Hiatus Book Review-Giving In by Maya Banks

Hiatus Book Review-Giving In by Maya Banks

Hiatus Book Review-Giving In by Maya BanksGiving In by Maya Banks
Also in this series: Letting Go , Taking It All
Series: Surrender Trilogy #2
Published by Penguin Group (USA) on May 6, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, BDSM
Pages: 320
Format: eBook
Source: Library
ISBN: 0698148177
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Kylie sees the way Jensen looks at her. The dark promise in his eyes. That rough edge of dominance she knows he possesses. But dominance is the one thing that frightens her above all else. She and her brother barely survived a childhood steeped in violence and abuse. She could never give up total control and submit to a man. Especially a man like Jensen. Could she?
Jensen sees the shadows in Kylie’s eyes. Knows he has to tread very carefully or risk losing any chance he has with her. All he wants is the opportunity to show her that dominance doesn’t equal pain, bondage or discipline. That emotional surrender is the most powerful of all, and that to submit—fully to him—will fulfill the aching void in her heart in a way nothing else ever will.

I will admit I was expecting to like this so much more than I actually did. I was kinda disappointed in this one because it didn’t turn out into what I was expecting or desiring. It wasn’t a horrible story or anything, I liked the relationship as a whole, and loved seeing the heroine overcome some of her issues, but it just didn’t feel fully resolved for me. Like I felt like we just skimmed the surface of their issues and I hated seeing the hero being neglected in some of his needs which as a dominant he needed. And there was this teaser of them trying but just never happened and I felt very disappointed and let down. But what keeps this book at such a high rating is the fun banter and the alpha hero and seeing how emotionally they connect on a deep level. Maya Banks still provided a solid story it just didn’t get up there to what I wanted or needed in it.

About Maya Banks

My name is Maya Banks and I live in Texas with my husband and three children and our assortment of pets. I’m more of a cat person, but my daughter became convinced she NEEDED a dog. So convinced in fact that it became her mission to convince her father and me. She prepared a two page handwritten proposal that detailed WHY she needed a dog, and well, after I sent her to her father (I knew he wouldn’t tell her no) we embarked on the search for the perfect dog. The journey that was two hours away and that I got pulled over for speeding while I was on the phone with my agent who had an offer from a publisher for one of my books… The officer wasn’t impressed. He wrote me a ticket anyway. Thus, I now tell my daughter that her dog turned into one very expensive concession! But isn’t he cute?

When I’m not writing, I love to hunt and fish with my family. We all love the outdoorsMaya's Dog and go on family hunting trips every year. We also love to travel. One of our more recent trips was to Scotland, which was every bit as comical as National Lampoon’s European Vacation. You know the part about “Look kids, Big Ben, Parliament” as they went round and round the roundabouts? Yeah, that was us, only we couldn’t even get out of the airport in Glasgow without hitting three of those suckers.

Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of a writing career is getting to meet so many wonderful readers. There’s nothing better than dishing books with someone who loves the romance genre as much as I do. Romance readers are passionate and vocal. We love our books, love our happily ever afters, and we love to spend time talking to others about our favorites. THIS is why I love my job so much, and I’m so grateful to readers who gave ME a chance when I began my career. So thank you.

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