I love MB but this book fell short for me. It had been a while since listening to the first two books and I listened to them when I first started with audio books. Having listened to other books I now know I don't particularly like this narrator. Maybe that is what throws me off this book. He cannot make his voice different for the male characters and his female voice sucks. This irritated me throughout the entire listen. He often reads very quickly trying to invoke emotion into his voice that just falls short. On top of that I felt the connection between Ash and Josie was just rushed. It happened too fast for my taste and therefore hard to buy into the connection. I need to feel the tension between characters to understand how they are connected. I understand love at first sight but I think this pushed the envelope a bit. I liked that the other characters were included in this book but felt like it repeated itself with the "girls night out" scenes. Although I have to say those parts are funny and I enjoyed them. There was a lot of sappy romantic banter from Ash that just did not jive with his character bring dominant. I sometimes felt he was not dominant but overbearing to a fault. I did like the plot twist at the end but it could have happened earlier and been developed further. Don't want to give any spoilers so will not say more. Overall I just felt that things were rushed throughout and it did not meet my expectations. It was not terrible but nothing great. If you started this series the it is worth getting this book to see how it all comes together.
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
I did enjoy this listen. It's just there's too much sappy content. I guess I don't enjoy all the "emotional" conversations between men and it's hard for me to visualize or connect with that. Also the love at first sight and knowing within a week that they want to get married is too much for me.I do know this is fiction but I do like to feel swept into a scene and some places are hard to connect with. This is just not one of MB's series that fires me up. It's good, but it is not one of those that makes my earbuds melt. In saying that, a few sexual scenes are very good.It's the total package that is not satisfying.
If your a fan of this series then go ahead and get this one to continue the story. If you want a real hot listen then I would look further.
I was highly anticipating this third installment in the Breathless series so I was perplexed when in the first few chapters I had mixed reviews. Where the story excelled was in the love scenes...hot as usual...excluding the multiple statements of "GET THERE!!" :-) Also, I enjoyed the other characters that were introduced, and sub-plots that unfolded which gave the story more depth. I understand that this was going to be another "hot dominant guy" meets girl and falls head over heels, but Ash's 'lines' and responses to Josie didn't feel authentic somehow and initially the story felt predictable, but improved drastically about halfway through it. Maya Banks is a great author so I remain a fan and can't wait for future books of this same genre from her.
I didn't notice as much useless chatter in the second of the series. This book is bereft of hotness do to the repetitive nature of conversations between the Men. OMG, how may times did Jace have to tell Ash he was there for him, that they " were family". OK already we get it, they are close. The way Ash tells Jose what he's going to do is so mechanical, there is nothing sexy about it.
I haven't compared
When the Ash came upon the victim of a severe mugging.
Great job. Super ability deliver on the complete of female and male voices.
Again the discovery of the victim.
The only tick in the story, The love at first sight and emotional talk of the guys gives a fantasy feel rather than reality. But this doesn't distract from the enjoyment of the story. Good plot and great smexy times! It caps the series well.
Don't know - didn't read the print version, but my assumption is that whenever one gets to listen to Adam Paul's sultry all-male voice, especially during the story's intimate escapades, its hard to believe that the voice in my head when I read could ever hold a candle.
The hospital scene where Ash becomes emotional.
Ash. That said he does all male voices great and distinct for each character and female voices almost as good.
I was moved a lot throughout the entire book; there was tension, anticipation, tears, laughter, yearning, squirming and heart pounding.
Well, I am not sure if it was that I felt like I had to wait a long time in anticipation of the audio release of this book or if the book was truly that much better than the other two in the trilogy, but I did like this one better. Oh, don't get me wrong, the first two were exciting and moving also, but Ash & Josie's story just "got" me in so many ways.
I believe of all of Maya Banks' books, especially those of the audio variety, this trilogy was her best thus far. Her writing and character development gets more and more refined/defined and sophisticated. I loved the way Ash talked in "clipped" sentences a lot of the time, making his point firmly, directly and defined his alpha/dominant personality and position. I can't say enough about Ms. Banks' writing and story-telling with this trilogy and hope she continues along this vein with future books - and in the not too distant future cuz' I've listened to everything Audible has offered of hers.
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
Breathless is one of my favourite book addictions. I'm So happy Ash has found the love of his life with Artist Josie. It was an exciting ride to the very end. As always there is lot's of Hot wild sex with heaps of emotions and Love thrown in. We have all our favourites from book one and two entwined into this wonderful story perfectly. Sadly Breathless is over but i will be re-visiting this trilogy over and over again. I have really enjoyed every single minute.
The whole series was great. Hot and steamy and full of hot rich men. What else could you ask for. The narrator was great, keeps your attention.
Loved the three stories, the characters, their loyalty and commitment to each other, and of course, the hotness!
THANK YOU for the male narrator! Makes all the difference!
My favorite line of the story...?
"1 o'clock Isabella's for all the girls night wrap up!"
Oh to be able to honestly participate in that discussion! Whew!