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Be With Me, by Maya Banks

This is only the third of Ms Banks’ tittles that I’ve read, but will by no means be the last. Published by Berkley Heat and labeled as an erotic romance, Be With Me focuses much more on the relationship than it does on the sex. Of course, the fact that it’s a ménage à quatre is probably reason enough for most people to consider it more erotica than romance.

And that brings me to the usual warning: this is adult reading material, with graphic sexual scenes and language.

Here’s the (humdrum) back cover blurb:

Three men. One woman.

Hutch Bishop, Cam Douglas and Sawyer Pritchard were delinquents with a reckless and wildly sexy side. But they had more in common than that. They had Regina Fallon, a wealthy but lonely girl from the right side of the tracks who formed an unusual friendship with the boys. She felt protected. She felt needed. She felt loved… for the first time in her life. By all three.

So much closer than just friends.

Today she’s a police officer, dedicated to her badge and wary of reigniting her relationship with the hot trio after one night of passion left her confused—and stunned—by what they wanted from her. But when a mysterious attempt is made on her life, Hutch, Cam and Sawyer jump in to protect her again. Now Regina and her three lovers are forming an all-new bond. It’s more exciting, more intense and—as a killer looms in the shadows—more dangerous than ever before.

The first chapter is an excellent example of action writing, introducing the heroine and showcasing her strengths in just a couple of pages: a small town police officer, Regina answers an anonymous call reporting a potential crime and finds herself face-to-face with a crazy, grudge-holding killer. (more…)

I wonder if this is what PE Obama will look like in his dotage…

A truly great man, so of course has to get his turn too.

This first one seems quite timely:

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

Another shout-out to the peeps who have been steadily donating to Sharon Cullars E-bay auction, you guys are great. Oh by the way, the auction starts on January 19th here.

Moving on:

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Never a truer word said, methinks.

And this next quote had me nodding my head furiously in agreement:

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

And this one was just…. so true:

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

A true hero, faults and all.

By the way, for those who want to know where I find the quotes from, Brainyquote.com, is my main source.