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Rush (The Breathless Trilogy Book 1) by [Banks, Maya]
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Praise for the novels of Maya Banks

"For an erotic, BDSM book, this one fits the bill."--"USA Today Happy Ever After Blog "

"HOT...and very intense."--"Guilty Pleasures"

"Heated investigative romantic suspense...Intense, transfixing."--"Midwest Book Review"

"Definitely a recommended read...filled with friendship, passion, and most of all, a love that grows beyond just being friends."--"Fallen Angel Reviews "

"Grabbed me from page one and refused to let go until I read the last word...When a book still affects me hours after reading it, I can't help but Joyfully Recommend it!"--"Joyfully Reviewed "

"I guarantee I will reread this book many times over, and will derive as much pleasure as I did in the first reading each and every subsequent time."--"Novelspot "

"An excellent read that I simply did not put down...A fantastic adventure...covers all the emotional range."--"The Road to Romance"

"A must-read author...her [stories] are always full of emotional situations, lovable characters, and kick-butt story lines."--"Romance Junkies "

About the Author

Maya Banks is a "USA Today" and "New York Times "bestselling author whose chart toppers have included erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and Scottish historical romance.
She lives in the South with her husband and three children and other assorted babies, such as her two Bengal kitties and a calico who's been with her as long as her youngest child. She's an avid reader of romance and loves to dish books with her fans and anyone else who'll listen! She very much enjoys interacting with her readers on Facebook and Twitter as well as in her Yahoo! Group.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1368 KB
  • Print Length: 413 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0606352457
  • Publisher: Berkley; 1 edition (5 Feb. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AI5APLQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #121,772 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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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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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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i have read pretty much all of maya banks' books and am quite a fan of her work. i was so surprised by this book and not in a good way!
her erotic fiction normally consists of creative love scenes and great stories, which this book really lacked. A major problem for me was the lack of story, and what was there was has all been done before. I love erotic fiction but for me there still needs to be a story!
I could not identify with the main characters and the sex scenes really were not up to standard for a BDSM type book. further, the eroticism in this book never felt at all believable. Gabe's character never came across as a true dom.in addition to this there was no true romance to be seen between the couple. in fact a time or two Gabe showed some stalker-ish tendencies and behaviour.
this is not the worst erotic book I have read, but it is truly not this best either. I think it will be quite a let down for what maya banks fans will be expecting. I would advise that new readers look at her other books first, as normally they are good. however, after reading the a excerpt for the next book at the end, I will persist with this trilogy. it seemed really good, and appeared to have a far better story! I just hope its not another let down, as these book are expensive and this one was not worth the price!
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