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She had to let go. It hurt, and yet at the same time, it brought her a measure of relief, as if a great weight had been lifted from her shoulders. It was time. All she. 1 New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks and her sensational trilogy? Josslyn found perfection once; she knows she'll never find it again. Now widowed . Julia Andrews 26 янв в · Letting Go (Surrender Trilogy 1) - Maya tvnovellas.info КБ. Taking It All (Surrender Trilogy 3) - Maya tvnovellas.info КБ.
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I also wasn't thrilled with Dash. He starts out as this quiet, devoted presence at first, and then when he's finally getting everything he'd ever dreamed of, he becomes way too insecure and hesitant to be a 'true Dom'- always walking on eggshells around her, questioning her- "Are you sure, Joss?
I just wanted to scream, "YES! She's sure! Look where you discovered her, you idiot! And PS- even though her ex-husband wouldn't do BDSM with her out of fear of becoming his father- he truly was a Dom at heart if you stop and think about the way he treated her and his sister Kylie before he died. Which again, is a point against Dash, as he should've seen it.
Just sayin' I do want Book 2, because I'd really like to read Kylie and Jensen's story. Especially since she's a very damaged, but true loving submissive too. She needs to heal. See all reviews. site Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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The Sweet series wasn't going well for me so I took a brief hiatus halfway through the series. When I returned to Maya Banks's work, I decided to switch to the Surrender trilogy instead, thinking to mix things up a little. You can imagine my thoughts when I found out that Surrender is really a spinoff of the Sweet series. Same stories, similar characters, with regular visits to The House that is owned and operated by Damon Roche. I'll give you a hint. My exact thoughts rhymed with "clucking swell.
Three years, ago, in fact. Twenty-four-year-old Nenia was wise. Joss is grieving her dead husband but after two years is ready to move on. Her one wish was to be dominated in bed, which her husband could never bring himself to do because of the abuse he experienced growing up.
Joss is determined to find a new man who can give her what she needs in bed. Dash is a friend to her and her late husband, but has secretly coveted Joss for all these years. When he sees her at The House, with another man, he storms in to interrupt the scene and drags her out caveman-style, declaring that he'll be the only one to do that.
I mean, I'm exaggerating a little, but not by much. Now, to the author's credit, the writing in this book is a cut above the writing in the Sweet series. I don't know if someone took the author aside and said, "Hey, you know, I don't think women want to read about 'swollen tissues' in their erotica" but the phrase only appeared once.
The extremely strange sex metaphors were also absent, which was a plus although the humorous factor dipped. The anti-BDSM attitude was also reduced even more here than in previous books, although Dash still can't help himself; he just has to mansplain safe words to Joss: "Now, many people in these kinds of relationships use safe words.
I'm not a fan of them myself, but I understand the necessity of them. Especially for a woman being introduced to this world for the first time. After a while you won't need a safe word because it's my job to find out your boundaries and push you to the very edge without crossing that line.
Does that make sense? There won't be any going back. So be very sure that you truly want me to stop and aren't just overwhelmed by the moment. I'll push your limits. You want a man to push you. You've said as much. So don't chicken out the first time things get intense" The smarm The smarm Also, safe words are not sexual training wheels. You don't have a commencement ceremony where people give you an award and say, "Congratulations!
You don't need to use safe words anymore! They're literally for stopping a scene when it becomes too intense, uncomfortable, or scary. That's all. I can't believe he implied that she would be a mood-wrecking chicken if she used her goddamn safe word. Banks attempts to make Dash a sweet, considerate hero, cushioning the alphahole nature with pretenses of concern and nuturance, but it doesn't really work. Not only does he appear to not understand how personal space or BDSM work, he's creepy and possessive.
Literally right after they start to explore their relationship, he drops this bomb on her: Because he doesn't want to have sex with her in the house she shared with her husband. When Joss asks for more time to think about this decision understandable , Dash says this: I'm not going to allow that. I've waited too long. I won't let you go now. Not when I'm so close to having everything I ever wanted" I'm sorry, I seem to have wondered into a Criminal Minds episode, by mistake.
