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Rush Audiobook

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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    Elizabeth Indianapolis, Indiana, United States 06-15-13
    Elizabeth Indianapolis, Indiana, United States 06-15-13 Member Since 2012

    Tell us about yourself!I have been reading constantly threw audio books sense a verry small age and have never lost the love of them.

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    "They all just wish they could be the fifty shades"

    this is okay but there a million like it out there. it has a lot of sex that sounds like every other sex seen. there is a bad porno like plot that you do not really need to follow to know what is going on. if you just want sex with not much brain power needed than read it. narration is average.

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    Joseph Moorestown, NJ, United States 06-04-13
    Joseph Moorestown, NJ, United States 06-04-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Just pass"

    I would have given it zero, but you need a least one to write a review.

    This book is just thinly disguised porn.

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    BluBumbleB 05-31-13
    BluBumbleB 05-31-13 Member Since 2016

    Audible OBSESSED!

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    "Hmmmmm...."

    After reading reviews on this I was skeptical, but, as a Maya Banks fan I thought I'd give it a try. I'm really happy I did, although I completely understand why many reviewers had some negative comments. I too felt a little dirty initially--the whole May/December relationship, accompanied by Gabe's (male lead) aggressive demands of Mia (female lead)--but, by the end I was loving both of them and rooting for their relationship. This is a sexy listen, with interesting characters. If you like 50 Shades or anything along those lines, you'll likely enjoy Rush. The narrator is average, but, he does a better job in the second book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Romance Lover Oakley, CA, United States 05-25-13
    Romance Lover Oakley, CA, United States 05-25-13 Member Since 2015

    Will do anything for books!

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    "Stayed up all night to finisg this one!"

    Dont know why there are so many neg reviews. I loved the story. As
    with all of Mayas books this is not for the faint of heart. Adam Paul did well narrating. He got a lot of flack for shades of grey and now this i dont see or rather hear the problem.

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    JULIA BOLING 05-22-13
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    "Not very romantic."

    This book is just a detailed pornographic how to be a submissive woman and her master. When it comes to romance books with adult themes, I listen and read female authors because I believe that women know what women like. This author proved me wrong. In the Breathless trilogy, as well as with the Sweet series, this author treat women as submissive, slaves to rough sex and being manhandled. I feel that these books are an insult to abused women and women in general. Also the language used by the characters, is a good example of how men speak in a trashy bar or by uneducated, crude men. I like lots of Ms. Banks other books, but Rush, Fever and Sweet Surrender are the worst books I have listened. They read like porno books written by a man. So if you like books that treat women as weak, idiots who cannot survive without a man spanking, insulting and physically and emotionally abusing them, then these books are for you.

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    Amazon Customer 05-15-13

    itsallaboutthestory

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    "Good Story"

    I really wish Jim Frangione had been the narrator. His "Vicious" really would have been the voice for this story. That's all I can add to any of the reviews that are already out there.

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    DK 05-14-13
    DK 05-14-13 Member Since 2013

    No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!

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    "Enjoyable-Hot & Sexy-Nothing Really Deep"
    Would you listen to Rush again? Why?

    Yes, it is a hot, sexy read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It isn't more than it claims to be. This is not a deep, challenging listen. The characters are not complex...if you are looking for a superficial read that is mostly about sex-this is it.


    What aspect of Adam Paul’s performance would you have changed?

    He was a bit stoic. There wasn't a lot of feeling behind his character portrayal.


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

    The scene in Paris...it was troubling & shows a realistic depiction of a poor choice by the dominant character getting out of control. Too often in these type of stories it seems there are no errors on the part of the strong male characters.

    This scene shows the consequences and fall out (the female is unrealistically forgiving-in my opinion) that continues in the aftermath.


    Any additional comments?

    NOTE: Strong language and explicit sex

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    Janice Hartford, WI United States 05-12-13
    Janice Hartford, WI United States 05-12-13 Member Since 2012

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Romance with an Edge"

    After reading other reviewer's comments, I decided to gamble on the purchase since it was under ten dollars! Overall, I didn't think it was a bad purchase for the price.

    Other reviewers found the sex to be degrading; I actually thought it was pretty gritty and representative of what BDSM might be to some individuals. The female character found it arousing, so even if it wasn't what some people would appreciate, it was part of the story's development.

    Other reviewers didn't believe the male character's emotional development; I saw glimpses of the changes throughout the book, so that also seemed to work within the story.

    Some reviewers didn't like the narrator; I thought he did a fine job and I was able to differentiate the characters.

    As I listened I realized...I didn't empathize with the main characters and didn't like them very much! Usually there is something appealing about one or both of the characters and their flaws make them more human; however, in this book I found Gabe to be someone who "talked a good game" but didn't behave very well. I didn't find him to be likable and didn't warm up to Mia.

    I wouldn't have used a credit for the book and a potential reader should be aware this is a grittier, edgier lust/love story.


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    Isabell United States 04-25-13
    Isabell United States 04-25-13 Member Since 2014

    I love Audible!

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    "INCREDIBLE LISTEN!!!"
    What about Adam Paul’s performance did you like?

    Adam Paul is my FAVORITE narrator! I wish he had more books he has done. He is so very talented. Yeah, Adam Paul is all that...


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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 04-11-13
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 04-11-13

    Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books

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    "Stop comparing to 50 shades - I loved this book"
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    Before purchasing a book i like to read the reviews of others. I found quite a few that are to busy comparing this book to 50 Shades and I think that it is narrow minded of some. After listing to this wonderful book i can't wait to listen to the next. Maya Banks has done a great job with the story and i also enjoyed Adam Paul's narration. With so many of these sexy sort of books out there these day's it is a listening feast for me. I love all the authors as individuals. It is plain to see by the description one reads before buying a book what sort of story it is going to be. If you can't handle the Heat - Stay away from the fire...

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