Book Review: Sweet Possession by Maya Banks

Posted January 15, 2016 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews / 3 Comments

Book Review: Sweet Possession by Maya Banks

I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Sweet Possession Genres: Sexy Romance
Published by Berkley HEAT on December 31, 2012
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
Source: the library

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
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Fifth in the Sweet erotic romance series and revolving around the family and friends involved with Malone and Sons Security (or The House!) and based in Houston. The couple focus is on Lyric Jones and Connor Malone.

My Take

This one was a lot tamer than the first four. I’d call this a sexy romance as opposed to the earlier very erotic stories. It doesn’t start well for Connor. He can’t stand the singer, but he may well have some of those control urges the others enjoy. The way he reacts to the sassy Lyric was pretty funny.

I love how tamed Micah is, lol. He can’t do enough for Angelina. And that boy was a player.

I also love, love, love how much fun the girls have together and with their men, especially the teasing part. There’s a lot of par-tay time for the girls as they get to know Lyric…and show her the amazingness of true friendship. That crack about the Stepford neighborhood and then Faith’s house made me laugh.

Connor does spend a bit of time being overwhelmed about his sister’s sex life and the antics she and her friends get up to, lol. He’s also quite insightful, if hypocritical *more laughter* He sure handles that nasty Paul quite well *yet more laughter*

That’s got to be about the stupidest thing people do, not tell the object of a stalking or threatening letters what’s going on. At least they’d be more aware of what’s around them if they knew. I do like how Connor encourages her to take control of her life. How supportive he is of her. And I love that she responds to it, gets braver.

Lyric has some big issues, and I’m surprised she hasn’t sought counseling for it. It drove me nuts that she wanted to be alone but didn’t want to be alone.

The Story

She’s a singer who lives for the spotlight — and can’t resist scandalizing the world…

Outrageous and out-of-control, Lyric Jones is a spoiled pop star who lives hard and fast, always outrunning her past and the nightmares that haunt her. She’s used to getting what she wants, and because she can’t stand to be alone, her bed play philosophy is “the more the merrier”.

There is nothing Connor Malone wants to do less than babysit the celebratty songstress while she’s on vacation. But part of him relishes taming Lyric and showing her what it’s like to be be truly loved — body and soul — by one man. And though Lyric’s crazy antics nearly drive Connor to the edge, his quiet intensity penetrates her defenses, leaving them both vulnerable to the secrets that could topple Lyric from the stage.

The Characters

Lyric Jones — a name chosen to honor her mother — is a bratty big-name singer who is too difficult to be believed. I gotta confess that I felt as if I’d read this story before but I couldn’t find any record of it. Carly Winters is her real name. R.J. Miller and Trent Carnes are her useless bodyguards. Stacy is her stylist. Danny Higgins was her stepfather.

Connor Malone is the last of ’em — barring Pop — in the group who is still single. Pop owns Malone and Sons Security that is about to expand into bodyguarding. Faith Montgomery is Pop’s adopted daughter, and as far as Connor is concerned, his sister. She’s married to Gray (Sweet Surrender, 1). The pregnant Angelina Moyano is still saying no to Micah Hudson‘s marriage proposals (Sweet Temptation, 4). They’ve named the baby-to-be Nia. Nathan Tucker is another operative. He’s married to Julie (Sweet Seduction, 3), a stylist who owns her own place.

All of the men and their women are friends, including Damon and Serena Roche (Sweet Persuasion, 2). Sam is both driver and security for Serena and the girls.

Kane Murphy is head of the security team who will be answering to Connor. The rest of the team includes Davidson, McElroy, Hennesey, Tatum, and Markowitz. They’ll be getting an eyeful later.

Phillip Armstrong is a friend of Pop’s from his Marine days who needs a favor. He’s a big-shot record executive today with Cosmic Records. Barry Kennedy is his assistant. Paul Woodrow is Lyric’s disgusting, rude manager. Leslie Burke will manage the meet-and-greet at the record store.

Sergeant Willis is with the Houston PD as is Lieutenant Donnelly. Drew is the yummy bartender at Cattleman’s.

The Cover and Title

The cover is classic with its black background and the gilded pear lying on its side.

The title is what each relishes about the other, the Sweet Possession of their love.

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3 responses to “Book Review: Sweet Possession by Maya Banks

  1. This is the first I’ve even heard of this series, although the author’s name sounds familiar, and it definitely does sound interesting! I’m glad you enjoyed this one even if you didn’t love it. Great review 😀

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