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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  2,509 ratings  ·  63 reviews
The voice of an angel, a husband who loved her-she had it all...until a tragedy took it away. A Linger story. They called her their Songbird, but she was never theirs. Not in the way she wanted. The Donovan brothers meant everything to Emily, but rejected by Greer and Taggert, she turned to Sean, the youngest. He married her for love, and she loved him, but she also loved ...more
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Published September 1st 2009 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (first published August 15th 2009)
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Best Ménage Fiction
161st out of 807 books — 1,013 voters
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Holly
*If you're planning to read this book you had best get used to all the flying bird references now. So I'll do my best to break you in ;)*

Growing up in Montana with a strict conservative father was difficult for Emmy, especially when all she wanted to do was spread her wings and sing her heart out. Emmy used to escape to the Donovan Mountain Pass Ranch whenever she was able to sneak past her disapproving father and within the protective bubble of the Donovan brothers, Emmy nurtured her childlike
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Erotic Horizon
3.75 Stars

The Donovan brothers have come into the city for one thing and one thing only - to get Emily their songbird.

Emily is hiding from not only the here and now but also from her dead husband’s brothers. After making some harsh choices years earlier she is now feel guilty and like she has nothing let – Taggert and Greer have found her to prove her wrong.

The brother are torn about a decision they made years ago and know they have to make it right and do it now. With Emily care and well being
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Janna
I’ve read a few books by Maya Banks before and I liked them most of the times. The first ménage romance I read was her Colters’ Woman, I think. That was a hot read that I enjoyed quite a bit. Songbird is another one of her ménage stories. Again it involves some hot ranching brothers. Originally there were three siblings, like in Colters’ Woman, but in this story one of them died an early and violent death. He was the one who was married to the heroine, Emmy. She loves all three of the brothers b ...more
Oleta Blaylock
While this story is short, Ms Banks packs a lot into it. I would also suggest that you keep some tissues handy because their are several moments that will have you crying. I do wish there had been a little better explanation for why the bad guy did what he did. I know that in real life there isn't always a reason but in fiction it is nice to know why. I enjoyed this book very mush. Ms. Banks is a wonderful writer and all her work reflects her amazing talent.
Dre
I liked the story, but I was a little confused because I don't see how after losing her husband and locking herself in her apartment for a year and being pretty much numb and not really living just going through the motions, Emily could go back home with her ex-husband's brothers, and suddenly after two days she's ok and having sex with them?! I know she's always loved them all, but just a little odd to me.
Aimee (Coffee Table Reviews)
Maya Banks just has a way with crafting a great story. I just loved this. It encompassed every emotion while not making it seem fake or stretched or too fast. I wanted to cry through most of this, and while most of the time I hate that, but this was just so heartfelt that I had to keep reading. I wanted to see Emily get her happily ever after and to be able to live again. Wonderful story.
Sarah
Loved this story. It has such heartbreak. In start u have a broken women slowly killing herself after the death of her husband, which she feels is her fault. When her two brothers in law find her and come n get her the story really starts to hear up. With emotions and passion flying everywhere this is a lovely sexy book with the best HEA. If u like maya banks u must get this story n read it.
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Lo sò, lo sò che poi non devo lamentarmi se continuo a leggere menage anche se non mi piacciono, ma mi faccio sempre "irretire" dalle trame...uff!
La Banks scrive bene, riesce a creare gioiellini come la serie KGI, ma quando passa all'erotico non mi emoziona alla stessa maniera. La storia non sarebbe male ma lo svolgimanto manca di sostanza (anche perchè i tre passano più tempo a trom**re che a parlare!). La protagonist
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Amber
This was a solid three stars until the reveal of the villain. If we'd had 20 more pages of story, something to (view spoiler) IDEK but it was just too abrupt. I mean, yeah, I totally didn't see it coming. I liked that part. But I needed more about the villain. It could have come after the reveal. That's what monol ...more
Whitney (Shooting Stars Reviews)
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Songbird begins with Emmy still numb from her husband's death. She hasn't really been living at all the past year just existing and going through the motions. It all changes when her husband's two brothers come to take her back home to help her heal. The thing is she been in love with both of them for as long as she was in love with her husband. But this time they are willing to try a relationship to get her back with them. After a lot of pain and headac
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Angela Noviana
Ceritanya dimulai dengan kematian Sean, suami dari Emmy, yang mencintai diri wanita itu apa adanya walaupun sebenarnya Emmy mencintai pria-pria keluarga Donovan (Taggert, Greer, dan Sean) sama rata.

