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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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    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?

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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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    Cynthia 08-16-13
    Cynthia 08-16-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Completely disappointing!"

    I've listened to several Maya Banks stories and typically love them. This book however was a complete disappointment. It seemed that the story was actually secondary to the sex. The way the female character was portrayed was degrading and pathetic. On top of all of that it was completely predictable.

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    Leslie 08-11-13
    Leslie 08-11-13
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    "Fifty Shades rewritten"
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    So far this series is a poorly rewrite of Fifty Shades of Grey, down to the contract, spanking, rich guy and his dominating tendencies. Narration was good, but story is written better in the original book Fifty Shades...

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    RaeVonT 07-06-13
    RaeVonT 07-06-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Narrator RUINED this book!!!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The book itself is great! The narrator however sounds like he's narrating a cookbook or TV guide. NOTHING sexy about his voice & makes it impossible to connect to the characters! Phil Gigante would have been perfect!!!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Adam Paul’s performances?

    Nope! Well maybe if I purchase an encyclopedia.


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    Elizabeth Indianapolis, Indiana, United States 06-15-13
    Elizabeth Indianapolis, Indiana, United States 06-15-13 Member Since 2016

    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.

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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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