Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sweet Persuasion by Maya Banks

For five years, Serena has run Fantasy Incorporated and has devoted her time to fulfilling her clients' fantasies. Never her own. Until now...

Her most secret desire is to give ownership of her body to a man. Someone who will command her, pleasure her, and have complete authority over her. So she seeks out Damon Roche, owner of an exclusive sex club and a man strong enough to make her do anything he wants. Anything.

Together they'll journey into a world she's only dreamed of. She's given the opportunity to immerse herself in a different life while her normal one waits for her to return whenever she wishes. Damon has no desire to let her go, however. Serena is the woman he's long searched for, and it's up to him to convince her to stay when the game is all over with. He wants their fantasy to become their reality and for Serena to remain his pampered, cherished submissive.

Recently I had been doing a little research into the BDSM world, and that was before I'd known about this book. It intrigues me in general, so when I started reading this book I was HOOKED. I hadn't realized that it was number two in a series, but thankfully the details from the first book were intriguing but weren't pertinant. I was able to read the second book and not be lost. *Wipes brow* Whew! I don't always like that though. There are some series where I love having to know all the details from the previous...but this series doesn't strike me as that sort. 

I've realized lately that I've been drawn to people with dominant personalities. With or without the BDSM world. So when I began reading and found the male to be dominant, that really made my day. *Grins* I love the way Damon is portrayed. Stern where he needs to be, demanding, and above all, he cares. 

Serena's a gem. I really liked her from the beginning. She's very strong and I can relate to her in some ways as well. It feels good when you can relate to the characters. Really puts you in the book and pulls your emotions in. 

Here's a quote I liked that shows Serena's wit and made me want to read more about Micah:

She leaned in close and whispered next to his ear, "You couldn't handle me, honey." 

His grip tightened around her as his body tensed against hers. He touched her cheek and turned her face up to meet his gaze. 

"I wouldn't be so sure of that, baby doll."            

There weren't many things that made me cringe or question. I'm not exactly a fan of bum play, but for this book I feel it was done tastefully and I was open to it because of that. The other thing was being cuffed to the bed while sleeping. It wasn't done every night, but I can't imagine being comfy enough to fall asleep that way. That may just be me though. 

I truly enjoyed this book though. Anytime I was going to read it I made sure I'd be alone because I knew my face would be red as an apple the whole time. Maya Banks did a really good job of pulling me into it and keeping my interest, just as she had when I read Be with Me.  

For this Pixie, it was a delicious read! I gobbled it up good *Giggles* 


SusiSunshine said...

I so have to read Be With Me! Ahhh.
Great review hon. I agreed with all you said but I thought that one scene was a bit too much. The public thing, you know? But that could just be me.
And yes I read this one at home too, cuz of the blushing factor. LOL

Pixiedust said...

@SusiSunshine- LOL yes I remember that one. I think that's one I couldn't do for real but it's a guilty pleasure fantasy. :P

You should SO read Be With Me...seriously, so good!

Minx said...

Great review! I may have to buy this one too, it is Be with Me and Colter's Woman I have... I went and checked!

My credit card ay have to say hello to the book depository

Pixiedust said...

@Minx- LOL I haven't read Colter's Woman yet but I've got it. Now keep in mind that this is the 2nd book in the series. :P I believe it's Sweet Surrender that's 1st.

Smith said...

I read this entire series recently, engaging characters and storylines, Serena was my favourite for a number of reasons :D

Cool review Pixiestick :D

Tasha said...

I love your blog. We seem to have some books in common. I'm a big fan of Maya Banks, I just finished Sweet Temptation. I am now a new follower...

Pixiedust said...

@Tasha Thank you :D I love Maya...she's fantastic

And I just began Sweet Tempation...omg Micah...*melts into a puddle*

blueicegal said...

wow lol i gotta say this sounds awesome &grins& im going to look it up right now heheheehe

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