Book Review: Maya Banks & Shayla Black’s Four Play

Posted August 27, 2012 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

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Book Review: Maya Banks & Shayla Black’s Four Play

Four Play


Maya Banks, Shayla Black

erotica that was published by Berkley HEAT on October 5, 2010 and has 346 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include 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, Cherished, 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

Two short erotic stories revolving around two different sets of three men and one woman.

The Stories

May Banks‘ “Pillow Talk” is cute. Zoe Michaels and Chase Hilliaird live with two other firefighters, Brody McNamara and Tate Winslow. Zoe and Chase have a confident love life, and its the spilling of their mutual fantasies that encourage them to add to it.

For all its unexpectedness, Banks has created a somewhat believable scenario, although it’s a confusing blend of warmth and “insert tab B into slot A” coldness.

Shayla Black‘s “Her Fantasy Men” is terrible. Oh, the concept is sweet enough, but the writing is awful. How do these three men even know each other? What’s with all the “sirs” in the beginning? I so did not buy Jeremy’s domination act. It was such a turn-off.

I did like Jeremy’s wanting to eliminate the other two, but he was so immature about it. Actually the execution of this whole concept was immature. Maybe Black was too short of pages to do a better job???

My recommendation? Borrow it from the library, if you must read it.

The Cover and Title

A deep, deep black green forms the backdrop for the four blue-green window frames that allow us to peek in at the naked torsos of three well-muscled men and one woman with long, dark wavy hair clad in white lace lingerie.

The title tells you exactly what you will encounter in these two stories and includes the pun within its name because it is Four Play.