Title: Giving In
Series: The Surrender Trilogy Book #2
Author: Maya Banks
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Blurb: In her sensational Breathless Trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks tested the boundaries of desire. In her new trilogy, there’s only one thing left to do: cross them. Now, the story continues as one woman, haunted by the shadows of the past, explores the possibilities of a new beginning in ways she never could have imagined…
Kylie sees the way Jensen looks at her. The dark promise in his eyes. That rough edge of dominance she knows he possesses. But dominance is the one thing that frightens her above all else. She and her brother barely survived a childhood steeped in violence and abuse. She could never give up total control and submit to a man. Especially a man like Jensen. Could she?
Jensen sees the shadows in Kylie’s eyes. Knows he has to tread very carefully or risk losing any chance he has with her. All he wants is the opportunity to show her that dominance doesn’t equal pain, bondage or discipline. That emotional surrender is the most powerful of all, and that to submit fully to him will fulfill the aching void in her heart in a way nothing else ever will.
Thoughts: This is the first book I’ve read in the trilogy but will definitely be going back to read book 1. Even though I didn’t know the full back story behind Kylie and Jensen I didn’t feel lost while reading their story. Kylie has always had a hard time letting her guard down to trust anyone after suffering so much abuse at the hands of her father and Jensen believes he can earn Kylie’s trust by using dominance. The thing that draws them together is the fact that they both have tortured souls and can heal each other but are also stubborn in their own ways.
Giving In is a poignant love story of two people who suffer from their pasts, have trust issues, suffered horribly in their childhood which left them damaged. Through the trials and tribulations they faced they found the strength to overcome and become the people they are today.
Can these two tortured souls find happiness by trust alone?
I loved this story and look forward to reading the rest of the series.
I give this an A+Danita