Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Mastered by Maya Banks *Verna's Review*

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.


Maya Banks books are always a pleasure to read and Mastered is no different. I was instantly drawn into Evangeline and Drake’s story, it was captivating. I honestly never wanted it to end and when it did I found my heart in my stomach and was beyond frustrated. I absolutely can’t stress enough how badly I need the second book.

Evangeline is just a wonderful and sweet person. I loved that about her. When the story begins you can’t help but want to smack her because of the way she thinks of herself. She doesn’t have very much self confidence at all. That is until she meets Drake. I love how he helps to build her up and make her believe in herself. She finally starts taking a stand and claiming what she wants, never letting anyone tell her she’s wrong. She just takes a leap of faith and it’s one to remember, one that will blow your mind and leave you breathless. 

Then there is Drake. Drake Donovan who will have you begging for more. He is strong, dominant, fierce, and behind all that intimidation is a heart so big, all you want to do is capture it. His and Evangeline’s chemistry is beyond the word hot. You will get your feel of love, romance, sexiness, and overall a brilliant story that leaves the reader at a loss for words and wanting to know every single one of the Enforcers in Drakes circle. They will all have you mesmerized.

Mastered by Maya Banks is a bewitching and charming book that I believe everyone is going to love. Especially if you enjoyed Fifty Shades of Grey. I give Mastered 5 out of 5 CONTROLLING STARS!

Coming May 2016: The Enforcers Book II: Dominated

From Goodreads: Maya Banks is the pen name for Sharon Long. She lives in Texas with her husband, three children and assortment of cats. When she's not writing, she can be found hunting, fishing or playing poker. A southern girl born and bred, she loves life below the Mason Dixon, and more importantly, loves bringing southern characters and settings to life in her stories.

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