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 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.
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.
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.
Like I've said many times, in my opinion, nobody writes a romance novel like Maya!! Adam Paul does a wonderful job with the narration and has a very sexy voice. My only problem is....SHE CAN'T WRITE THEM FAST ENOUGH FOR ME!!
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
Yet again Maya Bank's crafts another well-written awesome book that has passion, hot hot sex, danger, romance, tension, comedy and fills it with the main characters having both sexual and sensual chemistry by the bucket full and the story just seamlessly flowed into an intense action-packed listen. You can't help but become emotionally invested in her characters and the trials and tribulations they inevitably become involved in as their love story slowly and deliciously unfolds.
Ash, an alpha male whose complex, handsome, dominant, filthy rich, controlling, very charismatic and tortured by his past but he feels something's missing from his life - then he sees Josie across the Park and finally all the pieces suddenly fit together and, as their eyes meet, it was lust, and maybe love, at first sight. He was a tender, thoughtful, protective but a dominant lover and that's just how Josie wanted it. That is until secrets and betrayal threatened everything but worse was yet to come as a previous enemy seeks revenge and launches an attack that was shocking and nearly ruined all three men's perfect lives.
Very plot invested secondary characters who brought a lot of fun, drama and depth to the storyline without drowning it. Not really a stand-alone listen.
Worth a credit? Yes it would've been but my 'under $10' rule applied so I just bought it and very glad I did as Ash is both my Forbidden Fantasy and my Knight in Shining Armour and it's been a great series.
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!
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