Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Title: Colter’s Woman
Author: Maya Banks
Publishing Date: 2006
Adam Colter goes out to check his mail and finds a woman in the ditch half frozen to death. He picks her up and carries her inside and proceeds to make sure she is all right. At first glance, he knows this is the woman he has been looking for. You see, he and his brothers, Ryan and Ethan have been looking for one woman to share their life and their bed with. They had almost given up hope when Adam finds Holly.
Holly is a recently wed woman who has just witnessed her new husband murder someone. On her wedding night she runs away without a plan and ends up in a strange house with not one, but three men who she finds herself attracted to. I have to say the premise of this book is a little far fetched to say the least.
Now I know that you are wondering why I still read the book if I already knew what it was about. Well, I read it for the fantasy factor. What woman wouldn’t want three hot hunks hungering after her all the time? Men who want nothing more than to fulfill every need and want she has. The fantasy was a supreme idea but the execution was a poor one.
The characters in the book were very one dimensional and had no real depth to them. As a matter of fact Ethan, the middle brother, was very forgettable. There was no building up of the relationship. You would also think that there would be some problems of jealousy or misunderstandings. There usually is in a normal relationship, so therefore you would expect one that involves one woman and three men to definitely have some issues. Unfortunately, that is not the case in this book. Everybody got along fine with no problems and there weren’t even petty little arguments between the brothers. I think they could have gone a long way to add a normalcy that was missing from this book.
If the characters could have come across as more like real people than a fantasy version of a person, then this book would have been a more engrossing read. As it stands now, it is just a lot of people humping, which was hot and inventive, but not enough so to give it a higher grade.