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Sweet Surrender: Sweet Series #1 | [Maya Banks]

Sweet Surrender: Sweet Series #1

Dallas cop Gray Montgomery is on a mission: find the guy who killed his partner and bring him to justice. So far, he's found a link between the killer and Faith - and if Gray has to get close to her to catch the killer, so be it. Faith is sweet and feminine, everything Gray wants and desires in a woman, but he suspects she's playing games. No way would she allow a man to call the shots in their relationship. Or would she? Faith sees in Gray the strong, dominant man she needs, but he seems determined to keep her at a distance.
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Publisher's Summary

Dallas cop Gray Montgomery is on a mission: find the guy who killed his partner and bring him to justice. So far, he's found a link between the killer and Faith - and if Gray has to get close to her to catch the killer, so be it.

Faith is sweet and feminine, everything Gray wants and desires in a woman, but he suspects she's playing games. No way would she allow a man to call the shots in their relationship. Or would she?

Faith sees in Gray the strong, dominant man she needs, but he seems determined to keep her at a distance. So she takes matters into her own hands to prove to him it's no game she's playing. She's willing to surrender to the right man. Gray would like to be that man. But catching his partner's killer has to be his first priority - until Faith is threatened and Gray realizes he will do anything to protect her....

©2008 Maya Banks (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"A measure of BDSM, a flavor of suspense and a whole lot of interpersonal conflict make Banks' latest an utterly compelling story." (Romantic Times)

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    Katheryne MD, United States 02-06-13
    Katheryne MD, United States 02-06-13 Member Since 2009

    Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.

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    "Spicy hot!"

    BEWARE: Maya Banks books are HOT! If you are not into Erotica then this book is not for you. If you enjoy your books with spicy sex scenes and weak subplots then this is the perfect series!! Don't say I didn't warn you about this one.....it's a scorcher!
    I enjoy these books because they are wildly entertaining. If I was looking for a literary classic I would go elsewhere.
    My only complaint is the narrator. Caroline Wintour = Coleen Marlo. I felt duped since she is not one of my favorites. She's not bad, just not my favorite.

    Otherwise this one is HOT, HOT, HOT and such a guilty pleasure.

    5 stars for sex scenes
    3 stars for the rest

    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Sacramento, CA, United States 08-10-12
    Nancy Sacramento, CA, United States 08-10-12 Member Since 2011
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    "I'm in LOVE with the Sweet Series!"

    After starting with book 4 Sweet Temptation first since that was all that was available - I was excited to see book 1 in audio! I wanted background on the characters I feel in love with! I wanted to know if they were all as kinky and crazy!

    I was so happy that that Sweet Surrender didn't disappoint. I love that Faith decides to go out there and find out what she wants… and boy does she! Great start to the series!

    I have to give credit to the narrator, Caroline Wintour. She does a wonderful job. I know exactly who is "talking" when listening to her!

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer RUTHER GLEN, VA, United States 10-27-12
    Amazon Customer RUTHER GLEN, VA, United States 10-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Love this Series."

    If you are looking for some books that are like Fifty Shades of Grey this series is great. You will totally fall in love with these guys and the girls of the series. This series is not for prude, the sex scenes are graphic and all include some BDSM or menage so be warned. That said the stories are great with the right amount of steamy love scenes and story.

    The whole series is great. I am going to listen to the Highlander series next.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 01-05-13
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 01-05-13 Member Since 2010

    bookworm

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    "A GUILTY PLEASURE"

    I love Maya Bank's books they are an intense passionate and sensual journey of love overcoming all obstacles but BEWARE strong sex scenes

    I'm always torn with her books as I do think they should be put under Erotica rather than Romance.

    Worth a credit? Yes but if you're not into the very hot n heavy scenes they I suggest you stay away from this series.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 12-04-12
    Karen 12-04-12

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    "Caroline Wintour AKA Coleen Marlo"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes, the reader. liked the stories, and happen to hear a sample of Coleen Marlo. Yup the same reader. Not good.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Her voice for a woman just is not sexy. I listened to a Sandra Brown, Texas Sage, and I loved the story, but this reader just ruined for me. Lesson learned. These readers can change their name, but they do not seem to change their bad style enough.

    if you can listen to the sample, then you are OK.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mercy Boujarwah Pittsburgh, PA United States 11-17-13
    Mercy Boujarwah Pittsburgh, PA United States 11-17-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I am very disappointed in this Maya Bank book."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book was certainly not for me. I don't know who would enjoy reading it. It is extremely graphic!


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Sweet Surrender?

    The very pornographic sex scenes!


    Any additional comments?

    I have enjoyed other Maya Banks books. I just did not enjoy this one at all.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lynda United States 01-06-13
    Lynda United States 01-06-13
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    "This one just did not tickled my fancy."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This story just did not keep me captive. The romance/erotic moments were a little to cold and unpersonal.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I think I am going to deviate from romance novels for a while. Maybe I am just burned out.


    Which character – as performed by Caroline Wintour – was your favorite?

    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.


    Did Sweet Surrender inspire you to do anything?

    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.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    tina WINCHESTER, VA, United States 08-26-12
    tina WINCHESTER, VA, United States 08-26-12 Member Since 2012
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    "This is a GREAT series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Sweet Surrender to be better than the print version?

    I don't read the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    She found what she was look for in every way!


    Have you listened to any of Caroline Wintour’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    she is good! I close my eyes and picture it all. I can't Listen to just anyones she doesn't sound annoy & some people reading does. she does a great for each character.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Houston tx. United States 08-17-12
    Sarah Houston tx. United States 08-17-12 Member Since 2012

    I love to read. I love all genres but romance in particular. The hotter and steamy and sexier book is the more I want to read it.

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    "SWEET STORY WITH GREAT EROTIC PARTS"
    Where does Sweet Surrender rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    it up there at least top 3, I love Maya Banks books and the performance doesn't sound bad.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Faith sweet and nice on the outside, naughty and sexy bedhind close doors,


    Which character – as performed by Caroline Wintour – was your favorite?

    Faith her sound is nice not the best but fairly good.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No but i did listen to it in about 3 days.


    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    C. Nalley Houston Tx 06-25-14
    C. Nalley Houston Tx 06-25-14 Member Since 2012

    cnalley

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    "Ehhh.....predictable story & terrible narration"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    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.


    What was most disappointing about Maya Banks’s story?

    The story was very slow, Maya took too long to develop the characters and the plot was boring.


    What didn’t you like about Caroline Wintour’s performance?

    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!


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Bordom


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to a preview before you use a credit! Wish I wouldn't have wasted a credit on this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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