Fever by Maya BanksFever by Maya Banks


byMaya Banks

Paperback | April 2, 2013

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In the second novel in the Breathless trilogy, a woman's undeniable allure takes a dominant man 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.
Maya Banks is the #1 USA Today and #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Surrender trilogy, the Breathless trilogy, the Sweet series, the Colters’ Legacy novels, and The Enforcers series. 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 wi...
Title:FeverFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 0.9 inPublished:April 2, 2013Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0425267067

ISBN - 13:9780425267066

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hot! This is one of those reads that kept me awake until 1:30am in order to finish it. I'm suffering the consequences today and yet, I regret nothing. I really enjoyed this novel. It was hot (incredibly so), it was steamy, and I liked the romance. Don't get me wrong, if this was real life I'd probably look at this couple in horror surrounding the rapid evolution and healthiness of their relationship. Luckily for me, this is not real life--this is fiction. Therefore, I have no qualms enjoying the story. Also, what a way to begin a novel! I have never read anything like that before and I have to say, wouldn't have thought I'd like it but wow, it was hot. Definitely broke the mold of my typical erotica reads. Interested to read the final novel in this trilogy. I didn't think I would like the story of Jace as much as Gabe's but I definitely liked it just as much.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay story Wasn't one of my favourite Maya Banks books or series. Like her other series better
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So bad cant remember it! Not as good as the first book in the series, trashy and repetitive. At times boring. Huge disappointment.
Date published: 2015-07-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Eh Took me a long while to read this one.
Date published: 2014-10-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bookie Awesome and now on to Ash:-)
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bookie Awesome and now on to Ash:-)
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bookie Awesome and now on to Ash:-)
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fever. I'm definitely reading more books from Maya Banks. This one was awesome.
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fever Such an amazing and inspiring book! Absolutely loved the story line...it was romantic, thrilling and just all round fantastic! Can't wait to read ash's story next as I'm sure it will be just as captivating as the last two!
Date published: 2014-08-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but too much drama I like the story! Very unlikely to be true but nice fiction and a lot of descriptive scenes. Just too much drama and lack of control for a guy Jace age.
Date published: 2014-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fever Great book Maya Banks is a great author.
Date published: 2014-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fever A little too much but the story line was good
Date published: 2014-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fever Very good series
Date published: 2014-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Another excellent book in this series, very unique story twists ! You absolutely have to read it, but read the first one first !
Date published: 2014-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Great read...but she always wanted to run
Date published: 2014-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fever Awesome story... didn't want it to end!
Date published: 2014-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fever Awesome book series
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book Loved this book. Great 2nd book in the series!
Date published: 2014-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! This book was even more intense than Rush. I cannot wait to read Burn. I will definitely do so soon.
Date published: 2014-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! another great one by Maya Banks. looking forward to reading the third instalment
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jace's story You fall in love with these characters
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from really good this was the best book of all three for me. I really liked both characters and what they learned from each other. an excellent read and worth spending the money on
Date published: 2013-09-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too bad about Jace ... Geez. I was hoping after Gabe made such a poor impression in book 1, that Jace would be an improvement in book 2. No such luck. This was a completely improbable story, Jace is a control freak with a hero complex, and Bethany should have been a stronger character given her circumstances, but she was written as a yet another wimpy leading lady. I didn't buy anything about this story. Thankfully I think the writer is saving the best (or least of the worst??) for last with Ash's story, so I will read that one and happily close out this series.
Date published: 2013-05-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I like Jace he is my favourite so far! View more of my review and others at my blog: www.mynotsovacantshelf.blogspot.com Oh Jace. My favourite of the three so far. I don't know if it's because the previous book was about his sister, or just because it's Jace. Some of this is a little outside my comfort zone, but still it was a hot and enjoyable read. I started to get frustrated with Jace throughout the novel, but I could never fully give up on him. And, Bethany…well she's a different type of girl. With a HUGE history of her own she brings something different to the story. Although some of it is a little more than I'm use to I did enjoy reading about this story, and am waiting the story about Ash. Good: Bethany-A different kind of heroine. She's had a lot of speed-bumps in her life, but overall I liked her. Jace-Sometimes he really got under my skin, but then he kind of go under my skin in a good way. Bad: Sometimes I found the adult aspect to overrun the story-line, and some of the adult content was a little out of my comfort zone Overall (Writing style, story line, and general): Overall, I'll still admit that it was a good book. I like the story line and enjoyed the characters and their dilemma. Sometimes it was a little much for me, and I may have skipped over some intense parts, but it's not anything that had me shying away from the book and the series complete. It was steamy and emotional, and left me with a smile. Here's to book number three. Cheers. This book was provided courtesy of the author/publisher for review; however, this is no way affected my review.
Date published: 2013-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PASSION LOVE IT when i first read the first review on this book i was shock that person didn't really like it . here is my point of view i love it !! the story took us from a different point of view with bethany and jace . i love that jace care about bethany didn't care about her pass he just wanted to love her no matter and i almost cry toward the end of the book and i love it that mia really care for this woman coming from a different lifestyle then the rest of the characters came from ....i know everyone has there own point of view of this story but this is what i see and i enjoy it very much just like the first and i very much looking forward to reading the next that is coming out on aug 2013 .
Date published: 2013-04-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A little disappointed I made sure to get out the day of the release to go get this book and I read it right away. I must say I was a little disappointed in the book. It was very predictable right from the first couple of pages. The middle part of the book just seemed to be a constant repeat of what happened in the chapters before. Although exactly how it ended I couldn't have predicted the ultimate outcome was exactly as I thought it would go from when I started reading it. I didn't find it was a "page turner" like I found with Rush. I definately preferred Rush to this book. I really hope that when Burn comes out it isn't as much of a disappointment as this one was.
Date published: 2013-04-10

