Just One Touch (Slow Burn Novels #5)

Just One Touch: A Slow Burn Novel (Slow Burn Novels) by [Banks, Maya]Just One Touch by Maya Banks

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Publisher: Avon

Sold By:  HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Date: May 23, 2017

Print Length: 352 pages

#1 USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks continues her suspenseful and sizzling Slow Burn series with the fifth book featuring the men and women of Devereaux Security Services.

Abducted as a young girl and raised in a strict religious cult, 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 stumbles across Isaac’s path, Devereaux Security’s toughest recruit is intrigued by the beautiful, sheltered stranger. Jenna seems to know nothing of the world around her and refuses to tell him what danger haunts her, but Isaac will do whatever it takes to gain her trust. When it becomes clear that very powerful, dangerous people are after her, he vows to protect her at all costs… because with just one touch Issac knows he wants Jenna to be his—forever.

If you love to read supernatural, paranormal romance then you’re in luck. Maya Banks has a book just up your alley. It’s titled Just One Touch it’s the fifth book in her Slow Burn series. I read two others in this series, besides this one. So, picking this series back up I didn’t feel I was missing anything. Therefore, stand-alone this could be considered. But…you know there is always a but! But, I will still advise if you can, to read this story in order of publication. So, of course, I am going to take my own advice and purchase the others in this series.
Just One Touch is due for publication on May 23, 2017. This book is about 256 pages long. And if you read the previous titles, you will glad to know that those characters too, find themselves making an appearance.
Just One Touch was a quick read from beginning to end. With well-developed plot and strong characters that complement each other.
I found that I did enjoy this book significantly. There is a huge difference between the way she writes her action adventure and her paranormal/Supernatural titles. The big difference is there is more interaction between the characters in her paranormal titles than in her action adventure type titles.
Just One Touch I would recommend to paranormal/Supernatural readers. Or even to the readers that just is looking for something different.




Kept (The Enforcers #3)



Genre: Adult Contemporary

Print Length: 368 pages

Series: Enforcers #3

Publisher: Berkley

Publication Date: October 25, 2016

Characters: Silas, Haley

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He can’t change who he is.

A horrific childhood has made Silas the man he is today: dangerous, distrustful and demanding. He’s lived in self-imposed solitude, convinced that no woman could ever accept his need for absolute control—in business and pleasure. That is, until a young violinist walks into one of his buildings and into his life.

She can’t change what she wants.

Hayley has been struggling to fulfill her father’s dying wish: for her to attend a prestigious music school in New York City. But even working multiple jobs, she can’t afford the tiniest of apartments. Seeing her hopeless and near tears, Silas vows to help and protect her, no matter the cost to himself. But when Hayley meets his every demand with unwavering acceptance and love, he is overwhelmed by her goodness and gentle spirit. He knows that the dark stain on his soul can never be erased—and rather than risk destroying the most beautiful person he’s ever experienced, he’ll have to do the hardest thing he’s ever had to do. Let her go. But he’s totally unprepared for the lengths to which Hayley will go to fight for his love and for a future brighter than the sun…

Kept is 368 of pure madness. Madness to the point that it didn’t come anywhere close to the greatness of Master and Dominant. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed Kept. However, not as much as I enjoyed the other two before. Even though, this is book three in The Enforcers Series, Kept can assuredly be read as a standalone. But since prior characters makes an appearance and since Drake’s behavior makes a huge point on how this story panned out. I think it would be helpfully to read this series in order.

Silas was Drakes’ right hand man. So, if anyone should guard Drake’s wife and unborn child, Silas ranks right on the top of the list. Silas didn’t have any problems doing his job, and since he loves Evangeline like a sister, it wasn’t a huge problem. However, all of that changed when Hayley arrives in his life.

Hayley, now this poor soul…Life…just loved messing with her. Before her father died, he only had one request that Hayley goes and fulfill her dream of attending a prestigious music school in New York City. When her father dies alone, she carried the guilt of not being at his bedside. But that is not the only thing, her father also was swindled. Her father purchase life insurance thinking that he was leaving something behind for his daughter, just to turn out that the policy was written to where the company didn’t have to payout on it. Leaving Hayley struggling to make ends meet. And to make matters worse, she now doesn’t have anywhere to stay, the couple she was house sitting for has come back early than anticipated, leaving Hayley to scramble to find a place.

Not to say that Hayley life is any more difficult than anyone else, but I think she deserved to complain. This woman could get a break, she couldn’t solve one problem, before another one pops up. Some would say that is life. If my life was anything like Hayley, I would have given up long time ago.

This is the reason why I enjoyed Kept, even though it wasn’t on par with the other books. With Kept I felt Haley’s pain every time she had to overcome obstacles that life decided to throw her way.

I can’t wait to read the next book in The Enforcers Series. I hope that Maya Banks feels that all the other Enforcers deserve their story told.

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Safe at Last (Slow Burn Series #3) Book Review

Safe at Last is the 3rd book in the Slow Burn Series. They say young love doesn’t last. However, for Zack Covington that statement wasn’t true. He loved Anna-Grace “Gracie” and twelve years later after she disappeared “vanished” that love is still vibrant and strong. Zach agonized over Gracie’s disappearance that he made it his life mission to make sure that others didn’t have to suffer the way he has.

Then one day when he thought it was time to move on with life, his past came back. When Gracie returned she came with a haunting secret that Zack strongly wish to know and maybe they both could move on together… into their future.

Keep Me Safe: A Slow Burn Novel Review


If you are looking for a book that captures you from the start. Look no further than Keep Me Safe by Maya Banks. The story begins when Caleb Devereaux’s went searching for Ramie, a women who has a special gift to locate others. Caleb’s younger sister was kidnapped by a sociopath and its up to Caleb with the help of Ramie to find her.

Meanwhile, Ramie is on the run for her own life. Can she out run the killer, before the time is up.

Read Keep Me Safe by Maya Banks the first book in her new Slow Burn Series.