Erotica Review: Colters’ Lady by Maya Banks

Colters' Lady (Colters' Legacy, #2)Colters’ Lady by Maya Banks
Series: Colters’ Legacy
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing
Format:
ebook
ISBN: B003ODIHK0
Genre: Erotica
Release date: June 1st 2010
Number of pages: 227
Source: Bought

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Summary:

Can their love give her the strength to overcome the tragedy in her past?

When police officer Seth Colter sees the delicate, shabbily dressed beauty in line at the soup kitchen where he’s serving, he’s gut shot over the idea of her being on the streets cold and alone. More baffling is the dark, possessive instinct that tells him she belongs to him.

For Lily Weston, home is a secluded nook in a back alley—until Seth offers her a place to stay. She’s wary of his offer, but even one night out of the cold is too much temptation to resist.

Seth is convinced Lily is his. The problem is, when his brothers lay eyes on her, the same primitive instinct comes roaring to the surface. The Colters never imagined they’d follow the unconventional path of their fathers, but they can’t ignore their mutual need to offer Lily their protection—and their love. But before Lily and the brothers can forge a future together, they must heal the deep wounds of her past.

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Review:

A couple of years has passed and we got to see the second generation to the Colters’ family and they decided to follow in the family different way of life with sharing a woman. This time we had a chance to see them struggle to accept this reality and juggle the life and sharing issues.

I loved Lily, but the brothers and their personality made it all so interesting. Seth is the strong and caring man, he works in the police and it’s always trying to protect and keep her save. Alex was the perfect Alpha male in the bedroom, but he’s very good at sharing with his brothers. But the best for me was Dillon. He’s super sweet and has an awesome story to share. I really loved the way he protected his sister.

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Series in Order

#1 – Colter’s Woman
#1.5 – Colter’s Wife
#2 – Colter’s Lady
#3 – Colter’s Daughter
#4 – Colter’s Promise
#5 – Colter’s Gift

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Erotica Review: Colters’ Woman by Maya Banks

Colters' Woman (Colters' Legacy, #1)Colters’ Woman by Maya Banks
Series: Colters’ Legacy
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing
Format:
ebook
ISBN: 1609280237
Genre: Erotica
Release date: April 6th 2010
Number of pages: 280
Source: Bought

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Summary:

Adam, Ethan and Ryan aren’t looking for women. They’re looking for a woman. One woman to share their lives and their beds. They don’t want a casual romp in the hay, they want the woman who will complete them and they’re losing hope of finding her. That is until Adam finds Holly lying in the snow just yards from their cabin. He knows she’s different the minute he holds her in his arms. But before Adam gets his hopes up, he knows he has to gauge his brothers reactions. Soon its evident that she’s the one. There are a few problems, however, like convincing her she belongs with them and keeping her safe from the man who wants her dead.

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, menage a quatre, violence.

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Review:

I’ve read this book a very long time ago and never forgot the brothers, decided to give them a reread and enjoy once again Adam, Ethan and Ryan falling in love. Maya Banks is really great in creating menage series, her books fell natural and the stories made them more real, like something you see everyday instead of just a fantasy.

I loved Adam and all the rightness. His the older brother and feels like guiding them, plus his the first one to see and find Holly. Ethan is the perfect guy, romanctic and very calm, but in the bedroom,  WOW. Ryan was the darker brother, because he suffered in the army and almost lost his life, took him awhile to believe in their relationship and actually trust Holly. I really loved them each in their own way.

The ending was strange because things happened so fast, but now there’s a longer epilogue and it made things more normal.

