Author: Maya Banks

Princess Elizabeth Reviews: Mastered by Maya Banks

Princess Elizabeth Reviews: Mastered by Maya BanksMastered (The Enforcers, #1) by Maya Banks
on December 29th 2015
Pages: 368
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4 Stars

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.
Coming May 2016: The Enforcers Book II: Dominated

PP review

Maya Banks transcends us into worlds of power and play.

Mastered is another one of her classic books where Alpha males dominate and innocent strong women become part of their world while dominating them in their own regard.

Drake Donavan is a powerful man.  He controls everything in his life without hesitation and no one dare question him.  So when Evangeline Hawthorne enters his realm, both she and he know immediately she does not belong.  She believes its because she is not worthy and does not fit in.  He sees its because she is better and above the rest.

Like a moth to a flame, Drake has no power when it comes to his Angel.  His world is tilted on its axis and there is no turning back.  Convincing his Angel that this incredible world will be bent and shaped for her is a whole other matter.  For someone so innocent who has forsaken her life to take care of others to the point where she has left herself without, giving herself completely to another is not an easy task.  Drake has never known the word no when it comes to something he wants.  Whether it be business or personal, he gets what he wants.  So with someone so powerful who creates empires and then is brought to his knees by one innocent soul…. losing her is of his own creation as well.

This was a very enjoyable read for me.  If you like to be drawn into a story without nitpicking details and realities, but instead want to be placed into a world that gives you a taste of something not tangible… then this is your story!

It ends in a cliffy but do not let that deter you, as it is a very powerful and heart-stopping scene that is perfect for their story.

Can’t wait for the next book!