November 4, 2008
A year ago, one
passionate night with her three best friends sent Regina ‘Reggie’ Fallon running
scared. What kind of woman is in love with three men simultaneously, much less
makes love with them?
A faceless assailant almost costs Reggie her life while on duty – something that
every police officer knows can happen at any time. What is unusual is the fact
that the attack seemed personal, like the murderer targeted her out of some kind
The attack brings Cam, Sawyer, and Hutch back into her life, and not one of
these men will take no for an answer. First and foremost, they’ll heal and
protect her. But after that, they want answers as to why their best friend has
been avoiding them for the last year, as well as hope for a future relationship
with her. Lifelong friends, these men have it all worked out, they just have to
convince Reggie to give their unusual proposition a chance. Oh, and keep her
I am a shameless fan of romances that feature a ménage relationship, and so I
read a lot of stories with this theme. Because of that, I especially appreciate
it when an author delivers such a story with a unique spin, just as Maya Banks
has done once again in her new Berkley title, BE WITH ME.
Here we have a quartet of friends who have loved each other for most of their
lives. When that love culminates in a night of love making Reggie shares with
all three men unexpectedly, she is understandably overwhelmed and even
How can she be in love with all three men at once? How can each of those men
accept her romantic love for the other men, no matter that their friendship is
closer to a brotherhood than mere friends? How can they possibly keep this new
element to their relationships from destroying the most important friendships
each of them has ever had?
In the year that Reggie has run from them, the guys have had time to work out
their side of things, and even made plans to further their combined relationship
with the woman they all love more than life itself. Where Reggie is concerned,
these men are all on the same page, and go after the woman of their dreams with
single-minded focus. The only thing that will stop them is if Reggie herself
tells them she just isn’t interested. Cam, Sawyer and Hutch all treat her with
utmost care and respect, always considering her needs above their own.
In turn, Reggie gives each man something he needs. There is a part of her that
fits each man like a glove, but the trick is balancing those three relationships
on both an individual level and as a group. The fact that these three guys have
lived most of their lives as adopted brothers makes that much easier, as there
is real caring between each member of this quartet.
When things start to really come together, the resulting love scenes are
bone-melting hot! Read BE WITH ME sitting down, because it is
bound to make your knees weak… LOL But then, fans of author Maya Banks would
expect nothing less from one of her erotic romances!
BE WITH ME doesn’t rely on only the romance to entertain,
however. Ms. Banks delivers a suspense plot as thrilling as the romance. The
very nice thing about this one is that even though the heroes work hard to
protect their woman, Reggie is a kick-butt heroine who is more than capable of
protecting not only herself, but the people she loves, and never hesitates to
BE WITH ME is a well-rounded story that combines sizzling romance
with an intriguing mystery, all topped off with a dose of action. Bravo to Maya
Banks for penning a story this reviewer is absolutely wild about!
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