Series: Breathless #2
Published by Berkley
Pub Date: April 2nd 2013
Format: ARC | Source: Publisher
Genres: Adult, Erotica, Romance
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Jace, Ash, and Gabe: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Jace, it’s a woman whose allure takes him completely by surprise...
Jace Crestwell, Ash McIntyre, and Gabe Hamilton have been best friends and successful business partners for years. They’re powerful, they’re imposing, they’re irresistibly sexy, and Jace and Ash share everything—including their women.
When they meet Bethany, Jace begins to feel things he’s never experienced before: jealousy, and a powerful obsession that threatens him, overwhelms him—and excites him beyond control.
Jace isn’t sharing Bethany—with anyone. He’s determined to be the only man in her life, and it’s jeopardizing a lifelong friendship with Ash. Bethany will be his and his alone. Even if it means turning his back on his best friend.
All throughout reading Rush, the first book in this Breathless trilogy, I was immensely curious about Jace and Ash. They had this thing going on where they only slept with the same woman at the same time, and I must admit I was really excited to see how this would play out in this book, which is about Jace. Soon after starting Fever I realized their relationship wouldn’t be something we explored. Womp womp. Still, I was interested enough in Jace alone to find out more about him. But it turns out that I wasn’t wooed by him either. And even though we find out a lot about Bethany’s past and her struggles, I never really felt like I knew who she was. It really felt like her whole identity revolved around what Jace wanted her to be.
I’ve come to realized while reading this that I do not enjoy these type of males. If they’re dominant in the bedroom, I can get on board with it…but if they try to control the woman, from who she sees and talks to, what she can and cannot wear, or where she can and cannot go? Oh, HELL no. Jace spoke of being this type of person to Bethany. He told her that’s the kind of relationship they would have…but in the end, he never really followed through with any of those demands, other than when it was about her safety. I was so glad and it made me not hate Jace in the end. Would I call him my next book boyfriend? Eh, probably not.
I did like that there was more emotion and romance in this book than in Rush. Jace and Bethany definitely brought on the dramatics, but they also had really sweet moments. And Maya Banks’ writing is, as always, great. While this may not be my favorite series of hers, I will continue on to the last book in this trilogy, Burn.