Taking It All (Surrender Trilogy #3)

Taking It All (Surrender Trilogy #3)

by Maya Banks
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Taking It All (Surrender Trilogy #3) by Maya Banks


In her sensational Breathless Trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks tested the boundaries of desire. In her new trilogy, there’s only one thing left to do: cross them. And for a married couple taking steps to renew their marriage, the consequences of one single moment of inattention may come at a price the husband never expects…

Chessy and Tate have been married for several years. In the beginning, their relationship was everything she wanted. Passionate. All-consuming. She offered her submission freely and Tate cherished her gift with a tenderness that made her feel safe. Content. Wanted. Loved beyond all measure. But as the years have gone by, Tate has become more immersed in making his business a success, and Chessy has taken a back seat to his business obligations. Growing unhappy with the status of their once blissful marriage, Chessy knows that something has to give, or they stand to lose it all.

Tate loves his wife. Has always loved her. Providing for her has always been his number-one priority. But lately she’s seemed unhappy, and he’s worried. Worried enough that he arranges for a night together that he hopes will reignite the fire that once burned like an inferno between them.

But a business call at the wrong time threatens everything. Chessy’s safety, his concentration, his wife’s faith in him as her husband—a man sworn to love and protect her above all else. Gutted with the realization that he’s going to lose her—has already lost her—he readies for the fight of his life. Whatever it takes, he’ll get her back, show her that nothing is more important than her love. And that if she’ll allow him to prove himself one more time, he’ll take it all. Everything. But he’ll give back far more: Himself. His undying love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698148185
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/05/2014
Series: Surrender Trilogy Series , #3
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 14,958
File size: 769 KB

About the Author

Maya Banks is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Breathless Trilogy, the KGI novels, and the Sweet series. Her chart toppers have included erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance and Scottish historical romance.

She lives in the South with her husband and three children and other assorted babies, such as her two Bengal kitties and a calico who’s been with her as long as her youngest child. She’s an avid reader of romance and loves to dish books with her fans and anyone else who’ll listen! She very much enjoys interacting with her readers on Facebook and Twitter, as well as in her Yahoo! Group and on her webiste.

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Taking it All 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good series for the romance, the erotica, and the emotional attachment you'll feel for the characters. Speaking of this third book only, I thought things were wrapped up very well. 
Wendylu4 More than 1 year ago
I am giving this book a 3 stars. I have to say I was a bit disappointed in this book. First, Chessy is very whiney wife who feels sorry for herself about her marriage coming second or third to her husband Tate, yet she refuses to talk to him about it for almost 2 years. That is simply unrealistic and that Tate noticed but brushed it off for a year. Second, Tate makes a huge mistake. I understand this and get why she is upset but for all THEIR mutual friends to completely turn on him and show him NO support even after he supported them when they made major mistakes in their relationships. Once he started trying to show her he messed up but loved her they all ran interference and kept him away again choosing to turn on him. They are true friends if they didn't even talk to him. They get their HEA but I was not impressed with it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect way to finish the trilogy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand 3 times and then post this on 3 other books
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## Author follows the same pattern with all of her books in the last couple of years. She repeats the same thing over and over and over. I think it's to fill pages to make the book longer. Ms. Banks has lost her umph. She used to be my favorite author. Havn't bought a book in a while. I still check her reviews but it has been the same. Dissapointing.
ET70 More than 1 year ago
It was a fun time revisiting what seemed like old friends.
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krissysbookshelf More than 1 year ago
Holy cow Maya has broken through the erotic bindings and lit a flame in this installment. Taking it All is hot, sexy, and romantic. But what's more is that we get to see a realistic view on how even the most passionate relationships can turn into everyday normalcy where the passion dwindles down and that one thing tests the limits of tolerance. Do you let go or hold on with everything you got to fight for what you love? I really enjoyed getting to go along for the ride in this installment of the Surrender Trilogy, Maya Banks is fantastic.
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TheBibliophilicBookBlog More than 1 year ago
TAKING IT ALL is the third book of the Surrender Trilogy and the one I was most anticipating. I was highly disappointed, unfortunately. Chessy’s put up with her husband, Tate, and the fact his business has taken up so much of his time for quite awhile. She’s tired and hurt, wanting her relationship back to where it was before. I was not happy with Chessy for letting herself be hurt and unhappy for so long. She should have talked to Tate long before about how she was feeling. If you’re unhappy in your relationship, you have to talk thing through right away. Once Tate knew how Chessy felt, he tried to make it up to her but his best laid plans go terribly awry. Chessy, rightly, walks away but Tate is determined to win her back. I thought TAKING IT ALL could have been so much better. I couldn't stand either character by the end, which really broke my heart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Completion of the series and Maya Banks does not disappoint. I was not sure how it would turn out!
Lauren2LC More than 1 year ago
Throughout this series I have been dying to find out what was happening to Chessy and Tate and now we finally get to see it all unfold. I have always loved Chessy throughout the whole series as I did Joss. With Kylie oddly enough I liked her in the first and third book because she is a loyal kick ass friend but I didn't love her so much in her book. But with the guys I have absolutely loved Jensen and Dash but Tate has always been the unknown. Here we find out why Tate is being an unbeknownst douche canoe. He only wants to take care of Chessy but his eye on the prize has become clouded and his has lost focus of what his prize is. Chessy is too blame as well because she hasn't opened the lines of communication and acted like a doormat. So if she talked and Tate opened up his eyes then they would not have had so much heart ache. Once the lines are finally opened after Tate's king of the jerk moments things start to look like things are back on track. The only thing they have to patch together is there Dom/sub relationship and things should be swimmingly. As Tate moves mountains to make his relationship first he does the unthinkable again and tops his worst moment with being an irresponsible Dom which is unfathomable in their world. After this moment Chessy has no choice to leave. With this choice it blows Tate's world wide apart that he has to make changes or he will lose everything. As Tate and Chessy try to mend fences Kylie & Joss are finally getting their HEA's. I have to admit this was my favorite of the series. Lately with Maya's books they have been hit or miss with me but I am glad to have a hit with this book and this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tate and Chessy had the perfect marriage, until it wasn't. Tate made many mistakes in his need to take care of everything and everyone. Thinking he could do it all. Chessy is a warmhearted, loving, forgiving person. Forgiving what would seem unforgivable. But not being honest with her husband about her feelings, contributed to their issues. Taking It All is about forgiving, finding one another, yourself and above all love.
Donald361 More than 1 year ago
Nice ending to a very good trilogy. This book starts out with an Explosion and ends with a HEA. I will say that Book 3 took me to a place I understood all to well, being invisible to your parents, not important enough.. It was kinda hard to read but I got through it. I'm not so sure I would've been as forgiving as Chess, I kinda live by the 3 strike rule but hey it's a book right. Although Tate did do the unthinkable as a Dom - Chess was able to find it within herself to forgive and move forward to find the HEA they wanted.
Georges_Mom More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much and couldn't wait to finish it though I didn't want it to end. Sensual and romantic.
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rvingmillers More than 1 year ago
Another great series by Maya Banks. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book goes no where. I made it half way through and realized I was reading the same stuff over and over again. I didn't care about either character. I have enjoyed her books in the past and found something redeeming about the characters even if the plots weren't great. But this is a new low and I doubt I'll buy anything by her again.
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I guess I should have read the 1st 2 in the trilogy - this just seemed like the 50 Shades of Grey everyone talks about - not my kind of book. YUCK!