This book was certainly not for me. I don't know who would enjoy reading it. It is extremely graphic!
The very pornographic sex scenes!
I have enjoyed other Maya Banks books. I just did not enjoy this one at all.
No, unless they want erotica and do not feel a need to connect to the character(s).
More character developement, more character interaction that was not sex. I do not mind some sex, this goes way beyond the amount in a Nora Robert book, chapter afteer chapter at times. And reader should be well warned, much alternative sex, sex house, and 3 some. Less romance, much more erotica.
Definately not, would seem voyerism.
If you want sex with less emotional connection this book will meet your desires.
Maya Banks spins enjoyable WELL-WRITTEN erotic stories running with the BDSM theme; that partnered with Wintour's narrative makes for an excellent package!
Caroline Wintour is amazing! Each characters' gender and personality are well presented in her voice and she really makes the erotic scenes sizzle! To the extent that I did a search to see what other books she has done.
No distinctly memorable moments, but I liked the fact that it wasn't just a stream of sexy scenes loosely tied by a weak story. The story was definitely there --substantial and satisfying-- very well balanced with the erotic to make for an excellent read in this genre.
This was my first time listening to Wintour.
No extreme reaction, just really enjoyed the sizzle of the story!
This story just did not keep me captive. The romance/erotic moments were a little to cold and unpersonal.
I think I am going to deviate from romance novels for a while. Maybe I am just burned out.
Mrs. Wintour did a great job differentiating the different voices of the characters and showing their individual personalities. I give her 5 stars for her performance. It is the story I did not enjoy that much.
Yes. It inspired me to try a different type of novel for a while. I am going to listen to a light mystery next. Maybe I just need a break from romance/erotic novels.
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I really enjoyed the story and the characters. The sex scenes were good, but there could have been more of them !
I couldn't wait to see if Gray and Faith worked it out!
It was not a total replacement for FSOG, but acceptable.
Somewhat. It was up until the erotic scenes became redundant. I am not a prude by any stretch and I do believe that a woman can derive great pleasure in such situations, however, come on...Ms. Banks a little less of the same ole - same ole. Not all of it was erotic to me and I am speaking of my own opinion. It seems that the story was squeezed/forced around the erotica.
No, don't want to listen to the redundancy of the sex scenes and the this book, being the first didn't capture my attention and sense of romance enough to waste a credit on another in the series. Doesn't leave much for the imagination.
Ms. Banks, you need to add a little "tenderness" and "romance" into your series. The book that did catch my attention to make me try the first book in the series was "Echos At Dawn".
After reading the reviews, I thought this book would be much more entertaining. Very predictable story line, and narrator's voice ruined the story for me. This was my first Maya Banks book, not sure I'll be purchasing another one any time soon.
The story was very slow, Maya took too long to develop the characters and the plot was boring.
Performance was terrible! Her "character "voices" were cheesy and distracting, her voice is not attractive...became like nails on a chalkboard. Will not listen to any of her other books. Yikes!
Listen to a preview before you use a credit! Wish I wouldn't have wasted a credit on this book.
I love this series, Maya Banks is a pro at writing suspenseful erotica. It was the performance that ruined it for me. It's a shame that they kept the same narrator for the whole series. I found her voice too raspy and harsh for the female characters and when she performed the male characters they sounded like they had a rough scratchy smokers voice, not attractive in the least. I was also irritated by her performance of the intimate scenes. For some reason, she s l o w l y ENUNCIATED every S Y L L A B L E and dramatized it to the point it was uncomfortable to listen to. During some of the scenes she portrayed male character's voice so harsh and cruel that it sounded like he was physically assaulting the female character. I am incredibly disappointed because Maya Banks is a phenominal writer and does not deserve for her series to be ruined in this way.
creative and artistic
I have read some MB books I do like but will be very careful from now on. I couldn't relate to the characters and felt it was more like soft porn--story line was weak
It seemed more about shocking sex behavior than a story.
The voice was fine...
i couldn't finish it. I want to be entertained and this just wasn't entertaining.
Sweet Surrender is my first Maya Banks book and unfortunately I wasn’t too impressed. The book was just okay for me. There was nothing that made the book unique.
This book had a lot of lingo that I didn’t like it felt fake and outdated. My biggest pet peeve in a book is when the characters doesn’t sound REAL. For instance, when characters talking together sound more proper and robot than a real conversation. MEN DON’T TALK LIKE THAT IN REAL LIFE. LOL
Faith several times, RANG OFF, which was her ending the phone call. Call me crazy, but I’ve never heard of that. The sex scenes were interesting too. There was several wet folds talk and woo woo, ugh who call’s their lady bits “Woo Woo”. It just sounds ridiculous. I know Banks also writes historical romances and some of the terminology might not have been as bad in a historical but it just didn’t sound right in a contemporary romance.
Okay, the actual story was alright again nothing special. Faith had a tough upbringing, she now wants a man that will take care of her in every possible way (don’t get me started on that), including in the bedroom. It’s not BDSM, but it’s VERY lightly touched upon. There is a baby amount of suspense towards the end.
The only part that REALLY had my interest (haha) was the threesome. Yes, there was one. It was interesting at parts but I had my eyes rolling during some parts too. I don’t see myself continuing with this series unless I hear the next books are phenomenal.
Narration: I really wasn’t too fond of the narrators different voices. Faith sounded too soft, innocent and dainty and maybe that’s part of the reason why the book didn’t resonate with me. She made her sound like a soft delicate butterfly. Although her male voices weren’t horrible, they seemed harsh, like they were forced out.