Reviews for The Keeping
earthbender068 chapter 36 . 7/22/2013
dum dum dummmm! will melody believe ryne even after he transformed in front of her? you know i loved that she submitted to him subtly the entire story. i guess based on his reaction earlier to her, on humans the alpha gene comes of as someone very powerful. kinda like greyson, who would be an alpha in his own right.

you know i think you out did marla as a villian with the creation of aldrich.
earthbender068 chapter 35 . 7/22/2013
i'm happy that kane and elise are in this story also. i like when characters like this crossover. elise has always been strong, but bent to the will of the alpha. i don't see it as her just giving in to her husband, but to the 'orders' of her alpha. she was like that with her dad in the mating. she protested at first the arranged mating, but essentially when her father made it clear this is what he wanted her to do she complied. however here, she flat out said no. she answered kane as his wife not as a member of his pack. i liked that. she put her foot down when she felt she would lose the life of the man she loved.

people think your women are weak? so is the definition of a strong woman, one who makes her husband do all the chores, and she makes all the decisions, and he cowers before her in stupidity? the thing is i hate that women nowadays feel like they have to run the house and be in charge of everything and men are incompetent. isn't that the same image that women fought against for so long? so why would we place that stigma on men that we love? i love your women, cause i get the world that has been set up for them. elise may bend to her alpha's will, but i haven't seen an example of kane making a decision that was idiotic. (other than their argument in the mating...and that was just jealousy and who hasn't been guilty of that)

oh ryne...of course you have to run in to protect melody! she needs you. she cant go through this change on her own. i know that aldrich mentioned having his way with melody, but i can honestly say, he seems as interested in sex as a tomato, or sheldon from the big bang theory, if you watch that show.
ryne did well though. i often wonder what he and kane would have been like had reno gotten a hold of them. it may have killed the man dealing with all three of them.

oh and i found this guy and he's who i picture as damien. i know this review is all over the place. sorry.

you have to piece it together. if it doesn't work, its from a site called bookishtempatations on wordpress and it's from an april 23 2013 blog called tantalizing tuesdays. its the brazialian model, Marlon Teixeira. he's uber hot with his beard...

anyway on to the next chapter.
earthbender068 chapter 33 . 7/18/2013
NOOOOO! yes this is my second time going through his and yes I know Lucy got hit in the head. but I'm scared to go to the next chapter...
earthbender068 chapter 21 . 7/17/2013
from you author's notes, i LOVE that you are all about details. I could always admire people that can write these 1,000 word chapters. but more times than not I feel like I'm missing something. I love the lite minute things that give flavor to the chapter. like the clothing the characters are wearing or the trees in the background. as a reader it helps me imagine the scene the author is setting.

so keep up the detailed work. it is great appreciated.

earthbender068 chapter 19 . 7/17/2013
I want a Harley! I think it's cute how he was all scared of ryne. poor dog. but at least they understand one another now. he wants to please ryne so much. you know, now that I think of it, none of the characters in your stories have pets. hmmm...

Lucy is awesome. she's like that good friend you have that may not have the classroom brains that you do, but is sure as hell a genius when it comes to common sense. she's the one you want with you when you stumble out of the club at 2am tipsy and some creeper is trying to take advantage of you. I think she deserves the happiness she wants. though I hate that she feels like she has to leave stump river to find it. I mean she's a small town girl through and through. I think a large city would crush her good loving spirit. for someone who has lived her whole life in a small town, she's very worldly in her knowledge.
earthbender068 chapter 18 . 7/17/2013
poor melody. I mean I understand her confusion. ryne was tender somewhat with her. then he just turns his back on her like that. it's hard being a girl. sex does something to us that just messes with out minds. I haven't met too many women in my 41 years that can completely separate sex from emotion. they say they can, but truly somewhere in their mind its there.

I wanna kick ryne. even if I know his motive.
earthbender068 chapter 17 . 7/17/2013
how freaking lucky is Mel? trap in a house woh three hot guys overnight? I mean come on! and bless her poor soul. I think everyone of us has had some moment in bed when our imagination runs away from us.

you know the one thing that I love about your world is how casual the lycans are about sex. brian teasing yes, but for the most part they aren't all ooh sex is bad, and we can't talk about it. even in the mating, Kane and the pack were really laid back about it. of course Elise was a little embarrassed at first but I think that has to do with the act being new to her. the community as a whole accepts sex as a normal part of life. it could be because they are social animals and sex is looked at as a way of bonding.

idk, it was just something I wanted to mention just I enjoy as a part of your world.
earthbender068 chapter 16 . 7/15/2013
I try to picture this house, and the only thing that comes too d is basically a mansion. just because there has to be enough room for the guys and potential families. I can see land being cleared for homes as ryne's pack
grows. maybe even the take over of a few of the businesses in the town. like the garage once Ben retires, like he was thinking. I know that pack business keeps ryne and Bryan busy, but I can't see Daniel being satisfied sitting at home once the house is completed, you know. plus I'm sure they need some kind of income.

it goes again to compliment the world you have created. Lycans attend human universities and get jobs in the human world, but still have a relationship with their pack. it's really a sense of true community.

i like that ryne was proud of what he's completed on the house with his boys. I'm sure the house will be beautiful.
earthbender068 chapter 12 . 7/14/2013
you know why I like melody? she's more relatable to me. the insecurities and self doubt, and the way she works herself up over stuff, I can totally understand. I have so many well laid plans in my head, but real life and other people screw it up! yet she dusts herself off and keeps going.

i remember seeing in one your author's notes, from which story I can't remember, that some people had trouble with your female leads? I don't see anything wrong with them personally. I can't see why others would.
earthbender068 chapter 11 . 7/13/2013
I'm reading this story again. it is my favorite followed by bonded. I really love melody and ryne. it's something about them. Kane always seems more romantic and smooth compared to Damien and Ryne. though he's still not one to be f'ed with.

I was wondering, at what point does the 'alpha' thing kick in for them. I mean once the were says he's starting a pack of his own or is it once he selects a beta? and what do those changes incurr? also I wondered about old/retired betas. we know alphas join the council, but in essence betas are leaders too. do they serve any other capacity? sorry had to get those questions out there for you.

this chapter does act as a way to the the storyline together and begin to drive it. having read it before, I'm looking for things I may have missed the first time. which is fun for me, cause I can go, 'oh...'

i kinda picture actor Jason momoa as ryne. he was in Conan the barbarian and is in game of thrones.

k on to the next chapter
ClosetReader chapter 5 . 7/7/2013
Okay, I find her a little annoying for pulling off the Ho trespassing sign but I think it's also mainly because I don't want her to meet ryne and start investigating.
Taraxoxo chapter 43 . 6/25/2013
This was a great storyb
Guest chapter 21 . 6/3/2013
I really like your stories. i hate when writers just fly thought stuff with giving me enough details to get a better picture of what is happening.
Guest chapter 21 . 6/3/2013
Hmmm, she seems to subconsciously know a lot about wolf and pack behavior...I think somebody has a bit of werewolf in them. haha
ChrnoDude chapter 43 . 6/5/2013
Great story, expected nothing less after The Mating. Can't wait to read The Finding.
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