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8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Cherished was absolute perfection! One very vulnerable girl and

Cherished was absolute perfection!
One very vulnerable girl and four very dominant men! That fantasy just doesn't get any better for me. Talia is the perfect blend of honest innocence without coming across childish. I cant choose between Xander, Gavon, Sebastian or N...
Cherished was absolute perfection!
One very vulnerable girl and four very dominant men! That fantasy just doesn't get any better for me. Talia is the perfect blend of honest innocence without coming across childish. I cant choose between Xander, Gavon, Sebastian or Nico! Maya has a way of developing her characters so you truly care about them and want them to all have the HEA. OH and the sex scenes...Damn!

To the reviewer that accuses lover's of these types of books to be condoning rape...I am truly sorry for what you have gone through and continue to go through. The fantacy of dominance is NOT the same as rape! I wish you could have chosen a different forum for your argument.

posted by klewis13 on November 8, 2012

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7 out of 43 people found this review helpful.

WHEN did RAPE become acceptable, even ENCOURAGED?!??!??! Let

WHEN did RAPE become acceptable, even ENCOURAGED?!??!??! Let me tell you ladies, rape is NOT FUN. It is sick, demented, cruel, vicious, and totally unacceptable. I have gone on calls to pick up what is left of these women to get them medical care. They are NEVER THE ...
WHEN did RAPE become acceptable, even ENCOURAGED?!??!??! Let me tell you ladies, rape is NOT FUN. It is sick, demented, cruel, vicious, and totally unacceptable. I have gone on calls to pick up what is left of these women to get them medical care. They are NEVER THE SAME. Their lives are RUINED.

It isn't sexy, hot, or wonderful. It is a horrific, demeaning, nightmarish CRIME against women. Rape isn't "love" or "sexy" or "hot". Anyone who commits rape is a sadistic, controlling monster who cares only for their own control and power over their victim, NOT for the well-being of their victim. Would you think it was "hot" if the guy/guys beat the "heroine" with a metal pipe? Tied her up and put a blowtorch to her skin? Ripped her hair out by the roots and cut off her fingers with knives?

I see women who have had this done to them every day, and sometimes the saddest are the rape victims, as our society tends to blame the victim for rape, not the perpetrator. These women are the ones who self abuse after their attack, or wind up on a slab in the morgue from suicide.

Shades of Gray is apparently responsible for the beginning of this type of written madness, but there is something sick and twisted about the fact that these types of books are looked upon and ENCOURAGED as acceptable by so many women??? And before you ask, yes, I KNOW of what speak. Been there, done that, have the therapy bills, bottles of pills and scars to prove it. Take off the blinders, women. If you really think these books are acceptable, maybe you should visit the nearest rape crisis center, emergency room, or morgue and see the truth about what you think is so cute and harmless. If you still find it cute and harmless, maybe then you should check in for some serious counseling. As should the writers who write these books. Rape victims are in NO SHAPE FORM OR FASHION "Cherished".

posted by SoIReadThisBookToday on September 10, 2012

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    I picked up this book because I was really interested in the sec

    I picked up this book because I was really interested in the second story in the book, Sway. However, I only ended up finishing the first story (Exiled by Maya Banks).  




    EXILED (3 stars): Exiled is the reason this book is getting two stars, otherwise it would only get one.  Exiled by itself is about three stars for me. The story was ok, a bit far-fetched, but still ok.  My problems with it was the dynamics in the book didn't really make a lot of sense for me.  Xander is the exiled prince of a small country and with him are his 3 trusted friends/guards.  These friends, we are told over and over again, are extremely loyal to Xander.  What isn't clear is why.  I saw their loyalty, but I didn't see much about Xander that would garner such loyalty.  Xander plays the alpha to their wolf-pack, but he comes off as a selfish jerk. Everything was about him, what he wanted, and the way he wanted it.  I could see why Talia would develop feelings for some of the other men, but I had no idea what any of them saw in Xander.  I had this overall sense that Xander was not only Domming Talia, but all of them.




    He shares Talia with them, but he retains this air of possession with her that gave me the sense that while sharing her with them she was ultimately his.  Did that mean the other men could pursue relationships of their own?  Was Talia free to fall in love with the other men?  Talia was confused about this in the book and so was I, right up to the very end. Talia and the other men truly serving at the pleasure of the prince.  




    SWAY (1 star): I didn't finish this story.  There wasn't any problem with the writing or story telling in my book over all.  I just didn't care for it. After the initial meet-cute of the two main characters, there next couple of scenes between the characters seemed a bit disjointed. There was also a lot of characters in this story introduced or reference that it became a bit confusing.  I haven't read anything by this author before, so I didn't care about, nor care to, meet all of the characters from previous books.  They didn't really add much to this story for me.  So, I did not get far in this book.  Maybe it was me, maybe I wasn't in the mood for a cast of characters. This story just did not hold my interest.

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