Rush

Paperback | February 5, 2013

byMaya Banks

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Gabe, Jace, and Ash: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Gabe, it’s making one particular fantasy come true with a woman who was forbidden fruit. Now she’s ripe for the picking...

When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel’s grand opening, he knew he was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his best friend’s little sister. Except she’s not so little anymore. And Gabe has waited a long time to act on his desires.

Gabe has starred in Mia’s fantasies more than once, ever since she was a teenager with a huge crush on her brother’s best friend. So what if Gabe’s fourteen years older? Mia knows he’s way out of her league, but her attraction has only grown stronger with time. She’s an adult now, and there’s no reason not to act on her most secret desires.

As Gabe pulls her into his provocative world, she realizes there’s a lot she doesn’t know about him or how exacting his demands can be. Their relationship is intense and obsessive, but as they cross the line from secret sexual odyssey to something deeper, their affair runs the risk of being exposed—and vulnerable to a betrayal far more intimate than either expected.

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Gabe, Jace, and Ash: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Gabe, it’s making one particular fantasy come true with a woman who was forbidden fruit. Now she’s ripe for the picking... When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom f...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:February 5, 2013Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING RUSH! I really liked this book, alot! Maya Banks really got me hooked with each and every one of the character. The attraction between Mia and Gabe was amazing and it was hilarious, and I can't wait to read the rest of the series
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rush I really enjoy all of MAYA BANKS b0oks but this book and the whole series were one of my favorites!!
Date published: 2015-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rush Fantastic. Well written, this was a story I couldn't stop reading until I reached the end. Excitng and sexy.
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from RUSH Really enjoyed this book. Easy to read and a nice little fantasy break from reality. I'll be reading more from Maya Banks.
Date published: 2015-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rush Great read better than 50 shades any day. Great storyline and well written ...........................
Date published: 2015-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rush Sooo loved this book. Never let go without a fight.
Date published: 2014-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Read! Has similarities to Fifty Shades, but nevertheless, it was a really great book.
Date published: 2014-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bookie Loved it!!! Can't wait to start Fever
Date published: 2014-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bookie Loved it!!! Can't wait to start Fever
Date published: 2014-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rush. Awesome. Couldn't put it down, loved it.
Date published: 2014-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rush This has been an absolute joy to read! I can't wait to read the next book to see all the exciting things that are in store from Maya!!
Date published: 2014-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good reading It took me a while to engage as it sounded like other books, but then it moves faster and the love story takes shape.
Date published: 2014-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good reading Started this book twice, first time it was way too much like 50 shades of grey with the contract and such. Second time read it through and then continued on with the other two books in the series. They were good.
Date published: 2014-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow I was shaking my head at characters ... tutting ... face palming... hiding behind my hands at other parts ... fabulous read ... definitely a book I could not put down!!!
Date published: 2014-06-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Rush Below average writing, ripping off Fifty Shades of Grey.
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rush Really enjoyed it! Wasn't sure what to expect, but really well written and the character development was spot on. Will be continuing with the series!
Date published: 2014-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exotic Romance The book was great, I had to try and pace my read until chapter 30 then I had to read the book until it was finished.
Date published: 2014-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Once again Ms Banks, ace'd it. Another exceptional story that brought tears to my eyes. It shows us the truth about love, that there is up and downs, but if the love is true they can overcome the downs
Date published: 2014-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What a rush indeed! Just loved it! I got completely caught up in this book. As soon as I finished it I purchased Fever.
Date published: 2014-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hot & Intense If I had to describe this book in one word it would be INTENSE.  Through this book Banks ramps the intensity up to a whole new level.  The book is also intense on many different levels.  Not only is the relationship in the story very intense (and hot as all get-up) but so is the business, the family, the storyline itself, and the feelings that it evokes in the reader.  Banks takes her readers for a wild ride with this tale, using her well written style and vivid, popping descriptions to make everything extremely real.   *Bashes head off desk.* Gabe you are a bloody moron!  Just saying!  He may be a brilliant businessman, and a hot, drool-worthy alpha, but he is absolutely clueless when it comes to relationships.  Then there’s Mia.  She’s smart, sweet, and scared to death yet brave enough to go after what she wants, even if she does burn a couple of bridges on the way.  But together, they contrast each other quite nicely as our main couple.  But Banks doesn’t stop there.  As the first book in this novel you get to know a great deal about a lot of characters.  I love how Banks introduces them.  It goes hand in hand with the story itself.  They are integral to one another.  No one is introduces as a minor character, but rather, everyone is given importance in the tale, even if they aren’t always at the forefront.   Overall, this is a hot, intense, and wow-worthy introduction to the series, setting you up with two more swoon worthy alpha types to drool over in the rest of the trilogy.  It would also make a brilliant introduction to the author for those who haven’t read her work yet.  