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His gaze settled on a young woman picking up glasses and plates from the tables. It was the second time his eyes had settled on her that night though she hadn’t been out much, just periodically to do clean up. She wasn’t one of the servers. He hadn’t seen her circling with trays of hors d’oeuvres or champagne. She was dressed in black pants, a white shirt and an apron.He studied her a long moment before realizing what it was that had interested him. She looked completely out of place. And he wasn’t entirely certain what gave him that impression. The longer he stared at her, the more he thought she looked like she should be an attendee at the party. Not cleaning up after the participants.Her hair was upswept into a messy bun like Mia wore sometimes, secured with a clip, and the result was a sexy mass of mussed hair that begged a man’s hand to tug at it and set it free. Midnight black, unruly curls, some of which had escaped the clip and tumbled down her neck.She was slight, not as curvy as he usually liked his women. Narrow hips and small breasted but enough curves straining at the white button-up shirt to be tempting. The rest of her was small. Dainty. Almost fragile.When she turned, presenting her a view of her face, he sucked in his breath. Her bone structure was small. Delicately rendered. High, prominent cheekbones, almost as if she were underweight and a small chin. But her eyes. Jesus, her eyes. They were enormous in her otherwise small face. A brilliant shade of blue. shock blue, like looking at ice. They were startling against the jet black of her hair.She was mesmerizing.Then she hurried away, her arms straining at the weight of the tray that held all the dishes she’d cleared from the tables. His gaze followed her across the room until she disappeared through the door for the kitchen staff.“Not your usual fare,” Ash murmured beside him.Jace broke from his reverie and turned to see that Ash had already finished his dance with Mia. A brief look toward the dance floor told him Gabe had reclaimed Mia and the two were once more solidly glued together. Mia’s eyes were alight with joy and laughter, and some of his earlier tension eased. She was in good hands. And she was happy.“What the hell are you talking about?” Jace said, an edge to his voice.“The chick bussing the tables. Saw you checking her out. Hell, you were practically undressing her with your eyes.”Jace frowned and remained silent.Ash shrugged. “I’m game. She’s hot.”“No.”The denial came out more emphatic than Jace would have liked. He wasn’t even sure where the emphasis came from or why he was suddenly tense.Ash laughed. “Loosen up. It’s been awhile. I’ll go work my charm.”“Do not approach her, Ash,” Jace growled.But Ash had already sauntered away in the direction of the kitchen, leaving Jace standing there, fingers in tight fists at his sides. How the fuck was he supposed to explain to his best friend, a friend he regularly shared women with, that he didn’t want Ash within a mile of this one?

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the novels of Maya Banks“If you haven’t read this series yet, you totally should...Incredibly awesome...I love Maya Banks and I love her books.”—Jaci Burton, New York Times bestselling author“A must-read for...Christine Feehan and Lora Leigh fans.”—Fresh Fiction“Everything I love in a good book—suspense, romance, a twist, hot sex. Bring on the next one!”—Red Hot Books “Maya Banks...really dragged me through the gamut of emotions. From...‘Is it hot in here?’ to ‘Oh my GOD’...I'm ready for the next ride now!”—USA Today“[A] one-two punch of entertainment that will leave readers eager for the next book.”—Publishers Weekly “For those who like it naughty, dirty, and do-me-on-the-desk HAWT!”—Examiner.com