Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Release Blitz + Review: With Every Breath (Slow Burn #4) by Maya Banks



A mesmerizingly sexy tale of a strong, brilliant woman who
 encounters the one man who makes her lose all control.


WITH EVERY BREATH
Slow Burn #4
Maya Banks
Releasing Aug 23rd, 2016
Avon


#1 USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks continues her suspenseful and sizzling Slow Burn series with this fourth book—a mesmerizingly sexy tale of a strong, brilliant woman who encounters the one man who makes her lose all control.

Eliza Cummings fought free of a monster who terrorized her when she was an innocent teenager and helped put him away for good. She took a job with Devereaux Security Services and devoted every hour to taking down the very thing she’d nearly become. No one, not even those closest to her, know her darkest, shameful secrets. But now the killer has been set free on a legal loophole and it’s only a matter of time before he comes for her. Eliza's only choice is to run and lead the monster away from the people she loves.

Wade Sterling has always lived by his own rules, a law unto himself who answers to no one. He’s never professed to be a good man, and he’s definitely not hero material. Wade never allows anyone close enough to see the man behind the impenetrable mask—but one woman threatens his carefully leashed control. He took a bullet for her and the result was more than a piece of metal entrenched in his skin. She was under his skin and nothing he did rid himself of the woman with the courage of a warrior and who thinks nothing of putting her life before others.

But when Wade sees a panicked and haunted Eliza he knows something is very wrong, because the fool woman has never been afraid of anything. And when she tries to run, the primal beast barely lurking beneath his deceptively polished façade erupts in a rage. She may not know it, but she belongs to him. This time, Eliza isn't going to play the protector. She was damn well going to be the protected. And as long as Wade breathes, no one will ever hurt what is his.


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Review:

When the publisher offered me a copy of this book, my whole neighborhood heard me scream from happiness. I love Maya Banks books and I don't think I read the blurb before accepting. And I don't regret that. This might be the fourth book in a series, but I had almost zero problems with getting into the story. Aside from Wade and Eliza point of views we also get Danes and I thought for a second that Danes feelings for Eliza were more on the romantic side which worried me for a second. If I had read the previous books I might have understood that Dane's worry was based on a more brotherly love than romantic. I also got briefed on what happened in the previous book(s?) and while I felt sad for not reading the stories of the other couples I didn't have a problem getting into this story. To be honest I thought it would have more action, but after having read the whole book I can say that for me that worked better. Why? Because for me Eliza needed more time with Wade showing his love for her and making her feel like she had someone than having her chasing someone. That happens because Eliza also need to have a closure with her past.

I was surprised by the supernatural elements the book had. I wasn't expecting them, but they aren't a big part of the book so I can't say I minded them. I wonder if Maya Banks has watched Jessica Jones because the villain in the story reminded me strongly of Killgrave.

For the first time in forever I will focus only on the heroine. Wade was great, but Eliza won me over. After a series of bad heroines Eliza came to my life. She didn't try to hurt the people she calls family and actually did everything in her power to keep them away from harm. She might have some weak moments, but she ended up being stronger and more capable. It was nice to have a bad ass heroine for a change that knew what she wanted and didn't let the hero come and save her. I might not be a fan of the lone wolf tactic, but I understand her reason. I wish more heroines were like her.

Overall I liked this book a lot. I cannot say that I loved it, but it was better than some of the books I have read lately. For me the pace was good and the pages flew by so I will be recommending it.




Maya Banks is a #1 USA Today and New York Times 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 KGI novels, the Sweet series, and the Colters Legacy novels.

She lives in the South with her husband and three children and other assorted babies, such as her two Bengal kitties and a Calico who’s been with her as long as her youngest child. She’s an avid reader of romance and loves to dish books with her fans and anyone else who’ll listen! She very much enjoys interacting with her readers on Facebook and Twitter as well as in her Yahoo! Group.




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