I'm sad the series is over. But absolutely one of my favorite series in the shifter genre! I will miss them all. Can't wait for whatever RR has in sto...moreI'm sad the series is over. But absolutely one of my favorite series in the shifter genre! I will miss them all. Can't wait for whatever RR has in store for us next!!(less)
I was waiting for Tony's story for so long. I loved it. And I totally identified with her. She was new yet curious and wanted to learn everything. He...moreI was waiting for Tony's story for so long. I loved it. And I totally identified with her. She was new yet curious and wanted to learn everything. He was wonderful. It was great to connect with the rest of the group too!(less)
Holly basically fell in to the hands of these three wonderful brothers and they all fell in love with her and knew she was theirs. It worked that way...moreHolly basically fell in to the hands of these three wonderful brothers and they all fell in love with her and knew she was theirs. It worked that way in their family and they were determined to make her their own forever.
I read this book a while back when it first came out. It was the first menage type story I had ever read. It is still probably one of my favorites. This version of the newly released "Colter's Legacy" is such a treat. Obviously its the same story but Maya added on a few extra chapters and just made us love this family even more!! Each brother is so special in his own way. She loves them each individually and they all adore her. It goes without saying that the love scenes are FANTASTIC!!! Not just sexy, but so romantic and passionate. Like, this was a special gift Maya Banks gave us with this book. Even with the most talented of authors, it doesn't always happen like this. That one special "gem" that shines above others. This is simply a precious story and a truly wonderful book.
I simply cannot wait until Colters' Lady comes out. (less)
I think the synopsis of this book really explains the story very well. I'm not quite sure how to explain how this book affected me. This is a pretty r...moreI think the synopsis of this book really explains the story very well. I'm not quite sure how to explain how this book affected me. This is a pretty raw look at the world of D/s as experienced by a brand new participant, as the heroine, Elizabeth is. She was always so in control of her life, so she thought. She wanted to really understand it and let go and let herself experience it fully. Her controlling tendencies really warred with her need to submit. It is something that really resonated with me. The secret need to give up control but, at least in the beginning stages of it, one just can't seem to reconcile your strong nature to seemingly give in to someone else's complete dominance and control. And in this case, we have Cole who is genuinely in love with her and wants to share this 'exchange of power' with her to enhance their relationship. He's very serious about it; its not just a play game he likes to do once in a while. He feels Elizabeth is his soul mate and wants to bring her completely to his level of understanding. It was touching and beautiful, really. However, it made me cringe at times. I was constantly putting myself in her position and asking myself how I might react to the scenario being played out;..... could I follow orders to the letter so well?.... could I be as obedient as I needed to be?..... wouldn't it be difficult to 'humble' myself so completely and accept punishments as needed? I have to admit, there were moments in the beginning stages of her training where I might have thrown in the towel or at the very least, thrown a huge fit, even though secretly I would still want to do it. There really is a delicate and fine balance to be learned in a lifestyle such as this. The story was told in a way that was understandable for everyone. I loved it. Intriguing ending too.... thats all I will say... (less)
With this author it is usually a no-brainer 5-stars for me. I love the way she thinks so therefore her writing style is typically very satisfying for...moreWith this author it is usually a no-brainer 5-stars for me. I love the way she thinks so therefore her writing style is typically very satisfying for me.
I've been waiting to find out what Raven's story was going to be like. She's always been a hard-ass and I knew there were reasons why. But I still disliked her sometimes in past stories. She really came through more real in this book. She and Jonah were very well matched. It was disconcerting to see her emotion and vulnerability since she's always hidden it so well.
Always love to reconnect with the family and past characters! This was a fantastic story as usual. I absolutely loved how she put the smack-down on anyone who gave her a hard time. She wasn't afraid of Jonah's snobby family and she gained respect from them. Love the Warner brothers... are we going to morph into a Warner sibling series? Would love it!! Keep 'em coming!! (less)
Ok, I agree with one of the previous reviews that said it was super sugary sweet and over the top lovey dovey... BUT, I still loved it. The Colter fam...moreOk, I agree with one of the previous reviews that said it was super sugary sweet and over the top lovey dovey... BUT, I still loved it. The Colter family is that way too (for all you Maya Banks lovers out there).
