September 30, 2009

Review: Sweet Seduction (ARC) by Maya Banks


He was the stuff erotic dreams are made of...
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 lug 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…
She was everything he’d dreamed of...
The woman was driving him crazy. She lit fire to his insides then ran like a scalded cat. And now she’s going to someone else to have all her fantasies fulfilled? Over his dead body… He’s more than willing to give her what she wants, and as soon as he pins the little minx down, he’d show her his own brand of sweet seduction. (by


Julie is a very strong woman who knows exactly what, or better said who she wants. She’s stubborn as hell and doesn’t want to back down. Her ideas are sometimes a bit over the top but she makes them come true nonetheless. Julie runs from one extreme into the next but she won my heart with her sassy attitude and her witty comments. She’s a very reliable person and full of love for her friends. She has character, a very strong one and men seem to be afraid of it. But who is Julie to change herself for men. She doesn’t want to cower in front of one. She knows her goals, doesn’t quarrel with herself, just starts going for them.

Nathan is a real sweetheart. I know men hate to hear that but he really is. He’s caring and never short of a helping hand. There's just one tiny problem: He wants Julie but he’s to shy to do something about it. He feels like a little teenage boy every time she’s near him. He has to find a way to get past this or he will lose her completely. And this would be unacceptable for him. He can be stubborn too.

But when Julie tries to get him out of her head all bets are off. She goes straight for her biggest fantasy and Nathan will do anything to prevent that or better to participate.
Sounds naughty and it definitely is- in a very good way. LOL
Nathan crosses his own limits just to make Julies dreams come true and how sweet is that. I love that man.
Yeah I know it’s not necessary to say but the scenes between the sheets are great as ever but no real surprise because Maya wrote this book and she knows how to make the pages sizzle.

The relationship between the two is slightly different in comparison to the first two books but in my opinion it suits them. I loved the way Maya developed the connection between Nathan and Julie while still getting all the subplot smoothed inside the story. I never lost focus on the main action but was also really intrigued about what happens to everyone else- and there's a lot happening in this book. The groundwork for Micah’s story is so good that I already started counting the days till his book is released(188 days *sigh*). Great book about love and friendship with a good amount of witty and funny comments.

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 or as ebook @BooksOnBoard
2. Sweet
my review, reviews @goodreads
buy @amazon or as ebook @BooksOnBoard
3. Sweet Seduction(release October, 6th 2009):

other reviews @goodreads

@amazon or as ebook @BooksOnBoard

4. Sweet Temptation (release April, 6th 2010)


Mandi October 1, 2009 at 12:44 AM  

I like naughty;) And how cute nathan sounds all shy....great review!!

Patti October 1, 2009 at 1:56 AM  

I have heard nothing but good things about Maya Banks' books - I need to get on this bandwagon. Nice review!

Smokinhotbooks October 1, 2009 at 7:41 AM  

This sounds like another good one. I'm sorta been into these non Alpha characters lately, Nathan sounds shy and sexy. *hugs* great post!

SusiSunshine October 1, 2009 at 9:20 AM  

@Mandi And Nathan is so yummy. Thanks hon!

@Patti Go and get them!!!

@smokinhotbooks Me too, I'm not sure Nathan really fits this bill but he's adorable nonetheless.

Blodeuedd October 1, 2009 at 10:07 AM  

Sounds nice, happy counting :) I know what it's like to wait for a good book

Leontine October 1, 2009 at 11:08 AM  

I promised Pearl I would start with the #1 book and go from there. I like the vibe between Julie and Nathan that I am picking up from your review Susi :D

SusiSunshine October 2, 2009 at 8:27 AM  

@Blodeuedd I love the anticipation before a book comes out. Hope it will be up for my expectations.

@Leontine It's probably the best to start in the beginning. A special charm is all the side story and this needs book one.

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