While making my way through summer school I dove into a series by Maya Banks called the Sweet Series. With 6 books, “The Sweet Series is a very steamy collection of stories that revolves around a group of friends and coworkers, most of whom are employed by a security company in Houston, Texas. Each book features a unique hero and heroine, but previous characters are often revisited and you get glimpses of old friends and catch up on relationships from previous books” (book bio from banks webpage).
Each book will have you trapped! I fell in love instantly and bought the last 5 the next day. What I love most about this series is the connection between the characters. Banks does an amazing job with her writing and has written so many books that I can not keep up. Not only are her characters complex but she paints a very HOT picture of romance. Believe me she will have you blushing! Along with that quick flush Banks adds some great action suspense that will have your heart racing and clenching the pages.
A major gift that Banks gives to her readers is her female characters. Her depiction of strong, independent, women is a breath of fresh air. Neatly she compliments her female characters with selfless male characters that are great examples of masculinity. I believe that her characters keep with a new movement of being better people specifically better men and better women; sexual equality. There can be love and romance but don’t forget who you are. Let love be an added blessing to your strong traits and never settle.
When this series came to an end I was left with a small whole in my heart but little did I know that she will be making some connections in a or some later works. Her current work out now, Letting Go, makes a reference to a character and The House which you will discover when you read her Sweet Series.
So with Spring Break coming up for those in school and possible vacations for others take a moment to read this series. I promise it will not disappoint. I have reread them and they never get old!
To read more about Banks please look here: http://mayabanks.com/ and @maya_banks
For more on the Sweet Series: http://mayabanks.com/books/main.php#connected-sweet
I am currently reading Letting Go so look for a blog coming soon!