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She's a singer who lives for the spotlight—and can't resist her adoring fans Outrageous and out-of-control, Lyric Jones is a spoiled pop star who lives hard and. Sweet Possession. Home · Sweet Possession Author: Banks Maya. 59 downloads Views KB Possession · Read more · Possession. Read more. Sweet Possession book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. She's a singer who lives for the spotlight—and can't resist her a.
It's quite confusing on lyric's part. You should be somewhere happier. She smiled at Connor. No notes for slide. He can't stand the singer, but he may well have some of those control urges the others enjoy.
Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I don't know how one writer can have so much time in her writing to devote to these characters but this is the greatest. There is nothing left to the imagination and if you think you can figure out the ending, don't. I have taken a real liking to Maya's work. She is truly an artist. Watching this hardened character, Lyric, soften under the ministration of Conner was a pleasure. I do however feel that if you intend to add a final book that the father, Pops, probably has a hidden away girlfriend that he has been seeing that no one knows about who should come to light in another book.
He has ridden all the men around him except Damon and they should at least have an opportunity to repay him. Loved, loved, loved this series. On the last book as I write this review. One person found this helpful. Ok I will admit I thought I was going to be disappointed with this book, but to my surprise nope. Lyric and Connor's journey is sweet.
Lyric is a handful, always testing his patience, but when you have trust issues testing someone is your defense mechanism. There is a mystery present like the other books in the series but it is more vanilla in way of the sex scenarios, and filled with a lot more laughs. I love it when all of the girls get together and drink.
They absolutely crack me up. If there was one more book in the series about the group I think their husbands would ban them from A- drinking and B- being alone together.
As happy as I am to see these friends futures, I am also disappointed to see the series end. Book 6 is about Cole, who had minimal contact with the group so I know their storylines have pretty much wound down.
I will miss them and feel like a part of my daily life is missing. Paperback Verified Purchase.
I enjoyed this book. I think Maya Banks is an excellent storyteller. It was nice that the characters from the prior stories were in this story with short updates.
Sadly, I thought the story was a little lacking as compared to the prior installments.
There wasn't really a dangerous situation for the characters to fight their way through. I know, not every romance needs the huge, explosive situation but I was sort of expecting it. Also, the heroes in the prior installments were dominant males. Connor, the hero of this story, describes himself as vanilla by comparison. My expectation was that Connor would be more dominant. This book could be read as a stand alone story. I will definitely purchase the next book in the series as well as anything else Maya Banks produces.
He is hired to be the man in control of Lyric's protection. Being the owner's son he knows this is not the ideal job, babysitting a pop star. Lyric is not what she seems to be, she has secrets and Conner learns them all. They try to work together but romance and lust gets in the way. They both fight the romance and just want the lust to be short lived. The only problem is they fall in love. Lyric wants the freedom to have friends over and Conner wants to keep her safe.
Conner allows her to only go so far since she has a stalker after her. That's why Conner was hired, to keep her safe. Her hidden secrets come to face her and she can't handle them. Conner wants to keep her past in the past but she wants to know who else but Conner knew about her past.
You'll love this tale and the characters in the book are so real you'll feel like you know them. Enjoy the book and love the story! Book 6 definitely had the romance and suspense. It's a good read.
And the best scenes are when all the friends are together. I am usually not into sharing, bondage, submissive women, but this but was pretty hot. All the characters have recurring roles in the other books. The women have close bonds that are evident through each book.
I love this series. I can't get enough of it. While this isn't my favorite Serena's will always be my favorite , it didn't let me down either. I read a few mixed reviews before reading this and I could see why some others would be disappointed by the amount of sex in this book or the lack thereof.
While we don't get as much as we normally see from Banks, I thought this was really well done. The tension was high and when they finally came together it was perfect. Atleast to me. I liked Lyric after Banks started to fill in the pieces for us. I like strong heroines, but every now and then I love to read about women who are vulnerable, even if they try their hardest not to show it.
I know that not every woman can be strong and it's great to see the other side. I liked Cole in the other books. Big brother to Grace.
