Just One Touch by Maya Banks
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
Date Read: May 2017
Genre: Romance, Suspense
Number One 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.
She can heal with a touch…or kill with a look.
Isaac, one of the toughest recruits of Devereaux Security Services, has no problem risking his life to save others. But when Isaac is tasked with taking down a female assassin—one with the power to wipe out life in the blink of an eye—he quickly realizes this job is a complete game changer.
Yet once he catches up to Maggie and captures her, fully intending to bring her in, he makes a startling discovery: She’s not the cold blooded killer he’s been led to believe. He quickly realizes that Maggie is in great danger and vows to protect her at all costs. Even if it means taking on the agency he has absolute loyalty to.
Maggie has the power to choose who lives or dies—and she hates her existence for it. Hunted ruthlessly by a group that will stop at nothing to manipulate her, she can’t afford to trust anyone, not even a man who promises to keep her safe at all costs. She wants to believe in Isaac—but she can’t afford to be wrong. If she is, it’s not just her heart at risk…
Thousands of lives will pay for her mistake.
Series: Slow Burn #5
Also by this author: Enticed by His Forgotten Lover, In Bed with a Highlander, Softly at Sunrise, Never Seduce a Scot, Highlander Most Wanted br> br>
Also in this series: Keep Me Safe
Read for Review/Listened for Fun (Avon/Audible)
Overall Rating: 3.00
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 2.50
Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)
Quick Thoughts: This was a hard book for me to rate. I really liked the suspense part and I was madly loving Isaac until his vow of love/you are my everything speech. I can’t say exactly what about that moment really made him quite unlikable to me (well I could but it would be a spoiler) but needless to say I fell out of love or even like with the hero. I spent the rest of the book working up to him just being OK. Unfortunately for romance, that just isn’t good. Though, I will say while what he said bugged ME, I don’t think it will bug everyone else. Plus the rest of the story (action, pacing, other guys) was really right up my alley and pretty darn good 🙂 So I would say give this one a whirl if you have liked the rest of the series.
Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer / Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
Jeffrey did a really great job with the DSS crew. I really love his narration of this book and he managed to draw me into the moments that really get you in your gut. It is probably because he is so good at his delivery that the one scene that annoyed me stood out. It was a total emotional moment that Jeffrey just nailed. It isn’t his fault I didn’t like what Isaac had to say LOL
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