Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Sweet Persuasion by Maya Banks: Reviewed

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.

  

Book 2 in the Sweet series by Maya Banks and just as good as the first book, albeit very different. That is one thing I have noticed in this series, each book is individual and stands alone, it is not a formula where it just replays the story that has gone before. The characters may be friends and some may work together but that is all they have in common. Each have individual wants, needs and lives, and for me that means the books are fully fleshed out and intriguing.


The book begins with Serena confessing her sexual fantasy during a girls pampering session, Faith puts her in touch with Damon and the book rolls on from there. With Faith and Gray's book you had the thriller subplot to move the story along, in this Serena and Damon have a romantic story where they fall in love against the back drop of sexual dominance, this allows their relationship to leave the bedroom and grow.

Serena is strong yet feminine, completely likeable, yet it was Damon who stole the show for me, I think it was the longing that we see in his character, the yearning and the need for someone to adore. It could have been so simple to set this up as a simple master slave novel, but it is not that, it explores a relationship without those labels.
 

I know, I am starting to waffle now so I will make this nice and simple. Great book, I loved it. I give Sweet Persuasion 4 frilly knickers out of 5, a damp panty read.



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