in here! She will probably hate me for saying this but there was a touch of “Fifty Shades Of Grey” around the storyline with its use of BDSM and complex abusive relationships but Mollie uses these themes to explore the nature of those relationships and how they affect those who have been damaged by them in the past. Suzy was incredibly easy to relate to and far less annoying than the heroine in 50SOG so this was a relationship that I really needed to work for me! Mollie Blake managed to weave her magical storytelling around these two fascinating characters as she brought their attraction to life, bringing some very hot and heavy action along the way! But there was such an intricately detailed build up to those scenes that meant they wasn’t just there for show or titillation, everything they did added another layer to their continually evolving connection.

This is probably Mollies best book so far! It kept me engrossed in the mystery bubbling just beneath the surface and how it would affect this lovely young  couple who deserved all the happiness they could snatch.  Absolutely loved it!

Keeping You: A Cheshire Love Story (Cheshire Love Stories Book 3) is available to purchase now from Amazon UK (affiliates link) My review copy came from the author.

Meet the author…

Mollie Blake is a happily married mum living in Cheshire in the heart of England, UK.

Having left her life as finance director to look after her son, Mollie has gone on to develop a passion for writing romance laced with danger and spiced with steamy scenes.She is a creative and explorative writer, and has a strong desire to make her readers eager to meet her characters and unravel plots to discover their secrets.

With a love of romance, an enjoyment of the thrill of danger, and an intense desire for scenes of passion and sensuality, Mollie has written five books so far in her series “A Cheshire Love Story”, all under contract with her American publisher Black Opal Books.

Her first book “The Secret At Arnford Hall” is out now – a dark romance laced with dangerous passions and tormented lives.
“OMG I loved it. it was brilliant.”
“Edge of your seat, can’t put it down, love story which is so much more than the traditional love story of boy meets girl.”

The second book “Guiltless” is out at the end of August 2017 – “Mollie Blake hits all the right buttons once again with her newest Cheshire Love Story! It’s a potent cocktail of glamorous people having hot and heavy encounters with a few “too hot to handle” shocks along the way. Irresistible!” My Chestnut Reading Tree

“Keeping You” and “An Unconventional Affair” Book I & Book II will follow

Mollie loves to hear from readers and lovers of romance and you can contact her at her
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Happy reading x

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I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.

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