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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade (October 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425230694
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425230695
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #581,777 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Banks has hit the red zone with erotic relationships that cover a range of possibilities, from menage à trois to BDSM." ---Romantic Times --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.

About the Author

Maya Banks is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels, including Hidden Away, No Place to Run, The Darkest Hour, and Sweet Seduction.

Caroline Wintour is a classically trained actress who has appeared on stage, film, and television. She works as a voice-over artist and audiobook narrator. --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.

More About the Author

Maya Banks lives in Texas with her husband, three children and assortment of pets. When she's not writing, she can be found hunting, fishing or playing poker.

Customer Reviews

Highly recommended series...Maya Banks is one of my favorite authors.
RBLUH
This is a series that is best read when you have all the books cause when you start with the first one you just want to continue until you read the last one.
msshimika
Hot, steamy, very explicit sex scenes and a for sure recommended read!!
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By shoshannalv on September 26, 2010
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If you prefer stories that feature alpha males, then this definitely isn't for you. For stronger BDSM themes, try Sweet Temptation (rougher sex, pain play); for lighter S&M/pain play, try Sweet Persuasion (very strong dom/sub) and Sweet Surrender (light bondage, d/s). In the Sweet series, this book definitely stands out (and, in my opinion, not in a good way). That said, it's tough to find erotica authors who are actually skilled writers, and Maya Banks is definitely a member of that elite group. So if you're just looking for a romance with lots of hot sex, you'll probably enjoy this.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Zelda Gillian on June 1, 2010
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The Plot: The third book in Maya Banks's Sweet series tells Julie's story. A good friend of Faith's and Serena's, Julie is a local salon owner who is infatuated with Faith's colleague Nathan. Nathan is entirely oblivious to Julie's advances until she literally strong-arms him into submission.

Zelda's Take: This might be my least favorite of the Sweet series to date, but there's enough of a teaser in it of things to come that I just couldn't wait to finish it and move on!

Julie is a strong, independent woman that is very sure of herself and her big "tatas" and plump derriere. While I can more than get behind this kind of leading lady in most circumstances, I found myself just not understanding Julie's motives in this book. She says she's done with Nathan, but she's really not. She seems to be a bit more adventurous in her sexual endeavors, but she's really not. And, I gather that she's more dominant, but just don't see it fleshed out enough in her character; she's almost a switch in her actions, or perhaps she just can't make up her mind. Plus, I don't see it as a sign of stable confidence when a female persists after a man that seems to be dumb as rocks and unappreciative. Which brings me to Nathan.

Nathan's ex-military and that's pretty much all we get on him. That, and the fact that Julie has practically been throwing herself at him and he's either been too dense to notice, too meek to act on it or too macho to care. In the end, I think it may be a mixture of the three, which is so not a turn-on for me. Add to this that he seems to like calling females "heifers" as a term of endearment, and it just makes me want to vomit a bit in my mouth. Okay. Didn't like Nathan. Moving on.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kristy on March 22, 2013
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Loved all of them and they were up to my expectations. Must read one and the other. Hope you enjoy them too :)
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By emyln on December 23, 2009
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Salon owner Julie Stanford wanted Nathan Tucker ever since she gave him his first massage. Getting paid to feel every inch of his body, stripped, oiled, and spread out in front of her? Stuff dreams are made of. But the sexy guy was oblivious to the signals she was sending - until she finished off his final rub-down with something extra. In fact, the best extra he ever had. Unfortunately, he came around too late. Now Julie's moving on...

As far as Erotic books go, this is a decent entry. But I've read better one from Ms. Banks. The plot was pretty good, and the erotic scenes definitely deliver. But the problem is with the characters themselves.

Julie and Nathan appear pretty 2 dimensional. There's very little character development aside from being told that this is who Julie and Nathan are. This leaves the latter half of the book wanting. Still overall a good read and if all you're looking for is eroticism, this does deliver. Although I would consider this one a renter then a keeper.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Schildgen on May 16, 2014
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She has written many wonder books. I would highly recommend you buy this book or any of her books because you will never be disappointed
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Julie is supposed to be this strong independent woman, yet she comes off as a bit wishy washy. Instead of just telling Nathan she wants him, she expects him to just figure it out. She says she is done with him more than once but it was never believable. She is supposed to be adventurous yet she almost goes after Damon for whipping Serena even though she knows about the kind of relationship they have. It was a bit naive. You are in a sex club, you know that they have a D/s relationship and you are surprised? Really? That being said she is a sweet girl and I love the fact that she loves all of her curves.

This book is little different in that Nathan isnt quite as "alpha" as the other men in the series. I don't even just mean in a BDSM way either. It takes him forever to go after his girl and even when he does he is a bit of a pushover.

Contrary to what it seems like I did like this book. I think it was just a little too different for me. Catching up with Faith and Gray was nice and I love the interactions with pop and everyone together. My favorite things about the book was the little bits we got about Damon and Serena and my favorite Micah. I can't wait to get my hands on him!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By meeshy_a on July 9, 2013
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The story continues with a focus on Julie & Nathan. I wanted to kick her butt at times bc of her childish antics when Faith & Serena seemed much more mature but that same trait also brought out the true age of these friends reminding me of my crazy 20's & my friends. Faith and Serena's stories continue as well leading you on the journey of their potential futures. My only dislike was the throw in chapters of Micah trying to lead into the next book, "his story". They were out of place & should have been inserted earlier when a discussion by pop in his office with the boys gave light to Mikah. I'm not one to spoil a good book so those who read it understand & those entering the adventure will see. In either case, loved it and read it in an evening.
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