A sizzling story of a woman who risks her life and her heart to find a wealthy man’s missing sister—the first novel in a sexy new romantic suspense series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks
When Caleb Devereaux's younger sister is kidnapped, this scion of a powerful and wealthy family turns to an unlikely source for help: a beautiful and sensitive woman with a gift for finding answers others cannot.
While Ramie can connect to victims and locate them by feeling their pain, her ability comes with a price. Every time she uses it, it costs her a piece of herself. Helping the infuriatingly attractive and impatient Caleb successfully find his sister nearly destroys her. Even though his sexual intensity draws her like a magnet, she needs to get as far away from him as she can.
Deeply remorseful for the pain he’s caused, Caleb is determined to make things right. But just when he thinks Ramie's vanished forever, she reappears. She’s in trouble and she needs his help. Now, Caleb will risk everything to protect her—including his heart. . .
Intense and biting story, that takes a hold of your mind, and leaves you gasping for breath.
The story is told by three POV, his, hers, and the villains. The threat of the evil is constant, and present, through the mind boggling psychic powers and gifts. The tension is building with every page, as the madman keeps tormenting, and killing. The images of the violence and brutality are vivid and clear.
There is a strong connection between Caleb and Ramie, connection based on love, caring, and being protective towards each other, not so much, under the circumstances, into physical attraction and passion. So the passionate love scenes in the midst of the torture came a bit out of the left, in my opinion.
Caleb's family has gone through a difficult year, and are still recouping from Tori's kidnapping. After living through Ramie's agony, fear, and pain she suffered because of the rescue of Tori, and considering Ramie was the one who saved Tori's life, their reaction to her wasn't very appealing. And the story didn't really give me time, or a chance, to change that first impression.
For the unique storyline, written in such a talented way, that it touched me into point of tears, made me gasp for a breath, feel the fear and pain, as well as the protective love ~ Four spoons.
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.
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me