What the actual fresh hell are you still doing on his doorstep, girl? Those words should have you running faster than "on your mark, get set, go! A few pages later, he tells her that he doesn't feel comfortable with the idea of her working: I like the idea of having all your time. I'm a selfish bastard. I don't want to share you with anyone and certainly not a job" I have two words for you: The creepiness continues, as Dash considers impregnating her.
It would suit him perfectly for her to be barefoot and pregnant in his home. Tied to him irrevocably. Maybe that made him a chauvinistic bastard, but he didn't give a damn Not necessarily something I really want to be reading about in an erotica that is allegedly about empowering a woman to find the courage to overcome her grief and pursue her own sexual desires.
Weird sex descriptions: He ensure[s] it [won't] burn her by testing it first , by which I took to mean he was taking a bite out of every morsel before giving it to her, which sounds gross to me: I'm a woman, not a baby bird! But Joss finds it erotic: The idea that the food had been to his mouth first and then to hers was as jolting as if he'd kissed her Or if he vomited into her mouth, I suppose.
That, too. But hey, po-tay-to, po-tah-to. He wouldn't be surprised if his erection tore right through his jeans Has that happened before?
I think he needs to download better quality pants. He sucked and licked, thrusting his tongue inside her to taste her sweet honey What shifted this book to a solid one star was what I'm going to call The Misunderstanding. This whole time, Joss has been experiencing grief. It's supposed to be about moving on, and getting ready to embrace her life with Dash, but when she talks in her sleep, Dash misinterprets what's happening and thinks she still loves Carson.
Which isn't a big deal.
He was her husband and he is dead. But not to Dash, who starts yelling at her when she wakes up, accusing her of using him as a "poor substitute" for the man she lost. He adds this: You just want someone to fuck you and play master to your submissive. Hell, it would have been just any man, or don't you remember that night at The House? That night? Keep in mind that this is over something she said in her sleep, which he didn't even ask her to clarify.
Joss makes a half-assed attempt to try and correct him and tells him that he's hurting her feelings.
Dash retorts with this: I'm tired of trying to live up to a dead man's memory. When are you going to accept that he's gone? After that, there was no going back for me. Dash was beyond redemption.
I mean, who says that to a woman whose husband has died? Well, I'll tell you: I actually hoped that things wouldn't work out between you and Carson because I wanted you for myself. I had planned to swoop in and claim you the minute things ended between you and Carson I fully admit, I looked for faults. I looked for any evidence that you weren't what was best for him.
Hell, I hoped that he'd lose interest or you'd do something to put him off I wanted you to fail just so I could have you as my own" Joss is so upset that she flees - and ends up getting into a car accident. Joss's friends confront Dash when they find out she's missing, but he has no idea where she is. They find her in the hospital. He finds out that he was - surprise, surprise, a big a-hole who ruined everything with his assumptions.
There are tears. They end up deciding to get back together, because theirs is a totally healthy relationship with absolutely zero red flags or concerns, nope, no sir, not at all. The book ends with this hopeful little nugget of happy endings to come: As beautiful as you are to me right now, I can only imagine you'll grow even more beautiful when you're heavy with our baby" View all 26 comments. Feb 09, Kaley Rice rated it did not like it.
I think I'm just about done. I started off enjoying the historical fiction series until I ended up DNF'ing one the second title in the second historical trilogy. I wasn't thrilled with the I think I'm just about done. Well, Ms. Banks, I gave you another chance with Letting Go. I regret it. This book is just about all talk, unfortunately.
The idea is interesting, but all the talking, repetition, and promise with very little real "action" make the book boring. Maya Banks is phoning it in and her editors aren't stepping in to save her, either. I'm sorry to say it. Messy break ups suck. View all 4 comments. Jan 08, Elizabeth rated it did not like it. I eventually gave up on this madness but then forced myself to finish the last two chapters, if for nothing but to prove I could.
