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Review: Burn by Maya Banks

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Burn
Author: Maya Banks
Reviewer: VampBard
Rating: A, 4.5 Stars


What I’m Talking About:


I’m sad to see the Breathless trilogy end.  I’ve loved every moment spent with Gabe, Jace and Ash.  I’ve loved getting to know the objects of their desire.  I’ve loved reading about the way they won over their women.  Maya Banks did a fabulous job concluding a fabulous plot arc with Burn.

Ash has always been my favorite of the billionaire trio, whose former motto was “play hard and live free,” and it’s no wonder based on his book.  Er, the book written about him.  Ash pretends with the general public – he likes to have himself portrayed as the care-free bachelor billionaire.  I knew from the beginning of Rush that Ash was more than he seemed.  From his horrible family to the way he shared women with Jace, Ash seemed – to me – as though he were the most intense and determined of the three.  I think I was right.

The way that Ash went after Josie – how he was up front and honest with her about every aspect of his life was completely refreshing.  Sure.  He’s got one little thing he holds back, but it’s not a deal-breaker.  I love the way he WORKS to develop his relationship with Josie.  It’s real.  Gritty.  Relatable.  The way **all** relationships should be developed.  I may not completely agree with the whirlwind part, but damn it, I know it can happen.

Brittany, Ash’s sister, was a minor character in this book.  I’m a little suspicious that this isn’t THE END of the Breathless characters because there’s a loose end with Britt and Kai.  Unless there’s a new series featuring them… **lighbulb**  Maybe that’s the new series Ms. Banks will be revealing shortly….  Set in Vegas with Caro & Brandon…just a theory, just a theory!

I think I like Josie better than Bethany or Mia.  She understood the role of a submissive, at least superficially, and had a good head on her shoulders with regard to where she stood with Ash.  For the most part.  What I liked was her ‘artsy-fartsy’.  Creative type.  Her independent streak.  The way she was completely and utterly in love with Ash.

The Breathless trilogy certainly leaves readers gasping for air… with the slow Burn of things heating up, Ms. Banks surely is a master in the art of erotic romance.  Can’t wait to see what new things she has up her sleeve!

4.5 stars: Loved it – enthusiastically recommend (A)

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About the Book:


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.

Release Date: August 6, 2013
Publisher: Berkley
Series: Breathless Series #3
ISBN: 978-0425267080
Genre: Erotic Romance, Contemporary
Format(s): Paperback (353 pgs), e-book
Book Source: Publisher

Purchase Info:
Burn (Book 3)

Reviews in the Series:
Rush (Book 1)
Fever (Book 2)

  • This sounds wonderful. I’ve heard so much about Maya Banks, and I know I need to check out more of her work. I’ll keep my eye on this trilogy and hopefully get around to reading it in 2014. 🙂 I’ll keep my fingers crossed that your theories happen! I always love when mine do. 😉 *Crossing Fingers*

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