Ash, Jace, and Gabe: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They're accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Ash, it's the woman who changes everything he’s ever known about dominance and desire....
When it comes to sex, Ash McIntyre has always explored his wilder side - extreme and uncompromising. He demands control. And he prefers women who want it like that. Even the ones he's shared with his best friend, Jace.
But Jace is involved with a woman he has no intention of sharing. And now even Gabe has settled into a relationship with someone who gives him everything he needs, leaving Ash feeling restless and unfulfilled.
Then Ash meets Josie, who seems immune to his charms and his wealth. Intrigued, he begins a relentless pursuit, determined she won’t be the one who got away. He never imagined the one woman to tell him no would be the only woman who’d ever drive him to the edge of desire.
©2013 Maya Banks (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....
Burn is the final book in the Breathless Trilogy. The first book "Rush" was Gabe's story, the second book "Fever" was Jace's story, and lastly "Burn" was Ash's story. I enjoyed this world given to us by Maya Banks. I've always been wishy washy about her books. I have a love/hate relationship with the author. This is one of her series I would recommend to others.
Ash McIntyre, self-made billionaire, through years of hard work and determination, made it his goal to separate himself from his worthless money hungry family. Ash is known as the cool, down-to-earth guy everyone loves. But on the inside, he's much, much more than that. With his two best friends and business partners settling down with the women they love, Ash is feeling restless & like a third wheel. When Ash runs into Josie while walking thru the park, he knows there's something about this woman that's different. There's an undeniable chemistry and Ash's has this extreme desire to have this woman in his life. He has to make her his...
He wants a dominance and submissive relationship. Josie is the complete opposite from Ash. She is very vibrant & artistic. Some how they compliment each other through out this book. I enjoyed having the characters from previous books play big parts in this book. I've always liked Mia, Gabe, Jace, and Bethany.
I definitely recommend Burn especially for those listeners that like plenty of steamy scenes and dominant males.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
I am so glad Bank redeemed herself from book 1 in this series. This was awesome. I just loved it. Smexing was great, storyline was pretty much the same as book 1 and 2 but different. I still enjoyed it. Way Way better than book 1. I think it was better than book 2 actually, plus we meet more of Ash's family and I think there will be a book 4, because we get another billionaire will Ash's sister... Looking forward to it...
Narration was right on.. Adam Paul has really settled into his characters into this one.. it was great.
Great buy if you have the other two, great credit too. I wouldn't suggest this a read alone, b/c you wouldn't really understand the background of Ash if you haven't listen to book 1 or 2. Good sale if you catch it...
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!
BURN closes out the trilogy created by Maya Banks. Each one of the books focuses on one of three powerful, handsome, and wealthy bachelors in New York City. The three men, Gabe, Jace, and Ash are the best of friends as well as business partners. RUSH featured Gabe and his relationship with Mia, who just happens to also be Jace's sister. FEVER told the story of Jace and how his meeting with Bethany changed everything for both of them.
Ash, like Gabe and Jace, is very used to being in control and getting exactly what (or who) he wants and when he wants it. Ash demands control in his professional life as well as his personal life. When he meets Josie, all the previous involvements with other women are no longer something he wants to think about. He becomes completely wrapped up in the idea of having her in his life and basically begins "stalking" Josie. Josie is an artist and he even goes as far as buying all of her artwork from the gallery and demanding any other pieces that she brings in. Ash shows that he doesn't like to take "No" for an answer and will go to any lengths and cost to get who he wants. Josie is just coming out of another controlling relationship and isn't sure if she can trust that Ash's demands aren't going to hurt her like her other relationship did.
Frankly, this one, like RUSH made me a bit uncomfortable at times with the demanding and controlling nature of the story. I realize that this is part of the new "romance craze" but I could do without it. I got a little bored at times because I felt like I was reading similar scenes from the previous two books.
This book did have some extra story lines that included Josie's ex and the drama with Ash's family that added a nice twist and a little more dimension. Brittany, Ash's sister, was a nice character addition and I could see a new book featuring her and following up on the trio of men and their wives.
I also liked how the author took a situation from the first book and reintroduced it into BURN. This particular situation brought in a challenge for all three of the men and tests their relationship. It was a nice twist and made the last few chapters of the book real page turners.
RUSH, FEVER and BURN will bring much success to Maya Banks I am quite sure. I would bet she has garnered quite a few new fans from this trilogy.
As much as I enjoyed the characters and the idea of their relationships each book was just a repeat of the last. I listened to all three in audio and the narrator was good but failed to make it a must listen (read). I am not sorry I listened to all three but a bit disappointed.
I have dozens of books in my library that I couldn't force myself to finish... But this book was truly bad. In a class by itself. The characters were vapid and boring. The "party scenes" brought to mind middle school parties where children raided their parent's alcohol stash. The sex scenes left me empty and feeling somewhat ill. Makes me wonder about the IQ level of the author...
I honestly didn't like very much about this book at all. There were pockets of good moments but even those were painfully predictable. After reading book one of the trilogy, RUSH (which I thoroughly enjoyed) I was expecting the next two to be equally as enjoyable but they were not. They were just remakes of the first but neither was as good.
I'm not sure if I'll read another of Maya's books. Perhaps my mistake was reading this entire trilogy back to back as I did. Maybe I'll give her another chance. We'll see. It definitely won't be anytime soon though!
His voice became very annoying after a while. It just wasn't believable. He wasn't speaking naturally the way people normally speak.
No. I would definitely go see RUSH, and I might go see FEVER but I would most definitely not go see BURN.
I loved the first two books and Ash was my favorite of the three guys. I was so looking forward to his story. What a let down and I have four friends at work that all agree with me. Two of them warned me ahead of time that I wouldn't like Burn and they were so right. This is not the Ash we met in the first two books, what a watered down limp version of this hot guy. Every time the character opened his mouth, I was like who are you and where did Ash go? In the other books he was the most jaded and he just met this girl and two seconds later he's totally fascinated and in love with her - REALLY - and so whiped! The story itself was ok, but I was just so disappointed that I had to force myself, over two long weeks, to finish it. I gave the performance higher marks, because it's not the reader's fault that Maya Banks dropped the ball.
I so loved this story better than book 1 in the series. It was touching and sad. I would not recommend this one as a standalone. The other 2 books in the series should be listened to first. Maya Banks knocked it out of the park with this one.
This was an excellent wrap up to this series. Banks wrote a much more believable story this time around, I'm not saying that a rich man can't fall in love with a homeless person, as happened in the previous book, but not likely.
Ash and Josie make a very believable couple. We get to see the vulnerable side to Ash and see more of his true colors, such as his helping a sister that had shunned him previously.
Mia's girls night out gives it's usual humour.
Adam Paul did another fabulous job on the narration.
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