Review: Burn by Maya Banks

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3 Stars

With the final installment in the Breathless trilogy here, I’m happy to say that I enjoyed Burn! Out of the three, Burn really was more of what I wanted out of this series. It wasn’t only about how much sex could be put on the page, or about how dominant the male could be, but more of a good symmetry between all the elements. I was also really happy to see a much more emotionally stable relationship in this one. Things weren’t high-drama, like in Fever, but instead, it had the right amount of conflict and suspense.

Ash was always my favorite and the one who intrigued me the most. We always knew he was charismatic and charming, but in this book, we also learn he’s devoted, loving, and intense. Josie was his opposite in a lot of ways, but most importantly she matched on a lot more ways, which made them the perfect match. He never tried to crush her independent spirit (on purpose, anyway) or keep her on a leash, but they both agreed on what it would be like between them, and I felt that since they were well-matched. It was also really fun to see all the characters from the series involved in this book so much. Though I must say, I’ve never had the conversations this group of ladies has with my friends. Ha!

Burn was a good end to this trilogy, and Maya Banks is still a great writer in my book. I look forward to continuing reading her novels.


Book Info

Burn by Maya Banks
Series: Breathless #3
Published by Berkley
Pub Date: August 6th 2013
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback | Source: Publisher
Genres: AdultErotica
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Ash, Jace, and Gabe: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Ash, it’s the woman who changes everything he’s ever known about dominance and desire…

When it comes to sex, Ash McIntyre has always explored his wilder side—extreme and uncompromising. He demands control. And he prefers women who want it like that. Even the women he’s shared with his best friend, Jace.

But Jace is involved with a woman he has no intention of sharing. And now even Gabe has settled into a relationship with a woman who gives him everything he needs, leaving Ash feeling restless and unfulfilled.

Then Ash meets Josie, who seems immune to his charms and his wealth. Intrigued, he begins a relentless pursuit, determined she won’t be the one who got away. He never imagined the one woman to tell him no would be the only woman who’d ever drive him to the edge of desire.

About Maya Banks

Maya Banks is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author whose chart toppers have included erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and Scottish historical romance.

She lives in the South with her husband and three children and other assorted babies, such as her two Bengal kitties and a calico who’s been with her as long as her youngest child. She’s an avid reader of romance and loves to dish books with her fans and anyone else who’ll listen! She very much enjoys interacting with her readers on Facebook and Twitter as well as in her Yahoo! Group.

Jess @ Gone with the Words

One Response to “Review: Burn by Maya Banks”

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    Jen @ Pop! Goes The Reader

    Although I’m unfamiliar with Maya Banks’ work, I was really intrigued when I first heard about this series. That said, after reading one too many negative reviews I put off reading it until a later date. Your reviews certainly make it sound tempting, though! :) Overall, would you say it’s worth the time and trouble to start or are there simply more compelling series in a similar vein out there?

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