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.
Just One Touch is the second book in this series I have read. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this as much due to the middle part of the story. It definitely is a Slow Burn whilst they are locked away waiting for the drug lord to make his move. The constant internal dialogue by Isaac wore me down in the end and dragged this story. The constant declarations of love were slightly annoying and over the top. I simply wanted to get to where Jenna would have answers and find peace.
I could understand the connection between Isaac and Jenna as she saved his life through her ability. My favorite parts of this story were the first few chapters when he rescues her, the diner scene along with the ending which was perfect.
Shadow was a favorite character for me in Just One Touch, his protectiveness of Jenna was sweet. Isacc I admit I struggled to find a balance with, in the end, his excessive internal dialogue just annoyed me and probably affected my enjoyment of this story. He was a little over the top alpha.
Just One Touch (Slow Burn #5)
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