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Burn (The Breathless Trilogy) [Kindle Edition]

Maya Banks
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (826 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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.

Editorial Reviews


Praise for the novels of Maya Banks

“Hot enough to make even the coolest reader sweat!”—Fresh Fiction

“Superb...[an] exciting erotic romance.”—Midwest Book Review

“You’ll be on the edge of your seat with this one.”—Night Owl Reviews

“Definitely a recommended read…filled with friendship, passion, and, most of all, a love that grows beyond just being friends.”—Fallen Angel Reviews

“Grabbed me from page one and refused to let go until I read the last word…When a book still affects me hours after reading it, I can’t help but Joyfully Recommend it!”—Joyfully Reviewed

“I guarantee I will reread this book many times over, and will derive as much pleasure as I did in the first reading each and every subsequent time.”—Novelspot

“An excellent read that I simply did not put down…A fantastic adventure…Covers all the emotional range.”—The Road to Romance

“A must-read author…her [stories] are always full of emotional situations, lovable characters, and kick-butt story lines.”—Romance Junkies

About the Author

Maya Banks is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author whose chart toppers have included erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and Scottish historical romance. She lives in the South with her husband and three children and other assorted babies, such as her two Bengal kitties and a calico who's been with her as long as her youngest child. She's an avid reader of romance and loves to dish books with her fans and anyone else who'll listen! She very much enjoys interacting with her readers on Facebook and Twitter as well as in her Yahoo! Group.

Product Details

  • File Size: 605 KB
  • Print Length: 353 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0425267083
  • Publisher: Berkley; 1st edition (August 6, 2013)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009NY859M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,378 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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86 of 95 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Returned it August 7, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I'm done with Maya Banks. I loved Rush. It was HOT & I bought into it. Fever was a hot freaking mess for me. I pre-ordered Burn & had it on my book calendar looking forward to it all summer. I had high hopes Burn would be more Rush, but it quickly went in the direction of Fever.

Ash sees Josie in a park & BOOM is obsessed with her after a 4 minute conversation. Beeyotch, please. Ash tracks her down & blackmails her into having dinner w him. (She pawns her moms jewelry to make rent & he shows up w the jewelry. At the same time all her artwork sells out to one buyer & she can't figure out he's the buyer? Chipmunks have more sense than that.)

On their date Ash lays out that he wants her to be his & wants her submission. I've read 100 of these books & yet I found Ash's I want your submission speech to be confusing. Josie will think about it though. A week later Ash hears from the dude he's hired to stalk Josie that she has a black eye. Ash rushes over & tells Josie she's moving in with him that second & he's going to kill Michael her ex. Yeah..... Listen, when Gideon kills for Ava in Crossfire it's the hottest thing I've ever Read. Gideon did a service to humanity by taking that guy out. Michael the ex hitting Josie was so implausible. He never once laid a hand on her during their relationship & wasn't upset when she broke it off. Then a couple days later stops by to beat her up. Whatever. Ash calls Jace & tells him he's gonna need an alibi and..... sorry this is where I gave up & returned the book to Amazon.

31% in I was just annoyed & there hadn't even been any penetration yet to make up for the ridiculous plot. I have no issue spending $50 to $100 a month downloading books from Amazon. BUT $8.89 for a book that doesn't work for me? Nope. I get why some people would love this, but it didn't work for me. I've got 80 books on my wish list moving on.
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74 of 83 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Same Author?? August 9, 2013
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I enjoyed the first two books. However, it seems like the last one, BURN, isn't even written by the same author. It was so annoying to me that, constantly, throughout the book the character "ASH" starts sentences with "can't" or "don't", etc. Like the author can't be bothered to started sentences with "I can't" or "I don't". I found myself mentally adding "I" before Ash's statements(much like the character in "FORGED IN STEEL"). While I understand this may be the character's manner of speaking, it is simply not pleasurable to read. Also, the wording of many other sentences seemed backward or like she looked up and used words from the thesaurus that only kind-of worked.

While the story could potentially be pleasant, there was no background or immediate draw. The story is very, very, very slow to begin with and neither character came across like-able. The first book had characters who had a history and the second book immediately started out with an instant draw. This book just doesn't find a hook.

