Callie Colter once chased sunsets all over the world. Until Max. Together they were a perfect storm of desire, and she reveled in the beautiful burn. Then he disappeared, and the betrayal drove her home to lick her wounds. Who knew he’d have the gall to show his face in her brother’s bar. Max Wilder figures he deserves Callie’s right hook to the jaw, but it changes nothing. He had his reasons for pursuing her across Europe, for making her fall in love with him. But when she took everything he gave and offered more, she changed all the rules. He had no choice in leaving her, but now he’s back. This time for the right reasons. Callie is angry and hurt but powerless against Max’s relentless onslaught. He’ll settle for nothing less than her complete surrender - and her love. Only when she’s back in his arms will he be truly happy. And the damning truth can stay safely tucked away. Except the truth has a way of creeping to the surface, and now Max is out of second chances.
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Devotee of multi-tasking, keen gardener and cross-stitcher. Now able to do both AND listen to stories at the same time. Bliss.
The first two books of this series has involved a relationship between one woman and three men. This time, the story revolves around Callie, the daughter of the Colters from the first book and the sister to the Colters in the second book. Callie is a free spirit, very independent, but she has returned to her family subdued and heart broken after her love affair with Max Wilder ends. Max, after realising he has made a big mistake at letting Callie go, pursues her again but has a secret that could destroy their happiness.
The exploration of a submissive one on one relationship between Callie and Max is a nice change of pace in this series, and Freddie Bates is a wonderful narrator just perfect for this story. His gruff tones are great for Max, and his lighter, higher voice for Callie and the other female characters isn't grating. Worth a credit? I'd have been happy to spend a credit on this, but it was more economic just to pay for it and save my credit on other more expensive titles.
I enjoyed this story so much, I've listened to it a few times, I really like Freddie Bates narration. Some maybe put off by how forceful the Max is in his demands, but I guess I like a guy who goes after what he wants, when he's certain she wants it too!
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
If you've already listened to books 2 & 3 then you know that you're going to get an entertaining hot n heavy romance from MB that's filled with likeable characters who are endearing, interesting and sexy.
This time it's Callie's turn to find romance in the arms of Max but he let her down and is back begging forgiveness and another chance at a relationship. But Callie doesn't realise he's demanding (literally) a submissive/dominant relationship - however it doesn't take him too much effort or time to convince and show her how enjoyable it can be. Passions flare but emotions soon crumble and fly (along with fists) when Max's secret plans are revealed and once again Callie's heart is broken.
It's an enjoyably listen and it was nice to catch-up with all the other members of the family as they are drawn into the continuing saga and I'm looking forward to book 4 Colter's Promise followed by 5 Colter's Gift which Audible should hopefully stock soon.
Worth a credit? It's under $10 so I never think it's worth spending a credit but, if you're in the mood for a little erotica escapism from time to time, then yes it would be worth it. However, if you'd prefer not knowing what goes on between the sheets (or anywhere else the mood takes them) then best look elsewhere.
I'm a lover of books, both read and audible.
I try to not be bias when writing a book review and keep my personal feelings out of it. In saying that, this book is very good. The love and trust that goes into building the dom/sub relationship is intensive and on some level beautiful. Maya does a wonderful job of providing another set of diverse characters and a well written story that you can’t help but to get emotional involved.
In this story we are getting to know the baby Colter, Callie. She doesn’t desire the type of relationship both her parents and brothers have but what Callie does what is someone to take control of their relationship. She doesn’t just want someone, she wants Max Wilder. Max is an alpha male in every sense of the word. He is strong, dominating and unyielding. He knows what he wants, Callie, and sets his mind on her complete submission and the total possession of her body.
This book is very emotional charged and intensive. If you don’t understand the dom/sub relationship, like me, that’s ok. Although some scenes are hard to understand, the underline of this book is love and that’s a concept any true romance fan can understand. Plus the romance scenes are scorching hot and lit my skin ablaze and Freddie voices is sinlicious.
My two cents, read it. It’s a Colter book, really was that even a question.
Say something about yourself!
The emotion the narrator puts into every character
As always the ending
The other colters' books
This isn't my favorite book in the series but Freddie Bates made me enjoy it better than when I read it
Tell us about yourself!
I really didn't like this one compared to the two previous ones. I found this one to be even more disturbing and found that even as the story went on it didn't make me feel better as the first two did. This one is just a no no. The only good thing is Freddie Bates narration!
I found it a bit sick. Don't want to spoil it though.
The very last few minutes but it left me asking whether everything would go back to the usual disturbing behaviour.
No. I don't think I could handle it.
If she had gone a different way with this book then I would have been interested to see what happens in relation to the previous two books. Sorry, but I should have just stuck to the first two!
I've enjoyed several books featuring a Dom/submissive romance but this one was over the top for me. I love Maya Banks but, some of things going on this story...literally spoon feeding Callie like she was a child, wow, it was just too much for me to indulge in the love that was supposed to be developing between she and Max. It overshadowed what, in the end, was a good story. The sex was intense and some scenes were pretty hot, but sadly this was not my favorite MB tale. Overall the series was good, I just prefer books 1 and 2. The previous stories were endearing, funny, and seriously hot. This one just put me in left field somewhere. I'd hoped for better.
Please DON'T read/listen to this story until you have encountered the first two stories of the Colter's Legacy series, otherwise, you'll be lost with the characters. This is a continuation of the daughter, Callie, and why she was so wounded from her previous loss of her significant relationship with Max. It does bring in Dominance/submission and simple elements of BDSM, but nothing worse than erotic spanking. It does explore the psychology of why a self-reliant, assertive person such as Callie would enjoy submission, under the right circumstances/person. It shows how trust is the glue in that type of relationship, and Callie struggles mightily to trust again once trust was broken.
When Callie learns to trust again at the end of the story. No spoilers... it is well worth it to see to the end!
Amazing how Freddie can modulate his voice to touch upon all the characters, both male and female. That is amazing among narrators.
If I would be in the habit of doing that, yes, I would. It would be great as a distraction for a long car trip or flight.
Just disappointed that the series is done!
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
I love Maya Banks and started this series because I'd listened to everything else she had written. The first two in the series are creepy (in my opinion) but this one is 100x's better. The series would rank pretty low but this book brings it up a bit.
He is consistent and able to perform 7 male characters with some distinction.
Yes, and I did.
NOTE: Strong language and sexual content.
Maya has done it again and again and again... Maya Banks can't write these books fast enough for me!! I love the characters and the dialogue is just as if I am part of the conversation....very real-life! Last but, by no means least, THANK YOU ...THANK YOU...THANK YOU for having a male narrator. I cannot listen to another audiobook with a female voice trying to do men's voices who are supposed to be burly and masculine!! They always sound like drag queens to me...I just can't get involved in the story like that. Thank you Maya...KEEP WRITING THESE BOOKS AS FAST AS YOU CAN!!
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