From the author of Mastered and Dominated comes the third Enforcers novel - the searing story of a woman who finds sanctuary in surrender....
He can't change who he is....
A horrific childhood has made Silas the man he is today: dangerous, distrustful, and demanding. He's lived in self-imposed solitude, convinced that no woman could ever accept his need for absolute control - in business and pleasure. That is, until a young violinist walks into one of his buildings and into his life.
She can't change what she wants....
Haley has been struggling to fulfill her father's dying wish: to attend a prestigious music school in New York City. But even working two jobs, she can't afford the tiniest of apartments. Seeing her hopeless and near tears, Silas vows to help and protect her, no matter the cost to himself. But when Haley meets his every demand with unwavering acceptance and love, he is overwhelmed by her goodness and gentle spirit. He knows that the dark stain on his soul can never be erased - and rather than risk destroying the most beautiful thing he's ever experienced, he knows he'll have to do the hardest thing he's ever had to face. Let her go. But he's totally unprepared for the lengths Haley will go to fight for his love and a future brighter than the sun....
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I just have to roll my eyes and say 'really' when someone writes in a review that a fiction book was not realistic...come on now 'really'
I just love a brotherhood of hot, bad ass, alphas who flourish in the world of crime.
We meet Silas in the first book. He's the enforcer and so dangerous that even the other brothers fear him. His past is dark and tragic; he's a hot muscular drool worthy dominant who values his privacy and lives a quite life. With the type of work Silas is involved in security is a priority. He owns a small apartment building in Manhattan that probably has the best security in town.
Lenore is a country girl from Mississippi who received a partial music scholarship to a school in Manhattan. She's been house sitting and now has to find a place of her own. Everywhere she goes the rent is too high. When she goes into the building Silas owns he sees her on the security monitors, that are in his apartment, he sees her goodness, her innocence, she reminds him of Evangalene from Book 1 & 2. So Silas instructs his manager to rent to Lenore the apartment next to his at a very cheap price. This is their story....
There is romance, action, suspense, detailed sex, and humor but this isn't an instalove/sex story. Silas watches Lenore, knows her schedule and routine (may sound like a creeper but he's not). He keeps a distance because he doesn't think he good enough for her and doesn't want to bring her into his world of crime and danger.
Maya Banks has created a brotherhood that you instantly like and become invested in.
Jeremy York gives an entertaining performance. It took a little while to get used to his female voice. She's feisty and snarky with a country accent. The country accent is lacking but I didn't take points away because I think the publisher should've had a female performer.
Absolutely worth a credit/$$. You can listen to this as a stand alone but you're missing out if you don't listen to Mastered, Book 1 and Dominated, Book 2.
I wanted to love this novel. I loved the first two so much and loved Cylus' (not sure of the spelling) character so much, I wanted to see him find his HEA. I'm not sure if it was the writing, in it's self, of the narrator's interpretation of Haley's voice and inflections, but she came across as rather dorky. The story was completely predictable and didn't come across as true, at all. With the way that Cylus' character reacted to Drake's treatment of Evangeline, I was sorely disappointed that he repeated the behavior he identified as adhorant, in the last book. At my age, I certainly know that human nature of causes us to expect others to, "do as I say", rather then, " do as I do", but it came across as silly. I hope the next book has a different narrator, or at least, a different narrator doing any female voices, because this is not Jeremy York's strong suit; not at all. I also hope the next chapter follows a different plot pattern. If not, I am fairly sure I will give up on this series, which will be such a disappointment, because it started out so promising.
-V from Kansas
Too busy to read as much as I'd like, Audible is the perfect solution. I'm a romance reader mostly, but can stray into any story.
I loved the first 2 books of this series with only one issue and that being Jeremy York. I love the dude, don't get me wrong. He is an awesome narrator. I just don't feel like this should have been a male narrator or at least a male narrator with a better female voice since there is soooo much female talking.
But this book fell off the track in so many places for me. I didn't ever feel any kind of connection with either main characters and it was outright boring. I'm gonna be honest, I didn't even finish. And I hate that because I did love Mastered and Dominated so much. Every time Cylus would start talking and getting into his alpha, I would get excited... like "here we go! He's gonna go alpha!" Then one sentence would be said and he would go right back into insecurity and she would go right back into misunderstandings and it was annoying.
My opinion, skip this but for sure listen to book 1 & 2, even tho Jeremy York narrates those, the story line is so good it can't be ruined.
I loved Silas in Drake and Evangeline's story and glad he got his own. He's clearly a man of mystery and darkness. To say that he is damaged might be totally obvious, but his secrets are shocking and the fact that he survived it all with some humanity is amazing. His lifeline in the world he lives in is control, (Control with a capital C) and routine, regimented routine.
Hayley is sad and her grief is visible in her eyes. She seems do downtrodden, taking one more bad thing on top of the other. Her promise to her father is what keeps her going, but her will is fading. Just before giving up she walks into one more building; the right building to put her in Silas' line of sight, aligning their futures.
She is the perfect simplicity and softness to his complex and hardness. But he seems to have learned nothing from Drake's mistakes, despite his brothers' reminders. He makes many mistakes, hurting Hayley in the process. She seems so weak and battered, which is frustrating as a reader. But when the going gets tough, the girl finds her backbone and sass! I loved her attitude when she threw it on Silas!
Hayley can stand on her own, finding herself in danger multiple times, her strength coming to save her when it seems she might not have enough energy and fortitude left. And, oh, how she lets Silas have it for his mistakes!! Epic lashing.
The brothers pull together as always to protect the women and stand together. It's good to meet another brother and see the human side of Xander and Thane.
Love Maya Banks stories, but Jeremy York's voice made it difficult to follow. I had to get my Kindle to follow the story. Needed a much better reader, there was no narration, just some bloke reading.
Silas was my favourite character, he had more depth to him than Haley who was just a poor lost chick in New York; she would have been swallowed whole by the city.
Narration was flat and slow; sorry, just didn't move me.
When Silas told his past to Haley was the most dramatic part but was slowed down and choppy because of the narration.
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