Book Review: Maya Banks’ Sweet Surrender

Posted September 17, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

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Book Review: Maya Banks’ Sweet Surrender

Sweet Surrender


Maya Banks

erotica, romance that was published by Berkley HEAT on March 4, 2008 and has 344 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Colters' Woman, Sweet Persuasion, Sweet Seduction, In Bed with a Highlander, Darkest Hour, Seduction of a Highland Lass, Colters' Lady, No Place to Run, Hidden Away, Men Out of Uniform, Red-Hot Summer, Never Love a Highlander, Brazen, Sweet Temptation, Whispers in the Dark, "Colters' Wife", Colters' Promise, Echoes at Dawn, Undone By Her Tender Touch, Four Play, Cherished, The Tycoon's Pregnant Mistress, Never Seduce a Scot, Highlander Most Wanted, "Softly at Sunrise", Shades of Gray, Rush, Fever, Forged in Steele, Burn, Colters' Daughter, Colters' Gift, Be With Me, When Day Breaks, After the Storm, Taking It All, Keep Me Safe, Darkest Before Dawn, Enticed by His Forgotten Lover, Sweet Possession, Sweet Addiction

First in the Sweet romantic erotica series takes place in Houston. The focus is on Faith Malone and Gray Montgomery.

My Take

This was a sweet, erotic love story that explained submission very well. Banks created a loving, suburban atmosphere making the characters seem very everyman. Not at all threatening until wrapped around individual crises. Faith has her deadbeat mother hitting her up for money. Again. Gray has his need to find the man who killed his partner. The two crises merging together into one that will threaten them both.

The Story

Dallas cop Gray Montgomery is on a mission: find the guy who killed his partner and bring him to justice. So far, he’s found a link between the killer and Faith — and if Gray has to get close to her to catch the killer, so be it.

Faith is sweet and feminine, everything Gray wants and desires in a woman, but he suspects she’s playing games. No way would she allow a man to call the shots in their relationship. Or would she?

Faith sees in Gray the strong, dominant man she needs, but he seems determined to keep her at a distance. So she takes matters into her own hands to prove to him it’s no game she’s playing. She’s willing to surrender to the right man. Gray would like to be that man. But catching his partner’s killer has to be his first priority — until Faith is threatened and Gray realizes he will do anything to protect her…

The Characters

Faith Malone is Pop‘s adopted daughter who works in the family business: Malone & Sons Security. The dominant Micah Hudson and Nathan Tucker work for Pop.

Gray Montgomery is a Dallas cop.

The Cover and Title

The cover has a very soft feel to it with a side view of a woman from thigh to shoulder wearing sexy black lingerie. Well, wearing most of it anyway. The title is indeed about Faith’s Sweet Surrender.