Author: Maya Banks

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Release Date: September 1, 2009

Blue Ribbon Rating: 5

Format: EBOOK

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Emily’s dreamed of a life with the Donovan brothers - Greer, Taggert and Sean.  It broke her heart when Greer and Taggert rejected her but Sean accepted everything she had to offer and never resented the fact that she also loves his older brothers.  They had a happy marriage and Emily loved her singing career until a horrible tragedy destroyed it all.

Unable to face life without Sean and blaming herself for his death, Emily attempts to hide away from reality and goes through the motions of living.  Singing has been such a driving force in her life but even that is something she feels she can no longer do.  Her day to day existence is disrupted though by a knock at her door.  Greer and Taggert have found her and they have no intention of letting her continue along the lonely path she’s currently on.


Greer and Taggert have always called Emily ‘their Songbird’ and it breaks their heart to see her so sad and disinterested in life.  Even worse is the realization that she hasn’t allowed herself to cry.  Greer and Taggert miss their little brother Sean too, but there’s nothing they can do to bring him back.  Their biggest regret is rejecting Emily when she came to them and expressed her love for them all.  If they hadn’t sent her away then Emily and Sean would have never left Mountain Pass ranch and Sean would still be alive.  They’re determined to help her heal and restore the joy she once found in life and song.  Greer and Taggert’s concern for Emily doesn’t end there though – they love her and want to spend the rest of their lives with them.  As the lovers come together and begin to forge a life together an old threat resurfaces and threatens to destroy their happiness.


Maya Banks really pulls at readers’ heartstrings with her newest release SONGBIRD.  Emily’s heartbreak and loneliness following Sean’s death are easily understandable and show the difficulties she experiences carrying on without him.  Taggert and Greer’s love for Emily is evident in everything they do – including enforcing a little tough love and forcing her to live the rest of her life to the fullest.  SONGBIRD is a beautiful romance that stems from a horrendous tragedy that not only shows the strength of will it takes to simply get out of bed each day but also the effect such an event would take on doing anything you once enjoyed.  Maya Banks’ writing has always evoked an emotional response for me and SONGBIRD definitely had me hanging on to each and every word anxious to find out what happens between these memorable characters.


By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Chrissy Dionne

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