With Every Breath
Slow Burn #4
Slow Burn #4
By: Maya Banks
Releasing August 23, 2016
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#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.
“Baby,” he whispered, watching as her eyes became cloudy and then shiny with tears when he murmured the endearment. As though she mattered to him. Didn’t she understand she was the most important thing in the world to him? No, she didn’t. Not yet. But she would. “Lay your burden down. It’s time to let someone carry it for you.”
He’d said it before but this time it seemed to really register with her and hit home. For a brief moment there was a spark of hope and so much yearning in her eyes that he automatically squeezed her tighter in his arms.
She wanted to lean on him. He’d seen that in her eyes right before defeat registered and with it her loss of hope. She truly believed that no one could help her, even if she wanted it. How to make her believe in him? How to make her believe that there was nothing he wouldn’t do for her, to alleviate the pain and guilt in her eyes, to permanently remove those bruising shadows?
"With Every Breath" by Maya Banks. In this riveting tale, Ms. Banks brings us the story of Eliza and Wade. We me them both in previous books and their banter and back and forth left us wondering where these two could go. I have to admit, neither is my favorite character, however, Ms. Banks still made me want only the best for both. Eliza is a really, really strong heroine - she's tough as nails and never shows fear. Wade is quite the arrogant one - he's possessive and not afraid to bend the rules if needed. Together they butt heads constantly yet passion flows and is scorching hot. Wade did melt my heart at times, especially when he was there for Eliza, who, despite her almost icy exterior, is truly a person with a heart of gold that is loving and protective. There were a few times throughout that I did find the story dragged ever so slightly but then, Bam! Ms. Banks brought us right back into the meat of it. Ms. Banks has a knack for making the reader squirm and quiver with fear - her villians are nothing short of evil. I highly recommend reading the previous books of the series as they do offer some background to our main characters as well as the secondary characters. Plus they are super enjoyable reads - filled with romance, a bit of humor and edge of your seat, nail biting suspense. However, this can be read as a stand alone too. (received copy for honest review)
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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