I liked him even more in this one. While I tend to like the more kinkier side of most of Banks' novels, this one was still steamy and worth reading every word. I'm such a fan of Maya Banks' writing. I can't get enough.
Her site is one of those I seem to check every day for author and book news. She's a master with words and you won't be disappointed. This book series is phenomenal! The friendship between the girls makes you want to join the group.
This right knit group has been so fun to read about. See all reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Connor arranges for Lyric to be moved to a protected compound within Houston, and hires an additional firm to undertake her protection. Lyric chafes at the protection and tests it a time or two, before understanding that she really isn't safe.
Connor realizes that under Lyric's defenses, she's truly frightened and closed off due to something in her past. He decides to introduce Lyric to his friends and their wives. As Lyric is accepted into the group, she warms up, becoming less closed off and more accessible.
The dynamic between the women is fun and silly and they have a good time together. Soon she's warmed up enough to act upon the attraction she feels for Connor and they are making love regularly.
But each time they do, Lyric whispers afterwards that she has to go to the bathroom and takes off to sleep alone. Connor is puzzled, but allows her the space she needs. As Lyric gains confidence, she begins clearing the toxic people in her life out, and she gains the confidence to take control of her future and her career. Until something happens that causes Lyric to question everything that she knows about Connor. Will they be able to forgive and reconnect? I'm torn about this book.
I have really enjoyed previous entries in the Sweet series this is book 5 , but this book was It's a one woman, one man story, which is fine if slightly unexpected from Maya Banks, who writes dandy menage books , but also there is a lot of white noise in this book.
Lots of time spent with past couples, lots of time spent discussing security and safety, and less time devoted to the actual building of the two characters. Unfortunately, the white noise is not very interesting, which makes the book decidedly skimable. I liked both characters fine, but for someone with as tortured a past as Lyric supposedly had and it IS tortured , she just didn't exhibit enough damage.
And the author kind of strayed away from what had the potential to be a terrific story about someone with a very difficult past creating a new future for themselves. I think that my reaction to the book is flavored by the fact that I recently read a most excellent book with a character with a tortured past, so this one really fell flat for me.
Add to that a lot of past characters showing up, not enough of a sense of danger to engage my attention, and little to non-existent chemistry between the leads, and this book was a pass for me. Final grade: Mar 11, Mandi Schreiner rated it really liked it Shelves: Sweet Possession is the very first book I have ever read by Maya Banks. I really like this book because Maya Banks does such a nice job with the heroine, Lyric.
Connor and his friends are very overprotective alpha males. This book portrays a fantasy life for a romance reader. There is one scene in particular where the girls all meet in this big mansion with bodyguards and a butler. When they all pass out drunk the boys come back and take care of them.
This is the life, right girls? Where is my ticket to this town? Where some might see this over the top, and again I have not read the previous books where we are introduced to these supporting characters I found this world to be warm, very sexy, and a very nice escape. Lyric also has a stalker situation happening which I think is handled nicely in the book. This is labeled as an erotic romance, and while there are plenty of romance scenes, it takes awhile to reach that point, and I almost want to say it feels like the focus of this book is more on their relationship, and Lyric getting to a good place in her life, than just sex.
Lyric has a great struggle with intimacy and her ability to trust Connor in sexual physical situations plays an important role in this book.
Sweet Possession is a very sexy book and I am so glad I finally read Maya banks after all of the wonderful recommendations I have received. View all 4 comments. I loved Connor and Lyric story. Sooo good. Lyric's wild antics and Connor's. Connor is the last of his friends to remain single. He has sat back and watched and laughed as every one of them has fallen like a rock for their wives.
When he gets assigned to be Lyric Jones' bodyguard, he wants nothing to do with the rock star. It's dislike at first sight for them both, except for the huge spark between them. Lyric doesn't understand why she needs a bodyguard when she already has two of them. Her rec I loved Connor and Lyric story.
Her record company is insistent that there are threats being made against her, and they want to protect her. Once these two are stuck together, the sparks fly and they begin to see a little deeper into each other.
