Review: Kept by Ella Goode




Published May 2019

Blurb: MJ spent her whole life raising her little sister and building a small cooking empire. Men have never been part of her recipe for success. Then Cullen Castile waltzes into her life, sits down at her kitchen counter, and refuses to move until he’s put a ring on her finger. How can one woman resist the charms of a determined officer of the law set on keeping her?


Answer: She doesn’t know. It’s hard when he’s too perfect to be real!


Cullen Castile likes law, order, and the happiness of his family. When he learns his brother is committing crimes in order to capture the woman who has won his heart, Cullen figures it’s time for him to step in only to find his own heart in jeopardy. He’s never met a woman like MJ before and now that he has, he’s not going to let her go. How can one detective win over the reluctant heart?


Answer: He’s not sure, but he’s not giving up! Ever.


MJ may try to escape, but in the end, she’ll see her own happily ever after is waiting.


May be spoilers:

Kept is the 2nd in the Castile series. Captured was the 1st. This story has 19 chapters and 2 epilogues and is about MJ and Cullen.

Cullen is Maddox’s brother and MJ is Luna’s sister. They met in the first book when Maddox was stalking Luna. This one starts right after Maddox and Luna makeup.

They both are into the other right off the bat.

She’s been celibate for years. He lies a little to move in with her and she wants just the benefits, but doesn’t want to make things complicated as they are family now with their siblings getting married. He agrees only cause he’s going to make her his.

Very steamy with a little spanking thrown in. I loved this one. No real drama.

Cullen is amazing with MJ and takes his time but pushes when he can. MJ, you can definitely understand why she is the way she is, but there wasn’t any pushing away, which was great.

No cheating, no separations, no ow/om drama. Great story. I loved seeing Maddox and Luna again.

Epilogue is a year out and a few months out. They are happily married and her water breaks at the end, they are having twins. I loved it. So sweet and steamy.

I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.  Thanks for reading. Hope you check it out.

Goodreads shelves: celibate-hero, celibate-heroine, epilogue-kids, epilogue-married, faithful-since-meeting, fast-read, favorite-author, get-together-stay-together, great-read, hea, insta-everything, instalove-lust, love-how-he-loves-her, no-cheating-between-mcs, no-drama, no-ow-om-drama, no-push-pull, no-sex-scenes-with-ow-om, no-virgins, o-t-t-alpha, read, safe-for-me, short-to-the-point, spanking, steamy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s