Book Review: Mastered by Maya Banks

The Enforcers #1
Author: Maya Banks
Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Released: December 29th 2015
Review Source: Berkley

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. This is an Adult romance novel recommended for ages 18+ due to sexual content and mature subject matter.

Evangeline has the greatest friends but one night they decide she needs to go to Impulse to face her jerk of an ex-boyfriend. After he treated her wrong, she needed to show up all dressed up and act as if what he did didn't bother her at all. That she is better off without him. However, things did not go the way as the way she had planned that night. She did run into her ex, but that was just a small part of that night that would forever change her. She would meet Drake and he would turn her world upside down.

What I enjoyed most about Mastered is Evangeline is very protective of those she loves and cares about. She'll do anything to protect them. She is a loving character with a caring soul. Drake is different. He had a tough childhood and things are just as they are for him so he keeps himself from getting hurt. Yet, without him realizing it, Evangeline changed him for the better. He turned into a caring person, maybe he didn't let everyone see it, but still his close friends seen the differences. I loved how they made themselves better together.

This book is fantastic! I cannot wait for the second book, Dominated, to come out. I really enjoyed this book and need to know what happens next. Because the way it was left off, was such a cliffhanger. If you are into badass alpha males, with dark secrets, who loves kinky fantasies.... then you will love this book! Its full of ups and downs.

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