I did like seeing everyone again, catching up on baby news, and seeing how the relationships have developed. Damon, my sexy barbarian, still turns me on. Micah is still super intense. Nathan still cracks me up trying to rope Julie in. It was fun seeing the girls all together, getting sloshed while Sam stands guard.
And to see Micah wearing a baby Snuggie, too funny. I liked catching up with all the character's from the other books in this series. It's not that I didn't like this book. It was romantic and sweet, with just a touch of It just didn't belong in the Sweet series in my opinion.
It's not what I was expecting out of this particular series. Connor fell a bit flat for me, maybe too vanilla? Lyric was an entertaining character, she portrayed a good pop-star diva. Her interactions with the girls were really funny. I loved when they all got dr 3. I loved when they all got drunk together and colored their hair blue. And when they got drunk and were in the pool naked! We get to see a bit of every other couple's relationships, which was nice, and it felt a bit like an end to that group of characters.
The mystery part of it, at the end was anticlimactic. The other books had a bit better storyline as far as that goes. I am looking forward to Cole's story, and maybe going back to The House will help bring this series back on track for me.
View all 7 comments. Feb 26, Smut Junkie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I don't want to sound terribly redundant, so I'll just refresh your memory I have to say that Lyric is a little annoying at first, but you just KNOW that there is a reason for her obnoxious behavior.
I think it's a pretty damn good reason, so it's all forgiven. Connor is one of those guys that is in all the books, but his role is not really all that big, so it was great to get a story just about him. And I enjoyed his determination and patience in his pursuit of I don't want to sound terribly redundant, so I'll just refresh your memory And I enjoyed his determination and patience in his pursuit of Lyrics heart.
Excited and sad to start the newest release in this series I pre-ordered it and got it on release day, but haven't read it yet because I wanted to re-read the entire series again first I might cry Me ha encantado conocer esta serie Sweet , es una pena que no comenzara con el primer libro. Aunque no hubo problema alguno para disfrutar de Connor y Lyric, ya que cada libro cuenta su propia historia de amor. Apr 05, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book started out a little rocky. Our first introduction to the heroine, Lyric, paints her in just about the worst light possible.
The hero, Connor, judges her harshly at this first meeting and frankly I was right there with him. I came close to popping out the audiobook CD right then and there. I disliked Lyric that much. But gradually as things 4. And her worst fear is the press finding out about her past and splashing it all over the headlines. I thought the whole thing was very well done.
He was gentle and patient with her when he needed to be, but never even came close to beta territory. And their sexual chemistry was very good. Also the angst in the final climax was great but I thought it could have been resolved a little better by having Lyric go public with the truth and become a celebrity spokesperson drawing attention to the cause.
That would have truly shown us how much Lyric had grown throughout the book. In term of the level of sexuality in this book, I think it falls kind of awkwardly in between categories. All the sex is vanilla. However, fans of more run-of-the-mill romance novels who are used to the standard 2 sex scenes told is soft, romanticized language may be put off as well.
Nope, every headboard-banging session is on display and described in minute detail. So that could put some people off as well. The audiobook narrator was quite good on this one. I especially liked the voice she used for Angelina.
Lyric has a reputation for being a wild child so the two bump heads immediately because Connor is all business and wants her to take her safety seriously. They fall in love and Lyric is welcomed into the fold of Connor's closest friends and their spouses.
Although this was an enjoyable read, there were two things that came up that I see on occasion and can be a little irksome. The first is when the bodyguard immediately lusts after or falls for his client when he really should be focusing on their safety. That was covered in the story so it wasn't too troublesome for me in this case, as Lyric was well protected by a team of security personnel and wasn't strictly reliant on her personal bodyguard.
The second thing was there was kind of a big deal made about Lyric fluctuating between being a size 12 and 14 and that Connor still thought she was tiny and stressed to her all the time that she was perfect. That was sweet and at first her self-consciousness about not being smaller was due to her business manager harping on her weight because he thought her fans didn't want to see someone who didn't have a "perfect" body. My problem was that they focused A LOT on the amount of food she ate.
In other books I've read, where often the character's looks and figure fits into the desirable cultural ideal, I don't think I've seen so much focus on the specific eating habits of a character when they are a little bit of a thing. Focusing on a bigger character's "healthy appetite" defeats the purpose of showing them being a desirable person as they are.
