Review of Yours To Keep by Serena Bell

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Ana Travares has been looking over her shoulder her whole life. Her U.S. visa expired when she was a young girl, and if her secret is discovered, she’ll be forced to return to the Dominican Republic. Ana allowed herself to get close to someone once before—and after he broke her heart, she swore never to make the same mistake again. But when a handsome doctor asks for her assistance, she fantasizes about breaking all her rules.

Even though paediatrician Ethan Hansen is a natural when it comes to little kids, as the single father of a teenage son he just can’t seem to get it right . . . except for the Spanish tutor he’s hired for his son, Theo. Ana has managed to crack Theo’s shell—and he isn’t the only one taken with her. The sexy tutor has fired up Ethan with a potent mix of lust and protectiveness. But as he starts to envision a future with Ana, Ethan is devastated to learn the truth about her citizenship. Somehow he’s got to find a way to help her—and hold on to the woman he’s falling hopelessly in love with.
I haven't read any other books by Serena Bell before but after reading the first couple of page I was pulled in by Ana and her story about the life she leads and how not matter where you are, you can never be really safe.
This novel revolves around Ana and Ethan, Ana teaches Spanish to students who need extra help and Ethan is a doctor who specialises in children's cases. Yours To Keep is told from both Ana's and Ethan's point of views, so you get to know both of the characters and the different personalities that they have.
Ana is different to any other woman I had read about, she is a immigrant who's visa has expired, though she tries to stay under the radar by asking for cash for her teaching. Though she is not the only one, her siblings are in the same boat as well having their visa's expire as well.
Ana has lived in America for over twenty years, after coming from the Dominican Republic, Spanish is her first language so she enjoys teaching people about the amazing language. That is where she meets Ethan, his son Theo has been failing his Spanish class, so he hires Ana to help him.
As the story progresses, Ana and Ethan grow closer and closer together, though there are some complication's with Ana's family and Ethan's son, though the connection between Ana and Ethan is very noticeable. Though things are never easy with Theo still recovering after his mother's death, Ana's crazy life trying to stay in America and the way how both their lives are so different.

Yours To Keep is a story of deal with loss, the lengths you will go for family and how you find love in the most strangest of places. This has everything you could want in a book, with its uniqueness and undeniable passion between the two main characters, along with their families problems and crazy problems that they have to deal with.

If I had to sum this book up in three words, they would be Dreamy, Amazing and Unique.
Format - E-book
Source - Netgalley
Release Date - 11th November 2013
Publisher - Loveswept
The rating I would give this book is:- 
 Serena Bell writes stories about how sex messes with your head, why smart people do stupid things sometimes, and how love can make it all better.
Serena wrote her first steamy romance before she was old enough to understand what all the words meant and has been perfecting the art of hiding pages and screens from curious eyes ever since—a skill that’s particularly useful now that she’s the mother of two school-aged children.
Serena took a break from penning love stories to explore the world as a journalist, where she spent time shadowing and writing about a cast of fascinating real-life characters.
She recently survived a cross-country move and is still plucking dishtowels out of her lingerie drawer. When she’s not scribbling stories or getting her butt kicked at Scrabble by a seven-year-old, she’s practicing modern dance improv in the kitchen, swimming laps, needlepointing, hiking, or reading on one of her large collection of electronic devices.
Serena is a member of RWA and blogs regularly about writing and reading romance at and She also tweets like a madwoman as @serenabellbooks.
Another day, another book, 
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