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Lana and Xerus return...and encounter a life-altering threat Xerus: loyal, protective, swift, powerful. Named predomis--highest warrior among the vrisha--and guardian to his queen. And Lana's one true mate. Several years after Lazris, Lana has called the vrisha's world her home. After a long mission kept her and Xerus away, they finally return to Tryth, hoping to settle back Lana and Xerus return...and encounter a life-altering threat Xerus: loyal, protective, swift, powerful. Named predomis--highest warrior among the vrisha--and guardian to his queen. And Lana's one true mate. Several years after Lazris, Lana has called the vrisha's world her home. After a long mission kept her and Xerus away, they finally return to Tryth, hoping to settle back into the life they had and spend each moment together. But when the discovery of a galaxy-sized threat presents itself, and they learn of a dangerous empire seeking to hunt humans for its benefit, Lana and Xerus must work together to stop a major catastrophe and possible war, before it's too late. As large of a problem that seems, Lana finds an even darker, more disturbing, complication within her own mate. Something that could sever their relationship completely and shatter the bond they had built since the beginning. As they strive to save the human race from being hunted and killed, Lana fights to save the one who matters to her the most. Heart's Keeper is the fourth book and final to the series and contains dark elements including violence and is meant for mature readers only. In order to have a complete understanding of characters and situations it is highly recommended that books 1-3 be read first in this order: Heart's Prisoner Dark's Savior Shadow's Chosen


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Lana and Xerus return...and encounter a life-altering threat Xerus: loyal, protective, swift, powerful. Named predomis--highest warrior among the vrisha--and guardian to his queen. And Lana's one true mate. Several years after Lazris, Lana has called the vrisha's world her home. After a long mission kept her and Xerus away, they finally return to Tryth, hoping to settle back Lana and Xerus return...and encounter a life-altering threat Xerus: loyal, protective, swift, powerful. Named predomis--highest warrior among the vrisha--and guardian to his queen. And Lana's one true mate. Several years after Lazris, Lana has called the vrisha's world her home. After a long mission kept her and Xerus away, they finally return to Tryth, hoping to settle back into the life they had and spend each moment together. But when the discovery of a galaxy-sized threat presents itself, and they learn of a dangerous empire seeking to hunt humans for its benefit, Lana and Xerus must work together to stop a major catastrophe and possible war, before it's too late. As large of a problem that seems, Lana finds an even darker, more disturbing, complication within her own mate. Something that could sever their relationship completely and shatter the bond they had built since the beginning. As they strive to save the human race from being hunted and killed, Lana fights to save the one who matters to her the most. Heart's Keeper is the fourth book and final to the series and contains dark elements including violence and is meant for mature readers only. In order to have a complete understanding of characters and situations it is highly recommended that books 1-3 be read first in this order: Heart's Prisoner Dark's Savior Shadow's Chosen

30 review for Heart's Keeper

  1. 4 out of 5

    Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

    This is the final book in the series and I loved catching up with previous characters from prior books. This is a continuation of Lana and Xerus’s story from the first book which I was so pleased about I’ve always wondered how they got on when they returned to his home planet of Tryth. This is set a few years later Lana and Xerus have been happy she’s his queen and he is her predomis they have been completing missions together and after returning from one such task Lana notices there is something This is the final book in the series and I loved catching up with previous characters from prior books. This is a continuation of Lana and Xerus’s story from the first book which I was so pleased about I’ve always wondered how they got on when they returned to his home planet of Tryth. This is set a few years later Lana and Xerus have been happy she’s his queen and he is her predomis they have been completing missions together and after returning from one such task Lana notices there is something off with her mate, he’s not acting his usual self and seems to lose time and at times even himself, his behaviour is also becoming increasingly erratic and at times even violent. This coincides with the arrival of Xilya a Vrisha we have met previously she wants assistance helping the humans evade the hunters that are after them. This is the start of a mission that Lana doesn’t really want but feels compelled to assist with the timing is especially bad with all that is going on with Xerus. This was well written but was not my favourite from the series though I did enjoy it. I think maybe because of Xerus being off his game and Lana having to do a lot of this alone it affected my overall enjoyment. I wanted to see him all bad-ass and protective over his mate but I felt it was more the other way around here and it was Lana that was doing all of this. Saying that this was emotional and touching and I did love seeing where these two were at now it just also felt slightly anti-climatic as well. I still recommend and this has been a fantastic series that I have really enjoyed if you like Sci-fi alien romance this series is sure to be a big hit, it’s well written and imaginative with some great world-building. I voluntary reviewed a copy of Hearts Keeper. Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm https://www.facebook.com/beckiebookworm/ www.beckiebookworm.com