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Series in Order

#1 – Colter’s Woman
#1.5 – Colter’s Wife
#2 – Colter’s Lady
#3 – Colter’s Daughter
#4 – Colter’s Promise
#5 – Colter’s Gift

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Review: Rush by Maya Banks

Rush (Breathless, #1)

Gabe, Jace, and Ash: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Gabe, it’s making one particular fantasy come true with a woman who was forbidden fruit. Now she’s ripe for the picking…
When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel’s grand opening, he knew he was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his best friend’s little sister. Except she’s not so little anymore. And Gabe has waited a long time to act on his desires.
Gabe has starred in Mia’s fantasies more than once, ever since she was a teenager with a huge crush on her brother’s best friend. So what if Gabe’s fourteen years older? Mia knows he’s way out of her league, but her attraction has only grown stronger with time. She’s an adult now, and there’s no reason not to act on her most secret desires.
As Gabe pulls her into his provocative world, she realizes there’s a lot she doesn’t know about him or how exacting his demands can be. Their relationship is intense and obsessive, but as they cross the line from secret sexual odyssey to something deeper, their affair runs the risk of being exposed—and vulnerable to a betrayal far more intimate than either expected.

Title: Rush
Author:  Maya Banks
Series: Breathless
Publisher:  Berkley
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0425267040
Genre: Romance
Release date: February 5th 2013
Number of pages: 396
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I love Maya Banks style and this new series sounds more like erotica than a contemporary, but I actually liked Mia, even if she’s young and had no idea about dominant man in the first few chapters, we can see her trying things for Gabe and discovering a different side of a sex life that is really fitting for her.

I was not a fan of Gabe during some parts and he had some reasons for his reactions and his plans. Another woman hurt him and he’s also trying to understand his parents divorce. He’s controlling and very sure if his needs but I liked how attracted he became during the sex and how much he lots control.

This couple was a nice fit, because they learned together about real love and discovered a nice relationship can be created with some plans and rules.

 

Series in Order:

#1 – Rush
#2 – Fever
#3 – Burn

Rush (Breathless, #1) Fever (Breathless, #2) Burn (Breathless, #3)

Review: Undone by Her Tender Touch by Maya Banks

Undone by Her Tender Touch (Pregnancy & Passion, #4)

Undone by Her Tender Touch by Maya Banks

e-ARC provided by NetGalley courtesy of the publisher
Pregnancy & Passion #4
Publisher: Harlequin
Format: ebook
ISBN: 037373168X
Genre: Romance
Release date: September 20th 2011
Number of pages: 192
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Rating:


 

Book Blurb:

Just one night? Yeah, right. Pippa Laingley should have known better. When an unplanned evening of passion with Cameron Hollingsworth results in unplanned pregnancy, she’s at a crossroads. She knew going in that the enigmatic entrepreneur had built a fortress around his feelings. What she’s just discovered is that he’s loved and lost before—wife and child. Tragically.

Now Cam stands to lose it all again. If he lets Pippa get too close. If he pushes her away with loveless arrangements of financial support. Either way, he’s doomed…unless he can let himself love again.

My Thoughts:

Since I started reading romance there are some authors that I always go back and Maya Banks is one of them. She has very different books and this series explains pretty much how good she is creating a good and believable contemporary romance.

 

We all know that it’s not necessary a marriage these days only because of a pregnancy, but I do understand since the very beginning of this book why Cam thinks these is very important. He has suffered a lot in his life and now once all that he wants is sex, suddenly Pippa got pregnant in a one night stand.

 

Pippa is fun, strong and independent woman, but she suffer during this book, because Cam doesn’t trust her his secrets and his actions are a bit on the wrong side. Don’t get me wrong, but he usually finds a way to get things just as he want them.

 

I loved Cam trusting someone and trying to overcome some of his feelings and most important, Pippa was perfect and did things to make her life for the first time as she wanted not someone else. Just think Cam could have make things right and treated Pippa better since the pregnancy started.

