ARC Review: Giving In by Maya Banks

Posted May 9, 2014 by Francesca in Reviews / 7 Comments

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ARC Review: Giving In by Maya Banks
Giving In
by Maya Banks

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: May 6, 2014
Published by Berkley Trade
Pages: 320
Format: ARC
 

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“Ultimately, GIVING IN was sensual in a completely different way than the first book was.  More subdued and understated.  But palpable just as much.” ~Under the Covers

GIVING IN is another good installment in the Surrender Trilogy.  I was excited to read about Kylie and see how Jensen would maintain who he is while dealing with all of Kylie’s issues.  To say that she is skittish is an understatement.

I admit the author did a good job at showing us Kylie’s hang ups and dealing with them in a way that said she was ready to get over her past (it has been a long time, after all) and move on with her life.  The approach Jensen took at first, the big alpha dominant male barging right in and taking charge of the situation, was probably not too believable for me.  I didn’t like how Kylie went from not wanting to be in the same office with him (comfort wise) to letting him sleep over at her house.

Past that though, I liked Kylie and Jensen together.  Not as much as I enjoyed the first couple in this series, but they were cute together.  And that big alpha male showed a sweet and caring side.  So much so that I thought it may be a bit too much of a stretch for him to give up so much control.  Just went to show his devotion to Kylie that he did.  I just don’t know if he gave up too much of it to be with her.

Another thing I found enjoyable is the feeling of family that ties Maya Banks’ series together.  Even though they are not family, the friendships built are strong and their fun times and interactions are always nice to read about.

Ultimately, GIVING IN was sensual in a completely different way than the first book was.  More subdued and understated.  But palpable just as much.

I am  not so sure how I’ll like the next book, but I do love the setup of a married couple having struggles and how they overcome then to make their relationship stronger than it was instead of seeking the easy way out and looking for love elsewhere.  So I’m anxious to see how Ms. Banks does that!

*ARC provided by Publisher

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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.

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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.
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I have book one in this series sitting on my shelf! It is one of those that I need a couple of days so I can read them back to back!

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Thanks for the review Francesca

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Amy R

Thanks for the review, I have book 1 on my TBR shelf.

Elizabeth
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Thanks francesca…..I’ve found that it’s either hit or miss with maya’s books for me

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Great review. If I did not already want to read this book, I would after this great review.

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I love Maya Banks! I can’t wait to read this one.

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