**ARC was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
This is the second book in the Coveted series, and it was so much better than the first. The story picks up where Coveted left off and I was immediately swept away. Coveted was such a great read and I expected nothing less of Kept.
Despite her flaws, Nat is such a strong and realistic character. I love her quirks and flaws. All the characters blended into a strongly woven story.
The story begins with the main character Natalya the werewolf in an uneasy truce with her family after she repaired the falling out from years before in the last book. Her father goes missing and she reluctantly goes with her ex-boyfriend/soon-to-be pack alpha Thorn and her brother to find him in Atlantic City. They learn that he is being held by a werewolf mob boss who the father owes a blood debt to. After some coercion, Natalya gets the mob boss to agree to allow her to take on her battered fathers debt. She ends up driving a dump truck with mysterious cargo to another state. Which is not as simple as it sounds, with fairy assassins attacking. Natalya calls upon the aid of her White Wizard friend/potential love interest, who brings some other friends from the supernatural therapy group along to assist. With lots of hard work and violence, they finish the journey with surprising results, ending up in the blood debt being paid and Natalya learning something unsettling about Nick.
After returning, Natalya has to train for the event to get her back into the pack while battling her confusion over her feelings for Thorn and his upcoming marriage. I can’t say too much more about what happens in the story because it will give away the shocker that was the ending. I loved the book. It was a great example of Urban fantasy, with constant action, supernatural creatures and magic, with humor, romance and real life issues thrown in. I can’t wait for the next book in the series because of the direction that the ending pointed in. Ms. Madison, please keep them coming. Natalya is one of my favorite female characters, with flaws yet the strength and humor to survive anything.