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Rush (Breathless Trilogy (PB)) [Library Binding]

Maya Banks
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5 Feb 2013 Breathless Trilogy (PB) (Book 1)
Gabe, Jace and Ash: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Gabe, it's making one particular fantasy come true with a woman who was forbidden fruit. Now she s ripe for the picking... When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel's grand opening, he knew he shouldn't act on his desires; after all, Mia is his best friend's little sister. Except she's not so little anymore. Ever since Mia was a teenager, she has always had a crush on Gabe. So what if Gabe's fourteen years older? Mia knows he's way out of her league, but her attraction has only grown stronger with time. She's an adult now and determined to act on her desires. As Gabe pulls her into his provocative world, she realises there is a lot she doesn't know about him or how exacting his demands can be. Their relationship is intense and obsessive, but as they cross the line from secret sexual odyssey to something deeper, their affair runs the risk of being exposed and vulnerable to a betrayal far more intimate than either expected.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • Library Binding: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books; Reprint edition (5 Feb 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0606352457
  • ISBN-13: 978-0606352451
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 13.7 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Maya Banks is the bestselling author of several romance series including the popular KGI series (Berkley), the Colters Legacy series (Berkley), the Pregnancy and Passion series (Harlequin Desire) and the McCabe trilogy (Ballantine). The Breathless trilogy will continue with Fever and Burn. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By S. Richards TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
I had every intention of loving this book, and I'm disappointed that I don't. For most of the book, I was leaning toward a two-star rating. The story just wasn't pulling me in, I wasn't feeling the romance, and I wasn't liking the hero very much. The thing is, if you're going to write a jerk hero, you must make him likeable in some way. It wasn't until the very end of the story that I started to warm up to Gabe, and that was just a little too late for me. However, this ending is what upped my rating to a 3. But mostly, Gabe was a really distant character. More like a sex addict or a sex robot. Just hammering away, no real emotion to be seen until the very last of the story.

Most of the story, Gabe annoyed me with his inner monologues. I got really tired of him thinking he was unworthy of the heroine(although I tend to agree at certain points); I got tired of him confessing to himself that he was an a-hole, a selfish bast@rd, and so on. It just got a little tedious his circular argument with himself, and then you begin to wonder, OK, so you realize you're being a big jerk, why don't you do something about it? The endless self-reflection and recrimination with no resulting action was frustrating.

I also do not believe or see Gabe as a sexual dominant. While he does not call himself a "dom," he is into dominance, and bondage, spanking and the like. I love to read that in erotic romance, but I must believe it when I do read it. I didn't believe it with him, nor did I feel it. It affected me not in the least. I had no desire for him, no need for him to be my book boyfriend, and I really could take or leave him. And that one scene, that sort of quasi menage attempt, really irked me big time. How can a man who is supposed to be in complete control do that to the woman under his care?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I'm not going to review the book in detail, as other reviewers have done this, but this was yet another MB tale in the style of her 'meat-market' series, Sweet. OK, so the actual sharing didn't technically happen, but why do her female leads, who are allegedly independent, smart, educated women feel so unworthy that they have to agree to do anything and everything that the guy wants them to do?

In the Sweet series, Angelina and Micah's tale was basically nothing more than a gang-activity (the 'bang' word would probably get this review pulled), and this had shades of the same. No, the actual g-b did not take place, but she was totally up for 'being pleasured' by older-guys who were complete strangers, being photographed and blowing the male lead in a voyeuristic situation, then she cried like a kid when blackmail raised its head. She was up for being touched/mauled/pleasured, then when one wanted more, she cried wolf, and he beat the guy up. Then, he seemingly came to his senses and realised that he should not have treated her like this, and wasn't worthy of her, so backed off.

