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Colters' Woman (Colters' Legacy #1)

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  13,948 Ratings  ·  686 Reviews
Holly Bardwell is running from her past mistakes. Straight into the arms of the Colter brothers.

Colters’ Legacy, Book 1

Adam, Ethan and Ryan aren’t looking for women. They’re looking for a woman. One woman they know will share their lives and their beds. They’re losing hope they’ll find her, that is until Adam discovers Holly lying in the snow just yards from their cabin
Kindle Edition, Re-issue, 272 pages
Published March 25th 2010 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (first published 2006)
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Denise ~The Procrastinating Book Diva~

I know I am in the minority here, but I do not understand how anyone can read this book and rate it 5 stars!! I understand that this is erotic fiction but it should at least be somewhat plausible to retain a reader's interest; especially this one. In the first chapter the eldest brother finds Holly in a ditch and brings her to the cabin he shares with his 2 brothers - believable. They think finding her is fate and she may be "the one" - okay, also believable knowing they are looking for one woma
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
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This book is sooooo bad. It starts with an interesting idea but goes downhill fast. The poster child for the TSTL heroine is in this book. The brothers are moronic and it's totally unbelievable given the fact that the girl who's a virgin suddenly turns into this Debbie Does Dallas character. Bad writing all around.
Oct 14, 2008 Mahlet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of menage erotica
It was a very hot read, but I had a few issues. To say that the female lead Holly was stupid would be an understatement. Also, some of the storytelling was just a little unbelievable. At one point, I busted out a piece of paper and started making a list with 2 columns “Stupid/Pathetic” and “Unbelievable.” But Holly made a MAJOR turn-around for the better about two thirds of the way into the book, so I got over all of it :)

The Colter brothers have a family tradition going back at least several g
Jul 28, 2008 jenjn79 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: menage fans
Recommended to jenjn79 by: my GR friends
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book because there is such a varied opinion of it among my GR friends. Some loved it, some thought it was okay, others hated it.

Me, I ended up enjoying it quite a bit. I did roll my eyes a few times in the beginning when the brothers kept going on about "you're the one" and "you belong to us now" because it came off a little ridiculous, but it didn't annoy me too much. It just seemed a bit silly.

But overall, I didn't have any major problems with the book. I
May 31, 2015 P rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica, menage
อานไปนีกเบะปากหมันไสนางเอกไป คนอะไร มาเปนลมหนาบานพระเอกพอดี แลวกเจอหนุมหลอสามคนฉุดเขาไปปูยีปูยำ แตกอนอืนนางเอกกกัดปากเจอๆแลวบอกพระเอก(ทังสาม)วา ... ชากอนคะ !!! เดียนเวอรจินคะ ... (คนอานกรอกตาไปสามตลบ) คราวนีพระเอก(ทังสาม)กเริมแยงกันวาใครจะเปนคนแรกของนางเอก...แลวนัวเนียๆกันไปประมาณครึงเรืองไดมัง กตัดมาทีฉากนางเอกโดนลักพาตัว นางเอกกแบบ กรีดๆๆๆๆ ไมนะ นีฉันยังไมไดบอกรักผูชาย(ทังสาม)ของฉันเลย แลวนางกระพือขนตาเพือทีจะบอกพระเอก(ทังสาม)วา ไอเลิฟยู เบบี !! แลวนางกโคมาไปอีกสิบแปดตลบ

Apr 10, 2010 seton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Written April 9, 2010 -

Colters' Woman was reissued this week with a new "expanded ending and bonus material." There is also an excerpt for the upcoming ebook Colters' Lady ( For those who have already read the original 2006 version (and they are legion), I would say that the added material is not worth getting this again unless you are hardcore or have OCD. Like me! :-)

The expanded ending consists of one chapter added to the original story. The original
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Nov 04, 2010 Mollie *scoutrmom* rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: nobody
This book demonstrates the danger of picking something up at Half Price Books on instinct.

This book disappointed me on many levels. To begin with, the author, Maya Banks, needs to repeat fifth grade English class. The usage, spelling, and grammatical errors were a distraction from the flow of the story.

