Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Colter's Woman (Colter's Legacy) - A Review and A Contest

This is both a review and a contest.  This is a re-edited and revised version of the original Colter's Woman.  It includes an expanded ending and a new never before pulished short story sequel.  I will be giving away 3
copies of this e-book.

Author:                    Maya Banks 

Genre:                      Menage a Quatre

Purchase:               MBAM


From the Publisher:

Colters’ Legacy, Book 1

Holly Bardwell is running from her past mistakes. Straight into the arms of the Colter brothers.

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.

Adam knows she’s the one the minute he holds her in his arms, and as soon as his brothers see her, they know it too. The only problem is convincing Holly of that fact—and protecting her from the danger of her past.

My Review:
       First a confession, I have had the original Colter's Woman on my electronic tbr list for a couple of months but just had never made the time to read the book so this review is not going to be a comparison of the old versus the new but rather a look at this book and the included story only. 
     Holly is the female heroine of this story, she is a young woman who made a bad choice and is dealing with the consequences in the only way she knows how, running away.  She ran from California and ended up in Clyde, Colorado where her vehicle broke down and where she ended up literaly in a ditch feeling cold, wet and hungry.  Lucky for her, she ended up not far from Three Brothers Hunting Lodge, which was owned and operated by Adam, Ethan and Ryan Colter.  Holly is only 24 years of age and has lived a somewhat sheltered life.  She is also emotionally somewhat fragile at the beginning of this story.

     Adam Colter is going about a mundane chore when he finds Holly in a ditch near to their mailbox.  He is a complete alpha male but when he picks up Holly he recognizes that this is the woman that will change his life and the life of his brothers, if he can get them to accept her.  The Colter men have known for some time that they will share a woman instead of each brother having an individual spouse, they know that it will take alot of work and understanding on all of their parts but they want to follow in their family's tradition.  Adam is used to calling the shots and because of that he sometimes ends up hurting other's feelings but his character grows throughout the book and he does the best he can to curb his demanding nature.

     Ethan Colter is the nurturer of the group.  From the first time he sees Holly, he knows that she is the one that will fit in their group and sets about making sure that she is made comfortable and that Adam doesn't scare her away with his alpha tendencies.  He is also the brother who seems to get along with everyone the easiest. 

     Ryan Colter is the brother with the most emotional baggage.  He is a veteran of the Iraq war and was a POW for a short period of time.  He is haunted by his experiences from the war and although he recognizes that Holly is indeed the one for their quad partnership, he is at first somewhat of a standoff.  That soon changes.

     There is alot of action that takes place in this story and an evil villan that must be dealt with.  The villian is a person from Holly's past that she must eventually face on her own.  I really liked that aspect of the book because it showed that Holly grew as a character and was no longer so dependant on being taken care of.

     I really enjoyed reading this book and the freebie short story, "Callie's Meadow" that was included in this re-edited and revised version.  There is also the free sequel "Colter's Wife" being offered at the same time.  I am eagerly antipating the release of the next book in this series, "Colter's Lady", which will release on June 1, 2010. 

My Rating:  4.5 Stars     

Now for the contest portion of this post.  Please comment on whether or not you have read a book by Ms. Banks and what it is about her writting that appeals to your inner romantic.  I will be using Random.org to choose the winners.  You do not have to follow my blog, however, if you choose to do so you will get an extra entry into the contest.  The contest will end at 12:00 Noon CST on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at which time the winners will be announced.  Winners will have 72 hours to contact me at junegirl63@gmail.com to claim their prize.

In accordance with FTC regulations I am also disclosing that I did win an advance copy of this book from a contest by Ms. Banks.                                                    


  1. Yes, I have read many of her books. I love her writing. She has a little bit of everything in her books. I love her characters also. While I am reading I get lost into her books with her characters and all the twists and turns.

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  2. I love Maya's books ~~ and to be honest, it's hard to pick which I love the best!! But I'm going to have to go w/ Into The Mists ~~ I LOVE that book. I think she writes w/ incredible emotion ~~ I know when I pick up a Maya Banks book I'm going to FEEL what I'm reading. It's so easy to sink into the hero/heroines feelings. I love her hunky heros and spunky heroines, and am totally hooked on her Desires.

  3. I really love Maya's books. Brazen was my first one of many. I know when I pick up one of her books, that each of them is a keeper

  4. I have read several of Maya's books and have very much enjoyed them. Not only does she draw you into her world she creates characters that you want to read about. Her writing "voice" is one that appeals to me.

  5. I haven't read many of Maya's books--I do have a bunch on the TBR. From what I see, Maya hooks readers with a combination of appealing characters, rich emotional connections, and of course, heat! Who can resist both heat and heart?

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  6. Maya is one of my auto-buy authors and I especially love her Sweet series. Great erotic storylines, amazing sexual chemistry, a bit of humor, and at the core a wonderful love story.

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  7. I've started her books in the "Sweet series" and very much enjoy them. Her erotic romance is rich with emotional depth and her characters sizzle with chemical attraction. The love scenes are believable, sexy, steamy and its all done with care/love, not just sex.

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  8. I'm reading the Sweet Series too and love love love it... the characters are so real with doubts and misgivings. :D

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    Miranda ~ Sweet Vernal Zephyr
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  9. I haven't read any of Maya's books yet, but I have some on my TBR list. I love the blurbs to her books, they all sound great! I love that everyone seems to have a journey ahead of them, and I can't forget about the heat factor! Her books sound very HOT!
    Great review this sounds like a great remake!

  10. Oh and I'am now a follower!! :-)

  11. Maya Banks is an auto buy for me. I love her stuff. I have the original Colter's Woman and that was one book that I had to have in both ebook and print. I am dying to read the new version.

    I am now a follower. :-)


  12. I have read a few stories by Maya Banks. All of them are fantastic and I love the way she writes her characters.

  13. I have read many of her books, including the original of this one. I love how her writing sucks me in. Once I start one of her books, I don't want to stop til I'm done. I have been looking forward to this reissue with the new stuff added.

    I am now a follower. Changed from 9 to 10 when I signed up.

  14. I have read a few of Maya Banks' books. They are hot and she has great characters. Seducing Simon is one of my favorites.

    I am now a follower.


  15. I have read Maya...oh have I read. I love how she pulls you in and you can't but love her characters. I almost always shed at least one little tear everytime I read one of her books.

    Thanks for the contest! And I am a follower!