Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Colter's Woman

Title: Colter’s Woman
Author: Maya Banks
Publishing Date: 2006
Genre: Erotic
Rating: C
Sensuality: Burning

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.


ames said...

LOL It's funny how tastes can be so similar in one way and then so different in another. :P

Chantal recommended this to me a while ago and I enjoyed it. I understand what you mean about Ethan. Ryan sticks out for me the most.

Holly said...

How funny that you posted this today, because just last night I started working on my own review of it.

I think the idea of three men sharing a woman w/o jealousy issues is a fascinating idea, and just the sheer fantasy of it was good for me.

I agree that Ethan especially was one dimensional, and I have no idea why the Sheriff (deputy?) was brought into the mix. Her and Holly acting like HS girls over Adam was kind of pointless, IMO.

I think the weakest part of the story was the mystery plot, though. It was just too odd how it ended. And that whole separation thing ruined it for me.

Jill D. said...

Ames, I really wanted to like this one, I did. I guess I just had to cynical an outlook for this book.

Holly, I was looking for other reviews of this book and couldn't find any. I did come across a post on your blog about you acting out one of the scenes to see if one of the brothers would have been teabagging the other brother. That post totally cracked me up! I will be curious to read your review.

Holly said...

Yikes. What a thing to be known for. "Oh, you know Holly, she's the girl who acted out that one scene from Coulters' Woman to see if there was teabagging involved."

It was a hoot, tough. =)

If I can get it written, my plan is to post it over the weekend.

Kate said...

Jill, your review had me giggling out loud around the depths of my head cold :) I'll stay away from this one.