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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

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Paperback, 260 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Samhain (first published September 4th 2007)
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Shawna
5 stars – Contemporary Romance/Erotica/Ménage

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
Auntee
Jul 14, 2008 Auntee rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of erotic romance
Recommended to Auntee by: I like the author's other work
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UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...
Jun 12, 2010 UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine... rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who like menage and explicit sex.
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Julie (jjmachshev)
"Brazen" is the first in Queen-of-the-menage Maya Banks 'Brazen' series. Her sex scenes are very erotic and her characters are very tortured and normally I like that. But there was just something about this one that kept needling at me and kept me from enjoying it as much as her other books.

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
Isis FG
May 15, 2009 Isis FG rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Isis FG by: previously read author / preferred theme
Rating: 4.5 / 5

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
Lisa O.
So I've tried a book by the famous Maya Banks. I have to say I wasn't too impressed.
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
Verity
Anotha MB heroine who weeps outta her ass. So over waterpot heroines. Luv scenes : nuffink 2 write home 'bout.

Hopping to the picturesque West Texas to hire Mamacita (housekeeper / chaperone cum menage supporter).


Nefertiti
I've read a few menage books, but in this one I didn't believe the relationship was balanced.

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
Beanse
Ugh... this book SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDDDDD! And that is putting it as nice as I possibly can.

Free download from the library was way too much to pay for this book. Save your self the trouble and read something else.
Karsyn
I don't know if I've ever given a Maya Banks book less than a 4. I had a 3 but the more I think of it, the more pissed I am, so I had to give it a 2.

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
Emily
After a year away Jasmine Quinn decides to return home to the men she loves. Zane and Seth have always protected Jasmine, they found her as a teenage runaway and vowed never to let any harm come to her. When they see Jasmine they realize she has grown up, and Jasmine doesn't want them to see her as her protectors but as the woman she has become.

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
PepsiGirl
This story was irritating to me and I could barely finish it. Jasmine was hell bent on starting a ménage with brothers Seth and Zane. So much so that she basically causes a rift between them. She sets up this diabolical plan involving handcuffs and an unwilling participant. She finally pushes Sean over the edge and he gives her and what she wants and guess what she's a virgin and isn't prepared for any pain. Seth was her biggest obstacle not wanting either Zane or himself to have any kind of a s...more
Mitzi
Pretty good book. Jasmine is in love with both of the Morgan brothers. She knows she can't have both of them and doesn't want to cause trouble so she leaves, only to return to them and the ranch all grown up. She is determined to show them they don't need to choose between themselves, that all 3 can have a intimate loving long term relationship. But one brother Seth, is harder to convince. He does not want to share his woman.
Amber Fueston
Rushed

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
Pete
Brazen is book 1 of Brazen Series, by Maya Banks where cover art on the audiobook immediately got my attention.

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
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
Maya Banks is the high priestess of the Erotic Romance. I have read many many of her books/series and overall have enjoyed them all. Blaze in the first book in her Blaze series and I have to say this is probably one of my least favorite of her books.

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
Dahlia (yadkny)
Jul 08, 2012 Dahlia (yadkny) rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Erotic Romance Lovers
Home is where the heart is and in Jasmine's case two men hold hers.

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
Alex is The Romance Fox
I more than love ménage stories and having read other books by this author, which I really enjoyed, was really looking forward to reading this book.

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
Eternal-Love78 Michelle Rossi's Reviews
Playing with Fire Never Burned So Darn Good!!

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
Kathy Davie
First in the Brazen erotic romance series set in Texas. The couple, er, threesome focus is on Jasmine Quinn and Zane and Seth Morgan on the Sweetwater Ranch.


My Take
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
Chris
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Erica
I really, really liked this one. This is my second Maya Banks read (first being Colters' Woman) and I really need to read more. This is a very, VERY different menage book than I am used to reading. For a fresh change, the GIRL is the one insisting on the menage...and the guys are not wanting to share, even though they have shared women before as "kink" (their words, not mine). One of the more realistic menage books that I have read...I've always had an issue with the ones where the guys just sha...more
Jenn Scranton
Totally different than a normal Maya Banks! I won't say it was her best book, but to be fair this was much earlier in her career. She has definitely grown as a writer. But seriously, this was a different ball game!
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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
Heather in FL
Somewhere near a 3-1/2 for me. It was OK but not great. Damn cowboys and their ideas about what's "right". :-) Half this book was the boys fighting their feelings for Jasmine. And Jasmine making it really hard (figuratively and literally) for them to resist her. I have to give her credit for knowing what she wanted and going for it. I felt bad for her that she kept getting shut down by both boys out of some protective instinct. They weren't what she needed. They said. And then once Zane accepted...more
Darcy
I was surprised by how much I liked this book, and the main reason was Jasmine. I can see where she would end up being attracted to both guys and how that would throw her. I liked that in order to not hurt either one she was the one to leave.

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
Tawnya
Brazen is an excellent book, although a tear jerker (at least for me) in a couple of sections. It is also the first menage book I've read that the woman had to do all the convincing, which made it quite unique. Maya Banks has an excellent writing style and I not only recommend this but all of her books.
Amy
I think one of the main things I got out of this book is family is not who you were born with, but who you make it. I enjoyed Jaz, Seth and Zane story. I wish we had gotten a little more of their story once Jaz came to live with them as I felt the relationship part seemed a bit rushed. But it was good and I could feel the emotions and turmoil they all went through.
Lisa ~ Books Are My Drugs ~
Not my favorite Maya Banks, but not the worst book I've ever read either.

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
Amanda Sheila
Well well. :))))) *smirks*

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
Crazy4more
3.75-4 stars

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
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