Books in this Series:

#1 – Enticed by His Forgotten Lover
#2 – Wanted by Her Lost Love
#3 – Tempted by Her Innocent Kiss
#4 – Undone by Her Tender Touch

Review: Tempted by her innocent kiss by Maya Banks

imageTitle: Tempted by her innocent kiss
Author: Maya Banks
Format Read: 
e-ARC provided by NetGalley courtesy of the publisher
Series: Pregnancy & Passion #3
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: March 6th 2012
Formats Available:  paperback, ebook, kindle
Number of pages: 192
Rating:

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Book Blurb:

No Man’s Bargaining Chip



Devon Carter was her first; now newly wed Ashley wants their passion to last. But her dreams of true love are crushed by the discovery that their marriage is another of Daddy’s business deals. Her strategy: act the part of perfect wife and make Devon love her.

But Devon misses the bubbly, no-holds barred woman his wife used to be. Who is this Ashley with the steely demeanor of a society wife? And will he find a way to rekindle the fire in her eyes…especially now that she’s pregnant?

My Thoughts:

Devon Carter decides to marry and start a family since he already is successful in business and can provide for a good home. So when William Copeland, he decides to accept because it will bring him a wife and a merge with Copeland Hotels, but there’s a catch in the agreement, because Ashley Copeland can not discover that her father made this deal with her new fiancé and actually thinks Devon will marry her because they are in love.

Despise what everyone may think Devon actually likes Ashley, not that he thinks she doesn’t know about the way her marriage was treated by her father and she’s a sweet and free girl. Her family is owner of a empire in hotelary and she knows how to move in the same social circle, but not as the brainless girl.

When she discover on her wedding night that her father was meddling in her life, she decides to change and be the perfect wife so that Devon may fall in love with her.

I liked the book, but this hole mess her father made was actually a big difficult thing to get through. She’s beautiful and fun girl it wasn’t necessary for him to decide her life as he did, so I didn’t like this part, but the way some emotional scenes were handled was perfect. I love Maya Banks and her books are always really good and the romance actually works. This one is not different.

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Review: The Tycoon’s Secret Affair by Maya Banks

The Tycoon’s Secret Affair by Maya Banks
Genre: Romance
Format: Paperback, 192 pages
Read: October 10 to 11, 2011
Release Date:  August 11th 2009

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Why I Started This Book:
I’ve read a good number of Maya Banks books, mostly more adult romances, and when I discovered that she had started as romance author couldn’t wait to read it. I’ve finished this trilogy already and if you like her as much as I do you won’t be disapointed.
Summary:

She hadn’t known she’d slept with the boss. But the next morning Jewel Henley learned the exotic stranger who’d swept her off her feet was her new employer, Piers Anetakis. And before she could explain, Jewel found herself without a job…and pregnant.

After five months Piers had finally tracked down his one-night lover. Determined to explain the mistakes that had been made, he was confronted with an undeniable truth. Jewel was carrying his child. His Greek honor demanded they marry. Yet was there more between them than lust…and was it enough to make their marriage of convenience last?

Characters: 

  • Chrysander Anetakis
  •  Marley Jameson
  • Theron Anetakis
  • Piers Anetakis 
  • Jewel Henley 

My Thoughts:

As much as I liked Theron story, I just couldn’t quite enjoy this one that much. I know it seems quite obvious from the first book that Piers had some trouble with woman in the past taking in consideration how he reacted when first heard about Marley and Bella, so this book was mostly to explain that story and make him see that not every woman was like that one who broke his heart.

I actually fealt sorry for Jewel, especially when her friend explained how much she has suffered in the past and after that even had to make Piers understand who he really fealt for her, dispise everything was a little too much for Jewel, at least that’s my opinion.

She is a beautiful woman with a kindy heart, who loved and helped everyone in need. Piers just had to see and start to enjoy having her by his side.

They suffered together but in the end finally managed to understand why the other fealt so heartbroken over the past. I loved the fact that his brothers continued to participate in this book as well. I fell better knowing that good characters are not left behind, and well used.

You Might Enjoy This Book If:
You like a good romance, to shed a tear now and again, and a happy ending.

