He awakened a need within her…My Thoughts: Holy Toledo! This book is HAWT with a capital H-A-W-T. I might need a cold shower after this. For serious. For the record, while I have read other books by Maya Banks this is my first foray into this particular series. Coming in at book 6 could have left me wallowing in confusion but I never - not once - was lost with who was who and how they all related to one another.
Cole is successful beyond his dreams. He can have any woman he wants, but there’s only one he can’t stop thinking about. His childhood sweetheart, Renita. He’s never forgotten his first taste of innocent love and the desire that consumed them—or the pain he brought upon her…
But now she belongs to another…
Her long ago brush with submission awakened a longing in Ren that drove her to walk the darker edge of desire. She’s become a beautiful woman at ease with her sexuality and unapologetic about her need for a dominant man. When Cole finds her again, he’s gutted that she belongs to another. Ren’s current master agrees to give her to Cole for a short time, but then she must return to his keeping. And though Cole agrees to this bargain, he knows he will never be able to let Ren go again…
I know I've said before that I'm not a crier and then I've promptly gone off and read a book that proved me wrong. This book, though, pulled weepy Kelly out of the closet and poked her mercilessly. Ren's confusion and pain are so clear and sharp. Her heartache over the idea that she would have to give up one of the men she loved and trusted was gut wrenching. It made it even harder that both of her men were good men. They truly had only her well-being and comfort in mind. They cherished her and treated her with respect and love. There was never more than a fleeting moment or two where I thought "Ooh. He's not good for her! Step back and let X have her!" and all of those moments were explained satisfactorily by the end.
I'm honestly in awe of the amount of emotion Maya Banks can pack into her books. Her characters shine, she writes sex scenes that sizzle, and just when you think nothing is going to turn out right, things begin to come together. Beautiful.
Books in this series
1. Sweet Surrender
2. Sweet Persuasion
3. Sweet Seduction
4. Sweet Temptation
5. Sweet Possession
6. Sweet Addiction - Paperback | Kindle
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