Puhleese. Seen that, read that, didn't enjoy that, and frankly, this tale sucked, as did the female lead; in her case, literally. Not hot, not sexy, not romantic, as she went along with all of his plans like a mindless idiot, whilst just slightly more than liking him; MB was quick to tell us that the female lead could easily fall for the male lead, but hadn't yet. It sounded more like she had no brain or idea of self-worth. Menage is fine, with the right setting, leads and circs, but this was just an attempt at titillation - but not for me. I was actually turned off by the repetitive, 'copied and pasted' sex scenes, which have appeared in a number of MB's books. The sex talk?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good but not good enough for Maya Banks 8 Feb 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am a huge fan of Maya Banks, I love her KGI Series, Colter Series and her histroic series are the only books like that I enjoy, so when I pre-ordered book 1 in the Breathless Trilogy Rush I was expecting great things, sadly I didnt find them, don't get me wrong if any one else had wrote it I might of given 4 stars but as Maya Banks writes such great books I expect more than this it was a little been there read it before for me, I will order the next two books as I prefered Ash and Jace in this than Gabe to be honest he annoyed me, he didnt stop moaning he didnt deserve Mia, Jaces sister, Jace also forgave Gabe pretty fast too for not telling him he was seeing Mia, and the fact he and Ash walked in on Gabe and Mia together in a bdsm theme scence, I couldnt take to Gabe, Mia in parts also got on my nerves too I think my main problam with this was it was not different enough from loads of other books and the leads were a bit dull sorry Maya Banks I hope I love book 2 .
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By An avid reader. TOP 1000 REVIEWER
This is one of those BDSM books that leaves me wanting to smack the heroine upside the head several times because of not going 'off the rails' mad when situations are presented and indeed followed through with that scream WHY THE HELL IS HE DOING THAT TO YOU AND WHY ARE YOU ALLOWING IT!

That said I still really, really enjoyed this book, it had enough drama, cringe worthy moments and damn hot scenarios that kept me thoroughly entertained all the way through.

Definitely hot stuff, a dominant male that'll blow your socks off and also make you scream at what an idiot he is too. A gorgeous, sunny girl whose always been smitten with him and enough to allow herself to sign his contract, the contract that is the essence of the book and what causes literally everything!

Glad I read this and will be definitely reading this whole trilogy. I also have to say though this author is demanding a stupid price for each of these books in this trilogy and I am so glad I was lucky enough to be lent a copy, this is out of a lot of peoples price brackets and especially for what is an erotic bdsm flavoured novel, not some literacy prize winner or educating manual, just an erotic romance. Maya you really need to get with the people and listen to their concerns at the prices being charged especially the kindle prices - ridiculous!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars loved all 3 books couldn't stop reading them
loved all 3 books couldn't stop reading them, had some late nights due to not being able to put the book down.
Published 1 month ago by Donna Lilley
5.0 out of 5 stars A gripping tale
Although I read this first one last it was brilliant. It pulled the other two books together, and I just might read them again.
Published 2 months ago by jane
5.0 out of 5 stars We bought a book!
This is the first book in the Breathless series by Maya Banks. This was the first of her books I had read. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Orchard Book Club
5.0 out of 5 stars Maya Banks Auto Buy
Maya Banks is on my Auto buy list. She never fails to please me. I recommend her books to anyone. Never seems to lose the edge and always keeps me interested.
Published 7 months ago by Lady Jane!
3.0 out of 5 stars similar to 50 shades
Was a good story, along the same lines as 50 shades of grey. Now need to read them all :)
Published 11 months ago by Julie Carter
3.0 out of 5 stars Liked it
I liked his one, now there were points where I was like this is a bit much, although the characters kept me interested and I had to see how it was going to pan out. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Sarah.018
4.0 out of 5 stars The first of three hot men!!!!
I had this triology purchased for me by a very dear friend who said, despite the book price, that I had to read it.

Rush was a "rush". Read more
Published 13 months ago by Jezabell Girl
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the cost
If you are looking for a believable romance story to carry you along, this is not for you. Bought the first book which I though was horrible but I don't like starting what I can't... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Ade
3.0 out of 5 stars wouldn't bother with this set of three
No where near as good as some of the other trilogies, not at all realistic, no real story line. Her other books are better than this series.
Published 13 months ago by Christine Maynard
2.0 out of 5 stars 2 stars at a push- not worth buying avoid!!!
Im notngoing to write a long review as there areother ppl who have wrote more or less what i would have wrote. Read more
Published 14 months ago by LindaLvsMick
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