The desire that exploded in Mastered continues its conflagration in Dominated - from the New York Times bestselling author of the Surrender Trilogy.
To save her, he had to betray her....
In Drake's shadowy world, his enemies would exploit any weakness he had in order to bring him to his knees, and so he's never allowed himself to care about anyone...never exhibited any vulnerability, and it made him a force to be reckoned with. Until Evangeline - his angel. A woman who slipped past his defenses like no one had ever managed. She was his to protect and ultimately, to do that, he had to do the unthinkable and drive the only good thing in his world away.
But he will stop at nothing to get her back....
Devastated and destroyed, Evangeline doesn't know what made Drake turn on her in such a shocking manner. She only knows she'll never be the same. He once freed her from all her inhibitions, only now she is a prisoner to never-ending pain. But when Drake finds her again, she realizes there is more to his world than she ever imagined, and she must decide if she can once more trust - and submit - to the man who holds her wounded heart in his hands. And he must convince her of just how far he'll go to regain her love and forgiveness.
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Not entirely worth the wait..but I love Maya Banks
Hmm, I had no "best" that I liked in the book. What I didn't like was that Evangelene was way to forgiving of Drake. I mean, even as a submissive, she never really made him "work" for it before she plunged right back into his lifestyle, without knowing what the hell his "life" entailed.
I hated the ending. I hated that she AGAIN gave in to him so easily once he destroyed her for a 2nd time within months of getting back together after she took him back. I hated that she begged and pleaded with him for forgiveness when he showed no sign of having a rational thought process.
I liked Jeremy's reading of the book..I don't know if Evangelene was supposed to sound like a country hick without a lick of good sense or it was just his rendition of a woman's voice. Either way, his rendition of Evangelene was either awful or on point.
Evangelene would be submissive and still not be a door mat. If I hear her say "I'll stay as long as you want me here" one more time, I was going to scream. I have never seen a woman give over so much of herself to someone with no regards to her wants and needs.
I love Maya and will read the additional books as they come, but Evanglene was a hot mess in book 1 and 2..she has no spine, backbone or sense of self preservation. While I understand that Drake had a an awful upbringing and didn't know or understand Jack about being in relationship let alone in love, he was just plan awful to her and hateful on two occasions. He never, not once, gave an ounce of blood, so to speak, for her. Why they had the connection they had I will never know. The only saving grace was Silas, Maddox, and Justice. If not for them, that poor girl wouldn't have had any self respect.
- Lisa "Avid reader"
Cheesy and phony to the max