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Thursday, August 13th, 2009

I fell behind my goal last week of the number of books I would read. I read only one, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

If you’ve read my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m a Maya Banks fan. I had read For Her Pleasure, but didn’t review it because the book wasn’t to my taste, but Sweet Surrender was everything I hoped.


Sometimes the first step in taking control is surrendering.

Under Faith Malone’s deceptively soft exterior lies a woman who knows exactly what she wants. A strong man who’ll take without asking—because she’s willing to give him everything…

Dallas cop Gray Montgomery is on a mission: find the guy who killed his partner—and bring him to justice. So far, he’s found a link between the killer and Faith—and if Gray has to get close to her to catch the killer, so be it.

Faith is sweet and feminine, everything Gray wants and desires in a woman, but he suspects she’s playing games. No way she would allow a man to call the shots in their relationship. Or would she?

Faith sees in Gray the strong, dominant man she needs, but he seems determined to keep her at a distance. So she takes matters into her own hands to prove to him it’s no game she’s playing. She’s willing to surrender to the right man. Gray would like to be that man. But catching his partner’s killer has to be his first priority. Until Faith is threatened and Gray realizes he will do anything to protect her.


If you click on the cover, the link will take you to Maya’s website where you can read a juicy excerpt.

So what in particular did I like about this book?

Okay, it was a Maya book so you know it was HAWT.

The characters were likable, and there were plenty of sexy men for Maya to fill three or four sequel books.

There was a little suspense subplot going on too, but the main emphasis of the book was the push and pull between the hero and heroine. The hero is a natural Dom; the heroine exploring the newly awakened submissive inside her. This wasn’t the master/slave, crawling on her knees, collar and leash relationship. Instead, it was tender—a woman looking for a man to take charge in a relationship and see to all her needs. Nice escapism.

Oh! And it was set in Texas. Need I say more? 😉

7 comments to “What I'm reading…”

  1. Fedora
    · August 13th, 2009 at 4:44 pm · Link

    Ahh… thanks for the rec, Delilah! I think I may have this on the TBR; if not, sounds like I need to add it!

  2. Delilah Devlin
    · August 13th, 2009 at 7:05 pm · Link

    Fedora! Your TBR pile must be very, very deep!

  3. Brandy Walker
    · August 13th, 2009 at 8:56 pm · Link

    I do have this one in my TBR pile. I love Maya’s books as well and I actually got to meet her at RWA. I was completely start struck too.

  4. Fedora
    · August 14th, 2009 at 9:26 am · Link

    Sadly yes–I’m glad it isn’t stacked up only in one corner because it’d be likely to fall over and crush me 😉

  5. Heather Brewer
    · August 14th, 2009 at 10:53 am · Link

    I bought this book last week. I won Sweet Persuasion awhile back from a blog but hadn’t read it because I was missing the 1st one.

    Maya has been posting some very HOT!! excerpts for Sweet Seduction and I can’t wait to get ahold of that book. She is giving away 10 copies on her blog. The drawing is Tues.

    I’m definitely going to have to move them up the TBR pile now. Thanks for the endorcement Delilah.

  6. Delilah
    · August 14th, 2009 at 12:42 pm · Link

    Brandy! I’ll bet Maya was thrilled with your starry-eyed adoration!! 😆

    Fedora! I have books piled three-deep on my bookshelves, so I feel your pain.

    Heather B! You’re welcome!

  7. Heather Brewer
    · August 14th, 2009 at 2:55 pm · Link

    Amazon now has Stone’s Embrace for the Kindle at it’s $2.80.

    I bought all 3 books in this set finally and they were $2.80 each.

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