REVIEW! SAFE AT LAST BY MAYA BANKS

 

The third book in the beloved #1 bestselling 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.

 I am a fan of Maya Banks.  I love her books and I was grateful for the chance to read Zack and Gracie’s story.  

Zack is the all American golden boy and Gracie is the “wrong side of the tracks” girl that he falls in love with.  One minute Gracie is there and the next Zack’s whole world is different.  He struggles to find his place in a world that doesn’t involve Gracie and finds that nothing is the same.  When he finds out that Gracie is alive, he knows that their love is meant to be and wants a second chance with Gracie.

Couple of things about this story.  First, it triggered for me.  Just a heads up to folks that have had a bad experience, this did it for me.  It was hard for me to read for a bit.  I liked Zack but sometimes I wanted to reach through the book and smack him in the head.  Move on, man!  I liked Gracie but there were times when I just couldn’t connect with her.  I found that she didn’t seem to have as much faith in the love of her life as I thought she should have had.  Everyone reacts differently to a trauma though, so I shouldn’t judge.  While I like the security angle that Zack works, I would have like to see him as a professional football player.  That would have been awesome. 🙂

This was a different kind of Maya Banks read for me.  While I liked it, it was not my favorite in the series.  I look forward to more in the future.

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