Not anytime soon if ever.
Gabe is such a mean jerk and Mia is an idiot. This is not a romance, it is disgusting, the stuff nightmares are made of. I read everything but this one just angered me and I could only listen to about a third of it. It's rare that I don't stick with a story but this is trash.
I really did not have a problem with him but I suppose it was hard for me to seperate him from the horrible story.
Not enough space to list but seriously....I don't understand why some people loved it.
I hate writing such a negative review. I usually won't comment but this one angered me enough that I wanted to let others know that it is just plain awful and not a romance by any means. DON'T BUY.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
Good start to a new trilogy. I kind of expected more though. I wish the critics would quit saying if you like 'Fifty Shades then you'll love this", because this book just doesn't add up to Fifty Shade similarity to me. Don't get me wrong here. Fifty Shades is awesome and Maya Banks is awesome too, but this book is nothing like Fifty. Sorry! Yes there is a little BDSM but not on the Fifty level, so if you’re hoping for that then this is not the book for you. Go with the Crossfire Series instead, by Sylvia Day.
Ok...jumping off the bandwagon now... Breathless is going to be a great series, about billionaire hotel owners. I can't wait for Jace and Ash story... they got some kink in them, I wonder how are they going to separate the kink..??? It seems to me, that they like a little ménage a tois! Lol... Anyway, this book is about Jace’s sister Mia and his other best friend Gabe. Great love story. I love how Mia is a very strong female lead and not a push over at all, which you don't see very often, in these contemporary romance novels. Maya Banks always write her female leads right though. Great story... Loved it... Not a four or five for me... but decent. Ya know... I actually like Maya's Highlander series better... still waiting on the next Montgomery Book... LOL, who is with me...?
I would wait for the credit; but if you are a big Banks fan, then go ahead and buy, you won't be disappointed.
I was shock to see a male narrator for this series. This was my first time listening to Paul and he did a great job. Nothing to complain about, but nothing to rave about either. Just great ya know. A male narrator is unusual for a Banks book, but so is this series... it was written mostly from the male POV... so, I see why the male narrator was use.
Yes, the narrarator, he couldnt act and was absolutely awful. On scences that would usually be intense or where Gab would act gruff or sensual, he never changed his voice or acted it out. It was awful. The book was ok, not Maya's best but was good.
I would but only to read themselves not thru audible.
AWFUL!!! I dont understand how they passed this, had Maya Banks not put the emotions basically written you would never have known what the characters were supposed to be feeling. Worst performance, maybe i would have rated this higher had there been emotion with it.
I will make sure not to listen to anything else where he is the narrartor
More story about them and less sex, it would be a few minutes and they would have more sex. Dominance and submission/BDSM is way more than just the sex and that was what Maya focused on the most. Had there been more about that and the enjoyment someone giving their submission it would have been better.
I might read the next books in the series but the main male character just ruined this one for me.
This book did not have any redeeming qualities with the exception of introducing the other males for the rest of the series.
This was an awful story. I could not make myself listen any more past halfway. What a waste of a credit!
Love a good romance
I have enjoyed Maya Banks books up to this time but this one seems to much of a poor copy of Fifty Shades of Grey, but not as good and based upon this time of listening to Adam Paul I will not place judgement based upon this book
Maybe the narrator. This is my first time reading a Banks book, so if they're like this one, then no.
Made it seem believable? Dunno if she could, though. Gripes: A male character describing a female character's shoes and clothing in great detail doesn't scream "manly" to me. The dialogue was cheesy. Take away the sexual kink of the character, and there is nothing here that I haven't read in countless other romance titles. The book seemed a knockoff of fifty shades of grey-- which, yuck. Why won't it go away?!--down to the questionable "reasoning" (abusiveness) of the male lead and the idiocy of the female. Which is so, soooooo empowering...
All in all, not a good choice for me. I wish I'd seen that it was being touted as a fifty-like book in the iPhone compatible site because I'd have run the other way from this book and not wasted my money. Wish Audible would start doing that!
For those who think it's a fifty thing for me, it's not. It's just the book is unoriginal and can't even be saved from comparison with stellar writing.
Oh well, at least I can exchange it for something else, right :)
Eh, don't think he added or detracted, really. He can only read what's there. Can't spitshine a pile, ya know?
Save your credit.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
This book has its pros and cons (for me).
Some of the reviews almost made me not buy the book but I am glad I did. Also I did not mind the narrator at all.
It's definitely a fast read, and I found myself engrossed. Mia and Gabe have a typical rocky relationship that involves a dominant male, but that didn't stop me from loving Gabe. The best thing I've found about Maya Banks is that she writes a desirable male. Although I enjoyed swooning after Gabe, I did find the romance to be slightly forced in terms of speech. I suppose it's the same as a soap opera; no one really talks like that. However, that honestly didn't stop me from enjoying the book and picking up the next one as soon as it came out. Overall, good steamy romance, even if it's a little predictable.
I'm always looking for a good erotic romance but this was not it. There was NO romance. It made my skin crawl to listen to him telling her when to wear undies and when she forgot, he beat her. He claimed that he cared about her but treated her like a piece of crap. A little dom/sub activity is great when it is for the enjoyment but he controlled every aspect of her life. What was worse, was that she allowed him to treat her that way. I believe that she was a college grad, she was beautiful. it was just sickening that her self esteem could be that bad. At least when Christian beat Ana to punish her, she walked away. Sorry, but it was just awful for me to listen to. Not wasting my money on the next 2 books in this series.