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Rush Audiobook
Rush
Written by: 
Maya Banks
Narrated by: 
Adam Paul
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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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    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


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    L. TESTA 10-17-13
    L. TESTA 10-17-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Terrible Narrarator."

    Could not even finish listening to the story. Story seems to mimic 50 shades of gray.

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    Rachel NRH, TX, United States 09-26-13
    Rachel NRH, TX, United States 09-26-13 Member Since 2013
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    "HORRIBLE!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I could not even finish it....so bad.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not anything by this author.


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

    anyone else, he was almost awkward to listen to.


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    Amazon Customer 09-14-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Narrator makes it a little creepy otherwise its ok"
    Would you try another book from Maya Banks and/or Adam Paul?

    I have other books by Maya Banks but this is my first time with Adam Paul. He is not a bad narrator but he seems miscast for this type of series.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Story was ok. Nothing super original or that hasn't already been done in this genre already. Lots of similarities to FSoG and overall it is better written than the Crossfire series.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    His voice is too mature for a 38 year old man. If the main character was an older gentlemen then he would have been a good fit here.


    Did Rush inspire you to do anything?

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    I am going to give the second book a go even if it does sound like David Rossi from Criminal Minds is talking dirty to me!

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    Amanda Pittsburgh, PA, United States 09-10-13
    Amanda Pittsburgh, PA, United States 09-10-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Worst narrator ever!"
    What would have made Rush better?

    New narrator


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

    New narrator


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

    Anyone!


    What character would you cut from Rush?

    No one


    Any additional comments?

    N

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    vicki CLINTON, OKLAHOMA, United States 08-22-13
    vicki CLINTON, OKLAHOMA, United States 08-22-13 Member Since 2016

    Nurse Anesthetist. Love audiobooks!

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    "Can you say "control Freak!""

    I read book 3 before I read this book(book 1). If I had read this book first, I would not have read any of the rest of this trilogy. In this story, the male love interest, Gabe, does everything we are warned about watching out for in someone we, or our friends, daughters, or any women are warned to watch out for. I had a really icky feeling in my stomach thru most of this book. I don't care how much a woman thinks she loves a man. No one should ever think its ok for a man to treat her like Gabe treated Mia thru 80 % of this book. I would personally, never have been able to look at myself in the mirror if I had allowed someone to treat me this way. And what is it with rectal sex? Would a straight man think it arousing to have to walk around with a plug stuck up their butt while they were at work? I just don't get it! All I can think about during those segments of the story is how un-hygienic this is and all the medical issues that can happen. Most of the treatment of Mia by Gabe would make alarm bells go off in the minds of most women. I found it unbelievable that any woman would sign a contract such as the one that Gabe supposedly insisted all his women sign! Maya Banks books usually portray strong women but boy this one really missed the mark.

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