Friday, December 4, 2009

Be With Me by Maya Banks

This was my first Maya Banks book. I liked it. I had heard good things about Ms. Banks, but I was leery going into it - the blurb said it was a story about one woman and three best friends....that seemed like a lot of people to me, but Ms. Banks made it work!

Reggie Fallon is a cop. She's also the Mayor's daughter. When she comes across a murder scene the killer is still there and he tries to kill Reggie. He almost succeeds, but back up arrives and he gets away.

When Reggie wakes up in the hospital, her three best friends from childhood are there - Hutch Bishop, Cam Douglas, and Sawyer Pritchard. They'd remained best friends until about a year ago, when one night of passion between the four of them had her running away from them. She couldn't handle the truth of what they had done and had managed to avoid them for the past year.

When they heard she'd been hurt, they brought her back to recuperate in the home they had built for her. They explained what they wanted, a relationship between the four of them, and she fought it. How could that possibly work? What would people say? Hutch, Cam, and Sawyer convinced her to think about it. They all loved her and didn't want to give her up. They knew she loved them too, and they would never make her pick.

Her first day in their home there was a break-in. Then her car exploded right after she'd gotten out of it. And the men's childhood home (they were foster children who lived together with an adoptive mother) was attacked. Were these attacks aimed at her? Or someone close to her?

The guys were very protective of Reggie, and she in turn was protective of them. Watching their relationships with Reggie grow, individually and as a group, was interesting (and steamy!). I will say the killer was not who I thought it was, and the final showdown was good. And when Reggie and the guys had to decide if this relationship was what they all really wanted, their decision-making process was, erm...unique.

This book was hard to put down and I am definitely going to read more books by this author!


  1. This sounds like a great read! Loved your review! I do recognize some of the elements of this story that seem to be a part of more of her books. I've read Songbird and Colters' Woman and those had a storyline that's much alike the Be With Me one. Your review made me curious! Thanks

  2. Janna - I really, really need to read Coulter's Woman, I've heard a lot of good things about it. I did really like this story, when it ended I wanted to know what would happen next!

  3. I haven't read this one, but I have really enjoyed Ms. Banks' Sweet Persuasion and the follow ups in that series. I'll have to check this one out. Thanks for the review.

  4. Banks is one of my favourite author, but this books frustrated me....

    Reggie - I just could not like, the men all brought different things to the relationship and bend backwards to make the relationship work - Reggie's attitude and her reluctance to take a chance just drove me up the wall...


  5. I have heard so many good things about this author, I have her Sweet trilogy, I think I will read that for the Erotica challenge. But I love the sound of this one too thanks to your review!

  6. Roni - I'm reading the 2nd Sweet book now. It's nice.

    EH - yes, she was very reluctant but I guess that's part of what I liked was that they were able to convince her...

    Marissa - I thought about saving the 3rd Sweet book for the challenge - don't know if I'll be able to wait!

  7. I have yet to take the Maya Banks plunge. Hear that Patti...? That's my TBR pile groaning.

  8. LOL Smokinhot books - I'm working on a post of all the series I want to start but haven't had time to get to yet, my TBR feels your TBR's pain!!

  9. unique? left me hanging!!

    I need to read her!

  10. Oh I have only read Maya's Sweet series (first 3 and anxiously waiting for the next one!), have a bunch of others by her on my reading list but this one is still on the wishlist, have been eyeing it for a while and your review has sealed it, I'm bying it in my next ebooks-order!!

  11. I can't wait for you to read 'Colter's Woman'. Seriously, it will blow you away! I really liked 'Be With Me', but I read it after I read 'Colter's' and because I was comparing the two books I was a tiny bit disappointed. I really love Maya Banks, she's a guaranteed good read for me.

    Oooohhhhh... I really can't wait for you to read and review 'Colter's'. You will LOVE it!

  12. Oh Maya Banks, I hear so much about her. Glad to hear this was a good one

  13. Mandi - haha, my evil plan is working!

    Pearl - I'm up to the 3rd Sweet book and I'm enjoying them very much.

    Danielle - I'm going to have to buck-up and order Colter's Woman. I've been watching my local used book store but no luck.

    Blodeuedd - yes, I'm really enjoying Maya Banks, I'm going to start looking for more stuff she's written.