Jace Crestwell, Ash McIntyre, and Gabe Hamilton have been best friends and successful business partners for years. They’re powerful, they’re imposing, they’re irresistibly sexy, and Jace and Ash share everything - including their women. When they meet Bethany, Jace begins to feel things he’s never experienced before: jealousy and a powerful obsession that threatens him, overwhelms him - and excites him beyond control. Jace isn’t sharing Bethany - with anyone. He’s determined to be the only man in her life, and it’s jeopardizing a lifelong friendship with Ash. Bethany will be his and his alone. Even if it means turning his back on his best friend.
©2013 Maya Banks (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Preface: I normally truly enjoy Maya Banks' books. I loved "Rush," the first book in this series. I was looking forward to this sequel, and was already intrigued by the male lead and the potential for another GREAT read. I am generally empathetic and sympathetic to characters with emotional baggage, and I do NOT enjoy writing negative feedback. That said...
I found both the wildly exaggerated, stereotypical depictions of the poor innocent little destitute "victimized-by-the-big-mean-evil-rich-greedy society" female lead ("Bethany"), to be PAINFULLY, *stupidly/immaturely* gullible, irresponsible waif literally PAINFUL to endure. I repeatedly found myself exclaiming, "Oh, for F's sake!" and PRAYING that Jace would just WALK AWAY from Bethany. I don't want to believe that there is a significant target market of readers naive enough to find this melodramatically pathetic female lead or the plot appealing. It was nauseating. Gah. Maya can do SO MUCH BETTER than this.
I felt that it was just too crude ...i am a huge fan of her other books that are sexy but this book was just too much for me .
not sure ...i may try one more ... give her another go ??
he did a good job
none realy i was just trying to get though it to know the end .very dissapointed .
I'm a 25 year old mum to my beautiful nearly 2 yr old daughter and i LOVE books , both reading and listening to them :D
well i have 20 great listens in my library ATM and fever is about number 10 i say ..great listen !
Jace , i just love his character his sexy , strong , mysterious all great treats for a leading man
he does a great job , i liked the way he reads the story , his tone goes thou the emotions of the story and keeps you listening
Modern day Cinderella story with a sexy twist !
Yes, I would listen again. Although its definitely like Cinderella and there are moments when it really stretches the realm of possibility, I don't read/listen to books to be reminded of reality, so because of that, I enjoyed delving further into these main characters from this series. It smoldered with some of the sexy scenes, the interactions between the friends was always a bit comical to me, and it kept me on the edge a bit because the whole time I was a bit like, "how is this all going to unfold??"
I love all of the guys equally--I love their friendship, loyalty, honesty, and maybe I'm kinkier than I thought because I like how dominant they all are. The dominance does border on a little crazy, but, I think it's the power that comes across that is so delicious with these three. I'm really looking forward to the next book that tells Ash's story.
Hard to make the call on this one. He does all the male lead characters really well, but if I had to choose I enjoyed Gabe from the first book and equally enjoyed Jase in this one. His narration was better in Fever than in Rush.
Toward the end I wanted to cry because of what happened to Betheny and Jase's reaction it was heartwrenching.
Buyt it! Great book, and I am enjoying the series!
Yes, because I can have it read for extended periods of time rather than sitting down to read. The content was about the same. I like the unabridged much better in general.
I would say that her books are generally the same--love, sex, problem, problem solved, then marriage at the end. This one had a twist at the end, which kind of took my breath away.
Do not want to divulge because that might ruin it for others.
Romance in the wild.
Loved this book...Maya Banks does it again. Where oh where is the third book on audio??? Please hurry hurry hurry....I just know it is going to be Ash's turn!!
Yes, and have done so many, many times along with the other two books in this series.
I love 99% of Ms Banks books, and this series does remind me of the "Colter's Legacy" series. The story include larger than life alpha males who were very protective, yet had a gentler softer side.
Ash! Love his humor and laid back personality. I've known guys like Ash and they have always been a lot of fun to be with.
Yes. Luckily for me this book was only 12 hours long, so I was able to listen to the bulk while I was at work at my desk, then finished once I got home for the evening.
Many of the reviews I've read about this book was that premise was not believable. But, isn't that why we read/listen to fiction? Many male characters in Maya Banks' books and for that matter, many of the romance novels, are not about your every day fair. I don't read or listen to these books expecting to find the every day Joe. I want the fantasy that many of us have. This series stories are crazy, intense and sexy beyond what many of us will ever experience. So, yea, the story lines may seem impossible, but that's the beauty of the stories in the first place.
Mom, and caregiver. Variety in my music and book libraries. I love a good romance or mystery. In order to be worth my time and money
Jace is a dominant bordering on domineering. Personally I'm more a fan of Gabe but they're all pretty domineering.
The stories are good don't get me wrong I'm just tired of dominants being portrayed as domineering.
There is nothing new or spectacular about this story line, the characters, their situations and relationships. It is a solid effort by Maya Banks and what you would expect from this author in writing style, plot line and conclusion. If you like Banks, you'll like the book.
Respect for humanity. Violence and abuse is a crime and not a sexual turn on. The author getting a jolt of conscience wight improve the work.
Prostitution is a more honorable profession than writing sick pornography of violent abuse and degradation and implying that such behavior is sexy.
The narrator did a good job.
Revulsion and deeply saddened.
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