by Maya Banks

September 2007
ISBN: 978-0425217498
Reviewer Graphic Button Heat
Trade Paperback

In For Her Pleasure, Maya Banks introduces three interconnected stories…

In What She Wants, Kit Townsend finally gets her heart's desire. Travis "Mac" McKenzie and Ryder Sinclair in her bed. Together. Ever since Kit was attacked, she has not been the same. The only two men who can calm her down and keep her sane are her longtime friends Mac and Ryder, the two men she has always loved and lusted for. Now they are finally moving forward in their new relationship but what will happen if more than lust is fulfilled, if somehow, lust moves into a forever type of love?

Their story continues into the second novella, What She Needs where the love and lust are just as strong, but the complications keep growing. Will there ever be peace for this tantalizing trio?

Finally, in What She Craves, Mia Nichols is reunited with the man who broke her heart two years earlier. Jack Kincaid spent one passionate night with Mia than disappeared. Now he is back and has eyes only for Mia once again, but she is in a lot of trouble. Will Jack find a way to help her out before the trouble turns into something much worse, something that could silence Mia forever?

The strongest point of all three of these tales? Maya Banks knows how to write really erotic, sexy, and sizzling love scenes. Whether it is a ménage a trois or just between one man and one woman, Ms. Banks makes the scenes torrid!

Unfortunately, I did not feel that same sort of passion and depth in the plot portion of the story. In fact, much of the plot was corny and a bit boring. This felt like a book where the sex scenes were used to fill up the gaping plot holes, never a good thing. The emotions just never felt very deep or personal. It seemed like canned love and canned confessions of desire.

While not a great book, or a particularly bad book, For Her Pleasure is just typical erotic romance fare. However, I will not give up on Ms. Banks. I know she has the capability of writing great love stories; I've read many of her e-published stories and thoroughly enjoyed each one. For Her Pleasure is, however, a library or used bookstore read.

Reviewed in August 2007 by Sarah.

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