Maya Banks: Mastered The Enforcers #1



Not at all what I was expecting Unable to rate as so disappointed This is a cruel prank right Someone please tell me that Maya Banks did not write thisI refuse to believe itI have read almost every single book that she has written the Breathless series numerous times I refuse to accept that she could write such a horrible book horribleSo below her standard of writing that I don t even know what to sayThe book was complete filler with not an ounce of substance Way too far fetched to the point of serious eye rolling too many characters to follow because of the bad writing I could go on and onDoes anyone even know a single thing about Drake besides him owning a night club and possibly being a bad guy Not me and the book was over 300 pagesI swear it was like reading a first time author who was giving this genre the ole college tryAny true Maya Banks fan will feel the same way it s impossible not toSo do yourself a favor if you are a true fan of her work spare yourself the major disappoint you will feel after you ve paid 10 to read such a horrible book Sorry to be so harsh but there are few authors out there that you can count on writing amazing books and Maya Banks was one of themuntil now Evangeline has ust been dumped and humiliated by her boyfriend To make matters worse he breaks up with her and criticizes her after taking her virginity Her friends offer her a VIP pass to the hottest club in NYC Impulse and concoct a plan for her to run into her ex looking perfect so he can realize what he is missing Like all good plans they don t exactly workout as perfectly and instead of begging for forgiveness he attacks her Drake is a successful business man and owner of Impulse he is immediately drawn to Evangeline She is beautiful but way too innocent to be in a club like Impulse Since she already has his attention he watches Evangeline s ex and immediately intervenes After saving and interacting with Evangeline Drake decides he wants Evangeline as a submissive Evangeline is completely clueless to this world but decides to give Drake a chance to do something for herself and live a little I don t care how many times this plot line is run there is something about these stories I No Future for You just love While I did enjoy Mastered I didn t love it like I usually do I am not sure if it isust timing or me but Evangeline was so weak throughout the majority of the story Drake was this domineering force in the beginning but when it came to Evangeline he was constantly cowering to her Don t get me wrong it is a fantastic trait in a character but it SOS Schlank ohne Sport - just didn t fit with the idea I had in my head I felt like Drake would act on something then had to constantly explain and reassure EvangelineObviously I enjoyed Mastered and I am very eager for the rest of their story but when you go into a story expecting one thing and get another itust throws you off sometimes This is one of those cases and I am sure other readers will not be as distracted by these things ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review This heroine was Charming the Firefighter (In Shady Grove, just unforgivably annoying She deserved that ending DNF 59%There were so many things wrong with this book I don t even know where to start I am a big fan of Maya Banks but this book was really disappointing it wasust so predictable boring and yet another over done dominant Alpha male Billionaire Drake Donovan with his sexy side kicks Maddox Silas ustice and Zander who always gets what he wants and he wants Evangeline an innocent country girl who moved to the big city to work in a bar to support her sick parents back home Evangeline s character is a boring air head and Drake wants to mold her into his sex slave you would get out of having a tooth pulled at the dentist than this book Narrated by the sexy voice of Jeremy York and even his talent couldn t save this ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review He tasted and smelled divine Hot alpha badass male Arrogant Confident And so yummy looking she couldn t fathom that she was standing in his office while he was thoroughly kissing her in a way she d never been kissed before It s no secret that I am Maya Banks fan ever since I read her Breathless Trilogy I was so Genre EroticaType Book 1 of The Enforcers seriesPOV Third PersonRating Drake Donovan was a successful businessman One of his many ventures was a nightclub called Impulse where only people with the right look and the right connection would ever allowed in Be. 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 pleasureWhat 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.

