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Sweet Seduction (Sweet #3)

4.13  ·  Rating Details ·  14,950 Ratings  ·  481 Reviews
He was the stuff erotic dreams are made of

Salon owner Julie Stanford wanted Nathan Tucker ever since she gave him his first massage. Getting paid to feel every inch of his body, stripped, oiled, and spread out in front of her. Stuff dreams are made of. But the sexy guy was oblivious to the signals she was sending; until she finished off his final rub-down with something e
Paperback, 297 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by Berkley Heat (first published January 1st 2009)
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Oct 07, 2009 Auntee rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of the series; Fans of erotic romance
Good book. After that last kink-fest book in the series (Sweet Persuasion), I can't say that I was really looking forward to this one or or if I had the will to read it if it was going to be another hard-core BDSM book. Thank God it wasn't! Not that there's no kink in this one, but thankfully no painful or humiliating BDSM moments between the H/H (although Damon and Serena appear and have their typical moment in the sun).

This one was about salon owner/massage therapist Julie Stanford and her pur
Oct 06, 2009 seton rated it really liked it
Genre: Contemp Erotic Romance
Series: 3rd in the Sweet Series (ongoing)

Ramblings: If you have read the previous 2 books in this series, then you know that Julie, our mouthy zaftig heroine (that is so NOT her body on the cover), has the hots for bald & goateed Nathan. She’s been trying to peak his interest by pushing her Double D’s in his face whenever he comes to her parlor for a massage. To no avail. This is their story.

When the book begins, things comes to a head. Literally. Julie is tired
Nov 05, 2011 Sita rated it really liked it
I’m still trying to work out how exactly to review this. So, I am going to follow my old, old advice – when in doubt – make a list! So this list. It’s going to start with a 1). Are you ready? And so we begin!

1) This book is an erotica and damn, I mean DAMN! Is this book hot! I’m serious. My favourite scene would have had to have been the first scene, like I said before damn, damn that scene left me speechless, I loved it (yeah, I’m a bit of a pervert :P).
2) The characters were awesome, I loved
Oct 21, 2015 Penny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: b-read-bdsm, reviewed
I liked the book, but I have a few issues with it.

This book was way softer and lighter in comparison with the others. I personally would have liked more kink in it :P

The idea of a completely anonymous threesome with blindfold and all is extremely appealing and hot, but I think it could have been told with more excitement and in more depth.

This book felt rushed, everything happened very quickly. For the love between Nathan and Julie to be more believable to me, they needed to have had more inter
Mar 16, 2011 Amy rated it liked it
Shelves: 2read2
It was basically a game of cat and mouse and maybe that's why I was not blown away with Nathan and Julie. Granted Julie is a self-sufficient, independent woman, which I loved, she portrayed herself in a sense what I would consider the "woman scorned". After flirting and putting herself out there(tata's and all)to try and gain Nathan's attention (only to be ignored) Julie decides she's going to give him a "send off" he will never forget to show him what he's missed. Now Nathan is a good ole boy ...more
Tilly Slaton
Dec 08, 2011 Tilly Slaton rated it it was amazing

This series has fallen into a soap opera worthy story line. I really like that. It’s nice to read about the relationships from the prior books.

Sweet Seduction is story about Julie and Nathan. Their relationship is different from the previous ones.

Although some of the scenes in this book were outstanding, I really wasn’t impressed. Don’t get me wrong, I really like the author, Maya Banks. As with any writer, sooner or later they will create a book that just doesn’t do it for me. It happens.

In my
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Jan 10, 2014 Shannon (Giraffe Days) rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010, erotic-romance
This is the third book in the "Sweet" series that, so far, has dealt with three friends - Faith (Sweet Surrender), Serena (Sweet Persuasion), and now Julie - and since the story revisits the other characters and their relationships, you do need to read these books in order to get the most out of them.

Julie Stanford owns her own salon where she gives great massages. She's been half in love with one of her clients ever since he first walked in for a massage - Nathan, who works for Faith's father i
3.5-4 stars

This was a pretty good story. I liked Julie and Nathan and their story was good and kept me on the edge until the end.

