Review: Amber Eyes by Maya Banks

Their final mission will be to win her love.

A beautiful, vulnerable woman appears at the high country cabin where Hunter and Jericho live between assignments. They are captivated by their stunning, reticent visitor and vow to protect her—and uncover what she’s hiding. Neither is prepared for the unbelievable. Their beautiful innocent is a cougar shifter who’s spent a lifetime alone.

In the shelter of their love, Kaya blooms, finally willing to trust—and embrace her humanity again. Then Hunter and Jericho are called away on a mission that goes terribly wrong. Now, pregnant, and alone once more, she must find her way in a world she doesn’t belong to—and hope that the two men she loves will find their way home.

Cold, hungry and hurt Kaya approaches the cabin of Jericho and Hunter with much trepidation. She's been alone and on her own for a very long time and being a cougar shifter she finds it extremely hard to trust anyone.

Jericho and Hunter have big hearts and take the woman in but with lots of questions on their minds. They find that both of them are attracted to her but had been a relationship together with a woman before and swore they would never do it again. Yet they find they can't stop themselves. It doesn't seem to matter when every time they wake up they find Kaya missing.

They eventually all learn to trust and start a relationship. Kaya believes that these two men are her mates and wants to be protected and cared for by them. For all of her independence she is quite innocent due to her lack of connection with humans.

Unfortunately Jericho and Hunter get called away on a mission but will only be gone for a couple of weeks. Kaya has enough food to last months so there is no issue there. Unfortunately for all of the men's good planning Kaya finds herself pregnant, unable to shift back to her cougar and alone for months. The men return home to find her gone.

This is a great story. Anyone who knows me knows I love a good shifter story and this is a good one. I thought that even though this was a 3 person love story which is always difficult to pull off and there are a couple of menage scenes involved which were very erotic, the story has a great romantic flow to it. Hunter and Jericho were very concious of Kaya and her needs as well as their own needs (not sexual) and worked with each other to make the best of the situation. Their previous relationship lacked a trust factor so they were very aware of the other people involved.

I thought Kaya's twist at the end of the story - being alone and pregnant was horrid but a nice change. With two alpha males normally you wouldn't think that could/would happen but I thought it flowed nicely. There was another part of the story for Kaya as well dealing with her family issues and even though I felt that that part of the story was the weakest it was still good.

Rating 3.75 out of 5


MsMoonlight (Elizabeth Jules Mason) said...

This sounds good. I just began reading Maya Banks this month and I enjoy her erotic romances, but have yet to read any paranormals by her. Good review!

Barbara said...

I saw this book a couple times. I'll have to look into getting it, it does sound good.

I agree the menage situation is not easy to pull off if the reader loves romance.

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Blanche said...

Great review!! I'm a big Maya Banks fan.....loved this book!! I honestly think she writes the best menage, she just knows how to handle all those emotions and situations and it always seems to work!! :)

Tracy said...

Elizabeth - I think you'll like this one.

Barbara - Yep - the menage thing is hard to pull off and not look like a straight erotic romance.

Blanche - I'm so glad that I read your review and got this book. It really was a good shifter book. Thanks!

Kris said...

Do I need to read Golden Eyes before this one, or can this stand alone.

Tracy said...

Not necessarily. It would have been nice to have read it before reading this one but it more or less stands alone.

Rosie said...

I haven't read either GOLDEN EYES or this one. I've been sorta waiting. Thanks for the review. Guess I'm clicking over to Samhain now.