Brazen (Brazen #1)
One womans campaign to win the hearts of the two men she loves. Jasmine left the Sweetwater Ranch and the Morgan brothers, no longer able to bear the painful dilemma of loving them both. After a year away, in which she gains new perspective, she returns home with one goal. To make Seth and Zane Morgan hers. Jaz may have left an innocent girl, but she's returned a beautiful...more
Before reading this, I knew there were mixed reviews, but being a big fan of Maya Banks, especially her ménage stories, I decided to read it anyway and I’m glad that I did.
Jasmine Quinn was a 16-year-old runaway who propositioned brothers Seth and Zane Morgan in a Houston bar out of desperation and fear of reprisal from a dangerous pimp who threatened her life if she didn’t turn her first trick. Horrified, Seth and Zane rescued Jasmine and brought he...more
Brothers Seth and Zane are in the big city bar after a successful presentation for their ranch when they are approached by a very young woman offering one of them sex. After hustling her out of the bar and th...more
I really enjoyed this book a lot...and was surprised that most of the reviews were rather luke warm. I read this in almost one sitting...it was a quick, sexy, easy to read book. Just all around enjoyable.
Brazen is an erotic alternative romance about a committed menage relationship...or at least the building of one. Brothers Seth and Zane Morgan were out of town one day six years earlier when 16 year-old Jasmine Quinn propositioned Seth. It wasn't something she wanted to do, but sh...more
Steamy, nothing to say about that but, stupid me, I need a bit more plot than the one that is NOT there in Brazen. I know, debatable that this kind of books actually NEEDS a plot - what for huh? - but beside all the... oook I won't even go into that I desperately need a story to hold all the.... errrrrr, that together. I'm not sure if it's the lack of a background, of something that my mind can hold on to, that...more
Jasmine was rescued from prostitution by brothers, Zane and Seth, at the age of 16. She has loved them ever since. In Paris, she witnesses a polyamorous relationship and decides that she wants one with the brothers. Seth and Zane have shared women before, but neither is looking for a triad relationship, Seth even less so. Jas then jumps between their beds trying to convince them of her love and that a r...more
I loved this book, it was beautifully written and really went to great depths to showcase the fears Seth and Zane were feeling about sharing their love w...more
Normally I love anything written by Maya Banks but there was just something with this one that didn't click with me. It had a rushed feeling to me. I loved the idea of the back story of Jasmine but I would have liked more details. I think the way she went about trying to get to both men was a little slutty and immature, especially considering that she "loves" both men. She is getting sexual with both men before even beginning to really explain whats going on. Zane accepted things way too e...more
The story was weird for me. The things I liked in the world building was the working ranch with horses and big antler critters. I liked the Sweetwater Ranch and Carmen as a home feeling.
Jasmine returning from France for a specific goal of a three way romance with Zane and Seth Morgan. I began to feel like I was in washing machine going round and round over who liked/loved whom. The only...more
I love menage books and MB usually does a fantastic job with them, usually you feel connected with all the characters and fall right into the story. Unfortunately this did not happen with this novel. I found our heroine Jasmine a bit weepy and timid...more
In light of her unrequited feelings for two men and after taking some time away to mature, Jasmine is back home on the Sweetwater Ranch and ready to show these brothers she's all grown up. The circumstances surrounding their first meeting set the precedence in how Seth and Zane treat her and Jasmine aims to change it with her body and confessions of love. As soon as she's back at the ranch she starts an aggressive campaign in se...more
It’s not exactly an awful book just that it failed to pull me into the whole story and the characters.
So Jasmine runs off to Paris because she doesn’t know how to deal being in love with Seth & Zane, the two brothers that she has been friends with for years. After a year in the city of love, she is ready to face the challenge, flies back to the...more
What's a girl to do when she's HEAD-OVER-HEELS INFACTUATED with two STUBORN, ALPHA-MALE TEXAN BROTHERS? Hoping to prove to them she does NOT harbor tender love & care for one more than the other. That she irrevocably desires, cherish, & love them equally with her ENTIRE MIND, BODY, & SOUL.
Besides knocking them over the head with an enormous mallet, and dragging them back to her lair. It's gonna have to take a whole LOAD OF MISCHIEVOUS COER...more
This wasn't very good. It's more as if Banks was going through the motions and forgot that a love story should include a lot more emotion than was here. There were some lovely tense bits with Zane wanting Jaz and Seth thinking that made the two of them a couple and Jaz off-limits to him. Feeling outside. Then when Jaz propositions h...more
She is no stranger to menage, and lordy, does she do well with it! What is different that these men rescued her as a child and she grew up into a woman they couldn't resist! Awkward! Poor bastards.
Also! Every other Maya Banks menage has had self-assured men where they wer...more
Her time in Paris was eye opening. How funny it was that she found a friend that had the type of relationship that was just what she wanted and could show her that it could work.
While Jasmine was young, she really knew what she wanted and went home to get...more
Jasmine comes home after a year in Paris, determined to win the love of Seth & Zane. Seth is the older brother & more determined to hold back. He doesn't want to share Jaz's love, even with his brother. Zane is on-board and willing.
Seth tracks down Jaz's long-lost brother because he feels like the brother has right to know Jaz. And that Jaz should have options. Jaz overhears the conversation and thinks that the Mor...more
Jasmine's been in love with Zane and Seth since she was sixteen. Now six years older, Jaz determined to win them—both of them, over. She wants them to see her as a woman, not a scared little teenager like she used to. But will they agree with her proposition? Will they love her as much as she do?
Another Miss Banks's menage book I read and this one is slightly better. I still think that her style of menage is unbalance and a bit limp. The chemistry between characters ar...more
It's a personal thing. I have SERIOUS issues with people who are supposedly "in love" but don't talk to each other. Over half of the book wouldn't have happened if she sat them down together, explained what she learned in Paris and asked that of them. But no, she lets everyone, including herself, be all hurt because she can't open her mouth before s...more
It's not bad, just felt a little short on the emotional entanglement, it was very close though. The story explored all turmoils from Jasmine trying to break free of the image of an abandoned girl to a passionate-independent woman who have always loved Morgan brothers; overcoming her fears and resentments; the brothers accepting her love, coming to term loving and sharing her and facing reality. That said, there were sweet moments, sexy and achingly touching moments. I went from irrat...more
I didn't really care for the way Jasmine goes about winning over Brothers Seth and Zane. None of the characters really did anything for me. This was my first take on the female wanting a shared relationship and not the other way around.
Glad I borrowed this one.