The premise was one of the only two things I did like about this book. A woman finds three men, brothers, to love her forever, take care of her, and protect her. Wouldn't that be cool? Too bad Ban
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Jun 30, 2015 Zoe rated it did not like it
TSTL virgin damsel in distress is rescued by three hot brothers who instantly decide they all love her/want her for their wife 'cause apparently that's the way they roll. They call her "doll" and "baby" before they even learn her last name or who she is, and have very cleverly choreographed inventive sex with her, which is perfect despite the fact she's a virgin and three other people are participating. Oh, and the brothers never touch each other while they are all having the four person sex des ...more
Feb 07, 2008 Daisiemae rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes Menage Books
Recommended to Daisiemae by: Amazon post
I admit I am not into reading the menage thing too much. This book had it's good and bad points.

Good: I thought the heroes could have all stood alone with their own book. Each brother was interesting, but honestly I would have liked their own book. Of course, this can't be since they are all sharing, and in love with the same woman.

Bad: I didn't like the heroine. I know she was on the run from her husband, but I thought she was weak. She didn't contribute anything to anybody. She sat around bei
Mar 23, 2009 Collette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story has been repeated several times around here so I won't bore you all with that but I will agree that the heroine caused my eyes to roll more times than I care to remember. Maybe I'm just not into the weak, can't-think-for-myself type of heroines in my books or maybe she just was extremely irritating but either way the brothers swooped in and saved the day. I loved them all with each of their different personalities. After all, if you are going to be tossed around among three gorgeous me ...more
Cherise Sinclair
Jul 10, 2010 Cherise Sinclair rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotic-romance
I wanted it longer, more development, and yet I couldn't put it down. The men are wonderful and I'd be perfectly happy taking all three home with me.
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Colleen (NerdyWoman) Kayter
I love all my friends here on goodreads. You're all so serious about reading! Goodness knows I'm intense and tend to over-engineer projects here and there, but sometimes...

Colters' Woman is a R-O-M-P (lotsa sex wrapped in a little storyline)! It takes a ridiculous situation, adds love-at-first-sight X 3, throws in a wimpy/wussy/whiny heroine for the 3 hunky brothers to fawn over, and then throws in an impossible life-or-death situation for suspense. At what point are we expecting to find a real
Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
I was up all night reading this God awful book. Lemme tell you something this chick has sex with three guys at the same time. And that's not the worst part. They are not some random dudes,no,in fact they are brothers(?!). I wanted to throw up. I like reading about some kinky stuff but this is beyond sick. The girl is (like) a virgin and the first shot she gets she ends up effing all of them. What a whore! Plus she was married to a mobster who wanted her for her money. Se ran away on her wedding ...more
Feb 27, 2014 HJ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, menage
reread 2/2014

One of my first permanent menage books, so will remain a favorite. And definitely my favorite of the entire series.

Not for those who find brothers married/having sex with the same woman icky, though. ^_~

Sep 25, 2015 Sara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Between 2.5 and 3 stars for me... the sex was HOT but not much depth in the story or characters.
It's just a fun quick read and nothing more.
The UHQ Nasanta
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When Adam Colter finds Holly lying in the snow, he knows he’s finally found the woman he’s been looking for and so do his brothers. For Adam and his brothers are looking for one woman to share their bed and their lives, like their fathers’ and grandfathers’ before them. Yet, despite the feelings raging inside Holly for the Colter men, she has a past that she can’t escape from. How can she accept her future, when she has so much trouble from her past that still haunts her?

Maya Banks is an author
DeadGirl Drama
Jun 25, 2010 DeadGirl Drama rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“A Quick, Romantic Read with a Twist of Ménage à Quatre“

The Plot: In this first book of Maya Banks’ Colters’ Legacy series, we meet the Colter brothers—Adam, Ethan and Ryan. Adam is the strong and domineering elder; Ethan is the more-sensitive middle-child and Ryan is the quiet, brooding youngest.

The brothers together run a hunting lodge in the Colorado mountains and have been waiting for a long time to find the right woman… yes, woman…
with whom to settle down and start a family. Due to some str
Jane Stewart
3.5 stars. Fairy-tale, fluffy, feel good. 3 men love and share 1 woman at the same time.

