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Rush Audiobook

Rush: The Breathless Trilogy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Jon B. 12-06-14
    Jon B. 12-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Rinse and repeat of 50 Shades of Grey"
    What did you like best about Rush? What did you like least?

    Just ok.


    What was most disappointing about Maya Banks’s story?

    It is ridiculously similar to 50 Shades of Grey.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The female voices were too fake and forced from the male reader.


    Was Rush worth the listening time?

    It had its moments, but I'd look elsewhere.


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    Jessica C. Jones 12-05-14
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    "Sick"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This book was sick and I couldn't do it. I got to the BJ in front of the room full of guys and about died. I hated the narrator too.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Yes, he made it MORE creepy - if possible


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

    No.


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    THERESA JONES 11-30-14
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    "50 Shades"
    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    This type of book is degrading in my opinion! I prefer the female character to be stronger. I am afraid I did not finish the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A1TexanGal 05-09-14
    A1TexanGal 05-09-14
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    "Disgusting!!!!"
    Would you try another book from Maya Banks and/or Adam Paul?

    I have read other books by Maya Banks and enjoyed them. But not this one. It's disgusting!


    What could Maya Banks have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Cut out the outrageous sex scenes.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    This book has me wishing I hadn't wasted my money.


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

    Not really!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Shery Seaford, DE, United States 03-19-14
    Shery Seaford, DE, United States 03-19-14 Member Since 2016
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    "HORRIBLE!!!"
    Any additional comments?

    Couldn't even make it through the first hour. The narrator was horrible and the storyline is like a cheap rip off of 50 Shades of Grey. Like really?!?!?!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Margarita New York, NY 02-08-14
    Margarita New York, NY 02-08-14 Member Since 2016

    All business but contemporary fun!

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    "This could have been so much better"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It started off really rough since the guy was just so rude. I think the author could have elaborated so much more on the "enchantment" between the characters for all these years before jumping into BDSM. that connection was missing.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator was speaking so fast, like reading a text book as fast as possible. I think the main character came out so nasty instead of "alpha" male due to the performance.


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    Nikita Savoy 12-25-13

    Love never dies, just changes form~Nikita

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    "I never write reveiws but now I will."
    What did you like best about Rush? What did you like least?

    Book two in the series is the only one worth listening to. You don't need to read these in order. She wrote this one in a hurry it seems like, and not worth using a credit.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Maya Banks again?

    Yes


    Have you listened to any of Adam Paul’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. He's a great narrator even though he had six or more characters to narrate for; he was believable.


    Did Rush inspire you to do anything?

    Find more books by her or similar authors.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen alone. It's XXX

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    Julie- Chicago, IL, United States 12-03-13
    Julie- Chicago, IL, United States 12-03-13 Member Since 2010
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    "What a waste of time"

    This is one of the worst books I have ever purchased. The narration was horrible, there was no story line, I felt cheap listening to it, I could not finish reading. Do not waste your credit or time.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer fort meade, MD, United States 11-13-13
    Amazon Customer fort meade, MD, United States 11-13-13 Member Since 2016

    book diva

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    "ya i dont under stand."
    What disappointed you about Rush?

    I am lost for words this is not like fsog or anything like it, In truth i wasnt looking for that, I am just lost for words on this one


    What was most disappointing about Maya Banks’s story?

    it was just fluff!


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment so many ppl gave it high remarks, i guess i am on the other side of that


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    Renata LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 10-23-13
    Renata LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 10-23-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Whatever happened to real editors?"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better book.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Adam Paul?

    It's possible, but I'd rather not.


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

    Redeeming qualities.... Hmmmm... It helped me pass the time while doing laundry and made me feel like freaking rain man style genius.


    Any additional comments?

    No doubt this whole plot has been recycled more times than I can count, but I generally can get into the different versions of it and enjoy myself. I'm no genius but the writing of this book is painfully bad. I mean really bad. All the characters sound the same. They think the same, they even use the same expressions. I'm damn sure that if I hear the phrase 'damn sure' come out of one more characters mouth my head might explode. Reading this book made me think pretty much anyone can slap together a book half assed
    with a few good BDSM sex scenes and make the NY times best seller list. I mean seriously, it reads like no one edited it for anything but spelling errors. Because I'm a sucker with time and credits to burn, the semi cliffhanger at the end meant that I'd have to give the second book a try. Story is definitely more interesting in the second book, but the writing still pretty chock full of nondescript stereotypes and is mediocre at best.

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