Fever by Maya Banks

Fever (The Breathless Trilogy #2)

Maya Banks

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Fever was… ok and that surprises me. I have always enjoyed Maya Bank’s books and consider her one of my favorite authors. But when I finished this book my first thought was “eh”.  I read it a second time and found a few more things to enjoy about the book. But overall the story was just ok.

Jace sees Bethany at a party and is instantly attracted to her. He wants to pursue her; the only hitch in his plans is that he shares all his women with his best friend Ash. With Bethany, Jace doesn’t want to share, which is a totally new concept for him. In order to get Bethany to spend the night with in Jace reluctantly has Ash join them. After a fulfilling evening, Jace wakes to find Bethany gone from the suite. Jace now scours the NYC to find her. He does and can’t believe what he finds out about her. Jace moves pretty quickly and sets her up in an apartment and has her collared right after that. That is pretty much the entire book in a few sentences (this is pretty much what is printed on the back of the book).

What I did like was Jace and Bethany in bed together. Maya can write a scene that is very steamy! And there are many of them in the book. But I feel that Bethany was just not the right match for Jace, or she could have been if she was a different person (sounds horrible I know, but if you read you will understand). I found her very, very needy. Considering her background I could understand why she was needy…but she just didn’t do it for me. Bethany seemed to take to the BDSM part of their relationship because it provided her with the stability that she needed in her life. I found Jace to be domineering with her to the point of the extreme. He acted like a jerk to Bethany and Ash several times throughout the story.  He needed to be pushed back a little bit and I think if Bethany was a stronger character she could have done that.  I think Bethany could have been a great character if she had risen from her background before she met Jace rather thinking of herself as a better person because she was with him. Maybe I am asking too much, it is fiction after all.  I also felt like this book was a more glamorous version of Colter’s Lady as both Heroines’ in the story have a very similar background.  It felt like the same story just a different place setting.

But like with any story everyone has their own opinion. I am still looking forward to Ash’s book because I do think that Maya is a great author.

Come away with me by Kristen Proby

Come Away With Me

Kristen Proby

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What to do you get when you combine a photographer with a Hollywood actor (who does not like crowds)…a really great book from Kristen Proby. Come Away With Me is the story of Natalie and Luke. What can I say…I fell in love with Luke Williams and Natalie Connor pretty quickly?

I found out about Come Away with Me because I read Fight With Me first, I loved that one so much I had to go back and start the series in order!

Natalie is a photographer, mostly scenic and couples photography (think boudoir)…I loved the fact that she does couples photography. So hot! She is out taking pictures on the beach in Seattle; when she is being yelled at by Luke who thinks she is taking his photo. He is known for his acting in vampire films when he was younger (Ha Ha, I thought that was so funny) and became quite the leading man. Now He prefers living a quitter life free of the public eye. Luke thinks that Natalie is taking pictures of him and demands that she stops. He quickly comes to realize his mistake when he is in none of the photos.

Natalie and Luke’s relationship develops pretty quickly. They have to work through some trust issues and they come out stronger for it.   It’s great to see a nice guy come out on top! The scenes between them are really intense and I so enjoyed them.  Who wouldn’t want to jump in bed with Luke!

The introduction of the Montgomery & William’s family makes for some really funny moments. I think we will see quite a few books with these characters. Which I am very excited about!

Check out Kristen’s website for more info on this great series.

http://www.authorkristenproby.blogspot.com