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Sweet Persuasion by Maya Banks
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Mar 17, 2012

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bookshelves: erotic, xxxx-extremely-steamy, bdsm

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, the emotion was more in depth and I loved the build up to the passion and the nervousness, but then....

there is this HUGE block of sex. As I mentioned in my review of the first book - I LOVE SEX, but it flipped from an interesting story to a big lego block full of orgasms. There was sperm flying everywhere and I'm damn glad she didn't get it in her eye cause that shit stings!....Or so I'm told.

I wanted to feel more of an emotional connection between Damon and Serena and to be honest the BDSM was a little too full on for me. I admit I'm not a huge BDSM fan and Maya Banks take on the genre just doesn't tickle my fancy. The punishments are harsh and I can't feel the love while reading through parted fingers covering my eyes.

It was still well written, just not for me unfortunately and the ending was summed up so quickly that I wasn't left feeling content with the outcome either.

More poor, poor Damon. Oh how I had such high hopes for you.

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Reading Progress

March 17, 2012 – Started Reading
March 17, 2012 – Shelved
March 17, 2012 –
March 18, 2012 –
March 18, 2012 –
64.0% "I don't know what it is about this book - I'm trying to love it but its just not hitting the mark."
March 19, 2012 – Finished Reading

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Karla My favorite book is number 5... number 3 is pretty good too. But the others, meh. I liked them, don't get me wrong. I liked the story behind number 4 too, but in that particular book, the sex as you call it, was too much in my opinion (that's all I'm going to say, lest I spoil it for you) But read the rest, book 6 seems promising ;)

Riverina Romantics Really? Keep reading?

I had decided to give up. I might give myself a bit of time before I read the next one....i do want to read about Micah I suppose but I have no clue what book is his.

Thanks for the comment.

message 3: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth I was put off from reading the rest of the sweet series by the punishment scene and when i read some reviews for Micah's book who i was very curious about it seemed he had some extreme scenes as well so i've abandoned this series. And i too like hot sex :)

Riverina Romantics Me too Elizabeth.

I really tried to like these books. I enjoyed the characters and the flirty build up in both books but as soon as the sex started I didn't enjoy it.

Not that the sex wasn't hot, I just don't think there was a lot of emotion to it. Do you agree or is it just me?

Karla Micah's is number 4... and the sex scenes in that one drove me almost crazy (not because I liked them) extreme is a tame word for what he did to her. The way he treated her made me want to hit him constantly. Maybe a break is the best. But books 3 and 5 are not like the others, specially number 5 which is Nathan's

Riverina Romantics Okay, I will take your word for it and try number 3....at a later date ;)

I really wanted to read Micah but I have a feeling I will want to inflict self harm if I do.

Thanks for the heads up

Karla I was close to self harm myself, which is very annoying as it was easily the most promising of the stories... but the whole master thing went very far and I tend to read bdsm stories... imagine if it went far... lol

Riverina Romantics that's not a great image for me. I'm not a huge BDSM fan but in saying that I LOVE Joey Hills Knights of the Boardroom.

I'm not a fan of spanking. If my hubby spanked my ass I would break my fist on his nose. Not a fan of pain.

Dominance = good
Spanking till you cry = bad

Karla ok let me rephrase then... I don't like pain either. I like dominance books, the hotter the better. Let's just say book 4 in this series is very bad according to our beliefs ;)

Riverina Romantics lmao. I agree, give me a scorching hot, protective alpha any day

Karla amen sister :D

message 12: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth I'm a bit late but i like a hot alpha as well :)

Riverina Romantics

Likey ladies?

KindleRomance Reviews "I LOVE SEX, but it flipped from an interesting story to a big lego block full of orgasms. There was sperm flying everywhere and I'm damn glad she didn't get it in her eye cause that shit stings!....Or so I'm told."

Jodie - that is one of the funniest things I have ever read! I was reading it while eating lunch and almost choked! I keep laughing each time I read it!

Riverina Romantics Lol. I'm glad it made you laugh honey....but it does sting. Sperm in the eye is no laughing matter.


KindleRomance Reviews You're killing me Jodie:-)

message 17: by Amanda (new)

Amanda The Book Slayer Jodie you crack me up. Seriously flying sperm and gettin it in your eye. I gotta say I haven't laughed that hard in a while.

Riverina Romantics Thanks Mommaseymour, glad you enjoyed it :)

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