Tuesday, December 29, 2015

RELEASE DAY REVIEW ~Mastered by Maya Banks~

Title: Mastered
Author: Maya Banks
Series: The Enforcers #1
Release Date: December 29, 2015

My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Maya knows what makes readers hot. Now she turns it up in Mastered, the explosive first book in a new series of a desire too dangerous to resist.

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.

Mastered is a book that you will either love or not. I happen to fall into the former category. This book is a new turn in Maya Banks's writing and I could not be more thrilled. Leaving the cookie cutter concepts, and the plug n play characters at the door, Ms. Banks has created a book that will seduce, crush, tempt, and destroy you. I know it sounds dramatic, but, it is. Drake is the hero I love to hate. He's crass. He's dark. He's controlling. He's alpha. I could go on and on. But above all else he's an enigma. There's so much mystery surrounding this man that even when you want to hate him, you have to believe that there's redemption for him. As for Evangeline - she's both strong and weak. Yet her weakness stems from her everlasting strength waning, and from the demand from Drake to a true submissive. 

The emotions are high, the seduction is intense and Drake and Evangeline are both bound together and torn apart. Where can this go? Where does it end? It's anyone's guess. This book had me gritting my teeth and wondering what in the hell would happen next. It's a stunning tale and completely engaged me from page one until the end. 

Is this a must read? Absolutely, in my opinion. Will everyone love it as much as I do? Maybe, it's hard ot say. This is a three book series. And I enjoy those immensely it gives me time to revel in the couple and the story. And surely I need more time to revel in Drake and Evangeline. This is going ot be a long road and I cannot wait for more form this series. It is exquisite and heartbreaking. I highly suggest everyone give this book a read!

Happy Reading!
*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

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