Thursday, June 1, 2017

Just One Touch by Maya Banks


#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.

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.


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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆
M/F Romance
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This rating saddens me. I've read each book in this series and loved each of them. However, I was disappointed in this one. Not only is it an insta-love story, but it seemed horribly rushed.

Isaac comes across a woman who is in desperate need. She's bruised, battered, bloodied, and terrified. All of his protective instincts shoot to the forefront. He knows that she needs help – wants to help her, but first, he has to figure out what or whom she's running from.

Jenna has an amazing gift. However, she's being abused and held captive because of it, so for her, it's more of a curse. She's also being pursued by a maniac because he wants what only she can give him.

While I liked that all of the characters from the previous book were involved, I think that there was just too little development. It just jumped right to Isaac declaring his love, claiming Jenna, and Jenna falling over herself to protect people. Jenna does fall in love with Isaac way too fast for someone who was abused as she was too. It glosses over the fact that this is a serious issue.

Overall, this was a disappointing read after the previous books; however, I'm a die-hard Banks fan, so I am hoping Shadow gets a story real soon.


Mary Jo☆☆☆
As an avid fan of Maya Banks, I'm sad to say I was disappointed in this book. It had so much potential, to be so much more.

The insta-love plot device didn't work for me in this book. Jenna was kidnapped as a child and held in a cult for the past twenty years and on her first/second day of freedom she meets Isaac with DSS security. Within hours – hours – Isaac is thinking of Jenna as his and within days professing his love. Of course, Jenna does the same.

Granted, Jenna has endured much during her years of captivity by the cult and has life experiences that no one can imagine, but falling in love within a week seems extreme.

I loved the fact that we got to see characters from the previous books, but was a little concerned that no one seemed to think that this rapid fire love story was a little hurried.

Loved the end and how Jenna stood up for herself, but all in all, it was not the book I was hoping it would be.

Will I keep reading this series? Yes. I know Shadow and Dane's stories are coming and I want to know how their stories end.


Also Available in the Slow Burn Series

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Book 1
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Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the In His Keeping Blog Tour.


Book 3
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Safe at Last Blog Tour.


Book 4
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For reviews & more info, check out our With Every Breath post.




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.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Just One Touch (Slow Burn #5) by Maya Banks to read and review.

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