Dec 29, 2015
*Review* Mastered (The Enforcers #1) by Maya Banks
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.
Looking for a romance that walks a little bit more on the wild side? Look no further than Mastered (The Enforcers #1) by Maya Banks. This erotic romance packs a punch.
What I Loved: Mastered utterly consumed me. From chapter one I knew I wasn’t going to be able to put the story down. Full of passion, angst, and a hint of mystery - Mastered pulled me and kept me on the edge of my seat to the very last page. I need more Drake and Evangeline in my life, STAT.
What I Didn’t Love: Mastered ends on a devastating note with one mother of a cliffhanger. I was especially wrecked when I calculated how long I’ll have to wait for the conclusion to Drake and Evangeline’s story in Dominated, due in 2016. The story is totally worth it, just be prepared.
“You shine, baby, from the inside out, and it’s the most beautiful fucking thing I’ve ever seen in my life. You won’t disappoint me. It simply isn’t possible.”
“I may hide from myself, but I will never be accused of hiding behind another person.”
“Trust and faith must be earned and it doesn’t happen overnight. In time it will come. Or it won’t. All I’m telling you is that you have both from me. No conditions. No reservations. No going back.”
Maya Banks has launched another epic series with Mastered (The Enforcers #1) and I can’t wait to see how this world of characters evolves.