Mastered

Mastered From the 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

  • Title: Mastered
  • Author: Maya Banks
  • ISBN: 9780425280652
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 pleasure.What he wants, he takes with no remorse or guilt.She stood out in his club like a gem, unspoiled and untouched A lamb amongFrom 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 pleasure.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.Coming May 2016 The Enforcers Book II Dominated

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    1. 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 D/s 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 time [...]

    2. 
Title: MasteredSeries: The Enforcers, #1Author: Maya BanksRelease date:29th December, 2015Cliffhanger: YesHEA:(view spoiler)[ n/a (hide spoiler)]
Have you ever read a book that has forced you to drink? Well, after a few chapters it quickly became apparent to me there was no way I'd be completing this sober.It's been a while since I've read a book that that had next to no redeeming qualities. What I pegged would be a romance between a powerful, protective dominant and a sweet, endearing hero [...]

    3. 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. Being successful meant never showing weakness and he never did until an impressionable young woman stepped into his club.Evangeline Hawthorn was not supposed to be there, but a push by her best friends brought her to Impulse, only to be humil [...]

    4. Evangeline has just 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, [...]

    5. 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 excited and couldn't wait to get my hands on Mastered and meet Drake Donovan. While I know there are some [...]

    6. I am a big fan of Maya Banks but this book was really disappointing, it was just so predictable, boring and yet another over done dominant, Alpha male Billionaire Drake Donovan with his sexy side kicks Maddox, Silas, justice 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 g [...]

    7. This is a cruel prank right??? Someone please tell me that Maya Banks did not write thisI refuse to believe it!!!I 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, horrible!!So 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 bec [...]

    8. Sadly disappointed. Once upon a time I was addicted to everything Maya Banks. The Sweet series, KGI, Breathless and so many more. She's a hell of a gifted writer, her talents shouldn't be ignored but Masted wasn't my cup of tea. Highly doubt I'll continue with the next in the series. But you may feel differentlyhappy reading!

    9. La novela erótica es un género que suelo leer muy a menudo. Me gusta porque tienen tramas sencillas y hacen que devores las páginas.Con Sometida debuto con Maya Banks, autora con gran fama en la novela erótica.Evangeline no lo está pasando bien. Tiene el corazón hecho pedazos tras una mala experiencia con su ex-novio Eddie, el cuál la humilló y la hizo sentirse insegura. Por si eso fuera poco, se ve obligada a trabajar todo lo posible para ayudar económicamente a sus padres, quienes suf [...]

    10. 23-year-old Evangeline is your typical shy, innocent, almost-virgin.Her idiot ex Eddie dumped her cruelly after telling her she totally sucks in bedd not in a good way.Her friends/room-mates want her to win back some confidence - to show Eddie what he threw away - so they send her to the in-club in Manhattan IMPULSE --- a club owned by Drake Donovan!Drake.He's your typical dominant, dark, hottie millionaire.He doesn't have time for girlfriends, or love or any other stupid shit.He controls his li [...]

    11. Been awhile since you ventured into the world of dominance? Need to feel the thrill of and “Fifty” type of romance? Maya Banks’s latest series, The Enforcers, just might be what you’re longing for.Not quite a virgin, yet naive in all things romance, Evangeline is being thrust into a night out by her friends. Completely and utterly lost in the world of night life, she runs smack into the guy that that has done nothing but make her feel worthless.Drake is not a man to mess around. When he [...]

    12. I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for an honest review. BDSM/Erotic romance books are some of my favorite ones to read. When I was asked by the publisher if I wanted to review this Maya Banks book I jumped on it. Sadly this book had great potential but there was so much I felt could/should have been done differently.This is a mature adult book so expect quite a bit of sex. Of course it has some BDSM aspects included. There's some anal sex - but these scenes turned me off. I don't [...]

    13. On the fence, between 3 and 4 stars. OMG I have so much to say about this book that I'm not even sure where to start. Overall I enjoyed this book but there were a bunch of little things that bugged me. I'll start with the biggies of the little things first. This book isn't quite insta-love but it's more like insta-trust and insta-compliance and it just wasn't realistic to me. Then there's anal play and that's not the issue, but the scene in which it occurs had me asking a lot of questions. I bud [...]

    14. This was my first read by Maya Banks and I had heard nothing but great things, unfortunately though for me it did not really deliver what was promised. I did finish the book as I must admit I was intrigued as to what would happen and I will probably read the next one (I know sucker for punishment) but what could have been a great story just fell flat. It was long, too long in my opinion. A lot could have been edited out to help with the flow, but for me personally the characters just did not add [...]

