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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  26,142 ratings  ·  1,578 reviews
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
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Paperback, 353 pages
Published August 6th 2013 by Berkley (first published January 1st 2013)
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Kristen (Peddler of Smut)

Swept Away By Romance's Joint Review for BURN

Kristen – 3 1/2 Stars
Steffi – 4 Stars
Crista – 4 1/2 Stars


What worked:

Kristen: I really enjoyed the love-at-first-sight dynamic between Ash and Josie. Very few authors can write this type of setup and make me a believer but Maya Banks always does. Both Ash and Josie were fun characters to get to know and the chemistry between them was blazing HOT! What I especially appreciated was the fewer quantity of sex scenes. Unlike the last two books in the se
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Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
2.5 disappointing stars

I so so wanted to like this book. And it wasn't bad - it just wasn't anything.

We start again with the insta-relationship. While Ash and Josie hold off on the "I love
You's" for a short while - we seriously go first meeting (which leads to the apparently inevitable stalking of the heroine) to first date, to moving in together in the first week (and they didn't even see each other in the week between the first date and the moving in talk).

It felt more than a little like a r
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Vina
Am I feeling the "Burn" ??



I always wanted to know more about Ash since his appearance in Rush as the mysterious 3rd business partner and then in Fever where you learn a bit more about the interesting connection Ash has with his best friend, Jace. But by the end I was like :



The beginning of the book I just felt like Ash and Josie kept having the same conversation of what he expected from her but not what she expected from him. I just kept thinking the relationship was kinda dull. In all of these
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Nicky
This book is unreadable it is so bad. I rarely don't finish a book, but I got through 35% and could take no more. What happened to this series?? Rush was SO GOOD. Gabe Hamilton was smart and sexy. Jace in Book 2 was ridiculous. He couldn't speak a full sentence to save is life and the whole concept about falling in love with a homeless girl after 30 minutes was absurd. I had hoped that Fever was the exception in the trilogy in that it was so bad, but unfortunately that was not the case. Rush was ...more
Sammy☆Smitten With Book Heroes☆彡
DNF @ 51%

As much as I liked the first two books in this series, this book just isn't working for me.

First off, I LOVED Ash in the first two books! He was charming, playful, easy going, and was my favorite of the three guys in this series. Unfortunately, he's like a completely different character in Burn. I didn't see any of the charm or playfulness that I came to love in Rush and Fever.

Secondly, the insta love and the fact that Ash and Josie's relationship is moving at lightning speed is not w
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Erlynn (BooksHugBack)
If you were looking for the third in Maya Banks' 'Breathless' series to be the steamiest of the three you will be disappointed, I sure was. 'Rush' the story of Gabe and Mia was the classic 'Beauty and the Beast' story with an erotic flair not for the faint of heart. The second novel 'Fever', had Jace turning away from his threesome ways with best friend Ash to settle down with a 'Cinderella' Bethany. I was sure Ash was the most deviant of the three and was interested to know the fairy-tale story ...more
michelle
I was expecting so much from this book! Ash seemed like such a cool character, and to be honest I was hoping they'd keep his laid-back personality because I feel like that's such a foil to his business man persona. It would have made him different from the other two...instead all three men were basically the same. Which made me feel like this book was just a different love story with the same man.

In other words I got bored. I even started to scan through the love scenes because there was nothin
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Bookish Temptations
Although I was sure I’d enjoy the last book in the Breathless trilogy ‘Burn‘ by Maya Banks, I didn’t think it could top book two for me. Yeah…well I was wrong. ‘Burn’ is my favorite of the three and Ash McIntrye is the biggest reason why. In the first two books Ash comes off as a little bit too laid back for my taste. I like my literary men to be complex and to have a certain intensity about them. Well…in his own story he is that and more. He’s proven to be a loyal and fierce friend to Gabe and ...more
Lindsey
I hate this entire series. No offense. I bought the second one at the airport while I was in between connecting flights, and I bought this third one at a used bookstore because I couldn't find anything else that might tickle my fancy at that moment. I'll just say, these books are very generic, not to mention book 2 and book 3 Jace/Ash are exactly the same person, character and trait-wise. They talk the same. They act the same. They treat their women exactly the same. Nobody uses pronouns. Like f ...more
AprilA
Disappointed... That's my one word review for this one. I loved the first two of this trilogy and I was eagerly awaiting Ash's story because he had so much potential. Jace's story was filled with angst. The whole Cinderella type thing with Bethany. I LOVED it. And while I loved Ash and Josie both and immensely enjoyed the hot sex scenes (Maya Banks can write some steam), I was sorely disappointed by the lack of conflict.

