Friday, January 31, 2014

Letting Go by Maya Banks - Review/Giveaway

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.


I’ve enjoyed Maya Banks for a while now, and I was excited with the prospect of trying out a new series from her. It definitely appealed because it had the aspect of friends to lovers, I liked both Joss and Dash. It’s obvious that Dash has loved Joss for a long time. I really understood the angle of Joss wanting to move forward from grieving her deceased husband.

Dash was obviously a very warm and caring Dom, if anything I didn’t feel like there was as much as the D/s relationship that I was expecting. I guess I was expecting more boundaries and testing of those boundaries. I enjoyed that both of them loved Carson and that is a central aspect, the ghost in the room, they did spend a lot of time in their heads worrying about the other ones emotions instead of talking it out together.

Overall it’s an enjoyable story, and I will easily pick up the next story in the trilogy.

I received a copy in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated for my review.

Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today and bestselling author of the Surrender Trilogy.  Her other chart toppers have included erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and Scottish historical romance.  She lives in the South with her husband, three children and a variety of pets. Visit her online at, and

The Publisher (Berkley) is sponsoring a giveaway for one trade paperback copy of the book to a winner in the U.S. Contest ends February 5th. Please leave a comment with a VALID email address.


  1. I enjoyed this one too Sheri. Not everything I was looking for but will definitely be reading the next one in the series.

  2. I love Maya's books and look forward to this one. Would love the chance to win. :)

    1. Email is :) Thanks for the chance!

  3. I have definitely enjoyed a lot of Maya's books and would love to read this one as well!

    Eva P.

  4. Thanks for the chance to win! This sounds like a good read! tkhalliday at gmail dot com

  5. I've enjoyed her books before - this sounds great!


  6. The book sounds good, and I love the cover!

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  7. Thank you for the chance! I love Maya Banks and I haven't read this one so I'm excited about a new read! shandra(.)torbett(@)comcast(.)net

  8. I really like Maya Banks books. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  9. I love Maya and her books! She's just as great a person as an author :-)

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  10. Maya Bankschas been on my top ten list for years. Looking forward to reading this one!