July 2, 2011

Review: Colters’ Lady by Maya Banks

Colters' Lady (Colters' Legacy) Colters’ Lady (Colters’ Legacy, book 2) by Maya Banks

Genre: Contemporary Romance (Erotica)

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.

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


With the first book, Colters’ Woman, it felt as if the sex scenes took over and left the remaining plot threads unwoven.  I wanted to feel like the plot and the resulting sex actually went together, instead of the book relying on the foursome. The promise was there for the first book, and I wanted to hold onto that promise.

Lily has been living on the streets in Denver for three years.  She's just trying to survive and forget the sins of her past.  That’s when Officer Seth steps in to save Lily.  Immediately he knows she's the one for him and he's taking care of her no matter what.  Then Seth's other two brothers (Dillon and Michael) meet her, and none of them want to live with out her.

Now, I'll be the first to admit they hook up pretty quick in this book.  But things are handled much better then the first one.  The three brothers never thought they would all share the same woman, and they actually have a tough time accepting it.  For the page count, I think Banks did an excellent enough job. (After all there's a certain amount of un-reality you have to expect with a 4 way love story.) 

The crowning point for this story was that characters from the old books were involved.  The Dad's (Adam, Ethan, and Ryan), Holly (leading lady from the last book), and three brothers' sister Cassie.  Even other side characters had roles to play.  It was completely heartwarming seeing the dynamics of the family and I appreciated developing other characters besides the 4 main ones.  Namely Cassie, by the time the book was over I was beyond ready for her tale.

In the end this isn't perfect, it's a short book and it's an unrealistic fantasy.  Knowing all this Maya Banks pulls Colter's Lady off wonderfully.  Lily falls in love with the brothers, and deals with her pasts horrors so that we can really be involved with the love story. (In fact, I cried really hard at Lily’s past and her “sins.”)  Each brother has a unique personality and this time I could actually pick a favorite (Dillon!).  The reader gets to enjoy the family dynamics of such a crazy family and get to see their favorite characters again.

Sexual content:  Explicit sex, multiple partners, graphic language, and foursomes!!

Rating: 4/5- Great! Really enjoyed it.

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