  2. 4 out of 5

    Ashton Reads

    I loved seeing all the previous couples interact, and especially loved the scenes with Lana and Elise teaming up! The first 2/3 were slow and a bit difficult for me to connect with, but I did adore the ending. I’m excited to see what Riley comes up with next!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Arielle

    It's hard to believe I've been reading this series since it started almost a year ago. I've been hooked since Heart's Prisoner came out last August. Olivia Riley has really improved as an author since then. It's been a really fun ride, and while I'm sad to see it end, I'm glad there is potential for another series to start! Heart's Keeper is a wrap up to the Dark World Mates series. It features the heroes and heroines from the previous three books and serves as an epilogue for their stories, but It's hard to believe I've been reading this series since it started almost a year ago. I've been hooked since Heart's Prisoner came out last August. Olivia Riley has really improved as an author since then. It's been a really fun ride, and while I'm sad to see it end, I'm glad there is potential for another series to start! Heart's Keeper is a wrap up to the Dark World Mates series. It features the heroes and heroines from the previous three books and serves as an epilogue for their stories, but the stars of the book are the ones from the very beginning - Lana and Xerus. This book follows a similar chapter structure to Heart's Prisoner in that the story is told through Lana's perspective, and the very last chapter is told through Xerus' perspective. There is a reason for this. Throughout the story, Xerus has been acting strangely since he and Lana returned from a previous mission on another planet. He's been distracted, restless, and extremely irritable to the point of violence. (view spoiler)[It is later revealed that Xerus has the vrisha equivalent of PTSD, just before he nearly kills Lana during one of his violent episodes (hide spoiler)] . His bizarre behavior puts their current mission (view spoiler)[of locating and stopping the hunters employed from the empire in the third book before they can find Earth and begin abducting humans en masse (hide spoiler)] in jeopardy, and Lana is soon faced with a decision that could break the years of love and trust she and Xerus have built. What I love about Heart's Keeper is the growth Lana has been given. We haven't seen or heard from either her or Xerus since Heart's Prisoner, although the incident in which they met is referenced throughout the second and third book. It has been several Earth years since the events of the first book - known by everyone as the "Lazris incident" - have taken place, and since then Lana has adapted seamlessly to vrisha culture and way of life. Lana is queen to the people in her haven, a small city within the mountainside. She's taken charge and shown she's not afraid to make difficult decisions (view spoiler)[including having Xerus locked in a cage when he becomes so violent it nearly compromises their mission (hide spoiler)] . Lana's assimilation into vrisha culture and life was so complete, when she finally meets another human (view spoiler)[Elise from Shadow's Chosen (hide spoiler)] , it takes a moment for her to realize she spoke to her in vrishan instead of English. It takes even longer for her to realize that while they both start speaking to each other, none of the vrisha present can understand them as they were speaking English. It aligns with how long Lana has not only been queen, but also how long it had been since the Lazris incident, which provides excellent pacing for the novel. I'm going to keep this review short, since the book itself doesn't feature new characters with spin-off stories of their own, and I may add on to this later, but this was definitely a 5/5 stars for me. I was saddened to see this series end, but there is potential for a new series to start in the future, and I hope to see more of the characters we've met along the way return!