Julie is a strong and independent woman that owns her own salon. She's a beautiful, curvy woman that likes herself but has trouble finding men that will do the same. She's had men tell her she's too heavy and complain about her strong opinions and it's made her doubt herself in the past. Julie wont put up with that again and tends to keep her relationships with men sho
Oct 08, 2009 marlene rated it really liked it
i didn't like Julie in the other 2 books and nothing really changed as we went along this one. i thought i liked Nathan alright till i kept reading about him. there is nothing wrong with him exactly but i just would have called him a wuss, rolled my eyes and walked away. there was nothing exceptional about him in any way. julie's only redeeming moment for me was her watching Serena and Damon at the club. i liked her then for about 5 mins. which may have been more because her previous attitude ...more
Oct 21, 2009 Marie rated it it was amazing
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I'm a bit on the fence about this book. I didn't dislike it or like it really, just found it rather average and lacking in a few areas.

Series Note:
Third book in Banks's "Sweet" series, an erotic BDSM based series. You could probably read this one on its own, but there's a lot of references to the other books, active involvement of those characters so you might be lost on those areas if you don't read them in order.

Julie Stanford has wanted Nathan Tucker since she first set eyes on him. U
Oct 01, 2009 Susi rated it really liked it
Julie is a very strong woman who knows exactly what, or better said who she wants. She’s stubborn as hell and doesn’t want to back down. Her ideas are sometimes a bit over the top but she makes them come true nonetheless. Julie runs from one extreme into the next but she won my heart with her sassy attitude and her witty comments. She’s a very reliable person and full of love for her friends. She has character, a very strong one and men seem to be afraid of it. But who is Julie to change herself ...more
Zwart Raafje
Jan 17, 2015 Zwart Raafje rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ik leerde Maya Banks haar boeken kennen kort nadat de Vijftig Tinten-hype begon. Waar ik deze bekende boeken best wel eens ontspannend vond, was de ‘Ademloos’-trilogie de eerste serie in dit genre die ik met plezier las.

Ondertussen heeft Maya Banks al meer dan vijftig boeken in dit genre gepubliceerd. De Verleiding-serie is de tweede die in het Nederlands werd vertaald. Waar de eerste twee boeken van deze serie wel meevielen maar niet me even zeer konden overtuigen dan haar ‘Ademloos’-trilogie,
Apr 18, 2010 Holly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm
I absolutely loved this one too!! Julie and Nathan played a little too much cat and mouse, but I love them anyway. I also really enjoyed revisiting Gray and Faith and Damon and Serena, I loved that they also had their own little stories going on! Not to mention like all the books in this series it was HOT, HOT, HOT!! Getting ready to settle in and begin Micah's story!!
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I LOVED this one. Love Julie's personality and Nathan's sweetness and innocence, even though he isn't totally innocent.

Overall this one is my all around favorite of the 1st four of the series, Micah and Angelina are right behind them.
Khaye Bibliophile
Jul 26, 2016 Khaye Bibliophile rated it liked it
Its more off running and playing. But at least in the end they let it out and achieve each other!
Nov 28, 2016 Nstefa rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!!! Julie has been in lust with Nathan that doesn't know Julie exists well after a blow job that Nathan will never forget Julie decides to have an anonymous threesome and the fun begins....
DeadGirl Drama
Jun 01, 2010 DeadGirl Drama rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica, bdsm
“Ho-Hum Story, But With a Teaser of Things to Come!”

The Plot: The third book in Maya Banks’s Sweet series tells Julie’s story. A good friend of Faith’s and Serena’s, Julie is a local salon owner who is infatuated with Faith’s colleague Nathan. Nathan is entirely oblivious to Julie’s advances until she literally strong-arms him (or his dick, that is) into submission.

Zelda’s Take: This might be my least favorite of the Sweet series to date, but there’s enough of a teaser in it of things to come th
Jan 22, 2016 Marie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: er, ebooks, 2013
Bintang 2
Buku ke3 seri Sweet

Kali ini mengetengahkan kisah cinta Julie sahabat Faith dan Serena dengan Nathan, salah satu kru keamanan Malone and Son Security.
Terus terang aku tidak menyukai karakter Julie yg dengan sadar melakukan hubungan Threesome walau dengan mata tertutup. Dan karena hal inilah buku ini tidak dianjurkan bagi mereka yg belum dewasa untuk membacanya. Selain itu menurutku Julie ini tidak berpendirian. Pertamanya mengejar Nathan dengan begitu rupa dan ketika Nathan sadar dengan
Aug 17, 2015 Elena rated it it was ok
Ok, this one SUCKED!

