Title: Letting Go
Series: Surrender Trilogy #1
Author: Maya Banks
Josslyn found perfection once, and she knows she’ll never find it again. Now widowed, she seeks the one thing her beloved husband couldn’t give her. Dominance. Lonely and searching for an outlet for her grief and wanting only a brief taste of the perfection she once enjoyed, she seeks what she’s looking for at an exclusive club that caters to people indulging in their most hedonistic fantasies. She never imagined that what she’d find is the one man who’s long been a source of comfort—and secret longing. Her husband’s best friend. Dash has lived in an untenable position for years. In love with his best friend’s wife and unwilling to act on that attraction. He’d never betray his best friend. And so he’s waited in the wings, offering Joss unconditional support and comfort as she works past her grief, hoping for the day when he can offer her more. When he finds her in a club devoted to the darker edges of desire, he’s furious because he thinks she has no idea what she’s getting herself into. Until she explains in detail what it is she wants. What she needs. As realization sets in, he is gripped by fierce, unwavering determination. If she wants dominance, he is the only man who will introduce her to that world. He is the only man who will touch her, cherish her…love her. And the only man she’ll ever submit to..
Josslyn has been widowed for three years. She has grieved the loss of her beloved husband, but the time has come to move on, she is lonely and ready. She makes the decision to explore the one thing her husband was unable to give her. She has fantasized about being dominated and seeks this at an exclusive club known as the House. When Dash, her husband’s best friend discovers her at the House, he is furious and whisks her away. He has secretly loved his best friend’s wife, and vowed to take care of her but seeing her be submissive with another man unravels him. When Josslyn shares with him her darkest desires the tale that unfolds is powerful, sweet, intense and, unlike anything either of them have ever known.
Josslyn is a strong character who knows what she wants, Honest to a fault and pulls no punches. Josslyn was so in love with Carson she was able to suppress her need to be dominated husband but now she is ready to fulfill her desires and I respected that. Dash is definitely swoon-worthy, and their chemistry was good. The friends to lovers’ stories are always a good one and when you add in dominance and submission it can get downright HOT. Maya did an excellent job of exploring their sexual desires, and I liked the balance she gave us between tender love making and heated edgier exploration. The world of Dominance thoroughly explored. We meet a cast of secondary characters that were interesting and supportive.
Letting Go was a novel that I devoured. The romance progressed quickly with a few twists towards our HEA. The tale had a nice flow to it. I love all of Maya’s books.