  4. 4 out of 5

    BookishlyNomes

    Wow. Wow. Wow. What else can I say? Heart's Keeper was a fantastic and satisfying end to a great series. I should firstly mention that it's recommended to read the first three books prior to starting this one. However, I've only read book one (which is the same couple as this one) and absolutely loved it. I have plans to read books two and three soon but found that I was able to keep up well with this story with only knowing the characters' names for the couples of books two and three. That bein Wow. Wow. Wow. What else can I say? Heart's Keeper was a fantastic and satisfying end to a great series. I should firstly mention that it's recommended to read the first three books prior to starting this one. However, I've only read book one (which is the same couple as this one) and absolutely loved it. I have plans to read books two and three soon but found that I was able to keep up well with this story with only knowing the characters' names for the couples of books two and three. That being said, it did not in any way affect my review for this book and I look forward in giving this a re-read after I become better acquainted with the other couples who cameo in this book. I don't want to state too much about the actual storyline since I think it'll make much more sense if you've read at least the first book. But what I will rave about is Olivia Riley's writing! In short: it's incredible. Riley creates these really detailed, complex worlds and situations, and makes it easy to follow and understand for all readers - sci-fi newbies and seasoned readers, alike. I, personally, don't read sci-fi romance as much as I'd like and have found in the past that it takes me longer to read while I wrap my head around certain space-y elements. That is not the case with Riley's books and instead I find myself gravitating towards trying to binge the whole book in one sitting. Both stories I've read by her have completely captivated my attention and left me wanting more from these alien-human relationships. And the relationships themselves... they're a perfect balance between romance, relationship/character development, and getting things done in the plotline outside of being love interests. Truly another fantastic book by Olivia Riley and as previously mentioned, I look forward to reading books two and three before coming back to re-read Heart's Keeper. Heck, I might even start back from the beginning with book one and re-introduce myself to the wonderful couple that is enigmatic Xerus and kickass Lana! Disclaimer: Thank you to Booksprout for the arc in exchange for an honest review.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    The writing and editing of the ARC version of the manuscript was clean, with no typos that I found and well constructed sentences. The world building was well done, with the details of Xerus’ illness being well described. The characterization was great, with both hero and heroine being sympathetic individuals with nuance. The development of the romantic relationship was sweet and tragic, with a happy ending. This couple met and fell in love in the first book in this series, so this last book in The writing and editing of the ARC version of the manuscript was clean, with no typos that I found and well constructed sentences. The world building was well done, with the details of Xerus’ illness being well described. The characterization was great, with both hero and heroine being sympathetic individuals with nuance. The development of the romantic relationship was sweet and tragic, with a happy ending. This couple met and fell in love in the first book in this series, so this last book in the series continued their story. The heat level was two chili peppers in this novel. The plot was excellent, full of action, danger, and high stakes. The pacing was consequently quick and gripping. There was a medium amount of well justified angst in this novel, which I enjoyed. The world building was four stars. The plot and pacing were both five stars. The characterization and development of the romantic relationship was four stars. I therefore gave this novel a combined rating of four and a half stars. This novel ended on a Happy Ever After ending instead of a cliffhanger ending, so that was a big plus. I recommend this novel to readers who enjoy sci-fi romances with action filled plots and a distinct space opera feel. I look forward to reading the next series this author chooses to write, whether it is set in this universe or a totally new one. I will buy myself a keeper copy of this book. I received a free advance review copy of this book, and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    Wow, I absolutely loved the previous books, but couldn’t get into this one at all. I felt no connection to the characters and felt like nothing happened throughout the book. Maybe I just wasn’t in the right mood for this. 🤷🏼‍♀️

  7. 5 out of 5

    أجمل زهرة

    What was special about this series for me ? Of course, its variety. So I'm very disappointed with this one because it is a repeat of the first book. What was special about this series for me ? Of course, its variety. So I'm very disappointed with this one because it is a repeat of the first book.

