Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Book Review: Mastered by Maya Banks

Mastered (The Enforcers, #1)

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.


I am a big fan of Maya Bank's Sweet Series and I was very excited about Mastered. Mastered definitely has a darker undertone with a group of alpha, badass, arrogant men.

Evangeline is a simple girl from the South. She needed a better job to help support her family so she moved to NY. When her first real relationship she has while in NY ends badly, her friends encourage her to get back on the saddle and send her to a club with a  rare and precious VIP pass in hand. The pass gets into the club and soon into the heart of a very dangerous alpha Drake Donovan.

The story is Evangeline's struggle with her self worth. She doesn't see her own beauty, she's humble and innocent. It's her innocents that attracts Drake and his men. Drake is all alpha and has the need to protect Evangeline, she's already been hurt once. Drake claims Evangeline as his. The question becomes for how long? Is she just his plaything?

Evangeline begins to discover her self worth, she's building herself confidence. She doesn't hesitate to challenge Drake.  It's Drake who is hiding a secret from Evangeline. In the end it's the secret that leaves us with a cliffhanger. I enjoyed the story, although there is a lot of repeat description that could have shortened the story. 4 Stars.

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