Not entirely worth the wait..but I love Maya Banks
Hmm, I had no "best" that I liked in the book. What I didn't like was that Evangelene was way to forgiving of Drake. I mean, even as a submissive, s..Show More »he never really made him "work" for it before she plunged right back into his lifestyle, without knowing what the hell his "life" entailed.
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..Show More » 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.