Dec 29, 2015

Mastered by Maya Banks Review

The Enforcers Book 1
By Maya Banks
Release Date: December 29th 2015

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.

So we are back with a new Series for Maya Banks and as normal, I was chopping at the bit to get my hands on this book. Now for a quick warning! This book is darker than her previous books! But just as delicious!!

After scoring a VIP pass to Impulse; one of the hottest nightclubs in town from her friends, Evangeline plans to rub her ex’s face, but things don’t quite go to plan and after she is saved from a nasty situation with her ex and his new girlfriend, she is delivered to office of a man that wants her…Drake.

Drake is a successful business man…a man who operates in the gray area between good and bad. He is used to women wanting him, but when he sees Evangeline in his club he decides he wants her. But when he meets her, she is not what he expects…but she is what he craves

I am going to stop there as I don’t want to give away any spoilers. But I will share with you what I thought of Mastered…the good…the bad and the one thing that really ticked me off!

So the good: I loved the writing, parts of the plot and what information you are given on the characters. This book will literally reduce you to tears at points, and red hot anger at other times.

The Bad: You will find that the characters have very little history, the author truly gives you the bare minimum of their lives and for me, I found that frustrating.

What really ticked me off: This book is a cliffhanger! And while many of you are fine with cliffhangers, the next book is not going to be published till MAY 2016! 6 months is ridiculous. I hate cliffhangers and that is what I have always enjoyed about Maya Banks books, she had never given in to the silly fad of a serial book, but that ended with Mastered.

With all that being said, I had to think if the fact that the story is a cliffhanger and the wait time for the second book was going to affect my score for Mastered, and it really does. So while I would have given the book a higher score, I am only scoring it 8 out of 10.

Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today and international bestselling author of over 50 novels. A wife and mother of three, she lives in Texas.

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