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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (11,483 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maya Banks Narrator: Adam Paul Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Breathless Trilogy Release Date: February 2013 ISBN: 9781469280240
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Gabe Hamilton knew as soon as he saw Mia Crestwell burst into the ballroom of his hotel's opening gala that he was doomed. The plans he had didn't just happen to involve a beautiful young woman, no, this young woman was also the little sister of his best friend.

Mia, like Gabe had been lusting from afar. In fact, the first time she did was when she was a teenager, and it never mattered to her before that Gabe was fourteen years older. Mia knows that Gabe is out of her league, but she still has pleasures she wants to experience, and time has only strengthened her attraction to Gabe.

Now that she is twenty-four, Mia allows Gabe to draw her down into his dark and erotic world. But there may be a line she has to cross to fulfill Gabes demands. Though he is every bit as powerful and compulsive as she feared he might be, Mia may risk the unthinkable to continue on this journey with such an intense lover.

Maya Banks lives in Texas. She is married with three children and multiple cats. She writes romance novels. Her hobbies are hunting and fishing, along with traveling. She is very grateful to all the enthusiastic and passionate readers of the romance genre who encouraged her to keep writing. She has made it to the USA Today and New York Times bestselling lists, and most of her novels thus far are erotic romances set in Scotland.

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 is vulnerable to a betrayal far more intimate than either expected. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “For an erotic, BDSM book, this one fits the bill.”

    USA Today Happy Ever After blog 

  • “Heated investigative romantic suspense…Intense, transfixing.”

    Midwest Book Review

  • “HOT...and very intense.”

    Guilty Pleasures

  • “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 

  • “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

  • “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.”


  • A New York Times bestseller
  • USA Today bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabrielle Puri | 2/15/2014

    " This is a hard one to review. I liked Christian Grey and Gideon Cross early on in their books, but Gabe Hamilton took me a long time. I'm all for a saucy book, but was this one was a little past my limit ... which I didn't know I had. Will I read the 2nd in the series? Probably! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 2/15/2014

    " Awesome, so many great book out there "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa | 2/13/2014

    " Kept me intrigued and could not put it down. Another erotic trilogy worth reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emma | 2/6/2014

    " If any book shows true emotional abuse in the form of "love story", it is this book. At several parts in the book I wanted to literally grab the author and shake her for what she is portraying as a relationship. Its digusting to think that some women will read this and think that this is what a exciting relationship should be. I am especially disgusted that a female author would write this abusive, manipulative and disturbing book. This is everything that was bad in "50 Shades of Grey" times 100X. The ratings on this book are very misleading, I hope that people read this and realise exactly what this book is saying to impressionable readers, that abuse is ok. IT'S NOT OK. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin09 | 1/30/2014

    " Oh holy Hell. Gabe is HOT HOT HOT. I really enjoyed this story. I love how Gabe had always had a hard on for Mia and then he had to learn how to admit to living her. OMG. A "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Autumn Ainsworth | 1/21/2014

    " Wow. If you liked the books Collide, Fifty Shades, and This Man, then you MUST read this book. April 2nd can't get here soon enough, Fever comes out, and I am beyond excited! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meher Ayesha | 1/13/2014

    " Nice. Engaging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristine | 1/12/2014

    " If I could do hald stars I would. This books was a 3.5 for me, however, I like Maya banks so I gave her the benefit of the doubt and bumped Rush up to 4 stars. I enjoyed Mia but went back and forth about liking Gabe. But in the end I enjoyed their story... Looking forward to the next two! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jocelyn Ulloa | 12/16/2013

    " I enjoyed most of this book some of it was boring "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Qiana | 11/22/2013

    " Can't wait for the next book!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 9/18/2013

    " Wow! I always love reading Maya Banks and this time was no different. I can't wait to read book 2. I will be keeping tabs to see when its released. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine Mellinger | 8/25/2013

    " i love this series can'twait for the next one "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karla | 8/22/2013

    " Too much like 50 Shades...wealthy, older man, young, inexperienced woman, domineering, blah blah. Been there, read that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Missy Roeker | 6/19/2013

    " A little 50-ish, but good story-line!!! On to the 2nd book! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy O'Connor | 5/9/2013

    " Probably 3 & 1/2 stars. Much better than 50 shades. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thea | 4/25/2013

    " I'm pretty sure you can hear my deep siiiiigh a mile away when I realised (view spoiler)[h did not go for the stupid-martyr-I'll-carry-the-world-on-my-shoulder-alone-you-cannot-help-me-even-if-you-can choice. (hide spoiler)] LOVE IT! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnnie-Marie Howard | 3/21/2013

    " wow and wow and one more wow so can't wait to read the second book to find out what happens with Gabe and Mia "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/19/2013


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About the Author
Author Maya Banks

Maya Banks is a #1 USA Today and New York Times bestselling author whose chart toppers have included erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and Scottish historical romances. She is the author of the Breathless Trilogy, the KGI series, the Sweet series, and the Colters’ Legacy novels.

About the Narrator

Adam Paul is a narrator for Brilliance Audio. His narrations include Maya Banks’ Breathless trilogy, among others.