Book Review: Maya Banks’ Cherished

Posted October 4, 2012 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

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Book Review: Maya Banks’ Cherished



Lauren Dane, Maya Banks

erotic romance that was published by Berkley on August 7, 2012 and has 368 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Three to Tango, Insatiable, Lush, Laid Bare, Sweet Surrender, Colters' Woman, Sweet Persuasion, Sweet Seduction, In Bed with a Highlander, Darkest Hour, Seduction of a Highland Lass, Colters' Lady, No Place to Run, Hidden Away, Men Out of Uniform, Red-Hot Summer, Never Love a Highlander, Brazen, Sweet Temptation, Whispers in the Dark, "Colters' Wife", Colters' Promise, Echoes at Dawn, Undone By Her Tender Touch, Four Play, The Tycoon's Pregnant Mistress, Never Seduce a Scot, Highlander Most Wanted, "Softly at Sunrise", Shades of Gray, Rush, Fever, Forged in Steele, Burn, Colters' Daughter, Colters' Gift, Be With Me, When Day Breaks, After the Storm, Taking It All, Keep Me Safe, Darkest Before Dawn, Enticed by His Forgotten Lover, Sweet Possession, Sweet Addiction


“Sway” (Delicious, 1)

An anthology of two short stories involving dominance and submission with a theme of being cherished.

The Stories

Maya Banks’ “Exiled” is a weird cross between romantic and clinical. The concept is wildly romantic while the execution reads more like a storyboard for a movie. Even though Banks is telling me that the character is cherished, I just ain’t feelin’ it.

Lauren Dane’s “Sway” has a cute concept with the gorgeous, lively, and giving Hispanic artist completely involved in her life, her friends, and her family, getting caught up with a repressed, unhappy lawyer. This too has a clinical feel to it. Dane has such a great story idea and hasn’t spent the time to develop this and make it great. This was disappointing at the finish.

The Cover and Title

The cover is a crotch shot of a woman lying down in black bikini panties and a red satin top with her hands bound in front of her.

The title reflects the theme of these two novellas, Cherished.