Instead, the focus seems to be that they are desirable to the object of their affection despite the fact of their eating habits. It wasn't handled in an insulting way in this book, but is just a minor irritation to me when I see it come up in books.
To compare it to real life, I have a friend who was once told that she "looks good for having five kids". I saw the compliment in what she was told, but her feelings were a little hurt because she wasn't just told "she looked good" in and of itself, but that there was an "in spite of" thrown in there. That made me look at compliments like that in a different light, so now it's a weird quirk of mine to be sensitive to it.
Oct 08, Julie rated it really liked it Shelves: First posted at http: What do we know? He w First posted at http: He is an ex-army dude.
He thinks his friends are a little nuts because of all the kinky sex they take part in. At all. He is a one woman guy…and that one woman is Lyric. Lyric Jones is a pop-superstar. I mean, they are security consultants! Connor was in the army but he has no experience as a bodyguard! Okay, now back to Lyric. Lyric is your stereo-typical pop superstar. When she first meets Connor, she is really confused. Actually, she finds herself looking for his approval. This scares her…and who is to blame her.
Through the book though, you witness Lyric coming into herself and you learn of what she went through in her childhood. Let me tell you…whoa. I ended up really liking her and it was wonderful to see her blossom through the book. Just a quick note, this is a series, but each book can stand alone.
But, you will miss out on some super character development if you skip out on the other books…and these other characters are wonderful. They are a group of close knit friends who are a hoot to read when they are all together.
I especially love it when either just the guys hang out or just the ladies. These scenes were among the funniest in the book. Why do they always have to involve booze? It was all kind of anti-clamactic. Therefore, go into this book expecting a nice romance story with some saucy bits, a yummy alpha hero and a pretty complex heroine.
And another way this book is quite different from the other books in this series is the sex. It was actually kind of…nice. It just would have felt forced after what we know about these two. While reading it, I found it was well, sweet. I enjoyed the characters and the romance was nice. The one I go to when I need a happy pick-me-up. His book, Sweet Addiction, is due to hit stores April I liked Lyric and Connor although I wanted to kick Connor in the balls at first and their story was quite enjoyable.
Lyric is a very talented singer and has made it big as a pop star. Lyric had a really messed up childhood and it has made her afraid to be alone while also making sure that she didn't trust anyone around her. Lyric has let other people run her life, especially her jerk of a manager, but recently she's felt the need to change her life like the t 4 stars This was a very good story. Lyric has let other people run her life, especially her jerk of a manager, but recently she's felt the need to change her life like the type of music she records.
Lyric puts up a show of confidence and attitude to mask the vulnerability that's just below the surface. Connor is ex-Military and now works for a security company owned by his father. Connor has seen his sister and friends all get into relationships but hasn't been anxious to follow down the same path.
The security company normally doesn't do bodyguard work so Connor is very surprised and rather pissed when his father asks him to take a "babysitting" job for a spoiled pop star. Lyric is just finishing up her tour before going to Texas for a couple weeks for some appearances and a rodeo show while she's resting up. Her security is pretty much non-existent and her record label is insisting that she needs more security on her.
They're working to hiring a team but in the meantime, Connor has been asked to keep her safe during her "break" while they work on getting a more permanent solution in place. Unfortunately, Connor automatically judges Lyric based on the tabloid stories and his first impression of her so he's not happy to be "babysitting" her and makes his displeasure clear to Lyric.
Connor and Lyric don't get along at first but they make a truce to work together, especially once they both find out that Lyric has had a stalker getting to close to her and the record company didn't bother to tell her. Once they start working together, Connor starts to see that Lyric is actually a pretty good person that uses her attitude as a mask.
He sees her vulnerability and sweetness and has a harder and harder time trying to keep their relationship professional and his resistance doesn't last very long. Their relationship grows as they spend more time together and learn more about each other. They have some difficulties to get past but once they do, Connor and Lyric end the story starting a very nice HEA together.
This was a very enjoyable story. I liked Lyric Overall, I liked the story very much and would recommend it. I will say that even though I had the playback speed for 1.
