Books from the Backlog: Breathless Series by Maya Banks

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf or e-reader unread. If you would like to join in, please feel free to enter your link at Carole’s Random Life in Books, then spend some time visiting some of the other posts.

This week's neglected books:

Fever (Breathless #2) by Maya Banks
Paperback, 416 pages
Published April 2nd, 2013 by Berkley

Jace Crestwell, Ash McIntyre, and Gabe Hamilton have been best friends and successful business partners for years. They’re powerful, they’re imposing, they’re irresistibly sexy, and Jace and Ash share everything—including their women.

When they meet Bethany, Jace begins to feel things he’s never experienced before: jealousy, and a powerful obsession that threatens him, overwhelms him—and excites him beyond control.

Jace isn’t sharing Bethany—with anyone. He’s determined to be the only man in her life, and it’s jeopardizing a lifelong friendship with Ash. Bethany will be his and his alone. Even if it means turning his back on his best friend.

Burn (Breathless #3) by Maya Banks
Paperback, 353 pages
Published August 6th, 2013 by Berkley

When it comes to sex, Ash McIntyre has always explored his wilder side — extreme and uncompromising. He demands control. And he prefers women who want it like that. Even the women he’s shared with his best friend, Jace.

But Jace is involved with a woman he has no intention of sharing. And now even Gabe has settled into a relationship with a woman who gives him everything he needs, leaving Ash feeling restless and unfulfilled.

Then Ash meets Josie, who seems immune to his charms and his wealth. Intrigued, he begins a relentless pursuit, determined she won’t be the one who got away. He never imagined the one woman to tell him no would be the only woman who’d ever drive him to the edge of desire.

Why did I add the Breathless Series to my bookshelf?

In 2013 I read the first book, Rush, and really enjoyed it. Later the following year, I was browsing a used book store and there sitting on the shelf was all three books for cheap and in great condition. Of course, I had to purchase all three. Since the books can be read as stand-alone I really didn’t have to read the first book again and that lead me to putting off books two and three. I honestly think that “Jace and Ash share everything—including their women” was another reason for putting off book two, that’s just yucky.

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 will love.

Since purchasing this series, I have also added two other series by Maya Banks to my shelf. Those I’ll save for another time.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book or any books by Maya Banks? 


  1. You got a good deal on those books. Hope you soon have the desire to read and enjoy them!

    1. It is difficult to pass up good book deals. Thanks Catherine.

  2. I'm pretty sure I have both of these in my tbr pile as well. I read Rush and despised the hero. Him calling her "little baggage" grated on my last nerve, lol. I hope you enjoy these when you get to them. I'm a little scared to try another.

    1. I don't remember 'little baggage' it's been so long since I read it. If you do end up reading them, hopefully they'll be much better then Rush.

  3. Haha! I've done this. Had a great find and then let it sit. It's good that you already know you liked the first book. I don't like the 'sharing' thing, either. Maybe they split up for the next book.

    1. I'm so excited to find them, that I think I'm going read the books when I get home. It never works out like I plan. Happy to see many other do the same.

  4. I don't think I have read this author before. I do have to say that the book's description kind of puts me off as well. Since you liked the first book, chances are that these will be just as good. I hope you enjoy them!

    1. I do hope I enjoy them when I get a chance to read them. If not, they will be donated.