Letting Go by Maya Banks
The Surrender Trilogy, Book 1
Publisher: Berkley (February 2014)
353 pages, eBook (purchased myself for $7.99)
Book Rating: 4 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart
Joss was devastated by the death of her husband and leaned heavily on his best friend Dash for a while, but it's been three years and she's decided it's time to move on and she's taken steps to do so, but her plans go awry when Dash announces he's got his own plans for their future. It's not often that I finish a 300+ book in less than one day, but I just could not put this book down, mainly because most of it was so sugary sweet it just made me wonder when the axe was going to fall—and when it fell, it fell hard—the contrast with what came before it making it all the more jarring. I was so invested in these characters I just had to know what was going to happen and how they would get through it. I'm not sure I'd have forgiven quite so easily in the end, especially given the level of trust needed for their D/s relationship, but I did really like this story. It was a little slow to get going and there was a lot of dialogue and discussion of feelings and worries, but I think that's why I felt so connected to the characters. Joss and Dash were so vibrant. I look forward to reading Kylie and Jensen's story in Giving In, due out in May!