Jenn’s Review: Dominated by Maya Banks

Posted May 3, 2016 by jenncobb in Book Reviews, Books, Release day / 0 Comments

Jenn’s Review: Dominated by Maya BanksDominated by Maya Banks
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Published by Berkley on May 3rd 2016
Genres: BDSM, Erotica, Romance
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Source: NetGalley, Penguin Random House

The desire that exploded in Mastered continues its conflagration in Dominated—from the New York Times bestselling author of the Surrender Trilogy.

To save her, he had to betray her...

In Drake’s shadowy world, his enemies would exploit any weakness he had in order to bring him to his knees, and so he’s never allowed himself to care about anyone...never exhibited any vulnerability, and it made him a force to be reckoned with. Until Evangeline—his angel. A woman who slipped past his defenses like no one had ever managed. She was his to protect and ultimately, to do that, he had to do the unthinkable and drive the only good thing in his world away.

But he will stop at nothing to get her back...

Devastated and destroyed, Evangeline doesn’t know what made Drake turn on her in such a shocking manner. She only knows she’ll never be the same. He once freed her from all her inhibitions, only now she is a prisoner to never-ending pain. But when Drake finds her again, she realizes there is more to his world than she ever imagined, and she must decide if she can once more trust—and submit—to the man who holds her wounded heart in his hands. And he must convince her of just how far he’ll go to regain her love and forgiveness.

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Book review: 4 stars



That scene with Drake, Manuel and Evangeline was so hot I had to pause a few times to get through it. It was PERFECTION!!!!!

Drake Donovan is a man who had it ALL. And yet he managed to scare away the only thing that mattered, the only person he cared for. He will turn the whole world upside down to find her again and make her see the truth.

Evangeline thought she had found her dream man, but she was mistaken. She will never be able to forget that dreadful night. The way he treated her and how humiliated she was.

Will Drake and Evangeline be able to repair what is left of their relationship? Or is it beyond any saving and it’s too late?!

This is book 2 in The Enforcer Series and continuation of Drake’s and Evangeline’s story from book  1 Mastered. That book ended with one of the hardest and emotional cliffs I have ever read. It destroyed me so bad I could barely breathe and I was a wreck for days afterwards. So when Dominated finally landed on my kindle I couldn’t wait to start reading and go back to their story and see how all that mess resolved. First few chapters took away every breath I had. I was so excited and satisfied I could barely breathe how happy I was even if my heart was breaking by reading how they both suffered. I guess I am a masochist that way 😉 I was even getting goose bumps all over from satisfaction and joy.

And after those beautiful chapters the pace slowed down and the same thing kept repeating over and over again. I honestly felt like going in circles and was wondering if I would ever find my way out. At times it felt like it was someone’s debut novel and kind of mediocre.

And later towards the end in the last chapters, the heat was on again! I loved that part but would have wished that there was a red line through the whole book without high and low dips.

Another thing I really LOVED in this and previous book was the relationship and closeness of Drake’s men and how loyal and protective they all were.

Favorite sexy quote:

“Hold on to me, baby, he said huskily.
Let’s go together. You and me. Come with me.”


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