Dulu, Emmy berharap dia dapat keluar dari rumah ayahnya. Dengan tiket lolos dari lomba menyanyi dan diajak untuk membuat album oleh seorang produser, Emmy menyatakan cintanya kepada ketiga saudara Donovan itu (tanpa Sean, pria itu lagi pergi entah ke mana), tapi dia malah ditolak oleh Taggert dan Gree
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Amanda Sheila
Well, it's not so bad.

She loves them all, but Taggert and Greer she loves the most. But when Emily proposed to have a relationship with both of them, they rejected her. Heartbroken, the youngest, Sean, asked her to marry him. And she said yes, not only because she loves him too, but also it's the only way to escaped her abusive father. But accident happen and it left Emily alone. Weak, giving up and running away, Taggert and Greer determined to get her light and her heart back. They made mistak
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Judith
A very readable and romantic story, right in the Maya Banks menage genre, of a woman who is devastated by the murder of her husband, a man who had rescued her from an abusive father and who had been the love of her life--along with his two brothers. Problem: Seth's two brothers had rejected her love, sending her home to a father that beat her for loving them and who believed her love of anything other than folk or religious music to be sinful. Now she is a grieving and broken woman, sick in soul ...more
Candace
A nice book. I would have liked to have seen more on the back story on this one and Emily's relationship with Sean. While the book tells us a little bit about it, a couple of chapters telling us about Emily & Sean after they got married and left the ranch would have been nice.

All together the book was good. There was enough action/suspense to keep me interested in the plot, not just the romance.

I always enjoy a good Epilogue where we get to see the characters farther down the line and this
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Gemma
I'm gonna start by saying that this will be the 11th maya banks book I've read and I have loved the other 10 but this was just awful I hated the characters I hated the story lines even the smut was rubbish is this someone posing as Maya cus it's just absolute dross sorry
Patti
A weird triangle, or rectangle, but it kinda worked.

Just seemed odd that Emily was married to Sean, grieving the hell out of him when he died, yet thought very little of throwing off her grief to take up with his brothers.
Jamie Owsley
I'm a huge Maya Banks fan, although this isn't my favorite book it was a decent read for a rainy day. I give it 3 stars
Mspink
I think the synopsis pretty much summarizes what this story is about. I can't tell you what a heart warming and yet heart wrenching book this was. The gut deep pain these characters were experiencing due to the loss of their brother and Her husband. She loved all of them so much. It was palpable. These men absolutely adored Emmy and all of them were dealing with alot of guilt for their own reasons through the years. It was a beautiful tale of love and coming to terms with life and how it is so u ...more
Audrey
I'm not a fan of this ménage, especially considering it included brothers. Not my thing. Once this got to the ménage part I quickly skimmed to finish it up.
Cara
I couldn't even finish it ... Usually a fan of Maya Banks but this was pretty bad.
Milly
Only managed to finish it by speed reading.
Susan
Typical, but ever enjoyable, Maya Banks
Melissa Rodriguez
I did enjoyed this book!
Nichole ~Bookaholic~
3.5 Stars

While well written, not a favorite for me...Emmy was just too much of the "lost woman", while some of her being lost was very understandable she was still a bit too much of a damsel in distress for me....and while there is a "mostly" happily ever after it is also incredibly sad, especially since it took breaking Emmy's heart and then losing their brother for Taggert and Greer to realize how wrong they were.....
Tam
I read this awhile ago and promptly forgot about it because it was ... ridiculous.

She was so fragile to me and the idea of brothers sharing someone ... I don't know, I don't want to buy it, especially these boys. And the fact that she's their other brothers widow. Ick.

Ick ick ick ick!

Not something I really enjoyed reading, and I'm generally a fan of Maya Banks.
Tala
I love Maya Banks. She's done it again! This was well written and a wonderful story. Have some tissue ready. I can't decide if I like this better than or just as much as her Colter's books. This is the story of a woman learning to love and live again and of two brothers learning to love despite societies view on "normal and acceptable".
Laila
No! Just no... I thought this story was stupid and rediculous. I'm always one to finish a book, no matter if I like it or not, but I was really tempted to set it down and never look at it again after the first two chapters. If it wasn't such a short story I probably would have. I deleted it from my kindle. Hate I'm being mean... but no!
Vikki Vaught
A bit disappointed. I've read several books by this author and enjoyed all of them. This heroine was so wimpy. All she did was cry through most of the story. The story line wasn't strong either. I like to find something good to say about all the books I read. This one was well-written, but just didn't enjoy the story that much.
Antoinette the Book Junkie
I must say that Banks seems to love her multi partner relationships. This one has a different spin on it that makes you want to cry (just a little). It's all good with me because she makes them so very HOT!!! and oh so STEAMY!!!. Makes a girl wish to be so cherished , be loved and desired.
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