Connor Malone is a straight forward, to-the-point kind of guy. He takes his job at his pop’s security company and his relationship with family and friends very seriously. Pop Malone’s latest assignment for Connor is to serve as a bodyguard to bitchy, brassy pop start, Lyric Jones while she is on a two week vacation from tour. Lyric’s record label has hired Malone & Son’s Security to beef up protection for the songstress after receiving several threats from what they believe is a stalker with unknown intentions. Lyric has formed a tough exterior from past childhood abuse. And now with the reality of being a well known pop star in the public eye, she trusts no one, has panic attacks and uses no-strings-attached sex as a physical release. While she portrays and exterior of cockiness and immaturity, she is really a vulnerable, lost woman who’s life is spinning out of control in the spotlight. It is obvious that Lyric has her share of “ass kissing” from her entourage, however Connor isn’t going to indulge the princess. When Connor agrees to take the job, he lays down the law on what he expects from Lyric and the fact that he is boss when it comes to her safety. Their initial meeting is anything but pleasant, given their dominant personalities. But that is were the sparks turn to flame as we begin some fiery verbal sparring which later leads to some smoking hot action between the sheets.
Sweet Possession was a refreshing change of pace from the previous books. While the story had less edge and boldness in sexual domination, it delivered with strong sexual chemistry, emotional growth of character and a love story that soared from the pages. Where Maya Banks excels with this series is how she integrates all of the main characters from each book to present a group of friends that continue to play vital roles in each other’s everyday lives. We see the progression of each couple that has been introduced in the series and it gives a true sense of unity. In Sweet Possession, Faith, Serena, Julie, Angelina and their men were all accepting of Lyric immediately for who she is and not due to her stardom. Connor, while not considered a wild man, still presents intense and aggressive qualities both in his business and in the bedroom. He doesn’t need the whips, cuffs or collar to exhibit his total focus on pleasing Lyric and delivering her total mind blowing pleasure. And what I loved about Connor is he is a one man show. He has no desire to bring a second, third or fourth man into the bedroom. He is selfless and seductive when it comes to pleasuring his woman and his intensity provides more than enough for her to be solely satisfied. Although many readers of the series may feel Connor is more “vanilla” in the bedroom, rest assured he creates passion and sizzle that will fog up the mirrors and have you thinking all kinds of naughty thoughts about cupcakes in the bedroom!
The Sweet series is not for the faint of heart when it comes to pushing sexual limits and dominance in the bedroom. But if you can be open to that form of expression, you will experience some deeply rich, sensitive, alluring and emotional characters that you will come to love.
Another Favorite Quote:
“Damn, but the man was sexy in a disdainful you-annoy-me kind of way. She had to be a masochist. It was the only explanation for her bizarre attraction to him.”
Sweet Possession by Maya Banks
April 5, 2011 by Berkley
Contemporary Erotic Romance
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