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What a rush indeed! If you are searching for another hot read after 50 Shades; look no further! This was no my favorite - that honour goes to S.E.C.R.E.T....but Rush was good. The characters were interesting and the sex hot.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved, loved, loved this book! I couldn't get enough of this book. The story line was organized and well written. Banks kept me wanting to read more. I can't remember if there were any mistakes and that was astonishing. I hate reading books filled with errors. It takes my attention away from the story and I begin feeling like a teacher correcting the students mistakes. So many great stories with many errors. Not this one. I absolutely loved the characters. This was a great read. Can't wait to read the next two books.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from excellent THIS WAS AN AWESOME BOOK! this is my first Maya Banks book and it wont be my last. excellent read. great story line. fantastic characters. this is one book that i couldn't pot down. A must read!!
Date published: 2013-05-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too bad about Gabe ... I would have given this book 2 stars, but for the ending which redeemed the book somewhat. Ultimately, the characters were very poorly developed, the plot was anorexic, and the sex was easily every chapter and a bit repetitious. All that said, the worst part of this book for me was Gabe, the leading man. He was an animal, and we get zero insight as to why he behaves so aggressively and without any emotion. While he redeemed himself as the book dragged on, I found that I really didn't care for him at all, which obviously made him and the book difficult to like. However, the character of Ash is very intriguing, and to get to Ash, we apparently need to read Jace's story in the next installment (Fever). I am bouyed by the conclusion of this book to hope for better things in "Fever". But "Rush" just made me uncomfortable, and not in a good way ...
Date published: 2013-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from She fits all trades I have read Maya Banks Hihglander novels and have really enjoyed them so goig in to her erotic romances I was not sure what to expect, the good thing is that I really liked it, I thought the characters and story were on point and I am looking forward to reading the next one. :0)
Date published: 2013-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PASSION HOTT!!! i just finished this book and its was soo hard for me to put this book down last night lol its a very good book i would totally re read it again i feel like it ended too soon and there should be few more books about these two characters there more to it i think and maybe i hope that maya banks would write a series about Gabe and Mia after these 3 books i hope right anyways this is my ever first book that i read by Maya Banks .......awesome job !!!
Date published: 2013-03-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Move over 50 shades of grey 50 Shades of Grey? Move over. I’m not gonna lie when I say I was a little out of my comfort zone when I read this novel. I’ve never really read an erotic romance, not to this level at least, but I had to give it a try because I love Maya Banks’ Highlander series…I mean really love. Anyhow. I gave it a shot and I’m happy I did because I actually enjoyed it. Although the Kink really isn’t my style I still found I enjoyed the characters, the story, and overall the romance. There were some things that bothered. There seems to be a typical layout happening for romance novels including the guy being a millionaire/billionaire, there being a large age gap (which kind of freaks me out a little bit), and the male always wanting to “own” the woman. Sadly these were present in this novel. However, it didn’t stop me from reading it and it didn’t stop me from liking it either. The only thing I could say that really bothered me was the constant repetitiveness. Mia and Gabe constantly think about how its nothing more than physical and how there is no way the other likes them for more than what it is. This is repeated often and it started to bug me because it seemed like filler. Again though the story was still enjoyable. I liked Gabe. I liked his all business attitude and his Alpha-male characteristics sometimes. I like Mia who just wants to make people happy, and that she does really step up and become something more than what she was when the novel started. You can see some real character development in the novel. Good: The characters—they actually evolve and change, which is really nice to see. The hot moments—they were pretty hot. Bad: Some of the traits that seem to be becoming the norm in contemporary romances like the guy having a lot of money, the age difference (which I have never been a fan of), and the dominance thing. There was also a lot of repetitiveness with the characters questioning themselves and each other. Overall (Writing style, story line, and general): Overall the novel was enjoyable even if it was outside of my comfort zone. It was easy to follow and I never had to re-read anything. When the hot stuff happened I was blown away by how easily I got sucked in and just couldn’t break away. The characters like all of Maya Banks’ developed into something more. There were moments when I shook my head, wanted to punch a character, and time when I would have given an arm to simply have one night with Gabe. For something that was different than what I am use to with Maya Banks this novel left me smiling and even passing it on to other to read.
Date published: 2013-02-11

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Praise for the novels of Maya Banks “For an erotic, BDSM book, this one fits the bill.”—USA Today Happy Ever After Blog “HOT...and very intense.”—Guilty Pleasures“Heated investigative romantic suspense…Intense, transfixing.”—Midwest Book Review“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