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29 December 2015

❤❤ Serena's 3.5 Star Review of Master by Maya Banks ❤❤

Serena's rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Breathless Trilogy comes the first novel in the Enforcers series—a bold new direction in erotic romance that explores the games men and women play, and the price they’re willing to pay for pleasure.

What he wants, he takes with no remorse or guilt.

She stood out in his club like a gem, unspoiled and untouched. A lamb among wolves, she clearly didn’t belong. Drawn to her innocence he watched as she was surrounded by men who saw what he did—but no one but him could touch her. He summoned her to his private quarters. He sensed her fear. He also recognized the desire in her eyes. And he knew she wouldn’t leave before he possessed her. She had no need to know his secrets. Not until he had her under his complete and utter control.

What he wants, she isn’t sure she can give him.

The moment he told her want he wanted, she couldn’t resist. Instinct told her to run, but her heart said stay and walk the fine line between pleasure and pain. Though she wasn’t sure she could ever completely surrender, the primal part of her wanted to try, even knowing this man could break her in ways she never imagined. Because once he possessed her, he owned her and it would be too late to turn back. She can only pray that he doesn’t destroy her in the end.

Okay, where to start.......  I for one am a HUGE Maya Banks Fan.. H..U..G..E... and if I am being honest, which I am. I was a little disappointed..... Now before you stop reading...  Please let me explain why......

I love the whole idea and the whole plot. I feel that the characters Evangeline and Drake were perfect, I loved how she interacted with the other guys so well and how she made them all fall in love with her.. 

BUT my biggest thing that got to me was the fact that like the whole first 20% of the book I had to skim. I hate doing that... I feel if i read to fast or skin I miss important key parts, but in Mastered... no it was just was too wordy. There were so many times where it flowed so nice and I was loving it, but then too many words to explain things that didn't need the word count that was provided.

The sex was good, some parts made me think of other books that had similar scenes, but I enjoyed how BDSM was a part of his thing. I loved how Drake was a true to the bone Alpha male and that Angel was a total submissive with a mouth. I really loved how he made her feel special, important and that she has nothing to be self-conscious about....

I really do think anyone who hasn't read this, should read it, I mean it is Maya Banks we are talking about here... Be prepared for a cliffhanger that is a major cliffy and be prepared to be pretty miffed at Drake.  But i guess that gives you a reason to read the next book to see how he redeems himself right?? Right! 

Here is my 3.5 star review!

arc provided by publisher for an honest review


Pre-order book 2, DOMINATED
 releasing date May 3 2016

The desire that exploded in Mastered continues its conflagration in Dominated—from the New York Times bestselling author of the Surrender Trilogy. 

To save her, he had to betray her...

In Drake’s shadowy world, his enemies would exploit any weakness he had in order to bring him to his knees, and so he’s never allowed himself to care about anyone...never exhibited any vulnerability, and it made him a force to be reckoned with. Until Evangeline—his angel. A woman who slipped past his defenses like no one had ever managed. She was his to protect and ultimately, to do that, he had to do the unthinkable and drive the only good thing in his world away.

But he will stop at nothing to get her back...

Devastated and destroyed, Evangeline doesn’t know what made Drake turn on her in such a shocking manner. She only knows she’ll never be the same. He once freed her from all her inhibitions, only now she is a prisoner to never-ending pain. But when Drake finds her again, she realizes there is more to his world than she ever imagined, and she must decide if she can once more trust—and submit—to the man who holds her wounded heart in his hands. And he must convince her of just how far he’ll go to regain her love and forgiveness.

Keep your eye out for Book 3 in the series, KEPT
 releasing November 2016

From the author of Mastered and Dominated comes the third Enforcers novel—the searing story of a woman who finds sanctuary in surrender...

He can’t change who he is...

A horrific childhood has made Silas the man he is today: dangerous, distrustful, and demanding. He’s lived in self-imposed solitude, convinced that no woman could ever accept his need for absolute control—in business and pleasure. That is, until a young violinist walks into one of his buildings and into his life.

She can’t change what she wants...

Haley has been struggling to fulfill her father’s dying wish: to attend a prestigious music school in New York City. But even working two jobs, she can’t afford the tiniest of apartments. Seeing her hopeless and near tears, Silas vows to help and protect her, no matter the cost to himself. But when Haley meets his every demand with unwavering acceptance and love, he is overwhelmed by her goodness and gentle spirit. He knows that the dark stain on his soul can never be erased—and rather than risk destroying the most beautiful thing he's ever experienced, he knows he'll have to do the hardest thing he's ever had to face. Let her go. But he's totally unprepared for the lengths Haley will go to fight for his love and a future brighter than the sun...

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