He BLUSHES, he has NO self confidence, he has no guts to ask a girl out! Come on - this is supposed to be a romance (erotic!) novel, not a geek convention! If I wanted to read about losers i'd go look for them in real life!
She is all over him even though he is clearly not interested (according to the vibes he's giving out), she gives him a blowjob (which he tried to fight off), constantly reminds the readers that she is fat but is ok with it (if that were so, you wouldn't ne
This story...I just don't know. I was compelled to read it. So that alone gives it 3 stars. And it left me wanting to read the next one...I love authors smart enough to weave story lines together and Maya Banks does a good job.

But this book, looking back. Really? Nathan nearly falls into the TSTL category. On the one hand, he has this whole mental train of thought about how he doesn't really know how women's minds work and he's tentative at best, unless there's a blind fold involved. But then a
Mar 04, 2013 Erika rated it it was amazing
Oh, ho, ho....Nathan and Julie. My, my...where to start? I loved that they both were so into each other, but had no clue how to show it. Julie seemed so sweet and innocent, but she proved me wrong not far into the book. Poor Nathan. Once he realized what was going on and just how Julie felt he was like a madman full of love, lust, and possessiveness. However, before Julie and Nathan ended up together it wasn't all fun and games. Well, for Julie it was for awhile. She decided that Nathan would ...more
I didn't think that this book was as good as the first 2 in this series.

What I didn't like about this book was how crude and rude Julie was. Often times she came across so abrasive that I wondered why any man would be interested in her. She was even like that to her friends. And don't even get me started about her calling everyone a heifer! I hate it when people call each other that.

What I did like about the book was some of Julie's actions. I loved it when she finally decided to get Nathan work
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Julie Stanford is a strong, independent woman that is very sure of herself. Julie has wanted Nathan Tucker ever since she gave him his first massage. Getting paid to feel every inch of his body, stripped, oiled, and spread out in front of her only Nathan doesn't take notice and she is tired of wanting. Julie goes to Damon Roche owner of the House from book two in this series about making her dreams to true she wants two men totally there for her pleasure. These two MCs are my favorite couple ...more
This installment just didn't do it for me. I love Maya Banks and her writing style, but this felt forced. I accidentally stumbled onto this series from my best friend, and I wasn't expecting much going into these, but this book just fell so flat for me. I think the biggest issue was just that Nathan wasn't sexy at all. His words were so bad, I was actually cringing. He kept using the word "heifer" as a joking around endearment and it was so fucking inappropriate. Especially since they kept ...more
May 09, 2011 Alyssa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
3.50 Stars

I was really looking forward to this story because of the teasers & groundwork that given to us in the previous book. Nathan & Julie were such real characters in their demeanor & personalities, that I felt like I was reading a true-story.

Nathan - the nervous, non-confident, anxious & clueless male when faced with an assertive female who knows what she wants. Even though it turned him on, he was still unsure of how to approach & deal with Julie.

Julie - the take charg
So I read this way back 2011 and gave it a 3 star rating. Why probably because I didn't know it was part of a series and I was confused while reading it. LOL. Well reading it now and understanding it made me gave it an extra star. It was funny, Nathan and Julie's story. Probably the most uncomplicated story of all. And you might say I am devouring this series since I'm about to start the 4th book and I just started reading the first one 2 days ago. Because I want Micah's story. He has been an en ...more
Mg Herrera
Sep 27, 2014 Mg Herrera rated it liked it
Pues esta historia me quedo debiendo... No tengo queja en cuanto a los personajes... como mencione Julie me encanta, en cuanto a Nathan no fue woow pero se defiende; creo que fue la trama la que me dio algo de flojera, aun así los diálogos fueron buenos, más los de Julie con Serena y Faith jajaja y las bromas que le gastaban a Nathan.
Esta vez las escenas hot no fueron alusinantes de como me tiene acostumbrada Maya, lo que más disfrute de este libro fueron las pequeñas partes de Serena y Damon,
Silvia Drascall
Sep 12, 2015 Silvia Drascall rated it really liked it


I know, I know…. Mrs. Banks sure is da bomb!!!

If the question is about eroticism, she creates – as few authors, f… good plots. But this reading captivated me more…for me Julie is further the best character in the series…she is strong, determined, generous… and also FUCKING funny and cool…oh, man…she made me pee in my pants…the things she thought or did to attract Nathan…nobody deserves…kkkkk.. And Nathan’s behavior melted my heart…his shyness was so cute, even with all tha
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Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today and international bestselling author of over 50 novels. A wife and mother of three, she lives in Texas.
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