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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
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ebook, 240 pages
Published June 2009 by Berkley Publishing (first published January 1st 2009)
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Kristen
4 1/2 Stars

LOVED IT!


What it's about–book blurb

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.


My thoughts

I know MANY struggle
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Auntee
Sep 26, 2008 Auntee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of erotic romance who are not bothered by BDSM
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Shawna
Feb 09, 2009 Shawna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of erotic romance with strong BDSM theme
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Nenia *the flagrant liberal* Campbell

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I recently bought the entire Fresh Produce Budoir Photos™ editions of the Sweet series on the cheap, because a) I am trash when it comes to used bookstores, and b) thanks to devious marketers, my brain has learned to make the association that dark cover + inanimate object = lady porn. Don't get me wrong; this nefarious camouflage not only tricks people into thinking that whatever I'm reading must be classy AF, it also makes it easier to sne
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Shar
Selfish, pompous douche meets limp, wet dish-rag; awkward kinkfest ensues.
Badly written, with really unlikable and obnoxious characters. The dialogue was especially bad; super stilted and weirdly formal. Who the hell talks like that?

The sex slave fantasy has been done before better. Maya Banks just handled it badly: it was all about humiliation and sexual use (like a masturbatory aid) not about mutual enjoyment. I usually enjoy some BDSM smut, but this was very off-putting.
This book has lots
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Penny
May 25, 2012 Penny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: b-read-bdsm, reviewed
“[…] all I ever want you to be is mine.”

Yes, I read it again.

“Tell me, Serena. Do you want me?” he asked softly. “Do you ache for me? Do you want my possession? Do you lie awake at night wanting a man strong enough to harness your sexuality, stroke it until the fire rages and then unleash it, set you free?”

I found very well put their BDSM relationship. The way it was defined, how nicely it was transmitted, how much they wanted to please each other, the transparency of their feelings; it all ex
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Mar 06, 2011 Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Erotica Romance fans, BDSM fans
Recommended to Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) by: Francesca
4.5 STARS!!!

Dear Damon,
Take me. Make me your slave. You may do what you wish to me. I am yours.


Sweet Persuasion is the second book of Maya Banks’s Sweet series and it is hands down my favourite! I have a feeling that it will remain my favourite even when I get down to reading the other books in this series. This book is sinfully sweet, mixing the perfect amount of kink and tenderness! The BDSM wasn’t over the top or scary. And I think most of that is because Damon Roche, the hero of this book is
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seton
Feb 10, 2009 seton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good considering it's not really my cuppa.

I love smut as much as the next girl but I have a low threshold for BDSM. Spanking by hand is fine but as soon as all the hardware comes out - the nipple clamps, the crops, the whips, the handcuffs, the furniture - it becomes a real turn-off.

This book was more hardcore than the first book in the series - SWEET SURRENDER - but beneath all the BDSM, there is a tender relationship with lots of heat. Banks does exceptionally hot sex scenes altho I c
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Teryl
What I learned from this book:
I don't want someone to feed me from their hand
I don't want to be told when I can and can't wear clothes
I don't want to sleep tied to the bed
I don't think whipping me with either a crop or belt would give me an orgasm and I most definately don't want to be around people naked or be whipped in front of others.

After all that, for some strange reason I liked Damon.
Dee
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Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Serena James runs her own successful business, making people's fantasies come true. Whether they dream of being a head chef at a fancy restaurant, or a princess on a cruise ship, Serena's job is to make it happen. The one person whose fantasy she hasn't worked on is her own. Deciding to take the plunge, she approaches her friend Faith and asks her if she knows of anyone who fulfils sexual fantasies.

Shocked as she is by Serena's fantasy to be a man's sex slave, Faith puts her in touch with her fr
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Riverina Romantics
After finishing the first book in this series I decided to read the next one straight away.

The mighty fine Damon was calling to me....calling I tells ya.

I fell in love with him in the first book. Apart from the hunky goodness, he was rich, dominant and held himself in the sexiest, confident manner that made me go all soft inside.

Unfortunately, I had the same problem with this book as I did with the first and maybe a few added annoyances to make it only 3 stars.

The first half was enjoyable, t
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Holly
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Amy
Apr 07, 2010 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2read2, favorites
First off, this story was incredible and HOT! Second, Damon owns me and third, this is one of two books in 2010 that literally brought tears to my eyes! I knew Damon would be special from the first book, Sweet Surrender. He is the ever well to do gentleman, exceptionally tentative, respectful, deeply caring and I was immediately drawn to him because he was such a giving person in spite of the fact that he was missing a deep fulfillment in his own life. Damon oozes charisma, charm, grace, tendern ...more
Marion
Serena James runs her own business fulfilling her clients fantasies. She has supressed her own fantasy of being a sex slave. She discusses her fantasy with her friend Faith who tells her to contact Damon who runs a sex club and is a Dom.
While talking to Damon about the fanaties she pretends they are that of one of her clients. Once Damon realizes that it's Serena who wants to be the sex slave he volunteers himself to fulfill her fantasies.
Damon has been looking for a permanent sex slave and he
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Tilly Slaton
Nov 14, 2011 Tilly Slaton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Sweet Persuasion is totally rockin’ awesome. The emotional rollercoaster in this book left my heart pounding as I read and read and ..you got it! .. Read.

