Sunday, March 30, 2014

Novel Review: Be With Me by Maya Banks

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5
Genre: Erotica/Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Heat (Penguin)
Release Date: 2008
Spoilers?: No.

Goodreads Synopsis:

She has a killer on her tail and three men in her bed?

An author who knows how to please turns up the Heat in a sizzling new novel of erotic suspense?

Hutch, Cam, and Sawyer were juvenile delinquents when they formed a friendship with the wealthy but lonely Regina. She felt loved for the first time in her life?by all three. Today she?s a police officer and wary of resuming her relationship with the hot trio?until an attempt is made on her life. When they jump in to protect her, an all-new bond is formed, one riskier than ever before because now a killer looms in the shadows.

The Cover:

I honestly like both of the covers for this book. The one above, while obviously embarrassingly erotic, I like the look of it. It's pretty, the colors work really well together, and it represents the book pretty well. (And it looks better in person.) The second one, while I'm not too sure how well it represents the book, is just overall kind of gorgeous. I love the lace, how pretty it is, the colors on it, and how non-embarrassing it is, while still obviously a romance; also, it looks really good on the physical edition, with that neat feel to it, and with it being a mass market paperback.


This was a surprisingly good Banks book for me, with a lot less sex than I thought there would be.
I really liked the friendship between the characters, the openness between them, and the way they worked through their problems. Sometimes they were a little hot headed and impulsive, in frustrating ways, but overall they were there for each other. It was obvious that they all loved each other, and that was nice. The camaraderie between them, even dis-including the romance, was really nice.
I liked each characters background and how they were developed, even though I do think more time on that would have been nice. The serious plot line was important, and not too much time was spent on it, which was nice. A lot of time was spent on the relationships, which I liked a lot. And the ending was very nice.
There wasn’t too much sex, and the sex there was, was very nice. Maybe a little vanilla for the most part, but nice, hot, with some variety.
Overall this was a pretty good, if a little average, of a read for me. And I hope to pick up another of Banks’ books in the near future.

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