Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Mastered (The Enforcers #1) by Maya Banks

Mastered (The Enforcers #1)
by Maya Banks

ARC, Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published December 29th 2015 by Berkley

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.


This is my second book of Ms. Banks, though her words are not really my most favorite one, I think I like this one better, if I wouldn't say much better in the end.

I like more on the female leading character, Evangeline, even though most of the time she still confused of what she really wants, she has more determination on her behalf.

Although, she described as a naive person, I guess she's not dumb after all, and the good thing is there're good people who're willing to help her while her friends ditched her out of jealousy.

These whole situations make the story closer to reality.

I think, Evangeline wasted too much time by being confused of doing nothing. If I'd be her, with a billionaire (or millionaire or whatever) boyfriend, I'd do a lot of things even though somehow like she did, didn't have much of freedom... But one thing for sure, I'd be reading lots lots of book... >.<

But then, there's this element of the genre that I still don't like and decide will never like anyway... I confirm now that I don't like a BDSM story and willing to avoid it if I can at all costs in the future... I will not share which part I don't like because that would be a spoiler...

As for the man, or men I should say, I guess Ms. Banks has her favorite kind of men in her books. Alpha-male with hard characteristics on the outside but actually have soft feeling in the inside.

One part that I really like about this book, although I couldn't say about the next one yet... I love the ending... the ending promising a lot of things... which I hope will be good... ;-)

I still see the tendency of Ms. Banks for retelling things that already being told previously... it's okay to do it sometimes, but I just thought that she doesn't have to give her characters some kind of excuses for their flaws... Flaws what make characters more alive... that's my opinion...

I gave the story 3 out of 5 stars though I do hope that I have a chance to read the next one...

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