There is absolutely ZERO conflict to these two getting together until 80%.
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Yolanda March
I wasn't really to thrilled on Ashs story! It seem to similar to Jaces story! I would of liked to be more convinced of his dying love! I was not! I still enjoyed all the streamy sex scenes! I just think it is sad I wanted to know more about Brittany and Kai relationships more than the main characters of this book! It was not horrible but not wonderful!!!
Steffi
Swept Away By Romance's Joint Review for BURN

Kristen – 3 1/2 Stars
Steffi – 4 Stars
Crista – 4 1/2 Stars


What worked:

Kristen: I really enjoyed the love-at-first-sight dynamic between Ash and Josie. Very few authors can write this type of setup and make me a believer but Maya Banks always does. Both Ash and Josie were fun characters to get to know and the chemistry between them was blazing HOT! What I especially appreciated was the fewer quantity of sex scenes. Unlike the last two books in the se
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Nikki Brandyberry
I ADORED this book! Of course when I’m talking about Maya Banks, everything is always really good. Ash and Josie together set the page on fire. I loved how Josie spurned the advances Ash kept making towards her. Instead leery because she’s still in a dying relationship when they meet, Josie is determined to not jump from one bad relationship to the next. She ends her relationship with a man who was just playing Dom to her sub but when he attacks her Ash finally steps in and takes the reins…not o ...more
Lynne
It's no secret I'm not a big fan of this series. Book two, in my opinion, was absolutely ridiculous, the premise anyway. The premise of this one was better at least, but still had the same issues I've continued to have with this series: 1) All the men are billionaires, despite not having the job/career to really, in fact, be one. 2) The whole "love at first sight thing" is taken just too far. I get that can happen, sometimes. But, in this series, it happens way too quickly and for seemingly no r ...more
Gabriella ♥ Liam Callahan's girl ♥
Its a really sad thing, when the ONLY book you really loved was the First book of the whole series... :/



Book one Rush was an absolute four star read hence clearly entertaining compared to Fever and Burn which Both sadly earned 2 stars from me.

Fever was sadly rather slow and predictable almost like every other billionaire romance in its gene.I found myself putting the book down way too often than i normally would..which happens very..VERY rarely.

SM Book Obsessions
“If you wore my collar, you’d damn well know you belonged to me,” he growled. “Furthermore, you wouldn’t regret for a moment that you gave yourself wholly to me. If you were in my care, you’d definitely belong to me. There’d be no question.“

That little quote line is dropped 3% into the Burn… it seems when the men in the Breathless series fall for a woman they fall fast and hard and I loved every second of it. My favorite type of Dom is hands down the one who knows what they want and go balls t
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Angela
2.5? 3.5? 4? stars??? IDK
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I'm just gonna come right out and say it... I was pretty disappointed in this book. I was so excited for the final book in the Breathless Trilogy because it was about Ash, who has only made small appearances in the other two. He was who I was looked forward to seeing in the other two books. They constantly were saying how he was the polar opposite of Gabe and Jace... Turns out they were wrong...
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Michele ~ la Smoocherina
I enjoyed the third book in the Breathless Series. I've noticed that they've taken out the "trilogy" after "Breathless", so I'm wondering if there will be more books. I wouldn't mind Caroline or Brittany's stories. :)

