The desire that exploded in Mastered continues its conflagration in Dominated - from the New York Times bestselling author of the Surrender Trilogy.
To save her, he had to betray her....
In Drake's shadowy world, his enemies would exploit any weakness he had in order to bring him to his knees, and so he's never allowed himself to care about anyone...never exhibited any vulnerability, and it made him a force to be reckoned with. Until Evangeline - his angel. A woman who slipped past his defenses like no one had ever managed. She was his to protect and ultimately, to do that, he had to do the unthinkable and drive the only good thing in his world away.
But he will stop at nothing to get her back....
Devastated and destroyed, Evangeline doesn't know what made Drake turn on her in such a shocking manner. She only knows she'll never be the same. He once freed her from all her inhibitions, only now she is a prisoner to never-ending pain. But when Drake finds her again, she realizes there is more to his world than she ever imagined, and she must decide if she can once more trust - and submit - to the man who holds her wounded heart in his hands. And he must convince her of just how far he'll go to regain her love and forgiveness.
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"Not entirely worth the wait..but I love Maya Banks"
Hmm, I had no "best" that I liked in the book. What I didn't like was that Evangelene was way to forgiving of Drake. I mean, even as a submissive, she never really made him "work" for it before she plunged right back into his lifestyle, without knowing what the hell his "life" entailed.
I hated the ending. I hated that she AGAIN gave in to him so easily once he destroyed her for a 2nd time within months of getting back together after she took him back. I hated that she begged and pleaded with him for forgiveness when he showed no sign of having a rational thought process.
I liked Jeremy's reading of the book..I don't know if Evangelene was supposed to sound like a country hick without a lick of good sense or it was just his rendition of a woman's voice. Either way, his rendition of Evangelene was either awful or on point.
Evangelene would be submissive and still not be a door mat. If I hear her say "I'll stay as long as you want me here" one more time, I was going to scream. I have never seen a woman give over so much of herself to someone with no regards to her wants and needs.
I love Maya and will read the additional books as they come, but Evanglene was a hot mess in book 1 and 2..she has no spine, backbone or sense of self preservation. While I understand that Drake had a an awful upbringing and didn't know or understand Jack about being in relationship let alone in love, he was just plan awful to her and hateful on two occasions. He never, not once, gave an ounce of blood, so to speak, for her. Why they had the connection they had I will never know. The only saving grace was Silas, Maddox, and Justice. If not for them, that poor girl wouldn't have had any self respect.
"Maya Banks Has Better Audiobooks"
Jeremy is great at the male voice, but the female voice ruined it for me. Evangeline was pathetically weak.
"Normally I don't write reviews but feel obligated"
This book drags on and on and on about nothing. I want to reach into my ear buds and choke both the girl and the guy. I read through half and I just couldn't take it anymore. I'm not even going to request a return as I'm ashamed at myself for not heeding the reviews. Don't get me wrong I love MB but this book should never have been written. Read the first but don't bother purchasing the the 2nd.
The story of Angeline & Drake was my companion over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The story was entertaining & kept my attention. Good thing I didn't have any visitors!
I did not care for the narrator. His voice was strong enough to equal the strong description of Drake & his men. Also, the voice used for Angeline made me think of a simpleton, not the strong woman that she was!!!! This is why the overall is so low.
"love the author horrible narration"
loved the story and it will keep you up at night listening if you can tolerate the horrible narration
"Cheesy and phony to the max"
Too phony and cheesy for my taste... I've to give up without finishing the book
Worst narration of female voices by a man I've ever heard. Made me cringe. And the story was so predictable, like it was written by a child. Don't waste your time on this series.
"Really Hard to finish"
Yes, I usually like her work and his narration. the book was just not up to her usual standard
The female character was just so pathetic. She agrees to take him back after he humiliates her, then she takes him back after he humiliates her a second time. Not to mention that she hasnt got a clue about what business he's in
The female voice wasnt his best
I typically like Maya banks books but this felt like it was written by a total amateur. The verbiage was so redundant it felt like the author was being paid by the word. I found myself rolling my eyes every two minutes. Furthermore, I really wasn't a fan of the narrator either. I almost quit listening on multiple occasions but I can never personally leave a story unfinished
"Love Maya Banks...... but"
Maybe. But not for a full credit.
Make it just a tad more believable. I realize creating conflict between the main characters are important to the story - but there was no reason for Drake to jump to the same conclusions twice in a row ! It was like the first book & 2/3's of the second never happened with Drake. Every single character in the book & the reader could see what was happening except Drake. It made him look stupid!! Arghhhhhhh !!!
Good grief no - unless the characters grow.
I love Maya Banks - would not hesitate to get her next book. But this one just wasn't up to her usual standards.
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