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Sweet Possession

(Sweet #5)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  14,051 ratings  ·  529 reviews
She’s a singer who lives for the spotlight—and can’t resist her adoring fans…
Outrageous and out-of-control, Lyric Jones is a spoiled pop star who lives hard and fast, always outrunning her past and the nightmares that haunt her. She’s used to getting what she wants—groupies included—because she can’t stand to be alone. So in bed, it’s the more the merrier, even if it
Paperback, 310 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by Berkley Heat
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Jun 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of the series; Fans of erotic romance
Anyone expecting a typical Maya Banks read might be a bit disappointed with this one. This is a straight up erotic romance, with nary a hint of kink in it (okay, maybe the cupcake scene could be called kinky)! But there's no bdsm, no master/slave, no Dom or submissive in sight, no ménage, no handcuffs, no whips, floggers, etc., and no anal scenes). Is this really Maya Banks? You bet, and Sweet Possession is a pretty darn good read. Our hero Connor might be a bit "vanilla" sexually, but let me ...more
Jun 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This whole series has been based out of Houston Texas where I live so that makes it a bit more fun for me.

Connor seemed so sweet & carrying in the other books so I was ready to read his story.

This book was pretty exciting when it came to the suspense stuff but it was a bit predictable. I wished for a little more mystery.

Also the other books in this series were pretty much off the chart with sexy but this one was a little more subdued. I was all for that, since I don’t want them to all be
Tilly Slaton
Nov 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I have been looking forward to the story for Connor since he was introduced in the first book.

Connor can’t help himself. He sits around and watches his best friends falling in love and becoming whipped by the women in his life. His sister and her friends.

He doesn’t understand what the big deal is and couldn’t possibly fathom how they could have fallen so hard.

Working in security, Connor is forced (heheh) by his father, Pop, to work as a bodyguard to a pop diva, Lyrics. She has a super psycho
Apr 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011, favorites
I love this series. I can't get enough of it. While this isn't my favorite (Serena's will always be my favorite), it didn't let me down either. I read a few mixed reviews before reading this and I could see why some others would be disappointed by the amount of sex in this book (or the lack thereof). While we don't get as much as we normally see from Banks, I thought this was really well done. The tension was high and when they finally came together it was perfect. Atleast to me.

I liked Lyric
Sláinte Wanderlust
Overall rating 4 out of 5
Cover & Title – 4 out of 5
Favorite Line - “Snack?” Lyric asked hopefully. “It's not carrots or celery sticks is it?”
Faith's eyes twinkled and her smile broadened. “No, I made cupcakes.”
Lyric decided she was really a lesbian and immediately plotted to steal Faith away from Gray.
Favorite Character – Lyric

This book was a awesome. It had allsorts of emotion & drama, it fulfilled my book needs in a big way. I loved Lyric & Conner, they were such a fantastic
Aug 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2read2, fv-review
“You know, more women wouldn’t mind giving blow jobs if we could all have buttercream-flavored dicks.”

Do I have your attention yet??? If that didn’t pull you in, keep reading…

Connor Malone is a straight forward, to-the-point kind of guy. He takes his job at his pop’s security company and his relationship with family and friends very seriously. Pop Malone’s latest assignment for Connor is to serve as a bodyguard to bitchy, brassy pop start, Lyric Jones while she is on a two week vacation from
Apr 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: z-2011
A review for The Romance Reviews.

I've been waiting to see Connor Malone fall in love since the beginning of this series, but I have to admit, SWEET POSSESSION exceeded all of my expectations and was definitely worth the wait. Maya Banks has held me spellbound during this entire series, I was so happy that Connor and Lyric's story was no exception.

Connor Malone is the straight-laced guy of Malone and Sons Security. So, there's no way he'd be willing to be the bodyguard/babysitter for a spoiled
Jan 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: a-review-ish
Lyric Jones is a star. One with a serious attitude and a crappy reputation, but the girl can sing, and she knows how to entertain a crowd. When she comes to Houston for a couple of weeks of R&R, and one show, Connor Malone's firm is hired to protect her. Lyric doesn't know it, but she's been getting pretty serious threats to her life, and her record label is concerned for her safety. Lyric dislikes Connor the first time she sees him. He's demanding, bossy and a bit of a tight-ass. For his ...more
Sydney Leigh
Jan 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: done
Love the characters especially Connor.
He is quite different from the others (from the first 4 books of sweet) , he had different taste for S**.
which is somehow good.
Aside from that, I somehow love how the story runs from the start up to the half especially when
Lyric is bitching him out. Together with Connor's friends and family. They totally rock.
They really love to see Connor falls utterly inlove with Lyric.
What I don't like the book is the part where the progress of their love story is to..
C Joy
I'm so glad I didn't let my previous disappointment hinder me from reading this next installment in Maya Banks's Sweet series.

