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Review: Colters’ Promise by Maya Banks

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Colters’ Promise
Author: Maya Banks 
Release Date: June 5, 2012
Publisher: Berkley
Colters’ Legacy Book #3
ISBN: 978-0425258620
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format(s):  Paperback (256 pgs), e-book
Book Source: Publisher
About the book:
When it came to overcoming the odds of a tragic past, Lily was determined to move on. The three Colter brothers helped her do it. They taught her new ways to love, new dreams to share, and offered her a new life that she never thought possible.
Now is a time for celebration, and what better way than with a long-awaited family reunion, a homecoming that will bring together the entire Colter family and a few surprises no one anticipated.
But first, there’s still something from Lily’s past she still needs to reconcile–even when all the while she is holding close to her heart a newfound secret that will change her future, forever enrich the Colter legacy, and make every promise come true.
What VampBards talking about:
While I haven’t read the first two books in Ms. Banks’ Colters’ Legacy series, I must admit that Ms. Banks did a pretty decent job filling in the blanks for readers new to her series.  I didn’t feel too lost, but there are some remaining questions.  
I **really** liked Holly, Lily and Callie.  The appear to be strong female characters, and y’all know how I like the strong women!  Seems as though each of them have struggled through a rough time in their lives, they’ve come out no worse for wear on the other side.  Looks like they’re pretty competent at pulling others through rough times, as well.  It also looks as though they really like to take care of their men.  That’s where it gets a bit non-traditional.  
The Colter brothers – senior – appear to completely dote on Holly.    They seem to be totally OK with the lifestyle they’ve chosen, which happens to be three brothers sharing one wife.  Hrm.  OK.  Interestingly enough, their SONS share one wife as well.  The Colter brothers – junior – also dote on their wife, Lily.  These husbands seem to be very intuitive and nurturing when it comes to their wives.  
So.  The plot.  The conflict seemed to center around Lily finding out she was pregnant, Holly’s appendicitis, and Callie dealing with her sister-in-law’s abuse at the hands of someone she loved.  Nothing earth-shattering.  Nothing that isn’t normal, every-day life.    I can relate to every one of these things, and while I may have lived through similar events in my own life, I don’t want to see it in the fiction I read to escape.  Maybe I’m not the right girl to read titles of this nature.  Over-all, I wasn’t impressed.  In actuality, there’s only 208 pages in the title; the last 40-ish are the first chapter of another book.  Additionally, I love my sister to pieces, but there’s no way in hell I’d share my man with her.  While the singular sex scene was kinda hawt, in a porn-like way, it was tainted (for me) by the fact that the three guys were brothers.
I did like the sweet parts of the storyline, however.  Holly learned to cook from Lily.  Callie forced Lauren to return back to the mountain.  Holly bonded with Lauren over their former relationships.  Truth be told, it felt as though the men in this story were tertiary to the females and plot development.  
VampBards Rating:
Finished it – take it or leave it (C)





Purchase Info:
Colters’ Promise (Colters’ Legacy)
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