Friday, April 23, 2010

Review: Linger by Maya Banks

Title: Linger
Author: Maya Banks
Published: May 04, 2010
Publisher: Samhain
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 267
Source: purchased via
Characters: Catherine Cullen-Wellesley, Logan Wellesley, Rhys Cullen, Emily Donovan, Taggert Donovan, Greer Donovan
My Rating:

Love can help broken spirits soar again…

Years ago, Greer and Taggert meant everything to Emily. Their cavalier rejection sent her into the arms of their youngest brother. Her angelic voice launches her to stardom—until tragedy shocks her into silence.

Grieving for their brother, Taggert and Greer take Emily back to Montana, determined to help her heal and find her voice again. Under the protective shield of their love, she begins to blossom. Then an old threat resurfaces. Now the men who love her face a fight for what they once threw away.

Stay With Me
Catherine hopes her announcement to the two men in her life—she’s pregnant—will be the perfect start to the vacation they promised her: two weeks on a Jamaican beach. No cell phones, no emails, no business. But when they blow her off for yet another “business emergency”, she packs her bags for her long-awaited vacation—alone.

When Logan and Rhys come home to an empty house, they realize two things: One, it was a mistake to take Catherine for granted. Two, they’re not willing to just let her walk out of their lives. Getting her back will be the toughest deal they’ve ever negotiated.

First off, I'd like to say that 'GD' was used so many times throughout this book that I lost count. I feel like this is the only curse word Maya knows.

Okay now that I've gotten that off my chest, on with the review. Linger is a anthology of two of Maya's previous ebooks, Stay With Me and Songbird. Trust me by the end of this book you'll never want to hear the words: GD, songbird, or sweet pea ever again.

Stay With Me
There's not much I can say about this one other than hot sex, but not much substance. I didn't like the heroine at all; she seemed to be too whiny and weepy. There were times when I honestly felt bad for her, and then there were time when I wanted to yell at her to do something about it if she was not happy with the status quo. I know that it's easier said than done, but I feel like there is only so much you can sit back and take from some one before you've had enough. The guys just kept making promises that they were not keeping until the very end when tradegy struck. I would have prefered the husbands to change their ways because they wanted to, not because it took a tradegy for them to see the light.

This story seemed to be a twist off of Stay With Me and Colters' Woman. I've never been a fan of books where the hero/heroine starts out married to one person and the ends up married to that person's sibling. If she had started out withall three siblings instead of her being married to one and then him dying and her getting with the other two it would have been fine. Instead it was just a little icky to me. But Maya hasn't wrote a sex scene I didn't like, so of caousre that part was on point. It was just the back story I did not like. Although I did enjoy one of the last chapters where Emily was speaking with Sean, but I won't get into that and spoil it for others. I have to say this one isn't one of my favorites.


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