Review for Burn by Maya BanksBurn (Breathless #3) by Maya Banks:
Maya Banks is the pen name for Sharon Long. Escaping into the pages of a book is something she's loved to do since she was a child. Now she crafts her own worlds and characters and enjoys spending as much time with them as possible. A southern girl born and bred, she loves life below the Mason Dixon, and more importantly, loves bringing southern characters and settings to life in her stories.
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.
Burn (Breathless #3) by Maya Banks:
Well let me just say that I thoroughly enjoyed this 3rd book in the Breathless series. Another bossy yet saucy sexy alpha male stumbling upon the perfect girl for him. I have to say that Ash is my favorite of the dynamic trio for sure. He is just the right amount of possessive yet tender male specimen.
"The question is whether or not you want me and what I can give you. But you also need to think about all I would take. Because I take a lot. I give more but I take everything."
In this book we dip into the 3rd partner and friend in the possessive man trio, Ash McIntyre. We know from the previous two books in the series that Ash and Jace shared their women for years. Ash hasn't had a woman on his own for a while, so now that Jace is off the market and engaged to Bethany, he feels out of sorts. Gabe and Jace both have permanent serious relationships and Ash feels restless and a little left out. His friends' live have changed dramatically; therefore, he feels as though they have abandoned their "play hard and live free" motto.
Then he gets stopped in his tracks quite literally when he stumbles upon a beautiful goddess painting in the park. His life will forever be changed after meeting Josie. They have an electrically charged pull to one another right from the beginning. They truly fit together perfectly. He is of course naturally dominant just like Gabe and Jace, but she is openly submissive. She loves his possessiveness in and out of bed. Ash may now finally understand where his two friends were coming from while they were driven crazy at the beginning of their relationships. Even though she was hesitant at first, that wasn't going to stop Ash.
Of course no relationship is perfect and Josie and Ash go through some quite dramatic ordeals during their journey. An unexpected foe from the past makes an unwelcome appearance to Josie. She definitely gets the crap end of the stick but she always stays strong. We also get to finally experience Ash's horrible parasites of a family. There is one bright side that emerges and it gives us a chance to see how big of a heart Ash really has. Between his family troubles and the relentless foes that attempt to drown them, will they be strong enough to make it out to the light?
"I don't deserve your love or your shine, but I want it because with you I can feel the sun. I don't want to go back to those shadows."
Ash and Josie's connection was absolute and beautifully portrayed. I thoroughly enjoyed the thrill ride of their relationship. We get introduced to Ash's sister Brittany and a new hot controlling stud named Kai Wellington. He is the owner of Vibe and has his sights on conquering Brittany. I hope that the next book will be about their story because it defiantly has the potentially to be a steamy one! I like the Breathless series and would recommend to endeavor in this one. A pinch of pleasure and a dash of desire!
4 out of 5 stars