Review: Sweet Temptation by Maya Banks

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

He was a by-the-book cop who broke the rules in the bedroom…

Micah Hudson has painful secrets he’s run hard from. He has new friends, a new life, but he’s about to be confronted with the one person who reminds him of all he’s tried to forget—Angelina, the sister of his oldest friend David. She knows everything about his past, including how he and David fell in love with the same woman, and how they decided the best way to prevent her from tearing them apart was to share her between them. But then a terrible accident left Micah alone…

She was willing to do anything to make him see the woman she’d become…

Micah lost the two people who meant the most in the world to him. Angelina lost her only family. And she kept her deepest secret close to her heart. Her love for Micah. No longer willing to wait, she decides it’s time to go after him and bring him to his knees. She knows his secrets, his desires, his kinks and fetishes, and she’ll use whatever it takes to reel him in. Behind the easy going, loves women exterior lies a man with dark needs and passions. She can give him what he wants. But will he decide she’s what he needs?

After finishing Sweet Seduction, book 3 in this series I couldn't wait to finally get my hands on Micah's book. It was a long wait for my impatient mind but it was totally worth it.

We finally meet Angelina, Micah's better half. She is a girl form his past and was in love with him for some time now. She is a rather strong woman who lived through a lot in her life. She knows how hard it can be and gave Micah time to battle his inner demons. But when she realizes that the long awaited moment of Micah accepting his past is there she HAS to finally take the lead and get her own not so little Dom. Angelina is a strong woman who knows how much power submitting to Micah gives her over him. She knows what she gets herself into but is unsure if Micah is ready to accept her gift and to let go of the past.

Micah was through all the 3 previous books the character that interested me the most. He was always up to everything but I felt that there was more in his past. Something that made him the way he is- not untouchable in the literal sense but unreachable on an emotional plane. That sounds strange but I don't know how to say it differently. He sneaked into my heart real fast and perhaps that is a reason why I loved this book so much. I definitely recommend to read the previous books before starting Sweet Temptation because Ms. Banks put much work into building the mystery about Micah in those. It makes him so much more in this book.

In retrospection many things happen in this book that are usually a bit too much for me. I don't know why it worked in Sweet Temptation but it did. I never felt really uncomfortable although I was shocked by some things. Yep I still am sometimes. LOL

The relationship between Micah and Angelina is different from the start. I always hoped that Micah would accept what they had but he was stubborn. It was strange to see what he did although he still fought his feelings. I told myself that he already accepted it in his heart and just his head had to do that too but after all he risked Angelina's wellbeing with doing all that while still not really wanting her.

All in all I really enjoyed this book. It made me smile, cry, blush and tingle in all the right places. Highly recommended to all lovers of menage and a really hawt read.

To learn more about Maya and her books please visit her website here.

The Sweet Series:
1. Sweet Surrender: my review, reviews @goodreads buy @amazon
2. Sweet Persuasion: my review, reviews @goodreads buy @amazon
3. Sweet Seduction: my review, reviews @goodreads buy @amazon
4. Sweet Temptation: reviews @goodreads buy @amazon 


Lynette said...

I was so looking forward to this book. I was kinda disappointed. The writing was stellar of course, but I wished there was a little more emotion between them, besides just the raw sex. In the other books, I felt the emotion more, even with Serena (which made me uncomfortable). I was also annoyed that it took Angelina getting hurt before Mical realized she was important to him!

Despitet this, it was still a B read for me.

SusiSunshine said...

@Lynette I agree about that! I thought too that too many things happened before he accepted that.

Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

I just recently won me a copy *yay* so I can not wait to read it, but my question would be... This is a series... are the books (to your knowledge) stand alone?
Great review... and yes, it makes me want to read it out of order the minute I get it!!!
Thanks hon!

Blodeuedd said...

Now why do I always log out with one tab still open, silly me!
better log in again and comment on this great reviews :D Have not read any banks yet but I hear only good things

Lea said...

Great review Susi!

I have my eye on this book, lots of positive reviews. I remember Micah from the first book. I do have some catching up to do with the series though.

Thanks for sharing!

Smokinhotbooks said...

I must have this one!!!!

SusiSunshine said...

@Cecile I would say it'S better to read them in order. Ms. Banks really put much time into building Micah into the awesomeness he is so you would miss out on all that.

@Blodeuedd I loved this book. I think I'm really critical concerning her books but I loved this one!

@Lea You really should catch up on him. He is something special.

@KC Oh yes!

Alexia561 said...

Haven't read this series, but from your review I don't think it's for me. I blush too easily! *L*

Great review though!

Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

Thanks hon for letting me know that. I will be getting them all before I start to read them!!! I hope you have a great day!

A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

I've heard great things about this author-I'm going to have give one of her books a try.

Marissa said...

You just reminded me I need to start reading this series, this series sound so good!

SusiSunshine said...

@Alexia Yes the blush factor is really high. LOL

@Cecile You're welcome!

@Colette Do that. I would recommend this series as you can see. LOL

@Marissa You should hon. So hawt!

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