Rating:

Series:      

  1. The Tycoon’s Pregnant Mistress
  2. The Tycoon’s Rebel Bride
  3. The Tycoon’s Secret Affair

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Review: The Tycoon’s Rebel Bride by Maya Banks

The Tycoon’s Rebel Bride by Maya Banks
Genre: Romance
Format: Paperback, 192 pages

Read: October 09 to 10, 2011
Release Date: May 12th 2009

Links:
Maya Banks – websiteTwitterFacebook
Amazon – KindlePaperback
Book Depository – Paperback
Add it to Goodreads

Why I Started This Book:

I’ve read a good number of Maya Banks books, mostly more adult romances, and when I discovered that she had started as romance author couldn’t wait to read it. I’ve finished this trilogy already and if you like her as much as I do you won’t be disapointed.

Summary:

Tycoon Theron Anetakis had only one problem–and she just walked through his door. With his business takeover complete, he’d intended to arrange a marriage for himself to further secure his future. However…

Little Isabella Caplan had blossomed into a voluptuous vixen with plans of her own, and they didn’t include letting the executor of her father’s estate also arrange a marriage for her to another man! She had pined for Theron long enough. Now it was time to seduce her hotblooded hotel tycoon and bring him to one bended knee.

Characters: 

  • Chrysander Anetakis
  •  Marley Jameson
  • Theron Anetakis
  • Isabella Caplan
  • Piers Anetakis 

My Thoughts:

I have to say that after the way Theron acted in the end of the first book with Marley, I so wanted to see him wipped. He show a lot of care for Marley and her baby. So when I discovered on this book that he was chosing a contract marriage, I was disapointed cause I wanted to see more of that caring man who would do anything for his family.

So another twist, and Isabella arrives. I didn’t like her in the begging, she was very childlist and Theron diserved a more mature woman. Bella was only 22 and very much in love with him for a long time, I chose to ignore how I feel about her infantuacion and started to cheer for Theron to chose wiselly.

Bella continuous all the book using her body, and some passion to make Theron see reality and with who the future would be less dull.

Theron suffered to discover a way to give in to his passion and continuous with secutiry on his life, especially since Bella was his protege, not that she needed anyone to do that.

You Might Enjoy This Book If:

You like a good romance, to shed a tear now and again, and a happy ending.

Favorite Quotes:

I want him to burn for me, to not be able to go a day without touching me, holding me, caressing me. He’ll be an excellent lover. I want a man who knows how to please me,

Rating:

Series:     

  1. The Tycoon’s Pregnant Mistress
  2. The Tycoon’s Rebel Bride
  3. The Tycoon’s Secret Affair

Review: The Tycoon’s Pregnant Mistress by Maya Banks

The Tycoon’s Pregnant Mistress by Maya Banks
Genre: Romance
Format: Paperback, 192 pages

Read: October 09, 2011
Release Date:  January 1st 2009

Links:
Maya Banks – websiteTwitterFacebook
Amazon – KindlePaperback
Book Depository – Paperback
Add it to Goodreads

Why I Started This Book:

I’ve read a good number of Maya Banks books, mostly more adult romances, and when I discovered that she had started as romance author couldn’t wait to read it. I’ve finished this trilogy already and if you like her as much as I do you won’t be disapointed.

Summary:


Greek hotel magnate Chrysander Anetakis’s former mistress was pregnant? And had amnesia? That meant Marley Jameson didn’t remember betraying him by selling company secrets. Or that he’d thrown her out of his life. So he told her a little white lie: they were engaged. Then he swept her away to his Greek island to await the birth of his baby and enjoy her sudden devotion…before tossing her out.

But he didn’t count on Marley regaining her memory so soon.

Characters: 

  • Chrysander Anetakis
  •  Marley Jameson
  • Theron Anetakis
  • Piers Anetakis 

My Thoughts:

The truth about this: there’s no secret how this book is going to end. Usually at the first page I chose a character to ruth for, in this one was Marley, maybe because she couldn’t remember anything or maybe because I think Chrysander must be really stupid.