I really enjoyed the story. Beyond the beautiful love story and amazing teams and families, there was still lots of action and suspense. To say it is all realistic I'm aware would be silly. But who cares. Its the fantasy world we love to read about and I thoroughly enjoyed connecting again with the whole KGI gang and cant wait for the next one. I'm soooo looking forward to another Kelly brother falling on his knees in love with a woman!... I enjoy the other team members' stories too but I've been missing those brothers as well.
Don't miss this series. Maya Banks is truly talented and her stories are some of my all time favorites!(less)
Loved it! Two people who realized their bond early on and worked together to free her sister. Very romantic, lots of sexy vampire love, evil villains...moreLoved it! Two people who realized their bond early on and worked together to free her sister. Very romantic, lots of sexy vampire love, evil villains and loyal friends. Lots of great secondary characters and tons of potential for more stories in the future. When is the next one?!
These are usually easy 5's for me. I love the world of New Species that LD has built. What woman wouldn't want her species mate to want her, desire he...moreThese are usually easy 5's for me. I love the world of New Species that LD has built. What woman wouldn't want her species mate to want her, desire her, need her so much that they are cherished beyond all reason...? These species are crazy in love with their mates and can't stand to be apart from them for long. They need to have their scent all over them. They are beautiful and buffalicious! Super strong and yet marshmallowy soft in between.
Moon's story is so sweet and tragic. I love how she shows up to help him at all cost and admits her love for him. Even in his "crazed" state of mind he was reaching for her and it was very emotional. Its always great to see the other characters again and see how they are doing. I love Justice and how understanding he is with Moon and his behavior. These are special people and its sweet, yummy, hilarious, hot and just plain fun to read about how they are learning and evolving in their new world. Love it!(less)
I think that, yes, Will's ploy to get Mac was a little juvenile but she needed a shock to wake her up. Sometimes the females in these books can be soo...moreI think that, yes, Will's ploy to get Mac was a little juvenile but she needed a shock to wake her up. Sometimes the females in these books can be soooo stubborn. Sometimes the males can too. And the authors dont always handle it in the way that it should be done. In this case I can see why he had to resort to desperate measures. I loved this story. Loved every bit of it!! (less)
To those reviewers who seemed to wonder why it was a bit confusing because this is the first book they read in the series.... read them in order if yo...moreTo those reviewers who seemed to wonder why it was a bit confusing because this is the first book they read in the series.... read them in order if you don't want to be confused! These books rock! I've followed all of Lauren Dane's series and the continuity and detail is near perfect!
I just have to say.... Molly Ryan is a badass, rockin, awesome heroine. She was my total hero in this book! She was strong and confident and fearless and an amazing addition to the Owen clan. I just could not stop cheering for her. She was such a great character. I felt empowered every time she got in front of someone and tore them apart with her clever rhetoric. Props to the author for crazy good dialogue and detail. Along with all her strength was a woman who was soft hearted and vulnerable around the edges. She held it together when she needed to and had to learn to let it go when she needed to let someone else step in and take care of her too. Gage was a perfect match for her. She could stand up to him and hold her own with him. I absolutely loved their chemistry and of course their sexy love scenes. I haven't read a story with a couple so well matched in a long time. She could easily put him in his place, even when she was hurting but also be open and receptive to him as well. She wasn't one of those irritating stubborn females that dig their heels in to the bittersweet last two pages of the book. LD's characters connect early on and work their way through their bumps in the road all along the way. Its a much more enjoyable ride.
Always great to connect with the rest of the characters from past stories and can't wait for future books as well. One of my favorite lines, "...But your right and I'm sorry for being such a jerky dookie head."... Priceless stuff. So many laugh out loud paragraphs I had to highlight them in my Kindle. Dont miss this whole series, just start with book 1!!(less)