Friday, January 15, 2016

Book Review: Mastered (The Enforcers #1) by Maya Banks

I can always count on Maya Banks for a hot dominant hero in her books and Drake Donovan is no exception. Dark, beautiful and beyond wealthy, he can have any woman that he wants. And he does. Often. When Evangeline walks into his nightclub, he can't take his eyes off of her. She doesn't belong in his world with her beautiful innocence, but he must have her.Almost virgin Evangeline doesn't know how she let her girlfriends talk her into going to this sexy nightclub. This is not her. In here eyes, she's just a Plain Jane, but Drake sees something more and she just can't say not to him.

I found Drake to be very mysterious on top of all the sexy, which made him even more alluring. It is clear he does more than just own a nightclub, but we don't get any real clues to what he is. By the end I kind of hated him a little bit (ok, maybe a lot) and I need the next book to see if he can redeem himself.

On the other hand, Evangeline frustrated me a great deal throughout this book. I don't mind a heroine with insecurities, but dear lord I wanted to smack some sense into this one because hers were just too much. But then we ended with her finally growing a set and standing up for herself in a way and I was proud of her for that. I'm hoping to see some more growth from her as we continue on.

I will say I was surprised to see this end in a cliffy because that's not usually this author's style. But it is clear that there is so much more to to these characters and their journey and I'm looking forward to the conclusion.

Marianna's Rating:

**I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Title: Mastered
Author: Maya Banks
Series: The Enforcers #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
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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