Series: Breathless #1
Published by Berkley
Pub Date: February 5th 2013
Format: Paperback | Source: Publisher
Genres: Adult, Erotica, Romance
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Gabe, Jace, and Ash: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Gabe, it’s making one particular fantasy come true with a woman who was forbidden fruit. Now she’s ripe for the picking...
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 fourteen 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 vulnerable to a betrayal far more intimate than either expected.
Well, here’s the thing about this book. Yes, it’s Erotica and I don’t usually review them on the blog…but it’s written by Maya Banks. I love her KGI series! So when I received this for review, of course I wanted to read it! And overall I liked it. I liked it WAY more than Sylvia Day’s Bared to You, another Erotica novel I reviewed on the blog, but I wasn’t totally invested in Gabe and Mia’s story. I am beginning to think that these “Fifty Shades of Grey” type of books are not for me though.
My biggest issue with Rush was Gabe. There really wasn’t much I liked about the way he was. He never really showed much emotion and it made it hard for me to find any romance in the sexual encounters between him and Mia. And there were a ton of sexual encounters, but they all seemed overly brash. I wish there had been less sex and more connection/relationship building, which kind of sucks to say about and Erotica novel but it’s how I felt. I think what saved him in the end for me was how he came around in the end, even though it was after some major f’ups with Mia. Mia was definitely likeable but she would just go along with everything. I get that they signed a contract where she agreed to all this stuff but I thought maybe she’d try to get Gabe to be less cold with it all.
While I enjoyed Mia and Gabe’s story well enough, I kept thinking about the other two guys we meet in this book, Jace and Ash. They have something reeeeeally interesting going on and I am BEYOND intrigued to figure them out! I think a lot of the times they were what kept me reading this book, so I definitely look forward to reading Fever and Burn.