  8. 5 out of 5

    ~♥*Marianna*♥~

    Wasn’t worth it for me. Like I said I couldn’t care less for the human women kidnapping plot and this book uses it too. Also, I didn’t find this book romantic. A distant and confused Xerus is no fun.

  9. 5 out of 5

    JML

    Amazing ending to a powerful series 💖 This book brings the entire story arc full circle. We go back to the couple the Dark World mates started off with Lana and Xerus.. They were compelling and beautifully written in the first book and only seemed to get better in this last one. It's been ten years since the disaster of the base 's destruction and Lana's disappearance. In that time Xerus and Lana have only fallen deeper in love with each other and their loyalty to one another is without question. Amazing ending to a powerful series 💖 This book brings the entire story arc full circle. We go back to the couple the Dark World mates started off with Lana and Xerus.. They were compelling and beautifully written in the first book and only seemed to get better in this last one. It's been ten years since the disaster of the base 's destruction and Lana's disappearance. In that time Xerus and Lana have only fallen deeper in love with each other and their loyalty to one another is without question. But each mission they have completed has taken a bit of their souls. It's noticeable early in the story that something is off with Xerus it truly feels like he's suffering from a serious form of PTSD. Lana is beside herself because she realizes that the one thing she can't or won't live with out is her mate. She fears the absence of him more than anything else. The story that is really about how they navigate his sickness, try and save a human colony and keep their relationship strong. This hit all my emotional buttons and I found myself smiling and crying my way through the whole story. This is a truly mated couple that even just the thought of being separated for any length of time is painful for both. You will cry, but in the end you will smile with a feeling of satisfaction at the end. Another wonderful aspect is you get to see old friends and find out how their life have progressed as well. I loved this series and how terrific the world building was as well as the amazing characters. I loved how alien the males in each of the stories were and the female leads were compelling capable and was their males as something beautiful , other worldly and dangerous and chose to love them because of it. I honestly can't wait to see what this author comes up with next. I know I'll be reading it. Thank you for giving me a few hours of true getaway bliss! It's books like this that stir the soul and feed the imagination. Highly recommend💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

  10. 4 out of 5

    Liza Wiegand

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. *Spoilers Ahead* It’s better to read the series in its proper order before reading this book. Heart’s Keeper brings back Lana and Xerus (Heart’s Prisoner) and showed a brief glimpse of their life after leaving Lazris. Lana is now a Queen of her own Haven with Xerus as her Predomis at her side in Tryth (Vrisha’s home planet). They have just come back from a difficult mission and was just settling down when Xilya (Dark’s Savior) came and apprised Lana of what transpired after she escaped and rescued *Spoilers Ahead* It’s better to read the series in its proper order before reading this book. Heart’s Keeper brings back Lana and Xerus (Heart’s Prisoner) and showed a brief glimpse of their life after leaving Lazris. Lana is now a Queen of her own Haven with Xerus as her Predomis at her side in Tryth (Vrisha’s home planet). They have just come back from a difficult mission and was just settling down when Xilya (Dark’s Savior) came and apprised Lana of what transpired after she escaped and rescued the human women from the clutches of the Xolis empire. After integrating into the Vrisha society, Lana had never expected to have any contact with her own people. But the need to protect the whole human race from a powerful empire drove her and a handful of warriors on a perilous mission. With human DNA tracker and advanced communication machine, they set out to the peripheral planets inhabited by humans. With Xilya’s help they were able to communicate with Aly and Ryziel (Dark’s Savior) and the rebels from the Xolis empire. The scope of their mission seemed overwhelming for Lana, but what concerned her most was the change in her beloved’s demeanor. Xerus started exhibiting alarming phases of lucidity, and primal non cognitive. In their search for the the hunters sent by the Xolis empire, they stumbled into Elise and Nezka (Shadow’s Chosen). The book as usual, written by this author is full of action and emotional struggles. I love that the author finished the series in a hopeful note and not kept us all hanging. The only complain I have is that the Xerus I love in the first book seemed vastly diminished here. All in all, this is highly entertaining read that I recommend for everyone to read. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Carole