I meen, come on, the evidence was planted and everyone could see it, but I give him credit, he did apologize and became the greek god that every girl dreams off.

Marley was pregnant when they separeted, and Chrysander didn’t hear anything from her, strange right, and make me thing her didn’t really love her, he forget about her on the same day, so when he hears her name on the TV he chose to ignore everything and run back to her and the baby he thinks belongs to him.


Is a good past time book, but not my favorite on this series.

You Might Enjoy This Book If:

You like a good romance, to shed a tear now and again, and a happy ending

Rating:

Series:      

  1.  The Tycoon’s Pregnant Mistress
  2. The Tycoon’s Rebel Bride
  3.  The Tycoon’s Secret Affair

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Top off Tuesday #4

What better way than to top off a good book than with a GREAT Cover!

Amanda from On a Book Bender, Christi from Smitten with Reading, and Felicia from Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog want to see the covers that made you swoon!  Feel free to play along and show us your favorite covers. Button made by Missie.

  I picked The darkest hour by Maya Banks (KGI #1), and I’m plan to read it next week *squee*

 Intelligence: high. Body: hard. Mission: what no one else can do.

It’s been a year since ex-Navy SEAL Ethan Kelly saw his wife Rachel alive. Now he’s received an anonymous phone call claiming Rachel is alive. To find her, Ethan will have to dodge bullets, cross a jungle, and risk falling captive to a deadly drug cartel that threatens his own demise.

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On my wishlist #3

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It’s where we list all the books we desperately want but haven’t actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It’s also an event that you can join in with too – Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own ‘On My Wishlist’ post. If you want to know more click here.

Hidden Away (KGI #3)
by Maya Banks
Publication date: March 1st 2011
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 319
Berkley

From Goodreads:

Most people would take an all-expense=paid trip to the beach in a heartbeat. Garrett Kelly only accepts to keep tabs on Sarah Daniels, who’s in hiding after witnessing a murder committed by her half brother-a personal enemy of KGI. But Garrett hadn’t planned on falling for Sarah. When he glimpses her dark past, he feels an urgent desire to keep her safe-even as she disappears, running for her life.

Crash into me
by Albert Borris
Publication date: July 21st 2009
Genre: Young Adult
Pages: 257
Simon Pulse

Owen, Frank, Audrey, and Jin-Ae have one thing in common: they all want to die. When they meet online after each attempts suicide and fails, the four teens make a deadly pact: they will escape together on a summer road trip to visit the sites of celebrity suicides…and at their final destination, they will all end their lives. As they drive cross-country, bonding over their dark impulses, sharing their deepest secrets and desires, living it up, hooking up, and becoming true friends, each must decide whether life is worth living—or if there’s no turning back.

Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker #1)
by Jenna Black
Publication date: May 25th 2010
Genre: Young Adult
Pages: 294
St. Martin’s Griffin                     

It’s all she’s ever wanted to be, but it couldn’t be further from her grasp…
Dana Hathaway doesn’t know it yet, but she’s in big trouble. When her alcoholic mom shows up at her voice recital drunk, again, Dana decides she’s had enough and runs away to find her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the captivating, magical world of Faerie intersect. But from the moment Dana sets foot in Avalon, everything goes wrong, for it turns out she isn’t just an ordinary teenage girl–she’s a Faeriewalker, a rare individual who can travel between both worlds, and the only person who can bring magic into the human world and technology into Faerie.
Soon, Dana finds herself tangled up in a cutthroat game of Fae politics. Someone’s trying to kill her, and everyone seems to want something from her, from her newfound friends and family to Ethan, the hot Fae guy Dana figures she’ll never have a chance with… until she does. Caught between two worlds, Dana isn’t sure where she’ll ever fit in and who can be trusted, not to mention if her world will ever be normal again…

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