What I'm happy about is it started out as something promising since I mentioned before that Connor is the most vanilla of the men in here. It's such a breather from the dark and kinky sex. I noticed that Ms Banks alternated the vanilla and kinky in her novels, because I remember not really liking Damon and Serena's story that much.

This was really fun because there wasn't
May 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I will be the first to admit I wasn't too keen on the singer story line at all. It was an overdone concept really. But, and yes there is a BUT! I was rendered laughing my ass off, crying, and heart pounding shock from this book. I don't care how many people griped that it was too was perfect. Connor was so damn hard headed and bad ass. I had an issue about the falling aspect with him. He was back and forth as was she, but somehow it all seemed to come together with copious amounts ...more
Jul 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This was the conclusion to the Sweet series and I loved it. It was nothing like the rest of the series in that it had no kink or BDSM at all in fact I wouldn't even class it as erotic but it did have some very sexy/steamy scenes in it.

I adored Connor, he was everything I hoped he would be which made the story all that much better. He was initially a bad ass with Lyric but soon saw past her bad girl facade and realised that she was a soft and decent person underneath. He was so understanding and
Oct 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: banks
This book was just ok. What gave it the 4 star rating was the interaction between the girls. Those parts were downright hysterical. And then when you have all those girls together naturally their men come in. And you get Damon and Micah. Sigh.

The rest of the story was slow. Connor is so very vanilla just like he said. After reading Micah's book this just wasn't even close. Hopefully Banks will go back to writing like Micah and Damon with Cole's book coming out next.

And the "bad guy" part was
Mandi Schreiner
Mar 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Sweet Possession is the very first book I have ever read by Maya Banks. I know, I know, I’ve failed in the Maya Banks department! I really like this book because Maya Banks does such a nice job with the heroine, Lyric. Lyric is famous, wealthy, and surrounded by people she doesn’t trust in her life. When Connor becomes head of her security (a job he sooooo doesn’t want) there is immediate dislike between them. But as the reader, you realize that deep down Lyric isn’t really the bitchy, defensive ...more
Aղցela W.
I loved Connor and Lyric story. Sooo good. Lyric's wild antics and Connor's. Connor is the last of his friends to remain single. He has sat back and watched and laughed as every one of them has fallen like a rock for their wives. When he gets assigned to be Lyric Jones' bodyguard, he wants nothing to do with the rock star. It's dislike at first sight for them both, except for the huge spark between them. Lyric doesn't understand why she needs a bodyguard when she already has two of them. Her ...more
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
3.5 Stars

That sounds pretty harsh, huh? It's not that I didn't like this book. It was romantic and sweet, with just a touch of... not action, but mystery, and a good dose of humor. It just didn't belong in the Sweet series in my opinion. It's not what I was expecting out of this particular series.

Connor fell a bit flat for me, maybe too vanilla? Lyric was an entertaining character, she portrayed a good pop-star diva. Her interactions with the girls were really funny. I loved when they all got
Smut Junkie
I don't want to sound terribly redundant, so I'll just refresh your memory....I LOVE THIS SERIES! I have to say that Lyric is a little annoying at first, but you just KNOW that there is a reason for her obnoxious behavior. I think it's a pretty damn good reason, so it's all forgiven. Connor is one of those guys that is in all the books, but his role is not really all that big, so it was great to get a story just about him. LOVE HIM. And I enjoyed his determination and patience in his pursuit of ...more
4.5 stars rounded up. This book started out a little rocky. Our first introduction to the heroine, Lyric, paints her in just about the worst light possible. She’s a spoiled, sexually promiscuous brat who has no problem making out with random guys in front of everyone she works with. The hero, Connor, judges her harshly at this first meeting and frankly I was right there with him. I came close to popping out the audiobook CD right then and there. I disliked Lyric that much.