I have read many Maya Banks books, but Burn is a semi-miss for her. This wonderful series should have finished strong.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Who was this? August 9, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Ash who? How can you have 2 books with a character and then have him turn into a comletely different character. Ash was the interesting one with what seemed a different outlook on women and life in general. His new relationship should've been the same. The possibilities for this being a very interesting book were there but the author fell way off the mark. Basically she recreated Fever with a little bit of Rush thrown in and accomplished a complete let down.

Also, what is wrong with using personal pronouns in the dialogue? I thought maybe they all talked that way since they grew up together but then so does Josie. It is very distracting, instead of adding depth. I have NEVER not finished a book but really debated it here.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst of the series August 13, 2013
By Sara T.
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Sorry, I anticipated this final in the series and I couldn't even finish it. The plot was very forced and the sex was like a boardroom conference. Oh please, lets discuss what we are going to do before we do it. SO NOT HOT! Also, Ash's dialogue was written in poor English, the beginning of his sentences started with verbs which for a brilliant millionaire, seemed completely out of character. I read Escaping Reality instead, AMAZING!
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48 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ash is Not What You Expect - MY FAV BOOK OF SERIES August 6, 2013
Rating: 4.5 Stars

I was a little skeptical going into this book. From what I've gathered about Ash McIntyre in the first two books, he just came off as this laid-back go with the flow kind of guy that just liked sleeping around. He never seemed to understand what first Gabe and then Jace were going through when they fell for Mia and Bethany, respectively.

Before I started this book, he was my least favorite. After finishing it, he is 100% my favorite of the three men! In taking it a step further, I will say that this book is my favorite of the three as well.

I learned early on that I really had no idea who Ash really was. The Ash I thought I knew was not the real Ash. Getting inside his head made it much easier to understand him and I saw a different side of him that others, including Jace and Gabe, never saw. He actually is much more Alpha male than either of the two. He is very blunt, demanding, controlling, protective and incredibly romantic. Like I said NOTHING LIKE I THOUGHT HE WAS.

When the book starts, Ash is sort of lost. His two best friends have settled down with their women and he was the last one to live by their "live free, play hard" motto. But, he started wondering if that was enough for him after watching Gabe and Jace fall head of heels in love and seem happier than they have ever been. As he is pondering this, he sees Josie and something about her intrigued him. He wanted her.

But Josie wasn't a damsel in distress like Bethany nor was she an innocent young girl like Mia. Josie is no stranger to dominant/submissive relationships yet something about Ash both intrigued and terrified her simultaneously. Ash was intense and he was prepared to give her everything, but take everything in return. Could she take that leap with him?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Jace and Ash had there bond where they shared pretty much every girl...
Since this is the last book in the series, there isn't really much to say. You already know about Gabe and Mia. Gabe was the most intense out of all of them. Read more
Published 3 hours ago by Nicole Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great book
Published 3 hours ago by Jerri Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars So sad it's over
I loved this series and I am so sad it's over :( I wish there was more books about when they have the double wedding and when they have babies and curious about Jack and his rehab. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Lorena Bou
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this Trilogy makes it easy to no what is ...
I enjoyed this Trilogy makes it easy to no what is coming everyone has a different twist but you already
know the personalitys of each caracter.
Published 1 day ago by Donna Meyer
4.0 out of 5 stars loved it. great series
Loved all three books. Kept you guessing. Loved them all. I recommend them to all my friends and family. One book ends next one picks up right there.
Published 2 days ago by kimsmom122607
5.0 out of 5 stars burn
Loved it great books. Can't wait to find more like this. I loved all three they were hard to put down.
Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent book, very good story line, can't get enough
Published 4 days ago by Angela Purvis
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved the series very much. Looking forward for more works from Maya Banks -- love trilogies !!!
Published 4 days ago by Sue A Quinlin
4.0 out of 5 stars Maya does not disappoint
Great book and series! I am excited to see where these characters go in the books. On to the next series!
Published 4 days ago by Germaine
3.0 out of 5 stars book girl!!!
Ash and Josie.. they were a great fit. Great storyline kept you going from beginning to the end. I though Ash would have been more sexual that's the only thing i didn't like about... Read more
Published 6 days ago by thelma harrison
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Maya Banks lives in Texas with her husband, three children and assortment of pets. When she's not writing, she can be found hunting, fishing or playing poker.

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