Kink Level-Mild Kink
Series-Colters' Legacy #5
Reviewed by Kate
I read the first book in the series (Colters' Woman) for the first time a few years ago. I remember emailing my sister and telling her "yes, the apostrophe is in the right place!" You see Colters' Woman was my introduction to menage and to this day, it remains one of my favorites. I enjoyed the second book just as much. The 3rd and 4th book, eh-not so much. The 3rd because it strayed from the menage aspect and because Max was an ass. The 4th because there wasn't really a central couple, it was more of a family update. So I was cautiously anticipating the release of Colters' Gift because it was going back to the menage aspect and also gave us a romance revolving around a new set of characters.
In Colters' Gift we get to follow Lauren, who is recovering from an abusive relationship, on her journey with Liam and Noah. Lauren's brother hired Liam and Noah to protect Lauren, so of course, they fall for her instead. Well, actually, they both protect and fall for her. They are, after all, manly men who don't shirk their duties. There is a fair deal of suspense in this one as well. Suspense is not my cup of tea, so I had to stay up late to finish this one so I could sleep.
I appreciate the fact that Lauren's first time with Liam and Noah wasn't perfect. It wasn't filled with magic sparkles and fairy dust. It ended badly, and the characters dealt with it.
I quickly got tired of how involved in the story the other Colters (from books 1, 2, and 3) were in this book. While I liked the characters in their own books, suddenly there were 10 extra main characters surrounding Lauren and her men. I found myself having to stop and do a roll call. Is Adam here? Yep. Ethan? Yep? Michael? Nope. He's home with Lily. As this is the last book in the Colters' Legacy series, I understand why they were all present and accounted for, but it was a lot to keep track of and pulled me away from Liam, Noah, and Lauren.
One last note. While the heat level for this book is high, I didn't feel it had as high a heat level as the first 3 books.
If you have enjoyed Maya Banks's Colters' Legacy series, you are sure to enjoy this one as well. If you haven't read the Colters' Legacy series, I would suggest starting with the first book, Colters' Woman.
Have you read the Colters' Legacy series? Do you have another menage seriees to recommend?