Taking it All by Maya Banks
The Surrender Trilogy, Book 3
Publisher: Berkley (August 2014)
320 pages, eBook (purchased myself for $7.99)
Book Rating: 3 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart
Chessy and Tate had been so happy, but as his focus on business creeped into all parts of their life, Chessy became increasingly discontent, until Tate made a huge mistake that forced her to face facts and left Tate scrambling to keep her. It was sad watching Chessy and Tate's marriage failing, especially since Tate was completely oblivious to it until it was almost too late. True to the series, just when you think everything is on the right track again, Tate messes up royally, and it was painful to watch. I never really warmed to Chessy (for one, I hate her name) she was whiny, fatalistic and unwilling to do anything about it for the longest time. This story includes a scene that depicts rape (this act is NOT perpetrated by the hero), and may be upsetting to some readers. There were a few places where characters names were inadvertently switched, and the repetition in the descriptions, dialogue and exposition was a little annoying, but I liked the way the story flipped back and forth from Chessy's to Tate's point-of-view, achieving a much fuller picture of the story. Nice end to the series, but it seemed to be wrapped up a little hastily.