ARC Review: Letting Go by Maya Banks

Posted January 29, 2014 by Francesca in Reviews / 6 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Letting Go by Maya Banks
Letting Go
by Maya Banks

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: February 4, 2014
Published by Berkley Trade
Pages: 352
Format: ARC
 

  

“He just might be the kind of hero you wish would come to life and find you.” ~Under the Covers

I was so very scared to crack this book open.  I like Maya Banks but the past few books I’ve read haven’t been my favorites.  However, I was excited!  This is a new series and as a good cover ho, I didn’t even read the blurbs.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that this is a more mature romance.  Gone are the unstable 20 year olds full of angst!  Thank you Maya Banks!  The setup of this story was wonderfully refreshing and one that I happen to like a lot.

The heroine in this story, Josslyn, lost her husband three years ago in an accident.  She’s been a shell of her old self for that long.  But she’s decided that it’s time to let go and live her life.  And that entails exploring what her husband was never able to give her.  She feels the need to be a submissive.  And for that, she takes matters into her own hands and decides to go to a club.  I give her lots of props.  She’s a grown woman, who understands her desires and knows it’s time for her to get them.  She won’t settle for less!

Then of course there’s her death husband’s best friend and business partner, Dash.  Dash has been in love with her for years, always knowing he wouldn’t ever have her.  And after his best friend died, he’s been there for support.  A friend, but never pushing for more because she wasn’t ready.  And then he sees her walking into the club and he knows if she wants to experiment it won’t be with anyone but him.

The backstory between these characters really propelled the story forward for me.  I love that they got a chance at love after thinking it was all gone, and that there’s an HEA for them.  Their chemistry was great, the sex was hot.  Dash is sexy, even though he was a Dom with kiddie gloves sometimes.  His affection for Josslyn came through with everything he did.  He just might be the kind of hero you wish would come to life and find you.

Fans of the Sweet series will be happy to find that LETTING GO goes back to the basics of that series.  We even get to visit Damon’s club (and I am still secretly waiting for a cameo from the hunky Dom and club owner).  The only thing that this books didn’t have that was a more prominent element to the Sweet series is the suspense.  The conflict in this book pretty much revolved around the characters and their lives.  The acceptance of the BDSM lifestyle and letting go of the past.  My only complaint with this book was that I wanted a bit more conflict.  Yes, I know. Masochist that I am.

I am very excited to see what Ms. Banks does with the next book.  Loving the setup already!

*ARC provided by publisher

Did you like this review? If so, please tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

About Maya Banks

Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today and international bestselling author of over 50 novels. A wife and mother of three, she lives in Texas.

Francesca
Follow me

Francesca

Blogger/Reviewer at Under the Covers Book Blog
I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
Francesca
Follow me

Related Posts

Tags: , , , , , , ,

releasecalendarbanner

Under the Covers Book Blog Comment Policy
Please read our comment policy here.

6
Leave a Reply

avatar
5 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
4 Comment authors
Interview and Giveaway with Maya Banks! | Under the Covers Book Blogbertie welckElizabethTimitraAmy R Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Amy R
Guest
Amy R

I really enjoy Maya Banks work and I’m looking forward to reading this new series.

Timitra
Guest
Timitra

I know that scared feeling Francesca, she’s a hit or miss for me so I’m always scared to start reading one of her books.

Elizabeth
Guest
Elizabeth

Same here…but I do like that it’s more mature

bertie welck
Guest
bertie welck

I love anything and every that this author puts out, can’t wait to read this one

bertie welck
Guest
bertie welck

sorry that was suppose to say everything

trackback
Interview and Giveaway with Maya Banks! | Under the Covers Book Blog

[…] GO: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review GIVING IN: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review TAKING IT […]