Susi Reviews Mastered (The Enforcers #1) by Maya Banks #New Release @maya_banks

Susi Reviews Mastered, (The Enforcers #1)

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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.

 


 

My Review

I’d like to begin this review by telling you that this is my first Maya Banks book.  Intriguing, erotic, sexy are words I can use to describe it.  This is the story of Evangeline and Drake, two characters who are total opposites. Evangeline is a young innocent woman who moved to New York from a small town to help her parents financially.  Big city life is pretty new to her.  Drake is a powerful businessman.  He is the total alpha male. He is handsome, dominant, and relentless.  He is a club owner who lives a very private life.  Women are disposable to him, except for Evangeline.

Evangeline visited Drake’s club one night, and that one night changed her life.

Drake takes over her life and keeps her, controlling her every move in life.  His relationship with her, unusual for his lifestyle but one that I hope will become clearer in the next books.  I admit, it took me some time to really get into this book.  I didn’t care for Evangeline’s character.  I felt she was weak having allowed this man she just met take full control of her life.  However, I’m betting Evangeline’s character will flourish in the next book and surprise readers.

I liked the secondary characters.  Drake’s men, those that kept watch over Evangeline were intriguing and made me laugh on several occasions.  They have their own stories I wouldn’t mind reading about.

This book had plenty of sex scenes and some that made me squint and feel a bit uncomfortable.  It is a BDSM book so expect the kink.  All in all, I did enjoy this book.

The ending, a cliffhanger.  The last 20% of the book will keep you hooked for sure.

I look forward to reading the next book because I need to know what happens to this couple.  Maya, you have a new fan.

I gave this book 4 stars.

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

Be sure to add Mastered to your TBR list.  

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About the Author

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.

http://mayabanks.com/

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Promo Tour – Bethany’s Awakening- Pt 1(Vignettes Book 2) by R.J. Redlynn @rjredlynn

 Bethany’s Awakening – Part 1 (Vignettes Book 2) by R.J. Redlynn

I just started this steamy book.  My full review is coming up later this week.  

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Book Summary

Bethany and her husband Tim had recently heated up their sex life. Now with the help of an adult home toy party, Bethany hopes to help her friends spice up their lives as well. As the drinks flow and as the group gets more comfortable with each other, erotic stories abound as each of the ten guests shares their tawdry tale. Their stories will excite you as much as it did them and with such a variety of guests, the stories are varied as well.

 

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About the Author

 

RJ Redlynn is new to the writing scene, but has developed quite a large body of work in a short time. RJ currently has two Erotica books and two books in the works due out late spring. However, RJ has a blog on Goodreads.com and also contributes stories to Dirtybitpodcast.com which can be heard for free.
Explicit and realistic erotica are a common theme in RJ’s stories. “I like writing stories that will heat you up and leave you torn between not wanting to put the book down and wanting to run to the bedroom.” RJ has written from both the male and female point of view and has even ventured into the paranormal.
RJ can be found at a hockey game and in the kitchen baking cupcakes when not writing. “My cupcakes have a large following and I think a pairing of my hot and erotic stories with a cupcake would make a great combination.”

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Amazon Links

 Bethany’s Awakening (Vignettes Part 2 )

http://www.amazon.com/Bethanys-Awakening-part-Vignettes-Book-ebook/dp/B00L9RL28W

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                                                            Tales of passion (Vignettes Book 1)     

http://www.amazon.com/Tales-passion-Vignettes-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00FKYD7BK

A Loving Heart’s Desire 

 http://www.amazon.com/Loving-Hearts-Desire-R-J-Redlynn-ebook

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Happy 4th of July – Taking Liberties: A Yankee Doodle Dandy Erotic Anthology by @minavaughn @tiffanyreisz @JoyFulcherBooks @LindaC4251

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Happy Fourth of July!

Here’s an erotic read to steam up your holiday.

Go ahead, One-Click it, I know you want to.

It’s on my Kindle and it makes the perfect Fourth of July book. #amreading

Taking Liberties is my book recommendation of the day!

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Forward by Tiffany Reisz.
Can a young revolutionary find time with the alluring and bold shopkeeper’s daughter, or will he be JOHN HANCOCKBLOCKED?

Alexander Hamilton is introduced to his wife through a good friend, in E PLURIBUS THREESOME.

A young Adams celebrates the opposition of the Tea Act with a willing young lady in TEA FOR TWO.

A spy in M’LADY’S SECRET SERVICE takes down a Hessian soldier, as only a woman can.

Patience teaches Mercy all she will need to know for a satisfying BOSTON MARRIAGE.

Join authors Mina Vaughn, Linda Cunningham, Joy Fulcher, KC Holly, Kimberly Jensen and Scott Stark, and Vivian Rider in a bawdy re-imagining of what the Founding Fathers really got up to under their breeches.


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Add it to your TBR!

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The Authors

Mina Vaughn @minavaughn

Tiffany Reisz @tiffanyreisz

Linda Cunningham @Lindac4251

Joy Fulcher @JoyFulcherBooks

KC Holly

Kimberly Jensen

Scott Stark

Vivian Rider

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