Series: The Enforcers
Author: Maya Banks
Reviewer: Tanya Rae
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.
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Review by Tanya Rae: 4.5 ★★★★.5
I could see the cliffhanger coming as I kept reading and thinking I know it has to happen and guess what? It did and you can hear me crying now! OH NO! Mastered ended the only way it could especially knowing that it is book 1 of The Enforcer Series. Fortunately we don’t have to wait too terribly long. It looks like The Enforcers Book II: Dominated will be out in May, 2016.
Now how to tell you what bugged me without spoilers. Do you believe in Love at First Sight? I do because my hubby and I were in love at first sight. But, for the relationship to have progressed as fast as the one between Drake Donovan and Evangeline it was VERY fast and I am not sure it can happen. But, then who knows and afterall this is fiction and anything can happen. What I did love is the relationship that Evangeline has with Drake and his men. She is open and honest and very naïve.
Maya Banks really knows how to write an extremely HOT scene between Drake and Evangeline. One in particular that had me fanning myself. But, I can’t say which one because NO SPOILERS.
Mastered is the second book that I have read of Maya Bank’s and she now has me hooked. And, as soon as I know the date in May Dominated will be on my calendar because I have to see what happens next.
I received a complimentary copy of Mastered for an honest review and I give it 4.5 stars.
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Hi, and welcome to my home on the internet!
My name is Maya Banks and I live in Texas with my husband and three children and our assortment of pets. I’m more of a cat person, but my daughter became convinced she NEEDED a dog. So convinced in fact that it became her mission to convince her father and me. She prepared a two page handwritten proposal that detailed WHY she needed a dog, and well, after I sent her to her father (I knew he wouldn’t tell her no) we embarked on the search for the perfect dog. The journey that was two hours away and that I got pulled over for speeding while I was on the phone with my agent who had an offer from a publisher for one of my books… The officer wasn’t impressed. He wrote me a ticket anyway. Thus, I now tell my daughter that her dog turned into one very expensive concession! But isn’t he cute?
When I’m not writing, I love to hunt and fish with my family. We all love the outdoors and go on family hunting trips every year. We also love to travel. One of our more recent trips was to Scotland, which was every bit as comical as National Lampoon’s European Vacation. You know the part about “Look kids, Big Ben, Parliament” as they went round and round the roundabouts? Yeah, that was us, only we couldn’t even get out of the airport in Glasgow without hitting three of those suckers.
Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of a writing career is getting to meet so many wonderful readers. There’s nothing better than dishing books with someone who loves the romance genre as much as I do. Romance readers are passionate and vocal. We love our books, love our happily ever afters, and we love to spend time talking to others about our favorites. THIS is why I love my job so much, and I’m so grateful to readers who gave ME a chance when I began my career. So thank you.