Synopses & Reviews
IM READY FOR THE NEXT RIDE NOW!” SAID USA TODAY
. AND NOW, MAYA BANKS IS READY TO DELIVER. FROM THE MUST-READ AUTHOR” (ROMANCE JUNKIES
) OF LETTING GO
AND GIVING IN
THE NEW NOVEL IN HER SURRENDER TRILOGY.
In her sensational Breathless Trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks tested the boundaries of desire. In her new trilogy, theres only one thing left to do: cross them. And for a married couple taking steps to renew their marriage, the consequences of one single moment of inattention may come at a price the husband never expects
Chessy and Tate have been married for several years. In the beginning, their relationship was everything she wanted. Passionate. All-consuming. She offered her submission freely and Tate cherished her gift with a tenderness that made her feel safe. Content. Wanted. Loved beyond all measure. But as the years have gone by, Tate has become more immersed in making his business a success, and Chessy has taken a back seat to his business obligations. Growing unhappy with the status of their once blissful marriage, Chessy knows that something has to give, or they stand to lose it all.
Tate loves his wife. Has always loved her. Providing for her has always been his number-one priority. But lately shes seemed unhappy, and hes worried. Worried enough that he arranges for a night together that he hopes will reignite the fire that once burned like an inferno between them.
But a business call at the wrong time threatens everything. Chessys safety, his concentration, his wifes faith in him as her husbanda man sworn to love and protect her above all else. Gutted with the realization that hes going to lose herhas already lost herhe readies for the fight of his life. Whatever it takes, hell get her back, show her that nothing is more important than her love. And that if shell allow him to prove himself one more time, hell take it all. Everything. But hell give back far more: Himself. His undying love.
"This discomfiting exploration of a troubled marriage wraps up Banks's Surrender trilogy (Letting Go; Giving In). Chessy and Tate have been married five years, but for the last two, Tate's focus has been solely on his work, leaving Chessy craving not just his dominance in the bedroom but any attention at all. As they begin trying to salvage their relationship, a trip to their favorite sex club ends in catastrophe. Tate, who was supposed to be watching over helpless Chessy, steps away to take a business call, and another man takes the opportunity to rape her. The drama is more intense than in the previous entries in the series, but with little suspense. While readers may not see anything redeeming in Tate beyond his renewed devotion to his wife, Chessy adores him, and there's no question of her leaving. The sex scenes are hot, but their juxtaposition with moments of rage and distress is disquieting. Underdeveloped characters and uneven pacing make for an weak conclusion to a trilogy that started with so much promise." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
THE FIRST BOOK OF THE SURRENDER TRILOGY
In her sensational Breathless Trilogy, #1and#160;New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks tested the boundaries of desire. In her new trilogy, thereand#8217;s only one thing left to do: cross them. And never have the consequences of erotic exploration been so irresistibly inviting, so shockingly intimate, and so totally unexpectedand#133;
Josslyn found perfection once, and she knows sheand#8217;ll never find it again. Now widowed, she seeks the one thing her beloved husband couldnand#8217;t give her: dominance. Lonely, searching for an outlet for her grief and wanting only a brief taste of the perfection she once enjoyed, she seeks what sheand#8217;s looking for at an exclusive club that caters to people indulging in their most hedonistic fantasies. She never imagined that what sheand#8217;d find would be the one man whoand#8217;s long been a source of comfortand#151;and secret longing. Her husbandand#8217;s best friend.
Dash has lived in an untenable position for years: in love with his best friendand#8217;s wife but unwilling to act on that attraction. Heand#8217;d never betray his best friend. And so heand#8217;s waited in the wings, offering Joss unconditional support and comfort as she works past her grief, hoping for the day when he can offer her more.
When he finds her in a club devoted to the darker edges of desire, heand#8217;s furious because he thinks she has no idea what sheand#8217;s getting herself into. Until she explains in detail what it is she wants. What she needs. As realization sets in, he is gripped by fierce, unwavering determination. If she wants dominance, he is the only man who will introduce her to that world. He is the only man who will touch her, cherish herand#133;love her. And the only man sheand#8217;ll ever submit to.
About the Author
is a #1and#160;New York Times
and#160;bestselling author whose chart toppers have included erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and Scottish historical romance.
She lives in the South with her husband and three children and other assorted babies, such as her two Bengal kitties and a calico whoand#8217;s been with her as long as her youngest child. Sheand#8217;s an avid reader of romance and loves to dish books with her fans and anyone else whoand#8217;ll listen! She very much enjoys interacting with her readers on Facebook and Twitter as well as in her Yahoo!