I was privileged once again to receive an advanced copy of Fever, the second book in The Breathless Trilogy, in exchange for an honest review.
Fever (THE BREATHLESS TRILOGY)focuses on Jace, Mia's older brother. He shares everything with his best friend Ash, especially women. For the first time Jace wants one of their conquests all to himself.
Something happens to Jace when he sees Bethany for the first time, something he has never felt before and he is determined to find out why he has this pull towards her.
Bethany had a rough life on the streets, in and out of foster care homes, then homeless doing anything to survive. The only one she has is her "brother" Jack who has tried to protect her since they were kids. Unfortunately, Jack's own demons and struggles put Bethany's life at risk instead.
Once Jace meets Bethany, he is determined to protect her, cherish her and own her. Unfortunately, the "getting to know you" part of a relationship puts a strain on the couple when trust and anger issues start to surface. And Jack's involvement in Bethany's life proves to make things difficult and dangerous.
My heart ached for Bethany and the hardships she faced throughout her life. And the same for Jace: watching him try so hard to control his overwhelming feelings for Bethany and not screw the first real relationship he ever had. There were many times I wanted to scream at him for his lack of trust and then hug him for being so amazing.
It was a pleasant surprise that the storyline took on a different path than the first book. It wasn't the same story with different characters like other series I have read. Of course there were similarities, but Fever takes you on a suspenseful and emotional journey very different from Rush (THE BREATHLESS TRILOGY). You have no idea what to expect from chapter to chapter. I was on the edge of my seat (or bed) for most of the story. Once I felt comfortable and secure that all was good and happy, I was thrown back into a state of worry and panic. At one point, I had to take a breather and walk away so I could mentally prepare for what was about to happen. And that wasn't even at the worst part. I was caught off guard when....... Nope sorry, not going to spoil it ;)
As I have come to expect from Maya Banks, her books are STEAMY!! Even after all the books I have read recently, she has the ability to surprise me, (ahem) educate me and make me blush! Whew! Rush and Fever are like the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy on steroids! Seriously HOT!!
The third and final book in the series, Burn (THE BREATHLESS TRILOGY), is set to release in August. Ahhh!!!!! I don't know if I can wait that long! Especially, since I think Ash's story is going to be my favorite. I have been kind of falling for him since book one. You know what they say, always save the best for last!