Mastered – 4 Stars


Maya Banks

Release Date: December 29, 2015


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book blurb

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Surrender Trilogy and the Breathless Trilogy knows what makes readers hot. Now she turns it up in Mastered, the explosive first book in a new series of a desire too dangerous to resist.

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.


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about the author

Maya Banks

maya banksMaya Banks lives in Texas with her husband, three children and assortment of pets. When she’s not writing, she can be found hunting, fishing or playing poker.

Author’s Links

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Goodreads  •  Amazon Author Page


my review

5 Stars

Holy crap!! Mastered was filled with all kinds of sexy and enticing characters. Their lives and relationships are complex. All of which makes for entertaining reading experience.

The book started off and I wasn’t positive if I was going to like the sweet and oh so innocent main character, Evangeline. And then I wasn’t sure I was going to buy the insta-lust/committed relationship and romance with Drake. It was all a little too… easy. Hot as hell but seriously – who submits every aspect of their life to a man after just meeting them 24 hours ago?!?

But then I remembered that this is an erotic romance novel – I wasn’t supposed to over analyze the unrealistic holes in the plot. I was meant to be swept off my feet and wish I was the one being pampered. Romanced. Spanked. Because Drake is all kinds of naughty book goodness and you desperately want his dominant and kinky ass in your bed. He storms into every scene and steals your attention. It’s spectacular.

I thought Evangeline and Drake’s story was captivating and I enjoyed it. Toward the ends of the book, the author really kicks the plot line into high gear and it left me wanting to beg for the next book, as well as one for all of Drake’s ‘brothers’.

So overall, I would absolutely recommend Mastered. It will get your lady bits tingling and then your heart racing. Definitely grab your copy today.



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