I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Dominated by Maya Banks
Series: Enforcers #2
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: BDSM, Contemporary
Evangeline Hawthorn was living her dream when it was brutally taken from her by the very man who had given it to her—Drake. Evangeline left their apartment after that horrible night a very broken and heartsick woman with nothing but the clothes on her back.
Drake Donovan knew he had hurt Evangeline with the things he said, but he felt that was the only way to keep her safe. Now, all he wants is to find his angel and bring her back to his home and his bed. However, it seems like she has just vanished with no trace. Weeks go by, and finally Drake gets a break and goes to hopefully bring her back home.
Evangeline agrees to give Drake another chance, even if she still doesn’t understand why he said what he did. Evangeline knows that she should ask Drake exactly what all his business entails, but she really doesn’t want to know if it might end the happiness she is finding with Drake again. With the holidays just around the corner, Drake and Evangeline’s relationship can’t seem to get any better. Yet, when Drake’s business brings the cops calling on Evangeline, it might be the beginning of the end. The New Year is about to begin, and it’s one in which Evangeline is going to get her biggest dream come true, but all-hell comes calling instead. Once again, Drake reacts and Evangeline is out in the cold with nothing and no one. Things aren’t as they appear, but the question is, can Drake figure this out in time to beg Evangeline’s forgiveness once again, or has he destroyed the love she has always given him?
A wealthy man with a shady professional life and an innocent woman who only wants to live her life with her love, will find out just how strong love really is in Dominated. Right off I’m going to say this is one intense book that kept me wondering with each turn of the page. I could see why Evangeline could forgive Drake the first time and believe in their love that became even stronger this time, yet I to admit I don’t think I could have forgiven Drake the second time under the same circumstances. The secrets being kept by Drake were too big and too dark, and yet I could understand why Evangeline kept her head in the sand intentionally. I loved how Drake’s men loved Evangeline in their own way and how she spoiled them. I found the writing very intense and well done. There were large areas of lightness, humor, and passion that sparked off the pages. Love won the day, and I truly hope for Evangeline’s sake that Drake finally learned just what true love means. If you wonder what I’m talking about, pick up the book and give it a read. Dominated is the continuation of Mastered, which is the beginning of Drake and Evangeline’s story and if you read Mastered, then I truly think you should see just how the story ends. Ms. Banks has given us a very intense book full of things we have come to expect from her.