Dominated (The Enforcers, #2) by Maya Banks
Series: The Enforcers #2
Also in this series: Mastered (The Enforcers, #1), Kept (The Enforcers, #3)
Publication Date: May 13, 2016
Point-of-View: Alternating Third
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
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The desire that exploded in Mastered continues its conflagration in Dominated—from the New York Times bestselling author of the Surrender Trilogy.
To save her, he had to betray her...
In Drake’s shadowy world, his enemies would exploit any weakness he had in order to bring him to his knees, and so he’s never allowed himself to care about anyone...never exhibited any vulnerability, and it made him a force to be reckoned with. Until Evangeline—his angel. A woman who slipped past his defenses like no one had ever managed. She was his to protect and ultimately, to do that, he had to do the unthinkable and drive the only good thing in his world away.
But he will stop at nothing to get her back...
Devastated and destroyed, Evangeline doesn’t know what made Drake turn on her in such a shocking manner. She only knows she’ll never be the same. He once freed her from all her inhibitions, only now she is a prisoner to never-ending pain. But when Drake finds her again, she realizes there is more to his world than she ever imagined, and she must decide if she can once more trust—and submit—to the man who holds her wounded heart in his hands. And he must convince her of just how far he’ll go to regain her love and forgiveness.
Book number two in Banks’ Enforcer series. It is a continuation of Mastered. When I say continuation, I mean that it picks up right where Mastered left off. Same couple, same everything. It completely understood that Drake and Evangeline needed their story finished, but over an entire second book? Questionable. It was more of the same. Drake kept fucking up and Evangeline kept forgiving him, all the while waiting for him to end things with her.
Seriously, it was the same stuff, but written a little differently. I’m not saying that I didn’t enjoy it, but some parts were very yawn worthy.
The book begins with Drake frantically looking for Evangeline. After being kidnapped by his enemies, Evangeline is left with nothing. Well, almost nothing. Before being kidnapped, she found out that she was pregnant. She also found out that Drake will never trust her. She knows that one day it will ruin them. After literally begging on her knees for Drake to listen to her, he throws her out. To say that his enforcers are not happy with him is a vast understatement. They know what kind of woman Evangeline is even if Drake doesn’t. They band together to protect her. After being kidnapped she gives Drake his engagement ring back and flies home to her parents.
Drake knows that he fucked up beyond imagining. After the first time he did the unspeakable to her, she forgave him. He’s not sure that she will forgive him this time, but he won’t give up. He wants his family together desperately and he will beg Evangeline if necessary.
I really did want to knock Drake upside the head. What a flaming moron. Does he know the woman he claims to love at all? Seriously. In the end, this book ended up being about forgiveness. The human capacity to forgive is strong, especially in Evangeline.
I did enjoy this book enough to move onto the third and final book in the series.
Rating: 3.75 out of 5.