• Sweet Surrender

  • Sweet Series #1
  • By: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Caroline Wintour
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (1,437 ratings)

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Sweet Surrender

By: Maya Banks
Narrated by: Caroline Wintour
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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

Critic Reviews

"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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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Good Listen

What did you love best about Sweet Surrender?

Good story. Several different things going on. The love scenes are good too.

Who was your favorite character and why?

No favorite.

Any additional comments?

I don't mind explict sexual scenes. If those offend you then you may not want this book. In my opinion I would rather wait until this one is on sale and use my credit on a book I'd like better. I'm not saying it's not good because it is. I recommed credits for those you can't put down.

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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.

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Not so much!

I love a great story line! This book was all sex with a very, very weak story. I don't mind strong sex but this was on the excessive side for me. Some authors have the talent to balance the story with the sex and I've read many of Maya Banks that accomplished that balance...but not this one. The narrator was just "ok"...not nearly as good as I expected. Worth a credit? Not so much!

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Just Okay.

I found myself questioning why I insisted upon finishing this book, I guess I was invested enough to see it through. Don't go in with high expectations and you will be just fine with it in the end. Not terrible.

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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.

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Should be listed Erotica, my 1st/last Maya book

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No, unless they want erotica and do not feel a need to connect to the character(s).

What could Maya Banks have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

More character developement, more character interaction that was not sex. I do not mind some sex, this goes way beyond the amount in a Nora Robert book, chapter afteer chapter at times. And reader should be well warned, much alternative sex, sex house, and 3 some. Less romance, much more erotica.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Definately not, would seem voyerism.

Any additional comments?

If you want sex with less emotional connection this book will meet your desires.

3 people found this helpful