Colters' Daughter Paperback – Feb 7 2012
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“This is my second Maya Banks story, but I guarantee it shall not be my last; I will return for more from this author again and again […] Maya Banks could never fail to please!”
-- Fallen Angels Reviews on Colters’ Woman
“Incredibly intense and complex characters, delicious conflict and explosive sex scenes that fairly melt the print off the pages…”
-- RT Book Reviews magazine on Sweet Persuasion
“…an utterly compelling story. Searingly sexy and highly believable, it will have you panting and aroused long after it's over.”
-- RT Book Reviews magazine on Sweet Surrender
For Callie, Max was a perfect storm of desire, and she reveled in the beautiful burn. Then he disappeared, and she crawled home to lick her wounds. Who knew he’d dare to show his face in her town?
Max had his reasons for pursuing Callie. And, when she took all he gave and more, even better ones for leaving. But now he’s back, this time for real. Only when she’s back in his arms can he be sure the damning truth will stay hidden. But the truth has a way of coming out, and Max is out of second chances.
Top Customer Reviews
Callie was weak and had no self respect. The best part of the book was that Callies families characters stayed true to the first 2 books. I get where Banks was trying to go with the dom / subservient relationship but missed the mark completely.
I was impressed by the intense story line and the connection between the hero and heroine were so real.
Hot love scenes that had great follow through.
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Yep unbelievable even for me. I can't believe that I have rated a Maya Banks book with 3 stars. I didn't think it was possible. I just didn't feel it with this book. I really didn't like Max and I could not believe that Callie was a submissive.
I know that the Colter series is a stretch with the Dads and Holly and Lily with the brothers but honestly, that was more believable than Max and Callie. I had really enjoyed all the other books so I am very familar with all the characters.
The D/s sex was super hot and well written but it just didn't match the characters. I just wasn't feeling it for Callie. Max for me was just unlikable.
The premise of the story and the plot surrounding Callie's Meadow was far fetched and really kinda boring. Hokey even. The whole "I promised to get my legacy back" drove me nuts.
Now with Callie this is where I really get confused. That girl is loved. Loved by everyone, Dads, brothers, Lily, town people etc. She is strong confident woman yet she is totally fallen apart after meeting a man after 3 weeks on vacation? She waits for him for an entire month in the same hotel in Europe hoping he comes back? She flies back and walks around like a zombie with black circles under her eyes and then goes back to tending bar? Then he shows up out of the blue months later, she punches him in the jaw (yeah good for you) but then in two second flat completly submits to him again? WTF!?!?!
So I am thinking to myself, this is crazy nuts and so not likely that I feel that this is where the author needs to bring Lily into the picture so that she can explain to us, the readers why she is so easily persuaded into seeing him again. I literally felt I was walked through that conversation as an explanation rather than a character conversation. It felt weird.
Fast forward through the hot sex (which it really was) and then the family meeting. I was sad for Callie had that all played out but it was totally dumb that at that point Max hadn't explained the meadow to her yet.
Then Callie, who is so extremly close to her entire family takes off for 3 months and doesn't call or talk to anyone? Can't see that happening either.
The HEA ending, a yawner except for when Max kneels before her. Personally I would have kicked him in the balls but apparently Callie didnt so there it ends the Colter series. (less)
On the surface, the books sound sort of pervy, but are really anything but. They're remarkably romantic and in my favorite Banks style, hugely dramatic with big weepy endings. I went through untold number of Kleenex in my multiple readings of all three books and all are still on my Kindle right now. They're my keepers.
This had several elements that I enjoyed, but this isn't going to be a book that sticks around with me.
Callie Colter is a serial wanderer - she loves to pick up and go on a whim with little more than a plane ticket and a backpack. On her last trek through Europe, she met and fell in love with the rich, enigmatic and dominant Max. After just a few perfect weeks together, he received an urgent call from home. Telling her he'd return to her in just a couple of days, Max left - and never came back. Callie waited for him until her money ran out, then returned home, shattered and heartbroken. Seeing Max again is worse than never knowing what happened to him because when he says he's going to have her again, she realizes she still loves and wants him and really might give him a second chance.
The remainder of the story is where I had my problem - basically most of the book, then. Max whisks Callie off to his apartment in Denver because he doesn't want her family to be introduced to their relationship when she's looking so sad and uncertain about it and he'd like some time to re-establish their connection too. Works for me. Max and Callie have a natural, consensual D/s relationship that they're both very happy with - she's given him her total trust and submitted to him completely in spite of everything that's happened. When they arrived in Denver, she'd decided that it was time to start over and after a serious discussion with Max about the boundaries of their relationship, committed everything to him. She accepted his cuffs (in place of a collar) and entrusts him with her body and heart. But there was a scene that changed it all for me. It's too explicit to describe in any detail here, but in some effort to control (?) or get some sort of additional committment from Callie, Max has what I consider extremely rough, angry sex with her. It went beyond what I thought appropriate for a healthy D/s relationship and I just couldn't accept them that way after that.
Max's big secret was revealed in an appropriately dramatic way and lots of dramatic and tearful things followed - there was no shortage of Kleenex moments. I had things to love here - the Colter family was in full force and they reminded me why I keep re-reading those first books. This just made me unhappy.
Max's relationship with Callie was tumultuous and passionate - it should have been all the things I love about a Banks book, but as much as I felt the highs and lows of their relationship, I didn't like Max or think he deserved Callie or her family and really didn't think Callie was that smart in picking him either. I think this is a mediocre representation of a healthy D/s relationship as well - I'm certainly no expert, but if the Dom enters the situation from an angry, distrustful or deceitful position, it's wrong. I really look forward to Banks' next KGI book and her Highland series later this year - she can and does write books that are so much better than this and I really recommend trying them.
Half way through the book Callie began to grate on my nerves. Here is a woman who was love and adored by her family. Who has traveled abroad by herself. Was obviously raise to be independent and very self relient. Suddenly, giving her life away to a man with crappy excuses for breaking her heart and not having any will power whats so ever when it comes to him. Maya Banks I believe miss an important element with this both Holly and Lily become stronger women from their love with the men. Callie becomes weaker. So I started not to like her either.
The love scenes would have been hot if the romance was there and the characters likeable. Domnait men are sexy, controling men in bed can be sexy. Jerks are never sexy.
I gave this book two stars because catching up with the rest of the family was still enjoyable. Too bad because I loved this series Ill just have to skip this book when I read the others again.