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.
“Incredibly awesome…I love Maya Banks and I love her books.”—Jaci Burton, New York Times bestselling author
“Maya Banks…really dragged me through the gamut of emotions. From…‘is it hot in here?’ to ‘oh my god’…I’m ready for the next ride now!”—USA Today
“[A] one-two punch of entertainment that will leave readers eager for the next book.”—Publishers Weekly
“For those who like it naughty, dirty and do-me-on-the-desk hawt!”—Examiner.com
“A cross between the Bared to You or Fifty Shades series and the Wicked Lovers series by Shayla Black.”—Book Savvy Babe
“Hot enough to make even the coolest reader sweat!”—Fresh Fiction
“You’ll be on the edge of your seat with this one.”—Night Owl Reviews
“Definitely a recommended read.”—Fallen Angel Reviews
“[For] fans of Sylvia Day’s Bared to You.”—Under the Covers
“Grabbed me from page one and refused to let go until I read the last word.”—Joyfully Reviewed
“An excellent read that I simply did not put down…Covers all the emotional range.”—The Road to Romance
“A must-read author…her [stories] are always full of emotional situations, lovable characters, and kick-butt story lines.”—Romance Junkies
BDSM. Some of you may already be familiar with the term. For those of you who aren’t, BDSM stands for the practice of Bondage and Discipline, Domination and Submission, and Sadism and Masochism in interpersonal relationships. Sounds pretty extreme, doesn’t it? And a lot of it definitely is, by the consent of the practitioners. But there’s a whole emotional underpinning to some BDSM that doesn’t always get expressed in novels that feature it—the reason that some characters are interested in it in the first place.
So it isn’t just about the sex then, you ask? For some people, it absolutely is about the sex. But for others, it’s about control—having it, using it, giving it up. And for some people, physical control is less important the emotional control. It’s the idea of a pure emotional domination and submission that is at the heart of GIVING IN, the second novel of the Surrender trilogy by #1 New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks. Maya Banks explores this aspect of domination and submission in a bold new way, with characters who leap off the page and into your hearts. Kylie is a survivor for whom emotional submission is more meaningful—and in some ways, more difficult—than physical submission, and for Jensen, the man who wants Kylie to give him the gift of her emotional surrender, it’s the most precious thing in the world.
These two characters will break your heart as they struggle towards each other and a better understanding of what each wants and needs from the other. I hope you’ll join them on this journey.