Maya Banks is a well known author in the erotica category, creating sexual scenes that either leave you blushing or falling over yourself trying to turn the page fast enough. And her book, Rush, is no exception. The first in the Breathless trilogy, this book was first published on February 5, 2013.
Synopsis and Review:
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.
If you missed my review, you can find it here: Rush (Breathless #1)
Ok, so why give this book a chance?
Like I mentioned in my review, if you are looking for a book with lots of sex then I think you found it. This book is about forbidden love- your best friends little sister is supposed to be off limits… right?
What makes this book stand out to me is how strong Mia is. Yes, she plays the submissive role pretty well. But that doesn’t mean she lets Gabe walk all over her.. which he tries. What can I say, I am a sucker for strong women.
Again, like most books this one isn’t perfect. There are some eye roll moments and at times I wanted to scream at both characters for being chicken shits. But I will say the book is saved by some amazing sex, a grovel that can never be topped, and a fairytale ending.
So I guess what it really comes down to is this is a great book about sex, an alpha male who is damaged, and a great love story.
“I’m not stubborn. My way is just better.”
“Tell me what you need.”
“You,” she said simply, that one word tearing to the very heart of him. “Just you.”
“If you ever wake up and see the light and decide you want me back? You’re going to have to crawl.”