The Keeping

The Keeping


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Ryne Taylor was a sexy bad-ass Alpha set on establishing a new pack. Melody Greene was a journalism student researching his work as a photographer—or so she said. But could Mel really be trusted or had she stumbled upon his secret? And if she knew, could Ryne save himself and the pack he’d left behind without enacting a deadly ancient law known as The Keeping? Sequel to The Mating.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780995187962
Publisher: Nicky Charles
Publication date: 04/02/2018
Series: Law of the Lycans , #2
Edition description: Paperback
Pages: 478
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

Nicky Charles is an independent writer/publisher who became an author quite by accident. For many years she wrote as a hobby, seeing herself a 'reader not a writer'. Now a full-time author, she thanks-or blames, depending on the day-her friend/editor and fellow author, Jan Gordon, for the career she now finds herself immersed in.
When she writes, Nicky sees the story unfolding in her head like a movie and tries to include enough detail so readers can 'see' the story just as she does. The sights, sounds, smells and sensations of a scene are almost as important to her as the actual plot.
Nicky lives in Canada and tries to stick to Canadian spelling and punctuation in her work. She is an avid supporter of animal shelters, nature conservancy, food banks and a variety of other charities. Currently, she has three 'official' cats though a number of strays seem to take up residence in her garden each year.
When not writing, Nicky enjoys reading - though she often bemoans that she seldom has time for it any more. She also enjoys spending time in nature, gardening, taking day trips and eating dark chocolate.

You can contact Nicky Charles at her website:

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Keeping 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7733 reviews.
Amiee_Novelnose More than 1 year ago
I had to follow up and read this one since I enjoyed the previous book The Mating. This one was even better. The chemistry between hero and heroin was off the charts.The hero was a bad boy and I'm a sucker for those. The story it self kept me clicking the pages. This one had more action in it. A plus. It takes a while to get the info you need before things come together and get interesting. Hang in there though because it's great. Great Job Nicky Charles. You have a new fan here. I can't wait for the next one. Keep them coming.
MrsTrip More than 1 year ago
i read the first book in this series (the mating) and was charmed by it .so i naturally HAD to read the next in line and i was blown away!! the keeping shows that nicky charles has truly grown as an author .it has all the elements i loved in the mating while adding even more depth to the characters and plot line .i can't wait for "the finding" .i'd even be willing to PAY for it! i enjoyed this book very much and i hope others will too
Texasmomma More than 1 year ago
For those of you who loved "The Mating", you are in for a treat with this next installment. This book continues the story of two brothers who are Alphas for their respective packs. We get to visit with Kane and Elise and find out how they are doing, but this story is Ryne's. Wow, what a ride! This was fabulous. I can't imagine why Ms. Charles doesn't have a publisher. Her books are as good as the well known paranormal authors out there. If you are a "were" fan look no farther. Read "The Mating" first and then "The Keeping". "The Finding" will be released this winter. I can hardly wait!
swets22 More than 1 year ago
I read The Mating and just finished The Keeping. The Keeping more than met my expectations after reading The Mating. I have already put The Finding on my Nook and I know it will keep me on the edge of my seat. I agree with another reviewer, I'll buy any more of your books, you shouldn't have to give them away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! I read The Mating a few months ago and was thrilled to discover there was a sequel. A compelling plot, interesting characters, a hot, sexy love story, twists and turns, edge of your seat action and suspense, details and description....Ms. Charles does it again!
vmcferr More than 1 year ago
I got this book because it was free. I was very surprised to find out that it was a great book with a really good plot! In fact I got so involved with it that I couldn't put it down. I have all 3 books and I love them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it, just as good as the first. Bur hotter..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book. Great story line.
CrescentBlue More than 1 year ago
I loved The Mating so I was excited for this next installment in the series. I was disappointed for the first 150-200 pages. It was good, but did not grab me from the beginning like The Mating did. I kept waiting for something to happen and kept wondering how the author would work out all the issues with the characters. I did love how she kept giving updates on Elise and Kane from the first book! By the end, she tied almost everything up in a pretty nice bow (but still left a lot hanging for the third book). It really picked up in the last 100 pages or so and that mostly made up for the slow start. I am on to The Finding now!
PaulaC-SJS More than 1 year ago
I read the first book The Mating. I will tell you that was a good book, but this one was even better. I would guess that the next in the series will be even better still.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed The Mating so had to read this one. Since I have read this one I'm going to read The Finding next. Hope its as good as this one. Love the characters. Thank you Nicky for writing these books keep it up :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author has a great writing style. I read her first book The Mating quickly and then this one in very little time as well. The author does a great job making you interested in Ryne and Mel, especially after making you fall in lovr with Kane and Eluse. You hardly miss the first couple because she makes you so interested in these two. She also did a great job of making a completely different story line but having it make sense with the first one. There is norhing differenr about her sex scenes than any other romance writer. In terms of the negative comments about length...there arent as many pages as it may seem. This would not be 1000 printed pages. And she does just fine with description. Not too much at all. I've enjoyed both books and am currently reading the third. Amazing books and good enough to pay money for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Talented author wish there were more like these series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fabulous follow up to The Mating. A few random wording errors popped up where the incorrect word was placed within a sentence but otherwise the story flowed well. It was great to finally get the background info on the Lycan way of life that the first book painfully lacked. True to the last book there were a number of steamy sex scenes! I am anxious to begin the third book in the series!
MHDB More than 1 year ago
I Love reading and these books are the kind that keep me up all night, I had to push myselft to put the book down and go to sleep, excellent stories of werewolves, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didnt expect much since the book is free but to my suprise i loved it. You must read. Im on her 3rd book now. She is a really good author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
...for another fab story! Can't wait to read the Finding!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is hard to put down The mating was good but the Keeping eas even better Nicky Charles you go girl. You are a great story teller..... Now im getting ready to get into The Finding
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, great writer.....loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books have surprised me to no end. And they are FREE. So worth the read. A surprisingly great romantic mystery with some werewolves thrown in for good fun. Love the twists. Im going to start on book three NOW. Gotta find out what happened.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great quick read. I enjoyed it even more than The Mating because it was less predictable and the characters were more interesting to me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished the book and realized there is one more! I could not put it down, i even read at work! Its fast paced, keeps you intersted and wanting more. So surprised that it was free! Thanks to the author for getting me back into a reading kick.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first book - and LOVED IT! Read The Keeping and LOVED it more - now I'm off to read #3. I just love this series.
pink65 More than 1 year ago
so good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait to read the next book. So good, I can't put it down.