But gradually as things
Sweet Possession
by Maya Banks
#5 Sweet
Audio narrated by Caroline Winter

Connor Malone is hired to serve as a temporary bodyguard to pop star, Lyric Jones. Lyric has a reputation for being a wild child so the two bump heads immediately because Connor is all business and wants her to take her safety seriously. They are forced by circumstances to be glued to each other 24/7 until the danger of a possible stalker passes so Connor is given the opportunity to see Lyric's true personality, which is
Oct 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
First posted at

*Sigh* I love this series. It’s filled with characters you want to hang out with. And of course, it has Damon in it…even though this isn’t a book about Damon, he’s still in it and that’s enough for me. But enough about Damon *swoon*. Let’s get talking about Connor and Lyric.

Connor has appeared in every book in this series and yet has remained ‘the mystery character’ that whole time. What do we know? He is Faith’s brother and Pop’s son. He
4 stars

This was a very good story. I liked Lyric and Connor (although I wanted to kick Connor in the balls at first) and their story was quite enjoyable.

Lyric is a very talented singer and has made it big as a pop star. Lyric had a really messed up childhood and it has made her afraid to be alone while also making sure that she didn't trust anyone around her. Lyric has let other people run her life, especially her jerk of a manager, but recently she's felt the need to change her life (like the
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Jul 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Connor is the last of his friends to remain single. He has sat back and watched and laughed as every one of them has fallen like a rock for their wives. When he gets assigned to be Lyric Jones' bodyguard, he wants nothing to do with the rock star. It's dislike at first sight for them both, except for the huge spark between them.

Lyric doesn't understand why she needs a bodyguard when she already has two of them. Her record company is insistent that there are threats being made against her, and
Willow Brook
Apr 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very enjoyable Bodyguard type story where a pop diva is being threatened and needs extra protection, Lyric and Connor instantly dislike each other yet just as instantly fall in lust. She decides he is a judgmental stick in the mud jackass and he thinks she is an out of control, spoiled star who expects to be catered to. They're both right to a certain extent, but of course both missing so much more that each person is. I found the love story convincing and Lyric's music world lifestyle ...more
Oct 25, 2010 rated it liked it
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Taryn Elliott
May 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

What a great book! I'm a little hit or miss when it comes to Maya Banks books. I tend to stay on the sweeter side of her backlist. I'm not so much into the D/s lifestyle. This one was pure erotic romance with a bit of suspense.

I gotta say the Bodyguard trope is a fave of mine and this one delivered.
I like that Lyric wasn't interested in playing the you-can't-tell-me-what-to-do-so-i'm-going-to-do-epically-stupid-things-because-i-can. So it was a nice change in that regard.

I really
Oct 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book is really good, but not for the romance and not for the sex....but for the friendship between the girls. I really felt like relationship and the sex had very little zing, but all the fun was between the girls. I have read all of the previous books and felt like they have been moving away from the relationship between the couple and more and more about the ladies and this relationship that they are building. Ironically, there is not mention of the ladies in the first book and the ...more
Cyn Mistress Kitty
Ahhhhhhh, I loved this story. I wanted so to see straight laced, stick up his ass Conner get his and I wasn't disappointed. Lyric, wild girl, in your face was perfect for him. Her story and what she went through made me cry. Talk about some baggage. Yikes.
After the other stories with all there kink, it was nice to read some plain vanilla sex scenes. Lol
God I laughed so hard when the women got together and got drunk especially the skinny-dipping pool scene. I loved to see all my favorites back
Nov 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
Another great addition to the Sweet series. I really liked Conner and Lyric's story.. But I have to say my favorite parts (view spoiler)
I really like how she had everyone from all the previous books in this one and even some POV from them..
Dec 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!! Life may throw curveballs but in the end you get what you deserve.... a singer with the world at her feet , a guy with a strong family and a great career are thrust together to find a common ground!
Kathy Davie
Fifth in the Sweet erotic romance series and revolving around the family and friends involved with Malone and Sons Security (or The House!) and based in Houston. The couple focus is on Lyric Jones and Connor Malone.

My Take
This one was a lot tamer than the first four. I'd call this a sexy romance as opposed to the earlier very erotic stories. It doesn't start well for Connor. He can't stand the singer, but he may well have some of those control urges the others enjoy. The way he reacts to the
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Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today and international bestselling author of over 50 novels. A wife and mother of three, she lives in Texas.

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