In her sensational Breathless Trilogy, New York Timesbestselling author Maya Banks tested the boundaries of desire. In her new trilogy, there’s only one thing left to do:cross them. And never have the consequences of erotic exploration been so irresistibly inviting, so shockingly intimate, and so totally unexpected…
Josslyn found perfection once, and she knows she’ll never find it again. Now widowed, she seeks the one thing her beloved husband couldn’t give her. Dominance. Lonely and searching for an outlet for her grief and wanting only a brief taste of the perfection she once enjoyed, she seeks what she’s looking for at an exclusive club that caters to people indulging in their most hedonistic fantasies. She never imagined that what she’d find is the one man who’s long been a source of comfort—and secret longing. Her husband’s best friend.
Dash has lived in an untenable position for years. In love with his best friend’s wife and unwilling to act on that attraction. He’d never betray his best friend. And so he’s waited in the wings, offering Joss unconditional support and comfort as she works past her grief, hoping for the day when he can offer her more.
When he finds her in a club devoted to the darker edges of desire, he’s furious because he thinks she has no idea what she’s getting herself into. Until she explains in detail what it is she wants. What she needs. As realization sets in, he is gripped by fierce, unwavering determination. If she wants dominance, he is the only man who will introduce her to that world. He is the only man who will touch her, cherish her…love her. And the only man she’ll ever submit to.
Ms. Banks delves not only into a dominant-submissive lifestyle but gives us a glimpse into Joceyln’s thought process as she moves from grieving widow to an independent woman confident in her sexuality and in who she has become. The same can be said of Dash. In love with his best friend’s wife for years, and never once did he act upon his attraction or even give her a clue he was in love with her. But Carson knew. Pick up three years later and as we travel with Joceyln, as she lets go of her husband’s ghost to find a new identity in Dash’s arms, Dash has to let go of his fear, hurt, anger and jealousy toward his best friend before he can move on. Before they both let go of the past and build a future.
Although I found the story developing slowly for my tastes, once I became a part of Jocelyn and Dash’s lives, I didn’t want to put the book down. First of the surrender trilogy, I look forward to the next installment titled, Giving In, to be released in May of this year.