I changed the speed to 0. Jul 29, Book Binge rated it it was amazing. Her record company is insistent that there are threats being made against her, and th Connor is the last of his friends to remain single.
Oh, how I loved this book.
This book brings all the friends together from the previous "Sweet" books. I love the camaraderie and that the girls all immediately accept Lyric into their group, and that the guys all tease each other like crazy, and that each of the women has every one of those guys by the balls.
And that they all know it. It's very reminiscent of the families and close friends that Lauren Dane weaves through her stories as well, and I loved it.
Think Brown family with more saucy and irreverence. As for Connor and Lyric, what a wonderful, sweet love story. And holy cow. I think Connor is my favorite hero of the year. Tender and gentle, but still possessive and alpha through and through. I'm the man who wants to be with you and will do everything I can to keep you from every being hurt again. How awesome was he! I was totally in my happy place.
A growly, hot hero and lots of tender sex, plus hilarious hijinks with girlfriends. This review was originally posted on Book Binge by Lori. A very enjoyable Bodyguard type story where a pop diva is being threatened and needs extra protection, Lyric and Connor instantly dislike each other yet just as instantly fall in lust.
She decides he is a judgmental stick in the mud jackass and he thinks she is an out of control, spoiled star who expects to be catered to. They're both right to a certain extent, but of course both missing so much more that each person is.
I found the love story convincing and Lyric's music world lifestyle interes A very enjoyable Bodyguard type story where a pop diva is being threatened and needs extra protection, Lyric and Connor instantly dislike each other yet just as instantly fall in lust.
Lyric has HUGE childhood issues that haunt her and drive a good deal of her seemingly diva behaviors. At the end when Connor tells her she need to see someone to become "healed" the therapist in me thought "lots of luck with that, fella. Not that Lyric can't heal and have a happy life but what she went through isn't something that ever gets fully resolved, I'm afraid. Otherwise, I thought Banks did a great job realistically showing the trauma and it's lasting effects on Lyric.
I've really been liking Banks' mainstream books this year, first the KGI series and now Sweet Possession which has no kink, just very hot sex. I, for one, am very happy with this Vanilla trend.
Oct 25, Heather rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I loved that we get to see Lyric interact with the girls, and bring their mischievousness to a whole new level.
Lyric and Connor. I had hoped she might rub off on him, like Julie did with Nathan. May 28, Taryn Elliott rated it really liked it.
I'm a little hit or miss when it comes to Maya Banks books. I tend to stay on the sweeter side of her backlist.
This one was pure erotic romance with a bit of suspense. I gotta say the Bodyguard trope is a fave of mine and this one delivered. I like that Lyric wasn't interested in playing the you-can't-tell-me-what-to-do-so-i'm-going-to-do-epically-stupid-things-because-i-can. So it was a nice change in that regard. I really enjoye 4. I really enjoyed Lyric and Connors growth and the way they slowly came to understand each other.
Lyric came with a boatload of baggage and Connor's patience and solid relationship with his family made for a wonderful background to bring Lyric around from a spoiled Diva to a happy and secure woman. A VERY good story. Not quite 5 stars because I think the suspense part of the story fell flat. I loved the characters too much to quibble about it much tho. Oct 18, 3meg rated it really liked it.
This book is really good, but not for the romance and not for the sex I really felt like relationship and the sex had very little zing, but all the fun was between the girls. I have read all of the previous books and felt like they have been moving away from the relationship between the couple and more and more about the ladies and this relationship that they are building. Ironically, there is not mention of the ladies in the first book and the relati This book is really good, but not for the romance and not for the sex Ironically, there is not mention of the ladies in the first book and the relationship was ok.
However, by the time we get the Sweet Possession, the relationship is just a tool to drive the ladies getting to know each other - at least that how it felt to me. View 1 comment. Jun 14, Cyn Mistress Kitty rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ahhhhhhh, I loved this story. I wanted so to see straight laced, stick up his ass Conner get his and I wasn't disappointed. Lyric, wild girl, in your face was perfect for him. Her story and what she went through made me cry.