Serena, a business owner specializing in fantasy fulfillment, finds herself empty. She spends her time helping others smile as they live a moment they have always dreamed of. Being a chef at a fancy restaurant. A princess on a cruise ship. But what about her own fantasies? An arrogant, strong-willed and stubborn woman wants to explore her fanta
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Amulya
Jan 09, 2013 Amulya rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, I love the books written by Maya Banks but I honestly didn't see the point to this. I mean, I LOVED Damon in the first book and I love how he interacts with all the characters but I just cant stand the relationship he shares with Serena. He says he doesn't share but he goes around parading her naked for everyone to see and he also lets random strangers touch and orgasm all over her. The scene when she was giving Damon an oral while two business associates of his watched and then they join in ...more
Tracy74
Apr 06, 2010 Tracy74 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
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Greta is Erikasbuddy
The reason I gave this book 2 stars is because --- OMG!! IT was chock full of penis butter!! Ewwwwwwwwwwwws!!!!! I am sooo OCD when it comes to bodily fluids lolz. I guess I like my fictional porn like I like my soft core porn -- left to the imagination when it comes to the big guns firing. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! I thought I was going to go blind!!

And yet... I didn't stop reading lolz.

I also wasn't too big on the girly in this story wanting to be all SUBMISSIVE. Uhhh... do people like that really exi
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Zury
Feb 07, 2011 Zury rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book should be called Sweet Humiliation. I thought it went beyond the submissive/master line, it was totally humiliating!
I love a good bondage/MS book; I felt that she was being treated more like a Dog than a human.
I am sorry; I did not enjoy this book at all. Maya Banks can spin some amazing stories, but this one was not one of them.
jenjn79
Rating: 2.5 / 5

It's rare for me to read an erotic romance that tweaks the wrong buttons, that inspires such conflicted feelings. This book definitely does that.

Series Note:
Second book in Banks's "Sweet" series...and erotic romance series with a BDSM theme among connected characters. You probably don't need to read the first book first.

Summary:
Serena James runs a business that caters to people getting their fantasies...whether it be to be a head chef in a top restaurant, or to be a princess on a
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Michael Dunellen
Note: this one probably spoils some things so be forewarned.

So Serena runs Fantasy Incorporated, a kind of private Make-a-Wish Foundation. If you have the money and your fantasy is reasonable, she can try and make it happen. The problem is that she has a fantasy and it is a little outside the scope of her business.

She wants to be delivered to an Auction where she can be put on display and sold. Forced to serve her new Master right there on the spot. Taken to his home and be taught to fulfill his
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Ana  Vlădescu
Feb 01, 2013 Ana Vlădescu rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Ana by: Vlad
Oh my God. So bad. Sooo bad. This was so bad. *blinks confused*

I actually don't know why I borrowed it. One of my best friends had it on his shelves when I went at his place, and I just thought: "hey, why not, erotica cannot get worse than Fifty Shades of Shit, you go for it!"

Apparently, a girl can be wrong from time to time.

I'm seriously ashamed of the fact that I read this. And I'm even more baffled of the fact that I thought Grey's obsession with food and possession was better than Damon's s
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Kathy Davie
Sep 21, 2011 Kathy Davie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, erotica
Second in the Sweet very erotic romance series.

The Story
Serena has spent years fulfilling the fantasies for others through her business, Fantasy, Inc., now she wants to experience her own fantasy of being a sex slave. A fantasy which, unbeknownst to Serena, her best friend, Faith Malone is uniquely qualified to help her with.

Faith's friendship with Damon Roche gets Serena's fantasy kickstarted and, along the way, fulfills a fantasy Damon has almost given up on.

The Characters
Serena, Faith, and J
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Say
Apr 05, 2015 Say rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: april-2015-reads
Well I liked it better than the first book. Serena and Damon have that intensity and spark since the beginning till the end. However, Damon calling Serena, Serena Mine was a lil but too much at times.
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I think I just puked in my mouth. THE FUCK WAS THAT???

Let me start by saying that the book had no plot whatsoever. I mean seriously? A sex arrangement for a month, friends going craaaazy that one of the two will get hurt, slam-bam-thank you ma'am, the "I am breaking up with you because you deserve better" speech and of course the knight in shining armour finally going to claim his one true love.

Yup, originality at its finest...

Okay, there were a couple of times that the sex was decent, but most
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Jane
Nov 11, 2011 Jane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This isn’t the first book in the Sweet erotic romance series by the ever-popular Maya Banks, but, in my opinion, it is the standout title in the line-up. In other words, if you’re going to pick one, this is the one to go for. Sweet Persuasion is a cracking, singe your fingers read. Put the cat out, dim the lights, grab a friend (breathing or battery operated) hot.

Serena is in the business of making dreams and wishes come true for other people. She spends her days fulfilling fantasies and making
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Melanie
I still can't believe how much I actually like this series. My friend bought me the last one (on mistake) and I really enjoyed it, and now I'm trying to read them from the start.

I liked the first one, probably because I am a fan of Maya Banks writing style, but this second installment was phenomenal. I loved the hero and the leading lady. This book only fell short of getting five stars because of one scene - (view spoiler)
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Aղցela W.
Nov 12, 2012 Aղցela W. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Serena James has run Fantasy Incorporated and has devoted her time to fulfilling her clients fantasies but never her own. 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. This was the second book in the Sweet Series and although this book didn't have a plot with action in it like t ...more
Dee
Mar 24, 2013 Dee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Erotic romance readers with heavey BDSM
4 1/2 stars

I enjoyed this story more than Sweet Surrender. The relationship between Damon and Serena was interesting, thought provoking and touching. I loved the side characters Faith and Julie, Micah and Nathan, all of who I was introduced to in Sweet Surrender.

This book is so well written it could have been a 5 star read for me, had it not been for a couple of the BDSM scenes that were too heavy for my liking. (view spoiler)
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“You'll call me Damon. I see no need for dramatic titles. I, on the other hand will call you beautiful, lover, mine. I'll call you mine." (Damon to Serena)” 73 likes
“Perhaps I’m tired of waiting for something I may never find.” 42 likes
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