    Heart’s Keeper by Olivia Riley is a truly grand finale to her Dark World Mates series! We the reader get to rejoin Lana and Xerus 10 years after the events that brought them together in Heart’s Prisoner, finding their love stronger and as fiercely passionate as ever. But there is trouble on the horizon concerning Xerus as Lana has noticed him acting strangely after their recent return to planet Tryth from a mission. As the story unfolds we learn the shattering reason for the behavior change in Xe Heart’s Keeper by Olivia Riley is a truly grand finale to her Dark World Mates series! We the reader get to rejoin Lana and Xerus 10 years after the events that brought them together in Heart’s Prisoner, finding their love stronger and as fiercely passionate as ever. But there is trouble on the horizon concerning Xerus as Lana has noticed him acting strangely after their recent return to planet Tryth from a mission. As the story unfolds we learn the shattering reason for the behavior change in Xerus and its revelation elicited some very heart tugging, teary eyed moments for this reader. Characters from previous books also make an appearance in the story as our couple takes on an even more important mission with them. Action and adventure dominate the narrative but collide with Lana’s concern for Xerus, filling the pages with nonstop nail biting thrills, while through it all Lana stands by her predomis! Make sure to clear your calendar because you won’t be able to put this book down until the very last and final page. HEA I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Velora Rose

    Be still my beating heart I have received this book as an ARC for my review. I have been following this author since the beginning. This final (so sad) book in the series was the perfect closing to a series. You could really get a sense of how much our main heroine really loves her mate and vise versa. I truly was captivated by this couple from the beginning. I love the way the two interact and it was a smooth finale bringing all the books together. I’m not even gonna lie, I was hoping for a baby Be still my beating heart I have received this book as an ARC for my review. I have been following this author since the beginning. This final (so sad) book in the series was the perfect closing to a series. You could really get a sense of how much our main heroine really loves her mate and vise versa. I truly was captivated by this couple from the beginning. I love the way the two interact and it was a smooth finale bringing all the books together. I’m not even gonna lie, I was hoping for a baby because I don’t know who would be more excited! This series by far is one of my most favorite Sci-fi romance I have picked up. I highly recommend.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Greene

    I have enjoyed all of the previous books and always wondered what happened to Lana and Xerus. It was a good idea for all the characters to meet up and satisfying end to the series. I look forward to the authors next project. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  14. 5 out of 5

    SarahStrange

    A darker science fiction tale with hope I enjoyed this series a lot. The romance, although not insta, was also not completely slow burn, with enough chemistry to sizzle 😊 I also like the science fiction plot, it is not very complicated but enough realism and the feel of different cultures to be enjoyable.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Becca

    I was SO so happy to see Lana and Xerus again and to see familiar faces in this book. The romance was great as always and their interactions are always so sweet and good. I also loved gleaning more information about the world in which the series takes place in. My only real critique is I wish it had been longer! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Caitlan

    Xerus is my Favorite Xerus really is my favorite alien mate from any of these romance stories. I was so worried for him and scared about the ending, but everything turned out all right because Olivia Riley loves her characters.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Marianne

    This is an amazing sci-fi romance! I really enjoyed it! It is dark and full of drama, with tons of suspense and spellbinding scenes.. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    Loved it from beginning to end, this series has been enjoyable , I Definitely recommend the whole series I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Nad' Dy

    Just a BEAUTIFUL story for Lana & Xerus.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Marie-Luise

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

  22. 4 out of 5

    Katelynn

  23. 5 out of 5

    Tili

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sasaimi

  25. 4 out of 5

    Elsa

  26. 4 out of 5

    Angela Taylor

  27. 4 out of 5

    Nichole LaRue

  28. 5 out of 5

    Alaina

  29. 4 out of 5

    Chelimo

  30. 4 out of 5

    Georgette

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