Friday, February 7, 2014

Rush by Maya Banks

Title:  Rush
Series:  Breathless Trilogy #1
Author:  Maya Banks
Narrator:   Adam Paul
Published:  February 5th 2013 by Berkley
Length:  396pgs/11h9min
Format:  audio book
Genre:  contemporary erotic romance
Shelf:  bought
Rating:  ★★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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 was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his best friend’s little sister. Except she’s not so little anymore. And Gabe has waited a long time to act on his desires.

Gabe has starred in Mia’s fantasies more than once, ever since she was a teenager with a huge crush on her brother’s best friend. 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 there’s no reason not to act on her most secret desires.

As Gabe pulls her into his provocative world, she realizes there’s 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.

Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.

My Review:

If I had to describe this book in one word it would be INTENSE. Through this book Banks ramps the intensity up to a whole new level. The book is also intense on many different levels. Not only is the relationship in the story very intense (and hot as all get-up) but so is the business, the family, the storyline itself, and the feelings that it evokes in the reader. Banks takes her readers for a wild ride with this tale, using her well written style and vivid, popping descriptions to make everything extremely real.

*Bashes head off desk.* Gabe you are a bloody moron! Just saying! He may be a brilliant businessman, and a hot, drool-worthy alpha, but he is absolutely clueless when it comes to relationships. Then there’s Mia. She’s smart, sweet, and scared to death yet brave enough to go after what she wants, even if she does burn a couple of bridges on the way. But together, they contrast each other quite nicely as our main couple. But Banks doesn’t stop there. As the first book in this novel you get to know a great deal about a lot of characters. I love how Banks introduces them. It goes hand in hand with the story itself. They are integral to one another. No one is introduces as a minor character, but rather, everyone is given importance in the tale, even if they aren’t always at the forefront.

Overall, this is a hot, intense, and wow-worthy introduction to the series, setting you up with two more swoon worthy alpha types to drool over in the rest of the trilogy. It would also make a brilliant introduction to the author for those who haven’t read her work yet.

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