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- Listening Length: 11 hours and 9 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: February 5, 2013
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00B1H8VN4
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Rush: The Breathless Trilogy, Book 1 Audiobook – Unabridged
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As the story goes on, I couldn't understand how Mia could so easily accept some of the things Gabe did to her. The incident in Paris, for example. I mean WTF, how could she forgive him for that.
I forged on because I liked the other characters. Specifically Ash and Jace. I want to see where the story goes from here. Not the best romance series out there, but it's up to you.
Sadly, this book is the exception. Don't get me wrong, her style is there, the way she develops the characters is there & the way the plot develops is kinda, sorta ok, not good.
My big issues are the way Gabe handles Mia, emotionally & physically. He is such a jerk & Mia is such a fool for putting up with ALL of it the way she does. I was expecting a much stronger Mia WAY earlier in the book, not almost at the end.
Also, I was expecting Gabe to go thru WAY more to get Mia back at the end, not happy about the ease in which he wins her back.
Last but not least, the whole sex topic is quite strong, which I don't mind, I know it's out there, people like different styles, that's fine with me, but there are 2 scenes that have a lot to do with my 2-star rating. The one I absolutely hate is the one where Gabe even admits "raping" her mouth. HATE IT. The other one is the scene in Paris, which i just don't like.
I won't let one book ruin this series for me, I'l give it a try one more time & read Fever, which I hope is better than Rush.
Spoiler alert here, sorry but must be done: The scene in Paris where he ties her up and makes a whorish show of her for his business guests was not only hideous but utterly ridiculous! I mean Mia is his personal assistant, they've just had a business dinner with these 3 other men and now he's making her the sexual centerpiece afterwards. MAKES NO SENSE! Gabe, Mr. Millionaire super successful businessman doesn't realize that this could have BAD repercussions professionally...he's planning on working with these men on an upcoming project. Plus Mia is one of his partner's sister. This won't get back to him??? Nuts! Stupid! Yeah, he does it to prove a point to himself, that he doesn't really have feelings for her, bla bla, I get that, but this was so bad on soooooo many levels. And she goes with it. She was interested in a scenario like this, but hey, pick up some strangers in a bar and do this, not your business associates!!! Ugh. It all goes horribly wrong of course (oh the suspense the danger!) And after her initial freakout she's perfectly fine and enjoying a lavish touristy day in Paris with Gabe. I don't think so. Then later she agrees to go back to Paris with him again for more vacationing. C'mon!!!
And Gabe is supposed to be her "Dominant." He keeps saying, "Trust me, I'll look after you." Yeah. I trusted Mr. Grey from the get go. This guy, LAME. He's constantly looking out for himself first and then scrambling to make up for it later. Over and over again. Bad Dom! And yet she keeps spouting many times over like a Stepford Wife: "Oh, you're so good to me!" Nauseating. It did not ring true at all.
Another super highlight: one night they are indulging in Mia being tied up naked and he is swatting her with a crop before he takes her up the rear and the author has Mia's brother and Gabe's best friend/business partner walk right in. I cringed!! (then the author has Gabe musing "how could I put Mia in this position..." ARE YOU KIDDING ME! HELLO EDITOR??!!) Don't get me wrong-- I like a hot storyline, I am not talking morality here. No, I'm talking tasteless nonsensical crap. Frankly, it was gruesome. Spare us! There is not much appealing about this book and that includes the super fast wrap up of said suspense and culminates with the sappy fairy tale ending wedding proposal which was truly a YOU MUST BE JOKING moment. Sorry. It started off promising, but no, no, no.
THis book was SO disappointing and I had to force myself to finish it. Penguin Publishing? Seriously??? Are we all that hard up for cheap kinky thrills??
Mia is shocked that Gabe wants to pursue her. She has had a crush on Gabe for as long as she can remember. He had definitely played some very hot roles in her dreams. Mia risks it all to capture Gabe. With Gabe she feels as if she is the only women in the world, he seduces her, arouses her, dominants her, commands her, and captivates her. Can Mia when his heart? Or will she get hers broken in the process.
Maya Banks is a literary master. The descriptions, the abundance of adjectives, makes for some HOT reading. The characters that she creates fascinates the reader with their duality. One moment Mia and be snarky, aggressive, stubborn as a mule, and daring. But when she is in Gabe's arms she transforms into submissive creature that lives and breathes to pleasure him. The challenges, transformations, and intensity in this story will leave you panting, squirming, moaning, and desperate. Once you start reading you too will be under Gabe's control. This is a book you will devour in one sitting!