Thursday, September 4, 2014

#Review: Taking It All ( Surrender Trilogy Book 3) .@maya_banks

Book Title: Taking It All ( Surrender Trilogy 3)
Author:  Maya Banks |Website| Twitter| Facebook|
Publisher: Penguin
Genre: Comtemporary Romance/BDSM Erotica
Series/Standalone: Series Finale
Format: ebook, Trade Paperback
Cost: $16.00
Pages: 320
How I got it: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books A Million
Publication Date: August 5th, 2014
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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.
Overall in this story I had a blast. I'm not going to lie, I stopped reading in the middle of book two because I really wanted to know Chessy's story.  For me this was a highly anticipated sequel and I just couldn't wait much longer before tearing into it and I wasn't disappointed.  This story jerked at my heart, demanded I pay attention, made me mad, it even had me freaking out at characters. I thoroughly enjoyed it and man listen, the hypocrisy?? Yeah why no one ever called him out I will never understand.

There are still some loose ends from the other books that weren't cleaned up but most were, and I'm going to go ahead and say Chessy (whose name is stupid if you ask me, I just kept calling her Cic because really who names their child this??) is a better woman than me because no freaking way would I be this forgiving, you would have to.. you know what nope no spoilers.  I read really quickly to get to that scene since they never gave a hint about it, and to say I wasn't ready??!!! Chile, I don't think I would ever be ready, when I was reading, my heart started to pound and I was like "no nonononononono don't do it, don't do it, OMG!!!"

Chessy kept suppressing her true opinion because she wanted to believe her husband would always love her and choose her above all others, She had doubts that she expressed to her friends in the other books but she wouldn't woman up and snatch her husband for ignoring her.  When I was reading that I kept saying "yeah she better than me because ain't no way" Lol I had such a blast reading this, it only took one day because I just couldn't last without knowing what happened.  As the story progressed we saw that being a submissive doesn't mean being a doormat and it takes a way stronger woman than most to actually full submit.  It's a gift and one that her husband took for granted because well she was always there.  The opening scene?? That whole anniversay meal?? Sir?!?!!! Get your Life!! I was like legit CiCi better cut him!!

This for me was the most emotional book of the trilogy, we had gotten to know CHessy throughout the books and connected to her way before now, so when we see the full story, it just jerks your heart out.  The build up from the other stories made this one so good and I had to speed read to see how it ended because the buildup was killing me.  It was good, it lived up to the build up and Maya doesn't disappoint with the character development, the heat between the characters, the conversations, the whole thing comes together to deliver an amazing story.

I loved that we got to see the other characters from the trilogy and see how their stories are advancing.  I'm personally hoping we can get a novella about Damon.  This story had hot sexy times, an emotionally heartbreaking scene, several fights that should have happened a long time ago, and quite a few come to Jesus moments.  I'm glad several things from book 2 (Giving In) were addressed because I really just couldn't handle the foolishness.

What I really loved was how Maya discussed about trust, and how a relationship needs love and affection to sustain it even if the couple is apart.  I loved her talking about distance not having to actually be physical for it to do damage. And about forgiveness.  This story made me laugh, shout at it, tear up, freak out and want to hurt someone and definitely made me enjoy it and reminded me of why I love Maya Banks!!

I highly recommend it. I suggest reading the entire trilogy but whatever you do don't miss out on this one!!
Happy Reading

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