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Friday, May 26, 2017

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Just One Touch by Maya Banks

A suspenseful and sizzling story of a young woman who 
escapes a terrifying past… into a more uncertain future.

Slow Burn #5
Maya Banks
Released May 9, 2017
Avon Books

Multiple #1 New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks continues her Slow Burn series with a suspenseful and sizzling story of a young woman who escapes a terrifying past… into a more uncertain future.

Raised in a strict religious cult since she was a young girl, Jenna has no connection to the outside world beyond vague flashes of memory that seem to be from another life. Memories she clings to when the cult leaders discover her extraordinary ability to heal-and punish her. Years held captive and forced to do the cult's bidding have turned Jenna into a meek, timid woman…or so they think. In truth, she is merely biding her time, waiting for the perfect moment to escape.

When a terrified young woman tries to steal the SUV of Devereaux Security's toughest recruit, Isaac's anger quickly turns into a strange sort of protectiveness for the beautiful, bruised stranger. But when they are caught in a firestorm of bullets and Isaac is hit, he's sure the end is near, until Jenna touches him and closes his wounds. As he tries to bring Jenna to safety, she refuses to tell him what danger haunts her or how she healed him, but Isaac vows to do whatever it takes to gain her trust…and her heart. Because with just one touch, Isaac knows he wants Jenna to be his--forever.

“She’s mine, Dane. No one else’s. I told you I’d ask if and when I need backup or help. Until then, it’s better that none of you are associated with her or are seen anywhere near her. She risked everything to save me when I could have been no better than the assholes trying to get to her. She sealed her fate in that moment because I’m not going anywhere. I need time to hear her side and I have a feeling she’s not just going to volunteer any information about herself, so I’m also going to need time to gain her trust and I’m going to prove to her that she can trust me. I appreciate the offer. More than you know. But she isn’t a DSS client or assignment. She’s mine, and I’ll protect her with my life.”

Maya Banks has been on my ATR (Authors To Read) list for quite awhile, so when the opportunity presented itself to read one of her books, I dove in wholeheartedly. And from the moment I started reading Just One Touch - I was captivated. It lured me in, kept me flipping the pages, and there was never, not once, a dull moment. Just One Touch was positively amazing and I loved it!

Jenna might have her vulnerable, weak moments, but make no mistake - this woman is strong and she only continues to grow stronger throughout the book. Jenna has an incredibly sweet and giving heart and nature, but she can be downright fierce, brave, and rebellious when she needs to be. Although it's tough to say which part of her I loved most, I think it has to be that sweet side. Jenna truly has a heart of gold and I admired and respected her so much. 

It wasn't hard to fall for Isaac - he is without a doubt my kind of hero! He's protective, possessive, and Jenna is his whole world. There is no way you would question his feelings for her and he is completely and utterly devoted to Jenna. Issac would do absolutely anything for her and do anything he had to ensure her safety and peace of mind. Issac is sweet, thoughtful, passionate, and a total alpha. He is wonderful and I know that you'll fall for him just as easily as I did! 

If there's one thing about Just One Touch that Ms. Banks did the best, it's the suspense. Every moment had me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. There's more to it than just though, there's life and heart and the certainty that you know exactly who the characters are and why they make the decisions they do. Just One Touch just had this grand, fantastical, I-jump-you-jump feel to it. It was magical and beautiful and I need to read the previous books in this series pronto! 

Just One Touch is the fifth book in the Slow Burn series, but you can read it as a standalone. It's told from Issac and Jenna's POV, they got their happily-ever-after and I can't wait to see which couple in the series gets their own happy ending next! 

~ Sonja, 4 Stars
Maya Banks is a multiple #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author whose chart toppers have included erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, Scottish historical romances. She is the author of the Breathless Trilogy, the Surrender Trilogy, the KGI novels, the Sweet series, and the Colters Legacy novels. She lives in Southeast Texas.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting your review!
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