So sorry about the long wait between posts. Been a lil busy. But more importantly I have finished another new release and am dying to share.
“Kylie sees the way Jensen looks at her. The dark promise in his eyes. That rough edge of dominance she knows he possesses. But dominance is the one thing that frightens her above all else. She and her brother barely survived a childhood steeped in violence and abuse. She could never give up total control and submit to a man. Especially a man like Jensen. Could she? Jensen sees the shadows in Kylie’s eyes. Knows he has to tread very carefully or risk losing any chance he has with her. All he wants is the opportunity to show her that dominance doesn’t equal pain, bondage or discipline. That emotional surrender is the most powerful of all, and that to submit—fully to him—will fulfill the aching void in her heart in a way nothing else ever will” (book bio from Banks website)
Giving In is number two in Maya Banks Surrender Trilogy. And like the first, Letting Go, Banks has stepped a small ways away from her original hot, steamy work and given her readers a new level of Romance that is heavily emotional but of course mixed with some steaminess.
Some things that I have “learned” from Jensen and Kylie are: self worth and love, you can’t really choose who you love, emotional vulnerability, and your past does not own you, you control how you live it.
Jensen and Kylie both struggle with hard pasts that seems to never really stay in the past. Banks does a great job of her characters learning self worth and love. Similar to my final “learning point” this challenge that Kylie and Jensen cross teaches them that there past should not own them.
Along with new love there is always emotional vulnerability due to new people coming together. Banks does a great job of explaining that you can’t honestly choose who you love. Feelings happen. You can have some influence on how your feelings develop but there seems to be some other force that has a mind of its own.
SO! If you get a chance better yet just go buy it and read it for yourself because Banks is on a role. Be on the look out for Taking It All coming in August of 2014.
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