I liked Ash and Josie's story. It wasn't very angsty, and they fell into a relationship easily. Of course, there is some conflict, but it doesn't season the entire relationship. I think Ash is one of those men that is a good man in spite of the viper's nest he was raised in. And Jos
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Victoria
I pre-ordered this entire series and eagerly waited to read Ash’s story. Poor Ash…He was feeling pretty lonely after losing his partner and crime (and sex) Jace. I was really hoping Ash would find someone special. I really liked how the story begins, with Ash and Josie meeting in the park. He’s true to character and asks Josie about the collar she is wearing. This kind of conversation might be kind of awkward in real life =) but perfectly works and is true to Ash’s arrogant nature in the book. I ...more
Jacquelyn Ayres
I really wanted to give this a four when I got to the end. However, it didn't earn four stars from me until after I read 70% of it. While the sex scenes were hot as usual, the repetition of the characters thoughts were killing me. All I kept thinking was "Are they ever going to get over this chick's last boyfriend?" I found myself skimming over paragraphs till I got to something that might be more interesting then what I've already read over and over again.

The next thing that bothered me was h
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Michael Dunellen
Note: This one has Spoilers... of a sort. Because if you read the first novel...

Boy meets Girl. Boy decides that the Universe revolves around Girl. Boy decides that he has to hug and squeeze and the name Girl George. Girl says Yes. Either before or after Boy does something really stupid and creates a Secret. Boy and Girl are Happy. Girl goes out for Ladies Night. Boy and Girl are Happy. Girl finds out Secret and leaves Boy. Boy is Sad. Girl is Sad. Eventually Boy and Girl get back together again
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April Mckaskle
Ok...so I am having a very hard time with this review...first I want to say I am a big big BIG Maya Banks fan!!!! I loved the first and second book in this series...and I was so very very excited to read Ash's story...until now...I like his story, but this writing in this book is such a let down...I am not sure what it is, but I feel like most of the sentences in the book are not started with I or You or Josie or Ash...its mostly when Ash is speaking, it makes him sound like he is uneducated or ...more
Brenda
Look at the the cover... I love it.
Well, this was rushed for me. It happened so fast! I didn't feel a thing, to be honest :/
I wanted more of Jace and Bethany. Oh that reminds me that I have to review Fever.
Melissa
If I could give this more stars I would.My kindle was sucked into my face literally.Ash is my new Alpha hot ass crush.....Im hoping for more books that link these characters together. Britney's story perhaps.
Janet Snow
I have enjoyed this whole series. I like Maya Banks as an author. The only draw back, for me personally, is that I am a voracious reader and $12.++ a pop for a book is a lot of money.
✿kawehi.reviews
I SO CANNOT WAIT TO READ THIS BOOK!! I'M OBSESSED WITH THIS SERIES.
figuranta m/m lover
4.5 Stars

Burn is the last book in the Breathless Trilogy by Maya Banks and in my opinion the best book of the series. I loved it.

I have to say that i was very scared to read this book cause i wasn't sure that i would like it. From the first book of this series i knew that Ash it's a very intense guy and i didn't knew how heavy the BDSM would be but my hands down to MB how she created Ash story. He is so sexy, intense, dominant but the most important thing loving. I never thought he would be lik
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Angie Elle
So...I wasn't really feeling 'the Burn.'

This book was a huge disappointment to me. Perhaps it's because after being introduced to Gabe, Jace and Ash, Ash's book was the one I was most looking forward to.

Reading this book was almost like main character deja vu. Ash and Jace were interchangeable for me. After reading Fever and then Burn, I felt like I was getting two different versions for how one man's life could have turned out. There was really nothing to distinguish one from the other.

Though I
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H ∞Δnother book Junkie∞
2.5 disappointing stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance/Erotica/Drama/ Bdsm
Recommended to: 18+
You can read my reviews of the previous books through the links below :
Rush (Breathless #1)

Fever (Breathless #2)


The series follows three billionaires—Gabe Hamilton, Jace Crestwell and Ash McIntyre—who are best friends and business partners. The men dominate both in the boardroom and in the bedroom. Each novel in the trilogy will explore the relationship of one of the men as he discovers the woman he wil
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Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today and international bestselling author of over 50 novels. A wife and mother of three, she lives in Texas.
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Other Books in the Series

Breathless (3 books)
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“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.” 11 likes
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