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Sweet Persuasion

Sweet Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Caroline Wintour
Series: Sweet Series, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (752 ratings)
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This Story Is Red Hot

Publisher's Summary

For five years, Serena has run Fantasy Incorporated and has devoted her time to fulfilling her clients' fantasies, never her own - until now....

Her most secret desire is to give ownership of her body to a man. Someone who will command her, pleasure her, and have complete authority over her. So she seeks out Damon Roche, owner of an exclusive sex club and a man strong enough to make her do anything he wants. Anything. Together they'll journey into a world she's only dreamed of. She's given the opportunity to immerse herself in a different life while her normal one waits for her to return whenever she wishes.

Damon has no desire to let her go, however. Serena is the woman he's long searched for, and it's up to him to convince her to stay when the game is all over with. He wants their fantasy to become their reality and for Serena to remain his pampered, cherished submissive.

©2009 Maya Banks (P)2012 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Incredibly intense and complex characters, delicious conflict and explosive sex scenes that fairly melt the print off the pages, Sweet Persuasion will have Maya Banks fans, new and existing alike, lasciviously begging for more." ( Romantic Times)

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OH SOOOOO SWEET BUT MUCH MUCH MORE

I love M.B.'s books and this one was is no exception - it had everything you would expect from one of her books namely passion, pleasure, plenty of hot sex all wrapped up in a great story with sensative characters.

Whilst I'm not into bdsm I get that some are, and this book treats it as part of a loving willing and giving partnership that is her fantasy - which is what the story is all about and how it backfires on her. She soon realises that it's not at all what she wants with heartbreaking consequences. This book was touching as the two lovers became drawn to each other and it took you along with them as their passions journeyed to it's final heartwarming conclusion.

Worth a credit? Oh that would be a big fat YES I 'm loving this series and I'm downloading the rest of them now. This could be a stand alone book but why miss a single book in this brilliant series.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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What???

Unfortunately this book just didn’t work for me. (Clearly I’m in the minority here) Whenever I listen to a Maya Banks book I always expect lots of hot and steamy sex. Which doesn’t bother me as long as it’s done right. However, this one just didn’t feel right to me. Even though this was Serena’s fantasy and she was a consenting adult, I just didn’t relate to the sexual slavery and complete submission. Really? Who does that?

**Spoilers**

There were just too many creepy scenes for me. For example, when two men (strangers) held her down while Damon used her….it just screamed rape to me which is NOT SEXY. I also didn’t care for all the “public” displays, whether in the sex club, limo or at Damon’s house where a punishment was given (yuck). Just not my thing.
I’m a bit disappointed since I really enjoyed book 1 of the sweet series.

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Hated the punishment in this book....

Any additional comments?

An interesting story that definitely makes you want to know more about Damon but the public punishment scene just ruined it for me. However if you can hang on the future books work real hard to humanize Damon and your opinion of him will soften.

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Definately about sexual slavery

What did you love best about Sweet Persuasion?

I loved the way he seemed so strong and sexy and I cant actually see him

What other book might you compare Sweet Persuasion to and why?

The surrender of Persephone. They both have very dominate sexual encounters and they both have great love stories.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

not to much except that I would have like her voice of the main character to be more defined

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

no

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Not my cup of tea.

What disappointed you about Sweet Persuasion?

The lack of spine of the main female character.

Would you ever listen to anything by Maya Banks again?

yes. This is the 1st book by MB that I have not enjoyed. I was actually more interested in the sub-story in this book. Can't wait to read it. (yes, I will buy the actual book and read it instead of listening)

How could the performance have been better?

I feel like the narrator tried too hard.

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

The feeding of food to each other. GRAB A FORK AND FEED YOURSELF!!!

Any additional comments?

I was actually more interested in the secondary story in this book. Can't wait to read it. (yes, I will buy the actual book and read it instead of listening if the narrator is the same as this book.)

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Too much dialog

Before I ordered this book, I couldn't remember why I stopped buying Maya's books. Now I remember, most of the dialog and details are unnecessary. The Author constantly feels the need to repeat character names incessantly, even when only two characters are talking she adds their names to the conversation to the point that is so annoying. The chatter between girlfriends is unnerving and go on for ever. It's a shame because the stories are good, but the way it's written doesn't allow for a natural flow. You are never given the chance to just loose your self in the story.

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Captivating!!!!

Ms. Banks weaves a wonderful story. While the detail is a bit raw for some, the characters snag you and won't let go!!! This is an excellent series - I wasn't going to continue but I keep going on to the next book because I can't wait to see what happens next. I will be sad when I get to that last book.

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  • Sarah y
  • Houston tx. United States
  • 09-07-12

great book about fanasty fulfillment .

Would you listen to Sweet Persuasion again? Why?

Yes I would it has a wonderful couple that wants something in each other but are to blind to see what's right in front of them.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sweet Persuasion?

The great detail in the fantasy and reality of the auction.

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

I have it is good. Body of work as I have listened to all the sweet books .

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It does have moments that I did shed a tear or twoz and all the books I have a strong reaction to just most are more sexy/sensual.

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Not sure if I was going to like this

Even though I love every thing by Ms Banks, I was not going to read the series because of the bdsm and sharing with a "third" which I don't really get. I was drawn in by the reviews and I am glad I listened to this audio. This story was different in that there was love and respect between Damon/Serena even though I still don't get the bdsm. I also liked that Damon would not share Serena with another. Serena and her friends made me laugh throughout the book. Great Audio!!!

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Hot!... but...don't care for the punishment scene

I understand that this is an intro to BDSM slavery submissive realm. I understand the exploitation of women nudity. However, I was in two minds with the punishment scene. I'm not sure if I agreed with it. It kind of diminished Damon's character for me. Having already read the entire series, I can assure you Damon is one of the prominent Doms. You will need to get over the punishment scene if it bothers you. And, eventually like his character; as all his other qualities are breathtaking.

I did wonder through out the book if Serena had a back bone or not. Sometimes she was strong and other times dense. Eventually, you will conclude that she is strong.

The narration is just perfect. Loved it. Very descriptive and provocative scenes come to life with the perfect narration.

You will thoroughly enjoy this book and there's more to come. The books just get hotter!