Wednesday, December 16, 2020

BLOG TOUR - Mine to Keep


Bonnie Drummond is from the wrong side of the tracks, raised in a family of liars and criminals. No matter how hard she tries to stay on the straight and narrow, she always finds herself sucked back into the family drama, forced to sacrifice everything she’s earned to protect her family.

But this time they’ve gone too far—crossed the wrong people—and to save them she’ll have to put her life on the line.

Roman Kozlov, enforcer for a New Orleans mafiya family, is the poster child for the life Bonnie is struggling to escape. But he's also as alluring as he is dangerous, and it doesn’t take long for their lives to begin to mesh.

With Roman, Bonnie finds the family she never had.

As their race for answers heats up, so too does the budding romance between them. And with danger nipping at her heels and love threatening her heart, Bonnie must come face-to-face with her past if she wants to have a future.

NOLA Knights
Book 1: His to Defend
Book 2: Hers to Tame
Book 3: Mine to Keep



Title:   Mine to Keep
Author:  Rhenna Morgan
Series:  NOLA Knights #3
Publisher:  Carina Press
Genre:   MysteryThrillers
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   352
Date of Publication:   December 14, 2020
My Rating:   5 Stars

Bonnie Drummond pretty much has one focus in life, and that is of protecting her father and brother, despite the difficulties in life they've experienced, even if her family has brought certain things upon themselves. Bonnie is working two jobs to help out her family, despite the cost to herself. When something happens to them, she goes to the only really friend she has, Cassie. 

Never once did Bonnie realizing that turning to Cassie for help would change her life irrevocably. Cassie has a family that protects anyone in their net, even if their lifestyle is something that Bonnie could never have imagined. For starters, they have a wealth and standing Bonnie could not imagine, so she immediately feels she does not fit in. However, she needs their help, one way or another.

When she meets Ronan Kozlov, who a a mafioso, Bonnie wants to run in the opposite direction. After all, her hard work proves that she wants to lead a good life, one free of any deceit. Despite their major differences on that score, she is very drawn to Roman. At some point Bonnie sees that she cannot pull away from him, even if it means understanding things about his lifestyle.

I loved this book, as I did the first two books in this series, His to Defend and Hers to Tame, and those reviews are linked here. This story was just as exciting as the previous ones. One thing that really drew me to Mine to Keep is Roman's Alpha personality, with expressing like 'you will enjoy yourself'. Not sure why I enjoyed his demanding nature, but he proved to be the perfect match for Bonnie.

On the one hand, this book explored the undeniable connection between Bonnie and Roman, but it also pushed the levels of danger that landed right in front of Bonnie. The story was exciting from the very beginning and the tension never once let up. 

I am not certain if this series will be continuing,  but if it does, I am more than eager to read more, especially when knowing going in that the heroes are ultimate bad guys. Rhenna Morgan has written a compelling series thus far and pulled me right in just as Bonnie was pulled into a family that no doubt would always be wrought with danger.

Many thanks to Carina Press and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Please enjoy the following excerpt:
She’d lost her damned mind. Or at least had temporary insanity—probably induced by too much adrenaline. One of the two had to be the problem, because Bonnie had sure as hell never been known to let her mouth run rampant the way it had in front of Roman and Cassie fifteen minutes ago.

Perched in the middle rear seat of Roman’s supped-up truck, Bonnie stilled her jiggling knee for the third time in five minutes and stared out her window for any sign of the massive Russian. “What’s he doing, anyway?”

Cassie twisted from the front passenger seat, the length of time it took for her gaze to come into focus making it seem she’d been somewhere else entirely. “Who, Roman?” She scanned the front yard and shrugged her shoulder. “No telling. Maybe looking for clues? Or he could just be making sure the place is all locked up.”

Now, that was funny. Almost impossible to laugh at considering the anvil sitting in her stomach, but funny, nonetheless. “There’s nothing in there worth stealing. My family’s more the transitory type when it comes to possessions.”

See? There it was again. Her mouthing off and sharing shit she’d held back for most of her life.

Cassie didn’t seem to notice. Just twisted in her seat and cocked her head to one side. “So, what do you think about Roman?”

That he’s huge, hot and could probably make Satan piss his pants.

Before the uncensored answer could jump past her lips, she rearranged her backpack lying across her thighs. “He seems…nice.”

“Nice?” Cassie echoed back with open disbelief. “That’s it?”

Okay, he’s intimidating as fuck and somehow made me blurt out all my family’s dirty laundry in less than three sentences.

Also not a wise confession.

“Well, what do you want me to say? My mind’s all screwed up after the day I’ve had. He could have polka dots and a unicorn horn sticking out of his head and I’d probably have missed it.”


All right, fine. So, she’d taken a healthy inventory. He was at least six-foot-four, for Christ’s sake, and packed more muscle than that slick black suit of his had a prayer of hiding.

And those tattoos at the base of his fingers and on the backs of his hands…she had no clue what they were or meant, but they were sexy AF.

Cassie’s face sobered. “I’m sorry. That was insensitive of me. I know you’re worried about your brother and dad, but I’ve wanted you to meet my family for so freaking long, I got carried away.”

Roman prowled into view from the far side of the with concentration.

Cassie followed Bonnie’s gaze out the windows, noted Roman’s trajectory toward the truck and lowered her voice. “You have to admit, though. He’s pretty handsome.”

Bonnie shook her head. “Handsome belongs on guys like Hugh Jackman and Orlando Bloom. That guy’s got badass motherfucker written all over him.”

Cassie’s head snapped back in surprise just as Roman opened the door and climbed into the cab.

Great. More verbal diarrhea. Though, she had a feeling Cassie didn’t take the comment the way she’d intended it. To Bonnie’s mind, Roman’s mega short dark hair and tightly cropped beard was hella hot, and he could probably sharpen a knife on the hard angles of his jawline. His eyes were killer, too. Hooded in a way that made you have to really work to figure out what color they were.

And for the record, she’d put in the effort.

Gunmetal gray.


A native Oklahoman, Rhenna Morgan is a certified romance junkie. Whether it’s contemporary, paranormal, or fantasy you’re after, Rhenna’s stories pack romantic escape full of new, exciting worlds, and strong, intuitive men who fight to keep the women they want. For advance release news and exclusive content, sign up for her newsletter at You'll also find all of her social links there, along with her smoking hot inspiration boards.

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