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Sweet Persuasion by Maya Banks
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Jun 03, 09

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 could have done without the descriptions of "bowels" being pummeled. She also does a great job setting up Book #3 and Book #4 in the series and I look forward to them in hope that she will go easy on the BDSM. I have read the majority of Banks's book and this is the first time I really couldnt handle some of the elements in her novels.

Content warning: exhibitionism, anal, belting, whipping with a crop, nipple clamps, bondage, public punishments, one scene that verged on menage a quartre, and abuse of the phrase "sex slave".
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06/02/2009 page 259
75.07% "Way too much BDSM for chickensh!t moi"

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Verity Ok, spill the beans, girl... U know menage is my middle name. When U said, '1 scene that verged on menage a quatre', did U mean they stopped @ the last sec & didn't really go thru' w/ it ? I don't mind hardcore BDSM, but bowels being pummelled is so not a pretty visual =^2

message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Bowels being pummeled?! lol I don't know why but that cracked me up.

I still have yet to read Sweet Surrender, is this book closely tied to SS or can it be a stand alone? Thanks for the review :)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) Anything anal is a turnoff for me. Bowels make it even worse.

Auntee Oh shoot. Bowels?:(

Bumped down the mountain now...

Shawna Hmmm...guess I'll wait to buy this one until I find it at 'Half Price'.

message 6: by Dina (new)

Dina Too much scary for me... Thanks for the review, seton!

message 7: by seton (last edited Jun 03, 2009 11:22AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

seton Thanks, y'all.

Audball - this bk can be read stand alone. It's a very different vibe than the first bk. The connection is that the heroines of the first three books are best friends.

Verity - I'll PM you with the dirt. Not everyone is as big a spoiler ho as u are.

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