TAKING IT ALL
Surrender Series—Book 3
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Published date: August 5, 2012
Genre: Erotica—BDSM D/S
Source: Received for a honest review
Chessy and Tate have been married for several years. In the beginning, their relationship was everything she wanted. Passionate. All consuming. She offered her submission freely and Tate cherished her gift with a tenderness that made her feel safe. Content. Wanted. And loved beyond all measure. But as the years have gone by, Tate has become more immersed in making his business the success it has become, and Chessy has taken a back seat to his business obligations. Growing unhappier with the status of their once blissful marriage, Chessy knows that something has to give. Or they stand to lose it all
Tate loves his wife. Has always loved her. Providing for her has always been his number one priority. But lately she’s seemed unhappy, and he’s worried. Worried enough that he arranges for a night together that he hopes will reignite the fire that once burned like an inferno between them.
But a business call at the wrong time threatens everything. Chessy’s safety, his concentration, his wife’s faith in him as her husband, a man sworn to love and protect her above all else. Gutted with the realization that he’s going to lose her—has already lost her—he readies for the fight of his life. Whatever it takes, he’ll get her back. And prove to her that nothing is more important than her love. And that if she’ll allow him to prove himself one more time, he’ll take it all. Everything. But he’ll give far more back. Himself. His undying love.
This thrilling conclusion to Maya Banks’ Surrender Trilogy is sure to take your breath away!
All Chessy wants is her husband back. Her lover. Her Dominant. But for the past two years, he’s devoted more and more of his time into his business and less and less into their relationship. Chessy just wants to have the passion, the desire, and most of all the security that comes from their marriage. As their anniversary approaches, Chessy knows it’s now or never so she finally tells Tate how she feels. Devastated that he’s let it get this far, Tate promises to once again make her a priority. To show her how much he means to her, Tate showers her with love, affection, and gifts. He even plans a night to remember at The House, a dominance club they used to visit frequently. But when a client’s call comes in the middle of their special night, Tate foolishly takes the call and puts not only Chessy’s life in danger, but her security, her trust, and her love. Vowing to win Chessy back once and for all, Tate decides to make some changes that are sure to show her how much she really means. But is it too little too late or will Chessy find it in her heart to forgive Tate and allow him to once again hold the key to her heart?
I loved this book, but after reading about Chessy and Tate in the previous two novels, I had no doubts that I would. From heated arguments to passionate love scenes, this book will take you through every emotion imaginable. The book is mostly written from Chessy’s point of view but does have some sections/chapters that are written from Tate’s. While I did feel for Tate and his obliviousness to the situation he was creating at home, I mostly wanted to slap him for being so darn stupid! I simply adore Chessy. She’s radiant, beautiful, and most of all…..forgiving. I thought every part of her story was very realistic. The self-doubt, anger, depression, and confusion are all things that someone who was going through a really rough patch in their relationship would experience. I also really enjoyed how much the storyline included characters from the previous novels in the series, Joss and Dash, Kylie and Jenson. It’s always an added bonus to me when you get to read about what’s happening with those characters now, even though it’s not “their” book. I thought that Ms. Banks did a superb job with not only Chessy and Tate’s story, but also with closing out this series in general. A very well written, highly entertaining novel by Maya Banks. Don’t miss this novel, I promise….You will regret it! Received for an honest review.
Heat Rating: Extremely Scorching
Reviewed by: AprilP
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