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Rush: The Breathless Trilogy, Book 1 | [Maya Banks]

Rush: The Breathless Trilogy, Book 1

When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel’s grand opening, he knew he was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his best friend’s little sister. Except she’s not so little anymore. And Gabe has waited a long time to act on his desires. Gabe has starred in Mia’s fantasies more than once, ever since she was a teenager with a huge crush on her brother’s best friend. So what if Gabe’s 14 years older? Mia knows he’s way out of her league, but her attraction has only grown stronger with time. She’s an adult now, and there’s no reason not to act on her most secret desires.
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When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel’s grand opening, he knew he was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his best friend’s little sister. Except she’s not so little anymore. And Gabe has waited a long time to act on his desires.

Gabe has starred in Mia’s fantasies more than once, ever since she was a teenager with a huge crush on her brother’s best friend. So what if Gabe’s 14 years older? Mia knows he’s way out of her league, but her attraction has only grown stronger with time. She’s an adult now, and there’s no reason not to act on her most secret desires. As Gabe pulls her into his provocative world, she realizes there’s a lot she doesn’t know about him or how exacting his demands can be. Their relationship is intense and obsessive, but as they cross the line from secret sexual odyssey to something deeper, their affair runs the risk of being exposed - and is vulnerable to a betrayal far more intimate than either expected.

©2013 Maya Banks (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Karen CARNEY, MICHIGAN, United States 02-15-13
    Karen CARNEY, MICHIGAN, United States 02-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "HOT HOT HOT"
    If you could sum up Rush in three words, what would they be?

    Hot, passion, sexy!,


    What other book might you compare Rush to and why?

    50 shades, but this goes deeper then even 50 shades did


    What about Adam Paul’s performance did you like?

    I have seen review were others didn't like him but I think he does a wonderful job!,


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Loved the whole book! From page one to the end! Can not wait for the next books!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Coooper Wasilla, AK, United States 02-12-13
    Coooper Wasilla, AK, United States 02-12-13 Member Since 2009
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    "NOT AS GOOD AS SWEET OR KGI SERIES"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I love Maya Banks, don't get me wrong, however, I would like to see a series where the beautiful, hunky, stacked, sexy men who are the leads in her books are something other than brooding (although that has its own sex appeal) and determined not to have relationships men.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I loved the ending. I always love Ms. Banks' endings.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Adam Paul?

    I would. However, it took a ways through the "listen" to get used to him. I think there are other men who could have done a much better job with the romance/sex inflections than Mr. Paul. I love Dick Hill's voice - don't know why he doesn't do more romance, but there are others as well. Maybe Mr. Paul could work on his "sexy" man voice.


    Could you see Rush being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Possibly


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    mkjmom 02-11-13
    mkjmom 02-11-13
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    "Wish I had read this instead"

    I was not a fan of the narration. I liked the story and look forward to the rest of the trilogy, but will be reading it on my Kindle instead of listening to the audiobook.

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    Sarah LA CENTER, WA, United States 02-07-13
    Sarah LA CENTER, WA, United States 02-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not my preference."
    Would you ever listen to anything by Maya Banks again?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed 50 shades of Grey, however this book I found to be too crude and not my style. The main character was self centered and came accross as a jerk. Did not enjoy the main male character, Gabe. I actually began to dislike him as the story went on.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa Texas 03-20-13
    Teresa Texas 03-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Started and won't finish it"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone whom hasn't read Fifty Shades might enjoy this book. There are a lot of character (and contract) similarities.


    Has Rush turned you off from other books in this genre?

    If each time I pick up a smutty romance novel there are contracts, and the women don't eat, then YeP, quite possibly. I don't get the references; if you get naughty you never eat? Hmmm.

    I think I'm switching to something by Steven King ;o


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Adam Paul?

    It's a female telling the story with a female author, but Adam Paul narrating. It doesn't add to experience.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I won't finish it so I couldn't tell if there were any redeeming qualities.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nicola APO AP 02-08-13
    Nicola APO AP 02-08-13 Member Since 2010

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    "LOVE LOOVE LOOOVE"

    Absolutely loved it. My immediate thoughts after the first chapter was “great..... another attempt to re-write Fifty Shades of Gray.” In the end, I was totally wrong, I laughed, got angry, was repulsed, cried and talked to the characters as if they were real people. The hero (Gabe) and heroine (Mia) have known each other for years. Gabe is scarred by his ex-wife and vows he would never get involved in a relationship without protecting himself. Mia has always had a girlish crush on Gabe, never knowing his special likeness for her. Now Mia is all grown up, and plans to make a surprise appearance to her brother’s hotel grand opening ....... and there it begins. Very happy ending, I only wish there was an epilogue to follow.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Bakersfield 10-22-14
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    "Great series"

    One of my favorites. Loved whole series. Want more from this author. Like this genre.

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    Amazon Customer Peoria, IL United States 07-25-14
    Amazon Customer Peoria, IL United States 07-25-14 Member Since 2012
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    Would you listen to Rush again? Why?

    No, it was good but once was enough. I want to listen to the others in the series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eva - A woman who had been babied all of her life who found her voice and strength.


    What about Adam Paul’s performance did you like?

    His range with the different characters.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Cry a little at the end.


    Any additional comments?

    It would be interesting to know which came first - this or 50 Shades. VERY similar on a lot of levels. But still an enjoyable listen. Just be careful listening at work *wink.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Clayton, NC, United States 04-10-14
    Amazon Customer Clayton, NC, United States 04-10-14

    My favorite things are my family and my books! Depending on the day, not in that order. :)

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    WOW!!!!! I loved this book! The characters were strong and fierce! The story was great and kept moving at a good pace. Kept me interested in the book from start to finish. The narrator (Adam Paul) was wonderful!!!! He brought the characters to life.

    Gabe's character is smart, good looking, powerful and rich. He doesn't apologize for who or what he is. Mia is his best friend Jace's little sister. He helped Jace raise her after the death of her parents when she was young. Mia has wanted him for a long time and he's wanted her too, but the 14 year age difference was standing in Gabe's way. Until now!

    Hot, Hot, Hot! I can't wait to read the rest of the series!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie Cozad Grandview, MO United States 12-07-13
    Bonnie Cozad Grandview, MO United States 12-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    "One of Maya's best!"
    If you could sum up Rush in three words, what would they be?

    Hot, tempting & exciting


    What other book might you compare Rush to and why?

    A lot of her other books are similar as are those by Olivia Cunning & Shayla Black. Erotica at it's best!


    What about Adam Paul’s performance did you like?

    Able to create distinct voices and add emotion to his reading. He is great!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES! And I have listened to it many times since the first listen


    Any additional comments?

    I think this is the best of the three in this series (Rush, Burn & Fever)

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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