    15. God knows, why I have finished thisAnd only God knows why I'll read the second bookNah, it's the devil, i'm sure, cause i can't leave it unfinished's my personal cursea torturous flaw in my brainGoddamn

    16. 1STAR I can't belive I'm doing thisI loved the previous books of this author. It was, still is (I hope), one of my favourite authors, but SERIOUSLY, is this book written by her? I don't think this book it's written by her, I hope, because COME ON it's like the characters are retarded. And the most retarded of all is her, the heroine. I don't know were to start with my complaining and were to end.It has so much contradiction in it, and so much fiction. I know the books are fiction, but hellis boo [...]

    17. *3.5“My angel likes the pain.” “It’s only pleasure,” she whispered.     Well what can I possibly say This book took me on a wild ride. I thought I knew how things will go but boy was I wrong. Maya kept surprising me every hundred pages or so with the plot twists. As this book is the first half of the Drake's & Evangeline's story there is much left to discover that was only alluded to (at best). The ending does end in cliffhanger and I have to admit for the first time I was glad [...]

    18. Right now, for now, this is a DNF for me. I read about 25% and just found it a little ridiculous. The female heroine in ridiculously innocent and naive and SO DOWN ON HERSELF! She was a sweet innocent almost virgin, then let a stranger go down on her in a nightclub? It was all a little silly, but not too bad. I may have enjoyed the book a little until I found out it was also a cliffy. I am not reading two or more of these, it's ok, just not ok enough for me to devote more than one book slot to i [...]

    19. ARC Review: 2.5 starsMastered is book one in Maya Banks’ Enforcer series. I am a fan of Maya Banks’ KGI series. I love her ability to write memorable characters and drive a strong storyline. That is why am I surprised at how much I am disappointed in this book. First, this is a very familiar trope. Evangeline Hawthorne is a small town ingénue living in the big city working to support her parents back home. After being unceremoniously dumped by her boyfriend, she meets big town millionaire b [...]

    20. This story was so captivating! I was completely pulled in and fascinated by this very dominating man that is Drake Donovan. An intense and erotic read!Wow. I'm not sure how to describe all that I am feeling. The world that Drake Donovan lives in is like nothing I've experienced and I had a million questions about him and what he did. Intense and controlling doesn't even cover it! Evangeline Hawthorne is so genuinely sweet and sincere, honest to a fault and a bit naive. Loved the dynamic of the t [...]

    21. 3 - 3 1/2 StarsI'm kind of torn over this one. The beginning started out so great! The first "encounter" of Drake and Evangeline was so hot and had so much potential, but it quickly got weird and down right cringey. Her third time having sex, she does anal. Her fourth time, she has sex with another man with Drake watching. It just seems so unrealistic to me. Her whole shtick was that she was this innocent little naive angel and without questioning jack shit, she lets him and a stranger tear her [...]

    22. DNF @ 55%I really, really wanted to like this book. It started off so promising, but quickly fell apart. I could not connect with Drake and Evangeline at all. To me, there was no likable quaility to either one of them. Their relationship was one based off of insta-love/like to the max, and it felt very far fetched.I rarely ever DNF a book. So, the decision to DNF this book was not an easy one for me. I agonized over what was the right thing to do. I had so many issues with the characters and the [...]

    23. I drank an entire bottle of wine to get through this and have no idea why I read it to the end or what I am even doing with my life RN.

    24. Quien me mandaría a mi? Por mucho que me guste la erotica esto no hay por donde pillarlo. Lo último que leí de la autora no me gustó nada y este sigue la misma estela.

    25. This book has me so conflicted times, it totally turned me off, and I was supremely annoyed at both the hero and the heroine for their actions and attitudes. Other times, I understood why Drake was the way he was and how that actually helped Evangeline to feel cherished and loved. The parts where Drake's partners interacted with Evangeline were my favorite because those scenes truly illustrated what an honest and genuine person could do for even the toughest badasses around, and I have to say th [...]

    26. Una historia llena de muchos topicos: chica ingenua y que se cree del montón (pero vuelve loco a los chicos) conoce a chico guapo, multimillonario, con oscuros secretos, dominante y posesivo. Pero creo que la historia tiene algo más, ella me ha parecido una chica especial, muy sincera, con buen corazón y que no permite las injusticias que se suceden a su alrededor. Él por su parte, a veces es de lo más tierno, y otras veces lo querrías matarPero los que más me han intrigado son todo el eq [...]

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