They weigh you down. I’ve kept a secret all my life. It’s my mother’s secret, too. I inherited it from her along with a unique ability that only we possess. She’s gone now, another victim of addiction. If her death isn’t enough to bring me to my knees, her betrayal flays me to the bone. Because the secret my mother and I have been keeping is just one of many she’d kept. She never told me I have an older brother. And now he’s here, eager to be my guardian.
There is no one else. So I move across the country to live with this stranger, my brother. But experience has taught me that most situations are temporary and forming attachments only leads to hurt in the end. That’s why I’m determined to keep to myself in this new place, struggling to seem aloof while I’m quietly breaking apart.
Then I meet Lucas…
His magnetism is hard to resist, and most girls at school aren’t resisting. I don’t fall so easily though, especially not for guys who use their good looks as a weapon. From the start, our interactions are tense and volatile. I know it’s because I’m denying the unwelcome desire that grips me when he’s near. I think he feels it, too. He looks at me with an intensity that threatens to unhinge my resolve. Soon he’s trying to break through the walls that past hurts have built.
But I’m not what I appear to be, and it wouldn’t be fair to get involved with him. At least that’s what I tell myself. Until a terrible act of violence reveals that Lucas has a secret, too. It’s a secret that links us together and ties us to an evil history I could never have imagined.
Keep You From Harm begins when the heroine's mother dies, and she must go live with a brother she never knew existed. She's been good at being on her own mostly and taking care of herself, but stepping into this new life she doesn't know what to do or how to act other than try to keep herself closed off from others.
But, then Lucas shows up in the picture and things get complicated and confusing for her.
These two have an instant attraction, and more things connecting them together than she thought. And as she learns the secrets of her past, things get even more complicated for them.
This book was a huge surprise in a really good way. I didn't really know what I was getting into when I started reading it, but once I started I couldn't stop till the book was over.
I really enjoyed the whole plot line of this story, it kept you guessing and interested during the whole story. And the characters were unique, and very interesting as well.
I really thought this book was good overall, and the only downside was the ending.