Type: Erotic Romance
My Copy: Sent
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.
My thoughts on Burn: I ADORED this book! Of course when I’m talking about Maya Banks, everything is always really good. Ash and Josie together set the page on fire. I loved how Josie spurned the advances Ash kept making towards her. Instead leery because she’s still in a dying relationship when they meet, Josie is determined to not jump from one bad relationship to the next. She ends her relationship with a man who was just playing Dom to her sub but when he attacks her Ash finally steps in and takes the reins…not only with her ex but also with Josie herself. He tries to make her feel needed, loved and encourages her by buying her artwork (behind her back..big mistake… but his heart was in the right place). I didn’t think Ash made nearly as many mistakes as his friends Gabe and Jace did in their books and instead of righting all his mistakes he was able to evolve his relationship at a better pace than them. Josies artistic mind made her more of a free thinker and she knew from the beginning that the Dom/sub lifestyle was for her and it wasn’t just a game she was playing.
Burn is sensual and erotically sexy without being over the top or hardcore. I get tired of some of the BDSM books with all the physical punishment…it’s nice to read one where the men don’t constantly flog, spank or whip the heroine. Instead Banks gives us men who dominate in bed, love completely and emotionally consume the heroine.
Ash’s willingness to put everything on the line for Josie was amazing and it made me fall just a bit in love with him myself. I thought Ash would be a bit darker then he actually was based on what was said in the past two books, but instead he was just kinda lonely and tired of the threesomes he used to share with Jace. While he considers Jace and Gabe his family, he still longs for that connection his own real family has never given him. Josie gives him a chance to finally have what he wanted and he was unwilling to let her go once finding her.
I was wondering if there would be an actual conclusion to an incident that happened in book one between Mia, Gabe and an investment man and Burn finally gives readers that ending. I wished there would have been more of a threat throughout the books but it does result in a very climactic event and while it was kinda out of nowhere, it made for some good, emotionally wrought reading.
Maya Banks is always at the top of my reading pile and Burn only cemented her place. Banks is an exquisite story teller! Erotic, emotionally charged and compelling, a wonderful ending to her Breathless trilogy!
I give Burn by Maya Banks 5 stars!
- Maya has hit the New York Times and USA Today bestseller list in every format and genre she’s written in. Mass market, trade paperback, category romance, and digital only.
**GIVEAWAY – The awesome folks at Sullivan and Partners are allowing me to give away one print copy of Burn to a US or Canadian winner! Open until 8-11-13 at 11:59pm EST. Winner announced shortly after. To enter simply answer the following question:
“What do you like to see on the covers of your erotic romance? People? Inanimate objects? Why?”