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Rating: 4.5 stars
In her sensational Breathless Trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks tested the boundaries of desire. In her new trilogy, there’s only one thing left to do: cross them. Now, the story continues as one woman, haunted by the shadows of the past, explores the possibilities of a new beginning in ways she never could have imagined…
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.
I really enjoyed Letting Go, the first book in the trilogy, but something was missing. Whatever that was was found x 100 in Giving In, and I just loved it to pieces. Since I read the synopsis for Giving In, I was totally stoked for it, because after the banter between Kylie and Jensen in book 1, I knew their story would be something special. And that is just what is was.
I continue to love the characters – Chessy, Joss, and Kylie – what a great group of friends. And the men of this series are pretty great too. Kylie grows so much as a character in this one, and I just loved seeing her break out of her shell.
Jensen and Kylie . . . they are seriously just made for one another. I loved the balance of the sweet moments paired with the super hot moments between the two of them.
Oh man, I am so psyched for Chessy and Tate’s story. I cannot wait for it. Maya Banks is one of those must read authors- every time I see she has a new book coming out, I get excited and it put on my auto buy list. Giving In was no exception to that awesome Maya Banks regularly produces.
Check out my review of book 1, Letting Go.
So have you guys read anything by Maya Banks? What have you thought?