This wasn't for me in any way shape or form and I honestly can't rate this one higher than this. It was just bad. The plot, the character development, and the actions and language of everyone were just lacking everything. Inner thoughts can be present in either character but, for them to literally drive the slow pace of the plot forward into the revine, while sounding like a broken record repeating things that were covered in the beginning, doesn't work no matter how you word a sentence.
Allow your characters to make a decision and stick with it! This entire story was a disappointment and showed the author clearly lacks an understanding of this type of relationship or community. I won't even discuss the sexual situations that occurred because I fear carpel tunnel syndrome before I could finish it. Let's just say they were extremely unrealistic and no woman could tolerate these sex-capades, no matter how long the drought was. I'd like to think I could attempt another Banks book, but my reaction to this one is enough to keep me from coming back.
I read for pleasure and this was nothing close to it as I had many thoughts throughout that I would've preferred to have dental surgery instead of being neck deep in this sludge. I received a copy of this novel from the publisher for my honest opinion and review. View all 3 comments. Feb 11, Taylor rated it it was ok Shelves: This book was just meh to me.
And I usually love books by Maya Banks! I'm glad I wasn't the only one that thought the book was repetitive. OMG, we get it! Your husband is dead, you hooked up with his best friend, how could you do that? And the constant "I'll never find perfect love again". Come on!! There was too much wallowing for my taste. Lots and lots of inner dialogue about the same shit over and over again. AND how many more times can you use the phrases "fate is a fickle bitch" and "xxx, This book was just meh to me.
AND how many more times can you use the phrases "fate is a fickle bitch" and "xxx, she said huskily". By like the 2nd or 3rd time of anything being said huskily, I could only hear some old guy trying to talk all sexy like. I finished the book but there really was no plot other than husband is dead and she got with his best friend.
I hate being so harsh but this book did not do it for me. Let's hope the next ones are a little better. Jan 27, Kathleen rated it really liked it. Kathleen and Krista's Review posted at: The descriptive information about all the characters made me feel like I really kne Kathleen and Krista's Review posted at: Unfortunately, there were a few issue with this book that considerably hampered my overall enjoyment of the story.
This reflection occurred throughout the entire story. Best scene s Kathleen: Favorite character s Kathleen: Overall Thoughts Kathleen: May 03, Pam rated it did not like it. Have you ever heard the saying, "If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all. There is only one other book I can think of that I just plain couldn't finish. Unfortunately for me, I keep telling myself it has to get better so I instead punish myself by reading the rest!
Carson, Carson, Carson. That's the only name I saw. Sentence after sentence calling out Carson's name Have you ever heard the saying, "If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all.
Sentence after sentence calling out Carson's name. This story was supposed to be about Joss and Dash.
Joss couldn't form one thought without Carson being in it. I'm not trying to be an unfeeling person. However, the books starts off with Joss visiting her dead husband's Carson grave and finally moving on. Yet every thought she has is about Carson and how he would feel about what she was doing.
Then she starts a relationship with his best friend and business partner and constantly compares the two of them. Now remember I just said that. Dash and her talk for ages about how to handle this new relationship, he the Dom and her the Sub. Pages, and pages and pages of how to do this. Then they finally consummate the relationship and just before he has sex with her, while his face is between her legs trying not to be too crude he realizes he has no protection.
Then the two of them start a conversation about protection and her being on the pill and why she is and what her and Carson were doing and on and on - two pages of talking and thinking - while he has his head between her legs.
Are you kidding me? Then Dash tells her he's always fantasized about this and she straight out tells him she's never fantasized about him! Again, really? Now remember what I said just above about "remember what I jus said. Then Joss is telling Dash it's him that has held Carson between them this whole time.
That's all she can think about and talk about is Carson and it's Dash dooming their relationship?
OMG - did someone miss notes or forget the story when it came to the end? Of course the make-up section comes along and then Joss say's to Dash that they better hurry and get married because she doesn't want to be a "out-of-wedlock mother. In this day and age, for this phrase to even be spouted in a book is ludicrous. I swear that Maya Banks must have made a name for herself and now she just puts out crap. The last few stories I've read from her were absolutely awful.
