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Be With Me is another of Maya Banks' awesome stories about a woman in a relationship with three men. This one is a little different from Maya's usual offerings - Regina has known Hutch, Cam, and Sawyer for most of her life and a year ago their relationship changed from friendship to something more. Regina, shocked and scared by the change, cuts them out of her life and the men allow her to run. However, when she is attacked when on duty as a police officer, her men decide enough is enough!
Regina is a wonderfully strong character and while I enjoyed the plot of her being targeted by a killer, I probably enjoyed more the exploration of her relationships with Hutch, Cam and Sawyer. They all have doubts and how they work out the dynamics of their partnership was a joy. And, of course, as this is Maya Banks writing, there are plenty of steamy hot scenes while they explore their physical relationships.
Adam Paul tackles the narration well; he isn't my favourite narrator but he is more than up to the task here! Worth a credit? Yes, absolutely.
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Anyone who listens to Maya Banks know that she is a very talented author when it comes to this genre and her books, rather than becoming stale, thankfully seem to be getting better and better as she skilfully handles the character's temperaments rather than just the temperature that can be reached.
This one focuses more on the emotional side of the ménage as the once childhood best friends each come to terms with the impact on their lives a ménage will make but the alternative is just too unbearable to contemplate and we then see the doubts slowly turn into deeds. Not quite so much sex - in fact it isn't until chapter 19 that there's M/F action and that continues until there's a M/F/M incident and only twice is there any full F/M/M/M action which is dealt with in such a touching, emotional, loving way that it's a tender act of love and never thought of as a sleazy act.
There's also the tension as the threats and incidents mount up by the stalker which puts added pressure on the blossoming feelings of the four lovers which eventually caused unnecessary misgivings, misunderstandings and added stress. Even when the identity of the stalker is eventually uncovered it was the emotion of sadness and regret that overwhelmed everyone and was the catalyst to a perfect ending.
Would have liked a 'happily ever after' epilogue 10/20 years later with a ceremony, kids and parenthood - but hey that's just me being needy and greedy I guess and we can all dream!
Worth a credit? Well Maya if you keep writing to this standard then I'll keep buying - so my answer is a HELL YEAH.
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What other book might you compare Be with Me to, and why?
try the colter's series
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fmmm romance and sex. if you are easily shocked don't listen
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Only sorry to have reached the end! Great cardiovascular workout. Phew! Love the narration by Adam Paul... Just can't keep a straight face when listening to his vocal impressions of the more middle aged females...maybe they're meant to be nasally whiney? Still think he's an excellent choice! Contains DP / mild bondage AND romance...and a moderately interesting storyline (suspense), which is always a bonus. Stronger female lead character also appeals to me, most definitely missing from some of the other popular literature around (not my cup of tea as I find weak female characters really irritating regardless of the 'scenes'. NB weak as opposed to inexperienced. Haven't found the former in books by either Maya Banks or Olivia Cunning)
Maya Banks and Olivia Cunning books would have to feature in any top 5 list of mine. Great escapism, great narration and great characters.
Recommend: Rush; Fever and waiting patiently for Burn due out soon. Only wish there were more of Maya Banks books available on Audible! Don't understand why there aren't.
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