This is listed under my husbands name but he never listens to audible books. I'm the one that does and my name is Vicki.
I read book 3 before I read this book(book 1). If I had read this book first, I would not have read any of the rest of this trilogy. In this story, the male love interest, Gabe, does everything we are warned about watching out for in someone we, or our friends, daughters, or any women are warned to watch out for. I had a really icky feeling in my stomach thru most of this book. I don't care how much a woman thinks she loves a man. No one should ever think its ok for a man to treat her like Gabe treated Mia thru 80 % of this book. I would personally, never have been able to look at myself in the mirror if I had allowed someone to treat me this way. And what is it with rectal sex? Would a straight man think it arousing to have to walk around with a plug stuck up their butt while they were at work? I just don't get it! All I can think about during those segments of the story is how un-hygienic this is and all the medical issues that can happen. Most of the treatment of Mia by Gabe would make alarm bells go off in the minds of most women. I found it unbelievable that any woman would sign a contract such as the one that Gabe supposedly insisted all his women sign! Maya Banks books usually portray strong women but boy this one really missed the mark.
I've listened to several Maya Banks stories and typically love them. This book however was a complete disappointment. It seemed that the story was actually secondary to the sex. The way the female character was portrayed was degrading and pathetic. On top of all of that it was completely predictable.
So far this series is a poorly rewrite of Fifty Shades of Grey, down to the contract, spanking, rich guy and his dominating tendencies. Narration was good, but story is written better in the original book Fifty Shades...
The book itself is great! The narrator however sounds like he's narrating a cookbook or TV guide. NOTHING sexy about his voice & makes it impossible to connect to the characters! Phil Gigante would have been perfect!!!
Nope! Well maybe if I purchase an encyclopedia.
Tell us about yourself!I have been reading constantly threw audio books sense a verry small age and have never lost the love of them.
this is okay but there a million like it out there. it has a lot of sex that sounds like every other sex seen. there is a bad porno like plot that you do not really need to follow to know what is going on. if you just want sex with not much brain power needed than read it. narration is average.
I would have given it zero, but you need a least one to write a review.
This book is just thinly disguised porn.
After reading reviews on this I was skeptical, but, as a Maya Banks fan I thought I'd give it a try. I'm really happy I did, although I completely understand why many reviewers had some negative comments. I too felt a little dirty initially--the whole May/December relationship, accompanied by Gabe's (male lead) aggressive demands of Mia (female lead)--but, by the end I was loving both of them and rooting for their relationship. This is a sexy listen, with interesting characters. If you like 50 Shades or anything along those lines, you'll likely enjoy Rush. The narrator is average, but, he does a better job in the second book.
Will do anything for books!
Dont know why there are so many neg reviews. I loved the story. As
with all of Mayas books this is not for the faint of heart. Adam Paul did well narrating. He got a lot of flack for shades of grey and now this i dont see or rather hear the problem.
This book is just a detailed pornographic how to be a submissive woman and her master. When it comes to romance books with adult themes, I listen and read female authors because I believe that women know what women like. This author proved me wrong. In the Breathless trilogy, as well as with the Sweet series, this author treat women as submissive, slaves to rough sex and being manhandled. I feel that these books are an insult to abused women and women in general. Also the language used by the characters, is a good example of how men speak in a trashy bar or by uneducated, crude men. I like lots of Ms. Banks other books, but Rush, Fever and Sweet Surrender are the worst books I have listened. They read like porno books written by a man. So if you like books that treat women as weak, idiots who cannot survive without a man spanking, insulting and physically and emotionally abusing them, then these books are for you.
I really wish Jim Frangione had been the narrator. His "Vicious" really would have been the voice for this story. That's all I can add to any of the reviews that are already out there.