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.

Safe at Last (Slow Burn ##) by Maya Banks
It started out like a good meaty read with a good storyline and hopefully with a steamy, hot romance.

But I got a slow and repetitive story with some enjoyable moments.

Zack was still pining for his high school sweetheart, Gracie that disappeared 12 years ago. 

Still. In. Love. No other would do, even though he has not seen or heard from her in 12 years. His father, who was the chief of police at the time of the disappearance did nothing to help......but our hero didn't see the connection, anyway.

The story did have some unexpected twists but it fell short. Too many annoying and unrealistic events and twist......but it is fiction.

Because of the anguish and turmoil the main characters suffered thorough, I'm guessing this is for the reader that enjoys reading about a hopeless romantic man and what he endures and the lengths he goes thru for the woman he loves.