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
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.