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Publisher's Summary

From the "must-read author" (Romance Junkies) of Letting Go - the new novel in her Surrender Trilogy.

In her sensational Breathless Trilogy, New York Times best-selling 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.

©2014 Maya Banks (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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  • Justagirl
  • Tacoma, WA, United States
  • 07-08-14

The Narrator ruined it for me

The story itself is okay, I wish I had actually read this one instead of listening to it. It isn't my favorite Maya Banks, The characters are TOO damaged to let the story really heat up.

The real deal breaker though was the narration. Kylie is sooooo whiney I spent a good deal of time gritting my teeth thru her portions, And her man's tones, sounds a little like......well.....Forrest Gump. My internal loop kept playing "Run Forrest Run" and Stewie's "Mom Mom Mom Mommy Mommy Mommy." which made it a little tough to get into the parts that actually were hot.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Great story, horrible narration.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would change the narration, it was absolutely horrible. The male voice was hideous. female sounded like a 12 year old.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Giving In?

I liked the whole story. Very romantic and touching.

What didn’t you like about Alix Dale’s performance?

The male voice was so unnatural and weird sounding it was like listening to an alien with a fake southern accent. The female voice I could half way deal with.

Did Giving In inspire you to do anything?

No.

Any additional comments?

The male voice sucked all the romance out of the book. The story would have been much more romantic and sexy with a different male voice. Giving the narration one star was generous.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Ugh! Sooooo BORING!

Ugh! It was Sooooo BORING! I kept waiting for something interesting to happen. Not up to Maya Bank's other books.

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not one of my favorites.

nothing to rave about compared to the breathless trilogy. But its uplifting in most cases.

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Narrator is so bad...

I'm switching to kindle version. This narrator's voice grates so bad it's insufferable. The longer I listen, the more it make me cringe.

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Good book

This was an okay book easy storyline to follow
the narrator voice change threw me off a bit , took some getting used too.
I liked the development of the characters as well .

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Gave In, terrific

I was not as pleased with the1st book in this series, but #2 was fantastic!

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great listen

this book was great....still could have a better narrator....the more I listen the easier it gets....but all in all good book in the series

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Reader is the problem

Listened to this book in spite of the reader. Her accent doesn't bother me--it's the nasal tones that are painful. Love Maya Banks--

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  • DK
  • 05-21-15

Surrender Trilogy: Book Two Kylie & Jenson

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?


The second in the Surrender trilogy we meet Kylie. She has a violent and abusive past and wants nothing to do with dominance and control. Jensen is the man used to being in control, he enjoys going up to the boundary and crossing it however, he is willing to give it all up for Kylie.

As some of the other reviewers have pointed out the story was okay – I think okay because it was salvaged by the friendship of the women in the book. But overall, I was not a fan of this installment.

Of course, this is fiction and written to go over the edge but there has to be a bit of believability in it, for me. The heroine was somewhat believable but the hero was terribly disappointing… Readily giving up his core self for the love of this woman.

I am pretty forgiving with narrators but Alix Dale was off the charts awful as she performed the male characters. I didn't know what sort of accent Dale was trying to achieve for any of the male characters it was distracting and really bad.

I suggest that Maya Banks, or agent, listens to the audition tapes more carefully before selecting her next narrator. Carolyn Winter, Adam Paul, Freddy Bates or Christian Fox – – all narrators of her other books.

Mature themes

I highly recommend reading this series over listening to it. Or wait for a re-release with a different narrator.

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  • Bel New
  • 07-22-15

Super book with great narration

Loved this book, but especially liked Alix Dales narration. Also highly recommend her narration on the Cherrie Lynn books

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  • Saluki Selfie
  • 06-18-15

SURRENDER BOOK 2

Would you listen to Giving In again? Why?

YES I WOULD I LOVE THE STORY

Who was your favorite character and why?

AGAIN I THINK THE GIRLS ARE GREAT

Have you listened to any of Alix Dale’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I HAVE THIS WHOLE SERIES SO I WOULD SAY IT SPEAKS FOR ITSELF

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

YES I READ IT OF AND ON ALL DAY AND EVENING