Book Review: Breathless Trilogy by Maya Banks

*** WARNING! This book is for ADULTS only or may be unsuitable for people under 21 years of age due to sexual content, graphic violence, and/or mature themes. Reader discretion is highly advised. If you are easily offended, then this book is not for you and please do not continue. ***

 
The series follows three billionaires—Gabe Hamilton, Jace Crestwell and Ash McIntyre—who are best friends and business partners. The men dominate both in the boardroom and in the bedroom. Each novel in the trilogy will explore the relationship of one of the men as he discovers the woman he will love.

Rush by Maya Banks

Series: Breathless #1
Published: February 5th 2013 by Berkley
Language: English
Print Length: 416 pages
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Target Reader: Adult

Purchase here: Amazon US • B&NKobo • iBooks • Paperback • Boxed Set

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.

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REVIEW BY ELLE

Plus:
+ Great plot and fast paced.
+ INTENSE. SEXY. HOT.
+ Cheap thrills.

Minus:
– Mainstream hero.
– Too obedient submissive wannabe
– Failed to represent BDSM.

Overall: Maya Bank is still one of my recommendation for sexy erotica books. I’d love to recommend this for sexy billionaire fans but don’t expect much. 🙂

OVERALL RATING

3.5stars

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Fever by Maya Banks
Series: Breathless #2
Published: April 2nd 2013 by Berkley
Language: English
Print Length: 416 pages
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Target Reader: Adult

Purchase here: Amazon US • B&NKobo • iBooks • Paperback • Boxed Set

Jace, Ash, and Gabe: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Jace, it’s a woman whose allure takes him completely by surprise…

Jace Crestwell, Ash McIntyre, and Gabe Hamilton have been best friends and successful business partners for years. They’re powerful, they’re imposing, they’re irresistibly sexy, and Jace and Ash share everything—including their women.

When they meet Bethany, Jace begins to feel things he’s never experienced before: jealousy, and a powerful obsession that threatens him, overwhelms him—and excites him beyond control.

Jace isn’t sharing Bethany—with anyone. He’s determined to be the only man in her life, and it’s jeopardizing a lifelong friendship with Ash. Bethany will be his and his alone. Even if it means turning his back on his best friend.

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REVIEW BY ELLE

Plus:
+ ???

Minus:
– NO TRUST (Emotionally abusive)
– Insta-love/lust
– Over posssive with jealousy
– Super stalker
– JASE IS SUPER CONTROL FREAK (Worse than G***)
– BETHANY FRUSTRATED ME in so many ways. Independent isn’t same with stupidity, woman!
– Slow dragging ass pace. It keeps moving in circles.

Overall: Such a disappointment. This book has power over me for my gloomy mood -_- so much negativity! 2 stars because I BARELY MADE IT ALIVE!

OVERALL RATING

2stars

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Burn by Maya Banks
Series: Breathless #3
Published: August 6th 2013 by Berkley
Language: English
Print Length: 353 pages
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Target Reader: Adult

Purchase here: Amazon US • B&NKobo • iBooks • Paperback • Boxed Set

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.

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REVIEW BY ELLE

Plus:
– Steamy.
– A little suspense in the final.
– Better than Gabe and Jase.
– Finally, it’s done!

Minus:
– Almost the same like Jase. Too Cinderella syndrome.
– Insta lust and love.
– Another failed BDSM.
– Too stalker-ish.
– Pussy-whipped hero :p

Overall: This is the last book from Breathless Trilogy. It didn’t leave me breathless but brainless. It was so dumb and empty. Finished with disappointment and surprised that I finished all the books. Once again, an okay read for Cinderella syndrome romance with steamy sex by powerful and not-really-dominant man.

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OVERALL RATING

3stars

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