Three brothers have a family tradition. They want one woman to be a wife to the three of them. This was done by their grandparents and parents. Adam was interested in Lacey but the two brothers were not, so that relationship was stopped. Then Holly appears. All three men are immediately attracted to her and tell her about their family tradition. She is also attracted to the three of them, and they
Aug 09, 2010 Jan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, z-2010, menage

This is the first menage romance I've ever read, and I don't think it's really my thing. At the other hand, that also might have to do with the fact I didn't really like the characters in this story.

Holly is a a bit of a pushover, and she's stumbled into a situation she's totally unqualified to handle. Besides that she doesn't really have a character. Except the fact that the three brothers obviously find her attractive, I found it hard to understand what is what they found so appealing. She jus
Aug 14, 2014 dumbells rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If you wanted to see a perfect imitation of a sloth you’d have it in Holly. Except she is infinitely less endearing. Seriously, when is this bi*ch not tired, scared, doubting everything and crying her pretty little heart out. Women are not like that. I swear we’re not. We may have self-pitying moments, but like any self-reliant, self-respecting individual we power through it. We don’t need some muscled hunk carrying us around (though it is nice once in a while, but do it all the time and I’d jus ...more
Kathy Davie
Sep 21, 2011 Kathy Davie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, erotica
First in the Colters' Legacy erotic romance series set in the Rocky Mountains around a long-practiced family history of polygamy…in the lady's favor.

The Story
Terrified, Holly struggles to escape, desperate to put as many miles as possible between her and the man she married. The man she realizes she never knew. In retrospect, it's fortunate for Holly that one of the Colter brothers finds her almost frozen in a ditch just outside their cabin. Unfortunately for Holly, the brothers realize she is t
Laura V.
Yo no tengo drama cuando son dos chicos y una chica y ella se queda con ambos.

El drama comienza cuando son tres chicos y una chica y ninguno de ellos es bisexual (?) XD (Vale, en este no, porque son "hermanos"). Siento que uno sobra, y aquí es Ethan. Que podrá ser todo lo dulce que quiera pero es el que menos habla, mueve y aparece. Para tenerlo como secundario, mejor hubieran sido dos. Porque ni siquiera está bien perfilado.

Aquí el más fuerte es Ryan (*-*) y Adam.

Sinceramente, (view spoiler)
Okay, so, yesterday I bought this one on a whim since it was $1.99... and soon after regretted my impulse buy. Had to DNF this at 44%.

I'll admit, I wasn't sold on the premise for this one from the get go but I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt since it's Maya Banks. Unfortunately, I never could shake the whole Deliverance vibe.

Cue the dueling banjos.

If this had been set in a historical period where women were scarce - or a dystopian setting with the same lack of females issue - I migh
P.A. Lupton
Aug 29, 2012 P.A. Lupton rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Unfortunately, I couldn’t finish this book. I think this may have just been a personal taste—other people may really like it. Maya Banks is an excellent writer and I’ve never had an issue with her other books so I will keep reading her novels.

So, why didn’t I like Colter’s Woman? The romance developed WAY too fast. I mean, the heroes met the heroine while she was unconscious and decided she was the one. They were talking about marrying her before they’d even had a ten minute conversation with t
Is it weird that I was mostly bored? I was curious because I've enjoyed some of the work Banks has done for Hqn and thought I'd check out her erotica.

Granted, this isn't exactly my 'thing'. I can see the appeal of 3 guys devoted to your every desire in an erotic sense, but I can't suspend enough disbelief to buy the scenario long term. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe this is done in the real world. However, most men I know have no intention of sharing and I can't imagine that jealousy isn't rampant.

Mar 18, 2015 Pete rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: banks-maya
Colters’ Woman is book one of Colters’ Legacy by Maya Banks. I had seen this series and had thought it wouldn’t be one I would be reading because of the ménage aspect and the fact that one brother was not sufficient to satisfy a wife erotically. A GR friend dared me to read the series knowing of my proclivity to prefer one to one vs. multiples. I got grief because I was tolerant of Anita Blake puppy piles.

Maya does manage to weave interesting stories to surround steamy scenes with intrigue, act
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