A suspenseful and sizzling story of a young woman who
escapes a terrifying past… into a more uncertain future.
escapes a terrifying past… into a more uncertain future.
JUST ONE TOUCH
Slow Burn #5
Released May 9, 2017
Multiple #1 New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks continues her Slow Burn series with a suspenseful and sizzling story of a young woman who escapes a terrifying past… into a more uncertain future.
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 another action-packed addition to Maya Bank's Slow Burn series. Jenna is on the run when she tries to steal DSS agent Isaac Washington's car. Moments later, Isaac saves her life when gunfire erupts and Isaac is seriously hurt. Jenna has an amazing gift and in turn saves his life. Unfortunately, there are people out there who would do anything to have control over Jenna.
Isaac is astounded with a lot of emotion toward Jenna after she saved him. She is beautifully delicate and the life she has lived since she was a very young girl is horrible which brings out the protective and possessive side in Isaac. He and his fellow team members join forces because someone out there will do anything to get Jenna back.
Jenna was sheltered from the outside world, used and abused by the cult who possessed her. She might be a bit timid and naive, but a small and happy glimpse of her childhood before she was taken gives her the strength and patience to seek her chance to escape. Luck or fate was on her side when she met the man who could keep her safe.
Now the story was a little insta-love. Isaac was besotted which is an understatement. And sometimes his growling about her situation and going all caveman around someone who had been so sheltered drove me a little crazy. Jenna adapts to the real world quickly which may seem a bit questionable to some, also. But I have been a fan of Ms Banks for a long time as well as this series and it's her writing that keeps me reading. I read to escape and I don't want to over analyze the story which has so much suspense and romance compelling me forward. I love the guys at the DSS and the women who have joined them. The paranormal element is entertaining and subtle rather than "in your face" unbelievable. This group of people have each others backs even while in danger and are a great merging of friends that have become family. The story is fast paced with lots of twists and surprises. In the end, I rooted for Jenna and Isaac's happily-ever-after. As always, I can't wait for the next book in the series!
“She’s mine, Dane. No one else’s. I told you I’d ask if and when I need backup or help. Until then, it’s better that none of you are associated with her or are seen anywhere near her. She risked everything to save me when I could have been no better than the assholes trying to get to her. She sealed her fate in that moment because I’m not going anywhere. I need time to hear her side and I have a feeling she’s not just going to volunteer any information about herself, so I’m also going to need time to gain her trust and I’m going to prove to her that she can trust me. I appreciate the offer. More than you know. But she isn’t a DSS client or assignment. She’s mine, and I’ll protect her with my life.”
Tasty Q&A with Maya Banks
Describe yourself in five words or less.
Unorganized, melt-down prone, laid back, despise drama & conflict!
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
My Give A Damn is Broken
Name one thing you won’t leave home without.
A cup of crushed ice
What do you like to do when you aren't writing?
I’m a complete homebody & enjoy hanging out at home with my family every chance I get. It’s rare for me to leave my house!
What types of scenes are your most favorite to write?
I love revealing information about various characters personalities and the closeness between them through dialogue. I also always look forward to writing the dark moment as I love me some angst!
What are your favorite types of stories to read?
I love stories that don’t feature a couple who spend the entire book apart or that focus on internal conflict. I much prefer to see the hero and heroine together on the page and to see them working together to overcome external conflict.
Are there certain characters you would like to go back to, or is there a theme or idea you’d love to work with?
I absolutely love following up with characters from a previous story whether it’s including them as secondary characters in a newer book or writing a short novella that revisits them so readers can see them after the HEA
Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans?
I absolutely credit my readers with my success and my career. They, not me, are why I’ve been able to write close to 80 stories in the 11 years I’ve been writing
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.