Friday, May 20, 2011

Sweet Persuasion by Maya Banks

Sweet Persuasion

By Maya Banks

Book Blurb:
The bestselling author of For Her Pleasure and Sweet Surrender delivers another winner-the kind of erotic romance readers are craving.

 For five years, Serena has run Fantasy Incorporated and has devoted her time to fulfilling her clients' fantasies. Never her own. Until now...

Her most secret desire is to give ownership of her body to a man. Someone who will command her, pleasure her, and have complete authority over her. So she seeks out Damon Roche, owner of an exclusive sex club and a man strong enough to make her do anything he wants. Anything.

Together they'll journey into a world she's only dreamed of. She's given the opportunity to immerse herself in a different life while her normal one waits for her to return whenever she wishes. Damon has no desire to let her go, however. Serena is the woman he's long searched for, and it's up to him to convince her to stay when the game is all over with. He wants their fantasy to become their reality and for Serena to remain his pampered, cherished submissive.

Sweet Persuasion was absolutely an amazing story. I LOVED LOVED LOVED IT.

Maya Bank's first book in the Sweet series, "Sweet Surrender" was incredible and I remember after I finished reading that story, I was really hoping there would be another book. There may or may not have been fist pumping when I learned that the first book had morphed into an actual Sweet series. In "Sweet Surrender" a certain male character, Damon Roche, peaked my interest majorly and then when I discovered that "Sweet Persuasion" was focused on his story, I quickly added it to my future reading list. If memory serves me correctly, I think that Sweet Persuasion was one of my first pre-orders. Hot cover, no?

Well let me tell you, Maya Banks did not disappoint her fans. Sweet Persuasion was intense as you followed Serena's so called submissive fantasy straight through to Damon's true lifesyle. As a reader you can completely relate to Serena and how difficult it would be to turn from independant business owner to full time "sex slave". Their connection was electric, the story line was a gripping. I loved reading about the close female friendships between Serena and her girlfriends and Sweet Persuastion totally drew you in with the emotions of the characters.

Ok now to time to talk about the main plot of Sweet Persuasion, the erotic situations. You can't possibly review Sweet Persuasion and not talk about sex. Because, wow! It wasn't just that there was great choreographed sex scenes but rather tumble all of that action with kinky, erotic and BDSM exhibitions, it was literally moving if not sometimes shocking to the reader. There is a D/s lifestyle to attend to in Sweet Persuasion but Damon and Serena's story is heavier on the Master & Sex Slave scene. There is alot to deal with in Sweet Persuasion. From humilation to soft caresses the reader is taken on path all over the spectrum. I would definitely agree that Sweet Persuasion is not for everyone but the underlining emotions between Damon and Serena is love. I absolutely love that Damon calls her Serena Mine and that she adorns the possessive arm bands with pride.

Sweet Persuasion is easily one of my favorites of Maya Banks and that's hard to say because I adore practically everything she has written. If you are interested in the story, which I totally recommend, I suggest you read "Sweet Surrender" first. It's not necessary as you could read Sweet Persuasion as a stand alone but you'd miss out on a great base for this amazing continuation. Enjoy, you will not be disappointed!


Ninja Girl said...

Cool blog! I recently read my very first erotic novel, Take Me by Bella Andre. I thought it was rather good ;) Now maybe with your recs, I'll read more!
Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I look foward to following yours.
Ninja Girl

Tamara Hoffa said...

I love Maya Banks!

Sebrina said...

I'm glad to hear that you really liked this b/c although I haven't purchased it, it's on my to do and to read list! Sometimes I'm a little nervous about new authors (to me), but I take reviews to heart and listen well.
Thanks again, sweetie
Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

Ashley Applebee said...

Sounds like a great read! Awesome review!
Ashley A

Liese2 said...

I haven't read any erotic novels... yet. This one sounds like a good one to start with!

AsianCocoa said...

This was my favorite Sweet book. I LOVED Damon!

I like the new look of your blog too.

Liese2 said...

I have never read this kind of fiction before, but it does sound very intriguing. Thanks for the great review!

Mary @SweepingMe said...

I haven't read any of Maya's books yet. Everyone raves about them. I should give them a try.