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Colters' Woman (Colters' Legacy #1)

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  10,461 ratings  ·  542 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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UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...
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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
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.
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
Oct 14, 2008 Mahlet rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  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
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
Feb 07, 2008 Daisiemae rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  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
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Mollie *scoutrmom*
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
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
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.

She proceeds to take baths and have threesomes with brothers. Takes more baths. Has more thre
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

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
Dead Girl Drama
“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
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?

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Zemira 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
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. ^_~

Cherise Sinclair
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.
This is just seriously messed up. I should learn to pick my books better.
Dahlia (yadkny)
Apr 23, 2010 Dahlia (yadkny) rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: m/f/m/m Lovers
This is a short story set after Colters' Woman and Colters' Wife. By now Holly, Adam, Ethan, and Ryan have been married for 8 years and have 3 little boys (from Kindergarten to 3rd grade). This was a really short but sweet story geared more towards the interaction and family dynamics between Holly and all of her men. The boys were adorable in how they look after and love their mama and how different in personality they each are, but it is easy to see which one is most like which of their dads. Y ...more
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
This is a very hot ménage romance about three sexy brothers and their woman. When the oldest brother Adam finds Holly unconscious in the snow and carries her inside his house, he instantly feels attracted to her, very attracted. It’s every woman’s dream to have a man, just one man, feel that strongly for her. But this lucky lady does not only arouse the sexual feelings of this one man, but also those of his two equally hot brothers, Ryan and Ethan. Three men are already lusting after her while s ...more
Brenda (b)
I read the revised/reissued version of this book. It had the erotic scenes that I've come to anticipate in the author's work. And keeping in mind it's first and foremost an erotic romance, I was satisfied with the intrigue surrounding Holly's disastrous marriage and subsequent divorce from Mason, even though it wasn't too deep or complicated. I found each of the brothers interesting and they all had distinct personalities that I thought worked well together. I know in previous reviews (all the o ...more
Rated 4.5 Stars

So i'm just going to put it out there right off the bat, I loved Colter's Woman by Maya Banks. Loved! Unlike some reviews i've seen i decided not to focus on how fast the characters got together and instead took it from the prospective of instant love at first sight, and with that the book worked a lot better for me without being distracted with the fastness of the relationship.

Three brothers, all gorgeous and rugged and out doors types (you just know they can chop logs all sexy
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
This is one of those books that make me wonder at myself. As in, "Why Shannon, why?" I've read more than a few of Banks' erotic romance novels, and there's been at least one that I absolutely loved, but this was one of her early e-books and the writing is pretty bad.

The premise is simple: a trio of brothers who are fated (!) to share one woman between them - just like their fathers did, and grandfathers before them - one morning find a woman unconscious in the snow outside their home in the foot
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
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
When Adam Colter finds an unconcious woman out in the snow in front of his cabin, he quickly whisks her up and heads to his brothers to help the fragile woman who looks like she has been beaten. With Adam, Ethan and Ryan watching over her, they quickly realize this is the woman they have been waiting for, she is the one.

This is a fantastic story. My favorite of the brothers is Ryan who although has a haunted past, has a tender vulnerability that really grabs you.
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