Blog Tour: Letting Go by Maya Banks with Review, Excerpt and Giveaway!

Josslyn found perfection once, and she knows she’ll never find it again. Now widowed, she seeks the one thing her beloved husband couldn’t give her. Dominance. Lonely and searching for an outlet for her grief and wanting only a brief taste of the perfection she once enjoyed, she seeks what she’s looking for at an exclusive club that caters to people indulging in their most hedonistic fantasies. She never imagined that what she’d find is the one man who’s long been a source of comfort—and secret longing. Her husband’s best friend.

Dash has lived in an untenable position for years. In love with his best friend’s wife and unwilling to act on that attraction. He’d never betray his best friend. And so he’s waited in the wings, offering Joss unconditional support and comfort as she works past her grief, hoping for the day when he can offer her more.

When he finds her in a club devoted to the darker edges of desire, he’s furious because he thinks she has no idea what she’s getting herself into. Until she explains in detail what it is she wants. What she needs. As realization sets in, he is gripped by fierce, unwavering determination. If she wants dominance, he is the only man who will introduce her to that world. He is the only man who will touch her, cherish her…love her. And the only man she’ll ever submit to.

Excerpt:

Josselyn Breckenridge surveyed her appearance in the mirror, nervous even though no one would see her. Except Dash. She knew without confirming that he’d be here, just as he’d been here on this day for the previous two years, waiting to take her to the cemetery to visit and put fresh flowers on her husband’s grave.

The flowers were on the counter beside her, just waiting for her to pick up and carry out of the house. But she hesitated, because this year . . . This year was different. She was apprehensive and yet resolved.

She had to move on with her life. She had to let go. It hurt, and yet at the same time, it brought her a measure of relief, as if a great weight had been lifted from her shoulders. It was time. All she had left to do was visit Carson’s grave and make peace with her decision.

She smoothed her shirt and ran her hands down the legs of her jeans. Not what she normally wore to the cemetery on the anniversary of her husband’s burial. In the last two years, she’d worn black. It hadn’t seemed respectful to go casual, as if the visit wasn’t that important.

But she also knew that Carson wouldn’t want her to live like this. He’d want her to be happy. And it wouldn’t have made him happy to know she still mourned him so deeply.

With a sigh, she applied a light gloss to her lips and quickly fastened her long hair into a ponytail, leaving part of it loose in a messy bun.

This was the real Joss. Not fussy. More comfortable in jeans and a casual shirt than the expensive dresses and jewelry her husband had loved to spoil her with. Only underneath her clothing did she wear the sexy lingerie her husband had so loved to see her in.

She closed her eyes, refusing to look back, to remember how it felt when he touched her. How his hands moved over her body, knowing it better than she knew it herself. He knew exactly how to please her, how to touch her, kiss her, make love to her.

He’d given her everything she could have ever wanted. His love. His respect. Everything but the one thing she needed most, and it was something she could have never asked him for. She’d loved him too much to ever demand of him something he couldn’t give her.

She shook away the heavy veil of sadness, determined to get through the day and on with her life. Her new life.

She picked up the flowers, her favorite, brought them to her nose, closing her eyes as she inhaled. They were what Carson always gave her. Every birthday. Every anniversary. Or any time just because. Today she’d place them on his grave and walk away. This time for good.

Giveaway:

You can enter to win a copy of Letting Go by leaving a comment.

Giveaway will run through January 31st.

Winner will be chosen by Random.org

Giveaway is US only.

My review:

Dash is an alpha male through and through. Sometimes an absolute sweetheart, and at other times an absolute ass. Joss and Dash have known each other for years. Dash was her husband’s best friend and business partner. Unknown to Joss was that Dash was in her love with her. 3 years after her husband’s death Joss is finally ready to move on. Although he stayed close to Joss during this time he never let her know his feelings. He stayed the friend and protector, but once he realizes that she’s ready for something more he knows he has to tell her the truth…he wants her…he’s always wanted her.

This is the story of the relationship that goes beyond being friends. It’s erotic and is BDSM themed. Fans of Maya Banks will not be disappointed in Letting Go, and if you haven’t yet read her books yet this is a good one to start with.

I’m giving this book my recommendation that you buy it when it comes out on February 4th, and my rating is a solid 4 hearts!

**This book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review**

Thanks to Erin at Penguin Books for the giveaway.

Tamie Xo

21 thoughts on “Blog Tour: Letting Go by Maya Banks with Review, Excerpt and Giveaway!

  1. Kathy says:

    Love all Maya Banks books and would love to have this one!

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  2. cassie polla says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I am a huge Maya Banks fan!

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  3. Rachel says:

    LOVE Maya Banks! What a great giveaway!

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  4. Mary Jo Toth says:

    Love Maya Banks. Thanks for sharing the excerpt, that was pretty intense and gives you something to look forward to in the book. Guess I will be pre-ordering this one now!

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  5. Julia Zuniga says:

    Looking forward to reading this – I really loved the Breathless Trilogy!

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  6. kgagnon2013 says:

    Thanks for the post and excerpt. I love the Sweet series and am excited for another visit to The House! =D Thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. jenndonald00 says:

    This sounds good, definitely have to add it to my TBR list!!

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  8. Lee T says:

    This looks really good. Added to my calendar so I remember when it comes out 😀

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  9. Elise-Maria Barton says:

    Oh yeah! A new Maya Banks book! She’s always in my top ten 😉

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  10. Nickie Adler says:

    I love her books and this one sounds sooooo good! I can’t wait for Jan 31

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  11. Diane says:

    Have yet to read her. Would love to start with this one.

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  12. Jennifer Munting says:

    Exciting!!! Love Maya Banks!! I would love to win this

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  13. msdebms says:

    I have GOT to get this book!

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  14. Lisa Figliolino says:

    I’ve read some Maya Banks. This sounds really good. Looking forward to it.

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  15. This sounds really promisisng :O Definitely need to check it out.

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  16. evejeann says:

    Maya Banks is one my favorite authors and I am looking forward to this book when it is release.

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  17. Kimmie C. says:

    Thanks for the really great giveaways 🙂 Will add to my TBR list!

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  18. vampedchik says:

    Love her books! Thanks!

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  19. Adrean Garcia says:

    Thanks for the chance! Maya Banks is one of my favorite authors!

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