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En kindly thank the owner for his offer of cunnilingus but tell him you won t let him near your special oyster without at least knowing his medical clearance spank you very muchMy reactionAfter the hot encounter Drake demands to see you again but doesn t bother asking you He tells you that you will be at his house tomorrow at 7 When you don t show up because you have to work he sends his bodyguard to bring you to him after your shift ends at 4am YouA Go with them because it d be rude not toB Flip the guard the bird then proceed to your bed because it s freaking 4 amMy reactionDrake tells you that he wants to be your lord and master your complete submission without doubt uestion or knowing fuck all about him He wants you to uit work he will financially support your struggling parents buy you a house and give you two million dollars All after meeting him onceYour reactionA Put up a half hearted attempt to argue but give in anyway because there s ust something about the way he makes you feelB Tell him you ll take his 2 mil and promise not to report his ass to the policeMy reactionYour Lord and Master Drake has lots of bodyguards They re all broody and intimidating so youA Make them cupcakes and make them all fall in love with you because you re such a speeshul snowflake and they can t help but fall for your self depreciating idealistic and naive waysB Wonder what the hell it is that Drake does that he needs so many men guarding himMy reactionI have none at this point because I give upYour best friends are rightfully concerned about your uick capitulation After you drop everything including your home where you live with your roommates and your Everwar (Cal Leandros, job one of them visits you and proceeds to interrogate Drake and his intentions and threaten him to never hurt you Your reaction isA Dress them down because how dare they slightly insult one of the bodyguards youust met three minutes ago And also how dare they not be happy for you and uestion your uestionable and naive decision making How Dare TheyB Think that clearly you have badass friends and you had a moment of insanity then follow them homeMy reactionSPOILER ALERTYour Lord and Master Drake decides to bring in a total stranger to have sex with you while he watches because that s his will and he s convinced you d enjoy it You ve never met or heard of this manYouA Hop on the bed and spread your legs while waxing poetically inside your mind about how wonderful Drake is and secretly enjoy the encounterB Slap the shit out of Drake kick the stranger in the balls and make a run for itMy reactionYou still have no clue about who Drake is what he does for a living or really any tiny detail about him So youA Give him your unwavering trust while telling him you hope to earn his eventuallyB Begin to uestion shit because you re normal and not a speeshul snowflakeMy reactionNow if you answered mostly A congratulations you re the heroine If that s something you can look past you d likely enjoy the book If you answered mostly B s odds are this book will be painful for you to read If you re me by now you want to want to unread everything you ust experiencedMaya s characters have become almost caricatures of themselves as of late They re either over the top ridiculously domineering or bad ass or they re speeshul snowflakes that are so idealistic and naive they make you want to peel your own skin off and throw it at something Mastered is the perfect example of that There was nothing hot about the hero For me there s a very clear line between sexy and dominant and plain old domineering and controlling He wants to own the heroine minutes after meeting her and she s ust dandy with that And that s not even touching the ridiculous Ds element of their relationship That s exactly the kind that gives other BDSM novels a bad name As for the ending I have no words None Will I be reading the next book Hell no That ending was enough to put me off this series And as for this author I think sadly it s time we broke up I ve loved her early work but none of her recent releases have been the same I kept waiting for the same Maya Banks that I came to love in years past but after 2 starring the last 3 books I read by her I think it s time to wave the white flag of defeatI apologize for my long winded review but I couldn t help myself Now if you ll excuse me I m off to try to forget everything I ust read ARC courtesy of publisher in exchange for an honest reviewFind me Tinct 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 endComing May 2016 The Enforcers Book II Dominated.

Ing successful meant never showing weakness and he never did until an impressionable young woman stepped into his clubEvangeline Hawthorn was not supposed to be there but a push by her best friends brought her to Impulse only to be humiliated by an unexpected turn of event It brought her face to face with the commanding Drake and sucked into his world headfirst without completely realizing what she signed up for What first attracted me to this book was the BDSM element the promise of dominance and submission discovering their limits and pushing boundaries There were plenty of instances where one character venturing into new territory but it was lighter on the BDSM side She was dizzy balancing on the razor s edge between pain and pleasure and Drake was apparently an expert in knowing a woman s limits Evangeline was sheltered and innocent Her mentality seems younger than her actual age However she was matured in the sense of responsibility working hard to make sure she provided for her family I respect that part of her but the most part she was too meek for my liking Drake was always in control in every aspect of his life but he wasn t a tyrant He was open and understanding to the needs of not only her but the people around him in generalAs mentioned the BDSM elements was a little too tame There were hardly anything that pushed either of their limits much But thank god for the Manuel scene I d say it saved the day haha Evangeline was innocent na ve sweet to her bones and as genuine as they came Story wise if you like books about hot successful mogul and their young impressionable ladies this one would appeal to you Personally I think it was an overused trope and it needed something to keep it fresh and engaging One major problem I had with this book was the pace and length For a book of this length I thought we would have a complete story Unfortunately now it has become a two part book of a standalone series I think everything could have been compressed and fit into one book because the story lacked arc It plateaued from about the moment they agreed to be together until almost the very end The cliffhanger ending was actually pretty good The overall would have been better if the ourney towards there was tightened NoteI love Silas I hope he is still getting his own book because I am intrigued by his story In fact I like all of the secondary characters in this book because they added dimension to the bookBooks in the series For reviewsrevealsgiveaways visit Title MasteredSeries The Enforcers 1Author Maya BanksRelease date 29th December 2015Cliffhanger Yes HEA view sp 1 StarThis review is actually painful for me to write Why Because I used to love this author I adored her Sweet series and her early KGI series so I know what she s capable of This book I felt like I was reading an entirely different author I never thought I d read a worse take on Ds than FSoG but this took the cake I kept reading in the hopes that it ll get better and regretted that fully when I finished Also the mere fact that the term of endearment angel is used almost 200 times had my eye twitching the entire time Allow me to really break down my thought process here and in doing so this will contain spoilers It can t be helped Since I still can t form coherent thoughts on everything that didn t work for me let s do this in the form of a uiz I ll give you 2 scenarios along with my reaction and let you be the udgeYou re a special snowflake that s idealistic and super sweet After holding on to your virginity until you finally gave to a worthy man who then proceeds to unceremoniously dump you you re heartbroken Your friends say the best thing to do is to dress up in your best duds go to an exclusive club BY YOURSELF and show him what he s missing Your reactions isA Demean yourself thoroughly because you re nothing special and shouldn t have even tried to get a man but go anywayB Allow your girlfriends to dress you up and then go out drinking somewhere TOGETHERMy reaction You go to said club and get accosted by your douchenozzle of an ex and borderline assaulted by him The mysterious owner of the club Drake that saw all this on his monitors calls you up to his office and has his bodyguards come down to escort you YouA Go up there because you re completely subservient see the owner and realize how hot he is and then allow him to go down on you on his desk barely a hot minute after entering his officeB Go up there th. She was surrounded by men who saw what he did but no one but him could touch her He summoned her to his private uarters 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 Ins.

Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times #1 USA Today and international bestselling author of over 50 novels A wife and mother of three she lives in Texas