Giving In by Maya Banks
(The Surrender Trilogy)

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10 Critic Reviews

I liked that the ending was not tied up in a neat little bow--it would've been unrealistic if it was because with Kylie and Jensen's issues do not disappear overnight. Instead, it was open-ended enough without sacrificing that happily ever after we as readers want in our romances.
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Synopsis

FROM THE “MUST-READ AUTHOR” (ROMANCE JUNKIES) OF LETTING GO—THE NEW NOVEL IN HER SURRENDER TRILOGY.

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.
 

About Maya Banks

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Maya Banks lives in Southeast Texas with her husband and three children. When she’s not writing, she loves to hunt and fish, bum on the beach, play poker and travel. Escaping into the pages of a book is something she’s loved to do since she was a child. Now she crafts her own worlds and characters and enjoys spending as much time with them as possible.
 
Published May 6, 2014 by Berkley. 305 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Erotica. Fiction
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Reviewed by Rachel Williams on Apr 25 2014

GIVING IN is a very interesting story in an overall intriguing series; recommended to Banks fans and those interested in a more realistic love story.

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Reviewed by Vickie M. on May 04 2014

More than anything I’ve read in a long time, this is about a couple who truly have demons to overcome and are willing to take the necessary steps to solidify their relationship. Of course, there is a bump or two along the way, but the resolution of the bumps is definitely worth the read.

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Reviewed by MEKA on May 19 2014

The sensitivity with which the story was told coupled with the fact that years of trauma were not instantly erased in the end went a long way with me. Giving In gets a B, and I can’t wait until the conclusion of this series.

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Reviewed by Sandy M on May 15 2014

I really enjoy the friendship between these three gals – all women need their girlfriends – and they support one another unconditionally, as do their men...I’m enjoying this trilogy quite a bit. Each book so far is different in sexual content, not the same ole same ole you get in most erotic novels.

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Reviewed by Jaimie on May 09 2014

There was no mystery, no one trying to hurt them, just two people working on their issues and there was more than enough story to fill the book.

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Reviewed by kimbacaffeinate on May 02 2014

Giving In was a solid read with beautiful moments and Banks fans will enjoy Kylie and Jenson. Her care with them was commendable, and she made me believe in them as a couple.

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Reviewed by Danita on May 06 2014

Can these two tortured souls find happiness by trust alone? I loved this story and look forward to reading the rest of the series.

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Reviewed by VampBard on May 01 2014

Trust me when I say that Giving In is a beautiful story about two people learning to believe they are lovable after overcoming adversity on an individual level. And the last twenty percent of the book? Um. Plan to read it in one sitting.

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Reviewed by Erica on May 07 2014

Jensen and Kylie . . . they are seriously just made for one another. I loved the balance of the sweet moments paired with the super hot moments between the two of them.

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Reviewed by Michelle on May 02 2014

I liked that the ending was not tied up in a neat little bow--it would've been unrealistic if it was because with Kylie and Jensen's issues do not disappear overnight. Instead, it was open-ended enough without sacrificing that happily ever after we as readers want in our romances.

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