This is bad writing at its worst! I have enjoyed other books from Maya Banks, let me be clear. But her novels in the last couple of years are either being written by someone else, or she just doesn't care because people read her stuff just cuz her names on it.
Now call me a glutton for punishment, but I have got to find out how in the world she is going to handle this next book in the series by taking a Dominant male and putting him with Kyle who was emotionally, mentally and sexually abused by her father, is scared of life basically and totally timid.
How in the world can you realistic put those two together. This next book will be as bad as this one. No doubt in my mind. All I can say is thank goodness I didn't waste my hard earned money on this book - I borrowed it from the library. Jan 31, Charlene rated it liked it Shelves: I'm a little torn on this one. On the one hand, I love Maya Banks' writing. She always produces quality work.
That's something that really doesn't appeal to me, and my inner feminist was screaming at Joss throughout much of this book. It just didn't sit well with me that Joss seemed to move from being taken care of one man to being taken care of by his best friend.
Do something for yourself woman! Go back to school Unfortunately, that's all I got Joss wanting desperately to be taken care of and dominated. And Dash I found him a little pathetic to be honest. The one thing I thought was done well was the club scene. I thought that MB did a good job of putting her reader into Joss' head as she slipped into subspace. I felt like I was there with her.
View 1 comment. I am a big fan of Maya Banks. Her writing is exceptional, the story flows well, I loved all the characters that were introduced and learning who they all are makes you look forward to the next book in this series.
This is a story about a woman who has lost her first love in a tragic accident. Moving on after three years is a step in the right direction for Joss. Joss has some hidden desires and decides it time she takes a step forward in getting what she wants. Dash who was her husbands best friends and business partner loves Joss from afar.
Little does he know that who he is and what he desires in his life is something Joss is desperately seeking. So what happens when their dreams and desires collide and they both find out they are what the other desires. Well you have to read Letting Go to find out these answers. I have rated Letting Go 5 star rating. I would definitely recommend Letting Go to anyone who reads my reviews.
Excellent beginning to what sounds like a great Trilogy. Aug 02, Lauren rated it did not like it Shelves: Let me preface this review with the disclaimer that BDSM is not a preferred genre, and as such my comments will more than likely not be in line with the many readers who enjoy this genre immensely.
As it turns out, the BDSM elements are not the reason for this one star review. Rather the writing, characters and story are so weak as Letting Go 1 Star As a fan of Maya Banks's romantic suspense and historical romance series, this book seemed a natural choice when I needed a BDSM book for a challenge. Rather the writing, characters and story are so weak as to completely undermine whatever message the writer is trying to impart. Banks spends an inordinate amount of page time attempting to convince the reader of the legitimacy of the BDSM sub-culture.
This is completely unnecessary as consenting adults are entitled to their preferences; no one has the right to judge and those who enjoy the genre don't need to be convinced. The result is a tediously repetitive sequence of scenes in which the hero and heroine justify their choice of lifestyle. Regardless of the fact that I personally do not find anything remotely sexy or sensual about a relationship in which the woman is completely subjugated, neither Joss nor Dash are particularly interesting as individuals and their emotional attachment is unbelievable.
The conflict that pops up at the end has potential and should have been the focus throughout the story, but ultimately falls flat because by that point who cares? In sum, to put it simply this book is badly written with tepid characters, mechanical sex scenes and no plot to speak of. View 2 comments. Feb 09, Sophia,"Coco against the grain" rated it liked it. I was a bit bored. I felt the dialogue was repetitive ,and found a lot of the scenes repeating themselves.
I,also never really connected with the characters. This could have been a wonderful book but missed the mark. This is one of those times I wish gr had a point system. This was actually a 2. I will read the next one because I have liked most of her books. Hopefully,this was a fluke May 14, Syndi rated it it was ok. Letting Go does not work for me. Its too cheesy and have no story.