Series: Slow Burn #5
Published by Avon on May 23, 2017
Genres: Contemporary RS
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#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.
Why do I keep reading her books? Sigh. I haven’t like anything of hers since her Highlanders. And even those were iffy to me.
Look, I love insta-love. I truly don’t mind that trope (which I know is a huge problem for some people). But Ms. Banks takes it to the next level. In every single book I’ve ever read by her, the hero instantly loves her and wants to protect her. Okay, I’m cool with that…but he then steamrolls the heroine and takes over her life. That’s his way of loving and protecting her. The women become doormats. That’s not love, nor is it romantic.
I’m not going to summarize it, but I will say that her heroines have become naive to the point of stupidity. I mean how did they ever dress and brush their teeth and eat food without the hero helping her do it?
Her heroes are not heroes to me. They are bulldozers. They bulldoze into their heroines’ lives and take over every single decision and independent thought they could possibly have. It’s ridiculous.
I’m breaking up with her. I just can’t do this anymore. It’s painful to read.
***ARC courtesy of Avon Books