THE FIRST BOOK OF THE SURRENDER TRILOGY
In her sensational Breathless Trilogy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks tested the boundaries of desire. In her new trilogy, there’s only one thing left to do: cross them. And never have the consequences of erotic exploration been so irresistibly inviting, so shockingly intimate, and so totally unexpected…
Josslyn found perfection once, and she knows she’ll never find it again. Now widowed, she seeks the one thing her beloved husband couldn’t give her: dominance. Lonely, searching for an outlet for her grief and wanting only a brief taste of the perfection she once enjoyed, she seeks what she’s looking for at an exclusive club that caters to people indulging in their most hedonistic fantasies. She never imagined that what she’d find would be the one man who’s long been a source of comfort—and secret longing. Her husband’s best friend.
Dash has lived in an untenable position for years: in love with his best friend’s wife but unwilling to act on that attraction. He’d never betray his best friend. And so he’s waited in the wings, offering Joss unconditional support and comfort as she works past her grief, hoping for the day when he can offer her more.
When he finds her in a club devoted to the darker edges of desire, he’s furious because he thinks she has no idea what she’s getting herself into. Until she explains in detail what it is she wants. What she needs. As realization sets in, he is gripped by fierce, unwavering determination. If she wants dominance, he is the only man who will introduce her to that world. He is the only man who will touch her, cherish her…love her. And the only man she’ll ever submit to.
In this fiery erotic trilogy launch, two lovers explore the heights of domination, submission, pain, and pleasure and find romance along the way. Three years after the sudden death of Joss Breckenridge s husband, Carson, Joss is ready to move on. Though their marriage was a happy one, Carson could never be the dominant she d always dreamed of submitting to. Now she wants to seek a dominant lover and see whether reality can live up to her fantasies. To her surprise, she discovers that Dash Corbin, Carson s best friend, is dominant and has been attracted to Joss for many years. The plot drags at times, and the conflict which is almost entirely centered on various characters recovering from Carson s death is somewhat contrived, but Joss and Dash are pleasant enough that rooting for their happiness comes naturally, and blazingly intense sex scenes will keep readers turning pages. This will satisfy fans of the racier passages in Banks s previous novels as well as those looking for a little kink in their erotica.
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Too much repetitive pondering
Half of this book is the characters endlessly musing to themselves about how much they need to be dominant or submissive, how much they need each other, their emotional status, etc. Then another quarter of the book is them repetitively saying these thoughts to each other and to their friends. It easily could have been 150 pages instead of 400 and had the same impact.
I really resented paying $10 for this book and won’t be buying anything else from this author.
I loved this book, the storyline is very believable and offers a delicate balance for all the characters. I loved how the characters were allowed to make mistakes and truly feel real and human; finally i loved the ending, because I'm a sucker for a happy ending, at times things were a bit predictable, but i still enjoyed the predictable aspects as they demonstrate the nature of people, loved the book- thanks for a great read.