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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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    P. Ellis Seattle, WA USA 03-04-13
    P. Ellis Seattle, WA USA 03-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Steamy x 10 !!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you like a steamy romance with a dominant male at the helm (and frankly, who wouldn't?) then you will love this book by Maya Banks. I am sure I was blushing in the office breakroom listening to the splendid narration on my lunch break!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Loved the characters and the way the storyline swept me away.


    What about Adam Paul’s performance did you like?

    Unlike some listeners, I love a male voice reading these types of stories. Adam Paul's melodic tones lead to many of the aforementioned blushes.


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    Sarah Houston tx. United States 03-01-13
    Sarah Houston tx. United States 03-01-13 Member Since 2014

    I love to read. I love all genres but romance in particular. The hotter and steamy and sexier book is the more I want to read it.

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    "HOT BOOK LOVE MAYA BANKS"

    I love the new trilogy from Maya Banks. the people she creates make you feel thier desire, thier pain, and longing. this book was great with S&M and a love story, with the promise of more in this world I can't wait.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    jodi.riedel NILES, OH, United States 03-01-13
    jodi.riedel NILES, OH, United States 03-01-13 Member Since 2010

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    "Why all the bad reviews? I LOVED IT!"
    What did you love best about Rush?

    I loved the story, loved Mia and her strength, hated Gabe (and don't we love to hate the villain!!)


    What did you like best about this story?

    That Mia trusted Gabe even though it was tough to do and he misused it sometimes.


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

    No I haven't


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

    Not really


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Blanca 02-26-13
    Blanca 02-26-13
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    "If I could give this book ZERO stars I would."

    To be honest I could only tolerate about 10 minutes of this book. The narrator monotone and unemotional voice did me in immediately. There are way too many other great books available than to waste my time on this one. I have listen to several other Maya Banks book that were outstanding and very very enjoyable, however this one did not captivate at all.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Chester, PA, United States 02-26-13
    Donna Chester, PA, United States 02-26-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Narrator..sooooo not sexy"
    Would you try another book from Maya Banks and/or Adam Paul?

    I love Maya Banks, but didn't feel Adam Paul did the story justice. It sounded rushed and cheesy at times. Not sexy at all.


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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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    Nicola APO AP 02-08-13
    Nicola APO AP 02-08-13 Member Since 2014

    Steve

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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.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah LA CENTER, WA, United States 02-07-13
    Sarah LA CENTER, WA, United States 02-07-13 Member Since 2013
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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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