Talk about some baggage. After the other stories with all there kink, it was nice to read some plain vanilla sex scenes. Lol God I laughed so hard when the women got together and got drunk especially the skinny-dipping pool scene. I loved to see all my favorites back to Ahhhhhhh, I loved this story. I loved to see all my favorites back together again. I guess the next book is about Master Cole but I hope Kane gets a story too.
Another great addition to the Sweet series. I really liked Conner and Lyric's story.. But I have to say my favorite parts view spoiler [ ha no I am not going to say the cupcakes - thats a given are when the girls are all together. The hair dyeing and the skinny dipping scenes were hilarious.
Dec 01, Nstefa rated it really liked it. Life may throw curveballs but in the end you get what you deserve Fifth in the Sweet erotic romance series and revolving around the family and friends involved with Malone and Sons Security or The House!
The couple focus is on Lyric Jones and Connor Malone. My Take This one was a lot tamer than the first four. I'd call this a sexy romance as opposed to the earlier very erotic stories. It doesn't start well for Connor. He can't stand the singer, but he may well have some of those control urges the others enjoy. The way he reacts to the sas Fifth in the Sweet erotic romance series and revolving around the family and friends involved with Malone and Sons Security or The House!
The way he reacts to the sassy Lyric was pretty funny. I love how tamed Micah is, lol. He can't do enough for Angelina. And that boy was a player. I also love, love, love how much fun the girls have together and with their men, especially the teasing part.
There's a lot of par-tay time for the girls as they get to know Lyric…and show her the amazingness of true friendship. That crack about the Stepford neighborhood and then Faith's house made me laugh. Connor does spend a bit of time being overwhelmed about his sister's sex life and the antics she and her friends get up to, lol.
At least they'd be more aware of what's around them if they knew. I do like how Connor encourages her to take control of her life.
How supportive he is of her. And I love that she responds to it, gets braver. Lyric has some big issues, and I'm surprised she hasn't sought counseling for it. It drove me nuts that she wanted to be alone but didn't want to be alone. The Story She's a singer who lives for the spotlight — and can't resist scandalizing the world… Outrageous and out-of-control, Lyric Jones is a spoiled pop star who lives hard and fast, always outrunning her past and the nightmares that haunt her.
She's used to getting what she wants, and because she can't stand to be alone, her bed play philosophy is "the more the merrier". There is nothing Connor Malone wants to do less than babysit the celebratty songstress while she's on vacation.
But part of him relishes taming Lyric and showing her what it's like to be be truly loved — 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.
The Characters Lyric Jones — a name chosen to honor her mother — is a bratty big-name singer who is too difficult to be believed.
I gotta confess that I felt as if I'd read this story before but I couldn't find any record of it. Carly Winters is her real name. Miller and Trent Carnes are her useless bodyguards. Stacy is her stylist. Danny Higgins was her stepfather. Connor Malone is the last of 'em — barring Pop — in the group who is still single. Pop owns Malone and Sons Security that is about to expand into bodyguarding. Faith Montgomery is Pop's adopted daughter, and as far as Connor is concerned, his sister.
She's married to Gray Sweet Surrender , 1. They've named the baby-to-be Nia. Nathan Tucker is another operative. He's married to Julie Sweet Seduction , 3 , a stylist who owns her own place. Sam is both driver and security for Serena and the girls.
Kane Murphy is head of the security team who will be answering to Connor. They'll be getting an eyeful later. Phillip Armstrong is a friend of Pop's from his Marine days who needs a favor.
He's a big-shot record executive today with Cosmic Records. Barry Kennedy is his assistant. Paul Woodrow is Lyric's disgusting, rude manager. Leslie Burke will manage the meet-and-greet at the record store. Drew is the yummy bartender at Cattleman's. The Cover and Title The cover is classic with its black background and the gilded pear lying on its side.
The title is what each relishes about the other, the Sweet Possession of their love. Sweet Possession 43 49 Dec 02, Readers Also Enjoyed. About Maya Banks. Maya Banks. A wife and mother of three, she lives in Texas. Other books in the series. Sweet 6 books.