The third book in the beloved number-one best-selling author's sexy, romantic suspense Slow Burn series...
They say young love doesn't last, but a girl from the wrong side of the tracks with unique abilities and the hometown golden boy were determined to defy the odds. For Zack Covington, Anna-Grace - his "Gracie" - was the one. Until one night forever alters the course of their future, when a devastated Gracie disappears without a trace, leaving Zack to agonize over what happened to the girl he loved. As the years pass, his desperate efforts to find her uncovered nothing.
Now working for Devereaux Security, he stumbles across a painting featuring a special place only he and Gracie would know. The image is too perfectly rendered for it to be coincidence. His Gracie must be alive. When he finally tracks her down, he is shocked - and heart-broken - to discover the wounded shell of the girl he once knew and still loves. Her psychic gifts are gone, and worse, she believes he betrayed her all those years ago.
Zack has enemies, and once his weakness is discovered, Gracie becomes a target for revenge. He'll have to save her before he can earn her trust and her love. And he vows they'll never be torn apart again.
©2015 Maya Banks (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
I have NEVER disliked on of Maya's book before but this one I just didn't like. The woman lead was annoying and her thought processes made zero sense. I get that she is damaged from her past but it was unrealistic. Also the hammering on and on about Zack's feelings about their relationship... WE GET IT!!! He didn't like the girl!
This book just was a let down to the 2 previous in the series. There were threads that the story could have picked up that were left untouched making a very two dimensional and predictable plot. Very dissatisfying.
In addition, I am not a fan of the narrator. He has passion in his inflections that help but for some reason he just sounded like Charlie Sheen reading a book. It was distracting. Worse with the drool story writing.
Sorry to be so negative but I am very disappointed.
The Segway between the books confused me. I don't remember Zach off hand in the previous books. I should have listened to book 1amd 2 before taking on 3.
"Whiny female...wussy guy!"
Seriously- 2/3rds of the way thru this book and nothing but whine, angst, whine and more angst. Bored out of my mind. Gracie needs to have an adult, articulate conversation and Zachary needs to get a really strong grip. Ugh...
Do authors think we r stupid or do they lack the intelligence of filling all the pages with original thought. It was difficult to listen to the characters say the same thing over and over through out the book. The only information necessary to repeat is info from previous books
Otherwise it was a good story line with twists and turns
"Is it me or was there something missing"
I found myself waiting for more but it never came. I kind of felt something was missing ( a little like I was left hanging)
"I can't believe this was a book written by Maya Banks"
This was supposed to be a romance there was no romance in this book. It was two people thinking to themselves throughout the book. There was some good Mistry and dramag. But it is not what I expected from a Maya Banks. There was one love scene in the whole book which was the last 10 minutes. Needless to say I was very disappointed with this book compared to all her other ones. I won't listen to it again so I think I will return it.
"pass this one"
The first 23 chapters repeated themselves over and over again. I normally like Maya Banks but this is the worst one I've read. Should have been a short story, 100 pages of actual story here, max.
this was a great story with a great storyline love the characters and all three of the stories. the only thing I would change is the use of the language in the story too many GD's
"One of favorites!"
This series in audiobook version is just so well narrated that I gad a hard time pausing the story to get enough sleep until I'd finished the 3 book series. Jeffrey Kafer had become one of the foremost narrators in my opinion after listening to how he draws forth the characters and story so well. A+
The storyline was great, the reading was fantastic, but what I don't understand is how a talented writer can have so much absolutely unnecessary fluff in one book it boggles my mind. There has been several occasions where I was ready to stop listening. It's like having a conversation with someone who keeps saying "you know" after every word. Please minimize the fluff!!!!!
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