Connor and Lyric's book
By Maya Banks
There is nothing Connor Malone wants to do less than babysit the outrageous and out-of-control pop star Lyric Jones. But part of him relishes taming the celebratty songstress and showing her what it's like to be possessed-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.
Did it have to end? I love this series so much that I didn’t want Sweet Possession to end. Each of the books and the couples are all so different yet their stories are all so connected by deep friendship and family. I still have no idea which is my favourite couple.
The best part of this Sweet series is the friendships between the women. I remember reading a teaser from Maya Banks awhile back on Facebook and she hinted that the Sweet girls were having a girl’s night out with drinking. That was such a teaser for me because those are my favourite moments in these Sweet books. I love shenanigans those women get into. I was looking forward to reading about their night out and was super excited to discover that there is more than one girl’s night out and a hair dying episode. What a blast! Totally didn’t disappoint the readers at all.
Connor and Lyric’s first impression didn’t start off on the best foot and their tension made for great reading. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like Lyric at first. I was imagining a Britney Spears type of character but thankfully Maya Banks set the readers straight and on the right direction before the superstar’s impression got to out of hand for the reader. It was perfectly timed writing because if Lyric’s antics were corrected too late, the reader’s opinion of her would have been hard to win her back.
The reason for Connor’s involvement with Lyric was for her security and the foreboding notes on her life. It was a storyline that was intriguing and I was happy that the mystery of who, what, where, why and how for that threat took a secondary position to reading all about the trust and the build-up of Connor and Lyric’s relationship. The threat was always there and I was very happy the way it all played out.
Oh my heart when Lyric thought Connor betrayed her. Of course it was no surprise to the readers that Connor never betrayed her and I was pretty sure who the villain was but wow, did Maya Banks ever convey the devastation and emotional breakdown poor Lyric went through. My heart hurt. Very well written. Stellar.
Sweet Possession was rather vanilla sex compared to the other couples in the series but that doesn’t mean that it wasn’t hot. I like that the characters in the series all have different types and varieties of sex lives or the reading could get boring pretty fast. Who wants to read the same story over and over again? Not me. I was wondering with the introduction of Kane in this book that perhaps there may be a ménage between Kane, Connor and Lyric but the story never took us in that direction and I don’t really think Connor is that type of guy.
I never want this series to end. Thankfully I see via Maya Banks website that Sweet Addiction is due out April 2012. Sweet Addiction is Cole’s book and although he was not in Sweet Possession, he is quite memorable from the previous books so I will anxiously wait. I predict that Cole’s book will be scorching hot. Nope, no vanilla in that story if I understand Cole that way I think I do.
I am also hoping that with the introduction of Kane in this book that perhaps Maya Banks could possibly squeeze in another character. *begs* Sweet Possession is not my favourite of the series but was still a very good book. Reading it made me want to go back and reread all the others from beginning to end so maybe I’ll have a Maya Banks fest coming up. LOL