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Series: The Enforcers #1
Also in this series: Dominated, Mastered, Dominated
Genres: Erotica, Romance, Fiction, Suspense, BDSM
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Also by this author: Safe at Last, Darkest Before Dawn, Dominated, Mastered, Dominated
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.
ARC provided by Author/Publisher for honest review.
“I do—I will. But you’ll blossom under my care. Have no doubt there. There will not be a more spoiled, adored woman on this earth, because what is mine I take care of in all ways, and your happiness, your protection, your life comes before all else.”
It’s no secret I’m a huge Maya Banks lover, I have yet to find a book from her that I didn’t like. Mastered is an amazing start to another great series. I can’t wait to see what happens with Drake and Evangeline.
Evangeline is a sweet girl. Innocent, kind, and maybe a bit naïve. She was burned by her ex, big time. Her girlfriends encourage her to step out of her comfort zone and show the jerk exactly what he tossed aside. In theory, this was a great idea for a confidence booster, in action, a hot mess waiting to happen. I really like Evangeline, she’s not a jaded character despite having drawn the short straw one too many times in her life. She doesn’t see herself as beautiful, even when she is. She’s modest and real. I loved that even when she had everything she could possibly want ready for her taking, she didn’t.
“My job is to always take care of you. To provide for you. To ensure your safety when I cannot be near and most especially to ensure that you are comfortable above all else. You only have one job, my angel. Obey.”
Drake is a dominant man. In all things. He’s got a loyal set of friends and employees. I like that about him. It also made the secondary characters stand out, it was easy to like them even though you know they aren’t really good men. They are good to Evangeline and they believe in protecting innocent people. There are a lot of questions surrounding Drake and his business dealings. I love the mystery, even if it drove me crazy wanting to know more.
“Oh God, Drake, you have to stop. Please don’t stop.”
The chemistry between the two is off the charts hot. Their relationship is a quick burn that turns into a blaze. There isn’t a lot of build up, Drake basically takes what he wants and Evangeline is so overwhelmed she goes along with his desires. Is it realistic? No. I don’t read fiction for it to be completely realistic. I want to be taken on an unbelievable ride and Mastered did exactly that.
If you’re looking for a possessive dominant hero and a sweet innocent heroine, you’ll fall in love with Mastered by Maya Banks. I will be waiting on pins and needles for the second book. Four Stars and Four Wet Panties.
“Trust me, baby. I’ll always have you. I’ll always guide you. I’ll always show you exactly what to do. You just have to let yourself go and trust me to get you there.”