Monday, December 30, 2013

Rush by Maya Banks

Author: Maya Banks
Series: Breathless

About the Book:

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

My Review:

I'm a huge fan of Maya Banks and have never read anything of her's that I didn't like. That said, I had reservations about this book after reading the first chapter. My first reaction was "Oh Gawd, not another 50 Shades-esqe book!". I'm so glad I stuck it out and finished it, though.

This is the first book in the Breathless Series, so some of the book was spent explaining the relationship between all of the friends and Mia. Mia's brother raised her after their parents died in a car crash. His friends and business partners have been involved in her life since then. 

While there are parts that are definitely similar to that other book, this one has a STRONG heroine. While Gabe does enjoy BDSM, it's not the central part of their relationship. He does push Mia's buttons and makes demands, but they are never overly harsh. 

My Rating: 4 Stars

1 comment:

  1. hmm, still debating this one. Even without the fifty shades, the whole much older man, younger woman and super-rich powerful man just is not my preference. I'll wait and see how you like the rest of the series... Good review, though! smiles...